Stay or go for Netflix position?

Oct 11, 2019 38 Comments

I work in relaxed environment where is no a lot of pressure. I am given enough time to do all the work. I don't work more than 40 hours a week. Go out lunch with co-workers and enjoy having discussion I work remote two days a week. I am happy here.

Got an offer from Netflix TC is $390 for senior engineering position in Bay area. I know Netflix layoff people often and worried about that.

I have a family to support and it would be hard on the family if I get a layoff. I know they give 4 months of payout but as I am older, it is not easy to find another job quickly as it used to be.

Current TC $170k in San Diego. 38 years old with one kid in elementary school

If you were in my position, would you stay or take the Netflix's position

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Lyft fpkH84
    If you got offer from Netflix, you have the ability and skill to get an another offer though may not be so high paying. So, take the risk. Try something new.
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Amazon cguufucuc
    Normally I’d say stay, but 170 to 390 is such a huge difference despite the COL. Even if you just last 2-3 years that’s a massive change in your earnings and earnings potential. Worst case, you could move back to San Diego with this new jewel on your resume.
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Yahoo eGiO01
    Netflix is a toxic company. I would keep the offer and try for google or apple. You might be able to get an offer can negotiate for similar tc.
    Oct 11, 2019 4
    • Netflix bloodline
      Says yahoo...
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Netflix hello420
      Toxic? Way better than Amazon or FB
      Oct 11, 2019
  • Samsung tipsytoe
    Even TC looks very attractive, but considering, good wlb and having good colleagues on your team combination is sometimes hard to come by.

    Most importantly, it's your kids. Not sure how old they are but from my experience as a child, moving to other schools (total 3 in high school) can be very difficult for your kids.

    Stay where you are for yourself and the family.
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Amazon sage-maker
    Even if u r laid off, u will be getting 100k, with which u can run your family for 6 months without a job (based on your current TC)
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Try to negotiate a semi-remote position where you don’t have to relocate but get the increased TC and fly up there regularly for short stays.
    Oct 11, 2019 2
    • Netflix Oriijeenal
      Wont work .. instead try LA office
      Oct 11, 2019
    • I interviewed with a guy who was doing exactly that.
      Oct 11, 2019
  • KPMG XJAK12
    Age range of your children?
    Does your wife currently work?

    I ask because maybe your family likes San Diego and don’t want to move.
    Oct 11, 2019 2
    • OP
      Added on top. 38 years with one kid in elementary school. Wife's income is very low
      Oct 11, 2019
    • KPMG XJAK12
      I would take it, children at that age rarely remembers what is going on but they might have a friend or two and be mad but would understand that they dad have a good opportunity. Like others have said, this is a good opportunity and would set you up for a lifetime of better opps in the future
      Oct 11, 2019
  • Netflix nutcrack
    Welcome to Netflix. Dm me any questions you like. You will not regret it even if something doesn’t work out
    You can’t ask
    Me about your manager and I’ll try to give a helpful feedback if he is good or not
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Netflix televisor
    Also, if you're worried about getting fired quickly, you could always spend the first couple months commuting by plane if your family situation can handle it. That way you derisk it while your kid gets to stay in school etc.
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Uber / Data Guiliani
    Negotiate to stay in LA office. You will have the best of both worlds. Even if you last a year, you will have enough to not work for about 2 years. Try to maximize cash component of the offer since Netflix stock is a tad overvalued currently.
    Oct 11, 2019 0

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