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2 people found this helpful  

A good job if you value your non-work life

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Current Employee - Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Relatively sane environment in terms of infra
Great work life balance. They don't keep track of vacation which can cause problems but most people take what they need.
Not much politics for the worker bees.

Cons

Not the best salary and direction can be lacking at times.
A good bit of turnover in upper management.
The food is nothing amazing.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    An Amazing Product, but Toxicity Levels are High

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    • Culture & Values
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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 full-time

    Pros

    - Pinterest is an amazing product that can deliver a lot of value to people - and a lot of people have figured this out.
    - Plan for monetization looks solid.
    - "Rands" seems like a solid hire to help solve the cultural problems.

    Cons

    - So many conflicting directions: Quarterly Goals, Various Company Wide Initiatives
    - Certain teams are balancing both waterfall and agile methodologies
    - Golden Handcuffs keep a lot of unhappy people working there.
    - Lack of diversity on a lot of teams. More female engineers than at a lot of other places, but not enough especially for our demographic.
    - A lot of people in upper management positions have done things not in the interest of Pinners or Pinterest to be where they are.
    - Authenticity is a core company value, but speaking your mind gets you on the ____lists.
    - Not enough investment in Engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have your engineers really vet who their managers are.
    - Invest in the people who work there.
    - A liquidity event shouldn't be the main incentive to work at Pinterest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Work with great people on a product that users LOVE

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

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of top talent
    - Lots of challenging engineering, product, and design problems to solve
    - Amazing culture
    - CEO is already outstanding and getting better.
    - Huge upside for both your career and financial situation

    Knowing people at other companies at a similar stage (Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox, Square...), there is no better place to work than Pinterest.

    Cons

    It's a startup, so things change quickly. Don't be surprised if the thing you're working on today isn't what you're working on tomorrow. The company doesn't deal with low performers quickly enough and coddles creative types too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage out low performers as quickly as possible - it's better for them, their entire team, and the whole company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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