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Twitter Reviews

Updated December 13, 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. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits almost make up for dysfunctional organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for parents, including flex time and mat leave. Some of the nicest and smartest people in the industry (management excluded).

    Cons

    Constantly changing vision, high stress/low reward, everyone working below their experience level. Management does not invest in your personal development.

    Advice to Management

    Team approach vs. trying to to make your own personal mark


  2. Helpful (6)

    "This was the most stressful and dysfunctional job I have ever had. I got out as soon as I could."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good coworkers made the experience almost bearable on a good day. And sometimes there were interesting problems to solve.

    Cons

    This was a generally chaotic and autocratic work environment. The organizational chart, so to speak, is top-heavy with managers and C-suite denizens.

    Advice to Management

    Check your privilege. Understand that the people who work for you are the company.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lacking Product People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small teams, big impact, build features from start to end

    Cons

    not enough product direction, ships things slowly


  4. "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    The working environment is very wonderful

    Cons

    I feel somewhat boring as the product update is slow.


  5. "Twitter Account Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great people, perks, and company culture

    Cons

    Stagnant career growth and pay structure


  6. "great people. great perks."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and amazing people. the company is committed to giving back, both in creating a product that give people everywhere a voice, and also within local communities. this commitment brings a unique and special feeling to your work and being part of something bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    there is a lot of churn with teams and projects, often getting pulled in different direction or shifting priorities on what feels like a whim.


  7. "Moderator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Can control what people see

    Cons

    Groupthink is prevalent, causes chilling

    Advice to Management

    More independent thinking

  8. "Great place to work, despite many growing challenges"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing perks, smart and fun people, huge growth potential both personally and for the company, great campus, access to upper management

    Cons

    Terrible middle management (young and inexperienced), unclear product vision, poor compensation for being so well known, layoffs, not the best reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Train middle managers! Don't just promote ICs who performed well at their function.


  9. "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    - Great compensation
    - Great hours

    Cons

    - Not many cons to working at Twitter


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Twitter is an amazing company, the culture is very respective of everyone's personality and opinion. It is a very open environment and anyone can come up with ideas or projects.

    Cons

    Even though the culture is open and the limit seems to be the sky, Twitter has strong limitations due to its very limited resources. The approach to risk is also overcautious. But nobody says "no" at Twitter, there are always ways to be creative and do things!
    Another cons is with respect to management. The hiring process is quite dysfunctional and we are struggling to attract great managers.
    Growth is limited. Don't expect to have your career at Twitter. It's great to spend 2-3 years there and learn as much as you can before moving to another opportunity. The management will do what they can to keep great performers but the opportunities are quite limited due to restricted resources.

    Advice to Management

    Have more interest into what your directs' day to day work is. It's great not micro managing but management should not be focused on trying to establish a "leadership" in the office - that ruins the office culture and we're not at this stage yet.


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