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"Brilliant engineers, Poor management"

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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 (More than a year)

Pros

You'll be surrounded by smart engineers and exciting technical challenges. Excellent culture even though it is pretentious. The location, office, and free food are great.

Cons

Career advancement opportunities are not awarded fairly. Promotions are not a significant increase in compensation.

Compensation is below market rates. There are no bonuses or 401k matching.

Being a manager sucks. Senior management has acknowledged this and is investing in its managers more.

Advice to Management

Make career advancement opportunities fair and detached from the frequent reorgs and the opportunism that follows them.

Other Employee Reviews for Twitter

  1. "Awesome company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Everything is really great at Twitter. The benefits, people, impact, everything.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything to put here as a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Loved it - but not without disappointments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great environment. Good potential if execution improves.

    Cons

    Too much management churn, the CEO, lacks sense of long-term strategy, can't tell good people from bad. Still too many mediocre old-timer engineers who were over-promoted and have too much influence without a whole lot of merit.

    Advice to Management

    Recent SVP level changes are in the right direction - but the next level down especially on the consumer product side lacks leadership skills and experience. Too eager to please the upper management rather then do the right thing. Must upgrade the next level below SVPs along with the engineering talent.

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