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Pinterest Reviews

Updated 16 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is whatever you want it to be" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Facility is very nice, clean, with lots of stuff stocked for snacks, free food, etc" (in 9 reviews)

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

  • "There are always growing pains but nothing out of the ordinary" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Machine learning engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Learning Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Learning Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks
    Free food
    Impact of work
    Friendly people
    Good manager

    Cons

    Food can be improved despite free
    No other issues

    Advice to Management

    We need to move faster


  2. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinterest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - engineers are intelligent, helpful, collaborative and friendly
    - tons of interesting problems to work on
    - strong social culture at work
    - clearly defined product, vision, and plan of execution
    - C-Suite is approachable
    - Knit Con is amazing!!

    Cons

    - team personalities wildly vary, so YMMV

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't Be Happier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest and kindest people I've ever worked with; Best leadership I've ever worked with; a mission that you can truly feel good about; a brand and product that is loved; a flexible work environment, but one where everyone is engaged and committed to doing a great job, an exciting future; a place that truly cares about inclusion

    Cons

    Frequent changes to our strategy and organization... which is normal for a company at our stage and can present good opportunities, but does require a mindset that is accepting and able to adapt/change

    Advice to Management

    Continue your amazing transparency and keep doing the right thing even when its hard. I respect our leadership because I truly believe they are great people; don't ever let that change


  4. "Great Place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, the product is great.

    Cons

    Uncertainty in future user growth, but trajectory seems positive


  5. "Product Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Analyst
    Current Employee - Product Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, Smart people and nice perks

    Cons

    Pains of growing fast
    no 401K matching


  6. "A great company but needs some focus and stability"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinterest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of emphasis on career development and training, typical tech company perks, opportunities to grow in your role if you put in the work

    Cons

    Constant churn in top leadership, needs focus with product vision, work/life balance varies from team to team and time of year (some times its great, some times not so much)


  7. "The Best Place I've Worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    - Founders are incredibly inspiring
    - Employees are actually kind, thoughtful humans with integrity
    - A mission that's worth getting behind
    - Challenging work
    - Great perks
    - Good culture

    Cons

    - Sometimes too frequent shifts in product strategy

  8. "Creativity and Ownership at Pinterest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The product and the culture go hand in hand; Pinterest inspires creativity and exploration, both inside and outside of the office.
    - Authenticity and lack of ego amongst employees
    - Fast paced, but Pinterest encourages you to cultivate ownership over your work.

    Cons

    Like any startup, there are growing pains, which is to be expected.


  9. "Salesforce Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and clear leadership.

    Cons

    Food is okay with its own good and not so good days


  10. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, creative and inspiring work environment

    Cons

    Fast pace work environment

    Advice to Management

    continue to share our mission and values and we grow