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Updated 12 December 2018
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  • "One of the main reasons I left Hulu was meaningless fire drills that completely destroyed any semblance of work life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Just a few growing pains but its also exciting to help have such an impact" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "The Best Job of My Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Getting our ducks in a row and running fast"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to be a Hulugan!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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


  5. "Viewer Experience Advocate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Viewer Experience Advocate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Viewer Experience Advocate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits after your first 3 months of being Contract to hire-

    Bonuses every 3 months (if you're not on a written)
    Good Starting pay ($13.50)
    Free Hulu with all the add-ons
    Free Coffee, cold brew, hot cocoa, espresso, cappuccino. Free Condiments like Ranch, mayo, Ketchup, mustard. Free different types gallons of Milk.
    $10 every week for snacks
    Sit and Stand-up desk
    Cigna Health Insurance/401k match etc
    $440 for Fitness equipment/ wellness
    You can eat at your desk
    Great culture

    Cons

    Very strict Attendance Policy
    Only 3 days of Sick Pay for you to use through the year
    Open 24/7
    It's hard to get the schedule you want that fits best for you and your family
    Calls can be stressful ...........................................
    It's hard to get a day off.
    Job comes first than family- If you have children, they wont work around your schedule UNLESS you're in school.
    Shift Bids

    Advice to Management

    Please be nice.


  6. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and Benefits for all Hulugans

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Hulu.


  7. "Digital Supply Chain Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hulu full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with great staff

    Cons

    No immediate cons come to mind

  8. "Great company, culture and product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company culture and team that really cares about the products that they ship

    Cons

    Ownership structure is sometimes helpful, but can also lead to challenging situations.


  9. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hulu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay
    Some free simple snacks and drinks

    Cons

    No clear intern plan
    Messy code and poor code management
    Not treat intern as an employee but more like a machine
    Unclear goal for internship


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Going to the dogs due to degrading culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paycheck
    Decent workplace environment
    Decent benefits
    Long term Incentives
    Great product that has a great value proposition in spite of Netflix

    Cons

    Fire drills
    Pathetic condition of internal data in the org
    Management have the habit of snubbing employees
    Pulse survey etc are total joke
    Massive turn over rates
    Blatant favoritism
    Given 3-4 owners no one is clear of where things are headed ever

    One of the main reasons I left Hulu was meaningless fire drills that completely destroyed any semblance of work life balance

    Every work related deliverable has come at a massive personal cost to me be it missing my wife's graduation or missing my children's concert. Be ready to wash off your personal life should you choose to work here.

    Every other day some massive data issue pops up and everything gets reworked. Yet you are expected to deliver against accelerated timelines. Leadership is absolutely soulless sociopaths on this front. There are people camping in the office for dozens of weekends at a stretch. No one seems to give athought around how stressful it is. What sacrifices the employee is making.

    Directors and above have their own sets of little stooges. The favoritism is open and visible. If you are not the favorite stooge and you dare to come with a new idea you are openly mocked and railroaded by the so called leaders. Needless to say only the stooges get promoted. Everyone else is the also-rans.

    Leadership pretends to care by doing a bunch of meaningless pulse surveys with bizarre question patterns. Then they self grade themselves and "make themselves look great again" yet year over year there is massive levels of employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hulu is great inspite of these trash because Hulu is a great product and proposition in itself. Look yourself in the mirror and have the guts and spine to talk to every employee who is leaving. Please don't choose to remain deaf. Don't encourage favoritism across teams