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Los Gatos, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Public (NFLX)
Internet
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime ... Read more

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Best Places to Work: 2009 (#3)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people across all departments

    Cons

    You work hard for long hours.

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Netflix Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Netflix.

    Interview

    Applied online for a position that I matched perfectly for. Decided to try Netflix since they essentially pay cash. Talked with the hiring manager and got a good sense of what he wanted and we were on the same wavelength as I have solved the exact same problems he was going through. Was immediately granted a technical interview. Technical interview was basically showing a splice of his code with no explanation and told to improve it - basically, just guess what he wanted with no information. Perhaps the worst technical interviewer I have ever had this side of the one guy who didn't know what a perfect binary tree was.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically presented his own code from his own job bubble, based on an obscure Java feature, with virtually no explanation on what the code was. Basically this question was "how would you improve this" - "this" being a Java feature that hardly anyone knows and I was not prepped for, that contained 4 custom functions, with no documentation or class files to describe those functions. He basically assumed you could guess what functions could do by the name (which you couldn't). And clarifying questions were not clarifying. Questions were answered with "it's not like that" with no further explanation. Interviewer clearly lived in his own world and just expected you to know his code. He clearly never got trained on how to interview, and was quite amateurish. No one could have gotten this. I believe this job is still being advertised after a year....shocking! I lost all respect for Netflix after this interview. I think the recruiter basically knew that the interviewer was useless and said to contact her again if there's a better match. Yeah, I lost all respect for Netflix after this. I'll pass. Compare this with a Google or Facebook, where they got it down to a science.   Answer Question
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Netflix Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2017, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Human Rights Campaign: 2017 Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index – perfect score of 100%, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
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