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Netflix Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • This in turn creates a culture of fear where people are constantly stressing out that they are "not doing enough" and might be fired any minute (in 21 reviews)

  • you will see people you like let go because they weren't the right fit for their role (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Other than the benefits, the environment you work in is very relaxed, while still maintaining professional boundaries. Management is easy to work with, feedback is more constructive than criticizing

    Cons

    Lack of upward growth/opportunity, you'll definitely get the unreasonable customers


  2. "Cool culture, but they still have some kinks to work out"

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    Current Employee - CSR-1 in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - CSR-1 in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, subsidized lunches, free fruit and coffee, lots of PTO, free Netflix acct, community involvement, company culture, internal growth

    Cons

    Only 3 tardies/early leave per year before separation, no tuition reimbursement, very strict about what can be at your desk, no holidays off, headsets provided are awful

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving the site in the right direction, and start interviewing for CSR2's soon!


  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Data Engineering Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Data Engineering Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great company, nice technology stack

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "The culture drives this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    The culture! Lots of transparency, lots of realtime feedback, and lots of swag.

    Cons

    The culture...it can even work against you. The entitlement of the employees can get tiresome.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Netflix hires the cream of the crop... But be prepared to work hard!"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High Salary
    Great co-workers
    Beautiful South Bay location
    Relatively "small" company
    Free hot lunch, stocked kitchen
    Lots of SWAG
    Great PTO policy

    Cons

    Lack of internal growth opportunities
    Stock "options" not "shares"
    High turnover - can be cut throat
    Lack of diversity
    No recognized holidays.
    Double standards for executive staff.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate prioritites and distribute the wealth more evenly.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Company is maturing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are amazing.. office food&snacks, unlimited vacation, one year maternity leave, amazing leadership by Reed.

    Cons

    No mentorship, no at the job training. Hard to get promotion because they will simply go out and hire someone instead of internally developing people


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superior technology, talented people, awesome perks

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes, no company-wide standards or practices, ad-hoc project planning


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good company - great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great compared to other companies in the valley, the benefits are awesome and they have 401k match.

    Cons

    Nobody is on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Get your management styles aligned, you'll receive information from one person that clashes with another.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great, but not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom and responsibilities - no managers breathing down your neck, culture that creates opportunities for you to do innovative work;

    Cons

    there ain't no 40 hours weeks


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on open source software.

    Cons

    Lack of processes can hurt you.



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