Netflix
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www.netflix.com Los Gatos, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Netflix Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.2 392 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    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

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    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

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    Good call center gig

    CSR2 (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Proscompetitive pay, relaxed environment, various workplace amenities

    ConsLarge call volume, huge customer base means needing to be insanely adaptive, 'sink or swim' mentality; if you don't continually preform you will be replaced regardless of past performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work, rules are spelled out in the company's value slides.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat comp, great colleagues, goal oriented, company values are taken seriously.

    ConsAverage quality does not work at NFLX

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up your good work!

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

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    Like living inside an MBA case study

    Director (Current Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsManagement is not afraid to experiment and try new things. Rapid development. High trust culture. Inventing the future.

    ConsIf you don't like change, ambiguity or are uncomfortable in a place where you get to use your own judgement a lot, it wouldn't be a good fit.

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

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    Best place to work for great engineers

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    ProsIt's like working for a very well funded startup.
    If you're good, this company will boost your career lightyears ahead.
    Compensation and perks are just right. No lavish lunches, just good organic food to keep you focused on business. No laundry service. It's not taking over your life.
    Very fast growing company. Lots of room to grow and lots of opportunity (if you look).
    Visibility - top down, you see everything. There are no secrets in this company. Very helpful if you know how to use this to your advantage.

    ConsIf you're not good, you won't survive here.
    If you have issues with your people skills, you won't survive here.
    If you need hand-holding, someone to constantly point you in the right direction, you'll be directed to the door (while holding your hand).
    You'll have to manage your work/life balance. Some people just don't know what 'unlimited vacation' means.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

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

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    High Pressure High Reward

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clarita, CA

    ProsGreat Benefits, Freedom and Responsibility culture. Ability to express own ideas.

    ConsNo work life balance. High Pressure to be a shark. Political games for advancement. Claims to be transparent, but is not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engaging environment with many interesting technical opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNetflix offers amazing co-workers, an exciting business, and the opportunity to work on cool technology problems. Employees (and the community) can contribute to open source projects. The mature workforce focuses on working hard but goes home and recharges at night.

    ConsIf you're looking for dinners served at the office, you won't find those at Netflix. I wasn't looking for those things, so I would consider this a pro!

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

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    Love my job

    QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    Pros- Constant Learning
    - Keeps me on my toes
    - not a process oriented company. Keeps things simple.

    Cons- moving too fast. Chasing a moving target.

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

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    Great environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow BS. Small agile teams. A lot gets done.
    Less se rest. lot of sharing of information.
    Accountability
    Freedom

    ConsA lot of luck in career path...to be fair to Netflix...acknowledged by management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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