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    Human Resources Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Gatos, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Gatos, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Netflix in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    My friend that currently works for Netflix submitted my resume for the HR recruiter position and within a few hours I received a phone call from a recruiter asking if I had time for a phone interview a few days later. The phone interview lasted only 15 minutes and the recruiter indicated that he felt I was a great match for the position and that he'd be passing my resume onto to the hiring managers. The phone interview consisted of the following questions:

    Where do you go to school?
    Why are you looking for a new job?
    What do you know about Netflix?
    Who are the competitors of Netflix?
    Do you have any questions for me?

    After the phone interview I was quickly set up for an onsite interview that was to consist of 4 separate interviews over the span of almost 4 hours. My first interview was with a hiring manager that only asked me two questions; what do I know about the position and what did I know about Netflix. It was hard to carry a conversation on with her because she talked the entire time about how great Netflix is and how they only hire the best of the best. Overall, she was very respectful of what I had to say and then I was passed onto to the next hiring manager. The second hiring manager was one level above the first person I interviewed with. She was extremely rude and disrespectful from the very beginning. She told me that my handshake was weak and that my name was abnormal and difficult to pronounce. She also only asked me the same two questions as the first person. Every time she would go off topic, she would ask me to stick two the first initial questions she had presented me with. Whenever I would ask or say something, she would roll her eyes, pick at her extremely dirty nails, text message on her cell phone, or wave to her coworkers through the glass windows. She was beyond belief rude, condescending, and highly unprofessional. Not only did she disrespect me in terms of our conversation, but also bashed the fact that I had a Finance degree from a local state university. She also continued to state that Netflix only picked the brightest and most experienced individuals and that they just didn't pick anyone off the street. She also asked if someone had contacted me from an application I submitted online or if I was referred. I told her that I was referred and she said that she was surprised anybody had called me in the first place After 15 minutes of this horror, she finally decided that I was not the right candidate for the position and cut the last two interviews from the interviewing schedule. She did not walk me out, did not thank me for my time, and did not respond to any thank you emails that I sent to her.

    From this interview, I am extremely disappointed in Netflix and their interviewing/hiring process. The interview was overall a waste of time; if I had known how condescending and impolite their employees are, I wouldn't have even bothered.

    I'm disappointed that a company I follow is so poor at hiring, but ultimately I'm very happy that I did not get a job with Netflix. Netflix.

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