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Netflix Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
427 Reviews
3.8
427 Reviews
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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328 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work atmosphere is awesome with lot of freedom and responsibility (in 31 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.  

    Good call center gig

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSR2 in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - CSR2 in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    competitive pay, relaxed environment, various workplace amenities

    Cons

    Large 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Average quality does not work at NFLX

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up your good work!

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

    High Pressure High Reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love my job

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

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 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 (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
  7. 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Employee Friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, time off, benefits compensation. Awesome hours. They promote teamwork among their employees. Upper Management has open door policy and they are extremly approachable.

    Cons

    DVD side of the company is getting smaller due to more new customers utilizing the streaming service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the level of interactivity with the employees. Shows everyone that they are valuable to the company and they are recognized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 16 people found this helpful  

    Was once a Superstar now very much adrift.

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly New Technology, Smart Talent, Free food and iphones. This place will certainly wow you in technology and some of the best talent, Good compensation.

    Cons

    lousy vacation policy(get real, no vacation policy - no vacation), very stressful work environment, little to no career opportunities if you are hired as an engineer, Chaos everywhere - High Turnover always affects your work one way or the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    About time you should check your champion badge, it may have expired. Qwikster was a debacle. But the hiring cycle afterwards brought some worse incompetent middle management. Open door policy and summary dismissals might have worked for us in the past when we were a DVD business, but it definitely is hurting us - Bay is a very small place. Your talent is leaving(or about to leave), others are simply not interested in working with us. If you dont believe me, ask why recruiters always have to bring talent from outside silicon valley. Promote openness, talent and healthy work environment - not mediocre middle management's words. Please bring back the culture from 3 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    The most rewarding environment

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly talented, smart, driven coworkers across every function of the organization. Unusually organized and efficiently run. Feel lucky if you get the opportunity to be part of such an amazing place and such an incredible time. It is rare.

    Cons

    New head of Talent is not the right person to be leading and shaping the culture of Netflix. There are many concerns echoed about her throughout the company and worries that with her at the helm, the sacred secret sauce will start to spoil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be critical throughout the leadership team in addition to the rest of the organization when it comes to A players. Also, it might be time to step back and reevaluate the way compensation is structured. Many folks have voiced being frustrated and dissatisfied in their roles but acknowledge they are paid higher than anywhere else so chose to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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