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"Young company where the only constants are growth and change, it's a crazy but fun ride"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Twitter full-time

Pros

- A great mission, vision and focus on defending the user
- Open communication and transparency, easy to talk to senior management
- Serious commitment to open source
- Strong engineering culture, 50% of the company are engineers
- Incredible food and benefits

Cons

- Some people are overworked and spread thin due to the growth
- Not the best location for HQ, mid market is a rough part of SF
- The company is very SF based, so remote work can be difficult at times
- The transition from a startup to a larger company has been challenging

Advice to Management

Please balance the need to hire outside experience versus promoting within. There's an incredible amount of talent within the organization. Also please look at accommodating people who work remotely so we can reach everyone in the world.

Other Employee Reviews for Twitter

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Game changing, not just another Rails startup, but now a serious company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, great culture, and great people. Lots of exciting work, in cutting edge technologies, where there is no fear in trying to make the world a better place.

    Cons

    Hiring has been heavy, but where the new workers fit into the picture is somewhat of a mystery in many groups. Potential for lower quality hires due to sheer numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company feeling in check avoid the bureaucracy that will inevitably result


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Data Analyst - TwitterTV Boston"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Junior Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing team. Great support and encouragement by supervisors and management to develop professionally, test out new skills, and take initiatives on projects. While I'm not based in HQ, our office and my team has an incredible, collaborative culture. Lots of offsites and cross-team bonding happy hours.

    Cons

    Distributed office can sometimes feel disconnected from the HQ in San Francisco. Fewer opportunities to connect with different teams in different locations.

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