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Great company but needs to improve career development

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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Netflix full-time

Pros

Colleagues are fantastic. People very smart and culture is collaborative. Work on very interesting projects and company moves fast - hard to get used to at first

Cons

Experience at the company highly depends on your specific manager and team and getting good feedback. Career development is sorely lacking except for those at the junior level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better processes / standards for promotion and greater opportunities for career development.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Definitely different

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Genuinely great company, culture, people (seriously GREAT people!)
    - Reed Hastings is pretty awesome
    - They walk the walk in their culture deck

    Overall, I highly recommend this company, with the caveat that the "sports team" culture can be at odds with a good work/life balance. If you're a workaholic, set your boundaries and defend them, otherwise you will drown.

    While the culture *is* different and genuine, keep in mind that (like any other company in the Valley), your experience at this company is mostly dependent on your relationship with your direct manager and the people around you. Personally, I've been happier at far worse companies because I had a better relationship with coworkers and peers.

    Cons

    - The lack of PTO is a two-edged sword. Great that you can take what you need when you need; bad that there's never a good time to take time off. If you have any responsibility and you're taking any significant chunk of time, don't be surprised to find yourself on a working vacation.
    - You will get tired of hearing "That's what Reed wants" and not being given further context. Granted, this might only a problem if you're not a good follower.
    - The "Do it now, fix it later" attitude runs the risk of having things that are "good enough" but not great. The momentum will often keep you building on something "good enough," but not necessarily something of which you're actually proud.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down just a tiny bit and put a little more thought into some of the things you do. The "do it now, fix it later" lends itself to unnecessary sloppiness.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Super smart colleagues lots of learning opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    Super smart colleagues , lots of freedom. Fast moving culture.
    A lot gets done in a very short time

    Cons

    Work can take over your life

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