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Updated Jul 20, 2014
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4.3 162 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

Dick Costolo

(146 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people(in 20 reviews)

  • a great food, you gain 20 pounds)(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • We're growing super fast and there are some growing pains(in 9 reviews)

  • Distributed office can sometimes feel disconnected from the HQ in San Francisco(in 6 reviews)

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    Twitter has been great at surrounding me with very skilled people.

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)

    ProsTwitter has great people all around me. The quality of the advice and discussion the co-workers provide is great. The benefits are great too.

    ConsThe massive expansion of the workforce sometimes make it difficult to find an engineer that knows every corner of their product. The volatile stock makes it very difficult to estimate taxes (this might be pro).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company and culture in all offices

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, great benefits, terrific management

    ConsNeed a more competitive salary base

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salary comparable to other tech firms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place for engineers to learn and grow with an endless supply of perks and opportunities!

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsInteresting projects, really smart people, great perks, and highly visible company. It's fun to work at a company where most major feature releases are highlighted on TechCrunch and other tech blogs!

    ConsSometimes analysis paralysis happens and decisions are slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First job out of school. Fast-moving, lots of responsibility.

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Given lots of responsibility.
    - Extremely smart teammates.
    - Learning a lot about how to write good software. Great as a first job out of school.
    - Things generally move very fast and we can get quick feedback and iterate.

    Cons- Things move very fast and requirements are often moving targets.
    - Coming from academia, a lot of the work is not as interesting as I had hoped.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Current employee for less than one year, Sales Strategy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIntelligent, fun, and vibrant workforce. Awesome food and quality of life. Being based within the city makes the urban office community more exciting (despite being located in a sort-of-sketchy area). Exciting growth with global aspirations. Overall, pretty great.

    ConsExplosive growth can lead to concerns about the future company culture (ie "selling out," "feeling too corporate," etc). Management has handled the growth trajectory well, but becoming publicly-traded can lead to short-term pressures in the future. This could hinder the fun and passionate atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your best to maintain the electric spirit of the company as it grows more and more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Significant opportunity to contribute and learn

    Program Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Small enough to be able to make a significant impact, big enough to have resources to do so
    - Strong leadership and company values
    - Interesting challenges abound
    - Scrappy, desirable to someone who wants to get their hands dirty and "figure it out"

    Cons- Opportunities for improved efficiency across the company
    - Less structure than at peer companies that have been around for longer; for people wanting to follow a clearly defined path, this is not the place for you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hands down the best job I've ever had!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsPassionate co-workers who care
    Fun environment
    Fantastic food
    Interesting work
    Amazing perks and benefits
    Lots of potential for growth

    ConsWe're growing super fast and there are some growing pains. No longer have the early start-up vibe, but that's to be expected with growth and maturity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Startup Company but not too fast paced

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood work life balance in general, Decent pay and equity, free food, Awsome engineer peers, less politics among engineers.

    Consgrowing pain, some managers not to be found except in one-on-on and meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep quality of management team high, not only engineers

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslots of people to talk to

    Conslots of people to talk to about problems

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    Best place to work FOR SURE

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros1. Smart People that feels like a family
    2. Still a small company where individuals can make an impact but big enough to avoid most problems of Startups.
    3. Excellent senior management

    ConsThe only downside I can think of is its location: SF housing situation is CRAZY

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you are doing right now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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