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Lunch Interview / Hiring Manager / Values

Many times there’ll also be a hiring manager and values interview during lunch time so you and your interviewer can get to know one another a bit better. The main goal is to see how your values align with our company values , but it’s also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the role, team, and life at Pinterest.


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The details.

Interviewing at Pinterest consists of three main steps:

  • Recruiter Call
  • Phone Screen
  • Onsite Interview


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What’s next?

After your interviews, you’ll hear from your recruiter to discuss the outcome. If there was a match for the role (Congrats!), they’ll let you know the next steps, including compensation and specifics.


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This type of interview helps assess the interviewee’s skills and expertise on a given domain. It might focus on Ios, Android, web, machine learning, distributed systems, data processing, infrastructure, or other specific areas.


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There’s not just one type of engineer.

  • Showing a growth mindset is a signal we take into account during debriefs.
  • Some people talk through it aloud as they write their code while others silently brainstorm before diving into solutions.
  • If you’re coming from a non-traditional background, going through a full interv...


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Real solutions, no gotchas.

Real solutions, no gotchas.

  • Candidates can use a machine with the most common Ides, like Vscode and sublime, so they feel at home with the code completion, syntax highlighting, and shortcuts they’re used to.
  • They retired a whole host of questions for this reason. We want to challenge candidates to show us dilig...


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Data Structures / Algorithms

Additional tips:

  • It can be harder to improve and Refactor code on the Whiteboard compared to an Ide.
  • Communicating your plan is important, and Pseudocode is one way to do this. But talking through your plan or making a diagram may be faster.
  • Most candidates tend to pic...


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Architecture / Systems Design


  • Requirements: Be sure you fully understand the problem, its final high level goal, and technical and non-technical constraints.
  • Discuss with your interviewer this before starting.
  • Brainstorm many possible ways to solve the problem. Be open to an...


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