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Updated December 28, 2017
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Pros
  • On glass door some have mentioned 'work-life balance' (in 13 reviews)

  • Smart people, fast pace, very product oriented (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not always good because deadlines can be unrealistic (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is good here form you do your work

    Cons

    None that I know of


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Indian domination"

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    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    unlimited number tools and equipmnet

    Cons

    several department full chain of commands are indian, there are more talented non Indian people however they bring each other

    Advice to Management

    diversity is challenging , if you are in indian manger try to mix

  3. "A lot of talent people here"

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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

    I improve a lot here

    Cons

    Employee welfare is the main problem here.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Cool products, nice people, opportunities to move around the company

    Cons

    Poor vision, no career growth


  5. Helpful (1)

    "software developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    people in here are smart

    Cons

    work-life balance is horrible. required 6 days a week 4 months of this year without any compensation, almost 8 pm every day.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Bad place to be"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on interesting technology & problems
    Focus on shipping products

    Cons

    # bad senior engineering talent - principal engineers who have not contributed a single line of product code but have power over engineers who are actually building products
    # culture dominated by TPMs
    # mediocre pay overall with women at the lower end
    # mandatory quota of employees to be labeled as low performers
    # active encouragement of boorish behavior by senior management
    # less growth opportunities compared to the rest of Amazon
    # leaders who take credit (and reward) for achievements

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly and actually invest in developing them
    Recognize achievement
    Calibrate pay to your competition so you can actually afford to hire top talent


  7. "On Campus"

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

    Pros

    2 people back to back

    Cons

    New team for new product, the function is not mature

  8. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    positive energy, great place to work

    Cons

    nothing to complain about all good


  9. "Wireless QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Wireless QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Wireless QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance.
    Company fills Manager positions by hiring people

    Cons

    Not much to explore on Cellular side

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be grown internally. This way everyone moves up the ladder.


  10. "Customer Service / Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clubs and Organizations on campus that are great for Personal Career Development and Knowledge of Computer Programming and Corporate Systems.

    Cons

    Slave driving, manipulating, passive aggressive, circle of chaos. They will not fix anything and claim that they are the best at what they do until there is a multi-million dollar hack which they usually desperately try to keep under wraps. They promote a associate drone social environment where anyone who has sentiment or though against the horrible culture is immediately pinned as an outcast an associates and management will make your life a living hell and use all of your ideas. People often commit suicide or will die due to over-exhaustion. The CEO always brushes off the issue by re-establishing that Amazon is a sink or swim environment. There is a HUGE disconnect in Ethical Standards in how company employees should be treated.

    Advice to Management

    Read my CONS stated about your company and take them seriously. Stop restating that Amazon is like a jungle and you have to be an Amazonian to survive. LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES.


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