Hulu Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits, amazing culture, emphasis on being a team player (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great people, great management, fun atmosphere, and good pay (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. Helpful (4)

    Hulu in 2015

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

    I worked at Hulu full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people who are smart and very driven - Exciting projects - Bagel and Donut Fridays - Unlimited vacation

    Cons

    - Long hours - No work/life balance - Open floor plan - No stock options available

    Advice to Management

    - Keep the organization flat and keep the hierarchy down - Reward those that are loyal to the company


  2. Helpful (3)

    cool perks but thats about it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Hulu

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    unlimited supply of snacks?? decent benefits?

    Cons

    1) turnover rate is HIGH!!! There are constantly new people coming in....because there are a lot of people leaving!! Hmm I wonder why?? Pretty terrible for a company that tries to shove how great the culture is down your throat! 2) The pay is not competitive at ALL! 3) The developers need to step it up! There are so many popular devices that don't work with hulu and all hulu can say is "our developers are still looking into this...here's a free month" you can only give out so many credit till people start getting pissed and guess who has to deal with those angry customers?? definitely not the developers or management...thats for sure! 4. The new hefty manager who came from amazon is a JOKE! 5) working on the holiday's is not chill!!!! customer care/tech support has to come into work while everyone else is sitting pretty at home, enjoying the holidays!

    Advice to Management

    Fix the issue with the Vizio TV application and six the issue with the Samsung application, it's hard to believe it's been almost 2 years and this issue is yet to be resolved???


  3. Helpful (2)

    Cool at first, lame in the long run

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

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Feeling exclusive and in the popular entertainment sphere, free snacks/drinks/beer, lots of drinking-based activities, cool/attractive people to hang out with, free Hulu/Showtime subscription, down-to-earth CEO

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, long hours, lazy managers, and constant and pointless meetings. Inept management makes procedural and managerial changes without having the ideas fully fleshed out. Also, a lack of understanding by the management on how to lead, inspire, and encourage their teams causes super high levels of turnover and a loss of employee morale. There is no room for growth and a very low ceiling for entry level positions. After a year or 2, you're basically at the peak of your career mobility with Hulu.

    Advice to Management

    Really hand-pick managers that are promoted from within or simply go with outside hires. Making someone a manager just because they've been there a long time is idiotic and has consistently and repeatedly backfired.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Emerging company clinging to fun, start-up roots in a time of increasing corporatization.

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

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and fantastic group of TV-loving, intelligent go-getters. Awesome perks: video games, ping pong/pool rooms, snacks, happy hours, kegs -- the list goes on.

    Cons

    Long hours, work can become tedious in entry level/associate level jobs. Unreliable management in some departments. Pay is lower than industry standards seemingly across the board. Employees with the most potential are often "one and done", that is, they pay their dues and make lateral moves to different companies in the tech/media space that simply pay more. Additionally, although it is a talking point repeated ad nauseum among middle and upper management, employee retention and career growth do not appear to be top priority. Those who are unhappy, be it uwith compensation, management, etc., make it known and quickly leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Loved my time at Hulu

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with talented, skilled, generous people. Lot of growth opportunities in my tenure. Excellent benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    Rapid changes can radically change departments and culture. Not as many opportunities as in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to the meritocracy ideal.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good name, but not a good employer

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

    I worked at Hulu

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free snacks, but no meals or other tech company perks

    Cons

    Low compensation, no equity plans, no career growth opportunities, calls itself a tech company but doesn't offer any of the perks


  8. Helpful (1)

    It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Hulu

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally nice people, I had a great boss, free snacks, free Hulu, etc. It's a cool company to work for and at least it looks good on your resume. They make an attempt to make people feel special, even if it usually ends up being only the top performers.

    Cons

    Breakneck phone and email answering pace. I entered the company right as the analytics team really started to demand a lot of the employees. I was also promised a part on a specialty team, although that happened months after promised and in a really diminished capacity. The vacation policy is also not very lenient.

    Advice to Management

    Recently you've gotten into the habit of letting people know that there isn't a ton of room to grow, which I think is a good move. That way there are fewer hurt feelings etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Zero Career Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are mostly lovely and the location is fantastic. The benefits are OK and compensation is pretty decent.

    Cons

    Hulu's technology management is in a disarray. The dev teams are super siloed and don't communicate/collaborate all that well. The Biz Leads do not care about managing and growing a team -- they would prefer to hog all the work for themselves instead of delegating. You are pigeonholed into a "persona" that the manager decides is you -- they ignore the basic facts (length of employment, work history, project history, successes and failures) and continue along with their "perception". I say all of this as someone who has been pretty successful both before and during my tenure at Hulu. As a few others have mentioned, stellar reviews (and even a promotion) don't lead to opportunities for greater growth and challenges. Hulu talks about career growth being 60/40 -- 60% the employee, 40% the employer. In reality, it's more like 120/-20 -- not only do you have to fight for every opportunity but you also have to to overcome the managerial obstructionism. HR is all about trying to "prove" how great Hulu is, how you can advance your career, etc. But it's all made up.

    Advice to Management

    If you invested in some real structural organization, held your employees (and especially management) accountable and stopped making up silly processes that you then ignore, the company would be a ton more successful.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Glad I left

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hulu

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Withing with a company that is on the verge of something great is naturally exciting.

    Cons

    Backstabbing is common practice. Trust is optional.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect in order to avoid the revolving door of employees and create a base of personnel that desire to be there


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, fast paced, always changing

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

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and exciting company culture Warm and helpful employees Company sponsored happy hours, sports teams, clubs, and groups to join Always something to celebrate Transparency between senior execs and the rest of the company Casual work environment

    Cons

    -Many teams are understaffed and endure grueling workloads while others seem bored and overstaffed. -Human Resources/Recruiting/Dept. Org lacks proper knowledge of certain teams and the functions of the various roles within these teams (specifically, in the Content department) and it shows in the disorganization of structure within departments. -Lack of career growth opportunities for assistants, coordinators, those at associate/ junior levels

    Advice to Management

    HR/Talent Org. needs to better evaluate the roles within each team and ensure that the structure is working. There are many roles that could be dissolved completely, or at least rolled into another light workload position. These 'not critical' and unclear roles eat into the department headcount and obliterate positions that are actually needed.



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