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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.

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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

Twitter Reviews

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    Great company overall, but recent churn is disturbing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Perks are amazing. Challenging work. Smart people. It's a well oiled machine for a company of its size and has been working to address the *systematic* internal issues (eg developer productivity). Overall it's hard to beat.

    Cons

    The company has been bleeding culture as the old timers leave and the hiring process is slanted towards what have been described fairly accurately as "worker bees from Google." In general, I saw my newer coworkers were smarter but less fun than the older ones.

    Recently there has been a lot of turnover at the company in what is basically a systematic sweeping of house as they look for people internally who aren't up to par. This is concerning even for those above this bar, although I can understand that it may make the company stronger long-term.

    Not enough upward mobility. Promotion/feedback process can be gamed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that passion and personality matter.

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Twitter Interviews

Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014

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    The interview process is very chaotic. They seems to churn you out like cattle. There is a very dead feeling about the interview process. I guess being Twitter they see a lot of candidates.

    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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Mission: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.

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