Posts Tagged ‘work at Twitter’
You want to work at Twitter, hmm? Every Friday, we’ll be telling you about new jobs posted at the microblogging platform. You’re welcome.
So let’s jump right into it!
Back in May 2009, Twitter employed just 69 people. Fast-forward to the present and the microblogging company now has more than 700 names on its staff roster, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down the hiring process.
Check out Twitter’s jobs page, and you’ll see dozens of openings. The bird is, essentially, always hiring. In fact, they’re so keen to recruit new people, that they’ve made a short video to show just how great it is to work at Twitter… with hilarious results.
Lots of developers dream about it.
Engineers are jumping ship from Facebook and Google to do it.
But what’s it really like to work at Twitter?
Why would anyone want to work for Twitter? Or Facebook? Or Google?
Well, how about an onsite gym, with yoga and fitness classes? A laundry service? Subsidized massages? Dry cleaning and free laundry machines? Weekly lectures from industry heavyweights? A Zen room? Catered breakfast and lunch? Paternity leave? Medical and retirement benefits? Reimbursements and stipends? Games rooms and activities? 20% personal project time per month?
A rock climbing wall?
Silicon Valley is going through yet another boom, with the tech job market seeing growth that exceeds even the dot com expansion in the 90s.
At the time of writing there are some 48,000 jobs at internet companies in the Valley. In the past year alone, unemployment has fallen from 11% to 8.5%, and there are no signs that things are slowing down.
This infographic from Q&A and research hub Focus analyses how much you can make if you’re fortunate enough to work in Silicon Valley, and asks: with the area’s incredibly high cost of living, is it actually worth it?