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Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "People work hard but work life balance is respected" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Smart people, fast pace, very product oriented" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not always good because deadlines can be unrealistic" (in 38 reviews)

  • "And the biggest one of all, No work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Product Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of products being made, lots of responsibility, fast moving projects, amazing experience and exposure. Device-level ownership (work on entire device, not a single component).

    Cons

    Travel to China in coach. No performance bonuses (only RSUs). Poor RSU vesting schedule.

    Working with China means late night phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    Improve travel accommodations for frequent manufacturing travel.


  2. "Not a good place to stay for a long time"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Colleges are smart.

    Cons

    Bad management. Love to use stack ranking and PIP. Try to manage out 5% of the total workers every year.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on how to make great products, other than politics, like managing out people every year.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with.
    Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance.
    A lot of politics between different groups. Some internal groups make it feel like we're not working for the same company/goals/team.
    No business class for international trips, worse than other surrounding tech companies.
    Unrealistic deadlines and stress level is high.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging work, everyone works hard. People in my team are older and experienced, which is appreciated and necessary for the role. Great boss, great compensation. This is not the sweat shop I was expecting. People work hard but work life balance is respected. People have fun in the office and impromptu wine and cheese parties happen on fridays. I like the culture a lot. Also, lots of women work here even though it’s a tech company. It’s great to see!

    Cons

    No special benefits like apple, google, Netflix. Economy flights to Asia, no free food or dry cleaning. Cramped office in Sunnyvale.

    Advice to Management

    I’m a new hire and I’m happy. Keep doing what you are doing, maybe consider business class flights to Asia for very frequent travelers.


  5. "Dynamic environment; large scale with speed of a startup"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart folks, highly innovation and trying new things, relatively fast paced

    Cons

    Maybe too little formalized processes, a lot of change and informal processes may be stressful for folks that desire a lot of structure and clarity.


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    a lot of variety in projects

    Cons

    bad work life balance
    a lot of politics


  7. "Sr Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Great Product. Top Class Engineers

    Cons

    Simply Horrible Management.
    Tooo too much politics.
    Unhealthy work environment

    Advice to Management

    Fire the QA Mgrs. They are pathetic technically.
    Some of them are extremely unethical.

  8. "Stower"

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    Current Employee - Stower in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Stower in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good with over time

    Cons

    On feet for long periods of time


  9. "SDE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Campus life and have many choices for food

    Cons

    location, traffic is bad for commute


  10. "I would work here only for money !!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. More learning.

    Cons

    People,Culture, and cant balanced work and life.

    Advice to Management

    Think about work/ life balance


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