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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.

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