Comprehensive list of Twitter benefits

Twitter FANGT
Mar 16 89 Comments

-Free gourmet breakfast and lunch prepared in-house. I've eaten at almost all the tech companies in the Bay Area and Twitter's food is definitely one of the best. Only Dropbox and Linkedin are on the same level. But I think LinkedIn uses the same company so that's why. This is why I come into the office everyday (as opposed to WFH). This is seriously one of the reasons why it's hard for me to leave Twitter. I mean have you tried Uber's lunch? It's just depressing. And there aren't that many lunch options outside nearby (Uber is right next to Twitter, so that's how I know), so it's not about the money.
-Free Smoothie and Juice bar with 20+ different fruits and vegetables to choose from to make a smoothie or juice (also can add protein powder, peanut butter, organic almond butter, etc)
-Dinner to-go for $5 (includes tax already)
-Fully stocked refrigerators full of beer. White wine, red wine and beer also on tap (all free).
-Free organic milk, fat free milk, 2% reduced fat milk, lactose-free milk, almond milk, and soy milk (and many other beverages and snacks) in the kitchenettes
-$90 cell phone reimbursement every month (eng only)
-$60 gym/fitness reimbursement every month
-Unlimited vacation policy (that you can really use)
-Generous WFH policy
-Some employees are fully remote, living in bumsville middle America, making Silicon Valley TC (must be senior swe or higher)
-5 months fully paid time off for having a baby (doesn't matter if you are male, female or transvestite)
-great WLB, on most teams you won’t work 40+ hours/week
-Fully covered medical, vision, dental health insurance (no monthly premiums) for yourself
-Reimburses you for a brand new personal cell phone of your choice every 2 years (edit: basically everyone can get the, not just eng)
-No more 4 year cliff. Assuming no promotions or raises, in your 5th year at Twitter you will at least make as much as your 1st year
-Bonus is now at 20% for Senior SWE
-401K matching up to $3k (not great I know. but better than nothing)
-Allows Mega Backdoor Roth IRA
-Twitter matches on donations up to some number I forgot (or didn't bother to listen)
-Occasional celebrity visits to Twitter (Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Hilary Clinton, Jim Cramer, Jimmy O. Yang, Lloyd Blankfein, etc.)
-Up to $1500/year to attend tech conferences
-Reimburses you for further education materials (buying technical books, etc)
-Internal tech class you can sign up for and take during work hours (like being in college)
-free subscription to safari books (O’Reilly), subscription to blinkist
-free Theory Coffee
-Team quarterly offsites
-Ping pong table, video game arcade area
-Music jam room (specially insulted room, and instruments are provided)
-Free company shuttles from South Bay to Peninsula up to SF
-Discounted parking, pre-tax commuter benefits
-Btw, Twitter has been profitable for some time now

TC: 370k, YOE: 7

@Twitter peeps: any other benefits I left out?

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TOP 89 Comments
  • Microsoft M💰FT
    Cons: have to work on Twitter
    Mar 16 11
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Do you want to work on one of the single most useless apps/websites? Will that actually make you feel good about yourself?
      Mar 16
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      Says the guy at Microsoft.
      Mar 17
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Much of the world’s productive workers use and rely on our products. I actually feel good about creating the software that I do. Social media is the digital form of cancer.
      Mar 17
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      Whatever you have to tell yourself to make yourself feel good about your job. You keep doing that.
      Mar 17
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      Lol MSFT 😂. I’m ex MSFT FB - seriously open the hatch and crawl out of that hole for a second, the world’s a much bigger place.
      Mar 18
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      I am ex FB. Loved the culture, hated what I was actually building.
      Mar 18
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      That doesn’t sound like FB and unless you’re a director or something I don’t see anyone going from FB to MSFT so I call BS on that sorry not sorry
      Mar 18
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      You can doubt me all you want if that makes you feel better. I personally know 2 other people that came over from FB to work here at non director levels 🤷🏻‍♂️.
      Mar 18
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      Unless you and they were put on PIP and fired, there’s no way you would go to Microsoft so enough of the BS please
      Mar 19
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Or maybe I have a family, want to work on the east side and couldn’t get a job at Google 🤔.
      Mar 19
  • Facebook / Eng SheepWolf
    Thanks recruiter, but really, no thanks.
    Mar 16 0
  • Uber uber101
    Uber's lunch is great - we have huge mass of dry and bland chicken everyday in lunch and they even manage to name it differently everytime. We have beers too, but but..only on fridays after 5 p m !!

    Btw if you are vegeterian, we have full platter of either tofu or brocolli and rice - every single day.

