Twitch Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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3.5
55%
Recommend to a Friend
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Emmett Shear
185 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. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to work on an awesome product. Great managers and coworkers. Get to work on industry leading tech with challenging problems. Good company culture.

    Cons

    Amazon does not pay as well as other big 5 tech companies, bureaucracy can slow things down.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Develop Talent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twitch full-time

    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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  3. "A real community company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Global Head, Brand Partnership Studio in London, England

    I have been working at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    Creative autonomy and caring culture

    Cons

    None i'd put on the internet

  4. "ok company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Twitch full-time

    Pros

    pay and people that you work with

    Cons

    management can be disappointing at times

  5. "Awesome"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Support - Technology - People - Culture - Diversity of role

    Cons

    Absolutely none at the moment.

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  6. "Best way to start streamin"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Streamer in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    easy interface, loyal viewers, good as a second income

    Cons

    takes time to start earning money, hard to get viewers with unpopular games

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  7. "not bad but not good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Twitch part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pretty good but not bad as it was better now

    Cons

    now it isnt better but pretty better than when bad it was

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  8. "Strict DMCA rules"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Twitch part-time

    Pros

    Holds largest market share on streaming currently

    Cons

    Very strict dmca policies that restrict user freedom

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Community, Terrible Company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Creator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    community, positivity, independence, innovative, self-driven

    Cons

    overcrowded, unhelpful, biased, politically correct

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid working with the Brand Partnership Studio if you can"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twitch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It feels good to help launch ad campaigns that fund the small streamers and creator ecosystem, and you get to work with some exciting brands -- all on a social platform that is redefining the gaming space.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, my work put me in regular contact with the creative strategy department on the east coast, and there are some stunningly false and toxic people leading the brand partnership studio in NY. One of the east coast leads would praise your work to your face, then try to find receipts on you screwing up in some way and then whisper to HR about how you "always" mess up and how she's "concerned" about your performance. All of this will happen behind your back. So... instead of spending your days making fun and beautiful things, you will be playing games with miserable people that make you doubt if all humans are born with a soul? Why waste your brief life in an unhappy, creepy, joyceless environment like this? I'd recommend that you don't.

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