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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Twitter full-time

Pros

good pace, passion, and growth

Cons

long commute from south bay to the city

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Terrible neighborhood. Lack of leadership. Had to work many hours. Corp culture being ruined by an IPO mentality. Poor user growth based on lack of consumer marketing and too many brainiacs creating the on boarding process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test the product with regular users not tech experts. You'll never reach every person on the planet if you don't make a product easy to use by every person on the planet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 for more than a 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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