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"Freaking awesome so far... love the people, love the founders and love my coding heavy job"

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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
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Whenever I hear Ben speak, I am amazed at his ability to inspire me and have a great sense of satisfaction working at the company.

Cons

Growing pains. But I am learning a lot and count my blessings every day that I get to learn so much from so many smart people, get paid doing it, get great food and perks, and when there are bumpy times i always remember 'a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor'.

Advice to Management

Believe. Awesome vision.

Other Employee Reviews for Pinterest

  1. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (18)

    "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.


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