work life balance is great at Pinterest.
Pinterest is highly supportive of its employees' family needs. 1. The culture is very welcoming of family members/kids visiting the office space. Of course, there are confidentiality needs and check-in procedures, but I've never seen visiting toddlers nor touring parents treated as an inconvenience. They're always warmly welcomed. 2. The culture is generally very respectful and flexible of its employees' personal needs around family schedules. As long as you're accessible, communicative and accountable like a mature adult, you usually have the freedom to adjust your office start & departure times in any ways that work for you and your teams. Of course, the social capital of face time is king (like any company) but VC and screen share capabilities are commonplace in pretty much any meeting. 3. The company regularly plans family-inclusive events (i.e. seasonal social events like the summer family picnic, Valentines, Halloween, Holiday, etc). 4. The benefits plans for family (new parent leaves and family medical leaves) are amongst the more generous ones I've seen. I've personally taken an accrued 4-months of paternity leave after the birth of our last child. It was invaluable! The leadership, my manager and my teams were highly supportive, and I never felt guilty - which was immensely important. The combination of a generous parent leave policy plus a mature, respectful and flexible culture (schedule and workload-wise) make stimulating work and playing an active and present parenting role possible. In previous jobs I've worked MUCH closer to home and been uncompromisingly less empowered to support my personal life.
Unlimited PTO, Caltrain pass, 3 meals/day
There is no 401k matching
Super progressive family leave policy of 3 months (similar to Google) + another 1 month of part time. Also given 2 counseling sessions to figure out strategy for returning to work. One downside is not a matching 401K.
The free food is really convenient and obviously the unlimited vacation policy.
Free food, stock options (depending on whether you believe in the company, of course)
401k, unlimited vacation, health insurance
The best thing is the flexible vacation and sick time policy. It's not abused yet it's very much used when needed and employees as a result tend not to burn out.