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Amazon Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2090 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 439 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Forecasting Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "So far great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  4. "TBD"

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    • 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


  5. "Software Development Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Superb Work Culture,, Great learning curve

    Cons

    Hectic Schedules, disoriented hierarchy, pay is ok

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce the work load


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent project management, smart colleagues to work with, nice company culture and values

    Cons

    Employee medical benefit needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Technical management efficiency needs improvement


  7. "Potential Employee"

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    Current Employee - Prime Now Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Prime Now Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ease and efficiency of employment application process.

    Cons

    Contact with human resources is limited.

  8. "Amazon/ Lab126 is great!"

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and be curious!

    Cons

    Big organization, need to find your way and know enough people.

    Advice to Management

    traffic at Sunnyvale site it terrible, make the city do something!


  9. "SDEII"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people; solving world class impact issues; serving large customer base and make huge impact; tons of training internally; opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    There are some bureaucratic internally and pretty some time. not much benefit like free membership etc.

    Advice to Management

    treat employee better with more benefit.


  10. "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Innovation at his best. Lucky to have an opportunity to work on Innovative & awesome products. I also got an opportunity to work with awesome talent @ Amazon. Diversity at his best at Amazon
    2. Flexible Work Schedule & Travel.
    3. Manager are always there to understand your concerns. it is easy to transfer if you like to try to different things at Amazon. The manager always happy to discuss the long-term career plan & transfer are really easy.
    3. Shuttles available most of the locations.
    4. You get an opportunity to participate in the beta testing & win amazon gift cards.

    Cons

    1. Do not offer ESPP at this time. (I believe the stock is high so that must be the reason)
    2. No Free Lunch/Snacks are available.
    3. 401K match is too low.
    4. 0% raise on yearly basis.

    Advice to Management

    I believe Management should focus on implementing more tools. Now company have matured enough, however, there are lots of manual process around that needs to be addressed. Also company should start thinking about offering ESPP, Breakfast/Free Oatmeal or something if they cant offer lunch.
    I also advise management to carefully look at the compensation & should offer yearly raise (at least 3%) in order to keep the person motivated.


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