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Pinterest Reviews

Updated 7 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance is truly a thing here in a way I haven't seen before" (in 27 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)

  • "Like any startup, there are growing pains, which is to be expected" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "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. "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

  3. "Great learning environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Top-line engineers among the industry behind the creative product.
    Truly a place to learn lots of things if you'd like to grow.
    Have been here for more than three years and it is still an inspiring place to work for.

    Cons

    the new buildings are not decorated as well as the old one. would be great if the Pinterest style can keep up.
    No office in the south bay.

    Advice to Management

    Being more transparent with decision making.
    Keep the hiring bar as how it used to be.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Scrambling to ipo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location, delicious food and average medical benefits on par with most tech companies
    Most colleagues are very nice people and genuinely interested in doing good for our users
    Generally good work life balance for most teams

    Cons

    The company is scrambling to ipo likely this year but moving really slowly towards this goal and not being transparent at all about what’s happening.

    To make their multiplier look good they have also been doing a bunch of restructuring and significant pay cuts on various teams. They really screwed some teams over by justifying these pay cuts as industry benchmarking. Very short sighted in my opinion because they are punishing employees for being loyal and doing well and the people affected are really disappointed in the company.

    Pretty sure a lot of people are going to quit once they ipo. Everyone is just hanging around to see how much their options are worth. Most people think their options will be worth less than what they were promised at the point of joining the company yet the recruiters still use this as a perk to attract new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Please don’t screw over your loyal employees for short term financial gains. This is the Bay Area and word spreads. Practice what you preach in the company values else they are meaningless.


  5. "Incredible place to be both challenged and happy"

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

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

    Pros

    - The people are second to none - some of the best talent and kindest colleagues I've had in my career
    - Truly puts the users first in every way - ahead of the curve on just about every major issue (diversity in workforce and in product, encouraging engaged but not addicted users, etc). It's a company I feel proud of.
    - Work-life balance is truly a thing here in a way I haven't seen before
    - Benefits are really great - some of the best insurance I've ever had
    - The company is doing really well, and still incredibly humble and cautious

    Cons

    - It's grown quickly in the past few years, and growing pains are inevitable. A lot of processes changing and being put in place, a lot more "regulation", but I honestly appreciate a more cautious approach.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with the team early and often, be as transparent as possible.


  6. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't Be Happier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and people in office

    Cons

    Not much flexibility
    Would like to see more


  9. "Great Place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  10. "Product Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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