Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated May 20, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Smart people to learn about business

    May 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    very clear and strategic leaders

    Cons

    Internal process is trivial and requires more time in creating documents

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    If there are other options, PICK THEM

    May 16, 2022 - Senior Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - One gets the opportunity to work on a range of products and services in a short time - Exposure to end to end product development process including business implications

    Cons

    - Top down management style. Leadership principles are used to create fear and punish engineers instead of motivating them - Servitude mindset inculcated in engineers. Disagree and commit is a joke of a leadership principle - no respect towards work life balance. Unrealistic timelines and resource allocation. PTOs are frowned upon.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Front-facing user impact

    May 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great opportunity to directly help end users

    Cons

    Employee benefits are lackluster compared to other employers in the area

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    PIP culture is real!

    Apr 27, 2022 - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Large company benefits, good work/life balance (varies by team)

    Cons

    Had a narcissistic manager that saw me as a threat and completely exaggerated my “lack of performance”, gaslit me and eventually put me on a PIP. He did nothing to try and help me with the difficulties of being onboarded as a 100% remote employee and I eventually lost all motivation to even try and focused on getting out. All he cared about was his team executing with as little work required from him as possible. Very toxic environment. I should have listened to the warning signs.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Nice place to work and learn

    Apr 29, 2022 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) 
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    Pros

    People have a lot of knowledge

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship so need to take initiative

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Easy to attract candidates - hard to Raise the Bar

    Mar 2, 2022 - Technical Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    Many candidates are interested in working at Amazon Devices Engineering works on many interesting products Coworkers are very talented and helpful Standardization in interviews gives many different people a chance to be successful in interviews and be hired Severance is offered to FTE employees who are not meeting targets

    Cons

    Competitive environment, high expectations for productivity Hiring teams have high expectations of candidates, so many will not meet the hiring bar Not meeting hiring goals will result in termination/PIP/severance

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Devices to your Door

    Mar 10, 2022 - Sr Business Intelligence Engineer 
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    Pros

    Sign-on bonus and stock grants. Learning opportunities. A smaller subsidiary that creates Amazon devices (including Ring/Blink) inside the giant Amazon machine. Low turnover in executive leadership maintains consistency in vision, goals and priorities.

    Cons

    Poor 401k matching (2%). Healthcare plans are a bit pricey (low company HSA contribution levels and high deductible). Low base salary compared to other tech firms.

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Pays good, but ... can you survive?

    Dec 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    Great pay and great support from coworkers. Performance review process is simpler, quicker, and briefer than that at other companies.

    Cons

    Expect work-life balance to take a hit. Expect to work long hours and weekends, even on company paid holidays and PTO, just to get caught up and meet the bar. Expect "Right, A Lot" to be translated as "Write, A Lot" - there will be lots of reporting and writing at the weekly, monthly, and quarterly levels and will not stop - if you don't like technical writing or reporting, Amazon is probably not the place for you.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mixed feeling

    May 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Really cool projects to work on

    Cons

    No work-life balance at all. Not being respected

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good for learning, terrible WLB

    Apr 17, 2022 - Product Design Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great for learning and lots of ownership. Get to WFH depending on your team.

    Cons

    Terrible WLB. Managers knowingly give you more work than you can handle to test your breaking point. Always meetings at night. amzn used to ask about WLB to the team, now they don't.

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Amazon Lab126 has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 685 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at Amazon Lab126 to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Amazon Lab126 employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Amazon Lab126. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

65% of Amazon Lab126 employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Amazon Lab126 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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