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. 

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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People who work here say:

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Connor, Software Engineer

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


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Victor, Designer

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


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Chris, Tech Ops

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


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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.”


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The perks of pinployment

Compensation

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.

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Pinterest Reviews

4.6
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Ben Silbermann
33 Ratings
  • So far, I love it here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Somewhere In Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Somewhere In Engineering in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Good work-life balance.
    - Lots of interesting (both in a good way and a bad way) things to work on.
    - Tremendous upside both intellectually and financially.
    - The product is actually cool once you cast off the stereotype that it's just for middle-aged white women in Kansas.

    Cons

    - Food is average at best
    - No gym
    - Onboarding process for new engineers needs work, but it's getting better.
    - Company plan for shedding the initial stereotypes is not clear.
    - The office floor plan / open layout / lighting sucks.
    - There are some stupid political undertones brewing in the engineering org. I suppose that's inevitable, though, as the company grows.

    Advice to Management

    - Trying to do too many things at once will lead you to doing none of them successfully.

Pinterest Interviews

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Getting an Interview

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57%
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    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pinterest (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Talked with the recruiter to get a sense of the role. Was invited in for on-site interview, talked with 4-5 people for 30 min each. Took a week or two to hear back from the recruiter, but that's normal. Overall a very positive experience.

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Pinterest Awards & Accolades

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Best New Startup, TechCrunch, 2011

Additional Info

Website www.pinterest.com
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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