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Netflix Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Interesting challenges but not the best culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, much change, always trying to do better. Lots of opportunity if you work hard and are willing to reinvent yourself.

    Cons

    Long days. Lots of turnover. Most decisions made by upper management. Not focused on team building. The bottom line is the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Listen to your customers. Stop micro managing. Enable growth. Build traditions. Build a culture. Focus on the next five years, not the next board meeting.


  2. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the reason I joined Netflix and continue to enjoy my job every day. The culture is true when it says Netflix hires stunning colleagues.

    I am empowered to make decisions without manager approval. Unlike other companies I have worked for, Netflix trusts that the employees are using good judgement to make the best decisions for the company. (No hiring committee or CEO approval to hire)

    Your job is as big as you make it. If you see an opportunity for impact you don't need to ask permission, make it happen.

    Cons

    It takes time find and hire stunning colleagues so roles often go unfilled for longer than desired

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bold culture statement, tons of fun problems to solve, high engagement and buy in on data science throughout the company.

    Cons

    People incorrectly feel there's a culture of firing when they first start to work here. Turns out employee turnover is at our below industry levels.

    Advice to Management

    Never be afraid to radically alter the organization to adapt to changing environments, regardless of size.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you can keep up"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a lot of autonomy in technical decisions.

    It's a very respectful place to work. Racism/sexism is not tolerated.

    Really no barriers to getting things done. If you have a great solution to a problem you can roll with it.

    Cons

    That same autonomy can make getting consensus on technical choices more complicated.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Best company culture I've experienced!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture was extremely empowering - as an employee I really felt like I was listened to and had the freedom to do what I felt was best for the business. Knowing that management wanted employees at every level to understand the long and short term business strategies so that they could themselves make the best decisions for the business was extremely empowering - this kind of transparency is rare in companies. Coworkers were really smart and passionate about what they did. Management was self reflective and introspective. The company was constantly innovating and looking for ways to improve, so you never felt like you were sitting still. Perks and compensation were also the best I've experienced in my career.

    Cons

    Due to rapid growth over the 4 years I was there, perhaps a little bit of the culture was lost or watered down, mostly in terms of feeling like you perhaps knew fewer people as the company grew. No opportunities to work remote - when I moved out of state I would have loved to have continued to work for Netflix (at the same time, I understand why they don't want remote employees).

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading the way and revolutionizing both the entertainment industry as well as corporate culture!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great development culture, tons of opportunity, big problems, lots of independence - the motto "freedom and responsibility" is not just a platitude.

    Cons

    Make sure you agree with the Netflix Culture Deck - if you don't you won't be successful.


  7. "work at home data entry"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Netflix as a contractor

    Pros

    enjoy the site, various movies of every genre

    Cons

    I have worked in cs for years no downside.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job have no complaints

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rockstar coworkers, freedom and responsibility"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rockstar coworkers, no brilliant jerks
    excellent pay, no vacation policy or tracking
    fast paced environment, minimal distractions and no unnecessary process - get loads of work done everyday.
    I can tell my friends I work in showbiz :)

    Cons

    None that I can think of, really. I guess the culture might take a bit adjusting to if you are not used to it.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Culture of High Performance"

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    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    What makes this location great is that the culture of high performance really helps you to grow, excel, learn and develop at a high level. While it can feel demanding at times, this actually has helped me to grow, offering many opportunities for growth that apply to any type of job I may want in the future.

    Cons

    As stated above, the job is high performance. Which means that the jobs here may not be the right fit for everyone. But for the right person, it's a great place.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "LOVE IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Distribution Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Content Distribution Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture makes every day a superior work experience. I have stellar colleagues and interesting challenges every day. I look forward to coming to work every day.

    Cons

    High performance is expected at all times which is not challenging by itself, but it can wear you down if you don't handle stress well.


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