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Getting an Interview
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Director of Product Innovation, Children and Family Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Netflix in December 2013.
I was contacted by Netflix asking if I was interested in a position with the company. After emailing back, the recruiter sent me a description for the Director of Product Innovation in Los Gatos, California. She also sent me a very long slideshow about the company's work philosophy. I had one phone interview with the young recruiter who was fresh out of college, and it seemed to go well. She said she'd let me know in a week if they wanted to schedule a second interview. It was right before the winter holiday break, so I assumed it would take longer. Well, I followed up with her in early January and never heard anything back. I've interviewed at companies in person and over the phone for 12 years, and this was the first time ANY company ever failed to respond after the initial interview. I was really surprised at the level of disrespect shown by such a highly regarded company as Netflix.
Some advice for Netflix:
1. Offer candidates another chance for a first impression besides a five minute phone call with a 20-year old who has no work or life experience.
2. Practice professional courtesy by confirming with a candidate whether they are entitled to a second interview - after saying you would. Don't contact them out of the blue then completely blow them off.
3. Shred every copy of your work philosophy slideshow. It's one of the creepiest documents I've ever read and frankly I was much less interested in working at Netflix after reading it. It tries so hard to show how un-corporate the culture is that it ends up coming off completely conceited and self-aggrandizing - like something out of Egger's novel, The Circle.
- Overall, the recruiter's questions were fairly innocuous. Answer Question