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Bright people who are fun to work with in very high-performance culture

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Former Employee - Vice President  in  Los Gatos, CA (US)
Former Employee - Vice President in Los Gatos, CA (US)

I worked at Netflix full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Walk the walk consistent with the well-articulated culture.
Very focused.
Clear, well-articulated strategy with very good execution against it.
Very transparent, both internally and externally.

Cons

A bit of a culture of fear articulated as "the sniper in the building" as some new hires and long-time employees are either bad fit or fail to grow, and are subsequently let go. Culture emphasizes experimentation, which includes needed organizational experiments, and this type of experimentation also reinforces the fear. Again, most of this well-articulated in culture deck, so no surprise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep hiring and growing stars across all areas of the company.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, fast, with lots of attrition.

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

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

    Pros

    Bleeding edge tech company, with great product.

    Cons

    Management cares more about metrics than your work/life balance. The buck always get's passed downhill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time into long term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Libertarian leadership style at the top offers challenges and rewards.

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    Former Employee - Director of Content  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Content in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Netflix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Netflix's commitment to attracting highly-motivated, creative thinkers throughout the organization means clever solutions and great ideas can come from anywhere at anytime.

    Cons

    There is a certain pressure to perform that comes from the level of freedom granted that results in a percieved sink or swim mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I left, there was very little reward or recognition given to managers who mentored or successfully developed staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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