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11 people found this helpful  

Its not as good as people outside think it is.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Twitter full-time

Pros

Good engineers. Code is all out there and seen by everyone, great opportunity to understand various parts of the system.

Cons

New hires are not set up for success. Unless you have already worked in another web company expect difficult times. Though to be fair I hear many teams do a good job at it.
My advise to anyone joining Twitter would be to join a team which has old time engineers and preferably under manager who were previously engineer at Twitter, else you won't get to experience the culture you would hope to see.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is good in communicating most things except that I feel weird to see them send out survey questions which indirectly indicate on the lines - 'we are not afraid to fire people'. I think Twitter could be upfront about this (like Netflix by putting this in their career page)
Promote engineers interested in management internally to preserve the culture.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Energetic place to work for

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People, dedicated and fun work atmosphere

    Cons

    Few Benefits, comparatively bad healthcare plan

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    You need to fit the mould.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dedicated, talented people.
    Incredible access. Business, entertainment, you name it. Twitter has a relationship.
    Healthy compensation, and at HQ, top notch food.
    Good likelihood you'll ship.
    Decent exec communication and great transparency inside the company.
    Hacking culture.

    Cons

    Lots of management. Lots of reorgs. No executive team design leadership, and lackluster design culture. Product management runs the show. Little room for creative exploration. Lots of committee-based decisions. Remote offices are a complete nightmare if you are working on the core product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the design team entirely in SF.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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