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Helpful (1)

Great culture, exciting product, smartest people in the business

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Twitter full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great culture - people are very smart and willing to help. Everyone is friendly. Talent - Working alongside the best is the business is exciting and helps everyone grow as a result Product - Exciting product developments are getting clients very excited

Cons

Hard to stand out

Advice to Management

Keep it up and as we grow make sure we are growing in the right ways and with the right people.

Other Employee Reviews for Twitter

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great People to Work with in a Chaotic Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    - Working with smart and knowledge people every single second - Having famous people come into the office on a weekly appearance (athletes, movie stars, singers) - Working with individuals that want to make a difference

    Cons

    - Reorganizations to most departments if not monthly then bimonthly - Things are very much subjective such as promotions rather metric/benchmark base - People get very frustrated/upset in all departments (engineering, HR, sales etc.) because things are chaotic and seem at most times redundant/no one knows what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Twitter needs to start investing in people within the company that have leadership skills. Twitter continues to proud itself of being a "start up" environment and while it is good to have that atmosphere the company needs to mature quickly and start making processes more streamline since right now is seems like people are running in circles. While Twitter was a great company to work for I do believe that a public traded company needs to have more visibility to their employees (and I'm not meaning Tea Time but in regards to team/org).


  2. Helpful (11)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time (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 Management

    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.


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