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Worst place to work.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Netflix

Pros

High Salary and Good Office location

Cons

Average benefits.
Management by fear.
No human values.
Can get fired after high performance.
Severance package is not good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I never thought human values and business values have to be diametrically opposite in order for a company to succeed. Netflix is a great manifestation of that. Management by fear is what they practice and they are able to achieve great business results using that. So far it seems to work. Ethics and human values are good topics for theoretical discussion but I think those are obvious hindrances to the way modern day businesses need to run.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    Employees treated like a paper towel - good for one use then throw away.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    - Higher that average pay for a call center
    - Free food/ fun incentives
    - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - No job security what so ever
    - Extreme lack of communication (you can be told you are doing great 4 days in a row and then "let go" on the 5th.)
    - Sickening climate of fear in this workplace
    - Lack of respect and sensitivity during the "let go" process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire people just to fire them. People have feelings, and goals, and bills... do not just hire people, train them and then let them go for not being a "good fit." I followed all the rules, was an exceptional employee, and was fired for no legitimate reason. This company is getting a bad reputation for treating it's employees like disposable pee ons. Take some PRIDE in your people, let them excel and nurture them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, terrible communication between management and employees

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    Get health insurance on date of hire, and decent pay
    Eight free dvd at a time plan
    Great co-workers
    Free food
    Very nice cleaning crew
    Near easy freeway access
    Close to many restaurants

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees and many managers/supervisors who have little or no experience working with other people or managing in a constructive manor. Fear based management style, the sense of loosing your job for lack of staying within the metrics, your supervisor having a bad day, or any other reason they come up with. Manditory overtime with the expectation you will work it or loose your job. NO respect for doctors notes. The large number of people getting walked out on a daily and weekly basis. Seeing co-workers in tears over there job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to hear feedback some day that Netflix, is an awesome place to work. From ex-employees instead of disgruntle employees who wished they never worked for your company. Netflix has a great product, it would be nice to see the same effort put into the employees moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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