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Pinterest

Visual bookmarking tool for saving & discovering creative ideas

1001+ employees
  • B2B
  • Lifestyle
  • Social
  • Digital Media
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Company mission

To bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love.

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

9% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Inspiration and ideas can pop into your head at any time, and with the growth of social media and networking, sharing these interests and gaining exposure has never been easier. Pinterest exists to display these moments visually, as a kind of digital pinboard allowing users to save and share digital images which have inspired them.

Pinterest's emphasis on visual discovery has differentiated it from competitors and created a more positive and fulfilling experience for its users. Pinterest in many ways provides a respite from the ceaseless negativity that plagues social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and this is perhaps responsible for its userbase expanding to 450 million users in 2022, driven by uptake mostly outside of North America.

Pinterest has not been immune to woes affecting the global tech sector and made about 5% of its workforce redundant at the end of 2022 and the start of 2023. Having restructured to face a challenging climate, it is well-positioned to resume its growth, which has increased consistently year on year. Its immediate goals are to continue to grow its user base and expand the uptake of its short video product, which it aims to monetize.

Founders

Worked as a Product Specialist at Google for 2 years before leaving to work on his own apps, which led to founding Pinterest

People progressing

Joined as Marketing Lead, promoted to Head of Growth Ops for English-speaking markets after 3 years. They've have since been promoted to Global Head of Editorial, a position they started in 2022.

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