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JustJon 04-11-2019 12:22 PM

Netflix Job
 
Anyone have any info on what a job flying for Netflix is like? Specifically their King Air 350, schedule, pay, QOL?
Thanks

yz450f177 04-16-2019 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by JustJon (Post 2801119)
Anyone have any info on what a job flying for Netflix is like? Specifically their King Air 350, schedule, pay, QOL?
Thanks

I heard, 4 days a week, morning and afternoon shift, 150k
QOL you guess.

Bluesville 04-18-2019 07:49 AM

Monday thru Friday with an occasional weekend here and there.
SJC-BUR. That’s it.
140K with no guarantee to the Gulfstream because they have “years of international experience” i.e. they must be mainline retirees.

chirrut 08-07-2019 07:36 AM

It's a great gig for those looking for QoL and pay. Not including the additional perks and soft money that go with 91 gigs.
Very generous time off/vacation policy that the airlines cannot compete with.
Relocation package available.
Easy schedule, you either fly morning (0630 show) or evening (1630 show), 1 roundtrip.
Based in SJC or BUR, but currently looking to fill SJC.
3 King Air 350s and likely a 4th coming soon. Very well maintained aircraft, clean, low time. Pro Line 21 avionics.
Occasional weekend pick up/drop offs for the CEO and other higher up management types. Rare overnights. If you have an overnight, it's to cover a trip in another base. Our contract pilot list has grown to reduce overnights.
The most challenging part of the job is getting in and out of the flight deck especially if you're vertically gifted. :p

chirrut 08-07-2019 08:42 AM

To add on regarding the excellent benefits at Netflix...

https://benefits.netflix.com/united-states/
Click on the various tabs.

You get up to $15k in health benefits. (In addition to your salary.) If you don't use all 15k, Netflix pays back up to 5k to YOU. Per paycheck. Play with the plans in the link above to see how much you could get back.

We get stock options in addition our salary.

Netflix will pay for your rideshare commute to and from work. FBO in our case. Great way to keep the miles off your car and save a little gas money.

Standard 401k program.

Usual all expenses paid for while on duty. When we travel, you keep the airline miles and hotel points. (Marriott Hilton type hotels).

There is an online Netflix employee store where everything is FREE. You pay nothing. Not even shipping which is quick. Apparel, office supplies, water bottles, coffee mugs, kids stuff, etc.

Your cellphone plan can be expensed or you can get a new phone through Netflix. We are issued an iPad and laptop as well.

FlyPurdue 08-07-2019 02:31 PM

Are they crewed or is it single pilot? Alas, is the 5,000 hours firm?

Thanks!

CardboardCutout 08-07-2019 04:01 PM

Not dumping on you all, sounds like a very chill job, but eh where would you live in or near SJC on $140k? Serious question, there may be answer and I'm just not aware of it!

Vital Signs 08-07-2019 08:07 PM

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5...83321247_zpid/

Formal living room.

mobility is a bonus.

Red Forman 08-08-2019 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by Vital Signs (Post 2866795)
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5...83321247_zpid/

Formal living room.

mobility is a bonus.

I like the hammock in the living room.

chirrut 08-08-2019 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by FlyPurdue (Post 2866630)
Are they crewed or is it single pilot? Alas, is the 5,000 hours firm?

Thanks!

Crew

The 5k is not firm. It helps to have King Air time and/or a BE-300 type. We have a couple pilots with less than 5k (but they arrived typed and current). We also have pilots with 8-10k+.

To add, Netflix will type you (if not already typed) and there is no training contract.


Originally Posted by CardboardCutout (Post 2866678)
Not dumping on you all, sounds like a very chill job, but eh where would you live in or near SJC on $140k? Serious question, there may be answer and I'm just not aware of it!

Legit question. Yes, it is tough recruiting and having someone move to the Bay Area. A (young) single person would just rent. Anyone else with family would need to make at least 300k combined income to buy a decent home the SJC area with the current inflated market. Otherwise you'd have to try finding a home south of SJ- Morgan Hill, Gilroy- or go east like Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek. Then you're looking at an hour commute each way.

filejw 08-09-2019 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Bluesville (Post 2804856)
Monday thru Friday with an occasional weekend here and there.
SJC-BUR. Thatís it.
140K with no guarantee to the Gulfstream because they have ďyears of international experienceĒ i.e. they must be mainline retirees.

They should be careful what they wish as Gulfstreams have lots smaller cockpits and crew rest areas than they are accustomed. I think 12 hr plus legs would get old with no room to move around. That KingAir job is a lot better retirement gig in my opinion.

Fredturbo 08-10-2019 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by Vital Signs (Post 2866795)
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5...83321247_zpid/

Formal living room.

mobility is a bonus.

Looks like a meth lab. Hey, at least medical is cheap. Lol....

FL450 08-11-2019 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by CardboardCutout (Post 2866678)
Not dumping on you all, sounds like a very chill job, but eh where would you live in or near SJC on $140k? Serious question, there may be answer and I'm just not aware of it!

What other company pays 140K for a King Air pilot?

Good Post for the OP!

Opakapaka 05-09-2020 05:22 PM

How many pilots and how many king airs and gulfstreams?

USMCFLYR 05-09-2020 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by FL450 (Post 2868546)
What other company pays 140K for a King Air pilot?

Good Post for the OP!

