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Over matrixed under thought out

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Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Fast paced, energetic place to work. The compensation was great, and the tools at our disposal were more than adequate to build and retain strong teams.

Cons

To much reliance on matrix and not enough on individuality that empowers employees to do great things. While we had great tools, were were not given the autonomy to use them effectively. Good people had to be let go for arbitrary reasons, and other that should move on are kept.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward creativity, relax a wee bit, and never ever hire more people than you really need. Doing so creates problems down the road that are not good for anyone.

Doesn't Recommend
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Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No place like it!

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Pros

    Productive culture that embraces new technology and gives you the ability to make decisions. Company makes you want to always do better, faster.

    Cons

    People in high ranking positions that are smart but can't manage. This results in high turnover and exceptional people leaving. There are several Directors/VP's that have no management experience. This really hurts the organization. Keep Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills. Content is not the same as Engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate Talent Team and Leadership. Do research when filling high-level positions. Just because someone is smart, doesn't mean that they can lead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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