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Updated Dec 22, 2020

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
566 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance & great team(in 90 reviews)

  • "Smart people, very good technology(in 62 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Remote/work-at-home has made work/life balance even worse than it was before covid(in 27 reviews)

  • "Open for a monthly schedule or even weekly to be able to meet with upper management on the direction of the corporation(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place overall.

      Sep 21, 2020 - Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people. Family friendly. Good team.

      Cons

      Issues with the platform, users, abuse on the platform.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Start-up environment, learn a lot as an intern

      Oct 23, 2019 - Internship 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of resources, fun office environment and cool and smart people who work there.

      Cons

      University Recruiting not very transparent about intern to full-time conversions and lack timely communication.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Many years with many ups and downs :) but overall an experience I wouldn’t want to miss in my life

      May 29, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people, very good technology

      Cons

      Too much politics in early years

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Organized chaos at senior management level

      Mar 1, 2019 - Staff Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great, smart people Interesting technology Interesting challenges at scale

      Cons

      Constant reorgs Revolving door of senior execs (colloquially referred to as 'reorg thursdays') As senior exec roles stabilized, there was a lot of turf-grabbing

      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Don't believe the BS, this is a company with huge opportunities

      Aug 30, 2015 - Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's one of the few companies that really touches a huge number of regular people on a global scale. So much has been made of its user base vs Facebook, but if you've got 300+ million people using your product, you're doing *something* right. Every week, we hear scores of news stories about how Twitter played a part in changing something, helping people recognize some truth, or just help people have fun. People here are smart, but also relatable and compassionate. I've been at other big tech companies that had super-smart people, but they were much more unapproachable or prone to hole up in their work and not socialize. After DickC's departure, management seems to have really rallied around one another, which in my view is 100 percent attributable to Jack's leadership and moral authority. Management leveled out expectations with Wall Street after Q2, which caused short term pain but gives us runway to succeed in the long term. And yes, the food is awesome.

      Cons

      - Changing the external meme will take time and hard work. Don't come here if you just want to rest and vest. - This is a very mission-driven place. If you're not all in on the mission, the work may not be what you're looking for.

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Twitter Response

      Human Resources

      Thanks so much for your review. We agree there's (always) room for growth. One way we want to facilitate more #LoveWhereYouWork experiences is by sharing reviews like yours with our leadership team so that we can identify areas for improvement.

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      If you're comfortable with change, it's an exhilarating ride.

      Jul 25, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - A product and a brand that has the potential to reach global scale. - A company that puts it's users above all else. - Challenging problems to solve with many passionate and smart people who want to figure them out. - Open communication and transparency when it counts. - Company is supportive of finding the right long term fit, even if it isn't on the team you're currently on. - Lots of excitement! Lots of change and growth - can be jarring if you're not accustom to this kind of environment.

      Cons

      - While communication is generally open, it can be hard to find the right channels to get information (I still struggle with this). - Internal tools aren't always a priority to help improve productivity (although I've been spoiled by Google's in a prior life). - Some whining and entitlement issues from a vocal (and often anonymous) few. - Unclear growth and development path for managers (but people are working on this). - Constant growing pains. Lots of them, but almost a pro in the sense that we've worked through many of them successfully. (Seen a fail-whale lately?) - Old-timer blues.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company overall, but recent churn is disturbing

      Nov 11, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for. Perks are amazing. Challenging work. Smart people. It's a well oiled machine for a company of its size and has been working to address the *systematic* internal issues (eg developer productivity). Overall it's hard to beat.

      Cons

      The company has been bleeding culture as the old timers leave and the hiring process is slanted towards what have been described fairly accurately as "worker bees from Google." In general, I saw my newer coworkers were smarter but less fun than the older ones. Recently there has been a lot of turnover at the company in what is basically a systematic sweeping of house as they look for people internally who aren't up to par. This is concerning even for those above this bar, although I can understand that it may make the company stronger long-term. Not enough upward mobility. Promotion/feedback process can be gamed.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company culture, massive growth potential and really interesting product.

      Mar 10, 2014 - Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaboration - everyone here is pushing towards a common goal, we all want to see the company grow and become more successful. Wickedly smart people - we have some of the best people in their field but because the culture is so collaborative rarely do those smart people beat you over the head with their intellect. Speed of decision - decisions are made quickly so we can move into execution swiftly, decisions are supported by data but not to excess.

      Cons

      It is chaotic and shows signs of a company that has gone through some rapid growth. Things often aren't written down and there is a lot of work to do to support this growth. However that is a really exciting con to have to deal with as the company expands and brings onboard talent from other, larger companies there's a danger that the culture will get diluted.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company, Very smart People, Pre-IPO bubble

      Sep 27, 2013 - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great CEO. Very transparent and genuinely cares about the company - Very smart people (May be due to the Pre-IPO bubble but thats fine!) - Really Challenging problems to work on - Competitive Salaries and excellent stock awards for engineers

      Cons

      - *Lots* of Engineering managers for a company of this size. - Most of the Engineering managers are non-technical and add little-value (but do create a lot of noise) - Alarming amount of internal politics for a company so small (of ~2000 people)!. Feels like a company with 10x the number of people.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No trust, no respect

      Jul 22, 2015 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good food, plenty of resources, still plenty of smart people who are a pleasure to work with.

      Cons

      There is a very narrow view of what is important in an engineer. This feeds the diversity problem as well, but the problem day to day is that managers and the company as a whole do not respect or reward all of the other talents that the great people working there bring to their jobs. They are just constantly criticized for not matching some idealized model of the "perfect engineer". From doing "feedback" for other organizations I know they have a similar process, where it's more about tearing people down than celebrating their contributions. People are leaving every day, and it's not because their stock vested. People who are happy with what they do and feel appreciated do not not leave, people leave when they are unhappy. The entire atmosphere is one of unhappiness, stress, criticism and weekly "disappearances."

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      13 people found this review helpful
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