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Pinterest Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (PINS)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Pinterest's mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. It’s the biggest dataset of ideas ever assembled, with over 100 billion recipes, home hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try. More than 250 million people ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love.

Company Updates

  • From intentional self-care programming to enhanced mental health benefits, Pinterest has been taking steps to empower employees with resources to do their best work and reorganize their lives to meet today's unprecedented needs. Our CHRO Jo Dennis reflects on the team's approach.

  • COVID-19

    As we settle into our new normal, we are supporting our team members with useful resources and an open dialogue. This month, we launched Pintentions, a four-week, self-care initiative with a deliberate focus on Pinployees and their well being. Each week our leaders are sharing collated resources and best practices focused across four pillars: prioritizing, controlling, connecting and learning. The goal is to help employees simplify and streamline work while connecting in a meaningful way. We’re in this—and we’ll get through this—together.

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Pinterest – Why Work With Us?

At Pinterest, you’ll build a product that inspires hundreds of millions of people to be more creative, every day. Not only can you help empower others to discover things they love, and go do them in real life, but we have cultivated an inclusive workplace that encourages you to discover and explore new passions in your own life.

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One of the best embodiments of our company culture is a two-day internal conference called KnitCon. At KnitCon, Pinployees share their talents and passions with one another in live sessions. We are a product built to help empower pinners to discover the things they love and go out into the world to do those things. We think our employees should take this same approach to their lives and bring their full selves to work, while always discovering new passions.

Learn more about KnitCon here.

Our mission at Pinterest is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. Hundreds of millions of people come to us to get ideas and inspiration for their lives. When you build a product for the entire world to use, you need a team as diverse as the people you’re building for. At Pinterest, we’re all different ages, colors, genders and styles.

Pinterest is honored to be recognized as an inclusive place to work.


#1 on The 13 Most LGBTQ-Friendly Tech Companies (2018)


The 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads (2018)


Top 100 Companies For Millennial Women (2017)

Top 100 Innovators In Diversity & Inclusion (2017)


Best Company Culture (2017)

Best Company for Women (2017)

Best Company for Diversity (2017)

See what our CEO Ben has to say about building an inclusive and diverse Pinterest.



We’re building the world’s first visual discovery engine, using the biggest dataset of human-curated ideas ever assembled. Our discovery engine is built on a dataset of 100+ billion data-rich images, curated by people around the world, powered by the latest computer vision and machine learning technology.

See what we're up to on our engineering blog or explore engineering roles on our careers site.

Hear what some of our employees have to say about working at Pinterest!

Meet Katie - University Recruiting Manager 

Meet Kelly - Workplace Services Specialist

Meet Jimmy - Manager, Online Partnerships 

Pinterest Reviews

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    "Valuing Impact & Creativity"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Sourcer
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Sourcer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    In my time at Pinterest, I've grown tremendously through the support of my team. I've been given the chance to work on high impact, challenging problems, and can see the direct throughline of my output to the company's mission. My time at Pinterest has flown by, mainly because of the great and challenging work, the great coworkers, and a product I personally use and can stand behind.


    Decisions are sometimes made without transparency, or take a long time, which sometimes means IC's have to scramble to hit goals. But we're focusing on making decisions quicker and I think we're on the right track.

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Pinterest Photos

Pinterest photo of: Starting our 4th annual Knit Con with energy!
Pinterest photo of: Our founders Evan and Ben
Pinterest photo of: Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller visits Pinterest
Pinterest photo of: At Pinterest, we’re all different ages, colors, genders and styles.
Pinterest photo of: Pinployees enjoy a barre class
Pinterest photo of: Giving "green transportation" a new meaning
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Pinterest Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Software Engineer New Grad Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pinterest (San Francisco, CA) in October 2019.


    The process was fast. Got a coding assessment in late September. Once i did the challenge, the recruiter got back to me in 2 days to schedule a karat video interview . I was then invited for an onsite in SF. The onsite was 4 interviews back to back and the interviewers were nice and smart. I then got an offer call after 2 weeks following the onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Some Leetcode questions just worded differently, some questions related to the Pinterest products themselves, and trie questions.   1 Answer
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Pinterest Awards & Accolades

  • The 13 Most LGBTQ-Friendly Tech Companies, Ladders, 2018
  • 2018 Disruptor 50 list, CNBC, 2018
  • Best Company Culture, Comparably, 2017
  • Best Companies for Women, Comparably, 2017
  • 2017 Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion, Mogul, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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