Netflix Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great culture of freedom and responsibility.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Working with stunning colleagues Solving complicated problems

    Cons

    None at all.. none at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with holding us true to our culture!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You are given the freedom to do what you think is best for the company. Smart and passionate co-workers, and a great working environment.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity, and more pressure than a lot of the other companies.


  3. Helpful (2)

    I had the best ever experience in my 28 years of experience!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best "true" culture for people who enjoy freedom and responsibility and can make judgment calls.

    Cons

    Not structured - thats a good thing for the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways for technical people to grow within the company.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Better places to work than here unless you enjoy irate customers who get totally upset over minor things.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provide fairly well-stocked break room and often spring for pizza for everybody.

    Cons

    Management can't seem to get a grip on what method to use to manage operations and employees. Ever-changing operations plans leave employees bewildered and often paranoid.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, you're making tons of money and your stock is exorbitantly and obscenely high, but it's all at the expense of your employees. Learn how to manage people with a little respect for the individual and stop changing the workplace standard operating procedures so often. It confuses the masses, including those who manage and supervise.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Politics over hard work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Netflix

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

    Pros

    Freedom & responsibility, creative atmosphere, free lunch and snacks

    Cons

    Freedom & responsibility on a superficial level, lots of politicking and waiting for people to dig their own graves, not much support or nurturing of talent

    Advice to Management

    Put aside your own insecurities and recognize talent, let people shine, it doesn't take light away from you, it enhances your genius.


  7. Helpful (10)

    great spot to make a quick buck

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

    I worked at Netflix full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair hourly wage Catered breakfast/lunch Performance based shift bids

    Cons

    Make one mistake and you're out of there


  8. Helpful (18)

    Worst place I've ever worked

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

    I worked at Netflix full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None. Maybe the pay but I received a better offer from my current employer.

    Cons

    Political, bureaucratic, catty, micro-managing environment. Inexperienced management. No growth opportunities. Absolutely zero work life balance. Please do yourself a favor and listen to the other reviews on here and work literally anywhere else.


  9. Helpful (6)

    I didn't like it to much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Netflix

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

    Pros

    Fun environment if you are young

    Cons

    Hours, people, survey, they tell you they don't car about your outside life

    Advice to Management

    Hire more mature people


  10. Helpful (8)

    Horrible working conditions

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

    I have been working at Netflix

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The free account was pretty good.

    Cons

    Managment has no idea what they are doing!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  11. Helpful (5)

    Growth and evolution

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

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Company moves fast and you can be very productive. Minimal bureaucracy. Generally good at attempting to disseminate vision from top-down. Strong technical contributors and great peers. Most policies and practices are employee-friendly (in that there's little impediments to getting stuff done). Company does get rid of low-performers regularly.

    Cons

    As with many rapidly growing organizations, there's some chaos and politically-biased positioning during the changes. Some managers are focused too tactically on product today, not strengthening the team and products for future. If you need to work at a place where things don't change much or where you can know you'll be employed for years--this is not the place for you. Work load can be heavy at times (but the work itself is interesting and fun).

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to move from a maverick streaming technology startup to a operations-focused content provider, there should be more discussion about how the culture and product is changing and how it needs to shift more. In the past 5 years, engineer headcount has more than doubled -- how can we continue to adapt our management and development at the same rate of success (or better) with this much larger org?



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