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Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you can keep up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Translator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Translator in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Freelancer - Translator in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They handle all the works and deliveries professionally. The rate they offer is also very good for my language pair.

    Cons

    No cons. I am glad to be a part of them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, so long as you fit the mold"

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

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great leadership, and constant ability to get your geek on, so long as you fit the mold

    Cons

    Netflix does not invest in training its people, the expectation is for you to already be a star, or to make yourself a star through your own efforts. Like Reed H has been quoted - it is a baseball team. However, if you fit the mold, this is fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Best company culture I've experienced!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Contract."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Netflix is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Cons would be that it unfortunately was a contract position!


  7. "Great company culture"

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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

    Very strong culture, smart colleagues, great product.

    Cons

    Rapidly growing - can be difficult to keep up


  8. "SV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, great place to work, salary was really great. Netflix was the best company I had ever worked.

    Cons

    CS business was downsizing and the company had cost cuttings.

    Advice to Management

    Work force group needed to be more flexible and research to make plans for hiring.


  9. "Great company culture & challenging missions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    Pros

    great company culture, challenging missions, autonomy and valuable feedback from your peers and management.

    Cons

    Agility and flat management also means you have to work hard to get people on board for your goals.


  10. "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


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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