Netflix compensation by skills

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Sep 1 22 Comments

It seems like Netflix compensation can vary greatly depending on the skills, even for engineers with the same exact years of experience and performance.

Can folks who work/ed at Neflix comment
or pm me with their specialty and a tc range? Especially if you come from Facebook with a php/hack background.

Netflix isnt a generalist shop like some other companies and technologies not used at Netflix will obviously be less valuable to them and pay less.

How would you rank the skills by highest paid?
1. distributed systems (java or some other jvm lang)
2. data science / machine learning
3. front end
4. backend golang
5. devops / cloud
6. backend python / nodejs
7. backend ruby on rails / php (php would be ranked higher if coming from Facebook)
I only have a few data points.

- react developer with 6 yoe 400k
- backend developer with 8 yof offered 300k (tech stack unknown)
- a backend developer with 9 yoe 450k

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  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    It baffles me how much time people spend day dreaming and estimating offers that they end up not getting.

    I know a data scientist at Netflix making 1.2M with 7 yoe. What are you going to do with that info I wonder? And your argument about the L7 offer from Oracle is absolutely ridiculous.

    Netflix will spend some time estimating your market value and then it’s going to top that.
    Sep 1 2
    • Apple
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      That’s a special case, maybe your friend is famous In the data science community. I’m seeking to compare average engineers. My Oracle example is factual from a post I saw on blind.
      Sep 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
      That example was so out there that I thought for sure it was a hypothetical. So, Oracle outbid Netflix and Netflix was lame about it...
      Sep 1
  • Google _fake_
    Any particular reason for doing this analysis ?
    Sep 1 5
    • Apple
      Timmayyyyy

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      Possible offer and curiosity. The difference in tc for the same yoe can be over 200k, I want to know why.
      Sep 1
    • Google _fake_
      Seems like a Brute Force approach. You need a hash map ;)
      Sep 1
    • Apple
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      I need competing offers
      Sep 1
    • Salesforce
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      Why do people always make these polls about possible offers from Netflix before they actually get an offer from Netflix
      Sep 1
    • Apple
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      I need to be able to ballpark a salary expectation in case I do get one. I’ve been in the process with Netflix for weeks trying to get closer and closer. Don’t be a dream killer :)
      Sep 1
  • Apple 0n!
    also wondering how this works, does compete offer matter for Netflix?
    Sep 1 2
    • Apple
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      Yes, unless it’s from an undesirable company. You could show them an Oracle L7 offer that pays 500k, and they’ll say Oracle has to pay that much because nobody wants to work there.
      Sep 1
    • Facebook zücc4
      Competing offers matter everywhere
      Sep 1
  • Netflix rAcC67
    Numbers are going to be all over the place. There’s no point. What you do is get competing offers. When the recruiter says they have good news and would like to talk about extending an offer, you tell them what your offers are and tell them your expectations. Hence you don’t start this process until you’re done interviewing. They will get back to you in a day or two or so with the number. Chances are it’ll be better than your other offers. And you won’t be haggling with them with excuses like “oh some blinder said they make 500k, so I want 500k”. It’ll be your individual top of market for your experience and your skill set.
    Sep 2 6
    • Netflix rAcC67
      Don’t worry about it. They beat my current comp by 200k and my next closest offer by $75k. You’ll be fine.
      Sep 2
    • Apple
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      I need to get an offer first :) The manager is very picky, role has been open for a long time.
      Sep 2
    • Netflix rAcC67
      Well yes. That’s true for all teams here. They take hiring very seriously since we do have a fire fast policy. Teams are very specific about what they’re looking for. Don’t worry about comp is all I’m saying. It’s hard enough to get hired.
      Sep 2
    • Apple
      Timmayyyyy

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      Now I don’t have to worry at all. I got rejected. Got bad feedback about the interviews I know I did well on.
      Sep 3
    • Netflix rAcC67
      Sorry about that. 😟
      Sep 3
  • Google REITs
    There is a search by skill feature on https://www.paysa.com/salaries
    Sep 1 1
    • Apple
      Timmayyyyy

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      That won’t necessarily map to Netflix. Netflix has it own technology and needs. Python could be highly paid at Robinhood, but is a tiny portion of the code base at Netflix, so it’s harder to make contributions.
      Sep 1
  • Tableau / Eng tsgsgsha
    It usually depends on the team that you are joining as well.
    Sep 2 0

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