Hulu Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great people, great management, fun atmosphere, and good pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere, great coworkers, young company, fun team outings and adventures (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Like with a lot of tech companies, maintaining work/life balance can be a challenge (in 3 reviews)

  • Going through major growing pains, but until they have the right leadership in, will continue to get it wrong (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Fun Company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, great people in hulu

    Cons

    Can get poor work life balance sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great to work at Hulu

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Dev Lead in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Dev Lead in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture is great.
    Very smart people

    Cons

    Private ownership without access to shares

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Not as strong as they think they are

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, unlimited vacation, good work life balance

    Cons

    The company moves as slowly as most of the large media companies; the tech team feels like total chaos with multiple people on the same projects, decisions are rarely made and, when they are, they are changed frequently. Teams are extremely cliquish and seem to go out of their way to ostracize/embarrass newbies. There is a large contingent of "back in the good old days" feeling -- lots of OG hulu this, OG hulu that. Employees are being poached every which way by other companies. Cross-team collaboration is hard. Career growth is talked a lot about but it just doesn't happen. I've been getting stellar reviews for years and been told "there just isn't a role for you to grow into, you've hit the limit".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop all the PR around career growth and actually do something. Hold managers (and I'm talking about Biz Leads and line managers) responsible for growing and managing their team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    I love Hulu!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at Hulu has been the most rewarding experience of my career. I feel like my contributions matter, so I want to make the most of every day. I like that Hulu invests in its employees, because it has allowed me to develop my career. Furthermore, employee feedback is valued here, as Hulu is always striving to be the best place for employees to work. I also love that Hulu promotes a fun culture and is not hierarchical. This is a great company to work for, and I am proud to be a part of it.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture alive. The fun culture is what keeps employees happy and attracts top talent. Also, continue to value hardworking employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great Company To Work For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hulu

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my 3+ years at Hulu. It was an excellent company to work for, which really treated it's employees well. The company focuses on innovation and customer satisfaction. The company has high integrity and was a very fun, high energy place of work.

    Cons

    After the departure of senior leadership, back-filling of positions made it a little chaotic at times. The normal growing pains of a start-up, but the good certainly outweighs the bad here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, especially the dedicated ones who have been there for many years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in West Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Creative co-workers and a challenging environment. There is work to be done if you seek it out.

    Cons

    Growing pains as the CS department grows and changes. It has been a turbulent year that resulted in a great deal of attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    A decent short-term job, but little room for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your coworkers are some of the best people you'll meet, and they make coming to work bearable. It's also nice to have food provided at all times. Culture has taken a hit recently, but was once top-notch.

    Cons

    There is no easy way to advance in the department apart from a few positions that open up occasionally. Most employees end up staying in the job just until they can find something better outside the company. The job gets tedious after 6 months and there are few opportunities to work on projects outside of the normal day-to-day tasks. There has been high turnover in management recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the employees you don't want to lose. There are many that have a lot to offer but aren't given the chance to contribute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A+ culture and flat org

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Culture - smart, social people
    Management - much better than old team; ready to take the company to the next level. Previously just followed the word of Jason Kilar with zero collaboration
    Career switching - Great opportunity to switch teams. Lots of people have done this to try new jobs.

    Cons

    Salary - failure to pay and recognize top performers has caused many talented people to leave
    Promotion - HR consistently fails to explain how to get promotion. Each team wildly different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your top performers and recruit and retain developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Confused

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

    I worked at Hulu full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun culture. Smart people.

    Cons

    Board level direction changes frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. nice experience, I have to admit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hulu

    Pros

    right size, good team work spirit, imaginable future

    Cons

    awkward status quo, facing YouTube, Netflix, got the potential to stand out, but at the cost of investors, like camcast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more forward looking

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