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    Best job I have ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment for smart and motivated SW devs. Very little politics. Technology leader. Very focused on streaming video on demand. Value smart devs, not 24-7 heros. Tremendous opportunity to influence video and entertainment industries.

    Cons

    If you are a task-oriented dev, if you need an architect or manager to give you a list of deliverables, you will not do well at Netflix. If you are a control-freak you will not do well.

Netflix Interviews

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Netflix in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

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Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Website www.netflix.com
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 Blockbuster, Amazon.com, Redbox

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