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Pinterest Reviews

Updated November 28, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is whatever you want it to be" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Facility is very nice, clean, with lots of stuff stocked for snacks, free food, etc" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company is growing now and isn't as small as it was during my internship" (in 12 reviews)

  • "There are always growing pains but nothing out of the ordinary" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Machine learning engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Learning Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Machine Learning Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks
    Free food
    Impact of work
    Friendly people
    Good manager

    Cons

    Food can be improved despite free
    No other issues

    Advice to Management

    We need to move faster


  2. "The Best Place I've Worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    - Founders are incredibly inspiring
    - Employees are actually kind, thoughtful humans with integrity
    - A mission that's worth getting behind
    - Challenging work
    - Great perks
    - Good culture

    Cons

    - Sometimes too frequent shifts in product strategy

  3. "Creativity and Ownership at Pinterest"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The product and the culture go hand in hand; Pinterest inspires creativity and exploration, both inside and outside of the office.
    - Authenticity and lack of ego amongst employees
    - Fast paced, but Pinterest encourages you to cultivate ownership over your work.

    Cons

    Like any startup, there are growing pains, which is to be expected.


  4. "Salesforce Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and clear leadership.

    Cons

    Food is okay with its own good and not so good days


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, creative and inspiring work environment

    Cons

    Fast pace work environment

    Advice to Management

    continue to share our mission and values and we grow


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging work environment, but great work-life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer New Grad
    Current Employee - Software Engineer New Grad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - infrastructure is behind some comparable companies


  7. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Genuinely nice people
    Strong collaborative culture
    Good perks

    Cons

    Difficult to move fast if you want to

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Partnerships"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great office and the benefits are solid

    Cons

    Becoming political and getting a promotion is difficult


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Best of both worlds!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the competitive career driven life of Bay Area, as a software engineer you either have a choice to join a cut-throat "fast-paced" environment which is insensitive and ruthless in their approach towards their employees. WLB is the price you pay to work at the most coveted places here in the valley. Or you can join a mediocre company, sit and relax, rest and vest while yearning for exciting challenges at work - that never seem to come buy. You can tell yourself that since you have work life balance, you don't need to enjoy work and learning.

    But then comes Pinterest, that takes the best of both worlds and creates a culture that I, personally have never seen. Pinterest's culture shows us that in order to work in an organization consisting of some of the smartest people in the valley, you don't have to compromise on personal life. The WLB hits a sweet spot here where you can have immense impact due to the small size of the company - and yet go home on time and relax with your family. People are very nice here - too nice I think! We used to have a cultural fit interview round until very recently. I also know of brilliant jerks who were fired simply because they were not nice to people.

    I feel so much at home when I go to work every day. Touch wood! :o)

    Cons

    Slow paced - Although it would come at a cost, we need more aggressive, go-getter kind leaders who can take Pinterest to the next level. I genuinely feel that Pinterest has great potential - but we are not going fast enough. We can be worth a lot more if we play our cards right but it feels like we are missing that leadership that can do this for us.

    Also no bonus, no 401k, and have a weird refresh vesting schedule :(

    Advice to Management

    Hire intelligently, take bigger risks.


  10. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great enviorment, exclennent planning, cool snacks

    Cons

    Commission based, but other than that no real cons to this company if that is even one.