Pinterest – Why Work For Us?

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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.


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. 

At Pinterest, you’ll build a product that inspires millions of people to be more creative, every day. One that helps them discover things they love, and go do them in real life. 

Come make history with the brightest, most curious people from every discipline. We've only just begun.



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.

Our Plan for a More Diverse Pinterest

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Back in 2013, one of our engineers Tracy Chou kicked off the “where are the numbers?” initiative, which revealed just how low the numbers really were. Now that companies are regularly reporting their data, it’s clear not a lot of progress has been made since then.


We think one reason it’s been so hard to get numbers to change is that companies haven’t stated specific goals. So today, we’re doing something unprecedented—we’re going on record with our hiring goals for 2016. We’re also sharing details about the new programs and improvements we have planned.


Where we are now

We've made some modest progress over the past year, with our number of female employees growing from 40% to 42%, engineering interns increasing from 32% to 36% female, and women engineers hired out of school increasing from 28% to 33%. But we have more work to do to increase the number of employees from all underrepresented backgrounds, which is why we’re setting goals and taking the steps below.


Our goals for 2016

  • Increase hiring rates for full-time engineering roles to 30% female.

  • Increase hiring rates for full-time engineers to 8% underrepresented ethnic backgrounds.

  • Increase hiring rates for non-engineering roles to 12% underrepresented ethnic backgrounds.

  • Implement a Rooney Rule-type requirement where at least one person from an underrepresented background and one female candidate is interviewed for every open leadership position.


How we plan to get there

  • Expand the set of universities we recruit from, and launch an early identification intern program for freshman and sophomore students from underrepresented backgrounds.

  • Work with outside strategy firm Paradigm to set up Inclusion Labs at Pinterest, where we’ll experiment with new ways to improve diversity.

  • Have every employee participate in training to prevent unconscious bias.

  • Support the creation of a training and mentorship program to maximize the impact of Black software engineers and students, led by one of our engineers.

By sharing these goals publicly, we’re holding ourselves accountable to make meaningful changes to how we approach diversity at Pinterest. We’ll also be sharing what’s working and what isn’t as we go, so hopefully other companies can learn along with us. Over time, we hope to help build an industry that is truly diverse, and by extension more inclusive, creative and effective.


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.”

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    Big impact. Rewarding work. Best company in SF.

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    - Fast-paced environment with emphasis on getting things done - Lots of opportunity for career advancement. Pinterest prioritizes employee development and there's fluidity throughout the org, so no one gets "stuck" in one role/team - High impact across the board. Ratio of users to employees is awesome. My individual work influences millions of people everyday - Authentic, humble culture. People are incredibly nice and sincere


    - Open office, so it's easy to get distracted with fun people and activities around all the time - No hot breakfast

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pinterest in August 2015.


    Applied online , heard back from recruiter the next day. Phone interview was setup for 2-3 days after. Interviewer was very polite. Involved coding on collabedit. I wasnt asked to compile the code but we did go over test cases and syntax. I did see later that I had a bug in the code maybe thats why I didn't get a onsite

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    • You’re given a board game which is a row of squares, each labeled with an integer. This can be represented by a list, e.g. [1, 3, 2, 0, 5, 2, 8, 4, 1] Given a start position on the board, you “win” by landing on a zero, where you move by jumping from square to square either left or right the number of spaces specified on the square you’re currently on. Your task is to implement the function: def can_win(board, pos): returns True if you can win the board from that starting pos, False otherwise   3 Answers

Pinterest Awards & Accolades

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Best New Startup , TechCrunch, 2011

Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

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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