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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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    Reliability Engineering, Mostly Good

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    Worked with some of the best engineers in the world across all engineering business units.
    Plenty of interesting and important work everywhere you look.
    Learned an incredible amount about service oriented architectures in practice.
    Lots of swag and fun events with your coworkers.


    If you have a wife or kids, and you like them a lot, this may not be the job for you because there is no follow-the-sun or other strategy to mitigate painful on-call rotations.
    Reliability Engineering was treated more like an outside consultant that would manage and review incidents with minimal depth into any business unit.
    Being a mostly Python shop, we were black sheep to the Java developers in Product Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Reliability should be baked into every business unit instead of being a single group. The human cost of 24x7 operations leads to worse outcomes for the business, consider investing in European offices.

Netflix Interviews

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    Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

Netflix Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Headquarters Los Gatos, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (NFLX)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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