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What is the culture like at Netflix?

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Feb 27

Do folks actually have a decent work life balance? Do people take the one year maternity/paternity leave? How is the design team?

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  • Netflix fs92
    Yes, there's good balance.

    I have seen several people take 8 or 9 months of parental leave. I heard a couple are doing a year right now. I personally took 4 months and will take more next time. Most people get kinda restless sitting at home after a few months, so I expect the average to go up but not to a year.

    I can't speak for the design team, unfortunately, but they never look unhappy when I walk by :) the space they have is awesome, it's set up for collaboration in a free cool ways.
    Feb 270
  • Microsoft TechGrunt
    Be warned. Netflix thinks of you are a sports player, if you dont perform you get benched. Which is good and bad
    Feb 271
    • Netflix fs92
      This is the same way everyone treats employees, we just don't hide it behind flowery language. I suppose if you want to rest and vest it's not the right place because there's no vesting schedule on anything, it's all immediate vest.
      Feb 27
  • Netflix NaCl4u
    There are a few different design teams here, and some designers scattered throughout various engineering orgs as well. I’ve met several that have been here for years, and a few that have been ready to leave shortly after coming. You can expect a lot of ownership over your projects, which can be good and bad for personal growth, since you often get to make a lot of decisions and talk at length to stakeholders about them, but other designers can lack the time and context to collaborate and give feedback.
    Feb 270
  • Netflix Johnny5
    Yes, some take a year but most get bored. I took 10 weeks and then every Friday off for the next 9 months for my paternity leave. I have great wlb but I have had a very busy year about 6 years ago where I worked about 55 hours a week. Didn’t have a great manager at the time but he was let go once his boss realized this.
    Feb 270
  • Google LAaz36
    How good Netflix offices are? Is it cheap noisy open space planning or something better?
    Feb 272
  • Microsoft Heifbfis
    Netflix and chill
    Feb 270

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