Amazon Lab126

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13 people found this helpful  

Bullying by management; scapegoating by peers.

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Former Employee - Hardware Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Hardware Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

Pros

You get to have "Amazon" on your resume.

You may get to work on highly visible shipping product which could be a bad thing... like the Fire Phone flop.

Cons

General exploitation of employees: low compensation, miniscule raises, bubble stock, long hours, expensive benefits, toxic culture, political minefield, insulting yearly review process. New office location is terrible, mass exodus of employees is occurring.

Work on ho-hum products with a bunch of stupid jerks who will take credit for your achievements.

Those that try to excel at work here will be punished, being an "average" robot worker is rewarded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your indifference is the problem.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126

    Pros

    Good compensation. That's about it, there's nothing else to mention. Benefits are decent. There are much better places to work.

    Cons

    Bad management
    Bad planning
    Bad culture
    Bad morale (this is no secret)
    Bad work-life balance
    Bad career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Do your research - ask around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 (more than an year)

    Pros

    You'll ship product. Planning for projects is quite different than other companies. If you're on the platform (i.e. integration) team it's just constant churn, same thing every product. Maybe learn a new component but nothing to enhance your SW development skills if hired as SDE. Promotion possibilities are extremely limited on the platform team. Look up Amazon OLR to understand why. You'll be hired as an SDE at a specific level with specific requirements of what the job entails, but the position you'll get on the platform team does not match the SDE requirements. If you're hired as an SDEIII which would be design work. How much design work is involved in integration? Something to consider.

    Outside of the platform team you may have better opportunity. Seems like unless you're on a team from Seattle your prospects are limited.

    Cons

    you won't have vacation, weekends, or family time. I spent a couple of my vacations working. If you're on the platform team plan on scheduling weekends to get them off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain managers, during their ghost hunts like to have 3 hour meetings. Let the engineers figure out the problems versus Directors. The engineers are actually quite good .

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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