Best Places to Work: 2009 (#3)
I worked at Netflix full-time (More than a year)
Netflix treated employees like adults. We had a 5k travel ceedit card and travel approvals were unnecessary. They trusted employees to travel as needes
Stressful timelines but worth the effort. Medical Insurance waa not included, but 10k a year was added to obtain medical insurance
Advice to Management
Yearly 360 reviews were an outlet to make for a unfriendly environment with managers and need to be revamped
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Netflix (Los Gatos, CA) in January 2018.
From a process standpoint, Netflix gets a 10/10. The coordination involved in setting up my in-person interview was very impressive. But before that, first I had to survive a 30 minute phone interview with the recruiter which led to a 30-45 minute interview with the hiring manager. Both of those were pretty standard, but definitely read up on the culture deck beforehand! Netflix is huge on making sure you are a good fit for them in that aspect as well, which is a refreshing change of pace.
The in-person interview was at their corporate HQ and involved a whirlwind of meeting different individuals. Most of the people I met with were very friendly and engaging, with the exception of the first person I interviewed with. That person acted like they would rather be out partying than going through the interview with me, but I kept smiling and giving the best answers I could.
After the interviews, I made sure to reach out to each one via email and thank them for their time. One of the people responded back and based on their response, strongly hinted that I got the job. I was excited, but I found out the following week they (supposedly) went with another candidate. Let's just say the recruiter was not being truthful with that response, as I found out shortly after. As someone that does not like being lied to, it really soured what was otherwise a very smooth interviewing experience.
Netflix ranks #2 in Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2018