Twitter Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
174 Reviews

4.4
174 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people (in 20 reviews)

  • a great food, you gain 20 pounds) (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • We're growing super fast and there are some growing pains (in 9 reviews)

  • Distributed office can sometimes feel disconnected from the HQ in San Francisco (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place to work in the city

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Pros

    Working with people who are smart and passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    I have no cons so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Innovative and Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Innovative. I work with incredibly smart people and we are all driven to make the company awesome.

    Cons

    If you don't take advantage of the unlimited time off and work from home opportunities the fast paced work environment might get the best of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it focussed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    Great facility.
    Good leadership.
    Constant innovation.

    They recently opened up a few new floors meaning we have a lot more space for each desk.

    Cons

    The headquarters is situated in not the best area so if you are leaving late you may want to get an escort from twitter security to the Muni station if you don't drive.

  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mostly good with pockets of chaos and bad apples

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Nice central location in SF great if you live in the city.

    Cons

    Residual chaos from the early days (Ev and Jack management). Some really terrible bad apples still in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior / mid-level folks are being lost in the shuffle. Increasing dissatisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, strong leadership, great career opportunities, ability to make an impact.

    Cons

    Pace within high growth environment can be challenging to manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Open, fast-moving culture. Fun

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

    I have been working at Twitter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unusually good work-life balance, the best lunch I've ever had, good pay. I'm very happy here.

    Unlike Facebook or Google, Twitter is still building a lot of new, great things - there isn't much maintenance or incremental work going on.

    Cons

    You've got to be good at learning new things without great docs - the company has been growing so quickly that many projects are poorly documented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great things you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great culture, exciting product, smartest people in the business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture - people are very smart and willing to help. Everyone is friendly.
    Talent - Working alongside the best is the business is exciting and helps everyone grow as a result
    Product - Exciting product developments are getting clients very excited

    Cons

    Hard to stand out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and as we grow make sure we are growing in the right ways and with the right people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People to Work with in a Chaotic Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    - Working with smart and knowledge people every single second
    - Having famous people come into the office on a weekly appearance (athletes, movie stars, singers)
    - Working with individuals that want to make a difference

    Cons

    - Reorganizations to most departments if not monthly then bimonthly
    - Things are very much subjective such as promotions rather metric/benchmark base
    - People get very frustrated/upset in all departments (engineering, HR, sales etc.) because things are chaotic and seem at most times redundant/no one knows what is going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Twitter needs to start investing in people within the company that have leadership skills. Twitter continues to proud itself of being a "start up" environment and while it is good to have that atmosphere the company needs to mature quickly and start making processes more streamline since right now is seems like people are running in circles. While Twitter was a great company to work for I do believe that a public traded company needs to have more visibility to their employees (and I'm not meaning Tea Time but in regards to team/org).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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