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

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pinterest as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I worked at Pinterest as an intern and it was a growing at a very fast pace at the time I was there.

    The internship offered fairly high impact projects for the size of the company. Lots of flexibility in projects, however this really depends on the team you get put in. Expect to push code and do actual work, I was able to push code to production within the first week at Pinterest (minus the week of bootcamp).

    Intern events were abound, the recruiters were very friendly and offered a lot of support and understood interns.

    The company has become pretty reputable over the past years, definitely a boost for your resume.

    Hackathons each quarter, company offsites each year, company bbq. Compensation is very competitive, one of the best internship offers in bay area. The people there are super nice. You get a suitcase full of swag by the end of the internship.

    Overall, if you're looking for an internship in a medium-large company. You can't go wrong with Pinterest.

    Cons

    - The lunch and dinner were a little repetitive and bland, not too many options.
    - The company is becoming quite huge, and losing some of it's initial homey feeling, you won't be able to recognize most people in the company anymore.
    - growth pains
    - The intern groups are doubling each year. I hope they can keep up the culture they had with their growth.
    - company average age is a bit older than many startups, for people who are looking for 'young' companies. This also means more experienced developers and mentors however.


Pinterest Interviews

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    Interview

    The phone interview felt like a 20 minutes interrogation. There was no self intro, or overview of the team/role I'm interviewing for. The interviewer started by asking me what other companies I was talking to. She then asked detailed questions on the org structure of my current company and my team, which partners I manage, who I work with and each person's role and responsibilities. The interviewer did not ask me any aptitude questions. In the end, she didn't offer me the opportunity to ask any question. It was a cold and dry interview. Her intention is questionable and this experience changed my perception about Pinterest as a great potential employer.

    Interview Questions

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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
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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