Amazon Lab126
3.0 of 5 81 reviews
www.lab126.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Too much to do, too little time

Hardware Engineer (Former Employee)
Cupertino, CA

Pros- Working on consumer products that are popular with the public
- Opportunity to work with and learn from a lot of intelligent people
- Being a part of the Amazon vision

Cons- Corporate politics is alive and strong here.
- Frugal to a fault.
- Management doesn't like to promote from within and often times would rather hire from outside even if that person has no direct experience.
- Lack of vision from senior executives.
- Due to lack of vision, product definition takes place too slowly leaving engineers scrambling to deliver a product in too short of a time frame. During prototyping phase, this doesn't leave enough time to address problems and provide fixes before another build comes up.
- Management likes to force unproven technology into products during short development cycles much to the chagrin of engineers.
- Although this is a technology company, certain groups within the company have too strong a say into what engineering should and shouldn't design, even though they have no direct experience.
- Little to no career advancement opportunities.
- RSU vesting period leaves employee with very little if they do not stay until the multi-year vesting period ends.
- Too many managers and not enough engineers. "Too much to to, too little time" due there being a lack of engineers.

Advice to Senior Management- Promote from within
- Start product definition earlier so that engineers aren't scrambling to meet short product delivery schedules
- Let your engineering groups determine best course of action rather than being forced into certain designs from other groups
- Get some vision
- Hire more engineers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked as an intern for 3 months

    Software Development Engineer In Test (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Working at a renowned company with fast paced development and… Cons: Worst work life balance. People seem to be working very late everyday. Work is assigned even on weekends to be done at home or office. Internship program… Advice to Senior Management: Strive for providing employees with work life balance and not… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    I have been working at Amazon Lab126


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