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Twitter San Francisco Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Solid work/life balance (but actually (in 46 reviews)

  • Twitter is an amazing place to work with super smart people who are action oriented (in 49 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. "Cool place to be at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter as an intern

    Pros

    1. Great team
    2. Very welcoming company culture

    Cons

    Did not see anything majorly concerning.


  2. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good tech
    Awesome product
    Good pay/perks

    Cons

    Upper management
    Lack of direction (sometimes)

  3. "Good engineers, poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twitter (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The engineers are very smart and I learned a considerable amount from them.

    Cons

    There are too many engineers and management move slowly for fear of alienating existing users.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make big changes.


  4. "I liked it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Free lunch and parking

    Cons

    Low pay and people don't treat you like higher management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ups and downs, still works for me"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Site Reliability Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Site Reliability Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -comp isn't top of market anymore but the comp to >40 hour week ratio is amazing for the bay area
    -good performers can work on almost anything they want

    Cons

    -most teams have open headcount and it means things are often under-staffed

    Advice to Management

    So many predictions of Twitter's demise have come and gone that I don't even notice them anymore. Just keep it an ok place to work and I have no reason to leave.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and a good culture.

    Cons

    Product needs to think out of the box.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits almost make up for dysfunctional organization"

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    • 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

  8. Helpful (6)

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

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    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.


  9. "great people. great perks."

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    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.


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

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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
    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.


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