Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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3.8
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231 Ratings
Pros
  • "People work hard but work life balance is respected(in 21 reviews)

  • "Smart people, cool products, fast pace(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor work life balance and constant changing requirements(in 57 reviews)

  • "Cheap overworked frugal is the top principle(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good wlb and fair compensation

      Cons

      Sometime there is too much politics

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      different from Amazon corporate (thankfully)

      May 5, 2021 - Technical Delivery Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits, Visionary, Strong budgets, Ship Actual Products

      Cons

      occasionally influenced by the corporate bottom line ethos, Failing fast is not always embraced, product launches often affect work / life balance, RRU vest schedule is a joke

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 27, 2021 - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brand, great people working there, great projects, great work!

      Cons

      Big companies sometimes take longer to change.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Place to innovate, but poor Recognition and compensation

      Apr 28, 2021 - Software Quality Assurance Manager in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lot to learn New technologies and ideas to work on Stocks

      Cons

      Too much of workload No worklife balance No Bonus or any sort of rewards Poor base pay

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazon's compensation philosophy is a disaster

      Apr 14, 2021 - Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work itself matches my background well. The team members and my manager has been friendly and helpful.

      Cons

      Amazon only gives you 20% of your RSUs in the first two years. No refreshers if they determine that the stock has gone up for some amount since you joined, and no annual cash bonus. The so-called "salary band is already met" is just an excuse. If you look at other big tech companies, Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. none of them is doing the same thing to their own employees. Not only Amazon stock goes up in the past few years. Amazon has a leadership principle called "frugality". Yeah, frugality against employees, and all the money saved goes into Jeff's pocket.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great opportunities

      Apr 26, 2021 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to work on cool products and services

      Cons

      Large company, all projects are huge in scale, easy to get overwhelmed.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Mixed bag

      May 9, 2021 - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong leadership, comp is fair (in hardware atleast), work is interesting

      Cons

      Lot of throw away work, too many egos, turnover, slow growth

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Easygoing

      Apr 28, 2021 - Packager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      easy work environment, laid back

      Cons

      low pay, no advancement opportunities

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazon review

      Apr 25, 2021 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast-paced and much growth opportunity

      Cons

      Can be difficult because fast-paced

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Apply here if you enjoy working on a range of things and constant change

      May 3, 2021 - Software Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salary, interesting work, innovation

      Cons

      political, large organization, empire builders succeed rather than solid engineers

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