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Does Netflix really pay substantially higher than anywhere else in entertainment? I’m seeing salaries listed here and in shock how low they are compared to Netty. We have ICs at $250k. Managers at $300k-$400k. Directors are $500k+. Does anywhere else come close to comparable? Makes it hard to think about leaving for a better role with such a huge pay cut coming along with it.




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  • "Good pay and being attached to the Netflix name is a big plus.(in 170 reviews)
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  • "great culture and a lot of talent(in 129 reviews)
  • "Netflix is staffed with great people and those that are not so great get terminated.(in 127 reviews)
  • "Culture of freedom and responsibility is taken seriously and results in an productive and mature working environment.(in 92 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Jan 22, 2011
      Engineering Manager
      Current Employee
      Los Gatos, CA
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      * 'Freedom and Responsibility Culture' = Lots of individual control (Read Reed's slide deck) * If you're part of a well-run team, you'll love it - Excellent compensation - Unique stock option program with personal choice for $$$ allocated - Fast-paced environment with lots of challenges - It's the largest streaming movie service in the world and it's just getting better - Extremely open with corporate information sharing (no internal culture of secrecy like Apple) - Incredible execution over the last couple years - the methods can be controversial, but you can't argue with the quarterly/annual results


      * "High Performance Culture" = You can hang yourself easily and get canned (Read Reed's slide deck) * If you join a mis-managed group, you'll be posting a negative review on here soon. :-) - Average benefits programs - Inexperienced managers can mis-apply the "high performance culture" philosophy and lead to the "culture of fear" some people have complained about in certain organizations - Double-standard for performance: VP/C-level staff appear immune from "high performance culture". Reed rocks, but some of the others are average/good, not exceptional.

      1. 5.0
        Feb 13, 2012
        Anonymous Employee
        Current Employee
        Los Gatos, CA
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        Excellent co-workers and leadership. Culture of freedom and responsibility is taken seriously and results in an productive and mature working environment.


        The culture leads to a necessity to communicate. Folks who do not want to communicate honestly will falter. It also critical to take initiative. Those with a lack of initiative will struggle.

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