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10 ways to get axed in Netflix's sick job culture

In this kind of culture, things happen like this, Journal reports: 1. "Last year, he kicked [Hastings] Neil Hunt, the…

In this kind of culture, things happen like this, Journal reports:

1. “Last year, he kicked [Hastings] Neil Hunt, the long-time chief producer officer who had helped create Netflix’s renowned algorithm that curates programming for viewers. He was one of Netflix’s earliest employees and had been Hastings close friend for decades.Hastings told Hunt, that much had changed, as Netflix expanded in Hollywood and abroad, and one of Mr. Hunts underlings, Greg Peters, was now more suited to the job. “

Reed Hastings 2014 [Image: Wikipedia / cellanr]

2. “Ernie Tam, who had worked as a Netflix engineer for six years, called his boss on a Monday morning 2015.” You’re no longer a constellation, says the boss. An HR representative came in, discussed Mr. Tom’s departure package and took his laptop. I just left the office and never returned, said Mr. Tam. “

3.” A former employee remembers seeing a woman who just kicked and cried and packed up her boxes while the rest of her team left the scene without offering any support. They feared to “help her put a goal on her back,” said the worker. “

4.” A former marketing director had been working the whole weekend on a marketing campaign in 2014 to promote the second season of “Orange Is The New Black” in New York City. During the weekend, her chief, Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Bennett, planned a Monday morning meeting and said that he and then chief Talent Officer Tawni Nazario-Cranz would end on their way from California to London. “[Guess what happened next.]

5.” Firefighters can reach hundreds of employees across multiple departments and may be pain-specific, figure out a staff’s shortcomings, while asking more questions and gossip, “says many employees.” [19659009] Related: Hollywood center killed class

6. “Chief Financial Officer David Wells sent an email in August to employees who said he decided to end” David Burt, a vice president. “It is now clear that David was not righteous with us about a major employment issue that affected the business, even when he immediately asked, “he wrote in the email. A person familiar with the case said that the” employment question “referred to in the email meant a sensitive medical condition and that Mr. Burt had acted to protect the person’s integrity and privacy. “

7. “When Netflix Singapore Office opened in 2016, employees said they were shocked at the rate of fire. A Korean employee who left earlier this year from Singapore’s office said that the culture that encourages hard feedback sometimes reminded her of North Korea, where mothers are forced to criticize their sons in front of the public. “

8. “Belle Baldoza, a former PR manager in Singapore, had problems with human resources when she asked employees if they wanted to chip in to help a receptionist fired during Chinese New Year and was not entitled to resignation. Because he worked on the contract “People said that such a collection was not the” Netflix way “and was” not in the best interests of the business, “the people said.”

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9. “During a Netflix Inc. corporate retreat in July, Chief Executive Reed Hastings broke up when he raised about 500 executives. Hastings had recently resigned his executive committee to say the” N-word “in its entirety. The practitioner in question, Jonathan Friedland, sunshined “his battered Netflix lingo for an apology or transparency initiative in front of colleagues – hoping it would blow over. It did not.” [Friedland was fired.]

10. “Several years ago, Hastings” held at a meeting that he had authorized the company to provide unusual significant cash amounts to a number of senior executives, including Chief Executive Officer Nazario-Cranz, to help buy houses in the Bay Area, people who know The case said … Hastings was doubtful when he found that executive [again, the talent officer, Nazario-Cranz] had taken some of her team to make her hair and bought makeup on the company’s dime before a launch event in Milan a few years ago. Hastings asked her to “sunshine” what she did in front of dozens of senior executives. “[Nazario-Cranz later left due to a heart condition and “a desire to spend more time with her children.”]

Read Journal s exposition here.

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