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"Libertarian leadership style at the top offers challenges and rewards."

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Former Employee - Director of Content in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Director of Content in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Netflix's commitment to attracting highly-motivated, creative thinkers throughout the organization means clever solutions and great ideas can come from anywhere at anytime.

Cons

There is a certain pressure to perform that comes from the level of freedom granted that results in a percieved sink or swim mentality.

Advice to Management

When I left, there was very little reward or recognition given to managers who mentored or successfully developed staff.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Bright people who are fun to work with in very high-performance culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Netflix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Walk the walk consistent with the well-articulated culture.
    Very focused.
    Clear, well-articulated strategy with very good execution against it.
    Very transparent, both internally and externally.

    Cons

    A bit of a culture of fear articulated as "the sniper in the building" as some new hires and long-time employees are either bad fit or fail to grow, and are subsequently let go. Culture emphasizes experimentation, which includes needed organizational experiments, and this type of experimentation also reinforces the fear. Again, most of this well-articulated in culture deck, so no surprise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring and growing stars across all areas of the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Manager-DVD Hub"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Completely on your own for running the business, making day to day decisions on employees (hiring and firing)

    Cons

    High pressure, high stress, little to no room for advancement. High turnover in the management ranks and the front line employees get almost no benefuts. You have unlimited vacation but never get a chance to use it. Micromanaged by every person above you unless things fgo wrong-then you are on your won.

    Advice to Management

    You have great managers int he feild. Let them do the job you hired them to, reward them for the 10-14 hour days, and set back and reap the harvest of their efforts in the feild. Also, as many hub managers as you have turnover, you might need to look at the operational set-up and ask yourself why the average lifesapn of a manager is 12-18 months!!

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