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Twitter Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 49 reviews)

  • Smart people with good values, good benefits (in 50 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. "Brand Strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, treat employees well

    Cons

    competitive, cut throat, intense, fast paced, challenging

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting more women


  2. "Sr. Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    People & culture are at the top. Inspired by platform, as well as the smarts and innovation of those around me. The sales force is especially strong, with best-in-class strategy & client services/partnership that drives business forward across the board.

    Cons

    Resources, as well as internal mobility can be limited at times -- doesn't always feel as though there are opportunities to progress your career in the direction/at the pace being worked towards.

    Advice to Management

    Retaining talent is directly correlated with people having clear site to tangible path forward.

  3. "Account Executive"

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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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, culture, compensation, the people

    Cons

    Lack of females in leadership positions


  4. Helpful (2)

    "ups and downs, still works for me"

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

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

    Pros

    -comp isn't top of market anymore but the comp to >40 hour week ratio is amazing for the bay area
    -good performers can work on almost anything they want

    Cons

    -most teams have open headcount and it means things are often under-staffed

    Advice to Management

    So many predictions of Twitter's demise have come and gone that I don't even notice them anymore. Just keep it an ok place to work and I have no reason to leave.


  5. "I liked it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Free lunch and parking

    Cons

    Low pay and people don't treat you like higher management


  6. "Twitter Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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

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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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Most dysfunctional company ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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