Netflix Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Awesome place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co workers, benefits, and awesome atmosphere. Management is awesome and the job is easy to get the hang of.

    Cons

    Can deal with some angry customers and the job can get kind of repetitive. But overall best place I've worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Be good at your job and follow the rules


  2. Sr. Weblogic Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Weblogic Architect in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Weblogic Architect in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Netflix as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to work with NetFlix. No body compete salary in the Bay Area. Good Environment. You will get nice free lunch every day.

    Cons

    Netflix have to improve from Management Side..


  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Find more ways for employees to grow


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Best place to work for great engineers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (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 Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Like living inside an MBA case study

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced environment that was a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you do your homework ahead of time you will know that it is not likely that you will retire from Netflix. If you didn't do it before hand and decided to work for Netflix and were shocked at its fast pace and rapid change then shame on you. The company is exactly what it advertises itself to be. I completely enjoyed the team I worked with and all of the challenges we faced. It has almost been a year and I can honestly say it was a great experience and I miss the folks I got to work with. Netflix has chosen a unique path in regards to customer service and is willing to take new and or different approaches. It is a rewarding experience to generate an idea and have that idea implemented within the same day. Not everything we tried worked but many of things we utilized did work and were very rewarding in there success. If customer service is your chosen profession you can learn a lot from working with this company and gain insight into what would improve an industry that has chosen a path of mediocrity and failure.

    Cons

    Qwikster...that pretty much says it all.

    Advice to Management

    I genuinely enjoyed the direct and honest conversations I had with peers, HR, and my boss. This is something unique in my experience and I would hate to see that change. Keep the cereal, fruit, ppt decks, video games, ping pong, and coffee going the reps love that.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Engaging environment with many interesting technical opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Very Employee Friendly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (7)

    The most rewarding environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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