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4.2
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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann
178 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is very respected--my team management pushes us to take at least four weeks a year off(in 28 reviews)

  • "Nice office, great location, free food(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains - too much tribal knowledge means it can take awhile to feel up-to-speed(in 15 reviews)

  • "The company is growing now and isn't as small as it was during my internship(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with an inspirational mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - User (pinner) first mentality in walk and talk - Conservative and thoughtful decision making vs typical cavalier silicon valley companies - Grounded founders - Mission of bringing Inspiration to everyone

    Cons

    - Sometimes slow to move

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and put Pinners always first

    Pinterest2019-04-08
  2. "Great people, great culture, working on a product to bring people inspiration"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Yahoo!, Google (YouTube), Twitter, Facebook and now Pinterest and while they all have great cultures and people Pinterest has really stood out in those dimensions and its nice to work on a product that people love without all the issues of social platforms right now.

    Cons

    OK Google and Facebook had nicer gyms and more food options

    Pinterest2019-04-05
  3. "The Best Work Culture in the Tech Industry"

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    Current Employee - Physical Security Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing leadership who are fully committed to building an iconic brand and product. Employees are actively engaged in maintaining our work culture based on our values and inclusion and diversity.

    Cons

    We're still a growing company trying mature while still maintaining the culture that makes us unique. That makes policy making tough.

    Pinterest2019-04-03

    Pinterest Response

    April 4, 2019People Team

    You and I share the feeling that Pinterest has an incredible work culture. Like you, I was struck when I arrived by how front and center our values are to our daily work, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a big part of what compelled me as well. As we grow, we strive ...

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  4. "A solid place to make a name for yourself"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of low-hanging fruit and interesting technical work--easy for someone new to make high impact Work life balance is very respected--my team management pushes us to take at least four weeks a year off Coworkers are smart and kind

    Cons

    On-call can be really rough, especially for people on understaffed teams Everything moves really fast, projects change direction quickly, and it can take time to adjust to that Wish the food was healthier

    Pinterest2019-03-26

    Pinterest Response

    April 4, 2019People Team

    Even with our rigorous pace, I’m so pleased that you find your work at Pinterest impactful and technically interesting. We hear over and over again that the people are what make Pinterest truly special. In my experience so far as well, I must say I agree. Thanks for your feedback, ...

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Sink or Swim"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great company mission, approachable leadership, solid perks and for the most part a friendly office

    Cons

    Very sink or swim environment, managers within sales are more sales drivers than people developers and it's apparent in their approach to managing

    Pinterest2019-03-27

    Pinterest Response

    April 4, 2019People Team

    I’m glad you felt connected to the company mission. Bringing everyone the inspiration to create a life they love is motivating for so many of us. Support for employees at Pinterest is as well, so it saddens me that you didn’t get what you needed from your manager. Your point of ...

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  6. "Exciting, Engaging Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Pinterest hires really smart, talented people who have wide experience but are also humble and like to celebrate wins. Pinners really love the product which actually does motivate you to work hard, it's nice to work on a product that is so well liked by users. Great benefits, especially for parents/people looking to start a family. Food is fantastic and you'll get 2-3 meals/day if you don't cook much at home,...

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    Cons

    There's a lot of growth and much going on so you can have a lot of impact but you have to be able to adapt quickly to change.

    Pinterest2019-03-21

    Pinterest Response

    April 4, 2019People Team

    You’ve given us feedback we hear often- that the people here are one of a kind. As a values-driven company, it’s great to know that you connect to Pinterest’s mission: to bring everyone inspiration to create a life they love. Our benefits are a reflection of those values for all ...

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  7. "Not bad"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pinterest full-time

      Pros

      Pretty nice people and nice environment

      Cons

      Sometimes you can feel the disconnect

      Pinterest2019-04-03

      Pinterest Response

      April 4, 2019People Team

      Thanks for your feedback!

    • "Incredible mission, a team that cares and an opportunity to make a real difference."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pinterest

      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to make a positive difference. The people are incredibly talented. The chance to grow is limitless.

      Cons

      There’s a lot to do, time flies... but you can make an impact if you focus on the right things!

      Advice to Management

      Be really clear about our priorities. Focus on cross team collaboration.

      Pinterest2019-03-20

      Pinterest Response

      April 4, 2019People Team

      You’ve hit the nail on the head with what I love about Pinterest as well - the people and the opportunity to grow make a difference! Pinterest is such an exciting place to be right now. Our size offers the unique opportunity to make a huge impact with the benefit of strong foundation ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Great place to rest & vest"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Pinterest full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Nice office, great location, free food.

        Cons

        Very political place with a lot of churn and no respect for high performers. Top management is trying to be very nice and it leads to no accountability and many broken promises. Don't believe anything your recruiters will tell you.

        Pinterest2019-03-23

        Pinterest Response

        April 4, 2019People Team

        I’m sorry to hear what you encountered while working at Pinterest. We are certainly committed to representing real-life at Pinterest to our candidates, and enabling our teams to do their best work while they are with us. We are very focused on bringing our new values to life over ...

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      • Helpful (23)

        "Institutionalized Workplace Bullying & Gender Inequality"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        - Great benefits - Met some of the nicest, most intelligent people outside my team - knit con!

        Cons

        For a company that champions it’s efforts to make the workplace a fair and pleasant environment for everyone, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Workplace bullying is essentially institutionalized here, where senior leaders continue to turn a blind eye at mid-level managers, who are some of the most inexperienced, abusive managers I’ve ever come across in my career. Fear of retaliation is a genuine concern here as...

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        Advice to Management

        Despite the patterns of abuse, the massive turnover within the same teams (with those exiting complaining about the same leaders)... PLEASE stop turning a blind eye and break the cycles of abuse. PLEASE also recognize when workplace bullying is institutionalized - often times, there’s a boys club at the top and they continue to protect each other.

        Pinterest2019-03-07

        Pinterest Response

        March 17, 2019People Team

        I've only been here for a few weeks and I agree some of the nicest, most intelligent people work at Pinterest. However, I am very concerned to hear about your experience, your fear of retaliation, and want to help. I want to be very clear- we will not tolerate retaliation, and are ...

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