As a twitch broadcaster you have to keep up on all you can and all you have learned. If you stop for a breather or take a week off you lose so much momentum. Your success at this job depends on your dedication and commitment to your product. You get slack; you lose traction. Always in the public eye, always looking to up your game. Very competitive but supportive community... for the most part.
VIDEO EDITOR / STREAM DESIGNER (Former Employee) – Home office based – April 29, 2018
Self-hours and very flexible, able to relax and give others an enjoyable experience, also very easy to utilize. I was also able to edit for others and understood a lot about customer experience. I am capable of setting a very set schedule for myself and have learned how to handle relationships with others.
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 21, 2017
On the surface, Twitch appears to be a mecca for talented people who love video games and streaming communities. Unfortunately, after you begin your work there, you'll realize that most of the employees have no experience, no interest, and are merely trying to use their coworkers to get ahead. No one is trustworthy. Everyone is selfish.
The managers I had in Developer Success were awful. Truly the worst I've ever known. They are text-book examples of "poor management". Many of them don't play video games, don't participate in the Twitch community, or know anything about game developers/development.
The most enjoyable part of the job was events where you get to engage with external fans.
The hardest part of the job was realizing that people are manipulative, self-absorbed blow-hards.
free Twitch swag (if you care), free lunches, unlimited time off (which you'll likely never get to use)
no work/life balance, dishonesty, poor management, terrible HR, no culture of collaboration, no teamwork
A fun and incredible working environment tailored to your schedule
INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) – Tiffin, OH – May 10, 2017
The typical day at work is usually a carefree and inviting experience taking to many different people from all over the globe, sharing and connecting with different interests and experiences, and providing insight on gaming, news, and community. You learn that there is another world where you can make a living doing something you love, whether it is gaming, making music, creating arts and crafts or many other things. You also learn communication with fellow individuals who share your common interests. Finally, you learn to manage and run a channel that can attract and engage viewers in on your content. The culture is very free but has its rules and regulations that allow content creators to have certain freedoms and liberties without violating why the company was started. The hardest part of working with Twitch is finding success with your channel. Many viewers have their favorite games, content, and streamers and it is hard to break through and become the next Twitch sensation. But that is what makes the job so enjoyable is to find the thing that works for the individual is finding what works out and cultivating a community that you can be proud of and that Twitch finds appealing to advertise.
Centered around your schedule, freedom to stream whatever you and that is gaming related or creative, connecting with others
Hard to get big, "toxic" individuals, slow downs/no progression in views/followers