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Competitive Company with Opportunities for The MOST Ambitious

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Netflix full-time for more than a year

Pros

free food, and flexible scheduling is promoted, although in a call center, this schedule flexability is not really existent. Senior and Middle management try their best to be honest and forthcoming.
If you want something you can ask anyone and they can probably get it for you if you work for it.
Believe in promoting from within, and encouraging you.

Cons

truthfully, their open door policy on who's getting fired, or what changes are happening can be somewhat stressful at times. you don't feel a sense of job security. their feedback oriented management style just feels pressure-some.

Netflix is a team. A sports team. an ambitious and cut throat team who will trade you off if they see you're not an asset any longer, rather than encourage you to move cross functionally.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Know yourself, then manage your path accordingly

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

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brilliant co-workers, opportunities to have a direct impact, minimal nit-picking bureaucracy or corporate policies, dynamic energy as the company continually evolves. Company does pretty well as removing doofuses and not hiring jerks. For the saavy employee, you can move into some great opportunities as the company grows and adapts. Upper management is very transparent (even when sometimes they don't make the best call -- e.g. Qwikster).

    Cons

    Dynamic environment does not work for a 'do my work and go home' employee or those who just want to show up and be told what to do. Middle and lower management can be a crap shoot -- seek out a great boss (there's many at Netflix) and avoid the bad ones (unfortunately, Netflix has those too). There is a level of 'playing the game' but not to an extent that I'd say is greater than anywhere else. Corporate philosophy does not emphasize coaching (but does not ban it) -- so you need to seek out your own mentors or strengthen your team (if you're a lead) by figuring out career/skills grown on your own.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company is decline

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    paid well. work long hours without vacation.

    Cons

    The culture is bad. They claim they only hiring superstar, but superstars will not go to the company, the engineer quality is so-so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your culture is not that great. You company just like Enron

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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