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Netflix Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
427 Reviews
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427 Reviews
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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328 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work atmosphere is awesome with lot of freedom and responsibility (in 31 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work. Very little training.

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    Former Employee - IT Dispacher in Los Gatos, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Dispacher in Los Gatos, CA (US)

    I worked at Netflix as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very tech savvy environment. Everyone gets a cell phone when hired including contractors. Lots of technical goodies to play with. Launch day parties were cool. Most people seemed laid back. Unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    Very little training for the job, with minimal direction. I felt like I was just thrown in and expected to swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and support for the employees. More structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 20 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work, on every level

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    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary is good. Pretty much nothing else.

    Cons

    I was constantly fearful for my job and stressed out of my mind every day I came to work. Bosses were willing to lie and cover up their own errors to save their jobs. Lots of cold, heartless managers with no outside interests, no families - nothing but Netflix in their lives. Married people beware - when you interview there, ask about how Netflix feels about the "3 B's" - Babies, Birthdays and Brides (spoiler alert: they don't want to hear anything about them). Although some employees had dogs, so they had that going for them. I got into a disagreement with my manager and was fired soon thereafter. But it was for the best - I had tried to get pregnant for over a year while at Netflix but was so miserable and depressed it never happened. Less than a year after leaving this hellhole my husband and I welcomed a beautiful new baby girl. So this is probably a Pro - thank you Netflix for helping me and my family bring a little 'B' into this world, and thank you for making me realize that there are more things to life than big salaries and delusional arrogance, posturing and self-promotion. Hopefully the rest of your employees will one day see the light.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great summer job.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Netflix full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As much as the customers could be awful sometimes, Netflix really tried to make us happy. The supervisors were very hands on, and always there to help. My team of co-workers were very helpful too. We were always in group chats discussing issues. There were always contests going around, and fresh fruits in the break rooms.

    Cons

    The only con really is that you don't get to choose your hours. You may get stuck with the overnight shift, or working all weekend days. They do pay you more for those hours though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very fast paced ,exciting new technologies, pioneers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No micromanagement
    Get work done - with the Freedom and Responsibility attitude allows flexibility
    Need to be pro-active and self starters and constantly deliver

    Cons

    might be intimidating for anyone not used to working at the fast demanding pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved the transparency and the faith execs had on each one of us - making us feel we belonged

  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Miserable

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Hillsboro, OR (US)

    I worked at Netflix full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Starting wage was decent and the weekly pay (through the temp agency) made budgeting easy.
    Subscription perks were a feature (free discs and streaming, max package).

    Cons

    Being lied to about converting from temp employees to actual Netflix employees, having the conversion scheduled then canceled, not willing to take into account the general unhappiness of the customer and thus terminating good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and follow through on your promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not too bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    pay, seemingly lax supervisors. food karts

    Cons

    All of the survey policies got to be overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat folks better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    One of the best - But can it sustain?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netflix

    Pros

    They treat you like adults.
    There is very less politics.
    If you have the stuff, you will really excel.
    They pay you well.
    They have a Steve Jobs-class CEO.
    They have a fantastic vision- thanks to Reed Hastings.
    You are bound to have world class colleagues.

    Cons

    The most touted culture is changing as the company grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looks like the company is being YAHOO-fied. There is a lot of influx of Yahoo management which is changing the culture quite a bit.

    There is quite a bit of self-aggrandizement in recent times, where there is an army of people hired just for the management to move up the ladder.

    Mr.Reed- it is not only important to be a visionary CEO, but it is important to know what is going on with the management as well. After all, if the culture changes under your carpet, your culture deck will not be admired by people anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, intense environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA (US)

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Really smart, motivated, and reliable team members
    -Great salary
    -You'll learn a lot from the people you work with
    -Fantastic product

    Cons

    -Senior management makes decisions without checking in with the SME's within the company.
    -People get fired much faster without much warning. If you have a good manager, you will be happy to have the people who aren't pulling their weight gone quickly without causing too many problems.
    -It's hard to leave the office during the day, if needed. There is a big focus on face time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Before implementing an idea, check with your highly compensated SME's.
    -Make sure you are listening to and keeping a pulse on your customers.
    -Give employees more trust so that the high performers don't constantly feel like they could be fired for any small mistake. This kind of fear leads to a nervous, management pleasing environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Performance rewarded

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Netflix values encompass traits you would find beneficial with any employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No annual raises, bonuses or performance reviews
    Little opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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