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The marketing and PR team is lost

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Netflix

Pros

The engineers are the smartest most capable bunch I have worked with in my career.

Cons

The executives have no clue how to run the company. Their success is based on luck and they are proud to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a new marketing and PR team.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers and leadership. Culture of freedom and responsibility is taken seriously and results in an productive and mature working environment.

    Cons

    The culture leads to a necessity to communicate. Folks who do not want to communicate honestly will falter. It also critical to take initiative. Those with a lack of initiative will struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward results and creativity. The culture works by having the right people at the company. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity for advancement and success if you get lucky, otherwise it's just a metter of time.

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Management in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    Pay is great, but save your money... the severance package will only last you so long.

    Cons

    Most of the "benefits" of being an exempt employee come with a very high price tag. I am not just talking about the unusually high salaries. Sure, you can take "as much time off as you want" if you don't mind spending that time worrying about if you'll have a job when you get back, or hell... even getting the time to take a vacation at all. The culture of fear is VERY real. There is zero work life balance. When I started I was suprised to see so many 30 somethings who were single and had no kids. I learned quickly that it's almost the only way to keep your job. 60 hours a week doesn't work when you have a family or even a significant other, especially when what precious time you do have off you are worried about work. Feedback is relative to who is giving it. I received my first real feedback session after I interviewed for a position 6 months after being hired. I received positive feedback, then was laid off 2 weeks later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of fear is developed from the top down. While "freedom and responsibility" sounds great on paper, my experience was better described as "uncertainty and pressure". I am not someone who is unfamiliar with hard work and giving everything I have... but if you are not clear as toi how much is enough it leaves you with a pit of stress in your stomach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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