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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dynamic is not always a good thing.

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    Former Employee - Disposition Representative in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Disposition Representative in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Company is very motivated to make improvements and will not hesitate to try any path towards innovation. Therefore, things are constantly changing and providing a challenge.
    -Decent wages and benefits.
    -Flexible schedules

    Cons

    -Since company readily implements improvements, and not all initiatives are successful, there is a great deal of back tracking and job ambiguity.
    -Very fickle in requirements and needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Over matrixed under thought out

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    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, energetic place to work. The compensation was great, and the tools at our disposal were more than adequate to build and retain strong teams.

    Cons

    To much reliance on matrix and not enough on individuality that empowers employees to do great things. While we had great tools, were were not given the autonomy to use them effectively. Good people had to be let go for arbitrary reasons, and other that should move on are kept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward creativity, relax a wee bit, and never ever hire more people than you really need. Doing so creates problems down the road that are not good for anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Pressure High Pressure

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

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay for a customer service call center position was great and there were tons of overtime opportunities

    Cons

    High pressure to meet customer satisfaction goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you employees like people and not a metric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    High Pressure High Reward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No work life balance. High Pressure to be a shark. Political games for advancement. Claims to be transparent, but is not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fine, if you can handle the hours

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate

    I worked at Netflix full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy interview. Lots of quiet time. Ripping envelopes can be kind of a zen experience if you look at it that way

    Cons

    early, short hours. facilities are often far enough away from residential areas that the gas cost basically negates 1/4 of your work day's wages. No social interaction. VERY Repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to give people full time hours so that that you don't have a constant revolving door with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Haste makes waste, and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

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

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Open engineering discussions.
    Love new technologies.
    Willing to take on risks.

    Cons

    Willing to take on risks but mistakes are costly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, don't try to force round pegs into square holes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hacking Netflix

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    Former Employee - CSR-1 in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - CSR-1 in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great stock options and free movies

    Cons

    They love firing people for things that aren't under the employees entire control and micromanage like a mofo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out- its just movies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good alternative to larger companies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment with many seasoned pros in the ranks. Engineers and their designs are not subject to micro-management. Very little policy or overhead. Great compensation from a cash perspective. Team orientation.

    Cons

    While much of netflix is progressive, there's a lot of legacy software and practice you will have to deal with. Beige cubes, plastic bottles and lunches paint a rather out-of-date office space approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more green: allow remote employees, open offices closer to population centers, stop all the plastic waste. Force staff rotation particularly around troublesome technology.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Nice location, ok free lunches

    Cons

    Always worried you will be fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful environment, but great rewards

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    Former Employee - CSR-1 in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - CSR-1 in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was competitive for what the job was, and the benefits were excellent even for a temporary employee. The staff, including management, was generally relaxed and friendly. The culture is seemingly relaxed and there is no formal dress code or vacation policy.

    Cons

    The environment was very stressful and it felt like anyone could lose their job at any moment. There is a huge emphasis on stats and if an employee does not measure up, they are terminated. The opportunity to move up isn't nearly as within reach as they make it seem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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