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Netflix employees have funny corporate jargon including odd use of ‘meme’



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Every office has its own corporate jargon, but Netflix’s is
particularly wacky, according to
a new report by The Wall Street Journal

The sprawling
Journal piece
looks at Netflix’s tough corporate culture, and
one way employees signal they are in the loop is through phrases
that indicate they are a “culture fit.” The strangest is an
idiosyncratic way of using the word “meme.”

Here’s how the Journal describes how Netflix employees use the

“The ‘meme’ on someone at Netflix is their current standing in
the eyes of their bosses. If the ‘meme’ on you is that your
boss’s boss doesn’t like your tone or attitude, if you don’t
change quickly that could mean you are out.”

Other bits of Netflix language include “blast radius” (“how far
something goes inside the company when you say it to someone
else”) and “highly aligned, loosely coupled” (“the adjectives
Netflix uses to describe its organization as the opposite of a
top-down company”).

Read the full report and more jargon over at the

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