Netflix Reviews in United States | Glassdoor

Netflix US Reviews

44 reviews

Filter

Filter

United States

44 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Netflix is an amazing, high performance place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Automation in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Automation in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects, high performance culture, incredible people to work with

    Cons

    Netflix is not for someone looking for job security...

    Advice to Management

    Consider marketing Netflix's value proposition in these poor economic times: "For less than the cost of two tickets to the movie theater, watch Netflix DVD's all month!"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Security in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Security in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom and responsibility; and the company does not sweat the small stuff. The company is forward thinking. The salary ranges are at the top of the market scale. There is a no leave policy meaning that what vacation you want as long as your work is complete. Generally most department become amazed at the accomplishments of the other departments work. The CEO is inspirational when he speaks and his actions are those of a true leader.

    Cons

    I have not found a downside

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication coming, you are doing a great job.

  3. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovation, intelligent people, incredible brand, incredible business model

    Cons

    Don't think about working for Netflix if a high risk/reward model is not for you

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing


  4. "Enjoy risk taking? This is or isn't the company for you!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, dynamic, not afraid to try something different to make the company better. That means not everything is a win, but the company is honest about what hasn't worked out and doesn't hold on because of ego or prior investment.

    Cons

    Jarring environment for traditionalists or those who have grown accustomed to political systems.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the pace alive and fluid


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Honestly well-run business"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company run by capable founder/CEO with clear and executable vision for transforming the entertainment content market. Progressive company culture.

    Cons

    It doesn't have the fancy cafeterias, gym facilities and holiday parties of some bigger companies. So if that's important to you, look elsewhere :-).

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Netflix builds careers and character."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Don't Know Yet in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Don't Know Yet in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Netflix is a household name and is loved by its customers. From a professional standpoint, it is a company that encourages high performance, autonomy and effectiveness. Every employee at Netflix puts the company before himself/herself and is encouraged to voice his or her opinion. Our CEO, Reed Hastings, happens to be one of the most brilliant and innovative leaders of the industry and he always has an open door policy to his employees.

    Cons

    It is extremely focused on the culture of its people. This is not exactly a downside but to certain individuals who are used to a structured corporate environment, this may not be the right place for them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to disseminate information to your subordinates and always try to deliver positive reinforcement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Reed is a strong leader with a vision, and has gathered great people to help him make the vision real."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You should consider working at Netflix if you like to work with passionate and smart people in an environment almost devoid of politics.
    At Netflix, many decisions are data-driven. Collecting data to be able to be smart about the business is so ingrained into the culture and so obviously right that, after a while, one is amazed when friends or business partners in other companies tell you that it's not how it works in their world.
    There is a great sense of mutual respect among the people who work there.
    Things do change fast, and that can be a bit disconcerting if you don't like the thrill :-). On the other hand, hard, but necessary decisions are made promptly.
    If you're at a stage of your life where you want or must take it easy for a while, Netflix is not for you. The pace here does not allow for slacking, and you'll either stand out like a sore thumb, or you're pulled into the race.

    Cons

    You will be spoiled by all the common sense that wafts through the hallways.
    Netflix is probably not right for you if you're looking for a big title (e.g. "architect"). The organization is very flat, and there are not a lot of traditional career growth opportunities. However, you will grow personally and professionally even if your title stays the same for years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I have worked for in my 25 year career."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, UI Engineering in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director, UI Engineering in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am treated like an adult. The work is exciting. The management is top notch. The pay is great. It is a "getting things done" type of company. Home/work balance is excellent. We keep process to a minimum and encourage innovation. Best company I have worked for (25 year career). Loved by customers with a highly rated user experience that is tested by rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis.

    Cons

    If you want a greenfield experience or the open-endedness of a start up then Netflix is not for you. Netflix is relentless on culling stuff that does not fit in the major focus. Some people might find that constraining (the rationale is focused on what works best for users). It is a high-performance culture so if you aren't a high performer you won't like it.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for modeling the way to run a company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Netflix is a great place for star performers to shine"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Netflix is a great place for highly talented people to work. Time and time again I am impressed by the capability of my colleagues and our ability to work together as a team. The company also has a very clear strategy and is very focused on executing that strategy, which is great because we don't have a lot of ancillary distractions.

    Cons

    If you are not a high performer, you will not last long at Netflix. The company is not afraid to fire people and it happens on a routine basis.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should keep going down their current path. They are doing a great job, especially on the strategy of building out the streaming service - the results have been impressive to date but there is a long way to go.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Netflix is a great place for hard working, talented people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Content in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Content in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From the top down, my collegues at Netflix are the among the most talented individuals in their class of trade. There is not a set vacation policy other than "take it when you need it". Maybe the best reason of all is the communication. Management goes to great lengths to make sure that everyone in the organization has a full understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the business, as well as the strategic vision that the company is executing against.

    Cons

    In an effort to keep the best person in every position, turnover is somewhat high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find new ways to empower employees at all levels. The smallest vote of confidence from the top is will continue to be paid back in hard work and loyalty.


Showing 44 of 693 reviews
Reset Filters