Netflix Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
764 Reviews

3.6
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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615 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freedom and Responsibility" is their guiding phrase here and it is true (in 29 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Haste makes waste, and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

    I worked at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open engineering discussions.
    Love new technologies.
    Willing to take on risks.

    Cons

    Willing to take on risks but mistakes are costly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, don't try to force round pegs into square holes.

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

    Great environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Low BS. Small agile teams. A lot gets done.
    Less se rest. lot of sharing of information.
    Accountability
    Freedom

    Cons

    A lot of luck in career path...to be fair to Netflix...acknowledged by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Employee Friendly

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, time off, benefits compensation. Awesome hours. They promote teamwork among their employees. Upper Management has open door policy and they are extremly approachable.

    Cons

    DVD side of the company is getting smaller due to more new customers utilizing the streaming service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the level of interactivity with the employees. Shows everyone that they are valuable to the company and they are recognized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    The most rewarding environment

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredibly talented, smart, driven coworkers across every function of the organization. Unusually organized and efficiently run. Feel lucky if you get the opportunity to be part of such an amazing place and such an incredible time. It is rare.

    Cons

    New head of Talent is not the right person to be leading and shaping the culture of Netflix. There are many concerns echoed about her throughout the company and worries that with her at the helm, the sacred secret sauce will start to spoil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be critical throughout the leadership team in addition to the rest of the organization when it comes to A players. Also, it might be time to step back and reevaluate the way compensation is structured. Many folks have voiced being frustrated and dissatisfied in their roles but acknowledge they are paid higher than anywhere else so chose to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hacking Netflix

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    Former Employee - CSR-1  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - CSR-1 in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great stock options and free movies

    Cons

    They love firing people for things that aren't under the employees entire control and micromanage like a mofo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out- its just movies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good alternative to larger companies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment with many seasoned pros in the ranks. Engineers and their designs are not subject to micro-management. Very little policy or overhead. Great compensation from a cash perspective. Team orientation.

    Cons

    While much of netflix is progressive, there's a lot of legacy software and practice you will have to deal with. Beige cubes, plastic bottles and lunches paint a rather out-of-date office space approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more green: allow remote employees, open offices closer to population centers, stop all the plastic waste. Force staff rotation particularly around troublesome technology.

  8.  

    Best Job to date

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best company culture I have ever seen. "Freedom and Responsibility" is their guiding phrase here and it is true. They expect you to do you job and give you the freedom to do it as you see fit. Have never felt more empowered as a designer.

    Cons

    Can get political in certain situations, but it is a large organization. Makes you grow to understand the business side of things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Pay, Little Security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for the work, and benefits.

    Cons

    Average call center. Very high turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall it was a great experience, I loved working for Netflix

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Netflix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay was great, they offer competitive wages for hourly supervisors and salary for the managers within the hub operations. You can advance quickly within the hub. They have wonderful tech support!! They promote great culture and great values within the hub. Most hubs have really great solid group of hourly employees, and management can have vacation pretty much whenever. Company poured gifts on the management at the annual meetings to show their appreciation! They have a really great HR team!

    Cons

    It was really tough to manage work life and home life, due to the crazy hours. You are there until the job is done for the day, so you never have an out time! Upper management beyond the hubs gets a little dicey! Upper management is full of people who only got hired because they knew the right people not because of their talent or embodiment of the company values, and because of that really poor decisions are made when it comes to hiring managers to run the hub operations and when to fire hub managers as well, but HR is there to keep most things in check, The annual management meetings are a giant frat party with an excess of drinking and the only way to get in with the upper management is to rub shoulders with them and drink alongside of them! It also was hard to respect your regionals in the morning after talking with them as they slur their words into a puddle of drool and can't even stand up by 930pm! ? Only other downside was they did pry into your personal life far too often? They wanna tell you who you can hang out with and don't want you fraternizing with anyone outside of work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Caught up in a whirlwind...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Awesome industry; memorable teammates; great opportunity to stand on the edge of the precipice of unquantified technologies...

    Cons

    Never sure which way the wind blows; work hard to develop a team -- and then it's blown away in an instant; turnover is so quick that it's almost unnecessary to unpack your bag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give teams more time to blossom; expectation of termination on the whim of management leads to loss of faith in the overall mission of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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