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Salary 15% above market , Duration of employment 90% below market, Worst culture to work in

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

ProsYou get paid 15% above market rate.
I was making 165k in my last company (150k base + 15-20% bonus) in a stress free environment
and then one fine day i found an opening at netflix which suited my profile.
applied , gave the interview and they offered my 180k total.
like a fool i jumped onboard.
lost my job after 9 months and now back in the market.
and yes those 9 months were no less than delivering a baby.

Consjust after joining i realized that the guy sitting right next to me was fired few weeks ago.
as i spent more time i realized most of the people around me were no more than an yr old.
the work was too much but i thought they are paying me more so i worked hard at it.
turns out i had 2 slight disagreements with a member in another team and bammm .....i was gone....

the company has a very simple philosophy....if things are not 100% perfect and hire ......rinse and repeat........

dont make the mistake i made....dont leave your stress free environment for 10-15k etc because you going to end up being fired the moment your performance falls below 100%

Advice to Senior Managementreed thinks he is doing a great job..... i wonder does he ever read the reviews here on glassdoor.
the only problem is these reviews are flooded by CS so hard to read the real software engg reviews.....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Careful: If you happen to be fired for any reason, it is broadcast to everyone you worked with!

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Los Gatos, CA

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros: You might work with some very bright people and make good friends Opportunity to learn… Cons: You might get all verbal accolades and encouragement till one fine day you are told that you are no longer needed! Managers could be picked randomly… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your employees with respect. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Work hard, be innovative, and always be prepared

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros: Your peers are excellent and from all walks of life Training… Cons: this is not a long term choice and the culture… More
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