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"Lab126, an Amazon.com company - product development center behind the Kindle"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Amazon has fantastic customer service and this influences the development of the Kindle in a positive way. More data driven than other companies.

Cons

Culture emphasizes looking at the employee as a glass half empty.
Values thriftiness to a demoralizing fault.
Overdoes it on promoting internally - senior managers are leading efforts they have no experience in and obviously stumble and haven't a clue on how to begin - bring in someone from the outside who is experienced and let them lead the effort.

Advice to Management

Do a competitive analysis of yourself as company against other valley companies and see how you measure in terms of compensation/treatment of employees - the recession won't last forever and the good ones will leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon Lab126

  1. "great mentor and manager"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 as an intern

    Pros

    friendly people, as an intern treated as an equal, exciting products

    Cons

    excited to start, none yet


  2. "Support engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 as a contractor

    Pros

    Good place to work and flexibile hours

    Cons

    So much of politics within the team


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