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No place like it!

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Former Contractor - QC, Digital Supply Chain in Los Gatos, CA
Former Contractor - QC, Digital Supply Chain in Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Netflix as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Worked with a great team; scrupulous attention to quality; great opportunities to stretch one's wings and pursue new skills; great food.

Cons

Inconsistencies within the workplace and the "culture deck." Loss of excellent team members when projects ended or were terminated.

Advice to Management

Rethink the "Expect to be laid off" mentality; Retraining team members who could have been co-opted into new projects could give Netflix new vitality

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  1. Great company with a big let down on a management decision

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Netflix as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    some management decisions can be made without proper research.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (10)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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