Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Netflix (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2014.
Group interview in conference room w/4 execs and 2 other candidates. Execs were very casual (jeans & tees). They gave us 2 role playing questions - not enough to get to know us, in my opinion.
- Role play we are Supervisors and have to deliver difficult information to our employees with little explanation why the decision has been made. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Netflix (Denver, CO) in January 2014.
Started with a phone interview that was all the basic questions. "What do you know about Netflix?" "Why do you want to work here?" "What are your goals?" etc... After completion of the phone interview my next interview was at the hub with the Operations Manager. This interview was very informal and consisted mostly of the manager explaining the job and the history behind the hub.
- How do you deal with an employee that isn't working up to expectations? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 days – interviewed at Netflix (Hillsboro, OR) in January 2011.
Very easy. Phone screen with a recruiter and then a panel interview with the job offered to me on the spot at the conclusion of the interview.
- Nothing really. Very behavioral in all senses to see how I react to pressure, conflict and my management style. Answer Question
They asked how much I wanted per year. I told them and they countered 3k less. I accepted on the spot.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Netflix (Hillsboro, OR) in July 2010.
I was contacted by a Netflix recruiter and we set up a 1:1 phone interview. The interview went very smoothly and it was clear that I was able to exceed expectations in the position.
I sent a thank you letter that was set to arrive approximately 7 days after the interview.
I followed up with a phone call 2 weeks later and they did not return my phone call or acknowledge me as an applicant in the running for the position.
Approximately 1 month later, another recruiter from the same location interviewed me for the exact same position and had no idea that I had already interviewed for the position.
- How would you handle an employee that has attendance issues when we do not have an attendance policy in place? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Netflix (Hillsboro, OR) in May 2010.
Interview lasted about 30 minutes, was asked basic questions about prior work history. Covered basic information about the company and it's coming goals in terms of headcount. Was asked a few questions about how I would handle coaching and possible terminations.
When I asked about growth potential the response was that it depends on performance, which was the same for bonus potential.
The interviewer was pleasant and prompt on set callback time.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Netflix (Dallas, TX) in January 2010.
expect them to fully review your resume and be able to back up anything that you put in it.
- explain a difficult situation that you were asked to handle Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Netflix (Northborough, MA) in October 2009.
I was up for a operations supervisor job at Netflix's facility in Northboro, Ma. I went through all the interviews ranging from the operations manager, HR, and finally with the regional manager. They seemed to like me, the interviews went well until I asked a question to all of them. I told them the that the CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings made a comment in the Wall Street Journal in July addressing their shareholders, that Netflix plans to be 100 percent operation in 5-7 years with online streaming and will be getting out of DVD copies all together. So I asked all the interviewers if this is true what will become of operations personnel in that time frame. Well, they all became very defensive stutttering that there will always be a need for DVD copies blah blah blah. They all became very irate with the question. I was very surprised since I was asking a question based on a factual statement by the owner of the company. They ended up not offering me the job and when I asked the recruiter why he said that they all felt I would not be a team player. He stated the regional manager felt that my devotion to the corporate mission would be in question. Huh? All I asked was what they thought of the CEO's comment and how it would impact operations personnel in 5-7 years. Of course this implies that there might be a 70 percent reduction in their workforce if they go to online straming forcing most of their operations hubs to shutdown. What a joke! I'm glad I dodged that bullet. It would be the kind of job where you can feel your blood leaving your hands while gripping the steering wheel as you pull in to the parking lot go to work there every morning at 2am.
- How do you feel about being transferred to another state in the case of a promotion. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Netflix (Hillsboro, OR) in July 2009.
Multiple emails resulted in a face to face with upper management.
- Why Netflix? Answer Question
Easy. The offer came immediately after the interview. Advice: Don't just chase the higher $ amount....the chances are that you will not be getting it for long. Sometimes the smaller paycheck is worth the stability.
- Accepted Offer
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Netflix.
The interview consisted of 2 parts. The first is a basic phone screen with an in house recruiter. These are your typical interview questions such as what is your management experience, relocatable, computer skills etc. The second is a face to face with the Operations Manager. These questions are more situational and specific to the type of work at Netflix.
- The most difficult questions related to the machinery Netflix uses. Can you build computers, what do you know about systems. Answer Question
This position is hourly based on location, size and market. There are no negotiations as hourly wages are public knowledge.
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Netflix in April 2011.
I was put off by the phone interview and didn't take the HR rep's call when she wanted to set up a time for a face-to-face. She was rushed the whole interview, cutting me off mid-sentence and asking questions that she would have known the answers to had she listened when I was talking. Aside from that, she seemed rather rude. Granted, she could have been having a rough day, but if you're representing your company to potential employees then you need to get your act togethr and be on point.
- How would you deal with an employee that consistently took an extra 5 minutes at lunch when Netflix has no attendance policy? Answer Question
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