Twitter became a public company today, making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. According to the New York Times, the company closed the day 73% above its IPO price at $44.90 a share. Many employees are poised to become richer, but what about the business itself? Glassdoor has compiled some of the highlights from Twitter company reviews, shared by employees, to shed light on not only how those on the inside feel about Twitter’s business outlook post-IPO, but also on what it’s like to work at the social media giant.
Twitter Employees are Optimistic for the Future. Ninety percent of Twitter employees believe the company’s business will perform better in the next six months, based on 61 reviews shared on Glassdoor over the past six months. Just two percent believe it will get worse, and eight percent believe it will stay the same.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Receives High Marks. Ninety-six percent of Twitter employees approve of the way Costolo is leading the company, based on 82 reviews shared on Glassdoor. To compare, the average CEO approval rating on Glassdoor is 68 percent, based on over 270,000 companies represented on Glassdoor.
Twitter Employees Very Satisfied at Work: Twitter employees are very satisfied working at the San Francisco-based company, giving the company a 4.5 company rating based on 89 reviews. Company ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied.
Some common pros shared by employees working at Twitter include working with smart people, enjoying free food, and a company culture focused on those who use Twitter. See what employees have to say about working at Twitter:
“Despite growing 10x in my time here, I actually feel that our talent level has increased from the early days. We are able to attract the best talent in engineering, sales, sales marketing, comms, legal, BizDev and finance.” – Twitter Employee (location, n/a)
“Great CEO. Very transparent and genuinely cares about the company. Very smart people (May be due to the Pre-IPO bubble but that’s fine!)” – Twitter Staff Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)
“Twitter is an exciting place to work. Hyper growth means there is a lot of opportunity to take on more responsibility.” – Twitter Engineering Manager (San Francisco, CA)
“Rapid growth can lead to some confusion and turnover, culture getting dissolved a bit.” – Twitter Account Executive (San Francisco, CA)
“Since we are growing, the internal communication can be a little mess.” Twitter Software Engineer II (New York, NY)
“Team is growing very quickly so hands on training is lacking at times. Basically sink or swim environment so not ideal for all personalities.” – Twitter Account Manager (Toronto, ON)