Netflix
3.2 of 5 376 reviews
www.netflix.com Los Gatos, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Netflix Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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3.2 376 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

(295 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great coworkers, great pay, work-life balance struggle

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Netflix full-time

ProsGreat people, full of intelligent hard-workers and top performers. You'll have exceptional coworkers. The company is extremely transparent in every way so you'll always know where you stand.

ConsThe work-life balance is sometimes hard to manage. They expect top performance from everyone, which can take a toll on home life. No vacation policy, yet hard to find a time to take a vacation due to how much work you have.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice here.

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

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Good company

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

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

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

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Excellent

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Netflix

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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Good call center gig

CSR2 (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

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

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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Love my job

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

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

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 place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

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

ProsGreat colleagues..... very smart, hard working, and very helpful across all the various teams. Work atmosphere is awesome with lot of freedom and responsibility. Pay is awesome too.

ConsPromotions are rare and can take a while to get.

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