Twitter Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
178 Reviews
4.3
178 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 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. 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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The company stimulates you to be very proactive in defining the problems and the solutions. It takes to be a leader on everything you do.

    The culture is very strong and people really stand for the values.

    Cons

    Still needs to improve in term of processes and tools, but that's the point of the Pros above!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people, benefits, perks, salaries. CEO inspires.

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

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

    Pros

    People - smart, available, collaboration
    Perks - coffee, food, beer and wine
    Benefits
    Salary
    Great leadership
    Open communication
    Inspiring CEO

    Cons

    Still some growing pains despite the size of the company.
    Internal transfer process is messy.
    More diversity needed.
    Work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I love it here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Fun environment
    - Challenging workload

    Cons

    - Great pay and company values
    - Hard to get ahold of senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Smart co-workers. Great work/life balance. Hard work is rewarded and your direction/projects are often self driven. If you have an idea, you can implement it.

    Cons

    Poor performer's aren't well managed.Some people and teams consistently underperform and it seems they can just drift here forever and are protected from ever actually justifying why their products/projects are consistently failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the cruft and get rid of the dead weight. There's a lot of fun work to do here and if people are too lazy to do it, they shouldn't be wasting everyone else's time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation and great foot really really really nice

    Cons

    Long hours kind of full of dicks no way to promote myself oh well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    good pace, passion, and growth

    Cons

    long commute from south bay to the city

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Terrible neighborhood. Lack of leadership. Had to work many hours. Corp culture being ruined by an IPO mentality. Poor user growth based on lack of consumer marketing and too many brainiacs creating the on boarding process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test the product with regular users not tech experts. You'll never reach every person on the planet if you don't make a product easy to use by every person on the planet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    HR is invisible; managers aren't there to help you grow in any meaningful way and sometimes they hurt

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Food, working with many very qualified and mostly ego-less engineers who really care about what they are doing, running a service that people care about, plenty to learn

    Cons

    Your happiness or sadness will depend almost entirely on whether the manager who owns you wants you to be happy or sad, whether they want you to stay or don't care if you disappear tomorrow. There is no obvious way to correct things if you are identified as a "problem". Every team has a completely different style, which accounts for the giddy reviews found elsewhere in this section. The hiring rally in 2013 made it much easier to dispose of people rather than solving problems so they could stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DickC is completely legit and has everyone's near-complete trust. Below him are multiple layers of managers who translate his clear directives into unclear directions for unclear reasons. There are also some good managers but they are outnumbered. They said this wouldn't happen to us. It happened. It got worse after the IPO.

    Dick: your team is over-managing the brand. The company will be better off when it can roll with the punches rather than trying to control every utterance that originates inside or outside. There's more life to this company than the stone-faced official word lets anyone know, and that's a shame. The "more layers of managers than Apple" at a fraction of the size is also a shame. Your middle tiers of managers are the company's biggest handicap and always have been since you started dumping them into the structure by the truckload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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