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Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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3.8
69%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Amazon Lab126 CEO Jeff Bezos (no image)
Jeff Bezos
159 Ratings
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  • "Work-life balance is dependent on your own life decisions as well as whether you are on a team that has extremely Ops requirements(in 40 reviews)

  • "There are also few opportunities for career growth as Amazon prides itself as a very frugal company(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place to work learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product and technology teams. Unbelievably ambitious vision

    Cons

    Long gestation periods before launch

    Amazon Lab1262019-11-12
  2. "Amazon"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer 

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits included.

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth.

    Amazon Lab1262019-11-06
  3. "Cost driven company"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Good office location in Bay area

    Cons

    Very cost driven, no room for innovation

    Amazon Lab1262019-11-12
  4. "Quality work but awful management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quality of work. Opportunity to work with smart people. Well oiled product development process.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can end up with an incompetent Manager which will make your life hell. Project schedules are atrocious and humanly impossible. When you question a project schedule be prepared to hear the phrase "This is the Amazonian way of building products." from your Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Please make realistic product schedules. Start early. Please realize the stools of your mis-management always get dumped on your developers.

    Amazon Lab1262019-10-26
  5. "Okay company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Validation Engineer 

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    RSU shares been going up in value

    Cons

    Very frugal. No company culture. Weird level ranking. Promotion process is biased and unfair.

    Amazon Lab1262019-11-06
  6. "Digital association"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 part-time

    Pros

    I waiting for this job

    Cons

    Working in amazon proud of me

    Advice to Management

    I am waiting for this job

    Amazon Lab1262019-10-12
  7. "Good place to work!"

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    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126

    Pros

    Multiple areas to apply your skills !

    Cons

    Nee areas are challenging sometime

    Amazon Lab1262019-09-23
  8. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Really good place for stuff

    Cons

    It was really stressful at time

    Amazon Lab1262019-09-20
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Stack racking is true"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good to have Amazon on your resume. Good place as a step stone for your next career move. Don't stay here for too long to get your personal life ruined.

    Cons

    - Terrible managers who were incapable of making projects succeed and then found innocent hard working engineers to blame and put them in the Performance Improvement Plan. - Amazon made some media announcement that they would abandon the old stack racking system and use some new means to make a better workplace. They are just lying. They still do it secretly. Not a company you can trust at all. - Insane oncall... schedule but no compensation. You might get punished if anything went wrong during your unpaid/uncompensated oncall. - Managers are creating a culture of competition instead of cooperation within team. - Notorious RSU vesting schedule. - 401K match is a joke. If you leave the company with 3 years, they take the match back.

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    Advice to Management

    Respect your employee and treat them with humanity not as slave. Improve the toxic working environment.

    Amazon Lab1262019-10-20
  10. "Not a bad gig"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair salary, some interesting projects

    Cons

    Also some very boring projects, predatory stock vesting schedule

    Amazon Lab1262019-09-24
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