Today, we’re announcing PinFlex, a uniquely Pinterest work model that provides employees with the autonomy to live and work flexibly, while prioritising intentional in-person collaboration at our world-class offices. For work that can be performed anywhere, our employees will be able to choose where to work—whether from a Pinterest office, their home or a virtual location. For activities and projects that are best done in person, teams will organise a visit to a Pinterest office, and Pinterest will cover travel and expense costs for employees who live outside of a commutable distance.
PinFlex is our future of work
Pinterest employees will now have the choice to work in any of the 50 states within the US, or within the country or region of their Pinterest office internationally. We believe that there is value in a distributed workforce with intentional, essential touch points for in-person collaboration that will create a big impact for our business and for employee development and connection.
‘PinFlex offers maximum flexibility and autonomy that will deliver an equally productive and inclusive experience for everyone— no matter who you are or where you’re working. We designed this work model in collaboration with leaders, managers and employees, to create a highly connected community and an inspiring environment for every Pinployee.’ – Christine Deputy, Chief People Officer
Instead of assigning the number of days that employees need to be in an office, we believe that it is essential to let the work guide the collaboration style. Teams will plan to visit a Pinterest office when partaking in collaborative work or celebratory culture building. For more autonomous work, they’ll have the flexibility to live and work where they choose, whether that’s at home, in-office, at a café or wherever else they feel inspired. Our offices will continue to provide our employees with the tools, resources and comforts that they need to do their best work and they are encouraged to visit as frequently as they would like. All employees will be expected to visit a Pinterest office at least once a year to connect with one another and to engage in culture building activities such as ‘Knit Con’. For any required in-person touchpoints, Pinterest will cover travel and expense costs for employees who live more than 70 miles away from the office in which their team has decided to gather.