Twitch Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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3.9
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Emmett Shear
210 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 17 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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Apr 20, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent engineering and work culture

      Cons

      Not that many, hope Amazon doesn't take over.

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      Twitch Response

      Employer Brand Team

      Thanks for the feedback! We’re glad to hear that you’re having a great experience at Twitch.

    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      don't bother

      Jun 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      make your own schedule / be your own boss

      Cons

      the company doesn't care about you

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place to Develop Talent

      Jul 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Agile, collaborative, lots of emojis and fun work environment.

      Cons

      With the fast-pace nature of work and business direction, sometimes engineering work is scrapped. This is just inherent to the nature of the job.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun and exciting environment

      Jul 28, 2021 - Partnerships Account Manager in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I enjoy working with the people that I work with and traveling as a part of this job is great. Working with all kinds of creators in the gaming space is very rewarding both personally, and professionally.

      Cons

      The community's perception of Twitch can cause you to feel unsure about your job, given the corporate stance it has now, compared to before. Sometimes, you can feel as though you aren't making a big impact or that your ideas/suggestions won't have any action come from them.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Like working at a DMV

      Jun 6, 2021 - Sales Related in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) A lot of work but none of it is very hard to do. Things are just disorganized. 2) It's easy money if you're mentally checked out. The happiest people in the sales div (since folded into Amazon sales org) are parents of older children who don't need the work to be fulfilling since they find meaning elsewhere.

      Cons

      1) Everyone is aware they're middlemen tollbooth collectors in the internet ad pipeline and they're afraid that Amazon will soon realize this. Honestly a lot of the constant meeting-making and fake urgency is done so that key Sales managers look like they're important - they're very territorial because they know they're replaceable and a cold management tells them just as much. It's a demoralized place with a lot of purposeful miscommunication issues. Everyone seems unhappy, bored, or checked out. As I mentioned earlier, the happiest people seem to be parents who just want a stable paycheck. Maybe it'll be better when we get to work in person again, but I doubt it. 3) As you've gleaned from other reviews here, People + HR teams exist to justify letting bad leaders run amok. As a result, the only people left are petty tyrants or people who are very mentally checked out. Don't expect to learn much here. But if you're here for to make a decent to moderate paycheck, it's an okay place to grind a few years away at.

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      5 people found this review helpful

      Twitch Response

      Employer Brand Team

      Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback. We're working hard to build a positive environment for employees, so it's disappointing to hear about your experiences. If you’re comfortable, feel free to email Glassdoorfeedback@twitch.tv with more feedback, we’d love to learn more about how we can improve as a company.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Comfy but frustrating

      Jul 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good support during Covid and flexible working environment going forward. Fun company brand - amazing office, swag, & moments to be proud of. Poised to succeed in a growing space - livestreaming and gaming.

      Cons

      Pay stagnates due to Amazon comp structure, even a promotion doesn't necessarily yield a raise. Goals are not aligned across teams. Conflicting mandates + endless decision-by-committee = lots of anguish with little action. Homogeneity. Staff looks a lot like Twitch's audience. Mostly white, mostly men.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work for, but quit after 2 years

      Apr 13, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Twitch is an awesome product. The company is working on cool projects and employs pretty strong engineers. It is a great place to learn engineering best practices and do something impactful. You will shortly become an expert in AWS, too. Work and fun often go hand in hand: say, watching Twitch during the business hours and playing video games after hours is quite common. The corporate culture is centered around ownership and KPIs, which is both good and bad. If you develop a service that does not correlate directly with the KPIs, your next manager may tell you to find a new owner or decommission it.

      Cons

      My biggest complaint is about compensation policy, which Twitch inherits from Amazon. During the last 2 years of the 4-year contract the annual compensation consists of the base salary (which is rumored to have a cap at $185K) and 40% of the RSU grant. Given impressive performance of AMZN stock, this sounds lucrative. In reality once compensation moves into the bracket for the next level, the management is not happy about it. Those who get promoted see only little changes in their compensation and the new hires at the same level get a much better pay. On the other hand, if you are not promoted, chances are that a cheaper new hire will replace you right before your next RSU vesting. So IMO it does not really make sense to stay beyond the 2-year anniversary.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      So far so good!

      Jul 21, 2021 - Trust and Safety Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Does not micromanage Great benefits Respectful & understanding managers

      Cons

      Not much room to grow

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good overall

      Jul 16, 2021 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunity to develop skills. Opportunity is there if you want it

      Cons

      Amazon pay and processes. Lots of overhead

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Experience depends on where you are in your career

      Jun 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + good food + stable amazon backed business + fun sector + great for work life balance, college grads without established experience, rest and vest scenarios +reasonable and stable pay for market

      Cons

      - product development lacks innovation, velocity or growth - inexperienced middle to upwards management including csuite - DEI issues in news are reflected in work environment with slow change and lack of formal company process around how to to address them - not a great place for high performers, industry leaders and people who want to get things done. There is a culture of subtle pushback for high performers mostly led by inexperienced top to middle level management.

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      Twitch Response

      Employer Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed the work life balance and amenities at Twitch! If you’re comfortable doing so, feel free to reach out to our email Glassdoorfeedback@twitch.tv with more feedback. We’d love to hear more about your experience and how we can improve as a company.

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