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6 people found this helpful  

Brilliant engineers, Poor management

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

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

Pros

You'll be surrounded by smart engineers and exciting technical challenges. Excellent culture even though it is pretentious. The location, office, and free food are great.

Cons

Career advancement opportunities are not awarded fairly. Promotions are not a significant increase in compensation.

Compensation is below market rates. There are no bonuses or 401k matching.

Being a manager sucks. Senior management has acknowledged this and is investing in its managers more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make career advancement opportunities fair and detached from the frequent reorgs and the opportunism that follows them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved it - but not without disappointments

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great environment. Good potential if execution improves.

    Cons

    Too much management churn, the CEO, lacks sense of long-term strategy, can't tell good people from bad. Still too many mediocre old-timer engineers who were over-promoted and have too much influence without a whole lot of merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent SVP level changes are in the right direction - but the next level down especially on the consumer product side lacks leadership skills and experience. Too eager to please the upper management rather then do the right thing. Must upgrade the next level below SVPs along with the engineering talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best company I've ever worked for.

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

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, talented people.
    Management chain who share your values and back you up.
    Company that values social good as well as turning a profit.
    Great working environment.

    Cons

    Very little to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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