Evernote Reviews

Updated Dec 28, 2020

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4.3
81%
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89%
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Evernote CEO Ian Small
Ian Small
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "For the most part, good work/life balance for a startup(in 17 reviews)

  • "Leadership Team is very transparent and makes an effort to listen to every idea/ suggestion(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains like most other startup-type organizations(in 9 reviews)

  • "The upper management (board, C-level) neglects the fundamentals of running an application-based business; having a solid application(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19

    "Strong, Thoughtful Leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Top notch benefits, and people; leadership is exceptionally transparent and bi-weekly all hands makes that transparency timely; a lot of reason to be excited with upcoming product releases and internal buzz; company is small enough where you can have your hands in as many buckets as you can handle allowing for growth, but there is still a ton of schedule flexibility; response to COVID and 2020 have been admirable

    Cons

    as a small company, there can be pains when you look for someone else to lead something and realize that you are now that person; as Evernote has been rebuilding the past couple of years, it can be easy to get lost in the monotony and feel like the product improvements that are on the train are still far away

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  2. "Fantastic place to work! Highly recommend."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer, IOS 

    I worked at Evernote full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people. High-impact work. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't as high as other companies.


  3. COVID-19

    "Bay Area Company That’s Not Completely in the Bay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Fantastic People - both in talent and personal quality. 2. Challenging - big enough reach where the problems are meaningful. 3. Opportunity - people move up and are rewarded and recognized. 4. Benefits and Perks - the list was better than any company in my area and keeps growing, even during COVID. 5. Compensation - have not found a company in my area that comes close.

    Cons

    None - it is the best company I have ever worked for.

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  4. "Balanced and thoughtful Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santiago
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best benefits package in the country

    Cons

    Have not found any yet

  5. "Notable memories"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evernote full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I observed Evernote's early growth within the company. It was a great experience for me. Working with talented people has helped me grow tremendously.

    Cons

    However, many great employees have left since the CEO change. I'm worried that I can keep Evernote's great culture. However, I am still a fan of Evernote and always support Evernote's further growth.

  6. "Great culture and coworkers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Flexible working hours -Good benefits -Fun company activities

    Cons

    None cons at this point

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  7. COVID-19

    "A true gem of company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great culture, there are lot of opportunities to learn and try new things - Exciting product with a vibrant community, you have a rare and very real chance to work on screens millions of users see every day and have an impact of their lives - Design team is great, it has a good balance of backgrounds and seniority levels that makes discussions productive and projects rewarding - Consistent and thoughtful leadership team, they'll learn your name and will be available for guidance and support - Good benefits, some of them totally unexpected Change of policies in response to COVID and other disturbing challenges of 2020 has been admirable.

    Cons

    - 401k contributions could be more generous. - Can't think of anything else.

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  8. "Trust in CEO but accountability among other leaders questionable"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    - great benefits - paid healthcare, wellness stipend, 401k contribution - awesome teams of people - most everyone gets along/can help each other when needed - transparent/upfront CEO who cares about people and the company

    Cons

    - upper management is not held accountable - titles are arbitrary in most cases - confusing and non-sensical org structures that go unchanged to protect feelings

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  9. "Great company to work for and to grow with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, innovative teams, cross functional growth opportunities, outstanding benefits, transparent leadership team

    Cons

    In the past some leadership decision from the former CEO seemed not to be well thought out.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership team is very transparent with the company's direction, user privacy is coveted, great environment to learn from peers

    Cons

    Occasionally deadlines/timelines aren't chosen appropriately and another team might have to rush some work only to find out the team that set the original deadline pushed it back, let's share the info others use to prioritize a little bit better!

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