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Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "WORK/LIFE BALANCE is a true focus here" (in 60 reviews)

  • "Smart people committed to their work" (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance is also difficult at times" (in 20 reviews)

  • "That upper-management chaos of course trickles down" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly, inclusive and interesting work if a bit limited"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people make it. There aren't too many teams, but the ones that are there are impactful running major company priorities. It has a small company vibe, and is generally a pleasure to go into the office each day. The product is great and all sections of the UK office from Sales, Media Partnerships, Engineering, are passionate about the company.

    Cons

    Working with San Francisco is a drag and can mean late nights at the office. The place can feel a bit disorganised too. The company grew quickly with the expectation that lots of stuff that was poorly designed/architected/written would be fixed as the company grew, but now isn't being focused on because there isn't the staff. This can seem surprising, but really is a bit of an opportunity - there is low hanging fruit all over the place and a chance to be impactful. There is something said of the company that one chooses "either the legacy system, or the system that hasn't been productionized used yet".

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the UK office and put more design, engineering and product teams there.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Great people. Great atmosphere, very supportive management.

    Cons

    Limited career progression depending on role.

  3. "Moderator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    Can control what people see

    Cons

    Groupthink is prevalent, causes chilling

    Advice to Management

    More independent thinking


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A good brand (albeit turbulent) to use as a stepping stone to somewhere better."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, gym subsidies, economy travel, etc. Easy place to come up with new ideas by locking yourself away and doing your own work.

    Cons

    A scattered and often changing vision. Filled with Oxbridge types and middle class snobs that make it difficult to be a foreigner without a lot of condescension.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product, less on intra-office romance.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, missing direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great offices and location. Free food and beverages and top equipment.
    Flexible working and good amount of time off encouraged.

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership within local offices. Remote offices didn't work well and there was a lot of confusion about priorities and timelines. Poor hiring choices didn't help the demotivated workforce.

    Projects in London not challenging and no new larger projects were brought in to engineer and run.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the longer standing employees.


  6. "Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company, excellent atmosphere and a very welcoming and friendly culture. All this makes it a great place to work.

    Cons

    No pension plan offered which is a real shame. It doesn't help that the stock price has seen better days either.

    Advice to Management

    Really need a company pension plan. This would complete a wide ranging and attractive benefits plan which should help recruit the best talent.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Moments Curator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Moments Curator in London, England
    Current Employee - Moments Curator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience at a tech company
    so many good perks for working
    Free lunches and free snacks!

    Cons

    long working hours
    gets tiring looking at a screen all day

    Advice to Management

    good management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company and amazing people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Twitter full-time

    Pros

    - It gives you the chance to work with some of the most talented people in software engineering.
    - Great team spirit
    - Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    - Constant negative speculation in the press


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A company that has to keep telling itself how great it is."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are very well looked after with food and beverages. Holidays are unlimited (which sounds better than it realistically is) and expensive west-end location.

    Cons

    The UK is a very clique work environment which is created & fostered by leadership and includes senior HR (ex Google clan) that filters through to a lot (although not all) of the other staff. Leadership isn't inspiring, its more "look how great I am" and self fulfilling. New MD has taken a slightly more humble approach.

    Company wide poor strategic decisions ranging from developing sophisticated ad tech to grow the business (basically they follow facebook, or now even snapchat, who seem to be more forward thinking), acquisitions that seem to have been made with no real after-thought as to how they can be integrated into the wider strategy (see TellApart).

    Slightly below average salaries relative to competition and a lot of it stock based...

    But hey, you work for Twitter and its saving the world (except the abuse from trolls and bullies).

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of smart people, not much direction"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - London Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - London Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a company that hasn't turned a profit it sure knows how to spend money. Food. Location.

    Cons

    The person that talks the most or causes the most arguments isn't always right.
    Suspicious of new people.
    Lonely island.

    Advice to Management

    Take control of bullying and condescension and good product ideas will flow, be built, etc.


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