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Twitter Reviews

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 (12)

    "3.5 years wasted. Should have chosen a different company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like everywhere else, great colleagues you get to work with. Immediate managers were, for most part, great people as well - with varying degrees of greatness. Benefits were average. Equity package was unspectacular.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that this company has 0 loyalty to employees. They talk about people being one of the most important assets, but when it comes to real action, the upper management has zero sympathy for its employees. You're just a number. Go somewhere loyal, where the company actually cares about you. When they laid off people, they kicked them out the door like an old dog. Not even as much as a thank you.

    Upper management is a joke. Jack keeps sitting on two chairs. Easiest fix to stock troubles would be to resign from Square. Noto took a ridiculous amount of money when he joined. And they had the audacity to vest all his stock at once "just to help him move to SF". Disgusting.

    Too many good people left in the last 1-1.5 years. The trend will continue - they will keep bleeding talent. Some people go *back* to the companies they left to join Twitter - how bad is that??!?

    Save yourself the trouble, go somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Jack, stop sitting on two chairs and finally resign from Square - or Twitter. Listen to middle management - I mean REALLY LISTEN. And show your employees that the company will be as loyal to them as they are to the company. Some of the decisions you made are equivalent to stabbing people in the back.


  2. "Sales"

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Talented and bright people. A company with purpose. Strong brand awareness and appreciation. Visible impact of the work you do. Great culture and benefits.

    Cons

    Long working hours. High churn of the senior leadership team. Stock price volatility. Unclear vision and direction. Unable to retain the best talent.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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


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  5. "Twitter"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great feedback process
    - Lots of opportunity for advancement
    - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    - Upper level management lacks strategic vision and follow-through.
    - It takes time to get things to done.
    - Lack of competitive compensation

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your top performers and create a long-term strategic product roadmap that addresses revenue and growth issues.


  6. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture; high visibility being part of a global brand and social platform.
    Great benefits; passionate user base

    Cons

    stagnate growth and organizational instability makes it hard to grow


  7. 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


  8. "People love to hate Twitter - when its really a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    great product with a real impact in the world and has great people making it happen. Company culture is best I've ever seen

    Cons

    outside media coverage - Twitter is constantly under the microscope and being scrutinised for the most minor of things

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing. huge improvements have already been made internally and will pay off in the long run


  9. "Good place"

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

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

    Pros

    Talented and good engineers and product management

    Cons

    Changing directions every quarter without clear analysis


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience to be part of Twitter during its huge growth years. Worked with incredibly smart people. Consistently challenged. Learned the most and experienced the most personal growth in my entire career.

    Cons

    Highly political sales org. Quality of middle-management in sales varied greatly. Company culture was very self centered. Product innovation was promised but never delivered.

    Advice to Management

    Stop maintaining the status quo. Hire management that has managerial experience, especially in sales. Don't let poor managerial / director performance go unnoticed.


  11. "Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and flexible hours

    Cons

    Management is all over the place


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