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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 (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Invest time into long term employees.

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  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (3)

    Definitely different

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Genuinely great company, culture, people (seriously GREAT people!)
    - Reed Hastings is pretty awesome
    - They walk the walk in their culture deck

    Overall, I highly recommend this company, with the caveat that the "sports team" culture can be at odds with a good work/life balance. If you're a workaholic, set your boundaries and defend them, otherwise you will drown.

    While the culture *is* different and genuine, keep in mind that (like any other company in the Valley), your experience at this company is mostly dependent on your relationship with your direct manager and the people around you. Personally, I've been happier at far worse companies because I had a better relationship with coworkers and peers.

    Cons

    - The lack of PTO is a two-edged sword. Great that you can take what you need when you need; bad that there's never a good time to take time off. If you have any responsibility and you're taking any significant chunk of time, don't be surprised to find yourself on a working vacation.
    - You will get tired of hearing "That's what Reed wants" and not being given further context. Granted, this might only a problem if you're not a good follower.
    - The "Do it now, fix it later" attitude runs the risk of having things that are "good enough" but not great. The momentum will often keep you building on something "good enough," but not necessarily something of which you're actually proud.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down just a tiny bit and put a little more thought into some of the things you do. The "do it now, fix it later" lends itself to unnecessary sloppiness.

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