Netflix
3.2 of 5 392 reviews
www.netflix.com Los Gatos, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Netflix Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 392 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

(305 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
99 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsExcellent wages lots of autonomy

    ConsToo much turnover. Can be hard to get away from work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsSmart people, less politics, freedom to use resources

    ConsLunches are not good. Only one performance review per year for a raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are very open on the information.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Excellent

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsProductive culture that embraces new technology and gives you the ability to make decisions. Company makes you want to always do better, faster.

    ConsPeople in high ranking positions that are smart but can't manage. This results in high turnover and exceptional people leaving. There are several Directors/VP's that have no management experience. This really hurts the organization. Keep Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills. Content is not the same as Engineering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate Talent Team and Leadership. Do research when filling high-level positions. Just because someone is smart, doesn't mean that they can lead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great company to work for

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsAmazing experience, very competitive salary, great office space cutting edge technologies.
    If you like fast moving environment and challenging task then this is a place for you. Company treats employees like adults

    ConsSometimes environment is moving too fast. Unlimited vacation policy does not work in few cases. Be ready to get support calls in the middle of the night.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot really

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    No place like it!

    QC, Digital Supply Chain (Former Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsWorked with a great team; scrupulous attention to quality; great opportunities to stretch one's wings and pursue new skills; great food.

    ConsInconsistencies within the workplace and the "culture deck." Loss of excellent team members when projects ended or were terminated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the "Expect to be laid off" mentality; Retraining team members who could have been co-opted into new projects could give Netflix new vitality

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Netflix is a high performance atmosphere that allows you the freedom to use your judgement on your calls verses scripts.

    Customer Service (Current Employee)
    Hillsboro, OR

    ProsFeedback is appreciated and constantly given.

    ConsLack of moving up. Tenure is not considered at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    A Class Act with a positive future

    Customer Service Supervisor III (Former Employee)
    Hillsboro, OR

    ProsThe company's innovative outlooks and potential future campaigns keeps it as the leading edge of technology

    ConsCustomer service may sometimes be the last to know about marketing strategies/campaigns until calls hit the customer service agents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to strive for customer service results in order to help develop that outstanding rapport with the clients

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    A year at Netflix is equal to 2-3 years most other places -- talent density creates accomplishment density.

    Director Engineering (Current Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsFast-moving. Few bureaucratic distractions. Willing to make big, disruptive changes quickly. The move to original content was smart and will propel growth well into the future.

    If you function well in a meritocracy, then you will likely be successful at Netflix.

    ConsThey're getting big, and that growth is adding pressure to sacrifice some elements of their culture that made them unique and a desirable place to work.

    The quality of talent getting hired or promoted now is much less impressive than in the earlier years.

    The environment is increasingly political, which may be related to the hiring/promotion of more average, less-impressive employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great company with great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSurrounded by motivated individuals with high levels of talent.
    A culture like no other.
    Freedom and responsibility.
    Compensation and benefits.
    Work life balance

    ConsNothing negative to say at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Seems Easy!

    Call Center Representative (Current Employee)
    Frisco, TX

    ProsFree netflix.no dress code, can eat, can use phone, friendly co workers

    ConsYou nee people to take your survey and most people won't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts not fair that you fire people based on if enough people review them..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Netflix? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Netflix reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. All 99 reviews posted anonymously by Netflix employees.