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Highly political culture, dysfunctional.

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Los Gatos, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Netflix full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Pay and the Netflix name helps on your resume, since most people outside do not know how bad it is inside.

Cons

Mind numbing. Stress. Constantly watching your back. There are people who have very high title (Directors, Managers, even VPs) who got it because they've managed to stay there the longest. Not because they are qualified for the job. The long timer/oldtimers survived by CYA each others. Those who they think are dangerous to their job will get the knife in the back. It's not how good you are. It's how well you "play the game" and "fit in with the political culture". They value "safe" decisions that do not rock the boat. At least in the IT Ops dept that I worked in.

Advice to Management

Get your head out of the cloud once in a while. There's real problem underneath. Engineering got tired of the dysfunctional IT Ops group, and built their own infrastructure so they don't have to deal with incompetent people. Best thing to do is fire everyone in Ops, and start fresh.

Other Employee Reviews for Netflix

  1. Netflix is a high performance atmosphere that allows you the freedom to use your judgement on your calls verses scripts.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Feedback is appreciated and constantly given.

    Cons

    Lack of moving up. Tenure is not considered at all.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Repackager (former employee)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Repackager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Repackager in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Netflix part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job to get for HS college student

    Cons

    mindless work with no opportunity


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