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Updated April 16, 2018
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  • If you have a family forget seeing them because there is no understand of work life balance from the marketing teams (in 18 reviews)

  • Just a few growing pains but its also exciting to help have such an impact (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Fun & Flexible Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible environment, fun events, game rooms and 6 kitchens, but some of the smartest and hardest working people Ive worked with at any company.

    Cons

    Not a huge fan of the Santa Monica commute.


  2. "Not the Hulu of yesterday"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a fun atmosphere.
    Some great people (but that's not unique).
    Good autonomy.
    Good pay overall.

    Cons

    Hulu is less special than ever, which is not really so bad, but what will make it stand out from being just another company? It doesn't have that special something that gives it the edge it needs to truly thrive. It's unclear what our end game is or what we want to be great at. Leadership is lacking and truly uninspiring. It's not clear who is holding Hulu accountable and the leadership accountable. These issues trickle from the top and impact the entire organization whether we all realize it or not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on each other. You are not all on the same playing field.

  3. "Hulu Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits love the work culture

    Cons

    Becoming less tech startup and more corporate-driven

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to stay in the vein of the tech startup feel as becoming too corporate will net you a higher turnover rate.


  4. "Customer Viewer Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home is nice.
    You learn to communicate with people from different backgrounds all around the country.
    Decent pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    I applied for another position. First they told me I'm more qualified than anyone they've ever hired for the job, but they do not hire from within. Apparently they mostly hire friends and family.
    Also, I was constantly being blamed for technical issues with their equipment. In one case it cost me a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between workers and management.


  5. "decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free hulu, free swag, free food

    Cons

    stress stress stress stress stress


  6. "Senior Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Close to customers and market

    Cons

    Too much politics in managment

    Advice to Management

    more trust and mentoring


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work and fun

    Cons

    not enough development for team members

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -A great environment to work
    -They really give you the tools to succeed, and will provide you with access to any learning materials necessary to advance your skills
    -If I find an interesting project I want to look in to, or have a hunch I want to explore, I've never been told I can't do it. If I can show how my idea might provide business value, they encourage me to do it
    -I've never been afraid to fail while working at Hulu
    -This is an exciting time to work at Hulu -- we are expanding at a very rapid pace, and opportunities are endless

    Cons

    -My job has become more silo'd over time -- new people have been hired on my team to help us grow, but this has insulated me from higher ups I used to interact with frequently
    -Some members of higher management seem to have no clue what is going on beneath them, and don't really seem to want to learn -- although this is more on those people. There are good managers as well
    -Becoming more corporate over time

    Advice to Management

    -Make sure you are giving credit to the people that do the work -- not the people that presented the work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very welcoming team, but need to level up benefits."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    In my personal experience, management really wants to see you succeed. I wouldn't take this to mean that you are up for a promotion every other month, but it seems like direct managers really set their reports up for success and do a great job coaching their teams when opportunities arise.
    The onsite amenities are nice. Kitchens stocked with snacks and beverages, ergonomic workstations/chairs, and neat perks every now and them from out Benefits team. This like onsite massages, yoga, etc.

    Cons

    The onsite offerings are nice, but in comparison to other tech companies, I think we are lacking in food/beverages and benefits (health insurance and cell phone coverage). The standard for all other tech companies (I know from experience and former colleagues) is to provide a catered lunch at no cost or have an in house kitchen. Also, the health insurance isn't the best. They cover a decent portion of it, but at the end of the day, if I select a plan that isn't horrible, I'm still paying a considerable amount out of pocket. Lastly, I CANNOT believe they do not cover mobile devices, especially since close to everyone uses their device to work off of. I think that might be their biggest set back.

    Advice to Management

    Look a bit more into your benefits. There are some very obvious/easy fixes that will make us more competitive in the market and help attract/retain top talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Viewer Experience Advocate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Viewer Experience Advocate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management
    - Life/Work Balance
    - Benefits are great

    Cons

    - Growth within the company


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