Netflix Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
408 Reviews
3.7
408 Reviews
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work atmosphere is awesome with lot of freedom and responsibility (in 30 reviews)

  • Good Pay & Fact paced work environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Netflix makes no secret about it's high performance culture, which results in a very high turnover (in 18 reviews)

  • IT IS LITERALLY TRUE THAT IT IS CULTURE OF FEAR, no matter how talented you are (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Freedom & Responsibility culture. Everyone in the company knows the company's direction well. We are responsible for helping the company move to the right direction and we are free to choose how to help the company.
    * Transparency. The management team spends time with everyone in the company explaining how the company operates.

    Cons

    * No training program. You are on your own to improve your technique skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope that the top management get more feedbacks from everyone in the company. We are a very focused company. However we may find another big thing if we spend some resources on innovative ideas, which do not match the company's focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Performance rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Netflix has created a very competitive culture that promotes and drives innovation.

    Cons

    Having a very competitive work environment can get into the way of a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Netflix values encompass traits you would find beneficial with any employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazingly, entertaining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Support  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Floor Support in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great, stock options, 401k, and they pay a decent wage for a call center.

    Cons

    The call volume can be very high at times and not allow much time for breathing between calls.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture of freedom and responsibility, brilliant coworkers,

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great culture to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Panama City, FL

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A company that really cares about their employees, has competitive salaries and excellent benefits. If offered a position I highly suggest you take it.

    Cons

    There really isn't too much to say on the negative side of things about Netflix. There hasn't been on incidence I can think of that has turned me off about the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incredible Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work
    Lots of opportunity to create new solutions
    Lots of incredible people
    Lots of money
    Lots of other perks
    Not political - the best idea wins
    If you aren't a great performer or don't have the constitution for honest feedback (people calling you out, not just on your technical skills but also on your emotional immaturity) you'll get fired.

    Cons

    If you aren't a great performer or don't have the constitution for honest feedback (people calling you out, not just on your technical skills but also on your emotional immaturity) you'll get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the envelope on Freedom & Responsibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Invaluable experience, 1 year working at Netflix = 3 years elsewhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    - Very smart, self-motivated colleagues
    - Flat organization
    - Fast and constantly innovating
    - Clear feedback
    - Huge importance put on freedom and responsibility
    - Unbeatable vacation policy
    - Big impact doing any role
    - Ability to be a part of overall business strategy

    Cons

    - Tendency to debate, even on small decisions
    - Extreme adherence to testing and data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways for employees to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Best place to work for great engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like living inside an MBA case study

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engaging environment with many interesting technical opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Netflix 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.

    Cons

    If 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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