Why is Netflix such a prestigious company to work for and included in "FAANG"

Amgen / Mktg
aditto

Amgen Mktg

BIO
I don't work in the tech industry
adittomore
Jun 14 34 Comments

I don't work in Technology but I've been thinking about a switch for a while. My understanding is Netflix is a single product company compared to much larger Amazon, Google, Apple, and maybe Facebook. Why is it placed amongst the top 5 in the tech world? Why not Salesforce or Uber? What am I missing?

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 34 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng
    UTukMyJerb

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Electronic Arts(EA)
    UTukMyJerbmore
    $$$$$
    Jun 14 12
    • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
      Pornhub is in Canada, so they don't pay very well by US SWE industry standards.
      Jun 14
    • Taylor Farms Batistuta
      What would be your employer if you worked for pornhub though?
      I can’t imagine putting pornhub on your resume lol
      Jun 14
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      2-3 revenue per employee, not 2-3X compensation. It's good when the main cost is content, and not employees compensations. It makes a raise much easier.
      Jun 14
    • LinkedIn boringdude
      Porn hub says 1/5th Netflix salary that’s how it compares
      Jun 14
    • Netflix ROFP76
      W 2qq
      Jun 17
  • Intel bulle
    Because FAAG is not a politically correct acronym
    Jun 14 0
  • Amazon food_
    $$$ is one aspect... look for their contributions to opensource (which is more compared to FAANG) and read their tech blog.
    You won't ask this question after that.
    Jun 14 0
  • Apple PTSE75
    Coz stock price and market cap

    Wall Street came with FAANG and not Silicon Valley.
    Jun 14 1
    • Turner qjka196501
      Ya faang is a finance term for high growth stocks not a tech term for a good tech company
      Jun 17
  • Microsoft YsTJ07
    Good scaling problem technically, they pay the most, they revolutionized the TV industry. That being said, I personally rate them very low because of how easy it is to get fired
    Jun 14 0
  • Cavium sowjeg145
    Because Albertsons employees watch Netflix
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft quudhwnns
    FANG was the term for high growth tech stock. It was not related to what OP mentioned.
    Jun 14 0
  • Tableau krxi15
    You are contradicting yourself. On one hand you are questioning Netflix but then suggesting Dropbox 😂
    Jun 14 1
    • Amgen / Mktg
      aditto

      Amgen Mktg

      BIO
      I don't work in the tech industry
      adittomore
      OP
      Haha I realised that later, I should remove Dropbox from my suggestion.
      Jun 14
  • Facebook yolosamba
    A major factor is how much they pay their engineers. FAANG usually describes a set of top tier companies that engineers want to go. If Microsoft paid as much as Google, Facebook, or Netflix they would probably be included too. If Netflix didn’t pay as much they would probably be removed.

    Other things that factor in are world class engineers (which usually comes with pay). And large market cap.
    Jun 15 7
    • Tableau krxi15
      450k 7yoe
      Jun 17
    • Netflix fgb46
      Does this include stock appreciation ?
      Jun 17
    • Tableau krxi15
      Does that matter? I will be making that much liquid this year and FANG is not willing to pay me more than that.
      Jun 18
    • Netflix Nqac32
      Where to put the T though? TANG? FANTA?
      Jun 18
    • Tableau krxi15
      Lol, don’t care about being part of any acronym as long as I keep getting paid :)
      Jun 18
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    You’re missing ROI for shareholder value and TC $$$$.
    Jun 17 0
  • Comcast G0ku
    TC and stock growth
    Jun 14 0
  • Netflix zoombie
    TC
    Jun 18 0
  • Tableau / Eng
    ThePlague

    Tableau Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    ThePlaguemore
    Because they have an amazing microservices architecture
    Jun 14 0