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Moving fast, growing fast

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

I have been working at Twitter full-time

Pros

-The senior leadership are very open and communicate very well to all employees. Whether it's from email, internal quora-like forum, or the every-other-week all hands meeting.
-The people who work here are all highly intelligent and really want to make Twitter grow.
-As they have grown and went through some growing pains, there are more processes and structure on how things are done. A good thing.
-Experimentation is valued
- things are changing every month
- great learning system. lots of classes on all technical and soft topics, and people are welcome to signup even if not directly related to your work.
-onboarding/orientation process great and will be tailored to your job function.
-standard silicon valley tech benefits and more.

Cons

- headcount growing very quickly. Due to this, lots more middle management. Although the org chart is still flatter than at other companies.
- For those coming from other companies or new-grads, one may feel that there are a lot of meetings. That being said, most of the meetings tend to be pretty efficient and timely...because people may have to go to another meeting
-since the IPO and ensuing employee stock lockup expiration, people from all levels of the company are leaving.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Addenda to an earlier review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SRE  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - SRE in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I have nothing to add from my previous comments, but this requires twenty words, so I need to add them.

    Cons

    Working in SRE has some serious issues. There is an embedded approach -- so one gets one's work assignments and performance assessments from an engineering organization, but promotion/compensation decisions are made by SRE management. It depends on how engaged the SRE management is with the SRE, and some SRE managers are extremely disengaged, or are willing to accept the word of the engineering manager. The engineering manager does not have any incentive to promote the work of the SRE, particularly when the work is a joint project with engineering. Similarly, engineering managers will be more focused on the work of their direct reports, and rightly so.

    This makes the entire SRE employee review process capricious. Strong SREs are more readily lost through bad management, and SRE reviews (conducted entirely within SRE management structure) are more prone to second hand information and favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reverse this structure. If SREs are to be embedded, make their performance evaluations the responsibility of the engineering managers, and make the SRE management consultants to that process, providing expertise in SRE training and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best place to work in the city

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

    I have been working at Twitter as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Food, culture, manager, team-- work life is simple. Very supportive and have lot of co ordination.

    They serve excellent food all the time .

    Cons

    People from south bay, its bad and long to travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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