Amazon Lab126
3.0 of 5 81 reviews Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Lab126, an company - product development center behind the Kindle

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cupertino, CA

ProsAmazon has fantastic customer service and this influences the development of the Kindle in a positive way. More data driven than other companies.

ConsCulture emphasizes looking at the employee as a glass half empty.
Values thriftiness to a demoralizing fault.
Overdoes it on promoting internally - senior managers are leading efforts they have no experience in and obviously stumble and haven't a clue on how to begin - bring in someone from the outside who is experienced and let them lead the effort.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a competitive analysis of yourself as company against other valley companies and see how you measure in terms of compensation/treatment of employees - the recession won't last forever and the good ones will leave.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be great in the early days, then Amazon corporate ruined it

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Amazon Lab126

    Pros: Kindle is a very successful product; looks good on your resume A few really great engineers are still there During my tenure, in… Cons: It stopped being fun and innovative once Amazon corporate took over the software group Managers can be very mean to the engineers; recognition for a job… Advice to Senior Management: Start all over with a new, small, innovative subsidiary which is independent… More
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    Pressurized like a coal ....

    Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Good Salary Learning is good to some extent Cons: Health takes a toll due to the stress you are in .. Don't take up the job in case you want to have a family life Bar… Advice to Senior Management: If you want people to do quality work , give… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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