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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks are great.
    Great brand recognition.
    There are some talented people working at the company.
    Some great work is being done.

    Cons

    There are caustic people/orgs within the company that are allowed to stay around.
    There is a lack of product innovation at the moment.
    No accountability for people to do their work.
    Much of leadership hasn't had experience working to turn around a company.
    High attrition coupled with layoffs have hurt company productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the caustic deadwood-- ICs, managers, and staff.
    Certain orgs are very political and only care about their fiefdom making cross organization efforts impossible. Executives are not addressing this problem.
    Company needs to desperately innovate their product and make it easier for people to use.


  2. "2011-2014"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture can't be beat, especially in ny

    Cons

    Long hours, product is challenging

    Advice to Management

    Too stacked at the top


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter part-time

    Pros

    A good Company where to start a career

    Cons

    A Little sense of disorientation in the beginning


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  5. "Overall great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Really collaborative and supportive environment. Employees are encouraged and incentivized to help team members succeed. Super flexible with PTO and WFH.

    Cons

    Not a ton of opportunity for promotion within the company.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Great food/in-office amenities
    - Lots of talented individuals across all the teams
    - High visibility within tech space and celebrities

    Cons

    - Lack of strategic vision at the management level
    - Cost cutting hurting compensation and perks/benefits
    - Ineffective org structures: some teams are much too bloated/not contributing value

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to keep your best people, and take a chance with a big strategic overhaul.


  7. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun place to work at

    Cons

    No stability very volatile industry


  8. Helpful (3)

    "sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture, and transparency. Working hard and having ideas translated to building new things and promotions. While it might not be FB or Google, it still has significantly more scale than most startups ever will and it solves a very interesting communication challenge.

    Cons

    High level- too risk adverse and not great leadership at the top. Twitter needs a CEO who is going to push the product forward and make tough calls.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks with the product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Twitter in NYC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    The people that work at Twitter are outgoing, smart and kind. There are a lot of good people there that want to see the company do well.

    Cons

    Leadership is the problem at Twitter. There is a lack of clear and consistent strategy.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior management doesn't have a grip on the company. It feels more like a Burning Man camp than a military operation."

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility on what to work on, especially if you've got some seniority.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting directives, reorgs and alliances make it difficult to find solid ground to stand on.

    Advice to Management

    There's too much freewheeling grass roots stuff going on. Bring in some dictators please.


  11. "Good company, missing direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great offices and location. Free food and beverages and top equipment.
    Flexible working and good amount of time off encouraged.

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership within local offices. Remote offices didn't work well and there was a lot of confusion about priorities and timelines. Poor hiring choices didn't help the demotivated workforce.

    Projects in London not challenging and no new larger projects were brought in to engineer and run.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the longer standing employees.


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