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Twitter Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (TWTR)
Internet
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Twitter serves the public conversation because conversation is a force for good in the world. The opportunity to help the world connect, debate, learn, and solve problems is what draws us to careers at Twitter, and it’s what keeps us here.

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Mission: Keep the world informed by serving the public conversation.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#26), 2014 (#2)

Company Updates

  • University Recruiting (@TwitterU) is launching the first podcast of its kind, #BuildingCharacters, dedicated to helping YOU navigate landing an internship or job. Subscribe at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM7Ru! 🎙

  • Through November 1, Twitter Dublin is accepting applications using #OneTweetCV, inviting jobseekers to share their CV in a unique way: through one tweet.

    What Your CV Needs To Stand Out, According To A Twitter HR Senior

    What's the most interesting way you've ever applied for a job? How about sending it in a single tweet? A lot of us, interestingly, have turned to Twitter when searching for a new job. #jobfairy is consistently one of the most used hashtags in Ireland and according to research, 70% of 18-24 year-olds feel that CVs don't allow them to show employers who they really are.

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Twitter – Why Work With Us?


Our company culture directly aligns with its purpose as a platform — a place for discovery, self-expression and human connection. At Twitter, we have created an environment where people are actually encouraged to bring their authentic selves and their passions to work.

Once here, our employees have a myriad of opportunities to grow new skills and deepen those they already possess. Above all, we have created a place where employees come together as empowered individuals for the strength of the collective.

As a product, Twitter brings you closer to others. As an employer, Twitter does the same. We often hear employees say, “I joined Twitter, and I joined a family.”

Why Work at Twitter?

Work @Twitter

Working at Twitter offers you a chance to think about fascinating, intricate and important challenges everyday. At Twitter, your work will be immediately felt by many millions of people around the globe.

Life @Twitter

The open exchange of information can have a positive impact on the world. We run our company with that principle in mind everyday; each employee has a voice and a chance to innovate. We have raucous  weekly all-hands meetings where tough questions are asked and answered because we maintain a culture of openness and trust from the inside out.

You @Twitter

Job satisfaction comes down to being able to do what you love while collaborating with talented people on a shared mission. Sound intriguing? Let’s talk.

Our employees tell us that the most important benefit we offer is the work itself—the chance to solve interesting problems while having a positive impact on the world. We also offer a long list of benefits, including:

  • Complete medical and dental benefits
  • Flexible and generous vacation policy
  • Catered breakfast and lunch daily (in our San Francisco office)
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Weekly in-office yoga and pilates classes
  • Commuter program
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Zipcar discount
  • Wireless discount 

Me. We. Us. The world. #GrowTogether

Intersectionality, culture, and diversity. Let’s talk about it.

At Twitter, we're shaking things up. The Twitter Intersectionality, Culture and Diversity Team (ICD) launched the #GrowTogether strategy in September 2017. Our mission is to power positive global change by fostering respectful conversations, creating deeper human connections, and encouraging diverse interactions among individuals and teams, across our organization, and on the platform resulting in a more globally inclusive culture and more globally diverse workforce.

Intersectionality. From me, to we.

We’re more alike than we think. But, we’re also pretty complex. We come from families and communities with varied interests, viewpoints, and backgrounds which all weave together to make us, us.

Culture. It defines us.

We all gravitate to places where we can be our true selves. An inclusive culture is important in the workplace, and beyond. So, just be you. We respect it. Review the complete list of Twitter's Affinity Groups and Business Resource Groups, their individual missions, and details on how to get involved.

Diversity. It shapes our world.

Creating a diverse workforce takes teamwork! We’re learning and respecting our intersectionality and building a culture we can all take part in. The rest is up to every Tweep to make it happen.

We believe in free expression and think every voice has the power to impact the world.

Twitter for Good

Our philanthropic mission is to reflect and augment the power of Twitter and the talents of our employees through direct civic engagement, employee volunteerism, charitable contributions, in-kind donations, and by harnessing the Twitter service for good.

We are transparent about our political activity and contributions.

Civic engagement

We engage with policymakers, governmental entities, and civil society in markets throughout the world to advance public policy issues of importance to our users, employees, and shareholders.

Political Action Committee (PAC)

We actively engage in United States policy issues and voter registration initiatives that will impact you, the company, and our platform.

Transparency report

We share a biannual Twitter Transparency Report with email privacy practices, legal requests we’ve received, and the action we’ve taken.

Twitter Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "awesome company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - really good culture
    - really care a lot about it's people
    - Give ample time to get settled ie lot of trainings and time to get comfortable
    - Orientation program at SF, USA for every employee globally
    - Very supportive during covid-19. Lot of flexibility in WFH.

    Cons

    - none for now, everything is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    - keep up the good work.

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Twitter Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Twitter (Boulder, CO) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Overall, really positive interview experience.

    Had an initial call with the hiring manager, did a great job explaining the "why" of the project and team.

    Technical phone interview on HackerRank, pretty typical coding exercise, medium to hard difficulty.

    On-site interview had two more coding exercises, one was really challenging and the other was very simple, as well as a system design interview, and then lastly a leadership/behavioral interview. Throughout the interviews, everyone was very friendly and engaged, not combative like some other places I've interviewed. I also had lunch with a few folks not on the interview panel, food and conversation were both great.

    Throughout the entire process, from the first call to the offer negotiation, my recruiters were exceptional. I felt valued, informed, and welcomed.

    Suggestion: highly recommend reviewing Twitter's existing architecture in prep for the system design, lot of good videos and articles on the web that would through parts of it.

    Only negative is that each team's interview process seems different, so YMMV, and my experience doesn't reflect the same as other people I know that have interviewed at Twitter.

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Twitter Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies(Ranked #24), Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2015
  • Top 10 Coolest Company to Work For in the Bay Area, OC Tanner Company, 2015
  • Healthy Mothers Workplace Award, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, 2014
  • 20 GreatWorkplaces in Technology(8), Great Place to Work® Institute, 2014
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Magazine, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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