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Twitter Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
167 Reviews

4.4
167 Reviews
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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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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Waiting to hit that 1 year mark to leave the Flock

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Pretty good (conditions apply)
    Breakfast and lunch is good but dinner is bad half the time

    Cons

    They overwork you.. they do not lead / inspire you, instead they drive you to meet the expectations
    When management screws up the plans and cancel whole releases its all okay (as they are doing the right thing no matter what) but when engineers mess up something they point fingers at you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 17 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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, and met great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    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
  6. 12 people found this helpful  

    Starting to see hire and fire culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    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
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    No life outside of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Good work, snacks and food. Twitter has a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    - unspoken requirement to be available all the time (in many teams)
    - forget any life outside of work (some teams are good), all in the name of passion. Good luck with having a life if you are not a manager.
    - rather bad middle tier management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    -growing company, lots of users, high impact work
    -love my coworkers
    -a product that is changing the world

    Cons

    -not an easy job
    -changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Twitter is the best company I've worked for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Smart and friendly coworkers
    - Innovative, challenging and interesting work environment
    - Great resources, the company makes sure you get all the resources to do your work
    - Great salary & perks and good food in the office
    - A company that cares for employees and the users of it's services

    Cons

    - Pushing the limits of the employees by constantly trying to get the best out of them can set them under pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    You need to fit the mould.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dedicated, talented people.
    Incredible access. Business, entertainment, you name it. Twitter has a relationship.
    Healthy compensation, and at HQ, top notch food.
    Good likelihood you'll ship.
    Decent exec communication and great transparency inside the company.
    Hacking culture.

    Cons

    Lots of management. Lots of reorgs. No executive team design leadership, and lackluster design culture. Product management runs the show. Little room for creative exploration. Lots of committee-based decisions. Remote offices are a complete nightmare if you are working on the core product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the design team entirely in SF.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Energetic place to work for

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

    Pros

    Great People, dedicated and fun work atmosphere

    Cons

    Few Benefits, comparatively bad healthcare plan

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