Stay or go for Netflix position?

New onrhswk
Oct 11 38 Comments

I work in relaxed environment where is no a lot of pressure. I am given enough time to do all the work. I don't work more than 40 hours a week. Go out lunch with co-workers and enjoy having discussion I work remote two days a week. I am happy here.

Got an offer from Netflix TC is $390 for senior engineering position in Bay area. I know Netflix layoff people often and worried about that.

I have a family to support and it would be hard on the family if I get a layoff. I know they give 4 months of payout but as I am older, it is not easy to find another job quickly as it used to be.

Current TC $170k in San Diego. 38 years old with one kid in elementary school

If you were in my position, would you stay or take the Netflix's position

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Lyft fpkH84
    If you got offer from Netflix, you have the ability and skill to get an another offer though may not be so high paying. So, take the risk. Try something new.
    Oct 11 0
  • Amazon cguufucuc
    Normally I’d say stay, but 170 to 390 is such a huge difference despite the COL. Even if you just last 2-3 years that’s a massive change in your earnings and earnings potential. Worst case, you could move back to San Diego with this new jewel on your resume.
    Oct 11 0
  • Yahoo eGiO01
    Netflix is a toxic company. I would keep the offer and try for google or apple. You might be able to get an offer can negotiate for similar tc.
    Oct 11 4
    • Wells Fargo Chetkahs
      Don’t be crazy. Will you ever do that if you get netflix office with this TC? Stop advising ppl if you won’t do in that situation.
      Oct 11
    • Netflix jawbones
      What makes it toxic?
      Oct 11
    • Netflix bloodline
      Says yahoo...
      Oct 11
    • Netflix hello420
      Toxic? Way better than Amazon or FB
      Oct 11
  • Samsung tipsytoe
    Even TC looks very attractive, but considering, good wlb and having good colleagues on your team combination is sometimes hard to come by.

    Most importantly, it's your kids. Not sure how old they are but from my experience as a child, moving to other schools (total 3 in high school) can be very difficult for your kids.

    Stay where you are for yourself and the family.
    Oct 11 0
  • Amazon sage-maker
    Even if u r laid off, u will be getting 100k, with which u can run your family for 6 months without a job (based on your current TC)
    Oct 11 0
  • Try to negotiate a semi-remote position where you don’t have to relocate but get the increased TC and fly up there regularly for short stays.
    Oct 11 2
    • Netflix Oriijeenal
      Wont work .. instead try LA office
      Oct 11
    • I interviewed with a guy who was doing exactly that.
      Oct 11
  • KPMG XJAK12
    Age range of your children?
    Does your wife currently work?

    I ask because maybe your family likes San Diego and don’t want to move.
    Oct 11 2
    • New onrhswk
      OP
      Added on top. 38 years with one kid in elementary school. Wife's income is very low
      Oct 11
    • KPMG XJAK12
      I would take it, children at that age rarely remembers what is going on but they might have a friend or two and be mad but would understand that they dad have a good opportunity. Like others have said, this is a good opportunity and would set you up for a lifetime of better opps in the future
      Oct 11
  • Netflix nutcrack
    Welcome to Netflix. Dm me any questions you like. You will not regret it even if something doesn’t work out
    You can’t ask
    Me about your manager and I’ll try to give a helpful feedback if he is good or not
    Oct 11 0
  • Uber / Data Guiliani
    Negotiate to stay in LA office. You will have the best of both worlds. Even if you last a year, you will have enough to not work for about 2 years. Try to maximize cash component of the offer since Netflix stock is a tad overvalued currently.
    Oct 11 0
  • SAP ku6s2g
    38 is not old at all. dont worry about it. there are plenty of companies who will hire you.

    over 55 i would worry. 38, nah
    Oct 11 0
  • Hulu / Design elitefeet
    The fact that you went out there and interviewed with another company at all means that there's something about your current situation that you're not satisfied with. Even if a recruiter reached out to you, you still responded and spent a lot of time and energy seeing it through. That's not something to ignore, yet in your post you mentioned all positives about your current job. So maybe there's more to the current situation that you don't like.
    Oct 11 2
    • New onrhswk
      OP
      Did you see the current TC I posted. That is something I know I can improve based on what I see here on Blind. Other than that, It is all good.
      Oct 12
    • Hulu / Design elitefeet
      TC isn't a negative in and of itself. The "low" TC would me a negative like not being able to afford something in particular, not being able to save enough for retirement, etc. What specifically is the issue with the TC?
      Oct 12
  • Netflix televisor
    Also, if you're worried about getting fired quickly, you could always spend the first couple months commuting by plane if your family situation can handle it. That way you derisk it while your kid gets to stay in school etc.
    Oct 11 0
  • Unity AJwl17kl
    Another vote to take it, you're obviously pretty interested if you've gotten to this point. Can you share what your Netflix interview experience was like?
    Oct 11 0
  • Amazon tech69
    Do you have an opportunity to ask for more money from your current employer without souring the relationship?
    Oct 11 2
    • New onrhswk
      OP
      No, I am probably highest paid.
      Oct 11
    • Amazon tech69
      Moving to a new city is not a trivial move and Bay Area seems to be a hit or miss depending on where you are.

      2x increase in salary is no joke fwiw and you'll probably do fine at Netflix.

      Do the math and see if a new house/apartment,l and cost of living bump narrows that gap enough to make jumping ship worth it
      Oct 11
  • Uber / Data Guiliani
    Most situations within the same company are unique- the biggest determining factor is your manager. There is no lack of morons who have achieved a line management role, try to see if you can gather some info around your to be manager - very hard to do.
    Oct 11 1
  • Netflix Tmxb80
    +1 on seeing if LA is an option, depending on the team - engineering is growing there
    Oct 11 1
    • New onrhswk
      OP
      LA would have been really good but they are only doing data science related job.
      Oct 11
  • Hologic yosup
    Which company are you at in San Diego?
    Oct 21 0
  • Netflix televisor
    I joined Netflix last year. It's much more chill than I expected, given the reputation. The office empties by 5pm. It may vary from team to team. Overall I'm really happy I landed here. Can't say what's best for you, but hope this anecdote helps with your decision. Good luck!
    Oct 11 0
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    haITriedmore
    Take it dude 4 months is enough to find a new job, good luck and enjoy the netflix $s
    Oct 11 0
  • Wells Fargo Chetkahs
    Take the risk man, you got offer from Netflix so don’t worry you will get another offer worst case.
    Go for it and thank yourself later for taking the wise decision.
    Oct 11 0

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