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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

  • We're honored to land at #1 on this list, although we know that we still have a lot of work to do. All credit goes to our dedicated Inclusion & Diversity team and employee base! #diversityintech

    10 Companies With Standout - And Effective - Diversity Recruiting Strategies

    Effective recruiting techniques implemented by real companies.

  • Pinterest is proud to be one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index! #CEI2019 #pinterest

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Pinterest – Why Work For 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!

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Pinterest Reviews

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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Pinterest full-time (More than 3 years)


    Smartest and kindest people I've ever worked with; Best leadership I've ever worked with; a mission that you can truly feel good about; a brand and product that is loved; a flexible work environment, but one where everyone is engaged and committed to doing a great job, an exciting future; a place that truly cares about inclusion


    Frequent changes to our strategy and organization... which is normal for a company at our stage and can present good opportunities, but does require a mindset that is accepting and able to adapt/change

    Advice to Management

    Continue your amazing transparency and keep doing the right thing even when its hard. I respect our leadership because I truly believe they are great people; don't ever let that change

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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



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    The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Pinterest (San Francisco, CA) in October 2018.


    Initial call with recruiter. Phone screen with an engineer, Leetcode "Medium" question. Onsite with four engineers and an eng manager, mostly whiteboard problem solving (not really algorithms per se). Everyone was friendly and smart.

    Interview Questions

    • A really fun one implementing a simplified version of a Pinterest feature.   Answer Question
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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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