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Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated November 2, 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 could be better" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Upper management heavily driven by Seattle mgmt without clarity into decisions" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Product Design Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "MUA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 part-time

    Pros

    Great company good work environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. "Technical Program Manager-Audio"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TPM-Audio in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - TPM-Audio in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to working latest technology and you are challenged at every point.

    Cons

    Improve medical insurance coverage

    Advice to Management

    Have a realistic schedule for success


  4. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Good learning curve, Stock growth

    Cons

    Average pay, bureaucracy, no employee perks


  5. "Forklift driver and order selector"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Driver and Order Selector in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver and Order Selector in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best benefit best location and best insurance

    Cons

    I would like to be at this job for more opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Just be in charge of my own work and mind mine own bussines


  6. "Great place to work at"

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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

    Amazing and constant innovation, colleagues like family.

    Cons

    Big corporate related hassles in general.


  7. "Housekeeping"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice People To Work With

    Cons

    Management Is Very Direspectful To Us

    Advice to Management

    Just Quit

  8. "Technical Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Innovative and friendly staff. Good tools.

    Cons

    Frugality bit meaningless. Hard to promote beyond L6.


  9. "Great company, smart and nice co-worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, responsible, and nice coworker. Fast-paced enviornment. Have a lot of chance to learn and grow if you want to do great job and dive deeply in daily job. Company culture is nice. Much better than what I heard from outside. Join 2 Months, everything is good so far.

    Cons

    Big company seems similar. Too many people is usually involved in one task. It will lead to duplicate effort and redundancy.

    Advice to Management

    It is good so far. Continue improving and then AMAZON will be continuously a great company.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Process and Data driven with no change in sight"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anotherdrone in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anotherdrone 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

    Company is doing well, stock is climbing, smart and motivated co-workers, ability to influence your career growth

    Cons

    Way too many meetings, granular reports, no change, crappy pay scales, the further you are in the pay band the less you will receive at annual reviews, wasted time in other people's meetings/ training, PMs creating tools and process no one asked for and add zero value

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about fixing the comp structure and systems. You have ALL of the data needed to effect change.


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