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- "nice people to work with!" (in 28 reviews)
- "The culture is great." (in 19 reviews)
- "I feel lucky to work with such an intelligent and thoughtful team." (in 13 reviews)
- "Benefits are amazing, we get free snacks, meals, and outings every month." (in 11 reviews)
- "Creative and driven leadership" (in 11 reviews)
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- 5.0Oct 13, 2023People TeamCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
- Transparency: Leadership is very open about business performance and financials - People & Culture: Intentional recruiting focused on hiring mission-driven and values-aligned colleagues - In-Office Culture: Beautiful office space and great surprise and delight moments to encourage in-person collaboration and camaraderie
Change is the only constant - frequent shifts to business objectives and goals every fiscal period
- 5.0Sep 1, 2023People TeamCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
I feel lucky to work with such an intelligent and thoughtful team. Notion does a great job of hiring stellar people that I get to learn from every day. It's not an easy job, it's challenging in the best way and has a LOT of opportunities to learn, build, and think outside the box. Sometimes that means building the tracks and driving the train at the same time, which can be stressful in the moment but often lead to something I feel proud of. With the hard work, comes high reward. The work I do feels fulfilling and motivating and I can't say that about most places I've been. I genuinely love the product so what we're doing is very exciting. There are also so many moments to connect with colleagues - whether it's in the kitchen hovered around the pastries that just arrived, during an office happy hour, or an offsite - Notion is a place I feel connected, cared for, and content.
Notion is not the right place for you if you're looking for a low key job where not much is expected of you. People here work hard and fast and have the ability to make an impact. It will also not be a good fit for someone who prefers to work remotely. You're expected to be physically in the office at least 2x a week (there is flexibility to work remotely occasionally, but we're generally in office on anchor days).3Notion Labs Response2mo
Thank you for this wonderful review! It's amazing to hear that your work is fulfilling and motivating. And we agree on the magic of in-person collaboration :)
- 5.0Sep 26, 2023Account ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Notion undeniably stands out as one of the most nurturing and supportive workplaces I have had the privilege of being a part of. The organization's unwavering commitment to its employees' growth and professional development is truly commendable. What distinguishes my experience at Notion is the evident sense of genuine concern for our well-being and a steadfast dedication to fostering our success. The second notable mention with Notion lies their overarching mission. The company's profound aspiration revolves around the democratization of toolmaking (to make toolmaking ubiqutious), aiming to empower individuals from diverse technical and non-technical backgrounds to construct the tools essential for their daily pursuits. This mission underscores Notion's genuine commitment to enhancing the lives of its users by providing them with the means to create the solutions they require, thereby exemplifying the company's dedication to innovation and empowerment.
I wouldn't assert that there are any notable drawbacks. If I were to highlight any considerations, it would primarily revolve around the fact that, given Notion's ongoing evolution as a company, certain gaps may arise. However, it's important to note that these are not exclusive to startups and are part of the natural growth process.2Notion Labs Response2mo
This is so lovely to hear! Thank you for sharing your experience here. We are actively investing in learning and development here to make sure our employees continue to grow and succeed!
- 5.0Aug 23, 2023People Team MemberCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
The work is interesting, but more importantly, I have never been micromanaged. I can work on complex problems with the space and room to fail without stress or worry about job security. Notion's culture is enjoyable; the people are kind and wildly intelligent. I have continued to grow and get better at my craft over the years because of the positive environment we are in. We are a hybrid company, and I choose to go in 3 days a week (2 is minimum) and I love it. The space is conducive with getting meaningful work done.
If you are "exceeding expectations," you will get more work and responsibility (nothing abnormal there), but unfortunately, the pay does not always match the extra work you are doing. It would be great to have spot bonuses or some sort of financial incentive if you are consistently going above and beyond. We work hard and a lot, and work on large special projects where sometimes a pat on the back is not enough to recognize your work.1
- 5.0Jul 12, 2023FinanceCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
This is my third start-up. Comparing to the previous companies I worked at, Notion is more transparent. There are much more frequent all-hands meetings (monthly vs. quarterly in my previous experience). There is daily ARR metrics published internally to the entire company. You are always updated with the current status of the company. Notion is also a community that's much more willing to share. Speaking of the life story sessions every Friday, those are quite unique in a professional setting. I enjoyed working here partly because of the life stories. You hear from different people about their experience and genuine thoughts. I think Notion employees are super high caliber. I worked at other big names in the silicon valley. The people here are more outstanding. Before I first took this job, I looked at least 50 people's LinkedIn profile and was impressed by their background. I thought if these people are willing to leave google, airbnb, slack, etc and join Notion, there must be reasons. I think the founders' are a good team that complement each other. I tend to think that founders that focus on product (rather than sales and marketing) make a better company. And that's Notion. Notion takes good care of employees. Ask Notinos about the company retreat trips :) Ivan is genuine, attentive, fast learning and focused. I think that's basically what makes a good startup CEO.
