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"A place where people deeply care about changing the world"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • 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

It's Twitter, folks! I get to work with some really smart people, who care about growing the company in a way that also impacts the world positively, and who have a great sense of humour. It's great to see a product that you've worked hard on rolled out to millions of users, and getting to hear directly from them that they love it!

Cons

It's growing fast, so there's bound to be some pains associated with that. The food is really good, so you might put on a few pounds if you don't watch it ;-).

Other Employee Reviews for Twitter

  1. "Exciting and challenging environment with a chance to make impact"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Green field work environment, smart people, tough problems to solve. Central location to all of SF and transportation.

    Cons

    Moves slow at times. A lot of moving parts that are not well defined.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on growing the business.


  2. "Amazing culture, energy, transparency, and perks"

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

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

    Pros

    Love the energy and the overall atmosphere of my colleagues. These folks are so upbeat, optimistic and passionate about the product it makes you want to invest your own money into the company.

    Senior management does a terrific job of talking about high-level goals and accomplishments on a bi-weekly basis. The vibe during those meetings is electrifying, thanks in part to the CEO Dick Costolo who's both energetic and hilarious.

    Ideas put forward by non-managers/VPs, including those from projects that happen during a quarterly hack week, are also taking seriously. There are forums where such ideas are discussed, and when appropriate they're adopted into the product.

    Last but not least, there are tons of amazing perks including 3x/day free meals prepared by a world class chef (seriously, you have to try it), free beer on tap, lots of activities/classes, etc.

    Cons

    Some people might be put off by the narrow pyramid of direct reports reaching up to the CEO, i.e. there are too many layers separating most employees from the CEO in comparison to some other companies.

    Advice to Management

    It'd be nice if there was a formal venue for direct feedback from managers to direct reports on what they're doing well, and what they can improve on.

    Also there needs to be a larger, more consolidated investment to solve once and for all the friction in the engineering workflow, i.e. code collaboration, testing, and deployment tools.


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