- Former Employee★★★★★
Sometimes a company can be TOO relaxedSep 16, 2022 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Iconic tech company that everyone has heard of - Friendly colleagues - Great culture for the most part - Very relaxed; great work-life balance - Nice offices with the usual free food and snacks - Good managers for the most part, but I got lucky
- The culture is maybe too relaxed. There are some very good people at Twitter, but also a lot who are just sitting around collecting paychecks. Was impossible to fire anyone even when they're severely underperforming. - Not very performance oriented, though they're trying to change this. Promotions were mostly based on tenure. - Disorganized, with silos and no clear direction or urgency, and quite risk averse. As a result of this and the other cons I listed above, Twitter struggles to ship. - Kind of high-schoolish. Thankfully I never experienced any beer pong type stuff, but the company seems to celebrate a certain personality type (bombastic and extroverted) regardless of how good their work is. After seeing the same people on stage at company events over and over again, I concluded I was unlikely ever able to rise up to a leadership position here. - Leadership (staff and director level and up) needs to be more diverse. - Lots of splashy and boozy offsites, events, retreats, quarterly planning sessions, but not enough doing. - Of course everything I wrote above is subject to change-- for better or worse-- with Elon in charge
Other Employee Reviews
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Twitter 1.0 was amazingMar 2, 2023 - Sr. Account Manager in Los Angeles, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Culture & people strive to be the best version of themselves here.
Not putting profits first. ElonContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Destroyed - dumpster fire, don’t touch with a ten foot poleFeb 8, 2023 - Vice President in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
This used to be an awesome place to work where leadership respected employees and welcomed feedback. We all worked together for one goal and the good of the team. Was it perfect? No, we should have dispensed with jacks services the first time around and not let him back in. But this was the most authentic place I’ve worked and I learned so much. It was a fantastic company warts and all.
When I quit this hell hole in Nov (yes I left of my own accord) this place was as toxic as you could ever imagine. Elons lack of comms or expertise in social media, his inept management team who’ve never had an original thought in their lives (elon says this, elon says that) spouting absolute nonsense to tenured experts were embarrassing themselves at every turn. Personally I left a huge amount of $$$ on the table because I simply couldn’t bear to spend another minute with this bunch and I absolutely pity the remaining folks who unfortunately are mostly there to keep their visas or because they have financial obligation. If you love to work in an atmosphere of fear, listening to utter tripe come out of leaderships mouths and don’t want to be treated like a human or value any kind of diversity or empathy (or business sense) then this is the place for you.Continue reading