Twitter Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Great culture, always learning and growing

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

    I have been working at Twitter

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

    Pros

    The culture is excellent. The bar is extremely high in terms of performance and quality of people.

    Cons

    It is quite pressurised due to the high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever stop being open and transparent. Acknowledge that the teams work their butts off - the pace is not sustainable forever.

  2. Transparent leaders, passionate co-workers, career development a focus

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

    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

    Career development at Twitter has become even more of a focus.
    Employees hear frequently from senior management / execs, and conversation is encouraged from all levels of the business. No good idea is ignored.
    Great to see DickC chip in on an idea circulated, and get involved in the nitty gritty.
    Salary is good. Work life balance even better.

    Cons

    Can be a little 'disorganised' and day-to-day processes aren't always in place, where the Sales team needs guidance.

  3. Best place to work in San Francisco

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

    I have been working at Twitter

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, stable workloads, amazing salary, no BS environment, highly motivated teams, no attitudes, generally kind co-workers, great food, great benefits, amazing and impressive leadership team. This place is amazing on almost every scale.

    Cons

    Code base and systems feel more like a living and growing organism that can be very hard to navigate. Difficult to know best practices. Huge amount of documentation and code that may or may not be used. In lots of ways the freedom and flexibility is a plus but comes with baggage. Getting bootstrapped into the environment takes times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!

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  5. Empowered to do my best work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    Working with the smartest, nicest and most talented people.
    Being provided with all the resources necessary to do your job.
    Tons of growth potential.
    Transparency from Leadership.
    Excellent benefits.
    Flexible time off policies.
    Oh, and yes, the food is amazing.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to navigate organization.

  6. Great place to work

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

    Twitter is an innovative, fun environment. There is a lot of cross-functional collaboration. We are doing very important work by providing a platform for users to share news and noteworthy content. Benefits and pay are good and the food is top notch.

    Cons

    Lots of first-time managers who are trying to figure things out.
    No bonus

  7. Great culture, great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    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

    - Smart colleagues
    - Very transparent, open culture; uncomfortable questions get asked and answered!
    - Great offices, amazing food
    - Tough challenges
    - Internal branch out program, very easy to switch teams
    - Technical debt gets prioritized
    - Open Source is actively practiced

    Cons

    - Very rapid change, don't get too comfortable with your current project, it might be gone tomorrow

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent and open. Restricting access to information only makes it more difficult for teams to reach their goals.

  8. Being part of creating something that has such impact in the world and working with passionate people

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

    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

    Twitter's values are not just stuck on the wall. They are live and active in each meeting, presentation and business decision

    Cons

    A lot of constant change but this is also a great way of learning and getting to do things you'd never have exposure to in other companies

    Advice to Management

    Be forward thinking and keep doing what you're doing

  9. The best internship I ever had

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Twitter is a very good company to take an internship. I have a lot of responsibilities and I am not considered as just an intern. I feel like part of the team and I am proud to work at Twitter. What's more, Twitter treats very well its interns in term of benefits.

    Cons

    I can't see any inconvenients yet.

  10. I'm extremely fortunate to work at such a cool company!

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

    In previous companies, I often had to fight for small things that I thought could make me more productive or the project more successful. For example, something as simple as requesting an ergonomic mouse was a hassle - with levels of approvals and complicated expense procedures. At Twitter, you just walk up to one of the IT offices and say "Can I have an Evoluent upright mouse?" and they just hand it to you without a single question. Everyone wants to do the right thing. If something is obviously a good idea, you're just expected to do it, you don't need to ask for permission. I've never experienced that before at other companies.

    Cons

    From a purely engineering perspective, there is a lot that could be improved, such as some engineering practices or code quality. I don't mind too much, because it means that there is still something to work on. There is a lot of work to be done to improve the engineering practices, but the good thing is that current engineering management are all focusing a lot on these issues, and things will improve!

    Advice to Management

    I have all faith in current management, I honestly can't give them any useful advice.

  11. Love working @Twitter

    • 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

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

    Pros

    - Smartest people I've ever worked with
    - Fast moving product innovation
    - Exciting time for the business
    - Amazing perks

    Cons

    - Super fast pace - not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    - Continue what you're doing - the transparency is incredible

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