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Internship in Sunnyvale

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Current Employee - Product Manager Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (less than an year)

Pros

- very exciting project
- very caring manager that did not only look after me because she/he wanted me to finish the project but he/she also wanted me to get to know different departments/people so I get a better understanding of how Amazon works.
- very helpful and friendly employees
- a big extra program to choose from (not only intern program(which is very good) but also companywide trainings
- good location, gym and pool provided

Cons

- not the biggest startup atmosphere any more

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Software Developer

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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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    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
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