Amazon Lab126 Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2018
283 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jeff Bezos
137 Ratings

283 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "People work hard but work life balance is respected" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Smart people, fast pace, very product oriented" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance could be better" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Upper management heavily driven by Seattle mgmt without clarity into decisions" (in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good salary for manufacturing engineering type of jobs.

    Cons

    Too much cost focus, rather engineering focus. No much grow opportunity as hardware engineering since hardware electronic isn't Amazon focus. Products usually sold as breakeven or loss slightly.


  2. "Great place to work at"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Amazing and constant innovation, colleagues like family.

    Cons

    Big corporate related hassles in general.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Product Design Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of products being made, lots of responsibility, fast moving projects, amazing experience and exposure. Device-level ownership (work on entire device, not a single component).

    Cons

    Travel to China in coach. No performance bonuses (only RSUs). Poor RSU vesting schedule.

    Working with China means late night phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    Improve travel accommodations for frequent manufacturing travel.


  4. "Technical Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Innovative and friendly staff. Good tools.

    Cons

    Frugality bit meaningless. Hard to promote beyond L6.


  5. "Great company, smart and nice co-worker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, responsible, and nice coworker. Fast-paced enviornment. Have a lot of chance to learn and grow if you want to do great job and dive deeply in daily job. Company culture is nice. Much better than what I heard from outside. Join 2 Months, everything is good so far.

    Cons

    Big company seems similar. Too many people is usually involved in one task. It will lead to duplicate effort and redundancy.

    Advice to Management

    It is good so far. Continue improving and then AMAZON will be continuously a great company.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Process and Data driven with no change in sight"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anotherdrone in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anotherdrone in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is doing well, stock is climbing, smart and motivated co-workers, ability to influence your career growth

    Cons

    Way too many meetings, granular reports, no change, crappy pay scales, the further you are in the pay band the less you will receive at annual reviews, wasted time in other people's meetings/ training, PMs creating tools and process no one asked for and add zero value

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about fixing the comp structure and systems. You have ALL of the data needed to effect change.


  7. "Customer service Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to grow, lot of learning, can earn more.

    Cons

    Too much flexible shifts, lot of pressure on quality, More performance metrics checked

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to stay for a long time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Colleges are smart.

    Cons

    Bad management. Love to use stack ranking and PIP. Try to manage out 5% of the total workers every year.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on how to make great products, other than politics, like managing out people every year.


  9. "Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance culture freedom

    Cons

    No cons in Amazon chennai


  10. "Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with.
    Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance.
    A lot of politics between different groups. Some internal groups make it feel like we're not working for the same company/goals/team.
    No business class for international trips, worse than other surrounding tech companies.
    Unrealistic deadlines and stress level is high.


Showing 283 of 328 reviews
Reset Filters