How is Twitch?

Pandora dipdip
Sep 19 22 Comments

Got an offer from Twitch. Good TC and team looks nice. Heard many bad things as well, how good / bad is it? What you like / dislike about the company? How bad is politics? How good is leadership? What's the future of the product? Quite a bit of attrition, is that a problem?

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Twitch rgrggrgrgr
    Are you in engineering? If so, you’ll be best by joining one of viewer engagement, video or viewer experience orgs. Other orgs are salty as hell. There’s also a solid contingent from Pandora.
    Sep 20 6
    • Pandora dipdip
      OP
      Yap, eng. I see many long timers leave. Is there an attrition problem?
      Sep 20
    • Twitch kTChf7t
      Huge attrition problem that will get worse before it gets better
      Sep 21
    • Pandora dipdip
      OP
      What are the reasons people are leaving? Where are people going?
      Sep 21
    • Twitch / Eng mlynch
      its the Amazon 4 year cliff. engineering teams are decent at twitch.
      Sep 21
    • Twitch / Ops
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      Ballastmore
      Amazon is absorbing functions of teams, as it hemmorages engineers and coders. Morale is at all-time low, there is a wave of vested employees that are bound to bail Oct 15 or so. After this it will be a massacre at the C-level, due to incompetence.
      Sep 21
  • Amazon / Project tbk148
    They specifically rejected the Amazon principles when they were acquired. Take the offer!!!!
    Sep 19 0
  • Amazon / Eng YYHb67
    If you enjoy the product you will have a great time
    Sep 19 0
  • Roku cruella
    It's only as bad as you think it is.
    The problem lies within.
    Sep 19 0
  • Twitch / Ops
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    Ballastmore
    It's shit, OP, run.
    Sep 21 3
    • Pandora dipdip
      OP
      Why is iy so bad? Are some people still enjoying it? If yes / no, why is it so?
      Sep 22
    • Amazon / Eng YYHb67
      Can you provide more details? Asking for a friend
      Sep 22
    • Twitch merpaderp
      Also curious what makes it so shit — honestly maybe its just the Ops team. There are definitely some teams that have to deal with more shit than others
      Sep 22
  • Twitch qjPj67
    Which team?
    Sep 21 2
    • Pandora dipdip
      OP
      VE
      Sep 21
    • Twitch qjPj67
      VE is good. Great leader and some solid engineers. Plus their products are at the heart and soul of Twitch (their main one is Chat).
      Sep 23
  • Twitch merpaderp
    Depends on the team but things have been looking good recently. Things are super exciting with TwitchCon around the corner
    Sep 19 2
    • Pandora dipdip
      OP
      How is business doing? Glassdoor looks scary.
      Sep 20
    • Twitch merpaderp
      Business is so-so but I think the ads team are making some big moves to help with that
      Sep 20
  • Goldman Sachs babachu
    What's your offer at twitch?
    Sep 19 0
  • Netflix frunk🚗
    What's the offer?
    Sep 19 0