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Twitter Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
200 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 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.  

    Amazing people, rapidly growing product, fulfilling work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Strong growth provided momentum
    - Your work impacts hundreds of millions of users
    - Work along side brilliant people

    Cons

    - Too many layers of management
    - Questionable high level strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Remote, OR

    I worked at Twitter as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Shipped production code, learned a ton from super competent engineers. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Getting up to speed on the project was mostly left to me. I ended up catching on, but if I hadb;t been prepared to really work long and hard I could have been in trouble.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company, certain departments not so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has great food. Work from Home whenever you want. Practically no meetings.

    Cons

    Reviewboard is an absolute mess. Getting shipits is a huge hassle. Constant fights on Scala style issues. Too many proprietary packages. No lateral transfers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things can be shipped 100x faster if you put an end to the constant hazing on reviewboard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was very easy to communicate and get support on what you're working on, as Twitter has a very open workplace. The role obviously varies from team to team, but on my team, I was treated similarly to a new grad full-time. People generally cared about the company, and everyone was exceedingly nice and eager to help.

    Cons

    Still a relatively new, growing company and sometimes lacks the infrastructure / tools and stability a more mature company might have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, I loved my manager.

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

    THE Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. A global organization that feels local in regional markets. Management that inspires you to do your best while providing autonomy. Senior management is extremely transparent. An overall great corporate culture that also provides great benefits to its staff.

    Cons

    Growing pains that come along with any rapidly growing business. The company is getting very large, which can make it hard for new employees to navigate. That said, Im sure the organization will come out of this phase of its development better than most and continue to be an amazing place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 20 people found this helpful  

    Some good, some bad.

    • 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

    There are lots of smart people, interesting things to work on, and great food. There are talks, meet-ups, and internal education. They make employees comfortable without being ridiculous about it. They allow plenty of flexible time and a pretty good work-life balance. For the most part, people who work a lot do so because they really enjoy what they do. When it's good, it's very good.

    Cons

    There is almost no diversity in engineering. This is not just about the ratios of men to women, white/asian to others, young to old, but also about mindset and background. The hiring process and the promotion process are geared to further homogenize the staff. The label "twentitled" is very often deserved, and the arrogance of the engineers is astounding. They believe that they are the best simply for being hired at Twitter. They are often unwilling to be helpful, unwilling to listen to other ideas, and certainly unbelieving that anyone different from them is of value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than saying "hire/promote more women", search for the root of why women, older people, non-white people are not comfortable in the culture you have created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    Nice culture, everyone respects each other, the benefits are above average as I think.

    Cons

    The management level changes rapidly

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

    Motivating culture, great perks, demanding

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    • 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

    It's rare to work in an environment where you're surrounded by so many people who care deeply about their job and the product they are supporting. There's very little ego here - the few that exhibit it stand out. It's a collaborative environment full of passionate people. No one punches in and punches out, everyone works until they get it done and also finds time to take a break and enjoy a drink in the commons or a chat in the halls

    Cons

    Normal growing pains. Too many places that house information and a constantly growing workforce causes some minor frustrations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those who were appropriate for their role when the company was small are not necessarily appropriate for leadership at this stage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Different ballgame

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The hiring bar is exceptionally high, meaning you're virtually guaranteed to spend your days working with quality colleagues. The culture is superb - the individual is massively valued to the point of hierarchy not ruling your days. The benefits are as good as you could hope (travel, gym, health).

    Cons

    Almost everyone here is an overachiever, meaning if you stood out in a previous company, you can easily find yourself moved to the middle of the pack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The flat management structure means that it can sometimes feel like a communal effort, and career progression is not clearly delineated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    inconsistent management, victim of a bad acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    strong brand, good food, nice workplace

    Cons

    twitter is a circus. it's still trying to find its identity. lots of politics. it's run by ex-googlers who favorite each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop fixating on user growth and make the product better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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