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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    What I came to the Bay looking for

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

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

    Pros

    There is a truly unique atmosphere at Pinterest. With one of the cofounders being a designer, and the company heavily invested in engineering, it is equal parts creativity and data. As we scale out and grow internationally, the team is filling up with high-talent engineers from Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google, etc. I came from none of the above.
        As an engineer, one of the cool new features of on-boarding is being able to choose what division of the company you want to work for (Platform, Growth, Monetization, etc). The company constantly seeks to foster creativity. For example, I thought of an idea of an automated tool that would save lots of time, so I spent the next week building out a prototype and then demoing it in front of the entire company at our Friday Q&A. Bring your ideas!
        But what I love the most, is the purposeful lack of holier-than-thou employees. The Bay Area is full of them, and we avoid them like the plague. At Pinterest you find unnaturally intelligent, yet humble and likable people trying to build a product to make people's lives better.
        Of course the pay is competitive, the equity is enticing, and the office is rad.

    Cons

    Sometimes the food isn't that great. Those days I just eat less and play more foosball (its competitive).

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Pinterest Interviews

Updated Mar 5, 2015
Updated Mar 5, 2015

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    I was very impressed with my interview experience at Pinterest. I didn't make it past the phone screen phase, but I found the process to be quite efficient. Both of the individuals I spoke with (recruiter and hiring manager) were personable, intelligent, and adept at describing the role. I genuinely enjoyed both conversations! I was disappointed to not move forward in the hiring process, as I came away from the phone screen with a very positive impression of the company.

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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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