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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 (less than an 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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    Great company with a big let down on a management decision

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, and abundance of smart people, great managers,

    Cons

    some management decisions can be made without proper research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't allow outside influences affect how you hire...

  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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