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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – Be ready to provide specifics surrounding your skills and experience. Think about creative solution oriented responses. Very focused on your ability to engage customers. Exude confidence. Be prepared to role play. And don't be late. Very friendly atmosphere.

Interview Question – The role playing scenarios required you to think on your feet.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None necessary, they pay well.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Data Scientist Interview

Data Scientist
Los Gatos, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – They move quite fast. One phone interview with the recruiter, and another detailed one with the hiring manager. Two onsite interviews with around 4 people first time (data scientists/engineers) and 3 people (higher level execs) second time. A mix of product, business, analytical and stats questions. Stats questions mostly revolved around A/B testing: hypothesis testing, etc. A couple easy-medium SQL questions. Analytical question included a hypothetical problem to analyze, metrics to evaluate product performance, etc. Higher level executives mostly focused on background and past experience.

Interview Question – Toughest question was not technically tough, but helping a non-technical exec understand some technical concepts.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Driver Interview

Driver

Interviewed at Netflix

Interview Details – 'Accidently' came across the phone number for the local hub in town. Manager said he was 'impressed' by that alone. Scheduled an interview within the week. Standard behavioral questions. Was on the clock within 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Standard behavioral questions. Nothing of note.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

Senior Software Engineer In Test

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Netflix in October 2013.

Interview Details – 1st HR call
1st Onsite technical round
2nd Onsite VP level Interview

Interview Question – Reversal of a String in Java.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offer way beyond the market price.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Data Engineer Interview

Senior Data Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Netflix in April 2014.

Interview Details – Had great time meeting the people at Netflix. Really smart and motivated people. Talk as lot about culture and heard this term from everyone "Freedom and Resposibility". Met with 2 engineers, 1 HR, 1 Hiring manager, 2 directors and 1 VP. Engineers discussed some problem solving questions and focus on PigLatin. Manger and directors asked about pervious work and how i solved issues and what thing to care while building algorithms.

Reason for Declining – Had a better competing offer. Also was in a stage where Netflix would have proved to be risky.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Global Customer Service Representative Interview

Global Customer Service Representative

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – Applied and recruiter contacted me that same day. She scheduled a phone interview for the next day which lasted about 20 mins. Basic questions such as tell me about yourself, Why netflix? And customer service experience. At the end of the phone interview, I was invited to the interactive group interview in which we had 8 candidates. First we took a tour of the office then we met up with 2 recruiters, 2 supervisors, and 1 manager. It is all based off a PowerPoint slide which was pretty cool and the interview was more of a discussion between everyone. Just be prepared to tell your customer service stories during this time. After, we changed rooms to where there was computers. This began the role playing. Typical customer service role playing, then you have to act as if you are a Netflix employee. Super fun yet nerve-racking at the same time! I'd say that was the hardest part but you get to use the computer in front of you to find your answers of course. After that, you get to shadow and watch current reps answer a few calls. They then walk you to the door and thats it! Recruiter called the next day offering me the job!

Interview Question – No difficult questions, just have stories to tell about your experiences.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Netflix.

Interview Details – Applied online, got called within the day for a phone interview and scheduled a group interview. Took a timed typing and website navigation test with a group of people, and was hired within two or three days


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Movies Interview

Movies

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Director Interview

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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

Senior Software Engineer In Test
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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