Netflix Reviews

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
764 Reviews

3.6
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freedom and Responsibility" is their guiding phrase here and it is true (in 29 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    Great pay and employees
    Fun work environment
    Progressive product
    Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    No annual raises, bonuses or performance reviews
    Little opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Empowering place to work - Little bureaucracy for size

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Pros

    Company culture strives to minimize process in favor of trusting employees and giving them room to run. This results in an organization powered by experienced self-starters who are incredible people to learn from. It provides the maturity of a larger company with talented people, while still enabling considerable creative freedom. (Applies to Los Gatos HQ)

    Cons

    Coordination can sometimes be weak due to "loosely coupled" culture. It is very easy to get out of sync on goals and expectations with teammates and managers unless one is very vigilant and communicates well. Most managers try to adhere to the culture, but each deviates in their own idiosyncratic way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger cross-function consistency as regards to commitment to culture would be ideal. Product, Content, Marketing, and Finance have all substantially deviated in their own ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team, great perks, great pay

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Great health coverage, great hours, great team building, great leadership

    Cons

    Annoying as hell customers who don't know a thing about the technology they purchase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chat and email inquires please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr. Software Engineer in Test

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    You will be working with the most talented ppl around.

    Cons

    Little bit politics in some teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job.. People were very nice

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    Current Employee - CSR-1  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - CSR-1 in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about myself and picked up great skills to use. Pay wasn't bad either

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great either. Really numbers driven. Limited advacement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really care about the customer experience, it doesn't show.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, great pay, work-life balance struggle

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    No advice here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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    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 a year

    Pros

    Smart people, less politics, freedom to use resources

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are very open on the information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Feedback is appreciated and constantly given.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Director Engineering  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director Engineering in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast-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.

    Cons

    They'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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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