Netflix job question

Jun 2, 2018 49 Comments

Hey Blind,
I recently got an offer from Netflix.

TC: $380k (all but 5% is cash)

A bit about me,

4 YOE in a mix of software eng roles and data eng roles, with my most recent role being at Facebook - IC4 - TC: $190k (with good performance reviews)

I’m kind of floored that Netflix more than doubled my FB TC.

Am I jumping into a job that I’m unqualified for? Or does Netflix just pay insanely well?

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  • Square / Eng
    spec

    Square Eng

    BIO
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    Jun 2, 2018 3
    • Facebook lnstagram
      Perhaps he just reserved a comment spot and will elaborate later?
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng tattle
      Lol. You are really optimistic.
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Holy crud. This is an amazing offer for 5 yoe. You are in the top 0.0001 % of people at your level. Congrats
    Jun 2, 2018 9
    • Netflix NFLX1
      Our interviews are generally very practical. Don’t expect trick questions or brain benders. I had never heard of leetcode until reading through blind posts to find everyone obsessed with it.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Netflix wat4ur
      Same here: no coding questions during the interviews, no white boarding. All high level questions and questions about past experience. For example, “tell us about a time you improved performance. What was your approach, how did you implement the changes, and what was the result?” I also got questions such as “tell me about a recent disagreement you had with a colleague” obviously meant to weed out “brilliant jerks”. I had also never heard of leetcode before blind.

      Netflix wants people who can think for themselves and work well with others.

      It is also worth mentioning that you interview for a specific team at Netflix. Each team has their own interviewing style. Your interview experience won’t be the same as mine.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Netflix lukecage
    We pay insanely well, no way to know if you are in over your head. At least you'll get 4 months of that in severance if it doesn't work out.
    Jun 2, 2018 3
    • Netflix GYjk06
      Yes but it’s a bit cheeky in how it’s handled. The intention is to be true to the culture’s thoughts on comp and the Freedom & Responsibility philosophy.

      Netflix gives a stipend to cover benefits so that employees become aware of how much it would cost the company if they hid the amount from you like other companies. If you want to buy benefits beyond the stipend amount, it comes out of your salary.

      Same sort of deal with the tech grab cabinets. “Free” iPhone cables and chargers and stuff, but everything displays the price tag so employees know how much it costs.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      Curious to know if anyone got let go while on H1B, is the firing immediate with 4 months pay or they keep you in payroll for a little bit ?
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Tesla LEETCODER
    Take the job. You got the offer because they know you can do the job. It is common to get nervous before starting a new role/position. You will catch up in no time. Congratulations.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    Xhsrvhyds

    New Eng

    PRE
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Xhsrvhydsmore
    Fake it till you make it. If you only make it half a year you're still half a year ahead of your current comp.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn simblind
    Are you a Data Engineer at Facebook? It's a very good move.
    Jun 2, 2018 3
    • Elementum nuts
      Oh wait so DE at FB is worse than SWE?
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Facebook Itsamario
      Congrats, this is an awesome move up
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Oscar / Eng
    tc/gtfo

    Oscar Eng

    BIO
    Fuck you, but wats up bro.
    tc/gtfomore
    Take it.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Facebook BooYeah
    DE role or SWE at Netflix?
    Jun 2, 2018 3
    • Groupon IXoA27
      So does DE for the same level always have such ridiculously high pay gap over SWE?
      Jun 2, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Luffy, M.D

      New Eng

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      Facebook
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      Prematurely grumpy old man
      Luffy, M.Dmore
      Best job offer I got this cycle was to move to a DE role. Ended up turning it down for SWE at a different company, but my general impression is that DE is a hot space and most companies aren't underpaying
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Twitter FySx33
    Congrats! I am also joining Netflix soon
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng CockBig
    Is there a difference in pay between DE and SWE @ Netflix like @ Facebook? What are the differences between the two roles at Netflix , really?
    Jun 5, 2018 0

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