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    "Netflix: Culture of Fear"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    The pay is above market. Not a lot above market, but a bit above market. The drawback is there are absolutely no benefits to speak of (no health benefits, no training, no daycare) so that above market pay gets eaten up pretty fast by real world needs.

    Cons

    A total fear of failure permeates the ranks. Netflix basically gives you a warning on your first mistake, and then fires you after your second mistake. This is why the annual turnover rate is well over 20%. Since there is an entirely new set of employees every few years, nobody knows what process to follow, and everything is chaotic. HR solves this by saying "there is no process for anything! Make it up as you go...

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    Advice to Management

    So you guys did one thing well, a long time ago, and you've been marginally improving that business (DVD rental) ever since. Your astoundingly high turnover rate worked in that world, because all the processes were in place. But now you are trying to get into the streaming business, and that business only runs with knowledge workers at the helm. And guess what? Knowledge workers are pretty well-connected. The word...

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  1. "Good company to work with"

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      I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 4 years

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      Pros

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      Advice to Management

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    • Helpful (119)

      "How much does a functioning human cost?"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Netflix full-time

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      Pros

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      Cons

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      Advice to Management

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