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Helpful (9)

An upcoming force to be reckened with

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manufacturing Test Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Manufacturing Test Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good 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.

Cons

Bar 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 Management

Change 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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, challenging projects.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Unusual culture and strange management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and innovative products.

    Cons

    Unusual culture and strange management.

    Advice to Management

    Get along with each other.

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