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Fast paced, intense environment

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

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

Pros

-Really smart, motivated, and reliable team members
-Great salary
-You'll learn a lot from the people you work with
-Fantastic product

Cons

-Senior management makes decisions without checking in with the SME's within the company.
-People get fired much faster without much warning. If you have a good manager, you will be happy to have the people who aren't pulling their weight gone quickly without causing too many problems.
-It's hard to leave the office during the day, if needed. There is a big focus on face time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Before implementing an idea, check with your highly compensated SME's.
-Make sure you are listening to and keeping a pulse on your customers.
-Give employees more trust so that the high performers don't constantly feel like they could be fired for any small mistake. This kind of fear leads to a nervous, management pleasing environment.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Performance rewarded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Pros

    Netflix has created a very competitive culture that promotes and drives innovation.

    Cons

    Having a very competitive work environment can get into the way of a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Netflix values encompass traits you would find beneficial with any employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    One of the best - But can it sustain?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    They treat you like adults.
    There is very less politics.
    If you have the stuff, you will really excel.
    They pay you well.
    They have a Steve Jobs-class CEO.
    They have a fantastic vision- thanks to Reed Hastings.
    You are bound to have world class colleagues.

    Cons

    The most touted culture is changing as the company grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looks like the company is being YAHOO-fied. There is a lot of influx of Yahoo management which is changing the culture quite a bit.

    There is quite a bit of self-aggrandizement in recent times, where there is an army of people hired just for the management to move up the ladder.

    Mr.Reed- it is not only important to be a visionary CEO, but it is important to know what is going on with the management as well. After all, if the culture changes under your carpet, your culture deck will not be admired by people anymore.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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