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Netflix Reviews

Updated Jun 03, 2014
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3.2 394 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

(306 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freedom and Responsibility" is their guiding phrase here and it is true(in 29 reviews)

  • Good Pay & Fact paced work environment(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Netflix makes no secret about it's high performance culture, which results in a very high turnover(in 18 reviews)

  • IT IS LITERALLY TRUE THAT IT IS CULTURE OF FEAR, no matter how talented you are(in 17 reviews)

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    Performance rewarded

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Los Gatos, CA (US)

    ProsNetflix has created a very competitive culture that promotes and drives innovation.

    ConsHaving a very competitive work environment can get into the way of a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Netflix values encompass traits you would find beneficial with any employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best - But can it sustain?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey treat you like adults.
    There is very less politics.
    If you have the stuff, you will really excel.
    They pay you well.
    They have a Steve Jobs-class CEO.
    They have a fantastic vision- thanks to Reed Hastings.
    You are bound to have world class colleagues.

    ConsThe most touted culture is changing as the company grows.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLooks like the company is being YAHOO-fied. There is a lot of influx of Yahoo management which is changing the culture quite a bit.

    There is quite a bit of self-aggrandizement in recent times, where there is an army of people hired just for the management to move up the ladder.

    Mr.Reed- it is not only important to be a visionary CEO, but it is important to know what is going on with the management as well. After all, if the culture changes under your carpet, your culture deck will not be admired by people anymore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazingly, entertaining

    Floor Support (Current Employee) Portland, OR (US)

    ProsBenefits are great, stock options, 401k, and they pay a decent wage for a call center.

    ConsThe call volume can be very high at times and not allow much time for breathing between calls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior Data Engineer (Current Employee) Los Gatos, CA (US)

    ProsCulture of freedom and responsibility, brilliant coworkers,

    ConsThere are no cons here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible Workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsLots of interesting work
    Lots of opportunity to create new solutions
    Lots of incredible people
    Lots of money
    Lots of other perks
    Not political - the best idea wins
    If you aren't a great performer or don't have the constitution for honest feedback (people calling you out, not just on your technical skills but also on your emotional immaturity) you'll get fired.

    ConsIf you aren't a great performer or don't have the constitution for honest feedback (people calling you out, not just on your technical skills but also on your emotional immaturity) you'll get fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing the envelope on Freedom & Responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great culture to work for

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Panama City, FL (US)

    ProsA company that really cares about their employees, has competitive salaries and excellent benefits. If offered a position I highly suggest you take it.

    ConsThere really isn't too much to say on the negative side of things about Netflix. There hasn't been on incidence I can think of that has turned me off about the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Never a lull in the action

    Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) Boise, ID (US)

    ProsFast paced environment. The company seemed to really appreciate all employees no matter what level they were. Benefits package was set up so that you pocketed some or all of the allotted money set aside for medical, etc. if you did not use it. Too bad all medical insurance is not set up this way...

    ConsVery early mornings on certain days, but, that was needed to make shipments arrive to customers quickly. Having to leave early to make labor costs. As a result, a lot of work ended up being left for the salaried manager. DVD rental side shrinking due to streaming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate excess supplies and use that extra money for labor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Awesome place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat co workers, benefits, and awesome atmosphere. Management is awesome and the job is easy to get the hang of.

    ConsCan deal with some angry customers and the job can get kind of repetitive. But overall best place I've worked for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe good at your job and follow the rules

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    Sr. Weblogic Architect

    Senior Weblogic Architect (Former Employee) Los Gatos, CA (US)

    ProsNice company to work with NetFlix. No body compete salary in the Bay Area. Good Environment. You will get nice free lunch every day.

    ConsNetflix have to improve from Management Side..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Invaluable experience, 1 year working at Netflix = 3 years elsewhere.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Very smart, self-motivated colleagues
    - Flat organization
    - Fast and constantly innovating
    - Clear feedback
    - Huge importance put on freedom and responsibility
    - Unbeatable vacation policy
    - Big impact doing any role
    - Ability to be a part of overall business strategy

    Cons- Tendency to debate, even on small decisions
    - Extreme adherence to testing and data

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind more ways for employees to grow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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