Netflix Careers / Non-Tech

Amazon / Other
408k54

Amazon Other

PRE
Amazon
408k54more
Oct 21 8 Comments

I previously interviewed with a recruiter last year, but the role wasn’t a good fit for my skill sets. The recruiter mentioned to let her know in the future of other openings I am interested in. I have an old manager that now works at Netflix in talent acquisiton who said she can refer me to jobs. - Is it better to work directly with a previous recruiter or my old manager who can refer me?

Anyone know how Netflix treats referrals and if its similar to Amazon where you’re almost guaranteed a review in resume/phone interview?

Thanks for your help.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 8 Comments
  • Fastmail ey12
    Why not both. I would start with someone you already know at a more personal level I.e. your old manager
    Oct 21 0
  • Netflix Strngethng
    Referrals can carry a lot of weight here - probably good to talk to your old manager. They can put you in touch with the correct recruiter for the role you're interested in and provide some color on your skillset.
    That said, it can't hurt to keep your previous recruiter in the loop, just let them know you're talking to your old manager.
    Oct 21 5
    • Amazon / Other
      408k54

      Amazon Other

      PRE
      Amazon
      408k54more
      OP
      Thanks! I saw a job that perfectly aligns with my skill sets, but I won’t be avail to apply for a few months.

      Would you say it’s smarter to go for a role that matches my skill sets or go for a role that I have transferable skill sets in but I don’t meet all of the qualifications? I would like to grow within Netflix if possible. I was thinking about my chances at landing a job there which is why I have been leaning closer to something I’m already doing at Amazon to get my foot in the door.
      Oct 22
    • New / Finance
      P.K

      New Finance

      PRE
      Warner Bros. Entertainment, Paramount Pictures
      P.Kmore
      Have you read the culture deck? If you don’t meet expectations you get a nice severance.
      Oct 22
    • Amazon / Other
      408k54

      Amazon Other

      PRE
      Amazon
      408k54more
      OP
      Yes I’ve read it, but not sure if they’re like Amazon where they are willing to hire people with transferable skill sets or if they are hard set on meeting 100% of the job qualifications.
      Oct 22
    • Netflix Strngethng
      I'm not a hiring manager so take this with a grain of salt, but:
      We aren't opposed to taking people with transferable skillsets, but you're definitely giving yourself a better chance by applying for a role where you have experience and demonstrable skill. Once you're in and you've put in time in one role you can always move around and try something different if it's good for the company (ie the role you want is open).
      That said, when I applied here I applied to a role where I met many of the requirements but not all because I was much more interested in that role than others. Be prepared to talk about what excites you about the role, and if you're really more passionate about the second role then go for that. Good luck!
      Oct 22
    • Amazon / Other
      408k54

      Amazon Other

      PRE
      Amazon
      408k54more
      OP
      Really appreciate the feedback! My skill sets almost perfectly align with this Creative Program Manager role and I am definitely interested in it + think I can bring new ideas . The other role that I may be more interested in may be more of a learning curve for me. My gut is telling me that I should go for a role that I’m more of an “expert in” in order get into Netflix and see what happens after some time there. Super helpful hearing from someone at Netflix and appreciate your help :).
      Oct 22
  • Fox Broadcasting / Media
    PgXU63

    Fox Broadcasting Media

    PRE
    NFL
    PgXU63more
    Definitely parallel path that search, IMO. Do whatever gets it done
    Oct 21 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees