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Updated January 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "WORK/LIFE BALANCE is a true focus here" (in 62 reviews)

  • "Smart people committed to their work" (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance is also difficult at times" (in 20 reviews)

  • "That upper-management chaos of course trickles down" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free lunch, good culture and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Not growing very quickly but pace is OK


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks are first-rate
    Shift to Dorsey as CEO helped company re-prioritize
    People are nice, eager to help

    Cons

    Leadership was questionable and revolving door
    Company solved for rev growth at the sacrifice of product innovation which hurt user count
    No clarity into career growth beyond surface-level support

  3. "Great environment but leadership issues"

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    Former Employee - IOS Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IOS Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I spent the first 4 years of my career there and it was a great place to learn & grow. Exciting product to work on, and smart and kind peers.

    Cons

    Lots of leadership changes meant the company would change direction often, and it was hard to work on a great product but disagree with a lot of the decisions coming down from the top.


  4. "Would work here again"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks at the office

    Cons

    Privacy concerns in the world

    Advice to Management

    Be creative


  5. "A great experience overall!"

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    Current Employee - Senior ML Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior ML Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Work/life balance, the company supports esoteric schedules
    * Benefits and office perks (food, snacks)
    * Smart and passionate coworkers
    * Great push from management to be an inclusive and diverse place to work at
    * The product has a lot of room for improvement leading to creative initiatives

    Cons

    * It is harder to have an impact from a distributed office than from the SF HQ
    * High turnover in senior management making it hard to rally behind them


  6. "World's largest startup"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented coworkers, cutting edge tech, ambitious / idealistic company

    Cons

    No clear product strategy. Pay may be below other tech companies depending on the role.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the business strategy, and ground it in real user data.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Cesspool of politics and mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Non profit funded by billionaire CEO

    Cons

    Twitter is the most badly managed company I've worked at with the most incompetent managers on the planet. At Twitter you get rewarded for being nice and putting in face time, no matter how you managed to hit your goals. Managers put very little thought into giving you challenging goals or holding the team accountable. Managers (in cahoots with HR) make your life a living hell. You should only stay at Twitter if you cannot get a job elsewhere. If you do decide to stay, after 2 years the most likely outcome is that you will become a manager or if you are especially incompetent you will become a Director or VP. If you want to make a difference, find some other place.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work from home policy
    Free lunch
    Very great career growth opportunities
    Supportive managers and coworkers

    Cons

    If you're looking for a small startup or large company this is not the place to join.
    However, Twitter still has a small company feel to it with the stability of a larger one and each person can make a large impact on the millions of users that user our product.
    401k Match is not that great either, but other benefits/compensation makes up for this


  9. "Product Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with. Great food, great benefits. Great work opportunities.

    Cons

    At times, highly political.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that employees OKR's are in line with their management and team.


  10. "It's pretty great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    The eng org is full of great people with lots of interesting work and impact. The food is amazing and while not the best are definitely solid.

    Cons

    Onboarding process could be faster.