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Updated 28 January 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "The Best Job of My Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hulu is what a company should be about. You're surrounded by smart, motivated people who are all working together towards the same end goal: building an unparalleled viewer experience with amazing content. That, coupled with a great culture, growth opportunities and autonomy, and you can see why it's a desired company to work for.

    Cons

    Some departments still need to be better about communicating, but these are challenges most companies are faced with.


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Great to work! deeded ceded

    Cons

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, nice people, growing fast"

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, work life balance, organized

    Cons

    Long hours from time to time.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Work Enviorment"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible vacation days (dependent on manager)

    Cons

    leadership, vision, and direction of Hulu


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not work the commitment"

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    Current Employee - UI Developer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - decent pay
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - culture is dead
    - huge bureaucracies
    - micro management
    - no upwards mobility
    - you are just a number to them
    - some discrimination if you don’t fit in. They will judge you on everything even if it does not relate to work
    - work life balance only for leadership
    - trap

    Advice to Management

    - treat your employees with respect


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Getting our ducks in a row and running fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Organized and getting better and better at setting goals and figuring out how to accomplish them quickly.

    Cons

    Leftover junior designers and UX teams from early days who don't know how to scale.

    Ads team feels really separate from the rest of the teams which is strategically ironic.

    Advice to Management

    Get design leadership to commit to process improvements and put their butts on the line.

    The ads product team is somehow not part of the rest of the product team and way too far removed for us to be successful.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Culture is in a nosedive, company is in “maintenance mode”"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulu full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays close to market as far as tech companies in LA are concerned

    Lots of talented and smart people hired to ship great products

    Reasonably solid product, access to a lot of content, content producers and consumer data

    Cons

    Product is an also-ran in the marketplace

    Very little to follow Handmaid’s Tale in terms of hitworthy shows

    Hemhorraging talent hired under the old CEO due to newer “media company style” management under new leadership.

    Lack of focus on operations and collaboration have led to siloed teams and adversarial relationships. Generally very difficult to orchestrate big initiatives across the company.

    Series of bad new hires have changed the vibe from what once felt like a tech company to more like the casting call for an Ariana Grande video. Needless to say, not the smartest bunch.

    Disney acquisition and “what’s next” have put the product roadmap on hold effectively. Everyone is afraid of eventual downsizing and reconciliation but nobody is speaking about it.

    Expectations are set that you will work long hours on-site.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about the changes ahead.

    Do right by the people who have gotten Hulu this far.

    Invest in team members and leaders who can build and scale beyond 1000 people.

    Get rid of toxic or useless staff.

    Make meaningful changes in diversity hiring.

    Start a returnship program for people who need to re enter the workforce.

    Stop giving lip service to programs like HuluCares but then not taking any action.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Stocked kitchen, health benefits, 401k, pto.

    Cons

    Hipster culture, no one over 30. Feels more like a startup with modern decor from the 90's. Annoying social functions, maybe anti socialets don't want to mingle and just want to put in their 8 hours and go home to their family. Company employes mostly whites and nerdy asians. Mostly brads, logans and kristens from the midwest who are here because the big city is so amazing. Or recent grads from ucla who are supper geeky.

    Advice to Management

    How about a little diversity, not just clean cut white guys and blondes, or asians. Also you should hire people over 40, and not age discriminate. Stop with the annoying office social functions it's pretty lame.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to be a Hulugan!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment!
    This is a place that truly cares about its Hulu Subscribers and places that importance on all Hulugans.

    Cons

    San Antonio being a newer office still has room to grow. However, management does stay true to pursuing better ways and is constantly looking for ways to improve matters for all employees.


  10. "A very nice and relaxed environment"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hulu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People were down to earth and nice.

    Cons

    Location is less than ideal