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No life outside of work

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

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

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  1. 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 for more than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, exciting place to work, but has it's issues

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of exceptionally smart people, good benefits, open office with great food/snacks, always something fun/interesting going on like happy hours or celebrity visits, close to Bart

    Cons

    Lots of growing pains due to rapid expansion, sometimes cramped office, over-committed managers, increasing levels of hierarchy leading to increased "politics", frequent re-orgs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aggressively enforce the no-more-than-10-direct-reports rule for managers. Ensure that managers are helping their employees succeed, rather than just punishing them when they fail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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