Netflix Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
415 Reviews
3.6
415 Reviews
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Netflix Founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work atmosphere is awesome with lot of freedom and responsibility (in 30 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, great pay, work-life balance struggle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Netflix full-time

    Pros

    Great people, full of intelligent hard-workers and top performers. You'll have exceptional coworkers. The company is extremely transparent in every way so you'll always know where you stand.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is sometimes hard to manage. They expect top performance from everyone, which can take a toll on home life. No vacation policy, yet hard to find a time to take a vacation due to how much work you have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incredible Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the envelope on Freedom & Responsibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent wages lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Too much turnover. Can be hard to get away from work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Gatos, CA (US)

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, less politics, freedom to use resources

    Cons

    Lunches are not good. Only one performance review per year for a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are very open on the information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great culture to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Panama City, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Panama City, FL (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never a lull in the action

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Boise, ID (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast 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...

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate excess supplies and use that extra money for labor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Netflix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture of freedom and responsibility, brilliant coworkers,

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Different Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Content Team in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Content Team in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with highly intelligent individuals, free lunches, snacks sodas. your peers are great people that you will enjoy spending time around. On the peer level it is a very welcoming atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work Life balance is horrible, no room to grow or it takes 8+ years. Extremely high turn over whether it be employees leaving or arbitrary 'Lay Offs'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - it would be a waste of breath. Management, gets their orders from way above your level. It's a very, very large corporation where advice or ideas aren't welcomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience, difficult job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    -Decent employee benefits
    -Fellow employees are great
    -Not too much direct oversight/too many meetings
    -Training was excellent and engaging

    Cons

    Performance metrics seem reasonable at first, but it's nearly impossible to meet some of them. For example, one of your metrics is the percentage of "No" answers you get from the survey at the end of the call asking customers if they were satisfied, but this system is relatively flawed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a bit more breathing room, and you'll have a much happier workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dynamic is not always a good thing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disposition Representative in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Disposition Representative in Hillsboro, OR (US)

    I worked at Netflix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Company is very motivated to make improvements and will not hesitate to try any path towards innovation. Therefore, things are constantly changing and providing a challenge.
    -Decent wages and benefits.
    -Flexible schedules

    Cons

    -Since company readily implements improvements, and not all initiatives are successful, there is a great deal of back tracking and job ambiguity.
    -Very fickle in requirements and needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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