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Netflix Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Freedom & Responsibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    The best company I've ever worked at. Read the culture deck - every word of it is true and actively practiced.

    Cons

    None. Workload can be a bit intense at times but that's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    As we expand internationally, make sure that we maintain our culture and values


  2. "website"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web UI Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web UI Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    share knowledge with smart people from the world.

    Cons

    Sometimes exhausting long works at company


  3. Helpful (5)

    "LOVE IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Distribution Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Content Distribution Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture makes every day a superior work experience. I have stellar colleagues and interesting challenges every day. I look forward to coming to work every day.

    Cons

    High performance is expected at all times which is not challenging by itself, but it can wear you down if you don't handle stress well.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Culture of High Performance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    What makes this location great is that the culture of high performance really helps you to grow, excel, learn and develop at a high level. While it can feel demanding at times, this actually has helped me to grow, offering many opportunities for growth that apply to any type of job I may want in the future.

    Cons

    As stated above, the job is high performance. Which means that the jobs here may not be the right fit for everyone. But for the right person, it's a great place.


  6. "Great Company Culture"

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

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great culture. Check out the Netflix Culture Deck at www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-1798664. They practice what they preach with "Context, not control", "Freedom and responsibility", and hiring fast/firing fast.

    Cons

    For folks looking for a "safe" company with which to work, Netflix is not your place (nor does it want to be). Benefits are great (including a lucrative stock purchase plan), but like pro-athletes, you can't think of Netflix as a cradle-to-grave company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking risks and keep hiring the best!


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Company is maturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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 (2)

    "No more love for NF"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Starbucks and snacks. Free Netflix

    Cons

    Everyone starts at the same hourly pay even if you have experience. The management says they are big on feedback but they will use it against you. Netflix manages on a "do as I say not as I do" philosophy. Managers are the only ones allowed cell phones and pens, employees are not. Training doesn't prepare you for the actual job. I was a Netflix customer from day one which is why I wanted to work for them and after being an employee I wouldn't recommend them as a employer or as a customer. Will leave as soon as another job is secured.

    Advice to Management

    Pre screen employees better so you can treat the employees like adults rather than toddlers who can't be trusted. Stop hiring TSR's based on seniority but on skill.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job pays well, some peers are brilliant, talented, and fantastic to work with. There is quite a bit of autonomy and the freedom to develop your teams as you see fit.

    Cons

    NetflixCS is young and the leadership team is not open to new ideas. Management quickly shifts its priorities and it does not seem there is a clear direction for where the company is heading.

    Advice to Management

    Stop killing the passion of your employees by shutting them down and find ways engage that passion into a specific direction aligned with the priorities of the company. Have a direction and coach and develop your talent.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    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

    Pros

    Superior technology, talented people, awesome perks

    Cons

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "good company - great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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