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By now, it's very likely that most everyone at least knows of Netflix, if not uses the streaming service. For those of you who live under a rock, Netflix is a streaming service that provides viewers access to a variety of movies and TV shows. The company's goal is to get away from linear TV experience by providing programs that are available on-demand. The experience you get with Netflix is transferable to any screen and is personalized to your preferences. The company is present in many different countries and has been named a global leader among the streaming services.

Netflix aspires to inspire people. And the same goes for the people who work there. Rather than manage them, Netflix puts trust in its people that they will do what they think is best for the company. This management style allows employees the freedom, power and informational support to make the best decisions. Employees develop a sense of responsibility and self-discipline that drives them to produce only great work. At Netflix, they believe that people thrive on being trusted, and in turn this freedom allows them to make a difference. That's why the company fosters freedom and empowerment everytime they can.

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Diving Into the Values at Netflix

Many companies have value statements, but often these written values are vague and ignored. But at Netflix, the values aren't taken lightly. The values make the difference between someone who gets rewarded and who gets let go.

  • Judgment
  • Communication
  • Curiosity
  • Courage
  • Passion
  • Selflessness
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • The team at Netflix wants to meet you If these values represent you in more ways than not. The values are truly the foundation of Netflix, which is why they strive to hire only the best of the best. And almost as important as the values, Netflix values excellence, respect, and collaboration among its employees, which brings us to the culture.

    The Culture at Netflix

    Teamwork to Make the DreamWork(s)

    With an amazing and unusual employee culture, Netflix is constantly finding ways to help employees become the best versions of themselves. For example, leadership at Netflix:

  • encourages independent decision-making by employees
  • shares information openly, broadly, and deliberately
  • are extraordinarily candid with each other
  • keeps only people who are highly effective
  • avoids rules
  • Netflix's core philosophy is choosing people over process. More specifically, the people they choose work well together to form a dream team. It's this approach that makes Netflix a flexible, fun, stimulating, creative, collaborative and successful organization. Employees are encouraged to take their integrity seriously with the slogan "You only say things about fellow employees you say to their face." Leadership at Netflix works hard to ensure everyone is giving each other professional, constructive feedback on a continual basis.

    At Netflix, they believe that feedback is the key to success when it comes to learning faster and better. By making feedback a more positive experience, Netflix is working to normalize it everyday work life. Feedback is seen as a trust building value at Netflix. Every employee is able to avoid misunderstandings through practicing positive feedback. With a strong underlying relationship and a foundation of trust, employees are able to easily exchange feedback. That's why Netflix focuses on helping develop these types of relationships among colleagues.

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    The Team at Netflix

    Netflix envisions its team as the dream team. This team is in constant pursuit of ambitious common goals. It's a team where you'll learn the most, perform your best work, improve the fastest and have the most fun. To ensure everyone is onboard with creating a dream team, leadership at Netflix knows they have to hire well. By fostering collaboration, embracing a diverse set of viewpoints, supporting the sharing of information and discouraging politics, the team at Netflix is truly a dream team.

    Equally important to the sustainability of a dream team is the communication between leaders and team members. By maintaining a team that is in constant collaboration while staying completely honest, leadership at Netflix is able to keep surprises rare. Despite the tight ship that's run at Netflix, people there aren't afraid to make mistakes. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Netflix believes that mistakes are what help people improve. So the team is constantly trying new things.

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    Benefits at Netflix

    It probably comes at no surprise to you that providing benefits that reflect the company's appreciation for the hard work each employee puts in is important to Netflix. That's why time away from Netflix is left up to their discretion. Netflix only cares about if you're taking off for vacation, not how long you're taking off. Without a true 9-5 schedule, the company really tries to fit into your life rather than your life fitting around work. The company also doesn't have a set holiday schedule so that you can observe what's important to you.

    But above all the benefits that Netflix offers is the parental benefits you get. Before you even become a parent, Netflix is there with support. Through the global family forming benefit, employees are supported through their fertility, surrogacy or adoption journey. It's important to note that this support is offered to every employee, regardless of marital status, gender or sexual orientation. And through Carrot, Netflix even helps you cover the costs of your journey to becoming a parent. Additionally, the company again leaves your paid parental time off up to you. Generally, new parents at Netflix take 4-8 months off to be with their child. At Netflix, it's obvious you have an entire team on your side.

