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41 English questions out of 41

October 20, 2020

What is health insurance like at Netflix?

Pros

Great pay, used to have great health benefits

Cons

Very political, if you don’t agree, you get ousted very quickly

Great pay, used to have great health benefits

October 20, 2020

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March 11, 2021

Does Netflix pay for professional licenses?

Pros

Creative license Non toxic work environment Compensation Leadership trusts you

Cons

Very demanding Lots of reorgs Fear of termination

Creative license

March 11, 2021

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April 15, 2021

Does Netflix offer vacation time?

Pros

Good pay, freedom and responsibility - no micromanagement, flexible schedules, unlimited vacation - great parental leave policy, amazing colleagues -- smart, innovative thinkers

Cons

Lots to keep up with (though the fast pace and the complexity of the work is not necessarily a con, per se)

no micromanagement, flexible schedules, unlimited vacation

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December 13, 2018

Does Netflix offer health savings accounts?

Pros

As a customer service agent you earn around 1800€ per month, lunch is provided, however you pay 2 € for it per day, and there is full travel cost reimbursement. You get a voucher for your Netflix account.

Cons

The employee surveillance is beyond good and evil: there is a camera every couple of meters and you get an electronic key that you have to use where ever you go, so every movement you make is tracked. Although Netflix advertises itself as a company where you are encouraged to take responsibility and be innovative, there is actually no trust whatsoever that they put in you. You can only grow in this company if you sacrifice your dignity and act only in the companies interest. There is an atmosphere created that doesn't allow you to be direct and open. You can give feedback, but don't expect that anything will happen or change to your benefit. You'll be told "That was great feedback, thank you!" and then they keep following the companies agenda again. There is no transparency from the top to the bottom and decisions are often made with no consideration of the preferences of the employees. You will be expected to work different shifts and on weekends and you will see your weekend days being cut off when the schedule changes at the end of the month, so be prepared to work more than 5 days in a row without compensation for the weekenddays they have stolen from you. You pretty much don't have a life anymore. If you face sexual harassment or verbal abuse from the customers over the phone, which happens almost every day at least once, you may get 5 minutes to calm down, but there is no help provided for your mental health. You really start feeling like you're not a human being but only a number that has to be optimized. Most important thing if you consider working there: Check the work law of the country so you know your rights. Netflix seems to work a lot on their reputation but what they do inside the company is a shame.

You get a voucher for your Netflix account.

December 13, 2018

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March 10, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Netflix?

Pros

Pay is great Free food Good 401k match

Cons

Culture deck is a bunch of lies. The reality is this: a) It hard to find "stunning collages" because hiring is broken. If you are good at talking, and repeating culture jargon in the interview, you can easily get it. You can look in LinkedIn to see the qualification, background and education level of our engineers. Many engineers here are from bodyshop Indian IT firms (the likes of Infosys, TCS etc), who came onsite and simply switched to Netflix - because they can TALK. b) Informed captions (mostly managers) are technically incompetent and has no clue on making any informed data driven decisions. Decisions are heavily driven by politics. c) The whole push of open and honest feedback is just a sham to make things look good. Providing critical feedback is impossible here, as it mostly backfires and results into getting fired. So people just keep providing rosy feedback. d) If you were hired into a bad team or don't like the work, it is very very hard to switch teams. Even if some other manager is willing to take you in their team, the current manager usually retaliates by triggering keeper test and you get fired. Essentially your manager tells the new hiring manager that this person was bad performer so switching team to not get fired. e) There is no career growth for ICs here, everyone has the same title and level. However, on management there is clear growth path - double standards.

Advice to Management

Provide opportunities for anonymous feedback - otherwise leadership will keep living in the dark. If feedback is your value, accept all form of feedbacks.

Good 401k match

March 10, 2019

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