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Netflix Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Work, Lots of Turn Over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Unlimited Time Off
    Company has is very upfront and honest on where you stand/overall performance
    Decent Pay
    Not a lot of Micromanagement - You Own it!

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn over. Feels like if you have been here for more than 2 years, it's a long time. People worry all the time if they are next to get cut.

    You are given so much work and responsibility it's difficult to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    You are given the freedom to do your job and you work with some of the smartest people you may ever work with.

    Cons

    It is a high performance culture. And it is not for everyone, some people don't thrive in such an environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open and honest with your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, no growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very smart, flat structure, incredibly strong leadership

    Cons

    no professional growth, a bit political

    Advice to Management

    promote from within


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  5. "Dynamic with High Expectations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to constant improvement based on customer and employee feedback. Good Salary. Great co-workers. High expecations encourage your best. Fun

    Cons

    No accrued paid time off for hourly employees which makes it difficult to take a vacation or call in sick.

    Advice to Management

    Continue striving to be the best and encouraging that throughout your company while remembering to also take care of people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A workplace where top performance is rewarded with opportunities for advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement are based on ability and measured performance standards. Solid pay for this field. Benefits from date of hire. Frequent feedback on job performance. Duration of employment has no bearing on advancement opportunities, contributing to motivated individuals.

    Cons

    Minimal schedule flexibility. Changes to scheduling and time-off occur infrequently. Calibration of performance standards is always in flux. Duration of employment has little to no bearing on advancement opportunities, contributing to some frustration for long-term average performers.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to continue to carefully consider performance standards and increase the transparency of this calibration process. Audit energy usage as a company and worksite! Recent reductions in benefits could be regained by reducing electricity use through simple, no-cost, adjustments to systems that are already in place.


  7. "Tough to meet expectations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, easy going enviornment. Free mac and cheese!

    Cons

    Anybody can give you bad survey. Even if not companys fault

    Advice to Management

    Separate peoples problems with own finances with problems from the service


  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you are dedicated to working hard and striving for excellence Netflix may be for you!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the main reasons I enjoy working for Netflix is that hard work and dedication are recognized and encouraged. I have always been self-motivated and dedicated to doing the best job possible. With previous employers, this has gone unnoticed and politics got in the way of career advancement.This is not the case with Netflix.

    Cons

    You cannot come to work and have a "lazy day. You must be willing to give it your all each and every day. I personally don't feel that this is much of a con. However, there are days where there is not enough time in the day to get everything you wanted accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for excellence as this is truly the only way to drive continued growth within the organization.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place if you are a great employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Netflix is such an amazing company with clear goals and values. Everything is upfront from day one. I can understand many of the negative reviews and that is becasue it is not for everyone. Netflix is staffed with great people and those that are not so great get terminated. Since they hire the best and pay well they are paying you to be the best.

    The entire company is very open with communication and treats you like the responsible adult you should be. You will know where you stand at all times and what you need to work on.

    Freedom and responsibility is self governing, there is no one looking over your shoulder making sure you are doing your job or tracking how many days off you take. If you get the job done and do it well, you are fine and don't need to worry.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to always be at peak performance. If you think you're great and you strive to be the best in everything you do, I would highly recommend working here because you have the opportunity to have a huge impact on the business. If you are just looking for a job that you can secure and coast this is not the place.

    Advice to Management

    I have always been extremely impressed with how smart yet down to earth the management is. I think the company is in excellent hands and is on the path to a very bright future.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "High performance company that does what it says it does"

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

    Pros

    Quality and engagement of coworkers at all levels - no dead wieght
    Transparency and consistency of communication
    Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Turnover / lack of job security / limited opportunity for advancement
    Netflix hires very specifically for each position. They don't want folks to move around within the company trying out different departments - they'd rather hire experts in each area. If the business changes and your role is no longer necessary, you'll leave - they won't try to slot you into something else where you're not the perfect fit, even if you've been there forever and everyone thinks you're great. They don't want to hire an Analyst and see if they can grow into a Manager role - if the role calls for a Manager, they'll hire one in the first place.

    This is different and a little more stressful than other non-tech companies I've worked for. But the company is completely upfront about these policies to begin with - there are no surprises. Work hard and enjoy your perfectly qualified and committed coworkers, but keep your resume up to date.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate that as the company grows, reorganizes, starts new projects, retires old ones the culture and employee relations stays as advertised.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Keep up the good work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for families and web

    Cons

    Too much focus on internal politics - especially in HR where heresay and "Patty's List" dictate who gets promoted or fired

    Advice to Management

    Focus on beating Redbox.


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