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Updated Jan 21, 2021

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4.2
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
Reed Hastings
819 Ratings
Pros
  • "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)

  • Cons
  • "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 5 years

      Excellent environment for a high performer

      Jan 21, 2021 - Technical Research Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and compensation, a very dynamic and innovative working environment, company culture cannot be beat, healthy work/life balance is a strong focus

      Cons

      Advancement opportunities within the company are fairly limited in the SLC area

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great pay but terrible work/life balance

      Nov 14, 2020 - Artist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - You will have very talented co-workers. There are a ton of incredible artists that are at the top of their fields in every department and on every show - Great pay; well above competitors in the industry - Great opportunities to work on fresh projects

      Cons

      - Terrible work/life balance - Very heavy workload - You will undoubtedly work very, very long hours (including weekends) - Although the pay can be very enticing, I would not recommend this company to other artists because of the aforementioned reasons. There are many other reviews on here citing the same grievances. Most artists seem to burn out pretty fast here. The salaries can be very alluring, but there seems to be very little concern for the health and well being of the artists in a genuine way

      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      n/a

      Dec 2, 2020 - Technical Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stimulating, Supportive, Direct Feedback, Excellent Culture

      Cons

      Challenging to balance and create work life balance.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good culture

      Jan 13, 2021 - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and leadership

      Cons

      None to think of at the moment

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      DO NOT WORK AT THIS COMPANY

      Jun 9, 2020 - Recruiter in Los Gatos, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Given a very high salary with extensive benefits such as unlimited PTO and food.

      Cons

      HORRIBLE management - managers don't want to teach, they just expect you to be great without any coaching or they will "find someone else who will." It is a complete lie when their culture memo preaches that they give employees "feedback" with time to work on their manager's unreasonably high expectations - they do not give you any idea that you are not meeting expectations, just let you go without warning. If you want to ruin your self esteem, confidence, work/life balance for a high salary - this is the place for you.

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      41 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Positive Experience

      Sep 3, 2020 - Senior Counsel in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top of market salary, tech perks like free food and good insurance.

      Cons

      Work life balance can be challenging when everyone is such a high performer and expectations are high.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people.

      Sep 17, 2020 - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone had a good work/life balance.

      Cons

      There really wasn't anything bad about Netflix, it was a little boring.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jan 9, 2020 - Construction Business Manager in Los Gatos, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working there really is better than any other place I have worked. Great benefits, great work/life balance, in an environment where you work with the best of the best. Pay is amazing.

      Cons

      They want you to have good judgement which really means guess exactly how we want you to act and behave and if you don’t you get fired and we’ll send out an email to everybody with why you were fired.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Better than I expected!

      Jul 24, 2019 - Senior Data Scientist in Los Gatos, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Work life balance is excellent, way better than I feared -Pay is amazing, way better than I expected -People are pretty truth-oriented, which is refreshing -Big fan of Reed and the company's strategy

      Cons

      -I can't comment on confidential projects, but we moved in some dumb directions - but happy we eventually learned our lesson and shut them down -It's TV -Unclear growth opportunities, especially now that the tech side of the biz is no longer in hypergrowth

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Senior software engineer

      Jan 13, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perks like free food, unlimited vacations (though a double edged sword really), swag, sometimes exciting projects and some good coworkers.

      Cons

      Too much of hiring and firing. As a result everyone is looking out only for their roles and jobs. A lot of political crap. Esp not good for single income families or H1B visa holders. I've had people cry when they are let go because they don't have any other options. Take the good salary with the risk it gives. You will be let go, it's just a matter of when. Growth opportunities are non-existent and your salary bumps are very subjective. Work life balance is a joke at times but it depends on team and manager. You can't have great work life balance for long since either your manager will be let go or you will be let go for not working harder. Unlimited vacations are good in a good team but if your manager is a micromanager forget about it. It then becomes worse than limited vacations.

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      58 people found this review helpful
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