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Updated March 29, 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. "Tech Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great company with too many career development opportunities

    Cons

    Too much work to do

    Advice to Management

    Consider the interest of employee in your decision making.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Best days are behind it"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food, working in SF, the product does real good in the world.

    Cons

    Inability to change or evolve the product. Attrition of strong engineers, and a leadership gap.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "FA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good tech perks.

    Cons

    Lots of management changes at the company.


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Twitter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great engineers, smart people, free food, decent benefits (not extra-ordinary)

    Cons

    Incompetent executives. The company is in a constant state of re-org. There is a re-org every month. There is total lack of innovation in the company and there is a massive talent drain in the company. Most people I know who quit did not leave for poor compensation or poor stock grants: Its because there is no faith in a management that is running around like headless chicken.

    There are no career opportunities because the company is not growing. The environment is getting very political and lacks transparency. The core product has not changed in years.

    Advice to Management

    Its too late for any advice


  6. Helpful (6)

    "9 managers in 3 years"

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

    I worked at Twitter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great food. Smart people. Having people know where you worked was rewarding.

    Cons

    Company couldn't make decisions. Marketing department was a mess. Every 3 months they would hand us over to another manager. One manager even admitted he didn't want the job which was depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the Jack comeback story. Sell it to someone capable of focusing on Twitter.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work and continues to be the voice of the world."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Recrutment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager Recrutment in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still young and scrappy start up feeling but with strong revenues to back it up which make for an amazing culture. At Twitter, you will be challenged and work hard, but for that you will be well compensated, well fed (3 paid gourmet meals/day), and smile more than frown. Tons of perks and stock given to all employees. 5 months of paid Maternity/Paternity!

    Cons

    Only con is that by joining Twitter, you have to dispel the garbage the media throws out about our future because the stock is down. If you join, you believe in the product and will be a part of it sustaining in a competitive market. Nothing stays at the top forever and you can't tear down a kingdom that easily.

    Advice to Management

    Be more vocal about plans to monetize video and power up with Periscope!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Love working at Twitter because the product matters to the world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love Twitter and what it stands for, it's a motivating place to work. Twitter is simultaneously making solid improvements to its core product while investing in some invigorating new areas like live video, AR/VR, and AI/computer vision. I've noticed an increasing number of new hires from places like Google, Facebook, Uber, and others lately which indicates that interest is strong.

    Food is awesome at lunch time (not quite so much at dinner, but it's solid). HQ is a nice place to work.

    At least on my team, management is very good at recognizing good work and promoting quickly.

    Cons

    There are visible departures of well liked people, most of whom seem to be leaving for smaller startups. I feel that this is a natural part of one's career, but it can still be disappointing when people who are admired and who care about Twitter still choose to leave.

    Work on some teams can be slow due to a paranoia about experimenting to make sure metrics aren't hurt. I feel that leadership needs to be bolder in shipping to prevent churning and inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good leaders and good engineers. Be more self aware about the reality of Twitter's situation and avoid changing the message communicated to employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Company!"

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

    Pros

    Great workers, fantastic team!
    Great training and brilliant managers.

    Cons

    None at all for me :)


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Talented colleagues, Moving fast, Great working environment"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with very talented colleagues. The product development and integration move super fast so you can learn a lot. Great working environment that you can enjoy creating/participating/contributing/ projects that you love and care about.

    Cons

    Company acquisition strategy can be more transparent to all the staff

    Advice to Management

    Company acquisition/operation strategy can be more transparent to all the staff. Stick to our original dream. Don't easily sell it


  11. "Intern review"

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

    Pros

    Values and culture of the company. Dynamic environment, varied routine, freedom and confidence to perform the tasks.

    Cons

    The company has left a little aside the spirit of start-up and innovation in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Only recover a bit of startup culture



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