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Updated May 15, 2017
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  • Work life balance is great whether you're a new parent or new grad (in 12 reviews)

  • Work from home / Great co workers / Amazing technology and support / Great benefits (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for Software Engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Less bureaucracy so work is easier to get to production
    Coworkers are awesome!
    Opportunities to advance your career
    Great benefits
    Management is transparent with company status and product road map
    Compensation is competitive with other big tech companies
    Work life balance is great whether you're a new parent or new grad
    Vacation policy is flexible

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  2. "Fantastic place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Collaborative environment
    - Passion & dedication of other team members
    - Work/life balance is really great
    - Welcoming culture for women in tech (Seattle office)
    - Management listens, iterates, and encourages employees to challenge themselves
    - Salary is competitive

    Cons

    - No cons, just advice to management

    Advice to Management

    - Focus more on diversity goals - take a look at recruitment, interviewing, and hiring strategies and where they can be improved


  3. "Everyday is like Day One, in a good way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1,Direct management is great. They don't micro manage.
    2, still have the feeling of a startup company. As an engineer we have lots of freedom.
    3, Company has a good vision.
    4. Office is great, provides lots of fun!
    5, perks are great!

    Cons

    Would love to see more interaction between different offices.
    Free dinner will be great! It will be good for people who come late and work late.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with the good work!


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  5. "Ok company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, if you are on campus free food drinks and beer. Game rooms and all that jazz. Very relaxed company to work for.

    Cons

    Would be nice if they promoted hire management positions from within the company. Very aggravating that you have to be managed by an outside hire that knows nothing about systems and asks entry level employees for help navigating through internal systems.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, don't move to Houston and stop allowing upper management to take more than 5 unscheduled days off. Had a manager that called out at least once a week it felt like.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Career Growth and Knowledge Expansion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Hulu offers the ability to showcase what you know daily in a fast paced environment. What sets Hulu apart from my previous tech companies is the constant collaboration that allows you to learn new things and gain exposure to the areas of the business you want to grow your own career. The Gym next door, 7 stocked kitchens, game rooms, cold brew and beer on tap do not hurt either.

    Cons

    The efficiency and project management between Tech orgs and non tech teams could improve, but I am glad to see we are being heard from our semi-annual surveys of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Launch! Cannot wait to see the new Live streaming TV launched and the continued growth of Hulu over the next year.


  7. "Intern Salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Perks- snacks, anyperk, beer

    Cons

    Very busy work environment


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Hulu Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Truly value employees and want them to love work. Great benefits. Flexible work schedule. Unlimited vacation. Generous compensation.

    Cons

    The company has grown very quickly and has taken on a lot of technical debt in order to do so. This causes chaos in infrastructure, reporting, and backlogs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company ---"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do take care of their employees, and they lay out promotion/internal transfer pretty clearly.

    Cons

    Like any growing corporate company, there is a lot internal politics, and sometimes the wrong person gets promoted because of personal relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on quality of work and not so much on who you like.


  10. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ad Operations in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Ad Operations in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and lots of energy

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now


  11. Helpful (22)

    "Program/product Manager - Avoid Hulu"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hulu has an excellent vacation policy, though whether or not you get to use that is up for debate.

    Cons

    1. So the CTO is a typical Microsoft old school employee... in the worst ways. If having someone at the C level micro your day to day, and think that's ok, then Hulu is the place for you. Defaulting to trust is non-existent, due to these Microsoft executive level managers making top down decisions on engineers and product owners day to to day(with no context). Hulu wont rely on the professionals they've brought in to actually do the work they've great at, while relying on what a VPs of some failed product years before, to make decisions.
    2. As a product owner, be prepared to have your whole world turned upside down. The poor product team comes up with great plans, only to have them shot down after realizing the program management group has no ability to plan or forecast work past one month(at best.)
    3. Stay away as a product manager - between the incredibly incompetent CTO and the lack of decision making ability you'd have, this is not a remotely enjoyable job.

    Advice to Management

    Please, get rid of the unqualified, micromanager leadership you have. They're killing the morale you have on your product leadership team. Having these unqualified people just shooting down professional opinions is ruining the products you're delivering. It might be too late, but you're following people who only know how to yell at people to get results, and have 0 ability to connect with hulugans on a personal level.


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