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Updated Jun 12, 2019

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12 Ratings
  1. "PINT offers a variety of software demands appealing to people of varying backgrounds."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PINT offers a variety of software demands appealing to people of varying backgrounds. You will be given a decent amount of responsibility, will grow as a software developer, and be expected to provide substantial contributions to the company’s software. I was able to experience substantial periods of growth over short durations within my 2.5 years of working here. If your experience is similar to mine I would... say working at PINT you may see spikes of tremendous growth followed by a few months of super chill just reaping what you sowed. Peaks and valleys you know? Culture: You may see developers and project managers commingling, discussing technology trends or participating in movie night, book club or some other random event or holiday party. Two kegs in the office provide an evening treat in the likes of a crisp pale ale which folks partake in later in the week and most likely after 5PM. Maybe if you befriend the right people you can recommend some variety in the likes of sour delights or creamy stouts. Three teams within PINT, each providing a unique experience: Disclaimer: I worked on the Enterprise Application Development team so my views of the other teams will likely be incomplete. ————————————————————————— Enterprise Application Development Team -Currently contracted to build a healthcare e-commerce platform -Current age of project 5-6 years Pros: -Many technologies to tickle your taste buds including Node.js, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Angular.js, Docker, Kubernetes and more recently C#, Vue.js, and Webpack -Relaxed atmosphere where developers sometimes enjoy lunch with management -Management occasionally provides drinks or lunch/dinner on their dime -A variety of characters on the team, some that have been contributing to the platform since its inception, some that are practiced in providing comedic relief and others that are pretty good at providing the nitro cold brews -Some of the application architecture is being transitioned from a monolith to Azure cloud services. Since this transition is in its early stages you could have a substantial impact on the project architecture if you put in the time after work hours acquiring the right knowledge to move the platform in this direction. Cons: -Technical debt accumulated over the lifespan of the project makes getting acquainted with the codebase a more difficult task than it should be. Most of the developers on the team have been around for 3+ years and can steer you in the right direction until you build your own mental map of the project. Pro Tips: -You may be given an adequate amount of autonomy after a while. Be careful to use it on things that matter for the company’s short term goals or the trust that bought you that autonomy will quickly be taken away. -A good percentage of the team looks like they walked out of a J Crew mens catalog wearing Oxford shoes and even blazers. Don’t be surprised if you feel a bit out of place and start wearing Vibram’s FiveFinger shoes and obnoxious graphic tees in protest. Don’t worry they probably won’t bite and are, for the most part, sensible friendly human beings. -Developers with the following attributes will do well here: 1. Provide developers and management with transparency into your process when it comes to implementing solutions that may take more than a day or two 2. Comfortable working around technical debt, for the short term, while providing solutions that satisfy the immediate use case 3. A bit of business acumen and social skills will be a noticeable plus in the eyes of management who you will interact with on a weekly if not daily basis. ————— ZingSoft Pros: -Work closely with the CEO (he is a techie) on his projects without too much middle man interference -Work on developer tooling and avoid business politics obstructing your fun -The employees who have been working at PINT for 10+ years work on this team Pro Tip: Whether you are looking for long-term satisfaction at PINT or to leverage it in preparation for the big leagues this may be the team you want to be part of. This team has more PINT veterans than any other team, which says something about the technical demands of the projects as well as the employee satisfaction within the team. Additionally, in the 2.5 years that I worked at PINT one person was hired from this team to work at Google and another at Facebook. ————— Agency Pros: -Experience working with a dynamic range of project requirements from PWA experiences to Magento and other e-commerce platforms may provide motivated individuals with the skills necessary to build their own brand as a freelancing web development expert. ————— Team Agnostic Considerations -Integrating new, perhaps shy, hires could be improved so they feel like they belong with their team. -Dedicated, high performance individuals may see a significant annual raise from a percentage increase perspective. If you find that you are still working at a lower pay rate than your coworkers your best bet may be to develop skills within a niche that nobody else is fulfilling, something which should be feasible given the size of the company. -The CEO and HR seem to care about finding the optimal balance of company efficiency and employee satisfaction. -There is a giant coffee/espresso machine on the premises but the taste does not motivate one to wake up in the morning. Coworkers and I would often walk a few blocks to pick up the good stuff at Better Buzz. The coffee may have improved since I left as I remember HR created a poll on Slack regarding alternative coffee beans. -There is no bidet, electronic or otherwise. The United States failure to adopt the bidet should not prohibit a tech forward company from practicing civilized cleansing procedures.

