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"Netflix was a good place to work."

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Former Employee - Instant Watch Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Instant Watch Customer Service in Hillsboro, OR
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Pay was excellent. All of the tools were available to do the job that needed to be done.

Cons

Many customers did not understand how to use Instant View, and it was often difficult to explain.

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  1. Helpful (18)

    "Sword of Damocles"

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Netflix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great physical work environment in Los Gatos
    - great co workers: highly motivated, intelligent, impressive experiences. Netflix hires people at the peak of their games
    - at the time (2007-2010), it was an exciting time of growth in the online streaming space, with consistent growth in the DVD space; fun to be on the cutting edge, and high growth.
    - great compensation; employees are well paid

    Cons

    - there is a constant sword of damocles (i.e. the threat of removal) hanging over your head. even when you think you are doing well, you can be released unexpectedly, at a moment's notice. (this results in a culture of fear)
    - there is no career path; Netflix hires you to perform a job, and once that job is over, it's easier for them to let you go rather than retrain or relocate you.
    - this is not the place to be if you want work/life balance; not family friendly

    Advice to Management

    - missteps from a year ago (i.e. 2011 - Qwikster) have caused a loss of confidence in management
    - there are still lots of people in the US that want to rent DVDs; much better selection, and much better accessibility. It feel like Netflix is now content to ignore them and move on. What happened to the great customer service that built the brand?


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    "Demanding and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Netflix expects the best of everyone, pushes us to be as great as possible, and is extremely candid with feedback and advice to help realize that objective.

    Cons

    Don't expect to kick back - it's a demanding environment. That said, it's not ell encompassing - there's room for a real life outside work too.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the future, and don't regret lessons learned from the past.


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