On Blind all Netflix employees seem pretty satisfied besides all the bad press around the company and its culture. Maybe only the people who got fired are the ones complaining? Where are the frustrated employees?
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- Netflix / Eng BlndrThngsYeah, I think we’re doing well. There’s not a lot of complaints in our channel too.
Yes Netflix folks make more money in the short term but they don’t really get top level IC positions at top tech firms. Do a LinkedIn search with past company as Netflix - you will be surprised 😀
Everyone is Senior Software Engineer and the role demands you to do entry level IC work too - fixing simple bugs or fixing test failures, for instance. Getting to Staff/Principal positions at respectable firms is hard.
- Salesforce YRc5n7Maybe they're actually happy. We'll never know unless we join someday
- There are indirect and passive aggressive pressures on things like leave and vacation, to where you end up taking less than you would elsewhere. There are a lot of claims of brutal transparency and being direct but I have found around HR issues everything is a back handed comment or correlating follow up statement to lead you to feel constantly inadequate. I think it’s probably just my team but this environment fosters that kind of behavior.
- Agreed. Some managers here aren’t good managers but just good engineers plus they are a people person. Which doesn’t make a good manager. I think some lack business strategy skills and management science basics, coupled with too much authority and autonomy is dangerous.
- I wonder where Netflix employees go after they work there for a while
- Netflix / Other xSxlfnSome start their own startup, some join them since they may have only ever been a part of larger companies and want to experience the “thrill” of being a part of a smaller team, some retire, some just take off a boatload of time before figuring out what to do next.Dec 21, 2018 2
- Facebook Antiope🏹moreI used to work at Netflix before coming over to Facebook and miss it so much. Only thing good about FB is it’s reorging all the time so I now manage a large team, which wouldn’t have happened if I stayed, but overall pay, high performing coworkers, etc can’t be beat. The shitty ass fb holiday party made me miss Netflix so much. That would’ve never happened at Netflix.
- I guess the questions we are trying to answer:
1. Does past performance and ability to solve complex problems quickly (even if you memorized all of it) has any significance in future performance?
2. Is your ability to understand/memorize solutions to complex problems applicable in the job?
In my opinion, the answer to both of these is YES. First of all, we are not doing original work (which has never been done before) 99% of the time. The work we do requires recognizing common patterns, and applying the known solutions to them - the same way a physician does. I can tell you from personal experience (doctor in my immediate family), memory plays the most important role there.
Now, coming back to my original point - the culture BS actually doesn't tell you anything about the candidate. I can be a complete ass**le and hard to work with, but in that 2 hours I can portray myself with a completely different personality. On the other hard, you can't BS through the technical heavy interviews.
- Google / Eng LeeJaeDongmoreUnlike the rest of us, Netflix employees didn’t lose much TC from the recent stock market woes.
- Netflix hqhN34Actually its all cash. Employee can then decide what to do with that cash. Its part of freedom and responsibility that we value so much. Some people end up putting a large chunk of salary to buy nflx options and some end up investing outside (how they want). it is a win-win situation.
I know of people in our team who don’t take a dollar of salary and put 100% in stocks and some who put 0% for stocks.Dec 30, 2018 0
- Netflix is awesome. There are definitely things that can be improved, like any other company, but overall things are great. And yeah more $ does make a huge difference.
- It’s all base comp with a free 5% options per year (granted monthly). Taking salary in options is optional (you can decide between 0-100%), so new employees are probably unaffected unless they elected a bulk of their comp in options, which is unlikely.
Strike is at current price. Expire in 10 years.
- You can’t make eye contact with opposite gender for more than 5 seconds.