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Would love to know if there’s any ex-Amazonians out there that have gone to Netflix? How has the transition been work culture wise and is it just as challenging or even more than Amazon?

I know this depends on what team and role you get into, but any insight would be great to hear.

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    Thoughts on Netflix vs Snap? I thought Snap was a dying business after 2017/18 but seems like they’re tapping into international markets and the younger teen demographic. I want to make sure wherever I jump to that it’s still a competitive/progressive company, I just don’t know much about Snap. TC there sounds enticing though.
    Oct 7 3
    • Netflix / Eng OA3
      Snap is a risky business. It seems Instagram has been able to just copy any good idea Snap has and apply it on a bigger user base. What's Snap's moat?
      Oct 7
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      FB also created Threads that is a direct copycat of Snap. Not sure how successful that will be, but I agree it seems to not have a lot of advantages over IG. Do you feel like Netflix has advantages significant advantages over the other streaming services that they are competing agains (Prime Video, Hulu, HBO)?
      Oct 7
    • Hulu TbVk8462
      Netflix will be on top for a while so definitely choose Netflix. Besides you'll learn sooooooo much there. They don't mess around there!
      Oct 7
  • Netflix fQqJ67
    It’s night and day coming from Amazon, at least as an SDE. I work maybe 3/4 as hard, get paid 50% more (even taking state tax into account), have a lot more control over what I want to work on and am recognized for the work I do way more
    Oct 6 1
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      I’m in non tech at Amazon in the Creative department, but any input is helpful! Did you go from Seattle to LA/Los Gatos? I was wondering how people leverage TC at Amazon with Netflix TC especially coming from Seattle where the state tax isn’t as high.
      Oct 6
  • Netflix HITY61
    Best decision I have ever made. I was stressed all the time at Amazon for reasons outside of my control. I get way more done at Netflix with much less stress.
    Oct 11 2
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      That’s how I feel at Amazon no matter what team I’ve been on. That’s great to hear, are you in tech or non-tech at Netflix?
      Oct 11
    • Amazon haveitall
      Hey! I was evaluating Netflix too but hear they are hire and fire. And they let go of people on a whim. And that it’s all manager driven. Is that true? I was apprehensive to consider Netflix as they pretty much state that you need to be a superstar at all times and are clear they are not about stability. Would be keen to know from you on this aspect
      Oct 13
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    Appreciate the input! Fingers crossed I make it to that point with Netflix when I’m ready to apply lol. Thanks everyone for your help!
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  • Hulu TbVk8462
    Netflix in LA is one of the high paying places in LA. So far no one has been able to match Netflix
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    • Hulu DaddyBig
      Even Snap?
      Oct 7
    • Hulu TbVk8462
      Snap you work 14-18 hour days and the $$$ is not as high (good but not worth it honestly)
      Oct 7

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