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"Fun, exciting place to work, but has it's issues"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Twitter full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Tons of exceptionally smart people, good benefits, open office with great food/snacks, always something fun/interesting going on like happy hours or celebrity visits, close to Bart

Cons

Lots of growing pains due to rapid expansion, sometimes cramped office, over-committed managers, increasing levels of hierarchy leading to increased "politics", frequent re-orgs

Advice to Management

Aggressively enforce the no-more-than-10-direct-reports rule for managers. Ensure that managers are helping their employees succeed, rather than just punishing them when they fail.

Other Employee Reviews for Twitter

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Significant opportunity to contribute and learn"

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

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (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

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