Twitter Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
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.  

    I love it here!

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    really good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter

    Pros

    impressive salaries and potential and benefits. I really like working here. Awesome.. Great going..

    Cons

    Too much pressure. Hectic work hours and schedules. Very aggressive. Too much competition.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, and met great people!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot of things from some of the great engineers that work here. The ability to get the opportunity to code and write "clever" code is more encouraged than it is at other companies. Yay Scala!

    Cons

    I was at their old location when I was working there, but it was not in a good part of town. There new place is supposed to be awesome, though!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The best place I have ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are just the best. Amazing culture. Always learning something new at Twitter University. Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people. I love how the 10 core values drive the company to always be better.

    Cons

    Instead of having Hackweek once per quarter, we will have it just once every two quarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I feel lucky every morning.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great food, great compensation, great learning opportunities, great opportunities to jump into the fast growing code-base. You get to do what matters to the world. Great work/life balance as well.

    Cons

    Well, I am not a big fan of San Francisco. It's a dirty and dangerous city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe incentives?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Promising Start - Questionable Future

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    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 3 years

    Pros

    Food, Coworkers, Innovative atmosphere, work-life balance, perks at workplace

    Cons

    Increasingly puzzling decisions by Sr. Execs. Such as promoting individuals to Director or higher level even though experience does not support. More as reward for being part of company from beginning than based on good, practical, business sense / decisions. Also, comany does not seem to be working on biggest problem for future of company which is growing user base by making Twitter more appealing to broader user base - seems more interested in becoming part of mainstream media

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in Sr. Management with experience in the areas you wish to strengthen. Do not promote inexperienced individuals as nothing more than a reward for being with company longer than newer hires (even though they are better suited). Company needs to begin acting like a global corporation, not a start up any more. Focus first on why more people don't use Twitter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company culture, massive growth potential and really interesting product.

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Collaboration - everyone here is pushing towards a common goal, we all want to see the company grow and become more successful. Wickedly smart people - we have some of the best people in their field but because the culture is so collaborative rarely do those smart people beat you over the head with their intellect. Speed of decision - decisions are made quickly so we can move into execution swiftly, decisions are supported by data but not to excess.

    Cons

    It is chaotic and shows signs of a company that has gone through some rapid growth. Things often aren't written down and there is a lot of work to do to support this growth. However that is a really exciting con to have to deal with as the company expands and brings onboard talent from other, larger companies there's a danger that the culture will get diluted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing. The culture here is something you should be proud of, don't let the growth in the company kill that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of people with similar goals and interests, tools I need to do my job. Often find myself working for the fun of it rather than to keep management happy. Lots of room to move up here.

    Cons

    Too many people here expecting the world to bend to their whim. Twentitled being a commonly used word. Often working with so many smart people you can get issues with people not being willing to bend because they believe they are right. Often slow to fire problem employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 12 people found this helpful  

    Starting to see hire and fire culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Many teams are good and twitter-20 is true (a.k.a great food, you gain 20 pounds).

    Cons

    Twitter was previously great place to work.
    Unlike to bigger companies like Google, there could be better opportunities but the management has FAILED to scale the organization well.
    Managers have no interest in setting up the new hires for success, they are focused on getting short term results. Thus leading to many cases of hire and fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the mid tier management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 18 people found this helpful  

    FEMALES BEWARE! Very bro heavy. Women not treated well at all.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    I like the actual platform, and some of my coworkers are delightful.

    Cons

    Twitter is bro-heavy from the top down. Women have very little opportunity for advancement. Once, someone asked why there weren't more women in sales leadership positions and someone got up and talked about how great the women in sales were. Two weeks later, 5 people were promoted in sales. Guess how many women? ZERO. I have seen bosses with admins humiliate their admins in meetings (admins being mostly women, this is a huge red flag), and they definitely are not shown respect. "The fish stinks from the head," as they say. In this case, it is definitely true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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