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    New Tweeps spend their first week in “Flight School” at the social media network’s San Francisco headquarters. Among other orientation topics, they learn about their intranet, Birdhouse, that lets employees send a shout-out Tweet to other employees. The shout-out includes the recipient’s picture and why they are being recognized. Employees average one Birdhouse shout-out every minute during the work week. For more read: Welcome to the Twitterloin, where tech savvy cool meets gritty urban hood.

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    Dick Costolo
    Rank last year-
    # of years on list-
    F500 Rank-
    Industry
    Information Technology
    Year founded2,006
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $1.4 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.twitter.com
    Total US employees2,530
    Full-Time jobs added in last year950
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    no
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    no

    Diversity

    % Women27.55%
    % Minorities13.04%
    % African-American0.79%
    % Asian10.59%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.24%
    % Caucasian or White22.17%
    % Hispanic/Latino1.11%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.12%
    % Two or more races1.23%
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    10
    Vacation
    Unlimited
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    Unlimited

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)-
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover5.00%
    # of job applicants312,500
    Avg. # of applicants per opening230
    # of jobs filled1,478
    Jobs filled internally148
    % of jobs filled by referral40.00%
    # new graduates hired155
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)643