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"Very good so far"

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

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

Pros

Overall, in many ways like Google at ~2004-2005 - but, fortunately, more relaxed. There is enough "green field" work, though less than 16 months ago when I joined. People are pretty energetic and motivated, but, fortunately, not up to the point of being aggressive or creating hierarchical cults. The overall culture is still in many ways engineer-driven. There is free food (very good) and even free beer :) Vacation policy is more or less "get as much as you need, provided it's ok with your manager". There is a free shuttle to the Bay Area... and, oh, yes - the IPO worked very well for employees, as far as I can tell.

Cons

It's difficult to find high-quality engineers and especially managers these days. I feel like the two managers added recently to my extended group are not extremely technically sharp. Also, I feel like occasionally the management in different parts of the company is unable to make a firm decision in one area or another, and lets things drag on their own for too long.

Advice to Management

Don't lower the hiring bar. And encourage or even force competent managers to be more decisive. Some solution is usually better than no solution, and broken windows that stay broken for months aren't great.

Other Employee Reviews for Twitter

  1. "Great place to intern, but can get very boring"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Twitter as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with excel a lot and learn how to manipulate basic data. Cool people and culture. Open environment, working alongside your coworkers (so no cubicles). In Soho and dress casually

    Cons

    Work is very boring. Easy to get distracted. Work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Get people more engaged and incentive work. Get team more involved


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good so far"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and good benefit

    Cons

    A lot of organization changes.

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