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Twitter Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 46 reviews)

  • Twitter is an amazing place to work with super smart people who are action oriented (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is the big drawback for this company, if you work at Twitter they expect you to commit your life to it (in 13 reviews)

  • A lot of turnover in the revenue team's upper management ranks (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Twitter Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well run despite several executive changes. Generally smart, ambitious people work there.

    Cons

    Very high revenue demands and increased pressure since going public.


  2. "Senior Accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Love my team. It's very transparent within our team.

    Cons

    A goal should be in place in regards to retention. Twitter is a great company to work for, but it appears a lot of individuals have found better elsewhere.

  3. "Full-time Twitter software engineer for the last 4 years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Twitter offers a lot of room for growth as an individual contributor, especially to new software engineers that are capable of executing projects independently. Most employees are friendly, and the company benefits and perks are great.

    Cons

    There's a lack of process around interviewing new candidates, and the company is still struggling to nail down a strategy for reviewing employee performance. Both of these issues cause management and technical talent to vary greatly from team to team.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    - Great culture focused on collaboration
    - Highly talented people in all areas
    - Powerful product that has global awareness and reaches hundreds of millions of people

    Cons

    - Can be challenging to move some projects forward


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Most dysfunctional company ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great technology stack.
    * Great service.

    Cons

    * It's a thoroughly dysfunctional company.
    * Everyone is terrified of taking responsibility for anything. Decisions don't get made.
    * The people in charge don't understand the service, and in the rare cases when they make decisions, they're based largely on what they think won't get them in trouble, not what will be set for the company or the service.
    * Salaries are low for experienced people.

    Advice to Management

    Get a spine.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and a good culture.

    Cons

    Product needs to think out of the box.


  7. "Client Partner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office, with a great environment. They look after their staff well.

    Cons

    A challenging climate with negative media perception.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits almost make up for dysfunctional organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits for parents, including flex time and mat leave. Some of the nicest and smartest people in the industry (management excluded).

    Cons

    Constantly changing vision, high stress/low reward, everyone working below their experience level. Management does not invest in your personal development.

    Advice to Management

    Team approach vs. trying to to make your own personal mark


  9. Helpful (6)

    "This was the most stressful and dysfunctional job I have ever had. I got out as soon as I could."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good coworkers made the experience almost bearable on a good day. And sometimes there were interesting problems to solve.

    Cons

    This was a generally chaotic and autocratic work environment. The organizational chart, so to speak, is top-heavy with managers and C-suite denizens.

    Advice to Management

    Check your privilege. Understand that the people who work for you are the company.


  10. "great people. great perks."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and amazing people. the company is committed to giving back, both in creating a product that give people everywhere a voice, and also within local communities. this commitment brings a unique and special feeling to your work and being part of something bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    there is a lot of churn with teams and projects, often getting pulled in different direction or shifting priorities on what feels like a whim.


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