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Twitter Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 44 reviews)

  • Twitter is an amazing place to work with super smart people who are action oriented (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Voluntary sacrifice of work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • A lot of turnover in the revenue team's upper management ranks (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A very disorganized place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing perks and benefits. Very light work hours and easy to hit quotas

    Cons

    Disorganization beyond belief; a revolving door of executives

    Advice to Management

    Have the CEO work full-time

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place, but no leadership or foresight"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.


  4. "Still Figuring it out"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of innovation, collaborative people

    Cons

    little brother to Facebook, always playing catch up. work/life balance tough

    Advice to Management

    concentrate on Live Video, it's a differentiation


  5. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific people, terrific brand, huge challenges, working at scale, well fed, lots of perks, people care about Twitter both inside and outside the company

    Cons

    Negative news cycle can be draining. There was a lot of overlap in management that took about a year to remove.


  6. "Autonomy and balance behind the curtain of the world's biggest gossip company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy in projects
    Transparency from immediate management
    Consensus in team decisions
    Work-life balance
    Unlimited vacation
    Compensation
    Stock

    Cons

    Transparency from the top, sometimes it's hard to know where Twitter is going when you read about it from ReCode and TechCrunch
    Autonomy goes hand in hand with a high learning curve. I don't think that's necessarily a con as much as a facet of the autonomous team structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. "Great place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice co-workers. great mission. nice food.

    Cons

    traffic is bad getting to work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Great if you're into software development. Start up environment with security of not collapsing overnight.

    Cons

    Challenging environment for the sake of being difficult. Sometimes the smartest people can't see past what's immediately right in front of them. Lots of silos that enforce small teams without collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Quit forcing people to advance by making people move to SF.


  9. "Marketing Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  10. Helpful (16)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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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 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.


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