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Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 39 reviews)

  • Twitter is an amazing place to work with super smart people who are action oriented (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Voluntary sacrifice of work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to be more consistent (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love where I work but know Twitter could be better."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and human flexibility.
    They value bug fixes and tech-debt cleanup.
    Projects aren't rushed - quality is key.
    Blame is rare - they encourage everyone to learn from their mistakes.
    It's ok to speak openly & try to change processes (too many meetings? speak up!).
    Everyone on a team seems to have their opinions valued. Designers & PMs ensure the engineers are on board.
    Jack speaks clearly about Twitter's place in the world, our mission, and values.
    Jack serves as a good spiritual leader.
    Jack has the right intentions.
    Good location.

    Cons

    Culture died after Jack fired tons of people and cut costs in the wrong areas.
    Fitness perks and food options have gone down.
    Perks get slashed left and right, every few months, but they keep giving execs raises.
    Company-wide happy hours are gone so it's very hard to meet people from other teams now.
    Standardized hiring practices have led to the hiring of many under-qualified contributors (they can answer generic interview questions but can't take on real challenges).
    They keep laying off great ICs instead of firing incompetent directors & executives. If managed better, we'd do well with more engineers, more salespeople, etc.
    We have many Hackweeks but the winning projects never see the light of day. It's demoralizing and a waste of time.
    Many projects are created but cancelled last second due to executive's changing their minds.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the overpaid lazy execs that don't understand, talk about, and live for Twitter.
    Twitter grew when it was a startup and died due to overpaid, incompetent executives.
    Omid is overpaid and doesn't care about Twitter at all.
    Stop acquiring companies.
    Stop giving raises to execs when goals aren't met.


  2. "Solid engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid engineering team, uniformity in technical architecture.

    Cons

    Falling stock price, which is a big part of comp.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Twitter engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible with time off.

    Cons

    Senior mgmt moves way too slow and product creativity is lacking.


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  5. "5 Year Employee - hopefully 5 more to come!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    #LoveWhereYouWork - people really do love working here, and appreciate what the company does for the employees. I honestly couldn't see myself working anywhere else at this stage in my career.

    Anthony Noto is awesome - determined to make sure the company succeeds!

    Cons

    There have been a lot of departures, but I think that is natural once people are fully vested.


  6. "Summer Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to grow, lots of nice benefits like catered lunches, breakfast and dinner. Very shallow management structure. Departments are organised into small teams that have lots of freedom to work however they want (e.g. standups, meetings, issue tracking that they use)

    Cons

    It's starting to be a bigger company and not a startup anymore, so things that used to work now don't anymore. Flexibility is lost for corporate structure.


  7. "Bureaucracy and Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.

    Good resume value. You get a lot of inquiries from headhunters.

    You can have really nice colleagues if you happen to work in a small team.

    Cons

    Certain teams key to the company's success are very big and political.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees anonymously rate their managers.


  8. "account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and a lot of fun working at a social media company

    Cons

    Competition with Insta, Facebook, Snap. CEO is not focused on revenue products.


  9. "#LoveWhereYouWork"

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

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, people and perks

    Cons

    Lack of diversity on leadership positions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    culture, balance, team, benefits, freedom

    Cons

    growth, growth, stock (see growth), compensation, high attrition


  11. "Senior Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, amazing people, lots of perks, free breakfast lunch and dinner + snacks, on site Yoga

    Cons

    Lots of mid to upper level management and its always changing. hard to push through new ideas if you are on the finance side of things



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