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Twitch Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Amazon
2011
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Twitch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with at the IC level. Everyone on the ground level was super passionate or talented. The opportunities at the beginning sounded great. During the middle of the Amazon transition, it was easier to speak your thoughts and try new ideas without as much politics.

    Cons

    Management sucks big time. Mid-level all the way up to heads/directors/vps. Lots of increasing office politics as more amazon or corporate experienced employees transferred over to the Twitch side.

    People actually doing the daily work were not well respected by people in higher positions, and lots of micromanagers in the marketing department. Really limited ambition and creativity- teams being disrespectful and left out of the loop from higher ups also caused a lot of grief. HR was often no help, and definitely knew cases where HR managers corroborated with people managers to let go off people for reasons that actually didn't happen.

    From the year I left, up until now- many employees that were the most passionate people have since left. Seems more and more people are there just for the paycheck instead of building a great community and platform.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are actually good at managing people and teams. Treat employees with respect, and offer more opportunities for growth.

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Twitch Photos

Twitch photo of: This area doubles as the cafeteria and All Hands meeting space
Twitch photo of: Each Twitch new hire gets a balloon so the team knows to come by and say hi!
Twitch photo of: Enjoying one of Twitch's broadcasting areas in the office
Twitch photo of: Food goals at HQ
Twitch photo of: The bar
Twitch photo of: Some people taking a quick break.
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Twitch Interviews

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    Partnership Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Twitch (Melbourne) in September 2015.

    Interview

    After response from Twitch, the HR people were very open and understanding, and Skype interviews went well. Long delays with follow up interviews with people from other departments. Entire process before they informed me they were going with someone else took five months.

    While a lengthy process, apart from the delays everything from Twitch was very professional and very friendly and open.

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Twitch Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2019
  • Best Games Related Website, Webby Awards, 2014

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