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Netflix Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2019

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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 (224)

    "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. Helpful (60)

    "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 3 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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the culture and the people"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor 

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Great pay Amazing people Culture and Values were everything and made this a safe environment for all

    Cons

    None honestly come to my mind

    Netflix2019-07-29
  4. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    While individual management varied, overall the experience was a positive one.

    Cons

    Some management and HR personnel clearly did not support all staff.

    Netflix2019-08-02
  5. "Better than I expected!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Work life balance is excellent, way better than I feared -Pay is amazing, way better than I expected -People are pretty truth-oriented, which is refreshing -Big fan of Reed and the company's strategy

    Cons

    -I can't comment on confidential projects, but we moved in some dumb directions - but happy we eventually learned our lesson and shut them down -It's TV -Unclear growth opportunities, especially now that the tech side of the biz is no longer in hypergrowth

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making customers happy. And stay focused on that.

    Netflix2019-07-25
  6. "interesting experience"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Amsterdam

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team, proper pay, good name to have on a CV

    Cons

    Often understaffed, scheduling was pretty messy

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, give your employees more opportunities to grow

    Netflix2019-08-07
  7. "strong culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    strong on freedom and responsibility. but requires a big commitment in return.

    Cons

    being on call on a regular basis and a high stress environment.

    Netflix2019-07-24
  8. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer 

    I worked at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    - Smart people - Great leadership - Great overall

    Cons

    nothing to say here at all

    Netflix2019-07-19
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Beautiful On Paper, the Reality???"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The most generous perks and benefits; you have EVERYTHING you need to do your job and WORK WORK WORK to the bone...

    Cons

    Cult-like environment, Poser Colleagues, and "Work Like a Dog" mentality

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to write this review, I haven't been with the company long - yeah they're all pretty nice and have wide and deep pockets - thanks for that and nothing really to complain about there...it's just kinda "eh ok thanks for the dough" ...but I've been here such a short time and already want to quit despite all the fabulous perks...at the end of the day, you can pay as much as you want, but it's about what really matters...

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    Netflix2019-07-22
  10. "Good community, unclear career path"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Netflix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good health insurance, positive community.

    Cons

    Low pay, no real movement within company for lower end employees.

    Netflix2019-07-10
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