How to prepare for a phone interview with the hiring manager at Netflix?

New vnkkkgg
Oct 15 16 Comments

I have interview with the hiring manager on Thursday. I am well versed with Netflix culture and the slide deck.

I know technical questions are mostly based on the groups.

What kind of other non technical questions should I prepare for? How kind of behavioral questions should I prepare for?

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  • Salesforce
    Salesfarce

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    I got a particularly tough behavioral question when I interviewed with Netflix about a year ago. It went like this:

    "The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.

    Why is that?"
    Oct 15 10
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      I wasn't sure if I was being trolled back or if the reference was really going to go over everyone's heads
      Oct 15
    • Pandora x0kjF
      The metaphor is obvious. The tortoise is their helpless customer, mindlessly addicted to media. Why do I not flip them over? Because I'm extracting value from them, I'm going to eat their subscription fees (meat).
      Oct 15
    • Netflix bread
      <bullshit>
      because with no breakdown there is no breakthrough. you are helping the tortoise be self sufficient by allowing it to struggle and learn.
      </bullshit>
      Oct 15
    • New vnkkkgg
      OP
      You know that it is impossible for tortoise turn itself. There is no learning here.

      This is like the dog can't figure out 2+2 is 4 and you are not helping. Why are you not helping
      Oct 15
    • Oracle SfsM37
      Because I am watching a netflix documentary on the worst interview questions and do not have time to help turtles. Besides you can get salmonella from touching them.
      Oct 16
  • Uber himu00
    Just be a bigger dick than the interviewer is.
    Oct 15 4
    • New vnkkkgg
      OP
      How do you do that?
      Oct 15
    • Netflix / Eng BlndrThngs
      Don’t. Did you read the culture deck?
      Oct 15
    • Netflix bread
      That only works at Uber
      Oct 15
    • Uber himu00
      Radical transparency. AKA carte blanche for assholes to be assholes. At least my interviewer was. And some, I assume, are good people.
      Oct 15

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