Amazon Lab126
3.1 of 5 67 reviews
www.lab126.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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An upcoming force to be reckened with

Manufacturing Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Cupertino, CA

I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Job stability, fast paced work environment, interesting technologies to work on. Parent company Amazon is customer centric, everyone loves Amazon. Company frugality core values weighes in at a plus if you believe in it. An excellent spring board for young engineers, who might want to hang their hat here awhile. My manager was good and took the risk of letting me do a project that save the company lots of $$$$. Your milage will vary.

ConsBar raising system for hiring senior professionals is broken, allowing undesirables to be hired while denying people with excellent skill sets. Many black-hole projects in the emerging technologies do not have accountability visibility and do not hold true to the company's core values of frugality. Different departments are managed differently so reviews are a mixed bag. Work/Life balance is difficult, as gestation times are relatively short. Overseas travel is required by many and the company policy denies employees to fly business class. When making monthly trips to China, this will wear you out quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the bar raising system and hire the very best. Enforce frugality and accountability to all black hole projects. Offer business class travel for frequent overseas travel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great work atmosphere, challenging projects. Cons: None that I can think of. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Unusual culture and strange management

Engineer (Current Employee)
Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great co-workers and innovative products. Cons: Unusual culture and strange management. Advice to Senior Management: Get along with each other. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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