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"A good job if you value your non-work life"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (20)

    "An Amazing Product, but Toxicity Levels are High"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Best company I've worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are smart, passionate, and nice. The culture is collaborative and there are tons of possibilities for impact, learning, and growth. The leadership team recognizes the value of a strong culture and have significantly invested in our people, particularly compared to other companies at our stage.

    Cons

    Sometimes we could move faster than we do. Given the collaborative culture, there's a balance to strike between discussion and debate and decision and action. We can improve in this area, though I think that progress is already underway.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in people. Push decision making down and give people the freedom to run.

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