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"Software Developer"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Innovative products, lots of freedom, good work life balance for the most part of the year.
Good benefits. Better pay/RSU and faster career growth compared to rest of amazon.com companies.

Cons

Did not find much opportunity for mentoring or getting mentored. Some part of the workforce will make you wonder how they got hired.

Advice to Management

maintain a good uniform hiring bar; provide more guidance on career opportunites for employees in 1:1s.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon Lab126

  1. Helpful (14)

    "Looks pretty on the outside, ugly on the inside"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent starting salary and signing bonus
    - Interesting products and features to work on
    - Some very smart and talented people work there

    Cons

    - Raises are small and rare, if any at all. RSUs are only given to those with the worst work-life balance or are active in the company politics
    - Releases are not well thought out - communication between groups and actual deadlines are non-existant
    - A power struggle between the Seattle home office and Cupertino/Sunnyvale Lab126 offices causes unnecessary friction due to political and communication issues
    - Company culture is not diversified, Executive and Upper Management is predominantly male

    Advice to Management

    A good leader should be have the respect of their employees and lead by example. Listen to your employees and let everyone have a voice - good or bad.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, challenging projects.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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