Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Netflix (Beverly Hills, CA).
I had a great interview experience with Netflix - honestly the best interview I've ever had. They were quick with their decision and didn't make me wait months to find out either way. The conversations were informative and more conversational than interrogating. They do have a more difficult interview style than most companies but I think that's because they really want to find the right person and want to make sure you know it's the right fit as well. Make sure you read the culture deck, it's a great representation of the company's culture and you'll need to know it well to make an informed decision if this is the place for you.
- They asked me situational questions of what I would do in certain situations - makes you think on your feet Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Netflix in October 2015.
First a phone screen, nothing to technical about it, just went through what was on my resume and discussed several technologies, I passed with no problem. Then a phone coding screen, I had to do a live coding session with the interviewer, the person was very nice and helpful. It's important to think out loud and let the interviewer knows your thought process so that they could help us. I was able to answer all 3 problems correctly with alittle bit of help. After that, got a Email saying I wasn't a exact match for what they are looking. Wish I had studied more.
- DataStructure, String manipulation types of coding question. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Netflix (Salt Lake City, UT).
Group interview with about 8-10 people total, they go around the room and have you role-play a random scenario, then you use a computer to role-play a Netflix call. They told me they did not offer me the job because I said "umm" too much in the interview and told me that it would be too difficult to train me because of that. They are a call center but they do not want the "scripted" call center attitude/professionalism. I feel like there is definitely favoritism there and that certain people were given an advantage.
- Favorite movie/TV show, Describe a positive customer service experience when you were the customer Role-plays one not related to Netflix one related to Netflix. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA) in September 2015.
Was well organized and interviewers looked good and to the point. Was asked several questions about the role and the technology stack that was being used in the application. The application was for Netflix originals to be used by the producing team to update day to day progress of the content creation. Started with a phone screen and then technical with 4 people, hr was also there to get some feedback from the candidate.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Netflix (Mountain View, CA) in September 2015.
I have 2 rounds of phone interviews with hiring manager and another SDET. The hiring manager are really try to poke the details of your previous work even they are several years back. You need to make sure you remember all the details of the your previous work if they are relevant. HR person is nice and friendly.
- 1. Given many input files which contains country name, shows and number of views for the shows in that country. Write a code to sort the shows by the number of views. 2. Return the top 10 popular shows for the whole world. Answer Question
Helpful (9)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA).
The interview process was very long and drawn out. I started communicating with HR in February and my final interview was in June. I went through 3 phone interviews, 3 skype interviews, two rounds of "homework", an in person interview and then I was flown up to Los Gatos where I spent another 6+ hours in interviews. While I enjoyed most of people I met, I did not click with one person so I was not offered the position.
- They actually asked me to sign into my personal Netflix account to see my viewing history, which was a put off-putting and felt invasive. Answer Question
Helpful (21)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA).
The interview process with Netflix was very smooth. I applied through the company's webpage and received an e-mail from the recruiter within 2 weeks. The discussion with the recruiter started off with an initial phone screening where the recruiter went over my background experiences to determine the applicability of my skills and experiences to the position. Following this, I was sent forward to the hiring manager within the finance division. This interview was very thorough as we went through each line of my resume. The interview also included market-sizing and case study questions that were based on Netflix's international expansion strategy. After completing the interview, Netflix wanted to fly me in for a half-day interview in their Los Gatos, CA office. The in-person interview was split between two stages. If you did well in stage 1, then they moved you on to stage 2. Everything was very well orchestrated and the staff was very delightful to work with. Tips for those looking to interview with Netflix: -Take the time to really understand Netflix's unique culture and how it pertains to you. This requires that you read and internalize Netflix's culture deck. Only certain personality types will do well or enjoy their time at Netflix. -Understand Netflix's international expansion strategy and the challenges the company faces. Also, explain how you can help the company overcome those challenges. This shows that you are in-tune with the company's objectives.
- If Netflix is looking to expand its presence in Asia, what are some factors that you can use to evaluate the size of the Asia market, and what can Netflix do to capture this market? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA).
For the first step, I got pinged by a recruiter. When I told them I wasn't quite sure about their culture, the engineering manager wanted to directly talk to me, so I figured they had some interest. I setup the phone screen, and passed. I went to the next onsite interview which had 3 technical rounds which seemed to go ok. (One made mistakes in his responses to my comments, but I didn't say anything.) Second onsite involved the HR, which was focused about how well I understood their culture deck, etc. Right after that, I met with the VP, who more or less took a complete 180 of their culture deck. He didn't believe in paying people what their worth (the whole baseball analogy that their culture deck pointed out). Mentioning that I was still interviewing elsewhere in case this didn't work out seemed to be a mistake, something HR and the VP brought up multiple times, although this contradicted their culture deck. He also mentioned tons of bureaucratic rules and regulations that were again, something the culture deck was trying to say made them different from companies like IBM, Apple, etc., but he more or less up front said they're the same. I figured since I love working on projects on the side that do not compete with the business, and constantly look for outside the box solutions that working on side projects bring, it would be a good fit culturally, but I guess I was wrong.
- What would one of your colleagues say is your biggest weakness? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix.
Got a call a couple weeks after applying online for a quick prescreen interview. The person that called was nice and we had a good 15 minutes conversation. I thought the conversation went well and the HR recruiter said they would contact me in the near future for a 1:1 interview. Waited for a month and never heard back.
- Describe a situation in which a product you were managing wasn't doing well and how did you overcome? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
One of the worst interviews I have ever been too. Netflix managers seems like they are like low level thugs. I would never work for such managers who comes from 3rd tier bay area companies and act like thugs. I think there are better ways to do interview. I predict a pretty gloomy future for Netflix software engineering if all the managers are same I have experienced. Not worth interviewing and wasting your time period.
- Nothing special. Just review easy to medium leet-code and review some basic design questions like load balancing etc. 1 Answer
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