Pinterest – Why Work For Us?

We’re helping millions of people feel more inspired in their everyday lives. Join us.

First launched in 2010, Pinterest's mission is to help people discover things they love, and inspire them to do those things in their daily lives. 



We put pinners first.

We start by asking, ”Will this product make pinners’ lives better?“ We know that if our products don’t work for pinners, they don’t work for us.


We knit.

Innovation happens when disciplines knit. We insist on an open, curious culture where everyone —from engineering and design to marketing to community—works together.


We go.

Sometimes the best way to find out if something works is to just go do it. Our process is iterative, and we’re constantly learning from the things we try.


We’re authentic.

We believe in being warm, honest, open and direct with each other and with pinners. Everything we do should reflect our values.


We scale.

We want Pinterest to be useful for people around the world, however they choose to use it. We’re building our company to make that happen.


People who work here say:


Connor, Software Engineer

You can come in, pitch an idea, build it, and ship it in like, a day.”


Victor, Designer

“Design is in our DNA. I mean, one of our founders is a designer!”


Chris, Tech Ops

“We’re building something no one has built before. There are so many things to be done. Pick one. Go.”


Tiffani, Writer

“The people here are just so high caliber. They’re thoughtful and hard-working, and they inspire you to be the same way.”


The perks of pinployment


We want everyone who works at Pinterest to feel invested in our success, so we offer a competitive salary, 401(k) plan, and meaningful equity to all employees.

Health & wellness

We offer a great range of health, dental and vision coverage for you and your family, along with paid maternity/paternity leave. And for you sporty types, we have discounted gym memberships and a bi-weekly running club.

Rest & relaxation

We trust you to take the vacation you need to stay fresh. In addition to 11 national holidays, our vacation and sick day policy is flexible. And we’ve got on-site massage when you need a little you time at the office.

Fun stuff

Pinployees just wanna have fun! We bring our dogs to work, get creative at make-a-thons, throw five-minute dance parties, celebrate with boat trips, and dominate in ultimate frisbee.

Equipment & transport

We’ll set you up with new Apple equipment or whatever you need to be productive. We also offer discounted Verizon plans and commuter benefits like free Caltrain passes and MiFi wireless.


Pinterest Reviews

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    Best company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pinterest


    I've been working here for a year now, and a full-time female engineer, and I have so many positive things to say
    - awesome working environment. everyone is really friendly, helpful, and intelligent yet humble
    - intelligent engineering
    - very unique data set: the interest graph of connections millions of users to billions of objects
    - great opportunity for career growth
    - use data to make decisions
    - huge impact (engineering to user ratio)
    - always innovating: when a process is slow/lacking, improvements are made in a timely manner
    - great vision
    - users love our product and so do I (honestly, that makes a huge difference!)
    - transparent about upcoming features, company direction, etc.
    - always analyzing, getting feedback and trying to improve
    - dedicated staff to diversity and inclusion
    - lots of other fun perks!

    I love coming into the office everyday and working on really interesting technical challenges.


    Would love to see more female engineers join the company.

    Positive Outlook
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Pinterest Interviews

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014

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    Software Engineering Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pinterest.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and they contacted me around 2 weeks later. They gave me a coding challenge to complete and it was two questions and I had 24 hours to complete so it wasn't too bad. After I submitted, it was around 2 weeks later I got word that they wanted to have a phone interview. The screen wasn't too bad. They asked me about a look and say problem and then put a twist on it and made it more and more complex as I answered along. I believe what they are looking for is someone who can fully finish what they expect a solid candidate can answer and then perhaps add a bit more. I was able to almost get to the improving/analyzing of the runtime but not quite. I had finished writing my recursive methods and time was up. So be quick but accurate too! They expect top-notch students/candidates. It's not hard at all to achieve what they want but it does take a lot of practice.

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Pinterest Awards & Accolades

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Best New Startup, TechCrunch, 2011

Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Pinterest is a discovery tool for collecting and organizing things you love. Millions of people use Pinterest in their lives and work. No matter what you're interested in, there's a place for you here. We're motivated to create an interest graph that is broad, personal, and useful for our Pinners all over the world.

Mission: Help people discover things they love and inspire them to go do those things in real life.

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