I am considering moving to Netflix. But I see a lot of posts saying people get fired from Netflix pretty soon. Is this true?
Those who managed to stick around, what did you do differently? Those who were fired, why were you fired?
Though seeing as to how you can’t google this, you probably wouldn’t last there.
- Finale Inventory huHG50NPR interviewed a higher up at Netflix. Forget her name but she said they don't fire you, they have you "move on" once your project is done instead of having you switch to working on a different project.
- Netflix DiKI02I’ve seen a few fires here at Netflix but primarily at the manager or director level. Ive heard it’s tougher if you’re in management. Because of our open feedback culture, you can ask your manager what they expect from an “A player” and how they perceive you as a performer and go from there. I think understanding what your manager’s expect from you is the key to hack your way through Netflix.
I’ve also noticed the more tenured employees are harder to fire because the context they bring.
- F5 Networks Op64emI've heard about Netflix's reputation for firing people, but they pay well, it's cash (so you don't have to worry about stock price), and you get four months of your top-of-market pay to find another job if you don't cut it. And you get to look for work with Netflix on your resume. Seems pretty reasonable, if you go in with your eyes wide open and don't spend money like an idiot.
- Amazon geezzI think Netflix takes the Amazon's PIP culture to next level. Although cutting bottom out happens in other companies too in some other way but it is not as brutal as these too.
- Microsoft zarabug18They only take the high performers , and once you are no longer considered a high performer they let you go. Minimum 4 month severance I think. They pay above market but you apparently run hard the entire time. If you can get in there typically you are top of the pack.