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  • "One of the main reasons I left Hulu was meaningless fire drills that completely destroyed any semblance of work life balance" (in 20 reviews)

  • "The company has dramatically grown in the last two years so there have been a few growing pains, but not too many" (in 19 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (1)

"Great place to work"

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Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Hulu has an amazing culture. There are always fun events, people are awesome, really develop new friendships. The benefits are great, 5 months maternity, unlimited vacation, and more.

Cons

Limited availability to move up. So much gossip, it's hard to trust people with information. Power struggle where I feel sometimes they don't move you forward to keep their own power.

Advice to Management

Don't make us do surveys if you don't take advice into practice

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (4)

    "AVOID AT ALL COSTS"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some decent benefits and paid time off.

    I think every department is different. Most of the positive reviews seem to be coming from the Engineering/Tech fields. The Marketing department is not a positive place to work at Hulu.

    Cons

    I have never experienced a company that is as toxic as Hulu. The amount of finger pointing and blaming that goes on here is unlike anything I have ever experienced. And the problem is that it comes from the top positions.

    There is no process or organization. So much disorganization at a company that has been around for 10 years. Misinformation and communication problems happen because there is no centralized database that houses information for everyone to access. Everything is located on google sheets and documents that nobody knows about. As a result, work gets often repeated and duplicated.

    You will be overworked and become burnt out. Hulu does not have enough staff for the pace that it's growing at. Most people will stay a year and then leave as a result.

    No clear definition on job roles. Nobody knows how to stay in their lane and do the job they are hired for. Managers will ask you to do work that isn't even related to the job you were hired for. Maybe that is a mentality for small startup companies, but this is no longer a start up. If you want people to do a project or role that isn't within their scope of work, hire more people instead of burning out your current employees with unrelated work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Death March"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apparently young friendly crowd. Lots of smart people to work with. You can learn a lot of new technologies and techniques.

    Cons

    Massively understaffed. The newly formed Data org is extremely inefficient and a cult driven culture. There are a bunch of lackeys (literally) who call the shots. Rest everyone else is cannon fodder. It seems like an eternal "how long can you keep shut and keep getting burnt contest". Upper management really adept at discouraging you and shaming you wherever & whenever possible. You don't have much of a future in the Data org unless you become a real lackey. You are snubbed and shamed regularly by the Boss and his enforcers. The data org still has a master slave relationship with the business and dance to their tunes without any real independence or thought leadership. Leadership in general lacks any form of empathy or care about the analyst's future career. It's all about churn and burn.

    Advice to Management

    Hope post 3/29/2019 was some kind of a lesson. Time to look beyond how to artificially jack up those hulucares scores. If you have a family and look forward to spend time with them on a regular basis this may not be it.

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