Do you need to be a rockstar to pass the Netflix interview?

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Oct 8 31 Comments

How difficult is the Netflix interview? I'm a bit intimidated...I'm interviewing for a full stack position there... Any tips? How hard is it compared to G? FB? Thanks guys in advance!

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  • Uber UberSim
    Netflix is no harder to get into than any other fang at the senior level. What Netflix has done is smart, they only hire senior engineers who have experience in exactly what they need. Interview is solely behavioral about your experience and system design working at Netflix scale. No whiteboard coding. If you worked on scalable systems and were a top-performer in previous role your in. If you didn’t or aren’t, don’t bother applying bc even if they do hire you you’ll be fired in a month.
    Oct 8 11
    • Netflix notnotreed
      In my team we do at least one technical phone screen, two coding, one system design and one behavioral.
      Oct 9
    • Spotify Atinlay3
      Seems like @Uber doesn’t know his shit
      Oct 9
    • Netflix / Eng
      p41

      Netflix Eng

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      Humana, Infosys
      p41more
      > If you worked on scalable systems and were a top-performer in previous role your in. If you didn’t or aren’t, don’t bother applying bc even if they do hire you you’ll be fired in a month.

      I did not work at a company operating at a similar scale before Netflix. I did have lots of experience in the very narrow area that my team works in, and got hired. I think I've been here for much longer than a month.

      To op: do your best in the interview. If your past experiences have made you the kind of person Netflix wants to hire for that specific role, you will clear the technical part.
      Oct 9
    • Netflix QqCO52
      In my org no coding
      Oct 10
    • Uber UberSim
      ^^^ that must have been the .org I interviewed with
      Oct 10
  • New / Eng
    TechLeed

    New Eng

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    Amazon
    TechLeedmore
    Especially now since the company is tumbling in the market because they've hired too many woke people instead of engineers
    Oct 8 9
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      You can be upset, it's ok. At least you're not Mozilla
      Oct 8
    • Turner / Eng NewsDev
      Lol this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. They're down because of competition and it remains to be seen how it'll play out, so that uncertainty is factored into the market.
      Oct 9
    • Netflix QqCO52
      Failed the interview of Netflix?
      Oct 10
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      Never tried with Netflix, I don't live in SF either.
      Oct 10
    • Netflix snoop22
      All of those “woke” people probably got the job because they’d never use anecdotal evidence to ground they/their/them argument ^ 😂😂😂😂
      Oct 26
  • Netflix happymeal
    Meh, just read up on the culture deck and be prepared to (fake) culture BS and you are in.

    For people who are claiming they had white board coding questions, ask them the level of the questions, you’ll literally rofl, they aren’t even to the leetcode easy level.

    And don’t worry, if you successfully fake the culture BS, you don’t even need to answer the easy coding questions correctly. My team literally hired two engineers recently bcoz my manager chose to override the feedback from the team on literally zero coding skills. His justification was the candidates rocked in the culture rounds.
    Oct 9 5
    • Netflix / Eng OA3
      I guess YMMV
      Oct 9
    • Netflix vBWE82
      If you somehow succeed at faking the cultural rounds by being dishonest you probably won't be a good fit and will end up either fired or bitter and miserable like this guy, lol.
      Oct 9
    • LinkedIn Atinlay2
      Wow, I didn’t realize some Netflixers don’t have basic reading comprehension skills.
      Oct 9
    • Netflix kay2
      So true. All you need is to read up and fake your culture rounds.

      And no dearth of crappy players like vBWE82. Judging by his completely stupid and inane reply, he clearly seems to be one such faker ;)
      Oct 9
    • Walmart india11
      This is certainly true because I cleared on site technical round and was rejected on the basis of the last leg where perhaps I did not have the right culture fit
      Oct 14
  • Netflix televisor
    Don't need to be a rockstar, but do need to be highly competent. If we like you we'll pay a lot. But we're human just like everyone else. No fresh grads, only experienced folks.
    Oct 8 0
  • Netflix nutcrack
    Maybe if you are a white man. But for the minority it’s much easier to get in nowadays.
    Oct 9 1
    • Netflix vsudgd
      I've not personally seen this. Have you?
      Oct 11

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