Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.4
60%
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Amazon Lab126 CEO  Jeff Bezos (no image)
Jeff Bezos
175 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is not so great(in 49 reviews)

  • "There are also few opportunities for career growth as Amazon prides itself as a very frugal company(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good compensation, less work life balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation. Ability to work closely with developers, product mangers, UI folks.

    Cons

    Less work life balance and weekend work days

  2. "great company, be prepared for burnout"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + good company culture + strong focus on engineering + customer obssesed

    Cons

    - employees are lowest priority for company

  3. "Good Feeder Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work, problems arise every day.

    Cons

    Aggressive coworkers, demanding hours, way below average market rate salaries, understaffed, and overworked.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Experience"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The paychecks are decent at the very least

    Cons

    Very tiring They do not care about you, just your rate

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place if you want to learn and grow"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HWE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are lucky you might end up working on an interesting project.

    Cons

    Way too political working environment.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Ramp Associate 

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Hours are available, Easy job

    Cons

    Management is unorganized, hours change without notice

  7. Helpful (1)

    "FAANG"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for FAANG, stock, team members

    Cons

    stacked reviews, stock vesting schedule, work life balance is dependent on team

  8. "Amazing place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot and be in front of cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Very low \ zero chance to get promoted, it is easier doing boomerang

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "The right team and manager fit is more important than work competence"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE-II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Good compensation * A lot of learning

    Cons

    * Work life balance is bad * Career is very dependent on relationship with Manager. * A lot of office politics and secret meetings * Unrealistic expectation to excel in ALL Leadership Principles

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Worse place to work for in bay area"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None for work just pay is ok. Since no one wants to work here money is the only thing holding people there.....

    Cons

    - Bad management - ultra complex processes making no sense on why is it even there it even goes against their own principles but it’s a hard place when it comes to accepting change - rock solid that way - no leadership - extremely poor product development - zero feedback policy if it is against any managers idea or some legacy process - zero growth Stay clear if you don’t want your career to stall

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