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Twitter Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
191 Reviews
4.2
191 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people (in 24 reviews)

  • There are lots of smart people, interesting things to work on, and great food (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Still some growing pains despite the size of the company (in 14 reviews)

  • Distributed office can sometimes feel disconnected from the HQ in San Francisco (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 19 people found this helpful  

    FEMALES BEWARE! Very bro heavy. Women not treated well at all.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    I like the actual platform, and some of my coworkers are delightful.

    Cons

    Twitter is bro-heavy from the top down. Women have very little opportunity for advancement. Once, someone asked why there weren't more women in sales leadership positions and someone got up and talked about how great the women in sales were. Two weeks later, 5 people were promoted in sales. Guess how many women? ZERO. I have seen bosses with admins humiliate their admins in meetings (admins being mostly women, this is a huge red flag), and they definitely are not shown respect. "The fish stinks from the head," as they say. In this case, it is definitely true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    -growing company, lots of users, high impact work
    -love my coworkers
    -a product that is changing the world

    Cons

    -not an easy job
    -changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Waiting to hit that 1 year mark to leave the Flock

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty good (conditions apply)
    Breakfast and lunch is good but dinner is bad half the time

    Cons

    They overwork you.. they do not lead / inspire you, instead they drive you to meet the expectations
    When management screws up the plans and cancel whole releases its all okay (as they are doing the right thing no matter what) but when engineers mess up something they point fingers at you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I work with some of the smartest people in tech and love coming to work and having an impact.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to help the company scale during times of rapid growth. Make an impact on something huge.

    Cons

    There are some bad apples in in the pasture and it's amazing how they stick around. Bad hires often stick around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    No life outside of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work, snacks and food. Twitter has a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    - unspoken requirement to be available all the time (in many teams)
    - forget any life outside of work (some teams are good), all in the name of passion. Good luck with having a life if you are not a manager.
    - rather bad middle tier management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company and culture in all offices

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, terrific management

    Cons

    Need a more competitive salary base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary comparable to other tech firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting 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!

    Cons

    Sometimes analysis paralysis happens and decisions are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hands down the best job I've ever had!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    We'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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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