- With 360-feedback season in full swing at Netflix, Business Insider spoke with former employees who had risen through the ranks at the streaming company to learn what it takes to get ahead there.
- The insiders said new hires should spend the first few months at the company adjusting to the culture and pace.
- Relationships are also key, the insiders said: find time for one-on-one meetings with higher ups and get to know leaders on adjacent teams.
- And get comfortable giving and responding to feedback, which is core aspect of Netflix’s culture.
- “At Netflix,” one insider said, “you have to drive your own career growth … if you want to scale up or take on more responsibilities.”
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From the outside looking in, Netflix’s corporate culture can appear cutthroat.
The streaming company describes itself in its culture memo as a ”dream team” that only employs the “extraordinary” and the “stunning.” Adequate performers tend to get the axe, and four months of severance pay, according to the document.
Such a high-performance culture can be intimidating for new hires,