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6 people found this helpful  

Nice work if you can get it

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Fast-paced, growing company. Lots of responsibility to be had early in your career. Smart people who'll help you learn and grow.

Cons

Need to be self-motivated, resourceful to succeed. If something's broken, don't expect someone else will necessarily fix it. Step up and make it better.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Addenda to an earlier review

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

    I worked at Twitter full-time (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
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  2.  

    Great Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter

    Pros

    Friendly, good values. The benefits are great

    Cons

    Things may be confusing and difficult at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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