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Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
205 Reviews
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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    no bueno

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    money can be ok and benefits are aight

    Cons

    who you know culture is not good for best rising to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire on merit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love it there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great mission. Talented people. Open to change.

    Cons

    Some technical debt. Some pessimist voices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    none cons to report at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep a focus on employee's happyness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promising Company But Management Falling Apart

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, food, great cutting edge technology

    Cons

    inexperienced managment making bad decisions with increasing frequency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new Sr. Managment that knows how to run and grow a mature comp;any

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 14 people found this helpful  

    Just trying to vest at this point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Free food is amazing
    -Awesome opportunities like Hillary Clinton stopping by
    -Working on a product that is exciting
    -Nice facilities
    -Great Holiday parties and social gatherings
    -Lots of amazing people
    -Looks great on your resume (I hope)

    Cons

    There are far too many reorgs. Lots of XGooglers and XSalesforce who hire each other and give each other higher salaries/titles than those who have Twitter experience. I seen far too many managers who have never managed a team and should never be managing a team. Do you want a 26 yo who got the managing gig by drinking beer with their boss to be in charge of your career and growth? Promotion process is based on politics and favoritism doesn't matter how many fires you put out at 3am while your coworker is on PTO, if they're friends with the boss, you're never getting noticed. Lots of managers just refer friends to each other's team. The unlimited PTO policy really varies from mgr to mgr but basically you're probably going to feel too guilty to ever take PTO anyway. Not many women in higher/leadership positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give a damn about your employees.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a great experience, ups and downs along the way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great for the most part.

    Cons

    Side effects of a growing company are tough. Not the small startup it used to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Having a great time @Twitter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    - Really smart people and tons of challenging projects.
    - Feel energized to go to work in the morning - since my work can have a big impact on the world.
    - Really good compensation/benefits.
    - Tons of learning opportunities in Engineering.

    Cons

    Since Twitter is now expanding really fast, there are some growing pains like any other company would face. There have been some reorganizations towards that end, but everyone here is fully committed to ensuring the long-term success of Twitter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management is doing a great job - ensuring that the company provides a great platform to its users. I have to say - keep up the great work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great company overall, but recent churn is disturbing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Perks are amazing. Challenging work. Smart people. It's a well oiled machine for a company of its size and has been working to address the *systematic* internal issues (eg developer productivity). Overall it's hard to beat.

    Cons

    The company has been bleeding culture as the old timers leave and the hiring process is slanted towards what have been described fairly accurately as "worker bees from Google." In general, I saw my newer coworkers were smarter but less fun than the older ones.

    Recently there has been a lot of turnover at the company in what is basically a systematic sweeping of house as they look for people internally who aren't up to par. This is concerning even for those above this bar, although I can understand that it may make the company stronger long-term.

    Not enough upward mobility. Promotion/feedback process can be gamed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that passion and personality matter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    bad culture, bad engineers

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

    I worked at Twitter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    okay perks, good salary, some interesting work

    Cons

    leadership is bad. culture is very weird - I was in one of the hardest working teams, but on average people worked 40 hours a week and a great deal of that was spent not actually working. very easy to see why the company is struggling to increase profits because under-achieving people are paid high salaries to barely work. the engineers are not smart (I do not understand why so many people say their bar is high) and not all that fun to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not hand down solutions to engineers. let them engineer. figure out your plan and stick to it. don't let personal problems (or your over-inflated ego) push good employees out of the company (that one is directed at Costolo).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pressure, Pressure and Pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Perks obvioulsy (now I know why they have so many perks.. may be just to lure the best of industry talents and squeeze from them as much as possible), brand name, unlimited PTOs, lots of potential to learn.

    Cons

    The entire company is trying to double up profits year on year and so the pressure, really trickles down from top to bottom, You will regret for having joined this place, if only your team is being newly set-up be it regionally or centrally and your manager is relatively new. "Can we rush this out?" was the most frequent phase that I've heard in the organization! Honestly too much work load gives you no space for creativity and all that you try doing is to meet crazy deadlines! I've done much better work in other places and definitely not in Twitter!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate work-life balance, appreciate women in specific and please give people their personal time after office hours and during weekends! Hire people managers who would suit a start-up like environment that has lots of uncertainties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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