The Culture At Netflix

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Working At Netflix

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.

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.

    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.

    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.

    The Organization’s Mission

    We promise our customers stellar service, our suppliers a valuable partner, our investors the prospects of sustained profitable growth, and our employees the allure of huge impact.

    Netflix Reviews

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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Freedom and Responsibility, great people, fantastic culture of people collaborating and having the freedom to ask for decent and make decisions.

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Nothing

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    free breakfast and lunch
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    Zippia UserSeptember 2021

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    Zippia Official LogoZippia UserSeptember 2021

    What Do You Like About Working There?

    the environment was very engaging and easy to work with

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    the work life balance
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    Zippia UserJune 2020

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    Zippia Official LogoZippia UserJune 2020

    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Management system

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Nothing. But honestly i like all the facility provided by them.

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    Health insurance nd food benefits nd gym membership
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    Zippia UserJune 2018

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    Zippia Official LogoZippia UserJune 2018

    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Great culture, everybody knows the company

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Commute

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    Unlimited vacation
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    The Team At Netflix

    Key People

    Reed Hastings

    Marc Randolph

    Netflix Company Rankings

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    Netflix Salaries

    10.0
    Salary Score
    The national average salary for a Netflix employee in the United States is $84,375 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $196,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $36,000 per year.
    Average Netflix Salary
    $84,375 yearly
    $40.56 hourly
    Updated August 22, 2022
    $36,000
    10 %
    $84,000
    Median
    $196,000
    90 %
    Average Employee Earnings
    Hulu
    $103,671
    Netflix
    $84,375
    HBO
    $81,323
    Starz
    $73,087

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    Netflix Demographics Summary

    9.5
    Diversity Score
    We calculated the diversity score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including the ethnic background, gender identity, and language skills of their workforce.

    Netflix Gender Distribution

    Male
    Male
    53%
    Female
    Female
    47%

    Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Netflix. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

    • Netflix has 5,400 employees.

    • 47% of Netflix employees are women, while 53% are men.

    • The most common ethnicity at Netflix is White (61%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18%) and Asian (9%).

    • 18% of Netflix employees are Hispanic or Latino.

    • 9% of Netflix employees are Asian.

    • The average employee at Netflix makes $84,375 per year.

    • Netflix employees are most likely to be members of the democratic party.

    • On average, employees at Netflix stay with the company for 2.8 years.

    Biggest Netflix Locations

    Rank  City  Job Count  
    1Los Angeles, CA175
    2Los Gatos, CA157

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    Netflix Employee Political Affiliation

    Netflix employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Netflix employee was by Wilmot Hastings. Wilmot Hastings donated $360,700 to the Democratic Party.

    Parties

    Democratic Party

    95.0 %
    -

    Republican Party

    3.6 %
    -

    Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

    0.6 %
    -

    Libertarian Party

    0.4 %
    -

    Employee Political Donations

    Name  Job Title  Party  Donation  
    Wilmot HastingsChief Executive OfficerDemocratic Party$360,700
    Reed HastingsFounder And Chief Executive OfficerDemocratic Party$154,400
    TED Sarandos JrChief Compliance OfficerDemocratic Party$75,000
    Theodore Sarandos JrChief Product OfficerDemocratic Party$60,000
    Brad FalchukDirectorDemocratic Party$50,000
    Cynthia HollandExecutiveDemocratic Party$36,100
    Marti NoxonWriterDemocratic Party$31,330
    Alex HirschDirectorDemocratic Party$22,600
    Theodore SarandosChief Science OfficerDemocratic Party$20,200
    Pauline FischerSite Acquisition SpecialistDemocratic Party$14,000
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    Netflix Financial Performance

    10.0
    Performance Score
    We calculated the performance score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including revenue, longevity, and stock market performance.

