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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of growth"

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    • 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 Twitch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - lots of smart people
    - lots of opportunities for growth
    - strong engineering culture
    - great for gamers, still great even if you're not

    Cons

    - inexperienced upper management
    - inexperienced product management
    - lots of changes in direction
    - uncertainty as to how to grow the origanization

    Advice to Management

    try bringing in more experienced senior engineering management to help the organization learn to grow to the size needed to grow to complete product goals


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Low to no growth opportunities. Underqualified upper management team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    If you're into video games, this is a dream come true. Work during the day, video game with coworkers after. Have exclusive scoop on gaming news and events.

    Cons

    - There is literally no growth opportunities here. If you join Twitch, expect to stay at your title forever.
    - May as well not give a salary raise because the raises here are negligible
    - Upper management is under qualified and doesn't really know what they're doing.
    - The company will never promote you. Instead of promoting loyal and hardworking engineers to senior engineers, we are literally hiring from outside. Engineers who I don't even consider is a senior engineer nor respect as senior. There are a handful of employees who have worked here for years that deserve the senior engineer title WAY more than these so called newly hired senior engineers. Please change this.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to stay away from product decisions. They get way too involved and push ridiculous deadlines.

    Please stop hiring seniors from outside the company. promote your employees from within!!! Please please please change this.

    Twitch Response

    Feb 18, 2016

    If you are a current employee, I'd love to chat with you completely off the record. Your perspective is obviously concerning, and I'd love to see if there's anything I can do to help. I do think... More

  3. Helpful (36)

    "Real Life Twitch Chat"

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    - Gamer's haven with pc and console rooms, arcade, and live esports viewing
    - Food, perks/benefits, time off

    Cons

    Twitch as a company largely reflects its online culture: gamers with egos larger than their talent creating a disorganized workspace where the louder your scream the more you get noticed. Quite literally, the internal chat could be a snapshot of Twitch chat.

     If you like to game, argue, and fight, you'll love it here. Upper management has lost control of the company; people say and do whatever they want. Imagine an environment where directors/VPs set the precedent of yelling, screaming, and throwing fits over a game. Imagine an environment where angry gamers never learned to behave; that's Twitch. If you want a professional environment to develop and grow, you're better off looking somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping a positive company culture and emphasize respect. We're all on the same side; no need to be as toxic as Twitch chat.

    Twitch Response

    Feb 8, 2016

    Would love a chance to chat further with you and find out more about your specific area. Totally open to chatting completely off the record and confidentially. If you're a current employee, you... More


  4. Helpful (22)

    "not so hot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Twitch is a flexible work environment, to the point where not much gets done. It is also a good (and common) place for new grads.

    Cons

    Not an environment for professionals. Work time is lax, games are prevalent and people bail on meetings to go search out snacks. Engineers are coddled and problem employees are not dealt with appropriately. There is no real planning and lots of deflection. Upper management is often too involved in the wrong things.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten things up before Amazon takes your company away from you.


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