Notion is in a very competitive space. For any companies to win, you need to be focused, fast, and agile. There are still things to be proved.
- 5.0Sep 14, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
- Work on a product that I love using (and has a lot of user love and engagement) - People are extremely fun and smart - In-office culture is a plus (for me) and I love coming in to work every day - Problems are interesting and challenging both from a product and technical level - I have a lot of faith in management that we'll continue to be successful - Amazing perks and benefits. Constantly activities going on and free food to take home from the office!
- It can be a chaotic place to work at times, we are "truthseekers" which means that you may have to deal with a lot of feedback on product or churn on your designs or feature - Had some recent staff churn. Ivan is a very engaged CEO but he cares a ton about the details and the product. It can burn some people out around him, but he's the most talented and caring CEO I've ever worked with.1Notion Labs Response2mo
Thanks for sharing your review! We take pride in our in-office culture and believe that in-person collaboration is so important.
- 5.0Oct 6, 2023Growth ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
• Outstanding people -- bar for talent is high. People are incredibly talented, interesting, and nice to work with • Great culture -- the NY office is fantastic. Good benefits • Unique product and community -- it's special being a part of building a product that you (and most people) love • We use Notion to work -- that greatly enhances the employee experience
• We're in a "weird spot" size-wise -- we're at that point we sometimes operate as a nimble startup, and sometimes as a large established company. Believe this is natural for company at the growth stage Notion is in • Career growth happens, but it's slower than at other places I've worked at previouslyNotion Labs Response2mo
Thanks for writing a review! So happy to hear you love the people, product, and culture.
- 5.0Sep 6, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
· I feel lucky to work with a team that is genuinely passionate about what we're building. · The people I work with equally challenge and cheerlead me. There is a culture of wanting to support each other in doing our best work. Everyone is incredibly kind, low-ego and smart. · Leadership is transparent. Change is constant but I appreciate that I always feel informed and understand "the why" behind company decisions/goals. · We are a growing company who grows responsibly! I'm grateful to be at a company with healthy financials who approaches growth intentionally. · Our offices are beautiful places to work and our environment team goes above and beyond in making it a place we want to come to.
We're still a start-up and with that means things can change quickly. I don't mind this (I think adaptability will ultimately make us successful in the end), but Notion wouldn't be the best place for someone who enjoys the pace and structure of a big company.Notion Labs Response2mo
Thanks for sharing your experience! So happy to hear you feel supported at Notion.
- 5.0Oct 11, 2023MarketingCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
-Satisfying company, product and work culture -An empathic and thoughtful leadership team that cares about employees -Big focus on creativity and pace-setting -Attracts bright minds and top talent from diverse backgrounds -Respectful colleagues and overall awesome place to learn -Dog-friendly office and an amazing Environment team that makes being at work so enjoyable
-It is an early-stage company, so some roles aren't clearly defined -A lot of processes need to be built (but on the + side, you can build them) -Startup culture means things can change at the drop of a dime; it requires flexibility and nimblenessNotion Labs Response2mo
Thanks for writing a review! Glad to hear you are enjoying your colleagues and the office culture :)
- 5.0Oct 6, 2023Engineering ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
* Notion is pace setting in the industry. I have not seen many companies good at WLB but also moving fast with a small team. * Competitive pay in compare to the industry (especially these days) * Promising growth * But MOST importantly, great people here
* Some attrition recently in management. But also some new high tech ICs joined which is good1Notion Labs Response2mo
Thanks for your feedback! We also think we have great people here :)
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Notion Labs has an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5, based on over 164 reviews left anonymously by employees. 96% of employees would recommend working at Notion Labs to a friend and 95% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.
96% of Notion Labs employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Notion Labs 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.8 for culture and values and 4.6 for career opportunities.