L7 at Amazon vs Netflix Director

Amazon FAANGStar
Mar 18, 2018 25 Comments

How does L7 at Amazon compare with Director at Netflix?

Is director a very wide band at Netflix? Are Director roles at Netflix mostly IC? Is comp / TC at Netflix likely to be higher / same vs Amazon?

Evaluating a non tech role in content at Netflix

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  • Nextdoor Dd8h3j
    Anything Netflix has Amazon has. Go with Amazon. Better contribution to society.
    Mar 18, 2018 3
    • SAP SamYen
      Idk man I’d rather watch documentaries on how cows are fed
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Nextdoor Dd8h3j
      😂😂😂
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Amazon smhhh
      LOL, only LOL
      Mar 18, 2018
  • Netflix Johnny5
    @OP what is L7 pay at Amazon? The pay range for Director in the content org is very broad. You would be looking at $500k - $1mm+ depending on your experience and how coveted it is among our competitors.
    Mar 18, 2018 7
    • Amazon FAANGStar
      OP
      Great. Are you tech or non tech?
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Netflix Johnny5
      I’m In the middle. Not an engineer, but a technical partner manager with a team of 9 I manage.
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Amazon FAANGStar
      OP
      Guess if you have any type of “tech” appended, you get paid more. Hope I get a bump for content acq role. How long have you been at Netflix? Is it super tough to build a sustainable stable career at Netflix? Do people take PTO or avoid leave altogether?
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Netflix Johnny5
      I’ve been at Netflix over 8 years. It’s not tough to build a sustainable and stable career. The culture deck/memo is real. Live that culture and do good work. I know tons of people that are 3+ years in and love it.
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Netflix Johnny5
      People take PTO. Some are afraid at first but get over that fear in a year or two. I take 4-6 weeks every year.
      Mar 19, 2018
  • Netflix Johnny5
    Most Director roles oversee a significant team, with several managers and dozens or hundreds of total staff. It’s a very significant title at Netflix that requires a track record of leadership and expertise in an important area.
    Mar 18, 2018 4
    • Amazon FAANGStar
      OP
      Thanks. Is is true even for non tech / business roles?
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Netflix Johnny5
      Yes, business roles are just as valuable.
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Netflix oz42b1
      Not always. There are some PMs with director title and no direct reports.
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Netflix Johnny5
      Yes, that’s why I said “most” directors. Many directors in content acquisition only have one report.
      Mar 18, 2018
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    • Amazon FAANGStar
      OP
      Principal Engineer
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Amazon FAANGStar
      OP
      Well it does. Even L6 Amazon folks have joined as Director at Netflix
      Mar 19, 2018
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    Netflix bands are wide. For equivalence, Netflix VP is like high L8 low L9 at Google. Director at Netflix is L7ish at Google or Amazon. Sr Director is L7/L8 at Google in terms of comp.
    Mar 18, 2018 2
    • Netflix Johnny5
      What is a L7 pay range at Google?
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Google xxdr
      600k+
      Mar 23, 2018
  • Google aXiM05
    What is the TC difference?
    Mar 18, 2018 1
    • Netflix Johnny5
      The difference is not determined by tech or business focus. I know some directors on the creative side (content and Production) that make between $750k and $1mm.
      Mar 18, 2018
  • OP - can you share YOE and breakdown of TC?
    May 20 0

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