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Pinterest Reviews

Updated 4 Jul 2019

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4.2
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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann
183 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is very respected--my team management pushes us to take at least four weeks a year off(in 30 reviews)

  • "Nice office, great location, free food(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's grown quickly in the past few years, and growing pains are inevitable(in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "Overall a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - EPM Technology Partner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company culture is pretty relaxed. Work hours are very reasonable. Almost nobody has to work at night. Great benefits. Lots of fun activities outside of work.

    Cons

    Some teams are not as mature as other teams when it comes to process and technology. Some managers do not have clear vision and strategy of where they want to take their teams.

    Advice to Management

    My management team is good but I feel some management teams need to provide clearer vision and strategy for their team and stop changing priority so frequently.

    Pinterest2019-07-04
  2. "Really welcoming environment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Pinterest

      Pros

      People are really nice, lots of great perks, love the product

      Cons

      Not any big ones- small office so you don’t get access to some social aspects of being at a big company, and you have to find street parking- otherwise it’s great

      Pinterest2019-06-16
    • "partner manager"

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      Current Employee - Partner Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      good vibe and company culture

      Cons

      not great work-life balance in general

      Pinterest2019-06-29
    • "The best place I've ever worked"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Amazing company full of creative, humble people

      Cons

      Too many snacks on offer!

      Pinterest2019-06-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Inspired Everyday"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pinterest is one of the best jobs I've had! The company has an amazing work-life balance, and is very flexible for people with families. It's not uncommon to see people leaving at 4pm to go pick up their kids, working from home on Wednesdays, etc. For career mobility, it seems like managers are generally supportive of people exploring different paths. I've noticed that managers are much more receptive to internal candidates...

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      Cons

      Some orgs are better than others in terms of management, work-life balance and career mobility, so it really depends on your manager/leader of the org (which I guess happens as we get bigger). We can also be slow to let go of underperformers. Compensation and benefits are competitive, but not astounding. However, worklife balance and not commuting to South Bay make up for that easily.

      Advice to Management

      Be quicker with taking action on poor managers, and have more meetings between HRBP's and IC's to get candid feedback that you can't get through pulse.

      Pinterest2019-05-31
    • "Great Company, Still Experiencing Growing Pains"

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      Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ogden, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pinterest does a few things exceptionally. They develop their people incredibly well, I feel as though I've learned more in 18 months than in my entire previous career. The truly care about their employees, they emphasize work-life balance and allow for people to have lives outside work. They also truly care about their users, making a product that is focused actually improving peoples lives.

      Cons

      There are definitely growing pains with a company that's experienced rapid growth. Sometimes feels like upper-level executives don't understand that Pinterest generates revenue by selling ads. Also noticed some people moving up in the company because of their relationships with people rather than there ability or potential to do their job well.

      Advice to Management

      Understand how the whole business operates and figure out how to balance users and advertisers to continue to grow revenue. Focus on peoples actual performance in their job to get promotions.

      Pinterest2019-06-16
    • Helpful (8)

      "Good Company Mission, but Too Bad it's not Embraced Internally"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - If you get stuck with a toxic team, the bright side is that a good portion of the company has really some of the kindest, smartest people I've ever encountered. - I love that the company has Knitcon, which is truly worth looking forward to every year! - Food, health benefits, etc. are pretty good! - I continue to be inspired by Ben and the company mission.

      Cons

      - Ineffective HR department - do not overcomplicate your life by trying to resolve issues internally. If you're facing harassment, move on to another company. If you're facing discrimination, you too should move on. Retaliation? It's rampant and fairly widely accepted so again, move on. It doesn't matter if you have written proof and 23984 witnesses. It doesn't matter if the perpetrator is a bad leader and incompetent...

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      Advice to Management

      - Create an (effective) system to hold managers and leadership accountable for spreading toxic culture. Multiple time offenders? After a certain point, you should really begin to recognize who and what is the problem with each other.

      Pinterest2019-05-26

      Pinterest Response

      June 3, 2019People Team

      I am very concerned to hear about your experience and want to help. I want to be very clear- we do not tolerate retaliation, and are committed to creating a workplace free of discrimination, harassment or other mistreatment. I want all our employees to feel comfortable raising concerns ...

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    • "Great company with an inspirational mission"

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      Current Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pinterest full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - User (pinner) first mentality in walk and talk - Conservative and thoughtful decision making vs typical cavalier silicon valley companies - Grounded founders - Mission of bringing Inspiration to everyone

      Cons

      - Sometimes slow to move

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work and put Pinners always first

      Pinterest2019-04-08

      Pinterest Response

      June 3, 2019People Team

      I agree; our thoughtful and grounded approach make Pinterest a uniquely gratifying and positive place to work. It sounds like we are both motivated by our mission to give everyone the inspiration to create a life they love! Thanks for all that you do for Pinterest and for always ...

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    • "Great people, great culture, working on a product to bring people inspiration"

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      Current Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pinterest full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I've worked at Yahoo!, Google (YouTube), Twitter, Facebook and now Pinterest and while they all have great cultures and people Pinterest has really stood out in those dimensions and its nice to work on a product that people love without all the issues of social platforms right now.

      Cons

      OK Google and Facebook had nicer gyms and more food options

      Pinterest2019-04-05

      Pinterest Response

      June 3, 2019People Team

      Pinterest is a happy corner of the internet, and I agree with your sentiment that it feels good to know that our product is helping to inspire people to create a life they love. Your career has been diverse and with many great companies and so your perspective is really nice to ...

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    • "The Best Work Culture in the Tech Industry"

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      Current Employee - Physical Security Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Amazing leadership who are fully committed to building an iconic brand and product. Employees are actively engaged in maintaining our work culture based on our values and inclusion and diversity.

      Cons

      We're still a growing company trying mature while still maintaining the culture that makes us unique. That makes policy making tough.

      Pinterest2019-04-03

      Pinterest Response

      April 4, 2019People Team

      You and I share the feeling that Pinterest has an incredible work culture. Like you, I was struck when I arrived by how front and center our values are to our daily work, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a big part of what compelled me as well. As we grow, we strive ...

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