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Twitter Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 44 reviews)

  • Twitter is an amazing place to work with super smart people who are action oriented (in 48 reviews)

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

  • A lot of turnover in the revenue team's upper management ranks (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Perfect Meal
    Great teammates
    Impactful Product

    Cons

    Not profitable
    Not able to monetize


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart colleagues to work with, generous pay, good perks, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have seen so far.

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to make changes at a lower level, core team values

    Cons

    Career growth can be stunted if you if you are not in HQ.


  4. "Great ride"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Loved the product, tons of opportunity

    Cons

    Internal politics, low tolerance for risk cause slow execution


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, the group that I worked under treated their employees well.

    Cons

    Executive turnover, lack of direction and tenure from management.


  6. "Client Account Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, Incredible culture and Flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of Visibility, Leadership secrecy

    Advice to Management

    Communicate Fearlessly and Transparently


  7. "opportunity to work on a well-known consumer product"

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

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

    Pros

    If you get a thrill from working on a recognizable product that's often in the news, then being at Twitter will provide you with a psychological boost.

    Strong engineers. Twitter is a frequent OSS contributor. So even though Twitter has a lot of in-house tools and runs its own data centers, you will still get the chance to work with tools that are probably used elsewhere.

     Good food and plentiful coffee.

    The company tries hard to be inclusive.

    Cons

    Location: mid-market is not the most convenient part of the city.

    I get the sense there is a lot of tech debt in the product, but a lot of effort has been made in the past year to pay it down to make future development easier.

    A lot of turnover in the revenue team's upper management ranks.

    Exec turnover is quite high, even though exec compensation is frequently in the news for being way too generous relative to the company's revenue level and growth rate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. No point rocking the boat too much now.

  8. "Twitter Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very receptive members of the staff.

    Cons

    This is a very early stage to determine.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Inclusive culture with whip-smart, collaborative employees."

    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Twitter hires well - it's rare to meet self-centered or non-inclusive colleagues, and most everyone works very hard and genuinely cares about their job and others.

    Great benefits - three meals a day, top-notch healthcare, unlimited PTO, 20 week fully paid parental leave.

    Cons

    Difficult to draw personal boundaries given the volume of work.

    Organization not set up very well from the top down, though recent restructures should help with that challenge.


  10. "Not for me"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Food was tasty, if not always the healthiest

    Cons

    Poor management - not supportive, innovative, or strategic


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