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Updated June 10, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. "Lab126 Software Engineer"

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    • 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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • 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


  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. "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


  7. "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

  8. "Forecasting Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forecasting Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Forecasting Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's good to be in the company, encourage for learning new things, bias for action, customer obsession

    Cons

    not really any cons but need to get promoted sometimes in the future


  9. "So far great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture
    Customer focused
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Paging system will bring you nightmares

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good work


  10. "TBD"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable process of hw development. Value innovations

    Cons

    Retention of good engineers, ranking of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value the experiences of engineers


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