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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. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nyack, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nyack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits but company has to look more into it.

    Cons

    Company doesn't pay to much attention on promotion

    Advice to Management

    Starting help each other


  2. "Bad hours, good perks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Curator in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Curator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -free food
    -great location
    -great pay

    Cons

    -really odd hours if you work in the news division


  3. "Good company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Decent company culture, good benefits, great work/life balance

    Cons

    If you're not an engineer, you might feel out of place. Need to try harder to make remote offices feel included.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good for self-starters looking for turnaround challenge"

    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

    Twitter is currently facing many challenges, so there is a lot of opportunity to have an impact if you have the drive and spirit for a turnaround situation. That can be extremely rewarding for people who thrive in ambiguity.

    The culture is extremely collaborative. Many people are very mission oriented and open, so there is a strong collaborative culture.

    Cons

    The other side of the coin regarding the Pros I mentioned is that ambiguity (which can be opportunity) also means there is not enough consistency in sticking to the vision and strategy.

    The rapid turnover of leadership in the past 2 years (all but 2 of Exec Staff including the CEO) had led to a fair amount of organizational distraction that takes time away from doing great work.

    Advice to Management

    Executive Staff needs to be more certain about strategic direction and stick to it. Middle management should invest in mentoring junior teams, especially given senior level leadership gaps in a few key departments.


  6. "Autonomy and balance behind the curtain of the world's biggest gossip company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy in projects
    Transparency from immediate management
    Consensus in team decisions
    Work-life balance
    Unlimited vacation
    Compensation
    Stock

    Cons

    Transparency from the top, sometimes it's hard to know where Twitter is going when you read about it from ReCode and TechCrunch
    Autonomy goes hand in hand with a high learning curve. I don't think that's necessarily a con as much as a facet of the autonomous team structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. "Awesome company, great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing perks and coworkers are intelligent and talented. Open culture and great workplace environment. The food is top-notch.

    Cons

    Leadership team can be more transparent.


  8. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent employees, food, benefits, nice office

    Cons

    high turnover, horrible performance review process, product issues

    Advice to Management

    Improve performance review process and career ladders


  9. "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Great if you're into software development. Start up environment with security of not collapsing overnight.

    Cons

    Challenging environment for the sake of being difficult. Sometimes the smartest people can't see past what's immediately right in front of them. Lots of silos that enforce small teams without collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Quit forcing people to advance by making people move to SF.


  10. "If you don't like challenges.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - good food
    - decent pay
    - unlimited vacation
    - not a lot of work

    Cons

    - the range of talents is too wide.
    - high attrition rate rate among some of the top talents
    - some of those who remain can sometimes make you wonder how do they get hired in the first place

    Advice to Management

    need a more standardized and transparent way to promote talents


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Being a caretaker of a globally iconic brand makes for a rare career opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate user base: chance to contribute meaningfully to a product that millions of people love
    Growth challenges creating a new wave of opportunities to redefine the product and business
    Company developing heathier discipline to process of making product and business decisions
    Comes with all of the extraordinary employee benefits one might expect at a consumer technology company
    Founder-led company with a bold vision
    Employees given frequent opportunities to hear from, and question, executives
    Surrounded by people who genuinely care about doing what's best for users
    Culture of embracing change

    Cons

    Recent organizational instability putting strain on remaining resources
    Routine priority shifts further contribute to shaky foundation
    Unclear product leadership with a history of a revolving door in this area
    Press leaks and negative news cycles create distractions and reactive behavior
    Upward mobility impaired by slow organizational growth

    Advice to Management

    Double-down on your best people
    Continue being transparent to employees in spite of actions of a few
    Continue to have the courage to make difficult decisions to do what's best for the company



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