Netflix : Hiring and Firing

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Jun 9, 2018 17 Comments

Have read a few posts but not seen any concrete answers. I want to know how does Netflix handle terminating H1B employees and do they keep em on payroll for the well publicized 4 month period ?

About me, got an offer as a senior sw engineer TC 380 plus 5% in options which is around 30% more than what I make here.

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  • Uber Lalu
    Go do it. It’s much better than working at Facebook or pretty much any other company that give just 30 day notice. No one and I repeat no one has a 4 month severance. They will happily keep your H1B status for 4 months. I would recommend asking HR. They are a no bull shit culture and majority of the talent is reasonable.
    Jun 9, 2018 4
    • Amazon if else
      I’m not sure about keeping one on H1B status for 4 months, if it’s a one time lump sum payout to leave then it’s not. Your payroll needs to run for 4 months and that’s what important on H1B.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Uber Lalu
      That’s why I recommend asking HR. They would happily run payroll if they are going to payout 4 months salary imho.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      LostGatos

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      I have been around in the industry and am confident that I will have a job within 4 months but doing it in 2 months and ensuring it’s something I like might be tough !
      So I agree with your point of bringing it up with the HR but this seems a bit weird as during my negotiations with them, I would essentially asking them about how they fire people !
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Uber Lalu
      Any HR worth their salt won’t mind discussing firing policy. It’s the crux of HRs role - Hiring and Firing.
      Jun 9, 2018
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    tc425-ye13

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    4 month severance pkg is true. I wouldn’t risk H1B on nflx tho
    Jun 9, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng
    LostGatos

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    Anyone from Netflix or an Ex-Netflix employee have any opinions on this ?
    Jun 9, 2018 0
  • Netflix collar
    They don’t keep ur h1 active for 4 months. U only get 4 months severance. They used to keep it active for a month or so but not anymore
    Jun 10, 2018 2
    • Amazon if else
      There you go! Thanks, this is what I feared. I guess it depends on manager as well, they might give you hints in advance before they pull the trigger
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Netflix collar
      You definitely know way in advance if you are not doing well. They give u enough warnings to improve. And you can always tell from your 1:1s with your manager. The reason they stopped letting people stay on is cause Now on h1b you have a 60 day period to find another job
      Jun 10, 2018
  • Amazon if else
    Would love to hear experiences you may have experienced or have seen people go through. I’m considering interviewing there, I’m confident if I get hired I can do well; but there is a chance things may not go as expected and wonder what happens if you are let go on H1B. Money is great, 4 month severance is great, but the stress of getting let go the same day and having 60 days to start payroll elsewhere with kids to take care of is making me nervous and not take the risk.
    Jun 9, 2018 1
    • Uber Lalu
      The 60 days is true at most places :) Netflix won’t burn bridges with H1Bs else no H1B would work there.
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Amazon if else
    No one on Blind that got let go from Netflix?
    Jun 9, 2018 0
  • Digital Realty mbRC06
    Yoe?
    Jun 9, 2018 1
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      LostGatos

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      Jun 9, 2018
  • Apple / Eng
    LostGatos

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    Got it this Friday so nothing more yet
    I have a call with them to talk about it, they want me to figure out how much I am worth with documented proof and base negotiations on that
    Jun 9, 2018 0
  • Sapient Razorfish / Eng Raavaṇ!
    @OP were you able to negotiate the initial offer from Netflix ?
    Jun 9, 2018 0

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