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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. "Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, struggling company"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Amazing talent, great workplace perks and employee benefits, world changing product

    Cons

    Poor management, frequent changes in overall strategy

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people not so great management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, food, workspace, perks and culture.

    Cons

    Constant change in management, entitlement issues


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Workplace"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart & dedicated co-workers. Especially in engineering.
    - Good tooling, tech stack, services, etc with lots of cool projects addressing huge scale and cool technical problems
    - Potential for open source contributions and large impact (unusual for most companies of this size).
    - "Smaller" company feel even though there are ~2k engineers and ~4k people
    - Great pay, equity, benefits comparable to any of the top tech company
    - Twitter is an awesome product that actually impacts much of the world (even if everyone isn't tweeting)

    Cons

    - Some churn and attrition especially in product management leading to incoherent product decisions at times
    - Bad press (tech press loves to be dramatic and bash on Twitter)
    - Uncertainty about future/slowing growth via Live Video and other efforts (reflected in stock performance)

    Advice to Management

    - Make bolder changes to the product and don't worry too much about short-term metrics.
    - Get more competent product leadership


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Flash in the pan"

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

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

    Pros

    Above market pay, good brand name

    Cons

    Only the world's best people can successfully run two companies at once. Is Dorsey competitive with Musk? No. Twitter is failing and Dorsey is over-committed.

    The company seems more interested in selectively applying the TOS against conservatives on the platform than in running a successful business.

    Advice to Management

    1. Get a CEO who can focus on Twitter full time.
    2. Be an unbiased communication utility available for everyone -- even if they have things to say that company insiders don't agree with.
    3. Enforce the TOS evenhandedly. Stop targeting conservatives for "wrong think" while allowing Leftists to incite violence on the platform unchallenged.
    4. Don't bow to celebrity pressure over schoolyard bickering at the expense of long term viability.
    5. Divestiture of failed acquisitions such as Vine.
    6. Get some discipline in the core software engineering function. Lots of goofing off going on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities for growth, interesting problems, great product with passionate users. Solid work/life balance (but actually!). I feel like what I was sold during my recruiting process was exactly what I got at my job.

    Cons

    Product and leadership churn, getting bashed in the press. Luckily this doesn't impact my job or my day-to-day experience.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Public Policy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Policy
    Current Employee - Public Policy
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and great work

    Cons

    Unstable executive leadership (constant churn)

    Advice to Management

    Don't know if anyone sticks around long enough to get advice...!


  9. "Account Manager role"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, atmosphere, culture
    Benefits are awesome - but not out of the park compared to other tech companies

    Cons

    Needs a better training system


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits including unlimited PTO, health insurance, maternity and paternity leaves up to five months.
    - Nice office environment with free and high quality of food and snacks
    - Lots of smart and fun people to work with
    - Work and life balance

    Cons

    - Lack of good management teams
    - Lack of HR and hiring support
    - Office politics and communication issues in some teams


  11. "Great people but poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely bright people will surround you
    Most are trying to do the right thing as best they understand it

    Cons

    A few bad leaders are really causing most of the company issues.



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