Pinterest Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2020

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3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann
208 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is very respected--my team management pushes us to take at least four weeks a year off(in 39 reviews)

  • "Great company culture, free food, a lot of engaging activities, good place to learn(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's grown quickly in the past few years, and growing pains are inevitable(in 17 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. "Great place to grow"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Recruiting 

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Great work/life balance is not always achievable

    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you’re enjoying your time at Pinterest and are always working to improve our culture. If you’d like to share more feedback directly, reach out to our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249. Jo, CHRO

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    great work and team, great product

    Cons

    Not really, maybe the commute is a little long

    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you’re enjoying your time at Pinterest and are constantly working to improve our culture for everyone. If you’d like to share more feedback directly, reach out to our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249. Jo, CHRO


  3. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work at

    Cons

    Not much really. great place

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, but can have serious bro culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of nice people and interesting work. They are finally starting to remove some of the most toxic pieces of management. I feel like Ben (CEO) genuinely cares about the company, and his employees.

    Cons

    There are definite pockets of bro culture. The vast majority of women have some negative experience when dealing with the culture.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dream job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industry Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am on an amazing team and feel very championed

    Cons

    Not everyone feels this way, which is very sad. I think the exec team is really taking our feedback into account.

    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you’re enjoying your time at Pinterest and are constantly working to improve our culture for everyone. If you’d like to share more feedback directly, reach out to our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249. Jo, CHRO

  6. "Good place to work!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Pinterest full-time

    Pros

    Salary is quite good with quarterly bonuses, free lunch & snacks and colleagues are always helpful.

    Cons

    Nothing really I can think of.

    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re so glad you enjoyed your time at Pinterest. If you’d like to share more feedback directly, reach out to our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249. Jo, CHRO

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SRE/DevOps Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Too many pros to name. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Haven't had any issues or cons to report.

    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re so glad you’re enjoying your time at Pinterest. If you’d like to share more feedback directly, reach out to our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249. Jo, CHRO

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Management: often homegrown and lacking experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some friendly souls drawn to Pinterest.

    Cons

    It’s very challenging at Pinterest if you’re not in total agreement with the status quo. The app grows ever more complicated, derivative and charmless. In the days at the office, lots of whispering and closed-door meetings. Often a theme of “we” have done this for “you” pronouncements.

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    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry you’re having a negative experience at Pinterest and appreciate you sharing these details so we can use them to affect change. We are deeply committed to changing our culture for the better and have started tangible, measurable work toward improvement. Specific feedback is vital to our process, so we invite you to share (if you're comfortable) via our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249, and/or connect with People Experience, your HRBP, or myself directly. Jo, CHRO

  9. Helpful (16)

    "A huge disappointment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really nice, smart and caring employees - Great mission people can really get behind - Strong challenges across the entire org

    Cons

    - There's a weird facade at the surface. You're fed that this is "the inspiration" company and the culture is "nice", but when you're facing real challenges and opportunities to give feedback to make the company better, it's really all fake. Pulse surveys are a joke. Many teams are getting poor results, but the follow up actions aren't good enough. - There are deep cultural problems and HR lacks severe empathy in driving real cultural change and they aren't driving the right behaviors to make the company better. Minorities are leaving the company at an alarming rate. - Lack of accountability: processes and OKRs are constantly changing, so you don't know what to focus on or what the new process is. Also see note above re: pulse results. - Depending on your org, but the opportunities for growth are lacking overall. - Managers are junior, so you need to be paired with a really good one and that will make a big difference on your career.

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    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry you’re having a negative experience at Pinterest and appreciate you sharing these details so we can use them to affect change. We are deeply committed to changing our culture for the better and have started tangible, measurable work toward improvement. Specific feedback is vital to our process, so we invite you to share (if you're comfortable) via our anonymous hotline: (844) 704-6249, and/or connect with People Experience, your HRBP, or myself directly. Jo, CHRO

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Growing pains that never stop"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some great, smart people. Strong mission. Good benefits.

    Cons

    A revolving door of unstable leadership. Shiny object syndrome prevails and constant chasing of political fires. Some leaders act like mob members, doing favors for each other to ensure they retain their power. Engineering is run like a frat house where bad behavior is rewarded with promotions and increased scope of control.

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    Pinterest Response

    Thank you for your feedback. Pinterest's culture is incredibly important to me, as is creating an Engineering environment that feels inclusive and supportive. Our team welcomes feedback from you on your experience, and you can reach us directly at our monitored inbox for Glassdoor feedback: gd@pinterest.com. If you’re uncomfortable with that, there is also an anonymous hotline to give more feedback: (844) 704-6249. Jeremy, Head of Engineering

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