Netflix Recruiter Interview

Hitachi Vantara myTcis130
Nov 20 23 Comments

Finally received an email for Netflix recruiter to set up a phone interview. Would love to know how to prepare for this one as I don't want to screw it up.

Also, I am from a non-coding background and interviewing for a security role, any help on some of the topics I should prepare better than other is appreciated.

Thanks

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  • New htCR81
    Try to be a jerk, you will fit the company culture right in.
    Nov 20 9
    • Netflix 86753091
      How could revealing an organization name at Netflix you interviewed w get you blacklisted? We literally interview hundreds of folks a week. Not interested in trying to correlated to you, but rather poor perception and/or interviewing behavior of a department.
      Nov 20
    • Wao! Hundreds of candidates not wanting to go through onsite? And you don’t see a problem in company’s culture because it was not your experience? Are you fucking kidding me?

      P.S. you changed the language of your response, I don’t trust your kind.
      Nov 20
    • Netflix 86753091
      🙄
      Nov 20
    • Netflix xxgb88
      Lol
      Nov 21
    • Netflix mKIh74
      Amazon has a valid point. We should accept the candid feedback.
      Nov 21
  • Booz Allen Hamilton / Consultant blindmasq
    Netflix Recruiter:
    Hello Hitachi Vantara, So you like videos?

    Hitachi Vantara: Yes

    Netflix Recruiter: What's your favorite video?

    Hitachi Vantara: Disney +

    Netflix Recruiter:
    Nov 20 0
  • VMware (unbalance
    I don't have any specific advice, just a warning - you can actually fail initial recruiter interview at N. I've managed to do exactly that.
    Nov 20 1
    • Hitachi Vantara myTcis130
      OP
      Yes I have heard that, and that's why wanted to know before I talk..
      Nov 20
  • Yahoo ukPQ44
    I had one a few weeks back. Went all the way to onsite. I found looking at the job application very helpful. Look at the bullet points they have asked for and try to contextualize your work experience in terms of them. And please try to avoid lies. They are amazing at spotting bs
    Nov 20 3
    • Hitachi Vantara myTcis130
      OP
      This really helps! How was the onsite interview? Was it coding or technical deep-dive?
      Nov 20
    • Yahoo ukPQ44
      Everything. The coding was not as deep as other top tier companies but enough to differentiate between people who can write good code and those who can’t. However, I wasn’t a good fit experience, leadership wise. It sucks but I learnt a lot and will apply again
      Nov 20
    • Hitachi Vantara myTcis130
      OP
      Thanks!
      Nov 20
  • Amazon Vfrq15
    Here's how it went for me (did this a few weeks ago):
    1. Was asked to give a brief overview of current work experience.
    2. Why Netflix and why X position(s)?
    3. Why do you want to leave your current company?
    4. Discussion regarding points in the culture deck.
    5. Questions for the recruiter: what are the next steps? how soon can I expect to hear back? Etc.

    I read the entire culture deck and wrote down notes the night before. It's also helpful to come up with examples to demonstrate that you have the qualities they're looking for.
    Nov 21 3
    • Hitachi Vantara myTcis130
      OP
      Thanks.. If you don't mind me asking , did you get the job?
      Nov 21
    • Amazon Vfrq15
      Not yet. I just cleared the HM interview. Next step is a phone screen. AFAIK, every team interviews differently at Netflix so it might be different for you once you pass the recruiter screen. Keep us posted!
      Nov 21
    • Hitachi Vantara myTcis130
      OP
      Good luck for your interview, I'll keep you posted.. thanks again for your help
      Nov 21
  • Netflix defaults
    Really understand the culture and identify what you like about it. Your first call is likely going to be more about culture fit than the technical aspects. Well rounded candidates are more appealing than those that just 'stay in their lane.'
    Nov 20 1

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