Netflix is a global streaming company that has created many thousands of jobs. The tech giant is a great opportunity to find work, but does Netflix hire felons?
If you’re looking for work with a felony on your record there are unfortunately lots of things you need to worry about.
- Does Netflix do background checks?
- Does Netflix hire people with misdemeanors?
- Will Netflix test for drugs?
At Successful Release, our goal is to address these questions and much, much more. To find our answers, we go directly to the source and ask companies about their hiring policies. The objective is always to give as much information as we can to help improve your chances of getting a job. We even feature former felons on our staff that know first-hand what it’s like looking for work with a record.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what it takes to get a job at Netflix with a felony!
Does Netflix hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
As always, we contacted the company directly to answer the question, Does Netflix hire felons?
Unfortunately, we’ve yet to hear from them. We will continue trying to make contact in the hopes of updating this guide.
Until then, we’ll share our independent research. Based on what we found, the company doesn’t seem to have any policies prohibiting the hiring of former felons.
Has Netflix hired felons in the past?
Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to determine whether or not Netflix has hired felons on the past. There is no clear record of their having done so.
Is this a big deal? Not necessarily. Without hearing from the company themselves, it’s hard to determine exactly how they make hiring decisions.
Does Netflix hire people with misdemeanors?
Again, it is hard to say. We’ve heard nothing from the company, nor found anything online. It often depends on the nature of your record, but until we hear from Netflix it will be hard to say more than that.
Is Netflix on the Ban the Box list?
The Ban the Box list is an effort to remove questions about a criminal record from job applications. There is also a partner movement, the Fair Chance Business Pledge. With the Fair Chance Business Pledge, companies promise not to discriminate in their hiring process.
Unfortunately, Netflix is not involved with either movement. This sounds worse than it actually is: The majority of companies that hire felons have no affiliation with either program.
Does Netflix have special programs for hiring felons?
Additionally, there are also a few companies out there that have special programs designed for hiring felons. Unfortunately, Netflix does not have any such programs. Again, this isn’t unusual, even if it is a little bit disappointing to see.
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
Let’s take a look at the things we have learned: Netflix has yet to reach out, we have no record of them hiring former felons, and it also looks like they don’t have any special programs for hiring.
Is it possible to get a job at Netflix with a felony? Based on everything we’ve seen to this point, we can only rate your chances as uncertain.
While it is possible that Netflix is very open to hiring former felons, we can’t say for sure until we’ve gotten more information from them.
What are some entry-level jobs?
First of all, we should put it on Front Street that pretty much all of Netflix’s jobs are very competitive. They require degrees, and usually a keen understanding of technology. There are, for example, often listings for software engineering. They also have cybersecurity jobs, as well as positions in their corporate offices all around the world.
What does this mean for you? It means that if you really want to get hired here, you need to make sure that you’re properly qualified and educated.
However, you can find more entry-level positions like customer service positions where you’ll handle complaints and the like.
How to get hired at Netflix with a felony
A lot of people want to work for Netflix. If you’re going to be the one to get the much sought-after job, you have to submit a really killer application. Even really qualified candidates often find this part of the process difficult.
Experience is going to be key. If your work history includes tech or customer support, it will go a long way towards helping you find success with this company.
Still, it’s not enough just to have the experience. You also need to know how to highlight it properly. To do this, you’re going to want to get a little bit of help with your resume. It’s always a good idea to have someone else look over the application before you send it out to the world.
Once you send out a good application, it’s only a matter of time before you are asked to interview. For a competitive interview like this one, it will be to your benefit to dress as formally and professionally as possible.
You should also make a point of covering up any tattoos or non-traditional piercings that you might have. Though the company might not mind its employees having tattoos or piercings, it’s always best to take a ‘better safe than sorry’ approach to the first meeting.
You also will need to be prepared to talk about yourself in a way that is professional and confident. To pull this off so that you land you the job, a little bit of practice may be in order. The career centers mentioned earlier are also really great places for practicing interviews. This is particularly true when interviewing with big corporations like Netflix, where the interviewer is likely to ask questions that might be a little bit more challenging. If you can’t go to a career center, you may at least want to run through some questions with a friend.
Does Netflix do background checks?
Netflix does do background checks on incoming employees. The result of these background checks may determine whether or not you get the job.
However, there are some things you need to know about background checks:
For one thing, there are some states that only look seven years back into your record. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
There are also some states that won’t include any information about not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, though, many states look at everything. If you live in one of these states, Netflix will know about everything, including charges you were found not guilty of:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also looked online to find out what it is like to work at Netflix. Glassdoor.com gives the company a 3.6 out of a possible 5-star rating.
Its highest rating is a 4.4 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. The lowest rating is 3.3 for work/life balance. The rating itself is on the moderate to low end relative to what we usually see. However, the areas where Netflix loses points are not as troubling as it could be. Based on the Glassdoor survey, it looks like it’s not unpleasant to work there, just challenging.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Since Netflix is a tech company, it’s safe to say that any cybercrime will be looked upon unfavorably. That includes fraud and theft.
In a more general sense, however, it’s probably also safe to presume that the company will be more receptive to candidates with minor offenses. Given their apparent reluctance to hire former felons in the first place, it seems likely that recent or severe offenses will stifle your chances.
Does Netflix drug test
It looks like Netflix does drug test before making a hire. Additionally, they are also able to make periodic drug tests as they see fit. It’s best to err on the side of caution.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
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