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Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • On glass door some have mentioned 'work-life balance' (in 12 reviews)

  • Interesting projects and smart people (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not always good because deadlines can be unrealistic (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent and respectable senior leaders. Incredibly innovative environment. Open door policies. Lots of great people to enjoy being around during the work day. Great events, shuttle program, and onsite (ish) gym. Internal mobility is supported.

    Cons

    Many transfer opportunities are located in Seattle (headquarters). Still a lot in the bay area, but there are definitely more diverse reqs for internal mobility if you are willing to relocate.


  2. "Horrible managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Smart peers. Stock

    Cons

    Unbelievably bad managers. Running in circles and wasting time on all levels. Horrible work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't burn out people. Replacement of a person cost much more than the extra you get for working 24/7.

  3. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Working here is very interesting

    Cons

    Sometimes the pressure is high


  4. "commodity manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    decent pay with stock options, smart people, ball work hard

    Cons

    management teams are well political driven, no life work balance


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I wouldn't work here unless it was a last resort. Even then, I'd be weary."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Broad experiences
    Some good managers
    Good resume name to find your next job

    Cons

    It seems like...
    . you're being tested every day
    . there's a huge disconnect between what they tell you and what they really want
    . some people will act like they're on your side but will carefully place you under the bus when you're not looking
    . there's little useful guidance from managers unless you're picked as their favorite
    . there's definitely zero work-life balance
    . you're laughably underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to communicate what you really want from your employees and maybe even consider helping them. Your contracting BS needs to stop.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hardworking, Customer Centric, Consumer Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shipping products every year, what you work on will be used by millions of people.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, engineering opportunities are much lesser than in other divisions of Amazon.


  7. "Software Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, people very friendly and helpful, many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Some of the benefits might not be as good as those of some other companies at similar level.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Good tech but bad culture"

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

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on latest Amazon technologies
    Cool consumer products
    Stock is doing good

    Cons

    Employee work culture is not so great
    No real intention from Management to help improve career growth, everyone wants to cover their bases
    TPMs are more than engineers nowadays, unnecessarily creating 'hot' issues and micromanaging (mismanaging) the product execution leading to poorer product quality, no longer term design and thinking.
    Engineers are not at the center of things here sadly and used as slaves to get things done for a particular project (very short term unlike CEOs thinking).
    With so many products getting released every year, no time (and intention) to pause to take a look at overall architecture, product, tech review, improve things for long term etc.
    Upper management heavily driven by Seattle mgmt without clarity into decisions.


  9. "Work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Innovative products; problem-solving culture; collaborative

    Cons

    Promotion can be slow and requires patience.

    Advice to Management

    Promote top talents; Avoid reorg-related churns


  10. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Great stuff really loved it aweomse

    Cons

    Not the best but I cant tell whell

    Advice to Management

    Come on


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