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HR is invisible; managers aren't there to help you grow in any meaningful way and sometimes they hurt

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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 (more than an year)

Pros

Food, working with many very qualified and mostly ego-less engineers who really care about what they are doing, running a service that people care about, plenty to learn

Cons

Your happiness or sadness will depend almost entirely on whether the manager who owns you wants you to be happy or sad, whether they want you to stay or don't care if you disappear tomorrow. There is no obvious way to correct things if you are identified as a "problem". Every team has a completely different style, which accounts for the giddy reviews found elsewhere in this section. The hiring rally in 2013 made it much easier to dispose of people rather than solving problems so they could stay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

DickC is completely legit and has everyone's near-complete trust. Below him are multiple layers of managers who translate his clear directives into unclear directions for unclear reasons. There are also some good managers but they are outnumbered. They said this wouldn't happen to us. It happened. It got worse after the IPO.

Dick: your team is over-managing the brand. The company will be better off when it can roll with the punches rather than trying to control every utterance that originates inside or outside. There's more life to this company than the stone-faced official word lets anyone know, and that's a shame. The "more layers of managers than Apple" at a fraction of the size is also a shame. Your middle tiers of managers are the company's biggest handicap and always have been since you started dumping them into the structure by the truckload.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    Culture, Perks, People, Sales Management, Growth

    Cons

    Growing pains, no 401K match

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people, benefits, perks, salaries. CEO inspires.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

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

    Pros

    People - smart, available, collaboration
    Perks - coffee, food, beer and wine
    Benefits
    Salary
    Great leadership
    Open communication
    Inspiring CEO

    Cons

    Still some growing pains despite the size of the company.
    Internal transfer process is messy.
    More diversity needed.
    Work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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