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Updated August 29, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2397 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. "Very Happy with my Recent Transition"

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

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

    Pros

    > Great to be part of a company that is growing and thriving again
    > Very competitive pay and benefits
    > Good flexibility and work/life balance
    > Exciting new and challenging projects
    > Fast-paced yet strategic environment
    > Great team dynamics

    Cons

    > Somewhat unclear development/growth path
    > Limited access to local lunch venues


  2. "Fast-Paced Developments for Customer Value"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I joined Amazon with a Master's degree with 1 year of experience. I have had so many opportunities for system designs, delivering values to end-customers, and project management. I have been a people manager for more than a year now. I love the products that we have been building at Amazon. If you have passion and want to get a sense of accomplishment, working for Amazon is a great choice.

    Cons

    Anecdotally, the compensation when you are in lower levels may be a disadvantage, comparing to other tier-1 companies. With Amazon's stock raising as a hockey stick, and the simplification on the promotion process, I don't believe the current salary would matter, when looking back cumulatively after couple years.

  3. "Brutal Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get lot of challenges and constructive criticism every day to help you improve

    Cons

    Unrealisticly high expectations
    Cut throat culture
    Employees Use all gimmics to survive

    Advice to Management

    Consider employee well being


  4. "Lab126 Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Customer Focussed, Ownership, One of the best salary in the industry.

    Cons

    Huge organization might lead to teams working towards same solutions oblivious of the other team's solutions. Large umber of products sometimes puts extra pressure on engineers and launch teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the customer focus and maintain the mentality of not being short term market impact of the hard decisions.


  5. "Big company with startup culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Caring employee improvement
    Flexible move to other teams
    Various opportunities
    Aggressive attitude toward success
    No blame on failure

    Cons

    Relatively hard to coordinate with other teams.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Lots of stuff to learn

    Cons

    Nothing much. Can improve some benefits

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  7. "Knowledge Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Operations Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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