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Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "WORK/LIFE BALANCE is a true focus here" (in 63 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. "Good work culture but not productive"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Good food
    Mostly nice coworkers
    Easy dev tools and setup
    Interesting projects that provide impact
    Nice office
    Transparency and trust

    Cons

    Not productive overall
    Conservative strategy and product improvement
    More and more engineers are getting laid back or lazy
    Not enough workforce that results in chaotic collaboration
    Product planning and sync are sometimes unclear that responsibilities get shifted

    Advice to Management

    Clear definition on responsibilities and better sync between teams and orgs. Be fair and honoring people that actually do the work.

  3. "At Twitter you can learn a lot, and enjoy very good work life balance, but it's hard to get things done"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twitter (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and learning experiences

    Cons

    - Do not respect deadline enough
    - Hard to get things done because of the complicated processes.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, flexible job environment, great bosses

    Cons

    Lack of transparency through the company and your boss.


  5. 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. 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.