Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2022

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3.7
63%
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257 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance for employees(in 28 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced and much growth opportunity(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bad to maintain work life balance(in 72 reviews)

  • "Hard to grow, Very frugal, too much politics(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Best place I'e worked at

      Jan 12, 2022 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really interesting projects, motivated and clever people. Strong 360 degree feedback culture which encourages collaboration. Lots of encouragement to work on new ideas and technologies. Great support for diversity and inclusion - better than any other engineering firm I've worked at.

      Cons

      Continuous arguments over properly resourcing projects, instead expecting teams to pick up the slack (there is no slack). This leads to my next point: Some of the products are really not great quality and it's hard to feel proud of them. Too much bureaucracy building up in an organization which used to encourage new ideas and risk-taking. Metrics around people management that can be used in cruel and nonsensical ways to force good people out.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Okay okay

      Jan 3, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good WLB Great Cafe and Gym

      Cons

      Promotion process Compensation process Reporting structure Confusing product map

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good option for 1st job

      Jan 17, 2022 - Project Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy to enter Good Knowledge growth

      Cons

      Low pay and extensive working hours

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pays good, but ... can you survive?

      Dec 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and great support from coworkers. Performance review process is simpler, quicker, and briefer than that at other companies.

      Cons

      Expect work-life balance to take a hit. Expect to work long hours and weekends, even on company paid holidays and PTO, just to get caught up and meet the bar. Expect "Right, A Lot" to be translated as "Write, A Lot" - there will be lots of reporting and writing at the weekly, monthly, and quarterly levels and will not stop - if you don't like technical writing or reporting, Amazon is probably not the place for you.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Dec 17, 2021 - Warehouse Worker in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All is well no any bad

      Cons

      Nothing is bad all is good

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Work life balance in Amazon Lab126

      Dec 26, 2021 - Applied Scientist II in Shenzhen, Guangdong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      big company, with reasonable employee benefits

      Cons

      bad work life balance (crazy long working hour, workload pressure)

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work at

      Dec 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance. I think it varies with teams but the org I'm in has great work culture.

      Cons

      The pay is probably not the highest

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      a little review

      Dec 12, 2021 - Senior Electrical Engineer in Cupertino, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good experience, cross functional teamwork

      Cons

      pay not competitive, too many checkpoints across many teams

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Innovation leader

      Dec 10, 2021 - Principal Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Innovation leader in the industry

      Cons

      Too Large of a company

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      worst place to work

      Dec 13, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      First 2 years salary and stock compensation in line with other silicon valley companies

      Cons

      After 2 years compensation salary drops and you compensation is dependent on restricted stock. So if you cant live on your salary you are basically chattel. Raises are dependent on FORTE which is basically a king of the prom game. Having to get 3 or more peers to give you a good review.

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