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  1.  

    Dream Job

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

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

    Pros

    I've never met so many friendly people in one company! We're all passionate, dedicated, and supportive of each other and our work. The communication between exec and employees helps build trust in the work that we're doing. Plus the food is AMAZING. I love the work-life balance too. It's hard to have burnout when you have free Crossfit/Yoga and unlimited days off!

    Cons

    The hardest part is actually fighting the media's portrayal of Twitter, our MAU and our leadership. It feels like they're trying to undermine a good thing, but ultimately, the open communication within the company helps dispel the lies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is one of the most exciting companies I have ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    The "water cooler" discussions at Twitter are more high impact than any other company I have ever worked for. What's more important is that the culture of Twitter is to take action on those discussions.

    Cons

    Extremely high pace and a lot is demanded of you. You are asked to perform above and beyond your normal threshold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the boundaries of what Twitter's platform can become.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big company but everyone can make massive impact

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

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

    Pros

    - work on a meaningful platform that is still growing and still has lots of potential
    - work with smart, passionate people. The composition of the work force is much more diverse in terms of personality and background than your average bay area tech company
    - San Francisco location. No need to commute to a campus along the Peninsula

    Cons

    - Twitter will forever be trying to shed its hacky culture image. You never quite feel like you are cutting edge or doing things right.
    - Getting better at this but still too many managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep choosing the best of the best in terms of leadership so that we can eliminate the lower levels of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Company Culture of My Career, Hands Down!

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have purpose in what I'm doing. I can connect the dots from my work to the company's overall objectives. Our executives are open, honest, transparent...and well, just cool people doing cool things in and out of work.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, but once you get the hang of it, it is invigorating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are on the right track on all fronts. I believe in them, the vision, and their leadership. This is the experience of a lifetime for anyone who considers working at Twitter. This is the place to be!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love my time there

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

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    Very smart coworkers, a lot of impact and opportunity.

    Cons

    Data infrastucture was historically weak.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best company I have ever worked at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great Culture. Great product. You get to have an impact on a communication tool that is shaping the future of the world with massive cultural impact.

    Cons

    still growing into itself as a global company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    By far the best job I have ever had

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

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

    Pros

    I recently moved to Twitter from Facebook, and I can confidently say that Twitter is the best job I have ever had. Everyone is smart and friendly. Culturally, there is an undercurrent of idealism that I have not seen anywhere else.

    Cons

    Nothing major comes to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to make an Impact

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

    Pros

    - You can lead projects that can have an immense impact in the company/product
    - Great perks (free healthcare, gym, etc...)
    - Free breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Cons

    - Promotions are tough to get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be easier to go through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wants to be a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Wants to be a great company to work for a building products that users love. Things heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Going through a lot of turbulence in 2014. Still losing a lot of good people daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Smart people, huge impact

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

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

    Pros

    Great core values, eng principles, and org skills help everyone be better employees and build the best products
    Twitter University makes learning scala, python, and even management a breeze.
    Extreme transparency from the leadership.
    You get to work on an incredibly important product with huge impacts on the world.
    Low performers are actually fired.
    Great perks - food, barista
    Impact is rewarded, not politics.
    Engineering management encourages rigor.
    Work/life balance is great, I get a ton done and work 10-6.

    Cons

    As the company grows up, the old hacker culture and the new rigorous engineering cultures are clashing a bit. Gone are the days of shipping lots of hacky MVPs and moving on to the next shiny thing. This is a product that hundreds of millions of people use, so rigor has gone up a lot. This can result in different engineering philosophies and different levels of quality in the same system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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