    At palo alto office, dinner ... what dinner? Sorry only lunch.

    For breakfast we have lot of choices among bread, peanut butter and umm...thats it.

    We dont give believe in shuttles for employees but hey we have last mile free, no free commuter passes, no 401k contribution sorry.
    Mar 16 3
    • Twitter
      yxPm28

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      yxPm28more
      Come thru
      Mar 16
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      Roll over to the other building I’ll refer ya
      Mar 18
    • Microsoft litttt
      Uber doesn't have 401k? :0
      Jun 1
  • IBM ledle
    And I'm sitting here grateful we have free vending machine snacks.
    Does having 2 other floors to go to when the same 8 people take 20+ mins in the 2 bathroom stalls on our floor count as a benefit?

    Benefits are foreign to us.
    Mar 16 1
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      Be happy. We have to pay for vending machine snacks
      Mar 16
  • Lyft 0xabc0de
    Amy Schumer is a celebrity now?
    Mar 16 2
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      The fact that u know who she is makes her one, yes. I’m surprised u didn’t call out Lloyd Blankfein.
      Mar 16
    • Lyft 0xabc0de
      I guess if having a Netflix special that's so unfunny people you remember counts.. sure
      Mar 16
  • Twitter / Eng
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    My experience at Twitter has been amazing so far! Great for career growth. Even as a junior engineer you get to work on some of the most impactful projects. Everyone wants to do the right thing, very little politics st least in my org
    Mar 17 0
  • Twitter LBGd25
    I’ve worked in companies big and small, FANG too. Twitter is a really good place to be. WLB, food, low ego culture, interesting work, right next to bart, good pay, product that’s in the news and making the news.
    Mar 17 0
  • Facebook adftuek
    Is the NYC office hiring engineers?
    Mar 17 3
    • Twitter / Eng
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      Yep
      Mar 17
    • Twitter / Eng
      🔥🔥🔥/

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      Ping me if you need a referral
      Mar 17
    • Facebook adftuek
      Sweet. Not looking to jump just yet, but thanks for that. Maybe in a year or so
      Mar 17
  • Twitter / Eng
    tremendous

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    tremendousmore
    Thanks OP for taking the time to write this. It’s easy to forget all the free shit we get everyday on top of the great coworkers and culture.
    Mar 18 0
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  • Yahoo ,?
    Refreshers every year? I’ve a Twitter offer and thinking of joining.
    Mar 16 1
    • Twitter / Eng
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      There is no concept of refreshers but annual compensation cycle changes where your manager evaluates your current stock grant and grants you more based on your performance improvements. So not a fixed amount of refreshers but a variable amount at managers discretion
      Mar 17
  • Microsoft litttt
    Hey do you guys know if food/beer/smoothie stuff's available in Seattle office as well?
    May 31 5
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Food and beer in a limited fashion, just due to size etc, no smoothie.
      May 31
    • Microsoft litttt
      Ow
      Jun 1
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Still get free catered breakfast and lunch
      Jun 1
    • Microsoft litttt
      :) I cannot complain, coming from Microsoft 😋
      Is Seattle's catering as good as HQ?
      Jun 1
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Can't compare, sf has huge cafeterias on multiple floors, Seattle has only a few (but high quality and tasty) options.
      Jun 1
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    At Oscar dinner to go is $20. But definitely some of the benefits are not comparable to Twitter else.
    Mar 16 4
    • Facebook adftuek
      Wouldn't you be better off just going to an outside place at that point? (Unless the food quality is better than what you can typically get for $20)
      Mar 17
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Well we got seamless. Some of the restaurants are pretty good, still better than 5 dollars :/
      Mar 17
    • Facebook adftuek
      Oh you mean you get a $20 seamless budget?
      Mar 17
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Yes :))
      Mar 17
  • Facebook XgBS37
    I worked for Twitter before and you missed one of the best benefits: don’t need to work more than 3 hours a day
    Mar 18 3
    • Twitter / Eng
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      Depends on org and team
      Mar 18
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      Unless you were in IT or QA or something I find that hard to believe
      Mar 18
    • Twitter / Eng xyzty
      Second this. This is great actually.why waste your time making zuck or any big boss a few dollar richer
      Mar 28
  • Twitter aOVK12
    Never knew about the phone device reimbursement. Is this listed anywhere?
    Mar 17 3
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      Bluebird only, not listed except in a google doc, secret perk ;)
      Mar 17
    • Yahoo ,?
      What is Bluebird? I’ll be joining soon.
      Mar 17
    • Twitter
      yxPm28

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      yxPm28more
      Don’t think it’s limited to bluebird only.
      Mar 17
  • New f9jfjr
    What was a senior software engineer bonus before?

