Twitter Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people (in 24 reviews)

  • There are lots of smart people, interesting things to work on, and great food (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Still some growing pains despite the size of the company (in 14 reviews)

  • Distributed office can sometimes feel disconnected from the HQ in San Francisco (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    Clear communication from the Execs, Empowering Culture, Motivational Mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with a platform that is connecting people everyday to the world, letting voices be heard, sparking revolutions and democratising the world at large. If that doesn't motivate you - chances are very few things will :)

    The culture is empowering - You are the master of what you want to create here and the company stands behind you for support.

    Leadership is very transparent and approachable. I've worked in two big global companies before and the level of transparency here is my favourite thing.

    Cons

    We're still figuring some things out so things are constantly evolving. If that's not something someone is comfortable with then I can see how that might be a problem for them.

  2. Great experience

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

    I worked at Twitter

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working with extremely smart and intelligent people who love their job. Good food. Lots of opportunities to socialize.

    Cons

    A bad change management. Does PR has to be the worst department everywhere?

  3. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great data that you can analyze. fun people that are happy to teach and help

    Cons

    frequent changes in management. Need more stability for larger projects

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  5. Awesome place to work with a wonderful culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun, great cultural values, a product that matters, tons of growth, management that cares, food, benefits, smart coworkers, exciting work, did I mention the food and benefits?

    Cons

    Engineers have attitudes, young company, changing procedures, long hours. Travel policies are lame. That is about all of the cons at Twitter.

    Advice to Management

    People are working hard. Reward those who are leaving their families and flying around the world by ensuring they are comfortable when flying.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Young, fun and smart people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transparent internally. Competitive salary. Great amenities in office including cross fit, yoga, free meals. Excellent culture, compared to my old employer - also a mid-size tech company. Very smart people and great product. I would never consider working at a Facebook or Google. I see myself here the next couple years, still a lot of changes and growth in the products.

    Cons

    No longer a startup. Product roadmap messaging is not consistent from execs. Company is at a size now that individual contributors are not as important.

    Advice to Management

    Share a product roadmap quarterly. Encourage intelligent debate. Always hire the best.

  7. job at twitter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    excellent comp and work life balance

    Cons

    no cons so far in my past 2 years

    Advice to Management

    none so far in my past 2 years

  8. Great company - Great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are top notch and willing to collaborate across teams. The IT is very competent and gets things done. The company has great vision and communicates it well. Everyone is approachable, including the top execs.

    Cons

    Some product decision making is not very transparent.

  9. Amazing experience working for a company changing the world, one tweet at a time!

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    Former Employee - MBA Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company mission, amazing culture, work autonomy, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Some employees have lost the startup "hustle".

    Advice to Management

    The Company has great growth opportunities in front of it. continue to innovate on product - don't be afraid to go down dark alleys that don't lead to anything (users, revenue, etc.)

  10. Helpful (1)

    Growing pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -base salary and RSUs are competitive
    -most everyone are highly qualified and are trying to do their best work
    -standard silicon valley tech perks: fitness, food, beer/wine, VIP visits
    -lots of courses to improve tech or soft skills
    -improv classes!!
    -management tries to be transparent to the whole company

    Cons

    - since company isn't GAAP profitable many ancillary benefits aren't up to the level of Google or Facebook. 401K is an easy example. shuttle bus routes are limited and buses can be unreliable....3 breakdowns in one day even.
    - culture and bureaucracy is slightly changing with the number of employees skyrocketing from ~2000 to ~3500 in the past two years.
    - There have been many re-orgs in the engineering Org recently. This brings a sense of uncertainty to some.
    - feedback and comp systems and procedures go through constant change every six months. Hopefully they will settle on one system and schedule soon.

    Advice to Management

    - talk is talk, follow through on past promises
    - make sure managers are actually have good soft skills and can manage a team effectively

  11. Helpful (1)

    Fast-paced, high energy environment with amazing coworkers

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, extremely smart and competent coworkers, fun and laid-back office and culture. There's a great sense of community within the company, and a lot of excitement about where the company is going. Food is ridiculously good. Hacking on things and developing skills in the things that interest you are strongly encouraged.

    A lot is changing, and for the better. Definitely on an upward trajectory.

    Cons

    No desserts during lunch. Voluntary sacrifice of work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great momentum of positive change.

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