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7 people found this helpful  

Waiting to hit that 1 year mark to leave the Flock

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Twitter full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Pretty good (conditions apply)
Breakfast and lunch is good but dinner is bad half the time

Cons

They overwork you.. they do not lead / inspire you, instead they drive you to meet the expectations
When management screws up the plans and cancel whole releases its all okay (as they are doing the right thing no matter what) but when engineers mess up something they point fingers at you.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Its not as good as people outside think it is.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Energetic place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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