Netflix folks - How much of this is true ?

eBay / Eng alexplk
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  • eBay / Eng alexplk
    OP
    Nobody from Netflix has responded yet......maybe that says something ?
    Jan 30 0
  • Oracle MiddleWest
    Sounds like a story and less a recounting of reality. From the article (and likely buried in it):
    “In fact, the voluntary leave rate is only 3%, far lower than the industry standard of 18%. (The involuntary rate of departure is 8%, only 2 percentage points higher than the average for this category.)”

    So what’s the problem? Looks like 97% of the people there at any given time are at least satisfied. And probably more than just satisfied, given that being at Netflix probably makes you a target for premier opportunities elsewhere.
    Jan 30 3
    • Glassdoor hdsrijbgds
      No dude, you got it all backwards.
      They stay for the money. A whole lot if it
      Jan 30
    • Oracle MiddleWest
      Fair point.
      Jan 30
    • Netflix / Eng BlndrThngs
      At the same time, there’s no golden handcuffs. No yearly bonus, or vesting cliff, stock options are fully vested good for 10y employed or not.
      Jan 30
  • Microsoft ochgfs
    What a joke.

    Hey netflix. You stream media. Thats what you do. You take your nerdy little selves too seriously.

    Fing nazis.
    Jan 30 0
  • Honeywell FM&T rad!0
    I thought the public berating was a Chinese thing; i.e. berating the student in front of the class. Had a manager do that; put up a list of peoples names and hours, and berating them for not putting in enough hours.
    Jan 30 4
    • Intel / Eng no apb
      At Honeywell?
      Jan 30
    • Honeywell FM&T rad!0
      Yep
      Jan 30
    • Intel / Eng no apb
      Wow WTH.
      Jan 30
    • I had a Chinese boss/owner at a startup and he publicallt berated everyone too
      Jan 30
  • New kahl20
    This piece sounds so sensationalized. Haven’t worked there, but from reading their culture document and talking with a couple employees, it’s a very high performance company that values high performers. I’m sure it’s possible to identify a handful of examples over the years and use them to attempt to paint the company as a monster.
    Jan 30 0
  • Netflix / Eng Narcos
    These stories may be true. But they are out of context. And I would say it's pretty biased when most of them are previous (fired) employees. You can run interviews on any company on such samples and it won't be any better.
    Feb 1 0
  • eBay / Eng AMVm27
    It’s like the scene in Game of thrones when they killed Robb start at the ceremony 😜
    Jan 30 0
  • New / Eng SharmaG
    Is it a good place for good performers? Are they regularly promoted and given a raise? Is there enough internal transparency that politics does not get in the way? How do they make sure that a manager does not misuse this policy to grind an axe with an employee whom he doesn't like?
    Jan 30 0
  • Oracle MiddleWest
    If it’s a company of high-performers, then almost by definition incidents of poor performance should be rare.
    Jan 30 0
  • Yeah but they pay 💰 so it’s ok . It’s basically amazon with way better pay and way higher standards.
    Jan 30 0
  • Pinterest hCEi25b
    I have friends who work/worked at Netflix. It’s cutthroat. You never know when the people you enjoy working with will suddenly get fired.
    Jan 30 0
  • Amazon JSnowflake
    North star and blast radius are common industry phrases. I have never heard of an personal blast radius though - always used with respect to code or system design changes. The sunshining stuff crosses over from performance focused to a bit cultish for sure though. Basically, a more extreme version of Amazon's culture. Would rather work there than a place with a bunch of mediocre, untalented coworkers though.
    Jan 30 0
  • Castlight Health c616b36e
    yikes sounds rough
    Jan 30 0

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