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Neurotic and unforgiving

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Netflix

Pros

Extremely creative engineers and products. Interesting and fun business. Exciting opportunities for access to entertainment. Exceptionally bright senior management. This company can really grow and be very successful.

Cons

Everyone is afraid to make a mistake or be perceived as making a mistake. Sr. management is constantly questioning new managers opinions and judgement. If one wants to be successful at Netflix do exactly as your told. Not allowed to have a new idea or different opinion. Netflix management hides behind values that don't exist.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Netflix is an excellent example of the Delta House fraternity in Animal House. Maybe it is time for new managers, and running the company like a business instead of a fraternity. Being "in" is not always the best way to grow a business.

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Hell with free Easy Mac

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    Free Easy Mac, Tea, Oatmeal & Cup O Noodles
    Free Netflix Subscription

    Cons

    The people working here are so ridiculous and the trainer is straight from Sesame Street.

    I knew one of the first 6 people to open the center, and she had been laid off over a year prior to when I started. She had some horror stories, but I thought the pay would overshadow any hint of doubt I had.

    I made them aware of the fact that I was in school [college, obviously] prior to being invited to the interview, and they said that was fine & they'd work with me (I found out later that this is a complete lie). I went through training and everything with positive feedback. Only after that did it become an issue, and I was constantly pulled aside and berated. I am not going to quit school to slave away at a job that will last less than a year. They pulled me into random rooms around the call center and told me my "internet browsing privileges were being taken away during my breaks," because I looked up Netflix reviews. I was told that my face looked "sad and depressed." Well, of course it was after you pulled me into a room 3 times in one day trying to make me feel bad about going to school.

    They expect you to talk to 85-year-olds with Alzheimers that can't even remember their email address, let alone their name, and help them fix whatever issue they have in less than 5 minutes.

    Why is there free food? Why are there showers here? Why are there laptops for you to use? Because they want you to eat, sleep and breathe Netflix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are human. Netflix has no human aspect to it.
    When I first started, everyone there was worried about their job, although most of them were recently promoted. That's horrible. Start investing in people so you don't waste money on training.

    Don't say things that can bring a lawsuit to your door.

    Don't hire people in school.

    Don't expect newly trained employees to know all of the answers when your trainers don't even know the answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    This place is absolutely grueling; they eat you up and spit you out.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    Salaries are at or above the market rate.
    Good stock options for salaried employees.
    The ability to work remotely, from home.

    Cons

    Working around the clock, phone calls during vacation.
    Very high attrition rates
    Constant fear of being let go
    Always switching directions while running full speed ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being elitists. Your company is a revolving door and you continue to lose brilliant people because you don't treat them like human beings.

    At the rate in which Netflix hires & fires, I'm amazed that they are sill able to find people to interview!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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