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Helpful (21)

Glad I am an ex-employee

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good starting compensation package.

Cons

There is little chance of advancement and almost now possibility of getting a raise after you join the company. Management by anger and intimidation is the rule. They like to keep you in a constant state of stress. They promise you lots when you're hired but almost none is ever delivered. Teams are reorged almost constantly and within a few months you'll be doing a very different job from what you were hired for.

Advice to Management

not really worth the effort as they don't listen to the staff they have.

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  1. Helpful (14)

    Lab126 or Lab-Inhumane. What an unprofessional sweatshop with no innovation in product development.

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    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tried to look for something positive for this section, but found nothing. Wait, the only good thing was to have an opportunity to earn bread and butter to make ends meet for a while. The bread earning experience also caused me subsequent heart problems due to the stress caused by managements.

    Cons

    A very inhumane company. The managers in Lab126 also came from other companies around the valley. They will bad mouth about you during reference check if you are unfortunate enough to apply for another company whose hiring manager knows your current manager at Lab126. You will find out quickly after making through the phone screen and moving to the in-person interview stage at the new company, which never happens because of apparent reasons. If Lab126 management hates you, you may as well go and jump off the Golden Gate bridge because your career is pretty much ruined. The Human Resources department at Lab126 is not there to ensure a harmonious working environment where everybody plays by the rules. They are there to protect the managers only. So, try to work there and you'll see what I mean.

    Advice to Management

    Look at Alibaba. It's only the matter of time before Amazon will pull the plug on you.

  2. Helpful (1)

    lots of fun

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary. Challenging job description. Get to work with a lot of good engineers. They allow me to push the bounds of what has been done and create new technology.

    Cons

    They take product confidentiality / security way too seriously - to the point where it gets in the way and may cause redundant work in different departments.

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