Netflix Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Netflix was a great learning experience and resume builder.

    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    High Salary // Free Lunches // Unlimited Vacation // Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Office Politics // Limited Growth

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what matters most, the business instead of office gossip.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Caught up in a whirlwind...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome industry; memorable teammates; great opportunity to stand on the edge of the precipice of unquantified technologies...

    Cons

    Never sure which way the wind blows; work hard to develop a team -- and then it's blown away in an instant; turnover is so quick that it's almost unnecessary to unpack your bag.

    Advice to Management

    Give teams more time to blossom; expectation of termination on the whim of management leads to loss of faith in the overall mission of the company.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • 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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare and can take a while to get.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work if you can handle it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Salary and fringe benefits
    Work with a lot of very smart people
    Nothing is ever too serious. They like to keep it light.
    Emphasize development of their people

    Cons

    The hours you work can get a little ridiculous sometimes, but again, the salary more than makes up for it
    The DVD side of the business will eventually shrink out. Only plan on working here if you are a fit for the Streaming business needs.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Pay & Fast paced work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior BI Architect in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior BI Architect in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay & Fact paced work environment

    Cons

    Fast paced a work environment and no additional perks

  7. Helpful (1)

    Startup feel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    The company operates much like a startup, based heavily on metrics and you get access to a lot of interesting information.

    Cons

    The overall environment is very competitive, there is a high level of turnover in all areas, there is no sense of security.

  8. Great place to work if you're a self-starter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-pace, great compensation, open communication

    Cons

    Chaotic at times and could use more structure

    Advice to Management

    Freedom is great but don't forget the responsibility part

  9. Good call center environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Living wage
    - Fun environment
    - Engaging work

    Cons

    - Company tends to shift their focus readily, which can be beneficial at times, but other times very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    - Work more to promote from within. Constant hiring from outside brings in new ideas, but does little to encourage talented individuals to stay.

  10. Excellent peers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High transparency, management generally open to feedback, free food

    Cons

    Lots of smart folks working together can sometimes lead to muddled vision

  11. Helpful (4)

    Was sad to see the company change so much in one year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to make your own decisions and think on your feet

    Cons

    When the price change occurred it was a cluster bomb that went off. Then it was announced the company was splitting to two (one DVD and one Streaming) and then it was announced none of that was happening. All the while customers were up in arms over this and we in management were always finding things out at the same time customers were so we had no time to prep our staff. Some very hard months for moral with our staff. Lost a lot of trust with our employee base in terms of management to subordinate relations.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your mid-level management knows anything key before the public gets it through the blogs, etc. They have to have time to prep their staff and gain buy-in to make a successful transition occur with company changes and/or snaffus.

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