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    Cons

    I included cons above in the Pros section.

    PINT2019-06-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Casual environment but bad project flow"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly people and casual environment

    Cons

    Management not the best and time to complete projects is very rushed

    Advice to Management

    Projects without enough hours end up costing even more later. Have to know when to say no to the client.

    PINT2018-08-20
  3. "Working at PINT was great"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, simplistic communication system

    Cons

    Can't think of any to name

    PINT2018-01-21
  4. "great"

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    I have been working at PINT

    Pros

    I liked it a lot

    Cons

    Its work but you gotta do it

    PINT2017-11-29
  5. "Cool start, not oriented on result"

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    Former Employee - Javascript Architect in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PINT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, talented people. Interesting projects. Unique experience.

    Cons

    CEO like doing projects for fun not for money You can be easily fired after 3.5 years

    Advice to Management

    Think about result and money not about fun. Do not fire people who works for long because self mistakes.

    PINT2017-06-21
  6. "Nice Cozy Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT full-time

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part, relatively open to new ideas

    Cons

    Sometimes construction/expansion would get in the way of work

    Advice to Management

    Better integration for new/shyer employees

    PINT2016-10-31
  7. "Great Place to start"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start a career and learn the industry of software development.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow your career and high turn over rate because of this. Some roles are given larger amounts of work for the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Have more transparency in the workplace.

    PINT2016-11-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Valuable Experience, Interesting Work"

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    Front End Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT

    Pros

    Veteran Web Experience, lots to learn and great mentoring from the company leadership. The web projects are generally more complex than other agencies I've worked with, so it's a good place to keep your skills sharp, level up and develop professionally. I started there with website updates and bug fixes, but by the time I left I was working on development teams and making engineering-based decisions for sites and... software. People there really care about what they do and are largely supportive and helpful, and the technical standards are high. It's a smaller company, so you get to work with pretty much everyone and that was a plus for me. The company has been around a long time so it's stable compared to some smaller agencies and has good benefits and location, with an easy commute.

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    Cons

    Smaller company, so opportunities for senior career advancement might not be internal unless the timing is right. Leads/Directors don't micromanage your work and expect you to complete it, but this sometimes means you have to ask for direction instead of just receiving instructions. Sometimes the hours are long (especially around launch dates) but it's not a constant thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team atmosphere positive and fun, and keep giving employees chances to try new things. Give instructions without losing the independence PINT employees are trusted with.

    PINT2016-04-19
  9. "Innovative, Digital Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PINT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great startup culture as it also has two in-house software brands it develops/fosters - Commitment to building great projects with long-term clients; PINT has been around since mid-90s and has managed to outlive many of its clients, while managing and (re)designing great work for clients year after year. - Tremendous learning environment, not only from a technical perspective, but also from a general business... perspective. PINT's broad range of clients and projects is a testament to its diverse skillset as an agency.

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    Cons

    As with many mid-sized agencies, there is not (much) room to grow, depending on which department you are working in, however this is not a 'con' so much as it is simply a limitation of its size.

    PINT2016-03-24
  10. "Make Your Own Opportunities Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PINT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a smaller company, there are many opportunities pitch in on different types of projects. This provides entry ways to to gain experience in a variety of areas... something that is not always easy to do in other organizations. The bar for technical knowledge is quite high, which challenges you to stay engaged and continue learning.

    Cons

    There is less "infrastructure" here than in larger organizations. While this can be an advantage as explained above, it can also be a disadvantage if you do not have a lot of initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your long term employees, we are part of the PINT family.

    PINT2015-11-17
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