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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

The ONLY reason to even consider this position is the compensation:
-Solid pay
-Great benefits from day one
-Free Netflix account (8 at a time!)

The facility is nice, they keep the break room stocked with goodies and the coffee is usually hot.

Cons

Everything else (you know, the actual "job" part)
-Dealing with customers. Yeah, this is what you signed up for, but it's the worst part. You will get yelled at. A lot.

-Monotony. There are no scripts but you will spend your work week uttering the same core phrases OVER and OVER forever.

-Horrible scheduling. More likely than not you'll get stuck with a bad schedule and no way to negotiate out of it.

-Excessively stat driven. Ignore everything they imply during training. Every customer gets an email survey and DSAT will make or break you here. Keep it low and you're fine. Don't and you could be in trouble.

-Turnover. It's ridiculous, but it definitely keeps management looking busy. Every couple weeks it seems like someone is gone and a new person takes their place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Communication. Management has a funny way of saying just enough to cover their rears later on if they decide to write you up or axe you outright. It was incredible watching what seemed like casual "coaching tips" turn into do or die ultimatums in hindsight. Be crystal clear about expectations.

-Listen to the reps. Really. The CSRs are treated like generic cogs in a big machine. There's a lot of people working the front lines that are just as qualified (maybe more so) than management to be running the place, yet they don't have a real voice.

-Fix the scheduling. If you actually let the employees work with you to create a schedule that meets their needs as well as yours you would get better performance.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great place for highly motivated super-stars

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    Open book business - nothing is hidden. If you want to find out something, no barriers to reach out across departments or ranks. Head count is low, so operation is lean and mean. Great pay.

    Cons

    If you're not earning your raise, you are on your way to get fired. No cafeteria (but free box lunch).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue innovating in HR, culture, technology, and subscription business model. Don't allow ourselves to fall in to a sense of security by current good times.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    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
    Disapproves of CEO
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