Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2021

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3.7
68%
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Jeff Bezos
240 Ratings
Pros
  • "People work hard but work life balance is respected(in 21 reviews)

  • "Smart people, cool products, fast pace(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor work life balance and constant changing requirements(in 57 reviews)

  • "Cheap overworked frugal is the top principle(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Interesting projects, talented people but abusive management

      Jul 25, 2021 - Applied Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Many opportunity to work on cutting-edge products which may be the fist in the market. Lots of talented people to work with. High growth potential of compensation due to stock appreciation. Benefits are above average but don't expect free meals. Appeal process is available if you want to fight for PIP (Pivot) case. During this process, you can specify managers or ICs to act as panel to judge. This is a great improvement to avoid management abuse. There is process there to provide your career goal to let manager to align the project assignments with your goals. But it depends on how managers will execute.

      Cons

      You can be secretly put in dev plan (focus) by your manager while you are working hard on the project. The reason sometimes will be ridiculous. You can only find that when you are trying to transfer team because you're blocked from transferring when you are in dev plan. Many people silently left which can be the results of performance review. It hurt morale and broke trust between mangers and team members. Surprisingly some managers are not technically competent. You have to educate them for domain fundamentals. They are more like TPM instead of technical managers. But they will advise you what to you. You'll be expected to finish the project without enough resource and support.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Products were fun, culture can improve

      Jul 24, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Amazon tech and products are cool (Echo, fire products etc.). Large company, so some teams, Managers are good. Customer obsession is real

      Cons

      Heavy execution driven, top down culture, so you do what you are told to do. Very less strategy aspects

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      I land on a good team

      Jul 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Challenge and fun work place in general and good team

      Cons

      Sometimes the tasks can be just a little bit overwhelming

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great innovation and technology place

      Jul 11, 2021 - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      You are learning and growing

      Cons

      Keeps you on your toes!

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good people work with you, at a high work pressure

      Jun 15, 2021 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Company salary is not bad, you can meet and work with talented people there. I t is a nice place for people to challenge themselves and learn skills

      Cons

      On call makes people crazy, which means you need to respond no matter what you are doing. Work load is high and work life balance (they call "work and life harmony") is bad. Job is not secured

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Job

      Jul 23, 2021 - LabTechnician 
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      Pros

      Its great and great and great and great and great.

      Cons

      Long hours and long hours and long hours and long hours

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      Jul 8, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing, Beijing
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      Pros

      Good people, Good stock price

      Cons

      Not much space to grow

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work culture

      Jul 3, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      great team, good pay, career development

      Cons

      work life balance, delayed promotions

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 25, 2021 - Hardware Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Cool projects and smart colleagues.

      Cons

      Sometimes need to work over time.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work when you are young

      Jun 4, 2021 - Product Design Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Tons of opportunities to learn. Fast grow for entry level engineers.

      Cons

      Bad work-life balance. Company structure is designed to introduce frictions between cross-functional teams.

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