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Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (12)

    Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    Young, fun and smart people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    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

    Transparent internally. Competitive salary. Great amenities in office including cross fit, yoga, free meals. Excellent culture, compared to my old employer - also a mid-size tech company. Very smart people and great product. I would never consider working at a Facebook or Google. I see myself here the next couple years, still a lot of changes and growth in the products.

    Cons

    No longer a startup. Product roadmap messaging is not consistent from execs. Company is at a size now that individual contributors are not as important.

    Advice to Management

    Share a product roadmap quarterly. Encourage intelligent debate. Always hire the best.


  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. 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.


  6. Helpful (16)

    Sadly, it became "just a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great food. Most employees are smart. Great place to spend your days at if you are 20-something.

    Cons

    Unstable and unhealthy workplace. Performance review, promotion and hiring are never transparent. If you don't come from Google, Facebook or Apple, you are a second-class citizen here. Ex-Googlers hiring their buddies from Google, and promoting each other. Sudden purges and a bunch of workers just disappear. Unless you are an engineer or product manager, the salary is below the market. Culture is very unfriendly to women and parents. No wonder they are having a hard time attracting and retaining women. I came in with a pride for what I do; now it's been degraded to "just a job."

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers who actually don't know the stuff. It only creates micromanagement that produces no results and unhappy teams.


  7. Helpful (14)

    Political and bureaucratic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter

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

    Pros

    -Brand name with some loyal followers
    -Some smart people there
    -Great food

    Cons

    -Continued lack of clear product strategy....there really isn't a lot of value in the product yet.
    -Recent management changes bringing political intrigue and bureaucracy. Big company DNA will do that.
    -If your career thrives on political intrigue and bureaucracy, you will do well at Twitter.
    -Recent Glassdoor campaign is just a sad attempt to mask the b.s. Too bad user growth isn't as easily manipulated.

    Advice to Management

    You're not Google...quit trying to be like it. Trust your leaders and let them be creative and productive instead of keeping them on their heels and defending what they do. Don't fault them because of lack of direction and trust from the top. There is a culture of perpetual distrust, and recurring themes like 'editing teams' in the guise of operational excellence just fuel a toxic culture. The CEO needs to quit listening to just those folks chirping in his ear (no pun intended) and seek a balanced perspective to internal and external issues.


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

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    • 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.)


  9. Fun environment work with great people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Twitter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, cool people. Easy work. Food, drinks and snacks for free. Company outings.

    Cons

    After a year contract you are probably done. No chance for full time job unless you are lucky.

    Advice to Management

    Convert people from contract to full time if they deserve it.


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fast-paced, high energy environment with amazing coworkers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.



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