Twitter Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (12)

    Engineering

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing food, good people who want to change the world, perks perks perks

    Cons

    no real structure among teams, messy longterm vision, poor leadership, no support for women or mothers, demanding hours with no work/life balance and VERY poor compensation.

    Advice to Management

    ship it. management sits on ideas and projects until there is a viable competitor and then have to play catch up which puts stress on everyone.


  2. Great company - Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. 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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.)


  6. Helpful (2)

    World-changing platform, people, and opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Current Employee - Data Scientist

    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

    Giant aspirations for changing the world combined with a high likelihood of achieving them. Executing on a vast number of initiatives simultaneously, and succeeding. The employee benefits are excellent, the compensation competitive, and the opportunities for movement within the organization is incredibly high; very little friction to following your passion somewhere else within the org.

    Cons

    The organization has grown quickly and there are pockets of people who are reluctant to change and progress with the company. There is quite a distribution of work ethic across the org, and an unfortunate sense of entitlement in a portion of people. These are the same issues that I've experienced at every company; they're just universal truths of companies that grow.

    Advice to Management

    Resist calcification by processes and formalism; maintain the minimum set of rules and policies we can get by with. Stay true to the company's core values and ignore the whims of the press. Stay in touch with your reports and their reports; the people doing the work will provide the best view of what's happening.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fast-paced, high energy environment with amazing coworkers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    You definitely want to be a member of the flock

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA

    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

    Innovative, high-trust, high-respect culture; excellent training/resources; smart, yet down-to-earth team-player co-workers; challenging and rewarding work; incredible benefits like free meals and fitness credit.

    Cons

    None that I have seen, but I imagine for some coming from larger, traditional environments, the adjustment to a smaller, more innovative culture with less process could potentially be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - Twitter is a great place to work and the current culture should be fiercely protected. Consider implementing more long-term benefits, like performance stock options, bonuses and/or stronger 40(k) matching.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced, startup-like feel with big-company resources and perks

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

    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

    I really like how Twitter focuses on transparency and has a small company feel. Frequent all-hands meetings bring everyone together around our common goals. Everyone is helpful and is pumped to make things better. From a tech standpoint, Twitter pushes the industry forward in many areas.

    Cons

    Have to be able to ignore the noise of working at a public company that gets a lot of attention. Fast paced environment may not be for everyone.


  11. Helpful (1)

    best place where to work! value of people, high energy!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Researcher in San Francisco, NM
    Current Employee - User Researcher in San Francisco, NM

    I have been working at Twitter

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

    Pros

    people, culture, energy, respect for talents,

    Cons

    there are no cons, really!



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