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Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated April 14, 2018
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Pros
  • On glass door some have mentioned 'work-life balance' (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of great people to enjoy being around during the work day (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not always good because deadlines can be unrealistic (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great work environment and Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a place to learn and develop your skills and grow in your career. One of the rare organizations where employees are encouraged to have backbone, disagree and commit.

    Cons

    Highly competitive, Work life balance can be challenging at times, tough project schedules, Expensive Cafe, Compensation policies are not transparent to the Employees


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hour. Good total compensation. Chances to touch different new technology.

    Cons

    No free lunch. Performance review pressure.

  3. "hardware engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    new things to learn everyday

    Cons

    management takes time to give opportunities

    Advice to Management

    reduce politics


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Culture and management issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good consumer devices and retail ecosystem

    Cons

    1 Politics and internal issues across teams.
    2 The tools that make software development easier are badly missing.
    3 Bad project planning and management.


  5. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is great. Amount of innovation done is tremendous.

    Cons

    Work hours are brutal during software release cycles.


  6. "High learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Latest technology
    Same process and tools are used company wide
    Good Compensation

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Stocks vests very slowly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is still growing. many career opportunities

    Cons

    No free lunch, no business class for international travel

  8. "SQAE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great compensation, IT support, Immigration support

    Cons

    Poor Management, zero work life balance


  9. "I thought this was the hiring spot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New experience ,clean accident record,clean facility and customer services is outstanding,plus there are other services you can also incorporate. Check it out.

    Cons

    Angry, stuck, automatic rage ,financial benefits checking the numbers and

    Advice to Management

    Looking foward to meeting you


  10. Helpful (7)

    "A good short term gig"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company doing well in the market
    Get to work on the hottest smart assistant devices in the world
    Huge product line up to choose from if you get bored with what you're doing
    Great IT
    Free gym

    Cons

    Understaffed for the product scale they're going for.
    Salary cap, enough said...
    Terrible HR
    Over worked, under paid after 2 years (when sign on bonus wears off). Don't count on equity.
    Equity amount is sad compared to other big companies (e.g Google, etc)
    Terrible 401k plan, make sure to read through it carefully!
    Super heavy cross org politics, tons of finger pointing
    Product development/TPMs ignore lower level engineers' concerns
    High stress environment all the time

    Advice to Management

    Scale appropriately before committing to so many products
    Value people's weekends and evenings
    Ensure down time per employee per week to foster creativity and productivity


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