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"some Management lacks vision. Politics and bad hiring decisions"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great to be part of consumer devices which believes in customer satisfaction. other than that nothing to point here.
Few managers are excellent at their duties and understand the role exceptionally.

Cons

some poor manager (specially in QA org) at the top. lacks a technical skills in this fast paced environment.
Very poor work-life balance.
Management lacks vision and do not convey plans to employees. Not transparent enough.
day-to-day slips and change of plans. very badly co-ordinated.
a bit too frugal at times.
too many hours and lack of appreciation.

Advice to Management

don't just read to employee surveys and yearly reviews, but ACT
Hire skilled people, specially at TPM and in QA organizations.
better manage employee's work/life balance.
Appreciate Employees with better rewards.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon Lab126

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Bleeding edge tech

    Cons

    Work life balance leaves a lot to be desired for people with young kids.

    Advice to Management

    Stay Hungry but stay sane


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Development in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Development in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon stock if you are fortunate enough to survive three+ years

    Cons

    Pure politics. Laughable product design flow. Constant project resets. Any innovation is stifled by management. Focus is on management of large teams that don't execute. No patent bonus award. Backloaded RSU structure which many people are forced to quit before vesting.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the OLR processes, it is only breeding political agendas. Take risks and stop maintaining the status quo.

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