Amazon Lab126

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA

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

Pros

Innovative products, lots of freedom, good work life balance for the most part of the year.
Good benefits. Better pay/RSU and faster career growth compared to rest of amazon.com companies.

Cons

Did not find much opportunity for mentoring or getting mentored. Some part of the workforce will make you wonder how they got hired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

maintain a good uniform hiring bar; provide more guidance on career opportunites for employees in 1:1s.

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Looks pretty on the outside, ugly on the inside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Decent starting salary and signing bonus
    - Interesting products and features to work on
    - Some very smart and talented people work there

    Cons

    - Raises are small and rare, if any at all. RSUs are only given to those with the worst work-life balance or are active in the company politics
    - Releases are not well thought out - communication between groups and actual deadlines are non-existant
    - A power struggle between the Seattle home office and Cupertino/Sunnyvale Lab126 offices causes unnecessary friction due to political and communication issues
    - Company culture is not diversified, Executive and Upper Management is predominantly male

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good leader should be have the respect of their employees and lead by example. Listen to your employees and let everyone have a voice - good or bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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