Twitch Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated 4 Dec 2019

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190 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great perks and stimulating work if you're in the right department(in 21 reviews)

  • "And the work/life balance is pretty good, people rarely work nights or weekends on my team at least(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Still some growing pains from being a growth focused startup to a more mature company(in 13 reviews)

  • "Because of mandates from upper management pushing a product or idea because they think it will drive minutes(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "One of my favorite places to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great product that overall has a lot of deeply passionate fans. TwitchCon is a blast - I LOVE my manager, and my manager's manager. Really enjoy working with my team over the past couple years. I have many close friends within the company now - I've learned a ton at the company and I get a lot of flexibility to pursue projects that are important to me (and add value to our team/company of course) - I can easily see it being a company I stick with for a long time (10 years)

    Cons

    - As with most places, work experience can vary by team - Collaboration within the company is a weak area. Everyone's trying to work hard on this but there have certainly been some growing pains - Compensation is a little too heavily indexed on Amazon Stock. Compensation adjustments due to raises or promotions largely come in stock grants which can take a couple years before you see that money - not the most immediately gratifying thing

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Bleed Purple!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the most passionate and caring workplace I’ve ever been at. From the CEO down to my manager and the people who sit next to me, everyone shares enthusiasm for Twitch. We hear daily from people whose lives were changed by Twitch giving them a platform to be heard and make a living doing what they care about. There’s little red tape in our way to get things done. Product and engineering teams work well together, customer support and partnerships are highly valued and have a seat at the table. Every team I’ve worked with has actually taken customer feedback seriously and work to improve things. I feel like I can change things that I don’t like. Everyone goes to TwitchCon and this year’s was LIT. It’s not a perfect place of course but I’m proud to work here. Bleed Purple!

    Cons

    We’ve grown really quickly. I love seeing all the new faces but of course there are some growing pains while we try to figure out how to support this many people working together at once.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great product with a massive following, management moving in a good direction"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The user base is dominant in the space, and growing. Great growth prospects for the company, and for careers among those looking to drive the company forward. Very exciting time to be at the company.

    Cons

    Still some growing pains from being a growth focused startup to a more mature company. New blood is welcome.

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  4. "Great Place to Work*"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and freedom with how we operate on a day to day. Original CEO Emmett still in charge and provides a level of security from overwhelming Amazon policies.

    Cons

    Growing pains come with rapid growth, and not everyone is 100% committed to the growth plan in the past few months

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, Exciting Space"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    Exciting space, fast-growing company, lots of opportunities, great culture, great people, great benefits, great company vision, fun atmosphere, overall very positive

    Cons

    There are growing pains with every high-growth company, but the recent re-org and company vision seems to address these issues

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Growing pains but still a great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch

    Pros

    Great people Great compensation and great perks (unlimited PTO is important to me) One of the most passionate communities around the product. You tend to forget until you go to TwitchCon.

    Cons

    Growing pains, Twitch grew a ton over the last couple years. People are learning and adapting.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture, perks, and working with inspired and passionate people. I get to work with some of the most talented people I've ever met who truly care about what they do. Also, I get to play arcade games during my breaks. Can't beat it...

    Cons

    We're in a unique position and experiencing some growing pains. It's natural as you mature as a company. While I don't really feel it because of my team's dynamic, there has been a morale dip as of late. I anticipate this will subside soon.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "SDE II"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    Growing quickly, lots to build

    Cons

    Expanding really fast, natural growing pains

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    Twitch Response

    September 15, 2017Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for the feedback! -Michael Schembari, Recruiting Manager

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Not for grown ups"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Twitch

    Pros

    Good amenities (meals, snacks, massages). HR, Facilities and IT staff are great and those teams work hard to try to create a good environment for employees. Company has room to grow and better than average chance for future success.

    Cons

    Standard benefits (health insurance, 401K match, RSU vesting schedule) are really poor. If you come here, negotiate hard on salary, since the benefits package means you could end up taking an inadvertent pay cut. (Personally, I'd rather have decent insurance than free massages.) Standard growing pains of any startup moving into maturity-resistance to structure, middle-school-ish work culture, unseasoned business folks who need a ton of hand-holding. Tough environment for established professionals-daily exercise in frustration.

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    Twitch Response

    September 6, 2016

    Appreciate the feedback and sorry that you're no longer with Twitch. We're certainly a company that has more growing to do, and I know Emmett and the exec team are working hard to continually help Twitch level up across the board. Wish you luck in your new role, and we will continue to improve here. - thanks, Arthur Yamamoto / Director of Recruiting

  10. "I love working at Twitch"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch

    Pros

    perks, flexibility, challenges, camraderie, fun product

    Cons

    The company has growing pains, but people are good at what they do, so I'm optimistic

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    Twitch Response

    August 22, 2016

    Thanks for the review! - Arthur Yamamoto / Director of Recruiting

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