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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Netflix (Salt Lake City, UT) in February 2015.
Initial phone interview with recruiter then 2 rounds in person interview. Phone: Basic questions about resume, availability and scheduling Interview #1 - with peer group. Other Supervisors asking " tell me about a time" questions. You disagreed with a supervisor, you had to deliver a hard message ect...... Interview #2 - Site managers. Questions about supervisor style and coaching tecnique
- You disagreed with a supervisor, you had to deliver a hard message ect...... Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA).
I had a really terrible experience with the whole Netflix interview process and I am still appalled by my experience. A recruiter seeked me out on LinkedIn and told me how impressive my back ground was. After a month, a phone interviewed was scheduled with the recruiter then the next day I had a phone interview with a manager. Another month later I was finally scheduled for an in person interview. I met with 4 different people. I felt that most interviewers were very cold towards me, seemed bored, and asked me questions that didn't even relate the position. The last interviewer was probably the one of the rudest person I've ever met. She didn't even make eye contact with me, kept asking me questions that were not even related to the position and had such a sarcastic attitude after I responded to each one of her questions. I walked out feeling awful
- Why Netflix? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Netflix.
I had applied on the job portal and was contacted by the recruiter who set me up for an interview with the Manager. It was pretty basic and I was asked for a coding interview. In the coding round I was asked to code one problem for which I provided two solutions (both working) one O(N) and another optimized O(1). I was pretty confident that I would go through to the next round but got an email telling me that my skill set wasn't an exact match for the position. Although the recruitment team is thoroughly professional I can't understand why the "perfect match" wasn't thought about after going through my resume itself. That could have saved a lot of time and energy that was wasted both mine and theirs.
- Nothing exceptional. Basic coding question. Answer Question
Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix in January 2015.
I applied via their website. I received an email about 12 days later asking to come in for a tech assessment which was done in a group phase of about 8 ppl. The tech assessment was just to see how well you could navigate on their search engine and as long as you passed the assessment you would get to do a small role play with the recruiter. If you pass the role play you will be asked to schedule a second and final interview. Final interview was also a group interview where we watched a slide show about netflix and then had to answer two role play scenarios. The supervisors were really critical but it really helped us break out of our shells and show our true personality.
- Questions were fairly easy, it was just the fear of getting over role plays. 1 Answer
They go through a recruiting agency for payroll so i did not have the chance to negotiate. Pay is still really good for the line of work.
- Declined OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix.
I applied online, then I got emails from recruiter, then hr phone screen, then tech manager phone screen, then fly out to los gatos for the final round of interviews.
- You said you haven't done big data programming (pig/map reduce) in your past jobs and you're willing to learn. Well, let's give you a bunch of big data problems anyways. 1 Answer
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I wouldn't bother if you had a family and life outside of work.
Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix.
I was contacted by a recruiter and was scheduled a phone interview in which I got a brain-teaser. I was brought on site and was interviewed by 6 people. Interview took 5 hours. In the last 2 hours I got a headache due to being hungry. Some of the interviewers were texting on their phones while I was answering their questions (several times). Some others were checking their phones constantly while I was talking.
- Some interviewers were not able to explain their questions clearly. Questions were not hard but poorly posed. 1 Answer
Helpful (15)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA) in December 2014.
I was contacted by a Netflix recruiter on LinkedIn, and agreed to go ahead with an interview. First up, I talked to the recruiter, who told me about Netflix and the particular team, and asked me some basic non-tech questions about my past experience and salaries expectation. The usual recruiter staff. Then she schedule a 1.5 hrs phone call with the hiring manager for that team. I was told it was going to be a technical interview with coding exercise and all. First the hiring manager calls me before the call and tells me he was not going to make it on time and will call 30 mins later than actual time. Ok nice to get a courtesy call, appreciated. The actual interview was complete waste of time. He started by blabbing about his team and what they work on and which in reality was nothing exciting, a team of glorified Research Assistants. They own recommendation systems and basically needed a lot of working with machine learning guys and facilitating their A\B testing, and launching that one model that actually works. They he asked me to tell my own experience, so I described in detail different companies I've worked for and the projects I have worked. Mid-way he cuts me asks how was the transition from one role to another role, which I answered. Then he asked me what my team-mates would describe me. I answered someone with bias for action who get things done. Then he asked me if I had any question, and I asked a bunch of questions. He didn't asked me a single technical question. The closet thing to a technical question was "How would to rate your coding skills from 1-5", to which I said 4-4.5. Isn't that the whole point of this interview. Give me question to code and rate yourself. And then he goes on to give me the most stupid reason for not going ahead. "You don't have the number of experience". As a seasoned interviewer myself I couldn't believe he said that. I expect that from a small company run by a bunch of non-tech guys, but this was ridiculous beyond any reasoning. I understand if he didn't like something he saw, but seriously. I've worked for 3 years for one of the biggest tech company (13x Market cap compare to Netflix) and another year at a video gaming giant, and am currently working for the biggest online retailer. Hell, Netflix run on systems we develop. And he still somehow had the guts to tell me to keep in touch, and that I'm smart and definitely have the rights skills set, and should apply in a few a years. It was a complete waste of my time, and I don't know what he was trying to prove.
- No technical questions asked. Tell me about your experience/ How from the transition from role A to role B? How would your team describe you? How would you rate your coding? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Netflix in January 2015.
Brought in for a half day of interviews, mostly with other software engineers and technical managers. Based on my performance in the first half of the interview process, they decided to not continue with the 2nd half (which would have been with executives and representatives from HR).
- Write a function that takes a string as an arg, and returns the same string with all duplicates removed. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Netflix (Salt Lake City, UT) in January 2015.
First phone interview - This lasted about 15 minutes. I was first contacted via LinkedIn and was given some information to read in advance which included a 100+ slideshow. This was never brought up as a topic of discussion on their end later in the initial phone interview. It also didn't seem to impress them when I decided to mention and express the value in being able to view thie PowerPoint from start to finish and knowing more about the "opportunity". Interview questions included: "Tell me a bit about yourself?" "What IT knowledge do you have?" "Tell me about your current position and role?" That was pretty much all of the questions asked. Overall, I am really disappointed with the experience I had through this interview process. I had a very positive and enthusiastic attitude throughout the interview process. The interviewer was not even in the IT department, and was unable to answer any of my technical questions I had for the company. The response to the questions I had for the interviewer was that they were "excellent questions" and that they will get back to me with an answer, which never happened. The most technical comment from the interviewer was that I would need to know how to setup and configure various devices such as printers... Really? It is very difficult to explain over 10 years of technical knowledge and experience to a non-technical person in under 15 minutes. I was then told that a decision will be made in the next few days and they will let me know. Several days later, I was getting a little concerned and decided to reach out to them to follow-up on my status. Shortly after, I was given a canned response.
- Need to know how to setup hardware such as printers. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Netflix.
I was contacted by a Netflix HR rep via linkedin. I followed up, spoke to the HR person, and then had a phone interview with a technical manager. I passed that initial phone-screen, but declined the on-site interview when I realized that all Netflix employees work on-site in Los Gatos, CA, and I would have had to relocate.
- The phone interview covered some simple algorithmic questions - what is the complexity of lookup/insert for a linked list? A hash table? We talked through the computation of Fibonacci numbers. 1 Answer
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