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Netflix Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • stands by culture deck, 'freedom and responsibility' is not a buzz phrase but reality, treated like an adult, no micromanagement (in 49 reviews)

  • Creative environment, good pay, room for promotion (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great company if you fit"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stunning colleagues. no politics. constant challenges on performance. can have start-up like experience. zero tolerance toward untransparency. top of the market pay.

    Cons

    International expansion needs to be better handled. no vacation policy means no vacation. infinite competition and high expectation. too fragmented org structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the spirit


  2. "Caution proceeding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At this point higher pay than most other call centers

    Cons

    Attendance policy that is very fluid and not for the good of the employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending pci compliance exists in the SLC office. We all know it’s anti distraction for the call floor.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for Adults"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Treat you like an adult. You are given real time feeback, treated with respect and are expected to deliver A+ work.

    Cons

    Little room for errors, mistakes happen must pivot quickly from mistakes and move forward.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Accounts Payable Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility, great pay and great people to work for

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good but worsening environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, but matches the pay from other big tech companies, except that it can be all base salary.


    They provide free food and a lot of snacks.


    Your peers are mostly very good.


    There’s very little bureaucracy for expenses or computer assessories.


    Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No bonus.


    The culture document is mainly a PR document. The culture in much of the company doesn’t actually match the culture document. The document is interpreted differently by the different orgs, VP’s and managers. At most, it’s applied to some IC’s, but doesn’t apply to management.


    There's a lot of politics between teams and orgs when there are overlapping projects and services. And having overlapping projects on different teams happens often. Negative and deceptive politics exists between teams in different orgs. It’s more rare, but it appears to be accepted and ignored.


    There’s a large amount of internal team politics, as each engineer needs to make himself look better (and others worse) to keep their job, to get to the next pay level, to become a manager, etc. This will get worse as the company grows in size. Management is purposefully oblivious to all of this.


    HR is a weak org. Their main job is recruiting. They do very little to make the company culture adhere to the culture doc.


    Management is self-centered and arrogant. They won’t acknowledge real problems until it smacks them in the face. This creates the appearance of a kool-aid environment. Most employees will ignore the issues to get along and reduce friction. The environment will worsen over time.


    Management does not help with career growth.


    No official IC titles other than Senior Software Engineer. This practice is likely followed to reduce turnover so people don't realize that they’re not paid enough money or promoted high enough, as compared to others there. They are deciding your pay based on external info, so they’re probably privately assigning a title to you, anyway. As far as career growth, this becomes an obstacle.


    Many managers are technically deficient and some are just poor managers, regardless of their technical knowledge. Most are mainly people managers.


    Be aware which way the wind is blowing as far as trends within the company. If you have a skill set that might become obsolete in the company or a skill set less valued than the hot new areas, than you can either be fired or your pay will stagnate.


  6. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    culture, people, direction, management, challenges.

    Cons

    growing really fast. increasing volume.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Dubbing Producer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Freedom and responsibility. Great benefits, compensation and colleagues.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

  8. "Little Protection for Production Assistants"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great projects
    - Some great people

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    - have to really try for overtime
    - no support for work related injuries

    Netflix Response

    Oct 26, 2017 – Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and insights into your experience. We'll be sure to communicate your concerns.


  9. "Excellent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment. Excellent/passionate colleagues. Strong company growth

    Cons

    May be too fast paced at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Product Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy and great transparency
    The product is well loved and known

    Cons

    Definitely hierarchy among teams. (certain teams within the company have more say in things by the virtue of where they are in the organization)
    Limited career growth


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