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Highly aligned teams, excellent talent, driven by data

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- Stellar Teams
- Freedom and responsibility = hire adults, no micromanagement
- Career track is what you make of it
- Excellent salary
- Transparent communication, no surprises or waiting when it comes to feedback
- Small teams

Cons

The high bar, could be a con to some..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Excellent choices, prioritization and attention to the best user experience

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a OK place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Better than average Salary. Freedom and responsibility culture.

    Cons

    No Job security. You never know when you will be fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Lost their way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - top of market base salary
    - 4 DVD out plan is free
    - do not penny pinch on equipment, get whatever you want.

    Cons

    - freedom and responsbility is their mantra when you're hired, but it is not practiced by new managers.
    - people get fired all the time for disagreeing or questioning management on anything.
    - On some teams(mine, not all) there was no collaboration in design between managers and programmers. The managers designed it and the only freedom the programmers had was to develop it exactly in that manner. If you disagreed with the design, you guessed it: your fired.
    - even star performers routinely get the axe. Others remaining are understandably nervous about their jobs.
    - so called stock plan makes no sense at all. Only plan I've ever heard of where an employee has to risk his own money to participate.
    - benefits are awful if you have a family. It cost me $800/month to have medical and dental for the family of 4. If your single, your completely covered.
    - no vacation paid when you leave. This is also a plus in a way though. Netflix does not track vacation time at all. If you take too much though, you will get fired without warning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - take off that powerpoint presentation from jobs.netflix.com about the Netflix culture. It no longer applies. Netflix has turned into the mature company that is envisioned in the slide deck. Star performers no longer want to work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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