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Pinterest Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Pinterest's mission is to help you discover and do what you 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 around the world use ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to help you discover and do what you love.

Company Updates

  • Engineers, come launch-off with us next Tuesday at Pinterest HQ, for tech talks on topics ranging from machine learning and our recommender systems to Envoy and our own data products. There will be out-of-this-world food and cocktails, DIY stations on molecular gastronomy and the Science of Sound, and much more-- it's going to be an intergalactic evening!

    Pinterest Mad Science Fair & Tech Talks - Splash

    Pinterest Mad Science Fair & Tech Talks - Splash - Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • Our Co-Founder Ben shares his tips for startup success in this Learning from the Pros segment with MSNBC!

    Learning from the pros: Pinterest

    August 26, 2018: Pinterest is no longer just a place where you can collect ideas or find inspiration. With over 200 million monthly users, the digital platform has become a place for businesses to connect with potential customers and a spot for people to discover brands.

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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 help you discover and do what you 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 

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Meet Jimmy - Manager, Online Partnerships 

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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
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    "Challenging work environment, but great work-life balance"

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


    - Fast-paced and challenging work environment
    - Great work-life balance
    - strong compensation
    - Tight-knit community
    - accessible management
    - food


    - infrastructure is behind some comparable companies

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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: Comedian Donnell Rawlings visits Pinterest
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Pinterest Interviews



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    Policy Manager Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Pinterest in March 2018.


    Very quick, nice people. Good process. Spoke first with the recruiter and then with the hiring manager. Recruiter got back to me the same day as my interview with hiring manager.

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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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