Twitter – Why Work For Us?

Twitter helps you create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.


Our company culture directly aligns with its purpose as a platform — a place for discovery, self-expression and human connection. At Twitter, we have created an environment where people are actually encouraged to bring their authentic selves and their passions to work.

Once here, our employees have a myriad of opportunities to grow new skills and deepen those they already possess. Above all, we have created a place where employees come together as empowered individuals for the strength of the collective.

As a product, Twitter brings you closer to others. As an employer, Twitter does the same. We often hear employees say, “I joined Twitter, and I joined a family.”

 

Why work at Twitter?

Work @Twitter

Working at Twitter offers you a chance to think about fascinating, intricate and important challenges everyday. At Twitter, your work will be immediately felt by many millions of people around the globe.

Life @Twitter

The open exchange of information can have a positive impact on the world. We run our company with that principle in mind everyday; each employee has a voice and a chance to innovate. We have raucous weekly all-hands meetings where tough questions are asked and answered because we maintain a culture of openness and trust from the inside out.

You @Twitter

Job satisfaction comes down to being able to do what you love while collaborating with talented people on a shared mission. Sound intriguing? Let’s talk.

 

 

 

Benefits & Perks

Our employees tell us that the most important benefit we offer is the work itself—the chance to solve interesting problems while having a positive impact on the world. We also offer a long list of benefits, including:

 

  • Complete medical and dental benefits
  • Flexible and generous vacation policy
  • Catered breakfast and lunch daily (in our San Francisco office)
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Weekly in-office yoga and pilates classes
  • Commuter program
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Zipcar discount
  • Wireless discount 

University recruiting

Every year, students and new grads have an impact on our company. Our Engineering team is aggressively hiring undergrad, masters and PhD students for full-time positions and summer internships.

“When I started, I had very little real-world experience—I’d never coded professionally before—so, I was really excited and really nervous... On my third day at work, I got to see the President of Russia... A few weeks later, Kanye West (@ kanyewest) ’dropped by’ for lunch.”

My Awesome Summer Internship at Twitter by Siddarth Chandrasekaran

“Twitter doesn't just hire great engineers, it hires great people. It goes without saying you'll work with amazing engineers; the real joy is working with people who are hilarious, fantastically interesting, and generous with their time and teaching.

Justin Chen

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    Motivating culture, great perks, demanding

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's rare to work in an environment where you're surrounded by so many people who care deeply about their job and the product they are supporting. There's very little ego here - the few that exhibit it stand out. It's a collaborative environment full of passionate people. No one punches in and punches out, everyone works until they get it done and also finds time to take a break and enjoy a drink in the commons or a chat in the halls

    Cons

    Normal growing pains. Too many places that house information and a constantly growing workforce causes some minor frustrations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those who were appropriate for their role when the company was small are not necessarily appropriate for leadership at this stage.

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Twitter Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Twitter in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR reached out to me after I submitted my resume. Hiring manager and I had a good conversation, then they invited me on-site to meet the team at their Chicago HQ.

    The whole HR process was very opaque and frazzled. I got an email to meet on Tuesday AM on Friday at 7 pm. Well, Okay, its not much time but I made it work. Took a day off work to visit.

    The on-site team was small (3-4 people) and seemed overqualified for the role, and inadequately prepared with any real questions. Its supposed to be a technical role, but I got no technical questions. The rest was more like a conversation, I wish they had asked me REAL question.

    The hiring manager was not even scheduled to be on the initial interview (?) which was puzzling. Another NO-NO on their HR process. He talked to me for a bit and when I asked for a follow-up he said "I dont know" (?!)

    Next day I had a web chat with 2 of the senior guys, both of them awkward, and again, no real questions.

    Finally, got rejected a week later. I emailed the hiring manager to thank him for his time and provide some feedback, NO response. Ridiculous.

    I dont care what a "great" tech company you are emphasizing your "values". It's simply indecent to take out someone's time for 2 days and not even respond to a thank you email.

    Get over yourselves and respect people who take out time out of their day to speak with you.

    Interview Questions
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Twitter Awards & Accolades

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Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies, Glassdoor, 2014

Additional Info

Website about.twitter.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Public (TWTR)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Facebook, Google, Tumblr

Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time.

By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, we have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, via Twitter mobile...
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