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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

I worked at Netflix full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Invaluable experience, 1 year working at Netflix = 3 years elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    - Very smart, self-motivated colleagues
    - Flat organization
    - Fast and constantly innovating
    - Clear feedback
    - Huge importance put on freedom and responsibility
    - Unbeatable vacation policy
    - Big impact doing any role
    - Ability to be a part of overall business strategy

    Cons

    - Tendency to debate, even on small decisions
    - Extreme adherence to testing and data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways for employees to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Repackager  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Repackager in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Netflix part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job to get for HS college student

    Cons

    mindless work with no opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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