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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I worked at Netflix full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- top of market base salary
- 4 DVD out plan is free
- do not penny pinch on equipment, get whatever you want.

Cons

- freedom and responsbility is their mantra when you're hired, but it is not practiced by new managers.
- people get fired all the time for disagreeing or questioning management on anything.
- On some teams(mine, not all) there was no collaboration in design between managers and programmers. The managers designed it and the only freedom the programmers had was to develop it exactly in that manner. If you disagreed with the design, you guessed it: your fired.
- even star performers routinely get the axe. Others remaining are understandably nervous about their jobs.
- so called stock plan makes no sense at all. Only plan I've ever heard of where an employee has to risk his own money to participate.
- benefits are awful if you have a family. It cost me $800/month to have medical and dental for the family of 4. If your single, your completely covered.
- no vacation paid when you leave. This is also a plus in a way though. Netflix does not track vacation time at all. If you take too much though, you will get fired without warning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- take off that powerpoint presentation from jobs.netflix.com about the Netflix culture. It no longer applies. Netflix has turned into the mature company that is envisioned in the slide deck. Star performers no longer want to work there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Really great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA (US)

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    The company has a really good philosophy about not imposing burdensome processes and rules. It also treats people as adults and assumes everyone knows the best way to get their job done. They are very good at communicating the current thinking of upper management and the current plan and focus, and how they see the future. Compensation is very good.

    Cons

    There can be a high turnover. People are let go frequently. Can be a bit intense.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Work-Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

    -Market based pay
    -Lots of chances for advancement within the company
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    Cons

    -No work-life balance
    -Lack of respect for associates
    -Performance based company which relies heavily on what have you done for me recently
    -Management lacks respect for operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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