    Netflix Annual Revenue

    $30B
    $24B
    $18B
    $12B
    $6B
    $0
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2020
    2021

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    Netflix Competitors

    Some of the competitors of Netflix are Hulu, HBO, and Starz. The wages at Hulu average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $103,671 per year. The employees at HBO earn an average yearly salary of $81,323 per year, and the salaries at Starz average $73,087 per year.
    Companydesc
    Average Salarydesc
    Hulu
    Salary Range78k - 136k$104k$103,671
    HBO
    Salary Range55k - 118k$81k$81,323
    Starz
    Salary Range49k - 108k$73k$73,087
    Sony Pictures
    Salary Range49k - 104k$72k$72,264
    AMC Networks
    Salary Range44k - 100k$67k$66,634
    Penske Media
    Salary Range40k - 95k$62k$61,902
    Lionsgate
    Salary Range34k - 84k$54k$53,964
    Graybar
    Salary Range31k - 63k$45k$44,702
    Cellular Sales
    Salary Range33k - 57k$44k$44,236
    Office Depot
    Salary Range28k - 45k$36k$35,997
    $24k
    $136k

    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 $25.0B in revenue.

    What industry is Netflix in?

    Netflix is in the consumer goods rental industry.

    What is Netflix's mission?

    Netflix's mission statement is "We promise our customers stellar service, our suppliers a valuable partner, our investors the prospects of sustained profitable growth, and our employees the allure of huge impact."

    What type of company is Netflix?

    Netflix is a public company.

    Who are Netflix's competitors?

    Netflix competitors include HBO, Hulu, Sony Pictures, Starz, Cellular Sales, Penske Media, Graybar, Best Buy, CST Brands, AMC Networks, Office Depot, Lionsgate.

    Who works at Netflix?

    Reed Hastings (Chairman of The Board, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer)

    Marc Randolph (Founder)

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    Netflix FAQs

    Does Netflix drug test?

    No, Netflix does not drug test. Like many other large technology companies, Netflix cares more about your productivity than what you do in your time off. Netflix does not have a policy in place against drug use, but asks that its employees use their best judgment.

    Does Netflix hire felons?

    Yes, Netflix does hire felons. However, felonies related to cybercrimes, or physical or sexual assault, are likely to disqualify a candidate from employment.

    In general, Netflix is open to hiring former felons. There is a 70% Netflix will hire a qualified applicant with a felony, according to hirefelons.com. From our own research, we have found several positive indicators that Netflix hires felons.

    How do you answer, "Why are you interested in working for Netflix"?

    You answer, "Why are you interested in working at Netflix?" by relating the company culture, products, and services to your own professional interests and goals. You may cite how its culture of employee autonomy, or status as an industry leader, will provide opportunities for your growth as a professional.

    How do you write a cover letter for a job at Netflix?

    You write a cover letter for a job at Netflix by showcasing how you fit the role and in Netflix's company culture, which values people over process. Your cover letter should showcase your personality and passion alongside your skills and experience.

    How old do you have to be to work at Netflix?

    There is no formal age requirement to work at Netflix. Netflix is most interested in finding talented employees. The right skills and know-how are more important than formal education.

    Overall, most Netflix employees are between the ages of 24 and 32. There are many employees over the age of 40, though some teams skew slightly younger.

    What benefits does Netflix offer?

    Netflix offers an attractive benefits program that includes unlimited paid time off, healthcare benefits, employee perks, financial benefits, and family planning benefits.

    Unlimited paid time off

    • Unlimited vacation time, determined by the employee (employees may be required to put in extra hours to compensate)

    • Maternity leave of up to one year

    • Paternity leave of up to one year

    What is the dress code at Netflix?

    There is no set dress code at Netflix. So long as your clothing is not inappropriate or offensive, you should be able to wear it to work at Netflix. This coincides with Netflix's general policy to give its employees the autonomy to make their own decisions.

    What is the hiring process at Netflix?

    The hiring process at Netflix is multifaceted and can be arduous, involving multiple phone screenings and up to seven rounds of on-site interviews. For some positions, you may be required to take assessments or complete a take-home project.

    Who owns Netflix?

    Netflix is owned by co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. While Hastings holds many company shares, Netflix has become a publicly-traded company and is therefore owned by various shareholders.

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