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Jun 26, 2018 33 Comments

Netflix? I’m in talks with Netflix and wondering pros/cons about the structure and company culture? Anyone w/experience? Any insight would help.


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TOP 33 Comments
  • Facebook cspee
    They do away with documented, transparent, and organized bureaucracy, in exchange for fear, hidden politics, and an inherent need to feed the fear engine by firing 10% of every org every year. You may earn top of market for some period of time... at a cost.
    Aug 8, 2018 5
    • Netflix / Eng Useb12
      I used to be at Facebook for a longtime and recently moved to Netflix. Life is nothing the way you describe it. You should reach out to someone and come down for coffee sometime.
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Facebook cspee
      If you just joined... you have no idea... yet.
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng Useb12
      Sounds like you have been at Netflix before and have more insights to share?
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
      Recent PIP posts by Facebook employees makes me think Facebook is more of fear based than Netflix.
      Aug 9, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng ricewater
      I have been in Netflix for a long time. There's never been any quota. If the entire team is incompetent, manager is the first one to let go, new manager can let go anyone he or she thinks incompetent. On the other hand, if the team delivers, why would the manager wants to let go anyone? This is a job, not a top coder competition.
      Sep 4, 2018
  • PayPal / Other

    PayPal Other

    Sony, TiVo
    On day 1, get ready to be kicked out. Then get ready to be kicked out everyday.
    Jun 26, 2018 3
    • Glassdoor foozbarz
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Netflix focu10
      Lol it isn't that bad, you just can't be 100% potato like at other places.
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Thoughtworks yTtq22
      If you consider that this is the reality of every company and most of them never tell you that...well, the real financials are: Netflix is just bluntly open about it so they pay you $400k/year to do what you do best. Meanwhile, other companies hold you longer but discount maybe $250k/year for that job security, perks, benefits. I see it as simple math, get paid $150k/year so you can stay around for about 2-3 years then try something else.
      Sep 10, 2018
  • Netflix / Eng Hbdk22
    OP - PM if you have any specific questions. I joined a couple of months back and I am absolutely loving it here
    Jun 26, 2018 3
    • Pinterest rTqR36
      Thank you! I will keep in mind if the process keeps moving forward
      Jun 27, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng LukeCage
      Still loving it?
      Sep 16, 2018
    • GoPro BroStokely
      Whoops he’s been fired.
      Oct 18, 2018
  • Netflix / Eng ricewater
    Too many misconceptions about Netflix. No company wants to let go a high performer. But at the same time no company can screen out all low performers in interview process. So at the end of the day, it's about if you can do your job well.
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • Pinterest rTqR36
      How long to they typically provide for ramping up?
      Jun 27, 2018
    • man, it’s no rocket science. I have lots of ex-coworkers working there and they said absolutely no change. This whole: you’re gonna get kicked out thing is a complete bs. If you do your job well it’s ok.
      Sep 17, 2018
  • Facebook Frogita
    I have 5 friends who are all high performers with great records at well known companies before and after Netflix... and they were all fired (separate times, groups, etc).
    Jun 27, 2018 1
    • Intel / Other

      Intel Other

      lol 😂. A friend of a friend knew someone who overheard on the bus that Facebook fires people at bootcamp.
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Twitter talkerdef
    From what I hear, it’s a great company with great culture. They fire for low performance or when they don’t need your skill set, in either case you would anyway want to move out. And they provide a great severance package. Disclosure: I’ve never worked for Netflix, this is just my opinion based on what I’ve heard from folks who have worked at Netflix for many years.
    Jun 27, 2018 4
    • Facebook Frogita
      Severance is 1 month pay for each year of service, rounded down to nearest whole year, and maxing out at 4 months pay iirc.
      Jun 27, 2018
    • Braintree VzWy11
      @Frogita From their site: “We generally offer a minimum of four months of full pay as a severance package, giving our ex-teammates time to find a new company.” Where are you getting the 1 month per year figure?
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Amazon Hhhff
      How are you suppose to find a new job with your Netflix references mentioning you were fired?
      Sep 21, 2018
    • Bloomberg EVALSlayer
      Nobody can disclose that your were fired.
      May 7
  • ServiceNow / Eng thatsncguy
    I assume you did not start your technical interviews - usually before even they start technical interview process you will have two calls, one with manager and other with recruiter. In both calls they wanted to make sure you understand the company culture multiple times and you still want to proceed. They will send you their famous culture deck and other material which talks about performance based culture blah, blah..That's my personal experience.

    So, rest assured as much as you want to understand the company culture, they also want to make sure you understand their company culture before they start the interviews or extend an offer.
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Uber / Other thEI07
    From what I recall when I was there (4 years ago), they don't document or set goals at the individual level, so when they say "low performers", I really don't know what that means. An engineer was working on a project with me for 10 months. I was the main stakeholder, but his manager didn't even speak to me before he let him go for low performance...

    This is why many say you could be kicked out at any moment.

    I never experienced anything myself, but I was in non-tech and it varies by org
    Apr 7 0
  • Roku pSly40
    Don’t work for Devika Chawla - one word Psychopath. No empathy.
    Apr 7 0
  • Amazon bxGkdlEr
    If you are paid top of the market salary, then it's implied that they want to keep best of the best ppl. There is no room for error.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng

    Facebook Eng

    Be ready to leave at any moment
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Microsoft gou34
    Any update on the interview process?
    Sep 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon HNya45
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • YouTube Qfcv08
    Any update
    Jan 1 0
  • Netflix / Eng LukeCage
    Did you accept?
    Sep 16, 2018 0


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