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Updated Feb 2, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – Overall the process was easy, they asked me some basic questions which didn't take much thinking to answer

Interview Question – Name 10 ways in which you can customize Netflix for the users   Answer Question

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Director
Los Gatos, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Netflix in August 2010.

Interview Details – Excellent, know the slide deck before regarding the culture

Interview Question – Where have you failed and why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy, fast, willing to work with timelines

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Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Hillsboro, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – Applied online was called a few days later. Answered some questions over the phone and made it into the in person interview.

Interview Question – Have you ever used Netflix?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Hard to say, the entire organization has likely changed a lot since then. I no longer use Netflix so I have little to do with them anymore and I'm not sure how much has changed. I did not negotiate much when I started starting salary was alright.

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Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

Anonymous Employee
Los Gatos, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Netflix in November 2013.

Interview Details – I had been in touch with a recruiter at Netflix for about 10 months before I decided to move forward with an interview. I didn't move forward earlier because I had been at my new company for about 6 months. When I reached out to the recruiter, she forwarded me to another recruiter who had an open position which matched my skill sets.

When I indicated I was interested in the role, she set up a meeting with the hiring manager who explained things in more detail, and also asked me some questions about my current role, and a coding question. Later that day the recruiter calls me back telling me they would like to schedule a phone interview with an engineer later in the day, or the next day. I tell them I'll need a week to get prepped, and we have it the following Monday, 5 days later. Within a few hours of the phone interview I get a call asking for availability to fly down to the HQ for an onsite.

At the onsite, I am scheduled for two rounds. A first one with 5 interviews (1 HR, 4 technical) and then 3 (with directors and VP for more high level/team fit). Advice: carry some energy bars with you because one of your interviews is a lunch interview, and your interviewer may not necessarily eat with you - so you want to avoid the awkwardness of eating and answering! Also, stop and get something to drink after each interview because you'll get thirsty after this much talking! Overall the people I met were friendly and open about Netflix's culture and didn't hesitate to answer any question I asked them.

I had the interview on Friday, and by Monday I was told that they were willing to make me an offer.

Interview Question – - Describe one of the most interesting/challenging bugs you found in your system (this is after explaining the architecture in detail) and how you went about getting it resolved.
- Expect coding questions through the entire process. Everything is fair game, from trees to recursion to dynamic programming
- Make sure you read the culture deck on the Netflix jobs site, you will get asked questions about it
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Negotiation Details – Unbelievable salary offer. Numbers aren't provided until you accept their offer. Very little room to negotiate since this is pretty much top of market.

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Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Frisco, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Netflix in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and with in a few days I received a call for a preliminary interview. I was then asked to interview in person the next day. I was offered a late night full time job position and as a full time student, I had to take a few hours to make a decision if I could afford a late night time schedule. The interviewer never gave me a call me back and I was disappointed, I would have taken the job offer.

Interview Question – All the questions were pretty basic, before the interview I had to take 3 test. One grammar test, one WPM test, and another test over my knowledge on internet trouble shooting.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Farmington Hills, MI

I applied online - interviewed at Netflix in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online in November 2013 and was called a few days after I applied, and was offered an in person interview for the next day. She told me Orientation if hired will being this Friday and will start working on Monday. for 90 days no call offs, no lateness. an agreeable hourly wage which will be bumped up after the 90 days. She asked me about my computer skills, customer service skills basic interview questions.

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Accepted Offer

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QA Engineer Interview

QA Engineer
Los Gatos, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Netflix in March 2009.

Interview Details – - Focus on Culture
- Focus on coding skills
- Overall understanding and communication skills

Interview Question – - Imagining a system that I have never interacted with and coming up with testcases.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offers are always better than the market rate and hence there is not much negotiation involved.

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Netflix in March 2013.

Interview Details – Process was pretty organized. Most of questions were design oriented rather than just coding on white board

Interview Question – Question were pretty moderate. Not very difficult   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better offer in terms of work from another company

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Los Gatos, CA

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Netflix in July 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted via LinkedIn and was contacted by HR. There were a couple of different HR reps who responded throughout the process. One screening phone call and one call with the hiring director before an in-person interview. Half day of interviews followed by a long wait before a job offer.

Interview Question – Tell me why segmentation is important for the Netflix marketplace.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Aurora, CO

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – I received a call. They asked a few basic questions(how does Netflix work, name some browsers) and called me in for an interview. I had a typing test and grammar test. The next day we had a hands on interview to see our customer service skills. We then got to sit in with a real chat agent. We sat there for ten minutes asking any questions and we then were all called into a room and the ones that made it were told they were accepted. Only one girl didn't get an offer.

Interview Question – How can you deal with an upset customer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. $8 per hour while training(training is 2 weeks) and $10 after training.

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