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    The Organization’s Mission

    To grow our streaming subscription business domestically and globally. We are continuously improving the customer experience, with a focus on expanding our streaming content, enhancing our user interface and extending our streaming service to even more internet-connected devices, while staying within the parameters of our consolidated net income and operating segment contribution profit targets.







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    Los Gatos, CA



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    The team at Netflix

    Key People
    • Leslie Kilgore (Executive Officer)
    • Timothy Haley (Director)
    • Richard Barton (Director)
    • David Hyman (Executive Officer)
    • Neil Hunt (Executive Officer)
    • Reed Hastings (founders)
    • Ann Mather (Director)
    • David Wells (Executive Officer)
    • Charles Giancarlo (Director)
    • Marc Randolph (founders)
    • Ted Sarandos (Executive Officer)
    • Jay Hoag (Director)
    • Patty McCord (Executive Officer)
    The Culture At Netflix
    Information provided by the company
    Feel passionate about revolutionizing the entertainment industry We'd love to meet you.
    This is an opportunity to have a direct and long lasting impact on the Netflix Studio brand. In collaboration with our internal studio technology teams, you will help define what a modern, innovative and forward-thinking studio looks like in today's production landscape.
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    As a part of this mission, we strive to engage with people all over the world through earned, owned, and paid media marketing channels.
    This passion extends well into the world of support, where we offer exceptional customer service for our millions of global members.
    Visit our culture deck and long-term view to learn more about the unique Netflix culture and the opportunity to be part of our team.

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    Netflix Rankings

    Netflix is ranked #4 on the Best Media Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Netflix Salaries

    How much does Netflix pay?
    The national average salary for a Netflix employee in the United States is $63,689 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $159,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $25,000 per year.
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    Netflix Salaries By Job Title

    The average employee at Netflix earns a yearly salary of $63,689 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. The higher paying positions at Netflix include Team Leader, Computer Systems Analyst, Operations Manager, and Business Systems Senior Analyst. A worker with the title Team Leader salary at Netflix can earn an average yearly salary of $113,953. To get a better sense of the salaries at Netflix, other roles such as Cashier and Warehouse Worker can be considered as well. For comparison, the title Cashier at Netflix earns $24,413 per year.

    Netflix careers

    On average, employees at Netflix stay with the company for 1.5 years. Employees most commonly join Netflix after leaving Walmart. When they leave Netflix, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

    Average Length of Employment
    Qurate Retail2.7 years


    1.5 years
    Hulu1.3 years
    Facebook1.2 years
    Top Employers Before Netflix
    Walmart14.2 %
    Target7.3 %
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    Top Employers After Netflix
    Walmart11.3 %
    Comcast7.7 %
    Google7.0 %
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    Netflix Financial Performance

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    Netflix Competitors

    Based on our research, similar companies to Netflix are Facebook, Inc., Apple, and Discover Financial Services. The wages at Facebook, Inc. average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $156,245 per year. Employees at Apple earn an average of $101,280 per year, and the employees at Discover Financial Services earn an average salary of $75,053 per year.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Netflix

    When was Netflix founded?

    Netflix was founded in 1997.

    How many Employees does Netflix have?

    Netflix has 5,400 employees.

    How much money does Netflix make?

    Netflix generates $15.8B in revenue.

    What industry is Netflix in?

    Netflix is in the entertainment industry.

    What is Netflix's mission?

    Netflix's mission statement is "To grow our streaming subscription business domestically and globally. We are continuously improving the customer experience, with a focus on expanding our streaming content, enhancing our user interface and extending our streaming service to even more internet-connected devices, while staying within the parameters of our consolidated net income and operating segment contribution profit targets."

    What type of company is Netflix?

    Netflix is a public company.

    Who are Netflix's competitors?

    Netflix competitors include Facebook, Hulu, Qurate Retail, Time Warner, Verizon, Apple, Amazon, Concentrix, West Services, CBS, DialAmerica Marketing, Blockbuster, Time Warner Cable Enterprises, The Walt Disney Company, Viacom, Live Nation Entertainment, Discovery, EchoStar, DIRECTV, Google.

    Who works at Netflix?

    Leslie Kilgore (Executive Officer)

    Timothy Haley (Director)

    Richard Barton (Director)

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