Netflix’s content boss responded to a report that said the streaming giant’s work culture was ‘ruthless’

Ted Sarandos

  • Netflix’s content chief, Ted Sarandos, addressed a Wall Street Journal report from October that called the company’s work culture “ruthless” and “demoralizing.”
  • “That sounds like a really terrible place to work,” Sarandos said.
  • He said that people “love conflict” and love to “create conflict.”

Netflix’s content chief, Ted Sarandos, addressed a Wall Street Journal report that called the company’s work culture “ruthless, demoralizing and transparent to the point of dysfunctional,” at Variety’s annual Dealmakers Breakfast on Thursday.

The story, published in October, was based on anecdotes from more than 70 former and current employees. It reported that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings routinely performs a “keeper test” that he used to fire his product chief and longtime friend, Neil Hunt, last year.

Some managers also told The Journal they felt pressured into firing people or “risk looking soft.”

“That sounds like a really terrible place to work,” Sarandos said Thursday

Sarandos added, “I don’t know where that came from. I think people love conflict, and people love to talk about conflict and create conflict.”

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