Not company.....but some government positions even more.
This job sounds good to me, except for location.
ive had enough of CA! :-)

Purpleanga 05-09-2020 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by CardboardCutout (Post 2866678)
Not dumping on you all, sounds like a very chill job, but eh where would you live in or near SJC on $140k? Serious question, there may be answer and I'm just not aware of it!

If you have a spouse that makes decent money. You could have over 200k easily

PilotWill81 05-19-2020 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by yz450f177 (Post 2804155)
I heard, 4 days a week, morning and afternoon shift, 150k
QOL you guess.

sign me up

MikeGolf 10-13-2021 06:13 PM

I just saw a posting on Netflix.com for the King Air in Los Angeles. Does anyone know if you have to live in the LA area ? I live near San Jose but I think they're staffed for SJC. Thanks.

chirrut 11-05-2021 07:59 AM

The Netflix KA350 operation has 2 pilot bases: BUR and SJC. You will need to live within a 2 hour drive of your base.
4 King airs, 2 in each base. Expect additional hiring as flying continues to ramp up. Eventually these King Airs will be replaced by something bigger/faster.
Netflix also has 3 x G550s (based in BUR, no SJC base). You can move between fleets as openings are available.

chirrut 11-05-2021 12:15 PM

And for what it's worth, pay has gone up (significantly) since the initial start of this thread. Everyone is now compensated according to their experience and how they contribute to the department. (as well cost of living) I would consider this a unicorn 91 gig.

DontLookDown 11-07-2021 01:33 PM

Do you get a free Netflix subscription?

That should offset some of the high cost of living

FRAC 11-08-2021 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by DontLookDown (Post 3319891)
Do you get a free Netflix subscription?

That should offset some of the high cost of living

Free subscription but with ads.

chirrut 11-09-2021 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by DontLookDown (Post 3319891)
Do you get a free Netflix subscription?

That should offset some of the high cost of living

Nope. But as an employee, you get to see all the new content 2 weeks prior to public release. For the rest of the job perks, see post #5 of this thread (and any of my previous posts).

DontLookDown 11-10-2021 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by FRAC (Post 3320428)
Free subscription but with ads.

Ads? I just threw up in my mouth a little bitÖ

SFGiant 12-08-2021 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by FRAC (Post 3320428)
Free subscription but with ads.

A person who doesnt know what they are speaking about. No free subscription because Netflix pays you more than enough money to afford the $10 dollars a month. For those interested it is an amazing place to work and the King Air team is a great group of individuals. And no, the Gulfstream Pilots arenít all mainline retirees!

FRAC 12-12-2021 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by SFGiant (Post 3333147)
A person who doesnt know what they are speaking about. No free subscription because Netflix pays you more than enough money to afford the $10 dollars a month. For those interested it is an amazing place to work and the King Air team is a great group of individuals. And no, the Gulfstream Pilots arenít all mainline retirees!

Itís called sarcasm! Donít get your panties in a wad.

OEIrpo 02-25-2022 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by chirrut (Post 3318940)
And for what it's worth, pay has gone up (significantly) since the initial start of this thread. Everyone is now compensated according to their experience and how they contribute to the department. (as well cost of living) I would consider this a unicorn 91 gig.

I saw that they recently posted a job opening for the King Air. What is the pay like now?

chirrut 03-07-2022 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by OEIrpo (Post 3379298)
I saw that they recently posted a job opening for the King Air. What is the pay like now?

Still based on experience and if you contribute extra duties (i.e. safety committee, side projects, etc) to the department (not required). Expect $160-195k.

OzMoto 03-07-2022 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by chirrut (Post 3384661)
Still based on experience and if you contribute extra duties (i.e. safety committee, side projects, etc) to the department (not required). Expect $160-195k.

what if you have the bare minimum experience and come in not typed and no ATP, what would the salary range be? Also, do pilots have the ability to switch bases?

chirrut 03-08-2022 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by OzMoto (Post 3384700)
what if you have the bare minimum experience and come in not typed and no ATP, what would the salary range be? Also, do pilots have the ability to switch bases?

If you came in at bare minimums (ATP or just under, which has happened), you would start as SIC/First Officer. I believe pay is around 100k. Once you've gained enough experience, you'd be promoted to PIC/Captain. A lesser experience PIC would likely be in the 160-170k ballpark. At the end of the day, salary is negotiable.

Yes you can switch bases, but only when there is an opening.

MikeGolf 03-09-2022 11:50 AM

I've applied twice and haven't heard anything. 5800 TT 3650 Jet 1800 PIC part 121.

chirrut 03-09-2022 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by MikeGolf (Post 3385940)
I've applied twice and haven't heard anything. 5800 TT 3650 Jet 1800 PIC part 121.

It's purely networking in the 91 field, particular at Netflix. Netflix attends NBAA conferences, WAI, NGPA, etc. so be sure to attend these types of events. Get on LinkedIn and connect with as many Netflix pilots. Introduce yourself and interact with them. Get on their radar and ask questions.

MikeGolf 03-10-2022 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by chirrut (Post 3386212)
It's purely networking in the 91 field, particular at Netflix. Netflix attends NBAA conferences, WAI, NGPA, etc. so be sure to attend these types of events. Get on LinkedIn and connect with as many Netflix pilots. Introduce yourself and interact with them. Get on their radar and ask questions.

Thank you. I'll definitely do that.


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