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Netflix Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.2 394 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

(306 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freedom and Responsibility" is their guiding phrase here and it is true(in 29 reviews)

  • Good Pay & Fact paced work environment(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Netflix makes no secret about it's high performance culture, which results in a very high turnover(in 18 reviews)

  • IT IS LITERALLY TRUE THAT IT IS CULTURE OF FEAR, no matter how talented you are(in 17 reviews)

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    Stay away. Too many great people are arbitrarily let go, with no warning or cause. Zero stability. Fear culture.

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

    ProsPay, free lunch. Some awesome people.

    ConsJerks, underachievers, people who have risen to upper management who don't have talent. Boring. Not innovative. No vacation policy means it's abused by people at the top and people at the bottom are too scared. HR is corrupt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying so much about yourself, try to make a great product. Stop wasting so much money, it's disgusting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supervisor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay and employees
    Fun work environment
    Progressive product
    Excellent work/life balance

    ConsNo annual raises, bonuses or performance reviews
    Little opportunity for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Performance rewarded

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

    ProsNetflix has created a very competitive culture that promotes and drives innovation.

    ConsHaving a very competitive work environment can get into the way of a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Netflix values encompass traits you would find beneficial with any employee.

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

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Just Doesn't Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy to use in general

    ConsStreaming freezes every five seconds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix streaming.

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    Great team, great perks, great pay

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR (US)

    ProsGreat health coverage, great hours, great team building, great leadership

    ConsAnnoying as hell customers who don't know a thing about the technology they purchase

    Advice to Senior ManagementChat and email inquires please

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

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    Empowering place to work - Little bureaucracy for size

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

    ProsCompany culture strives to minimize process in favor of trusting employees and giving them room to run. This results in an organization powered by experienced self-starters who are incredible people to learn from. It provides the maturity of a larger company with talented people, while still enabling considerable creative freedom. (Applies to Los Gatos HQ)

    ConsCoordination can sometimes be weak due to "loosely coupled" culture. It is very easy to get out of sync on goals and expectations with teammates and managers unless one is very vigilant and communicates well. Most managers try to adhere to the culture, but each deviates in their own idiosyncratic way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStronger cross-function consistency as regards to commitment to culture would be ideal. Product, Content, Marketing, and Finance have all substantially deviated in their own ways.

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

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    Sr. Software Engineer in Test

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou will be working with the most talented ppl around.

    ConsLittle bit politics in some teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place with high rewards and risks

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

    ProsGenerous Compensation.
    High productivity enivronment, you can feel sense of accomplishment.

    ConsCulture of Fear.
    There is no second warning. But you are let go.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazingly, entertaining

    Floor Support (Current Employee) Portland, OR (US)

    ProsBenefits are great, stock options, 401k, and they pay a decent wage for a call center.

    ConsThe call volume can be very high at times and not allow much time for breathing between calls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job.. People were very nice

    CSR-1 (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsLearned a lot about myself and picked up great skills to use. Pay wasn't bad either

    ConsPay wasn't great either. Really numbers driven. Limited advacement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you really care about the customer experience, it doesn't show.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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