I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Netflix in November 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter since he found me on LinkedIn and we scheduled a phone screen for which I did well enough to get to the next round. The next round was a phone interview with an engineer for which I also felt I did reasonably well. A week later, I was scheduled to go in and after the first person, I was starting to feel that this was not the right fit for me or for what they were looking for. They really needed someone with heavy engineering for real time solutions but my resume and phone interviews clearly indicate my strength was in analytics and working with data.
I got to the next person and things went downhill from there. Overall the first two people were okay but I knew and they knew this was not the right fit. The third person came in and that basically took all but two minutes. I was okay with the whole process but I could tell the last guy was pretty arrogant. He seemed annoyed that they did not find the right fit in me but that certainly is not my plan to go in and waste anybody's time.
In any case, I am glad I did not go there...for obvious reasons.
Interview Question – They asked some very specific engineering related questions. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Netflix in July 2011.
Interview Details – I was recommend to Netflix via an employee referral. It took about 45 days to get a response, but when it did a recruiter set up a phone interview with the hiring manager and after about 30 minutes on the phone she stated she wanted to bring me out to CA for a face to face interview. A few days later the head recruiter called and I should have known something was wrong based on his condescending tone. I still decided hey a free trip to CA I'll take the interview. They flew me out the following week and I started a miserable day of interviews. They locked me away in a conference room where a parade of interviewer came in and out every 45 minutes and grilled me on SQL and stats principles until I was pretty much brain dead. After 5 interviews the 6th was with head recruiter and he was such a jerk I almost walked out. He insulted my intelligence (do you think a girl from Ohio is smart enough to work at Netflix) to my work ethic (well at has to be very easy job that you have at XXXXX which was the competitor not the company I work at). I am not sure if he was doing it on purpose or if the abrasive demeanor was his actual personality, but I have to admit when he came back 5 minutes after my interview with him and said the rest were canceled and I could go I felt relief.
After reading the slide deck about how Netflix only hires highly qualified employees and pays them well and lets go everyone else go I wonder if anyone feels safe in their role besides the CEO.
Interview Question – What technology or item that most people feel will be obsolete in the future do you not agree with .... View Answer
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