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Updated April 19, 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2210 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of shift changes (in 457 reviews)

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  1. "Demanding but rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is everywhere now you get to work on new technologies and very smart people. It’s also very big so you easily change teams and move internally.

    Cons

    Demanding you need to represent leadership principles there is a curve and least effective need to go. Stressful constantly under pressure to deliver.


  2. "Excellent Work Environment and Innovation at its best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in East Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in East Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work around a pool of very dedicated, customer obsessed people who primarily focus on making End user experience better.
    I have a really good work life balance
    I get exposure to the latest tech talks, technology and get an opportunity to learn about each and every business within Amazon

    Cons

    I am honestly going to say in the 9 months i have been here i haven't had a day where i have regretted my decision to accept my offer here. Just like any other big company Amazon also probably has some things the employees do not appreciate but i haven't come across that except for 1 which is not having a cafe on site

    Advice to Management

    Please get us a cafe on site :-)

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great software platform/tools to develop! ( I had extensive experience in Silicon valley, haven't found a better platform)

    think of the impact you can make,

    Great Leadership principles to live by even if you don't work here,

    Cons

    It can be sometimes hard to make a big enough difference since so many things are going right

    Advice to Management

    measure engagement (sometimes only some people seem to feel belonged)


  4. "Knowledge Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Knowledge Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Knowledge Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You put the capacity to do anything with and openness and change together and great things happen.

    Cons

    The level requirements are too strict.


  5. "Sr. Full Cycle Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Full Cycle Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Full Cycle Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People and culture is strong here.

    Cons

    Pressure and stats to fill roles are high and that is a constant issue.


  6. "Grow your own career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with and partner with innovative companies. Fast-paced working environment. Many possible things to work on or get involved with.

    Cons

    Build your own path. Wiggle between departments to move up. Most teams remain small and layer on work the work load without compensating. Expect RSU’s over base salary increases.


  7. "Very exciting place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior FAE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior FAE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is exciting products, technical and a great spirit of innovation always at Amazon.

    Cons

    Some people will find the pace overwhelming.e

  8. Helpful (1)

    "SDE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, Innovative, Continuously innovative culture. 2 years here will allow you to learn much much more than probably 5 years in other companies.Individual as well as Team contributions are appreciated.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many things happen in parallel .

    Advice to Management

    Keep this culture innovate, and competitive.


  9. "Operations Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Operations Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Operations Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people
    Very supportive Leadership
    Innovative and fast paced
    Family friendly work environment
    Amazing Peers
    Mature workforce
    Balance approach to worklife .

    I have been working for 14+ years in my life and Amazon lab126 is one of the best employers that I consider myself fortunate enough to be working for. I love the people and the culture here. I have never seen so much cohorence to their "leadership principles". I have been able to create some major impacts in the company without a problem. If you have a good idea and would like to contribute to its culture and diversity you are highly valued here.
    The people... the people are you work with are simply amazing. Always ready to deliver, fast paced and fully committed to get it done attitude.
    I love amazon lab126 and would highly highly recommend anyone to work here.

    Cons

    Perks are not the best
    Can be overwhelming at times
    Traveling constantly

    Advice to Management

    Think about Employees and Employee benefits more than before.
    Have Empathy in your management approach.
    Create a balanced work culture to encourage people with diverse background to be accommodated from all aspects


  10. "Learn how to be a great leader."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership principles, Job Satisfaction & New challenges.

    Cons

    No Slow Down Phase ever.


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