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Updated December 15, 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. "Ad Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of room for growth, free food

    Cons

    Struggling budget means things are getting cut and less job growth


  2. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice environment, fun people.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for new ideas.

  3. "Great place to be if you're an Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Really challenging and thought provoking technical problems to work on. Management is invested in growth and development. Very transparent decision making. Great perks.

    Cons

    Can be chaotic at times, and managing external perception vs. internal reality is a constant challenge.


  4. "Culturally relevant product, great workplace!"

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    • 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

    Product, company culture, tech, career growth

    Cons

    Commute from the south bay


  5. "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    smart people, huge scale, interesting technology, cool perks

    Cons

    like many large companies, less nimble than startups


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

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

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    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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "I love where I work but know Twitter could be better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and human flexibility.
    They value bug fixes and tech-debt cleanup.
    Projects aren't rushed - quality is key.
    Blame is rare - they encourage everyone to learn from their mistakes.
    It's ok to speak openly & try to change processes (too many meetings? speak up!).
    Everyone on a team seems to have their opinions valued. Designers & PMs ensure the engineers are on board.
    Jack speaks clearly about Twitter's place in the world, our mission, and values.
    Jack serves as a good spiritual leader.
    Jack has the right intentions.
    Good location.

    Cons

    Culture died after Jack fired tons of people and cut costs in the wrong areas.
    Fitness perks and food options have gone down.
    Perks get slashed left and right, every few months, but they keep giving execs raises.
    Company-wide happy hours are gone so it's very hard to meet people from other teams now.
    Standardized hiring practices have led to the hiring of many under-qualified contributors (they can answer generic interview questions but can't take on real challenges).
    They keep laying off great ICs instead of firing incompetent directors & executives. If managed better, we'd do well with more engineers, more salespeople, etc.
    We have many Hackweeks but the winning projects never see the light of day. It's demoralizing and a waste of time.
    Many projects are created but cancelled last second due to executive's changing their minds.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the overpaid lazy execs that don't understand, talk about, and live for Twitter.
    Twitter grew when it was a startup and died due to overpaid, incompetent executives.
    Omid is overpaid and doesn't care about Twitter at all.
    Stop acquiring companies.
    Stop giving raises to execs when goals aren't met.


  9. "#LoveTwitter"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at Twitter as an intern

    Pros

    Working at Twitter awards you with some of the best people and experiences.

    Cons

    Had no real complaints while there


  10. "Twitter engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible with time off.

    Cons

    Senior mgmt moves way too slow and product creativity is lacking.


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