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Twitter Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • 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 (1)

    "Fun place, but no leadership or foresight"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    - free food
    - good, not great, benefits
    - a public platform
    - comfortable offices
    - coworkers are passionate about the company

    Cons

    - leadership spends more time reflecting on when they worked at Google than trying to improve Twitter
    - leadership is slow to respond to change; almost resistant to it

    Advice to Management

    Rely less on consensus and more on leading through what is a turbulent and unsettling period for employees. Make hard decisions. Work smarter, not harder; we're beginning to value the appearance of long hours even though very little is getting done.


  2. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Twitter has great perks and company culture.

    Cons

    Twitter does not have a competitive salary.


  3. "Good company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Decent company culture, good benefits, great work/life balance

    Cons

    If you're not an engineer, you might feel out of place. Need to try harder to make remote offices feel included.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Thumbs up - Good work, coworkers, benefits"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart coworkers - driven, passionate and knowledgeable
    Good benefits - phone, fitness, 401k, discounted hotels etc.
    Low insurance premiums
    Free food - Bfast and Lunch. Dinner was discontinued in 2017.
    Lot of mini-kitchens with healthy snacks, drinks and Beer and wine.
    Encouragement to innovate and do things right. Lot of hackweeks, parties and celebrations

    Cons

    I haven't been here very long so there aren't any cons I can think of. It has been a very positive experience so far.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut benefits again. Encourage mingling of different groups to reuse features and move faster, and this might lead to more ideas as well.


  6. "Sr. Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good perks, and laid back culture

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership and direction

    Advice to Management

    Stronger focus and dedicate more resources to core product


  7. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Employees
    - Great Building
    - Great Health Plan
    - Great Benefits

    Cons

    - Cuts and layoffs
    - Decrease in benefits over time


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good for self-starters looking for turnaround challenge"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Twitter is currently facing many challenges, so there is a lot of opportunity to have an impact if you have the drive and spirit for a turnaround situation. That can be extremely rewarding for people who thrive in ambiguity.

    The culture is extremely collaborative. Many people are very mission oriented and open, so there is a strong collaborative culture.

    Cons

    The other side of the coin regarding the Pros I mentioned is that ambiguity (which can be opportunity) also means there is not enough consistency in sticking to the vision and strategy.

    The rapid turnover of leadership in the past 2 years (all but 2 of Exec Staff including the CEO) had led to a fair amount of organizational distraction that takes time away from doing great work.

    Advice to Management

    Executive Staff needs to be more certain about strategic direction and stick to it. Middle management should invest in mentoring junior teams, especially given senior level leadership gaps in a few key departments.


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very structured and well known company. Smooth interviewing process.

    Cons

    I do not think there're any cons nor am I in position to know if there are any cons


  10. "Account coodinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, thinks about the life balance

    Cons

    Disorganized, this business is struggling to keep up with the major players of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Good management, good boss and mentoring.


  11. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent employees, food, benefits, nice office

    Cons

    high turnover, horrible performance review process, product issues

    Advice to Management

    Improve performance review process and career ladders


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