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Evernote Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  • Growing pains are definitely happening right now, but this is all part of growth as a company (in 10 reviews)

  • High turnover recently due to our changing needs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic team, brilliant people, awesome culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting problems to work on with extremely smart and committed people who are having a great time doing it. The perks are also not to be beat if you're into that kind of thing - the best free lunches in the valley (sushi every Wednesday from the ex-owner of the best sushi restaurant in the valley), unlimited vacation time, a travel bonus to make sure you actually take some of that vacation, etc.

    Cons

    It's not a 40 hour workweek, if that's what you're looking for.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best. Workplace. Ever."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Evernote's culture is stellar. I come in to work every day and interact with with most of our departments and C-level managers without any drama or red tape. The company is starting to grow beyond the bounds of a normal "start-up" but still refuses to grow up in that sense (in a good way)!

    Cons

    Nothing obvious comes to mind

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Premier startup with stability, growth and AMAZING work environment!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Environment is focused. This is not a "fraternity-like" startup - there is an immense passion for the product and a certain professionalism that is refreshing in the bay area
    - Brand new office building with all the bells and whistles
    - Perks are thoughtful and progressive - housecleaning, Nissan Leaf program, shuttles, gym, bootcamps, yoga, massage, lunch, snacks/drinks, etc., list goes on an on...
    - Visibility is high and communication with executives is welcomed
    - Lots of cross-platform and collaboration

    Cons

    I have yet to see a con in working at Evernote - it is truly an amazing company with a great vision.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    • Lots of smart, motivated and fun people.
    • The CEO does a fantastic job of keep employees apprised of important developments, explaining his vision and communicating what it takes for employees to succeed.
    • Very collaborative culture and politics are kept to a minimum.
    • Top management is down to earth and accessible.
    • Fantastic modern new office building and convenient perks.
    • Working on products that are highly regarded by the media, top ranked in App Stores and have won prestigious awards such as Apple Design, Webby and Crunchy Awards.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is a con, but you won't last long if you're performance is mediocre.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "You come for the perks, you stay for the people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Everyone is at the top of their game and there is very little dead weight.

    -Teams try to stay small and hire super productive people rather than building large teams to handle increased workloads.

    -The CEO is actively focused on maintaining company culture and is dedicated to perserving the startup feel to the company.

    -Upper management will listen to you and doesn't look down on anyone just because of rank. Interns get the same treatment as senior employees when it comes to senior management.

    -Tons of snacks, Lunch is provided every day, and IT will get you anything you need if you ask them.

    Cons

    Not so much of a con as much as a heads up, there is no straight forward path into the deep end. The company doesn't ween you into your duties. There is very little training involved and you're generally chucked into the deep end and expected to get as for help as you need it. To counter this, they don't really have the expectation that you're going to be swimming from day one, but they at least expect you to keep your head above the water. So don't expect a lot of hand holding if you come here.

    Advice to Management

    I share my advice to them directly, they tend to be pretty open to it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solving interesting problems, growing fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Transparent management
    Really interesting work to do
    Smart people to work with
    Great perks

    Cons

    A tinge of nepotism (but man are the founding families smart)


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-paced, interesting, fun place to work with intelligent people and strong leadership."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The products they build are truly impactful.
    - You will be heard. Good ideas are heard from everyone from management to interns.
    - Management cares about you as a human.
    - Great food.
    - Brilliant people.
    - They hate useless meetings.
    - Lots of extracurriculars.

    Cons

    - You are always expected to do great work. Not a place to coast.
    - The office isn't in San Francisco.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience at Evernote"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people and high energy

    Cons

    None in particular as of now.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "great expierience"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    smart people, good life work balance, cool benefits like electric cars

    Cons

    not something that I can think of right now

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Incredible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Evernote is the unique opportunity to build products with a team of people driven to make are users smarter and better at whatever they want to do.

    The company is small enough that each person has the ability to contribute meaningfully. You work with amazing, intelligent, enthusiastic coworkers every day and have the chance to have a huge impact on the product and the business in a positive way.

    The pay is good and the benefits are great. It's an open company and culture so you know a lot about what's going on and feel very involved. It's easy to get pulled into high impact projects if you're smart and have shown you like to work hard.

    The leadership team has a lot of trust in one another after working together for years, which keeps the politics and bullsh*t to a minimum. The CTO is one of the smartest people I've ever spoken with and also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, and the CEO is a visionary. Several times I've walked away from conversations with him shaking my head like, "this guy doesn't know what he's talking about," only to be proven wrong a year later at the enormous success of something that initially sounded unachievable.

    Most importantly I genuinely like and respect the people I get to work with, a lot of whom have become close friends. It's a treat going into work and getting stuff done with people you'd choose to hang out with even when it's not Weds evening and you're trying to get a web release out the door.

    Cons

    After a couple months of awesome lunches you end of saying douchey things like, didn't we just have Tacolicious two weeks ago?


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