Twitter Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
178 Reviews
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178 Reviews
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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.  

    Amazing company and culture in all offices

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, terrific management

    Cons

    Need a more competitive salary base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary comparable to other tech firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, awesome people, interesting projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Transparent company with good communication from upper management about most issues.
    - Set of core values that people know and care about.
    - People are smart, friendly, passionate, open, and responsive.
    - Lots of really cool projects going on.
    - Great compensation and perks.

    Cons

    - Visibility into a few issues and activities are not as good as they could be for those not directly related.
    - Some areas of the company and product do not seem to be fully "ironed out" in terms of direction and what the company believes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to maintain strong lines of communication with the company as a whole, especially with the rapid growth the company has been experiencing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    First job out of school. Fast-moving, lots of responsibility.

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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

    - Given lots of responsibility.
    - Extremely smart teammates.
    - Learning a lot about how to write good software. Great as a first job out of school.
    - Things generally move very fast and we can get quick feedback and iterate.

    Cons

    - Things move very fast and requirements are often moving targets.
    - Coming from academia, a lot of the work is not as interesting as I had hoped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Current employee for less than one year, Sales Strategy

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent, fun, and vibrant workforce. Awesome food and quality of life. Being based within the city makes the urban office community more exciting (despite being located in a sort-of-sketchy area). Exciting growth with global aspirations. Overall, pretty great.

    Cons

    Explosive growth can lead to concerns about the future company culture (ie "selling out," "feeling too corporate," etc). Management has handled the growth trajectory well, but becoming publicly-traded can lead to short-term pressures in the future. This could hinder the fun and passionate atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best to maintain the electric spirit of the company as it grows more and more.

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

    Hands down the best job I've ever had!

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers who care
    Fun environment
    Fantastic food
    Interesting work
    Amazing perks and benefits
    Lots of potential for growth

    Cons

    We're growing super fast and there are some growing pains. No longer have the early start-up vibe, but that's to be expected with growth and maturity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Significant opportunity to contribute and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Small enough to be able to make a significant impact, big enough to have resources to do so
    - Strong leadership and company values
    - Interesting challenges abound
    - Scrappy, desirable to someone who wants to get their hands dirty and "figure it out"

    Cons

    - Opportunities for improved efficiency across the company
    - Less structure than at peer companies that have been around for longer; for people wanting to follow a clearly defined path, this is not the place for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place for engineers to learn and grow with an endless supply of perks and opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, really smart people, great perks, and highly visible company. It's fun to work at a company where most major feature releases are highlighted on TechCrunch and other tech blogs!

    Cons

    Sometimes analysis paralysis happens and decisions are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Startup Company but not too fast paced

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance in general, Decent pay and equity, free food, Awsome engineer peers, less politics among engineers.

    Cons

    growing pain, some managers not to be found except in one-on-on and meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep quality of management team high, not only engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Twitter was an experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Twitter as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work was rewarding, had an impact. People were very friendly and united by the mission of the company. Lots of benefits, one unique one being we met a lot of celebrities! Free food, cupcakes and wines.

    Cons

    Leadership not seasoned in early days, but much better after it changed hands. Given the experience, I think the leadership did an amazing job bringing the company this far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place to work FOR SURE

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    1. Smart People that feels like a family
    2. Still a small company where individuals can make an impact but big enough to avoid most problems of Startups.
    3. Excellent senior management

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of is its location: SF housing situation is CRAZY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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