    I heard you don't get refreshers every year there. Is that true?
    Mar 16 3
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      10%.

      Well what is the point of refreshers?

      We have this now:
      “No more 4 year cliff. Assuming no promotions or raises, in your 5th year at Twitter you will at least make as much as your 1st year”
      In most companies your TC drops ~50% (the so called “cliff”) after 4th year
      Mar 17
    • New f9jfjr
      If you get refreshers every year, your TC will keep going up until the end of the fourth year. Even with the cliff, the refreshers will probably bring you to what you made in the beginning of year 1. Even if there is a big cliff, you could just jump ship for higher TC and a new grant.

      At twitter, if I'm understanding it correctly, assuming no raises or promotion and besides stock appreciation, you'll be making the same from year 1-4. By the end of year 4, I'll be making the same as year 1. I wouldn't be happy if my TC 4 years later is the same.
      Mar 17
    • Twitter / Eng
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      There is no concept of refreshers but annual compensation cycle changes where your manager evaluates your current stock grant and grants you more based on your performance improvements. So not a fixed amount of refreshers but a variable amount at managers discretion
      Mar 17
  • Twitter hodgesodge
    Where's the smoothy bar? (am new)
    Mar 16 2
    • Twitter j_7jrb68sm
      Main building on 10, above the main kitchen
      Mar 17
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      The main building is sf market.
      Smoothie bar is on one-10th 10th floor.
      Mar 17
  • Salesforce gitinit
    What's the interview process like? LC?
    Mar 19 1
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      Mostly LC medium, some hard but hard system design
      Mar 19
  • Twitter uemG55
    Forgot to add, really good training sessions for leadership, individual development. I think the largest perk is to working at the twitter scale. A minor improvement or a fix moves the metric needle so much.
    Mar 16 0
  • Amazon day1
    20% bonus for senior engineer role is not guaranteed right ? Could be less also ?
    Mar 17 14
    • Amazon day1
      Double of target bonus sounds good :)
      Mar 17
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      This year everyone got 185% of their target bonus, so 20% could very well be 36% of base salary if there’s no change (which is massive AF to not count as TC)
      Mar 18
    • Amazon day1
      Hmmm then what is true @kpx35 ?
      Mar 18
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      not true tremendous. This year going fwd now bonus is 50% individual 50%
      Company. Tricky little twitter. I think we can say good bye to the nice 185% bonuses now. That’s why it doubled to 20%. If anything it will be less or just around there.

      Edit: I mean company portion funded at 185% which was 75% of your bonus this past year
      Mar 18
    • Amazon day1
      @FANGT Lol. That's funny mate. In the original post you were bragging about bonus being increased to 20%. Now you're yourself saying that in reality total bonus will actually go down ;)
      Mar 20
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      😏

      I’m saying it will probably be 17-25% in reality.
      Mar 20
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      True, 17-25% still is nothing to scoff at imo.
      Mar 20
    • Twitter FANGT
      OP
      Meh. It’s nothing after taxes 👎
      Mar 20
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Refuse it when you're given it then
      Mar 21
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

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      tremendousmore
      If your base is ~ 200 it’s a good chunk of change even after taxes.
      Mar 21
  • Twitter uemG55
    Add free safari books (O’Reilly ), blinkist, Philz Coffee, ergonomic work environment and consultation if needed.
    Mar 16 2
    • Twitter bdk4567
      F Phils. We have Theory now.
      Mar 16
    • Twitter uemG55
      You can add subsidised algorithm beverages at the lodge.
      Mar 16
  • Amazon day1
    SWE Test == QA ?
    Mar 18 1
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    How many of these are also available in Seattle office?
    Mar 16 1
    • Twitter / Eng
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      Food in Seattle is not anywhere near HQ quality. No shuttle but we get commuter benefits. Everything else is same
      Mar 17
  • Bloomberg / Eng UFEn11
    What are refreshers exactly?

    BTW: bookmarked the post, for next time I'm job hunting 😁
    Mar 16 1
    • Twitter / Eng
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      Annual additional stock grant. It’s usually based on your performance
      Mar 17
  • Walmart.com impk46
    Um.. Alcohol at work? Weird.
    May 31 0
  • Amazon day1
    In Twitter SWE Test and Test Engineers are in same band ?
    Mar 21 0
  • Twitter fai92
    Phone reimbursement isn’t eng only. It’s actually in the T&E policy directly. Only applies if you use your phone for work purposes but that goes for a ton of people including anyone who needs to be on call etc. I know TwS gets it and I assume folks like Sales etc and probably more.
    Mar 18 0

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