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Employee Beware..Working for Netflix in Hillsboro Call Center.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at Netflix

Pros

The starting pay is competitive for what you do.
Fast growing company, opportunity to be in the cutting edge
some of the employee perks are great
Empowered to do your job
movies

Cons

Poor training environment - felt like I was in grade school
Management was "high & mighty" - unapproachable
Over qualified and no oppurtunity for advancement
High employee turn over 13 a week. with about 320 employees at the center

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to stay at the top of VOD and mail-order movies, get your head out of the clouds and your ass. It cost more to train and hire someone than to keep them for 6 months

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Wrong perception about what they are and what they can do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    around 10% better salaries than average, flexibility as long as you employed, very good leadership, very good HR team, no vacation policy

    Cons

    fear based environment, management self-image is completely hosed. They claim they are professional sports team because they pay 10% more than market. Mid management is completely incompetent as they don't have to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managing people is not just managing numbers. What happens is that if you tell employees during orientation only that you are disloyal to them, they stop caring about you in their sub-conscious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Netflix hires the best and brightest but realize that you are hired for one job and vertical movement is unlikely.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    They hire great, hardworking people and the management is relentless and single focused in enforcing their mission statement and driving success in DVD rental by mail and online. Everyone who works there is of above average intelligence and ability and the jobs can be rewarding and demanding. They really do hire people who are autonomous and can own a process and you can rely on those around you to provide the support you need.

    Cons

    They do not focus on career development and would prefer to hire someone from the outside to be your boss or replace you rather than groom you to grow into a more senior position. There are a couple of core values that they preach but do not really follow through on. There is a very different culture between the LA office and the HQ which feels inconsistent with their value system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their vision and focus is top notch and they do not need much help in achieving success in those areas. They should focus a little more on treating their people a little better and not churning through so many very competent people. also as they grow they need to realize that some of their values are difficult to maintain. for instance, they make some claims about being a flat organization but this is far from the truth.

    Approves of CEO
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