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Netflix's engineering team has a culture of openness. They are prolific with contributions to open source, and that helps them draw in top talent. However, their engineering screening process is tough. Their team is responsible for delivering media-rich content to all types of devices to delight their users, and they want engineers who can help them improve with their mission.
Here are some positive snippets from interview reviews from Glassdoor:
"Two interviews, one with a recruiter and final one with a supervisor. They are more attentive to your personalty and problem solving skills than anything. They really love someone who has a personality full of energy and willing to always improve. Positive positioning customers is number one for them. Just be yourself."
"One of the best interviews in bay area. It is very diverse company even you start seeing the company becoming like Indian shop. The culture and values are great. You interview with smart people not just engineers but product managers not other cross-functional."
"Overall it's very good, interviewers are very nice and knowledgeable. All three senior developers have different focus: one general about your background and depth of interested areas; one review the take home test; another mainly for a coding test. And hiring manager mainly asked some concepts/knowledge and some design issues. HR person focused on personality, culture, etc."
And here are some negative snippets from interview reviews from Glassdoor:
"After the final interview there was silence, a long silence. After several emails and calls still silence. Finally I had to learn via the recruitment agency that the silence meant they would not move further with the position. Up to today still no feedback from the Netflix team about why they did not want to move on, the position is still open. To my view you should always tell candidates about the decision positive or negative, either via a short email, or even better in a short phone call."
"Spoke to recruiter after applying on their website, he gave me a cringeworthy corporate spiel about “netflix values” and asked me to read 125 page slide deck about it . Dev manager sent me an coding exercise and asked me to share it via github. Which I did. He called me next week and said he is rejecting me because...I used java 7 instead of java 8 which shows them that I don’t keep up with new tech. When I responded that I actually use java 8 at work and all my open source code is written in java 8 for him to look and his exercise didn’t explicitly mention which version of java to use, he accused me of not taking feedback gracefully which is against netflix values."
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