Netflix is the world’s leading provider of streaming media and is growing at a tremendous pace ever since 1997. Increasing customers, global expansion, and a transformation in core business into a ‘Hollywood’ organisation that produces original content are only a few of the strategic challenges Netflix is facing at the moment. Besides that, Netflix has a very progressive company culture and leadership style.
According to an article by Michelle Conlin in Bloomberg Business Week in 2007: “Netflix may be the ultimate company for work flexibility. The movie distribution company famously has no vacation policy. That doesn’t mean that employees don’t get vacation time. They can have as many vacation days as they feel they need. However, there is another side to this coin. Netflix is ultra-demanding of its employees. The company pays its people lavishly, gives them unlimited vacations, and lets them structure their own compensation packages. In return, über-performance is expected. (…)”.