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Senior Software Engineer

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Los Gatos, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

I have been working at Netflix full-time

Pros

* Best place if you just want to work with great technically capable folks.
* 15-20% higher pay but if you actually consider everything, it might not be that big of a deal. Check what will be in-hand salary after taxes because taxes also go high with salary.
* Somewhat transparent workplace but at times higher management takes ridiculous decisions like Quickster, what the hell....
* Reed gets thing right most of the time (except Quickster) and understand what he is doing.

Cons

* Worst place where all technically capable folks are also so heavy on political games within the team. Also it depends on which team you are part of. My general observation is, larger the team greater the politics being played within.
* IT IS LITERALLY TRUE THAT IT IS CULTURE OF FEAR, no matter how talented you are. I have seen ppl being walked out they were far more talented than other mediocre engineers surviving there for 3-4 years just because they lick the managers a*s and I have seen managers loving it being licked :)
* Few managers who came from Google or some other similar companies, think that they know everything in the world and act as if they rule the world but actually they are literally dumb a*s when it comes to real work.
* They claim it is all rockstar engineers and the fire who are not but I have seen ppl surviving for ages not even knowing what they did for all these years at Netflix and they are pure mediocre engineers.
* My advice to engineers would be if you are happy with the work what you are doing right now or with other offers in hand, don't fall for the salary trap, it is merely an illusion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Gets rid of all mediocre managers, directors and those stupid engineers.
* Change the culture of fear from its root because that creates so much politics inside. I have never seen such a political environment in my 10 yrs career.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The company is decline

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    paid well. work long hours without vacation.

    Cons

    The culture is bad. They claim they only hiring superstar, but superstars will not go to the company, the engineer quality is so-so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your culture is not that great. You company just like Enron

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you're a self-starter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Fast-pace, great compensation, open communication

    Cons

    Chaotic at times and could use more structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Freedom is great but don't forget the responsibility part

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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