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"The best design culture I have ever been in."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Creative Director in Los Gatos, CA
Current Employee - Creative Director in Los Gatos, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Innovation is not hampered by unnecessary process. Designs are not approved by executives or committee they are approved by the users. This is an environment that promotes creativity.

Cons

You must be able to let your work go. For every test that wins 4 other designs fail. Being able to learn from designs that fail is difficult to do when you are emotionally invested in them.

Advice to Management

Give highly talented, less experienced, candidates an opportunity to interview. Raw talent, in a fully formed adult, at a great company yields great results.

Other Employee Reviews for Netflix

  1. "High pace, low direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, decent hours, nice employees (below upper management).

    Cons

    No clear communication. The management team was not on the same page and would regularly countermand each other. Need for better process to clearly define the work requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best place I have ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology, not afraid to do things differently if it makes sense, agile and low process overhead for getting things done. Clear focus on a simple business model, with clear responsibilities and freedom on how to deliver.

    Cons

    You have to be comfortable with rapid change, ambiguity and have enough self confidence to cope with the culture. It's not a place for people who like to know what the rules are and follow them.

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