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It is a OK place to work.

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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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    They will ride you until your wheels fall off.

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Yearly company trip for a week for a meeting
    Very smart people as co-workers
    Get to travel to many different locations and experience a lot of different environments
    Paid relocation

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Expected to be service technicians, managers, supervisors, HR point of contact; all at the same time
    Working 60-80 hours a week is not uncommon
    High turnover rate and low pay for anyone outside of management
    Unlimited Vacation......which means you can take vacation, but if your metrics aren't above expectations do not even think about going on vacation
    Dying business, DVD shipments are dying and the jobs wont be around much longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost goals are important, but setting unachievable goals do nothing but make the job unbearable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lost their way

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Netflix full-time for 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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