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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
446 Reviews
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work atmosphere is awesome with lot of freedom and responsibility (in 31 reviews)

  • Good Pay & Fact paced work environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Netflix makes no secret about it's high performance culture, which results in a very high turnover (in 18 reviews)

  • IT IS LITERALLY TRUE THAT IT IS CULTURE OF FEAR, no matter how talented you are (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freedom and responsibility and paying top of the market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    - High salary focused on cash compensation
    - freedom and responsibility, no micromanagement actually
    -

    Cons

    - Technically, a single engineer should cover wide range of areas including coding, testing, packaging, deployment, monitoring, etc. This can be a great challenge but sometimes this will create fatigue.
    - Sometimes, it happened that somebody was fired but hard to understand why he/she was let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 17 people found this helpful  

    no reverence, only severance

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    money. lots of it. i will enjoy it while it lasts cuz i know it won't.

    Cons

    zero career growth. never-ending stream of unwarranted terminations.

    management is incompetent. they treat people like dirt. human resources are clueless and don't provide any value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your culture of fear
    will cost you, my dear

    you’re generous with severance
    but lack basic reverence

    you think you are smart
    but it’ll all fall apart

    your stock’s at a summit
    but soon it will plummet

    and then you will wonder
    gee, where did i blunder

    so, please bear in mind
    that it pays to be kind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The culture is the real deal; read the deck. It really is the blueprint for our culture.

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA

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

    Pros

    Freedom and Responsibility from the culture deck is true
    Super smart people that love what they do
    Awesome brand
    Compensation is top of market

    Cons

    Things move quickly; sometimes hard to keep up
    High performing culture means there is pressure, but deliver rather than worry and you will be fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow we need to consider other means of communication. Memo's are great but we need to find more efficient means of communicating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good positive culture

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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

    Good culture, positive work environment and overall a positive job because people like netflix

    Cons

    tough to move up even if your performing well. Mostly about politics and making sure the right people know you as there are a lot of employees in the call center. Tough to stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Was great when you allowed even newly hired CSR employees to purchase company stock using up to 15% of paycheck. When the stock took off and skyrocketed this was immediately taken away which came off as greedy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 12 people found this helpful  

    Will fire you for being 2 minutes late.

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    Former Employee - Csr1 in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    Great facility. Relaxed atmosphere once you get there

    Cons

    Will fire you for being late no matter what the reason

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mixed bag. Some great aspects. Unique culture not for everyone.

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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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work if job security isn't a big consideration for you. They have very little process. The work is challenging and interesting no matter which team you are on. Excellent remuneration plus perks like free food and transportation. Colleagues are not stunning as they claim but pretty good.

    Cons

    No tech ladder for engineers. Every engineer is a Senior Software Engineer. Promotions are reserved for management roles only.

    There is little to no job security. People are terminated if they are perceived to be doing anything less than a stellar job. To be fair, this is in their culture document. The problem is that it's not easy for anyone to be stellar all the time. Even great performers have their bad days or phases. That makes everyone vulnerable and at risk. Past performances don't count for much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate some aspects of the culture. You may be losing out on great candidates because of the culture of fear and the absence of a technical ladder for engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Netflix call center recruiting: hire 15, fire 12 of them the next week.

    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work, especially for high performers who are treated well day-to-day.
    Lots of freedom in terms of flexible scheduling, how the job gets done, and self-expression - great place to work if you're queer or non-conforming in some aspect.

    Cons

    Super demanding in terms of performance - which would be fine if there were a well established feedback cycle to let employees know what's expected of them, unfortunately the reality is that people are let go without warning all the time, certainly at the lower levels, but seemingly within management as well, giving the whole organisation a panicked, overworked vibe.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Movies 101

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    The can do, us against the world spirit.

    Cons

    Hours, lack of bonus, lack of holidays, presure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work for

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

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    Very Stable, great enviroment, excellent remuneration. I have been with the company for over 7 years now and have grown a lot in the company - Both Mentally and Financially ( My salary has more than doubled over my stay).

    Culture is a big thing here and if you do not fit then you do not stay.

    Cons

    There is a culture of freedom and responsibility and if you are coming from an organization which is very bureaucratic you might have a culture shock here. The immediate response people get are, "There is no work-life balance", "There are no controls here"..

    When in reality at Netflix expectations are for you to be independent and productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved it thought it was very easy and I love helping people .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    well I want to be successful and I crave success more than ever and I feel like there's more opportunities at this job .

    Cons

    Trying to help as much people as you can in an orderly manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always think positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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