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Pinterest Reviews

Updated 8 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is whatever you want it to be" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Flexible PTO, and great perks (our chefs randomly leave treats like creme brulee and smoothies around the office)" (in 8 reviews)

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

  • "Growing pains of getting bigger" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really wanna work at this environment to increase my skillset

    Cons

    not able to work overseas


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great enviorment, exclennent planning, cool snacks

    Cons

    Commission based, but other than that no real cons to this company if that is even one.

  3. "Just Join a week"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    heard from friends that overall benefit is good

    Cons

    I do not find anything yet


  4. "Janitor"

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    Current Employee - Janitor in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Janitor in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like how it is fast paced everyone is helpful . It's a good job to have and to move up in .

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for this job I love this job

    Advice to Management

    I like my boss he is fair and cool.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good place for mid career engineers"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great overall culture, small enough to build strong coworker communities and rethink fundamental systems, big enough to have the volume and resources for ambitious systems to matter. Compensation is very good if you're a strong negotiator and have experience that Pinterest needs. Find good referrals.

    Cons

    Pinterest is unlike Facebook or Google in that it's still a smaller, pre-IPO company where the organizational plate tectonics haven't finished cooling. I don't recommend it for more junior engineers because they can get lost in the cracks of these shifts until they wise up. Junior engineers and new grads without a lot of internship experiences should go to a FAANG first.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great offices, wonderful people, creative and fun environment.

    Cons

    The office is far from where I live.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Collaborative environment, smart coworkers, great company mission"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Surrounded by kind, smart coworkers who challenge me to be better every day
    -Still at a small enough stage where your impact can truly be felt
    -Career growth opportunities if you prove yourself to be a top performer
    -Exec leadership team is accessible and inspirational
    -Thoughtful team members
    -Fantastic employee benefits (unlimited vacation, fertility benefits, good healthcare etc., 25 free therapy sessions/year, on-site perks like 3 meals a day, annual conference centered around bringing Pinterest mission "help you discover and do things you love" to life - keynote speeches and classes taught by peers and outside teachers for 2 full days)

    Cons

    -Sometimes processes are slow to change
    -As we get bigger, things are getting a little bit more political
    -A little chaotic at times, but not unlike other tech companies I've worked for

  8. "Pinperest Employee"

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    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 am very confident that the Pinterest E-Staff will take our company to the next level and beyond. My manager is the best I have ever reported to in my long career.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.....


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best of both worlds!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the competitive career driven life of Bay Area, as a software engineer you either have a choice to join a cut-throat "fast-paced" environment which is insensitive and ruthless in their approach towards their employees. WLB is the price you pay to work at the most coveted places here in the valley. Or you can join a mediocre company, sit and relax, rest and vest while yearning for exciting challenges at work - that never seem to come buy. You can tell yourself that since you have work life balance, you don't need to enjoy work and learning.

    But then comes Pinterest, that takes the best of both worlds and creates a culture that I, personally have never seen. Pinterest's culture shows us that in order to work in an organization consisting of some of the smartest people in the valley, you don't have to compromise on personal life. The WLB hits a sweet spot here where you can have immense impact due to the small size of the company - and yet go home on time and relax with your family. People are very nice here - too nice I think! We used to have a cultural fit interview round until very recently. I also know of brilliant jerks who were fired simply because they were not nice to people.

    I feel so much at home when I go to work every day. Touch wood! :o)

    Cons

    Slow paced - Although it would come at a cost, we need more aggressive, go-getter kind leaders who can take Pinterest to the next level. I genuinely feel that Pinterest has great potential - but we are not going fast enough. We can be worth a lot more if we play our cards right but it feels like we are missing that leadership that can do this for us.

    Also no bonus, no 401k, and have a weird refresh vesting schedule :(

    Advice to Management

    Hire intelligently, take bigger risks.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ads business is growing very well with a lot of opportunities to learn ads technology.
    Mid size team with a number of strong ads engineers who built a good foundation of ads infra and ranking infra.
    Many large impact rewarding projects that could boost revenue for the company.

    Cons

    Reorgs once in a while.


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