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"Fantastic Place to Work! Lots of Challenges"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pinterest as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Fairly small company. Big problems! There are a large amount of data waiting to be processed and discovered.

Cons

The company is growing super fast that sometimes I don't know what the organizational structure of the company looks like.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (22)

    "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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