Netflix
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www.netflix.com Los Gatos, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Netflix Reviews

Updated Apr 04, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Incredible Workplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsLots of interesting work
Lots of opportunity to create new solutions
Lots of incredible people
Lots of money
Lots of other perks
Not political - the best idea wins
If you aren't a great performer or don't have the constitution for honest feedback (people calling you out, not just on your technical skills but also on your emotional immaturity) you'll get fired.

ConsIf you aren't a great performer or don't have the constitution for honest feedback (people calling you out, not just on your technical skills but also on your emotional immaturity) you'll get fired.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing the envelope on Freedom & Responsibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great culture to work for

Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Panama City, FL (US)

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

ProsA company that really cares about their employees, has competitive salaries and excellent benefits. If offered a position I highly suggest you take it.

ConsThere really isn't too much to say on the negative side of things about Netflix. There hasn't been on incidence I can think of that has turned me off about the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Senior Data Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA (US)

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

ProsCulture of freedom and responsibility, brilliant coworkers,

ConsThere are no cons here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Never a lull in the action

Operations Supervisor (Former Employee)
Boise, ID (US)

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

ProsFast paced environment. The company seemed to really appreciate all employees no matter what level they were. Benefits package was set up so that you pocketed some or all of the allotted money set aside for medical, etc. if you did not use it. Too bad all medical insurance is not set up this way...

ConsVery early mornings on certain days, but, that was needed to make shipments arrive to customers quickly. Having to leave early to make labor costs. As a result, a lot of work ended up being left for the salaried manager. DVD rental side shrinking due to streaming.

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate excess supplies and use that extra money for labor.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Netflix

ProsGreat co workers, benefits, and awesome atmosphere. Management is awesome and the job is easy to get the hang of.

ConsCan deal with some angry customers and the job can get kind of repetitive. But overall best place I've worked for.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe good at your job and follow the rules

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Senior Weblogic Architect (Former Employee)
Los Gatos, CA (US)

I worked at Netflix as a contractor for more than a year

ProsNice company to work with NetFlix. No body compete salary in the Bay Area. Good Environment. You will get nice free lunch every day.

ConsNetflix have to improve from Management Side..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Invaluable experience, 1 year working at Netflix = 3 years elsewhere.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Netflix full-time

Pros- Very smart, self-motivated colleagues
- Flat organization
- Fast and constantly innovating
- Clear feedback
- Huge importance put on freedom and responsibility
- Unbeatable vacation policy
- Big impact doing any role
- Ability to be a part of overall business strategy

Cons- Tendency to debate, even on small decisions
- Extreme adherence to testing and data

Advice to Senior ManagementFind more ways for employees to grow

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best place to work for great engineers

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

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

ProsIt's like working for a very well funded startup.
If you're good, this company will boost your career lightyears ahead.
Compensation and perks are just right. No lavish lunches, just good organic food to keep you focused on business. No laundry service. It's not taking over your life.
Very fast growing company. Lots of room to grow and lots of opportunity (if you look).
Visibility - top down, you see everything. There are no secrets in this company. Very helpful if you know how to use this to your advantage.

ConsIf you're not good, you won't survive here.
If you have issues with your people skills, you won't survive here.
If you need hand-holding, someone to constantly point you in the right direction, you'll be directed to the door (while holding your hand).
You'll have to manage your work/life balance. Some people just don't know what 'unlimited vacation' means.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Like living inside an MBA case study

Director (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA (US)

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

ProsManagement is not afraid to experiment and try new things. Rapid development. High trust culture. Inventing the future.

ConsIf you don't like change, ambiguity or are uncomfortable in a place where you get to use your own judgement a lot, it wouldn't be a good fit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced environment that was a great experience.

Customer Service Manager (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

ProsIf you do your homework ahead of time you will know that it is not likely that you will retire from Netflix. If you didn't do it before hand and decided to work for Netflix and were shocked at its fast pace and rapid change then shame on you. The company is exactly what it advertises itself to be.

I completely enjoyed the team I worked with and all of the challenges we faced. It has almost been a year and I can honestly say it was a great experience and I miss the folks I got to work with. Netflix has chosen a unique path in regards to customer service and is willing to take new and or different approaches. It is a rewarding experience to generate an idea and have that idea implemented within the same day. Not everything we tried worked but many of things we utilized did work and were very rewarding in there success. If customer service is your chosen profession you can learn a lot from working with this company and gain insight into what would improve an industry that has chosen a path of mediocrity and failure.

ConsQwikster...that pretty much says it all.

Advice to Senior ManagementI genuinely enjoyed the direct and honest conversations I had with peers, HR, and my boss. This is something unique in my experience and I would hate to see that change. Keep the cereal, fruit, ppt decks, video games, ping pong, and coffee going the reps love that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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