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Pinterest Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann
211 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinterest

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people. Great culture with motivated engineers that push you hard. High sense of ownership. Good balance of work and fun.

    Cons

    Young company with a some processes that can be developed. Not as much support as other companies can offer.

    Pinterest2014-09-20
  2. "Poor Middle Management"

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    Former Employee - User Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, lots of smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Growing pains... like any other start-up

    Pinterest2019-08-14

    Pinterest Response

    August 20, 2019People Team

    Thank you for your feedback! We pride ourselves on our amazing people and culture, I'm encouraged that you are experiencing them. We've grown a lot but hopefully any growing pains that you experience with smooth out with time and attention. I've noted your feedback on middle management, ...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Pinterest is team-by-team"

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

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

    Pros

    * Some great teams with awesome culture * Fun workplace events * Great work-life balance, if you want it

    Cons

    * Some teams are clique-y * Some teams are under a lot more pressure than others * lotta lotta politics to deal with

    Pinterest2019-08-05

    Pinterest Response

    August 20, 2019People Team

    I’m sorry to hear about your negative experiences, although glad to hear that you appreciate Pinterest’s culture and work/life balance. Pinterest has had a busy and exciting year, but we need to make sure that the core of what makes Pinterest great — helpful and kind people, open ...

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  4. "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

    Pinterest Response

    August 20, 2019People Team

    I'm glad you're getting the work/life balance that we pride ourselves on and enjoying our benefits! Thank you for your feedback about management, we have placed a renewed emphasis on leadership development in recent months and will see this work threaded throughout the company. Jo, ...

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  5. "Amazing work community"

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    Current Employee - Product Quality Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone at Pinterest is willing to help you solve problems, even if they aren't directly aligned with their own. True care for Pinners and providing the best experience possible.

    Cons

    Need better promotion track and recognition.

    Pinterest2019-07-16

    Pinterest Response

    August 20, 2019People Team

    The Pinterest community is a special one and I hope all employees find it as rewarding as you do. I also really value how helpful our colleagues are, it’s one of my favorite things about Pinterest. We have taken your feedback on promotion track and recognition programs into consideration, ...

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  6. "Great company culture"

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    Former Employee - Visual Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinterest for less than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork is valued and championed.

    Cons

    Growing fast, lots of hats worn at times.

    Pinterest2019-06-19
  7. "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

    Pinterest Response

    August 20, 2019People Team

    Great coworkers are such an important part of a positive work experience, I'm happy to hear that you're surrounded by great ones. Parking can definitely be hard in SOMA but don't forget to enter in to the quarterly parking lottery or utilize some of our other alternative transportation ...

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  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. 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

    Pinterest Response

    August 20, 2019People Team

    I’m so glad you feel inspired to work at Pinterest, even after a couple of years at the company! We think carefully and take employee feedback into highest consideration when creating our benefits, so it’s great to hear that you’re getting use out of and enjoying them. We’ll keep ...

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