Netflix Employee Reviews about "freedom and responsibility"

Updated Jan 8, 2021

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  • "The freedom and responsibility culture in practice allows you the space to do your best work(in 68 reviews)

  • "Remote working, good pay, friendly staff(in 47 reviews)

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  • "People are let go constantly if they're not performing(in 58 reviews)

  • "I struggled with work/life balance(in 37 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place To Work For Engineers

      Jan 8, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
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      Pros

      - Interesting engineering work - Good internal infrastructure - Good culture for people who love to build and deliver results. - No hierarchy among engineers. Each engineer is expected and trusted to deliver their projects without supervision. - Freedom and responsibility - Opportunity to participate in opensource, conferences, and write blog posts.

      Cons

      No significant con worth mentioning here.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      I wouldn't want to work anywhere else. Best company ever!

      Jun 17, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
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      Pros

      Amazing leadership from the top down. Freedom and Responsibility. No micromanagement - There's general trust between managers and employees. Just get to focus on doing great work. Company culture really lived and breathed. Focus on feedback - it is truly a gift. Feedback comes from a good place and people want to see others succeed. Proactive and compassionate response to global/national issues i.e. COVID-19, LGBTQ, and Black Lives Matter Being able to work with stunning colleagues who are the best of the best in the industry!

      Cons

      I have none. I wouldn't want to ever be at another company unless I started my own. Netflix is home to me.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent Job With a Few Downsides

      Dec 17, 2019 - Technical Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits are great. Excellent Coworkers The Job training course is excellent Great place to gain skills preparing for more advanced IT jobs Flexible Scheduling and tons of Vacation Time Fantastic Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

      Cons

      Things change very quickly and you have to be able to adapt quickly. They fire people frequently. Most of the management team has been let go meaning they're extremely understaffed. The work itself is difficult and always changing so it can be a bit overwhelming.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Mar 5, 2020 - Talent Coordinator in Los Gatos, CA
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      Pros

      Freedom and responsibility made for a relaxed environment

      Cons

      It's a very high performing environment

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work

      Apr 24, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Benefits Salary Flat hierarchy for ICs Freedom and responsibility

      Cons

      Highly demanding and competitive A lot of firing

      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Jan 15, 2020 - Director in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      transparency, freedom and responsibility, trust

      Cons

      Type A people often have a hard time relaxing, so need to work on that more.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Competitive salaries to compensate for a toxic culture

      Dec 30, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
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      Pros

      * Competitive salaries * "Freedom and Responsibility" - access to pretty much all data/applications internally which eliminates barriers and promotes transparency

      Cons

      * Sexist and racist hiring practices * Only interviewed women in my final year there and this wasn't just my experience. This topic was broadly discussed in a room of 20+ engineers with HR present * Heard instances were management told staff to "lower the bar" to allow for more women to be hired * Managements role seemed to be centered around creating chaos * Layoffs were regular, often without warning * Reorged fives times in two years * As an engineer there is not much growth potential outside earning more money or switching tracks to become a manager

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      38 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good working environment

      Nov 14, 2019 - Manager, Physical Production in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great benefits Freedom and responsibility Great colleagues

      Cons

      Highly demanding and competitive Long hours and crazy schedules

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work at Netflix was good

      Dec 16, 2019 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great benefits smart colleagues freedom and responsibility

      Cons

      highly demanding long hours and wack schedules

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Culture changing

      Feb 22, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Direct feedback, innovative, freedom and responsibility

      Cons

      Not adhering to the culture as it grows. No loyalties to strong people if a reorg puts them out. Needs more global acumen.

      1 person found this review helpful
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