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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
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  • "If you're not performing at your best, you could be let go(in 52 reviews)

  • "It’s just a call center with a fancy name(in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (180)

    "How much does a functioning human cost?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    - Paycheck - So many good people - Such a great service - Hope

    Cons

    I have been working for a year at Netflix. I've seen what was supposed to be very mature people, sharing absolutely almost no contact that anyone would qualify as "human". Sure, that sounds hyperbolic, let me develop (and maybe cherry-pick a little). Have you heard about our culture? The one about giving candid feedback? - I have seen people complaining of behavior they literally demonstrated themselves in the...

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    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself those questions

    Netflix2018-09-20
  2. "Storyboard artist"

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    Current Employee - Storyboard Artist in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    I have known it's good and will be better later.

    Cons

    I don't have any idea

    Netflix2019-05-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Netflix full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great culture, clear strategy, effective at execution.

      Cons

      Lack of team cohesion/fun. More growth/opportunities in LA than in Los Gatos.

      Netflix2019-05-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Netflix is not for everybody"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

      I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The best part about Netflix is that they try to pay 20% more than everybody else, so the compensation is good. They are not shy about spending money, so travel is business class, you'll get a new MacBook Pro every year, etc. The people there tend to be very nice, the catered lunch is delicious, and so forth. While there is still a lot of action in Los Gatos building the technology (although arguably it is becoming...

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      Cons

      Netflix has very strange politics, because people's jobs are at the whim of their manager. In other words, if a manager decides that a particular report is no longer a "star," he or she will get a package. So, given that employees are not stupid, there is a lot of kissing up, resulting in a lot of comedy. Netflix believes in "360 feedback," but everybody I know only does that to their peers, and they become very political...

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      Advice to Management

      It's creepy when management sends out letters to their reports that read, "today is X's last day at Netflix and I fired him/her because of...."

      Netflix2019-05-23
    • "Quick review"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Netflix full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great company to work for!

      Cons

      Can’t think of anything really

      Netflix2019-05-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fast-paced and dynamic workplace fueled by amazing culture and a hunger for success."

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      Current Employee - Corporate Escalations Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      There's always something new to learn in the feedback-driven culture.

      Cons

      Often short-staffed. Communication between departments is lacking.

      Netflix2019-05-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Amazing company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Csr1 in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great training and support, plenty of opportunities for growth. Culture is amazing!

      Cons

      Non to speak of. They really cared about making it work for each individuals needs.

      Netflix2019-04-18
    • Helpful (24)

      "Quite a few inconsistencies with the Netflix culture document"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Netflix full-time

      Pros

      1. Little red tape 2. Compensation 3. Freedom with expenses, travel, WFH 4. Communication flows extremely well throughout the organization

      Cons

      1. The feedback I got was only positive. So, I did not experience 'we tell people things to their face' 2. Internally strong leadership is defined as 'have you let anyone go' rather than showing good judgement and making good decisions 3. Managers have no prior experience and lack people skills. 4. In data science, it seems to be about writing papers than having business impact. The system is optimized towards presenting...

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      Advice to Management

      1. Instead of discussing about diversity and inclusion, do something. You do not get people to empathize by talking about but by encouraging community service. 2. I have seen a VP hugging someone during their fairwell and then bad mouthing them in public after they left the organization. Give power to HR to take action against such behavior 3. Training around ethics and integrity is crucial. Managers have a lot of...

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      Netflix2019-03-18
    • "Great company!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The company lives its culture of freedom & responsibility. They also have a really transparent culture.

        Cons

        Nothing much really. Your expected to be an A player which the company is upront about.

        Netflix2019-04-09
      • Helpful (19)

        "Frenzied environment that feels like a cult."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Netflix full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great pay, cool office, great perks. Everything you want is already in the building. Many smart people come through the org but many don’t last long because of the culture.

        Cons

        As a team leader you are immediately tasked with acclimating quickly to a vary “culty” type culture. You need to use the proper vernacular and Netflix language, making sure to give and take hard feedback and that is the currency internally. You will immediately be pressured to apply the “Keeper Test” to evaluate your team and if you don’t let someone go quickly (Like within weeks) you’re likely to be perceived as weak....

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        Advice to Management

        Consider that the culture and some of the habits need to be evaluated and evolved. So much turnover, internal reorganizations and constant feedback loops prevent teams from establishing a strong momentum together.

        Netflix2019-03-28
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