I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Twitter.
Interview Details – Got contacted by HR and had a quick chat. This was followed by 2 phone screens. After that 6 back to back 45min on-site interviews. The process is really really fast if you choose to move fast. I pretty much went through the whole cycle in 10 days (from first call to offer)
Interview Question – How would you design a distributed ID generation system (hint Snowflake). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate. The package was generous enough!
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Twitter in August 2013.
Interview Details – Grade B exp. 1st, phone interview with HR, 2nd was Skype Interview, and then 3rd step they fly you out for a marathon of interviews. Ea. person got 1/2 hour time slot, no more, and it was more about what they were looking for then what I was looking for, didn't leave room for any questions of mine. Be prepared for "Google" style questions.
Interview Question – How many golf balls can fit in a school bus? View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Twitter in August 2013.
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I was referred to the company through a co-worker of mine who knows someone in the recruiting department. (They give the "white glove" service to employee referrals) They acted fast and reached out to me for an initial phone screen with the recruiter. Passed that and asked me to come up (I'm from Los Angeles) for an in-person interview (which they do not reimburse because it's a CONTRACT position).
Spoke with 4 other people, 2 Recruiting Managers and 2 Lead Recruiting Coordinators, half of which specialized in technology and the other half specialized in non-technology positions. Each interview lasted about half an hour and was told by my recruiter I would hear back the beginning of the following week.
Interview Question – Why should we not hire you? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Twitter.
Interview Details – Phone screen with the hiring manager for thirty minutes, followed by an on-site with 5 people. Took about 2 weeks to hear from the recruiters after my phone screen and then another few weeks before we could get to the onsite. Met with other Ad Ops agents, a sales person, the hiring manager and the Senior Manager.
Interview Question – How do our promoted products work? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Twitter in August 2013.
Interview Details – It's an online test before the phone interview.. two questions in an hour, and the time given is more than enough to finish them.
Interview Question – The online test has time and space complexity limits on the solution. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Twitter in August 2013.
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When they wanted to convince you to come in and talk to them, they could be aggressive and relentless. The processes was very unstructured. There was not any processes. The hiring managers didn't know what they were looking for. They didn't have any plan on what the position would do. They had no answers for any of my questions.
After spending $ to drive up and park my car and meet with them, they went silence. I didn't get an answer back about my candidacy even after pinging them. So, I suppose I am out.
A little courtesy to tell your candidate what is happening is a good idea. It remains to be seen if Twitter will be as successful as Google or Facebook. But judging at the hiring practice, it is way worse.
Interview Question – There was no tough question. The hiring managers didn't know what they were looking for so there weren't any questions. The whole company was disorganized and my impression was that the culture was like the wild wild west. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Twitter in August 2013.
Interview Details – The process was typical starting with a call from a recruiter followed by two technical phone interviews. The first technical phone interview was statistical where the interviewer asked about A/B testing and how to measure engagement. The second was engineering based where I had to code using collabedit.com. Then the culture test is done on site for a full day.
Interview Question – Given twitter user data, how would you measure engagement? Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Twitter in July 2013.
Interview Details – The phone screening and interview steps were all very straightforward. The hiring manager was very clear about not wanting to waste his or my time if this role wasn't a fit. The interview panel was made of up people for varied disciplines that were all asking intelligent if difficult questions.
Interview Question – Related to the engineering aspects of installing and delivering 3-phase power. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Straightforward, no BS.
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Twitter in July 2013.
Interview Details – Initial email inquiry from an engineer not a recruiter, one-on-one phone screen with single engineer using remote collaborative text editing tool, onsite interview with hiring manager and five separate engineers. During the onsite we talked about my experience and did several white board exercises.
Interview Question – I don't remember honestly. None of the questions proved extremely difficult. The interviewers were all fairly friendly and laid-back. Some questions I didn't have an answer for, but rather than attempt to BS my way through them, I said I'm not sure but I can figure it out/learn how. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't need to negotiate. I requested a salary and they responded with an acceptable offer.
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