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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- PayPal / Other 2ol8moreOn day 1, get ready to be kicked out. Then get ready to be kicked out everyday.
- Thoughtworks yTtq22If 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 1
- 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.
- 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 17
- 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.
- Netflix / Eng Hbdk22OP - PM if you have any specific questions. I joined a couple of months back and I am absolutely loving it here
- 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).
- Twitter talkerdefFrom 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.
- ServiceNow / Eng thatsncguyI 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.
- Uber / Other thEI07From 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