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"This place is absolutely grueling; they eat you up and spit you out."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salaries are at or above the market rate.
Good stock options for salaried employees.
The ability to work remotely, from home.

Cons

Working around the clock, phone calls during vacation.
Very high attrition rates
Constant fear of being let go
Always switching directions while running full speed ahead.

Advice to Management

Quit being elitists. Your company is a revolving door and you continue to lose brilliant people because you don't treat them like human beings.

At the rate in which Netflix hires & fires, I'm amazed that they are sill able to find people to interview!

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "It paid decent, but the level of efficiency stripped all the human aspects away."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay you well, they have a great health care plan, and they will give you full time status and paid training.

    Cons

    Zero time to be human, the constant computer monitoring puts you on edge since you have only 5 minutes to explain to an 80yr old how to install firefox in order to watch a video on their mac computer. This job tells you to be super human and empathetic, yet their employees want to shoot themselves since the place is run like a prison camp. Trying to go to the bathroom will result in your averages going down on the computer monitoring system and if your average falls below 5 minutes per call per shift you are FIRED, ZERO TOLERANCE!

    Advice to Management

    You fold at management do realize that your training continuously year round results in a $14,000 dollar expense a week, with only a 35% stay rate after 6 months. This program you have costs you a fortune annually and is HIGHLY INEFFICIENT, something you profess to be striving for.

    Do yourselves a favor, humanize the job, give people an incentive besides the 14 dollar an hour pay for zero life and boot camp like tactics. You pay so much for people just to sit through a training session that you could have given current employees a real reason to feel appreciated besides the cheap Netflix swag you peddle.

    Seriously, make the environment a more "happy place" and save serious money and improve employee moral significantly.

    I like the way Mr. Hastings runs things, but he is never actually seen at the Hislboro facility and he is wasting A LOT of money annually with his ridiculous and wasteful training and selection staff.. Seriously, they are ripping you and the potential employees off big time! Also, they like to hand their friends the codes that you give out to the employees to their friends resulting in a month of free 8 movie rentals. You are being robbed sir!


  2. Helpful (21)

    "My advice - accept job here, get kicked out after half year"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher than industry average salary.

    Cons

    Read other reviews of former employees. Out of all people that I worked with at the time more than 80% were kicked out. Most of them are bright engineers.

    My advice - if you are offered a position in Netflix fight for the highest salary possible. In any case expect to be fired soon. Maybe after a year, maybe sooner, maybe later.

    Advice to Management

    You don't need to worry. Everything is well. Your stock grows like crazy until you are out of talent and noone wants to work for you anymore.

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