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Amazon Lab126 Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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3.7
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89%
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Jeff Bezos
155 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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Sourcing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Good working place, interesting people to work with

    Cons

    too busy, and lots of travelling

    Amazon Lab1262019-03-26
  2. "Salesman Experience at Amazon"

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    Former Employee - Salesmen 

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for this company.

    Cons

    A lot of work, and calling people.

    Amazon Lab1262019-08-15
  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Start up culture Great place to learn about a lot of technologies Senior management is good

    Cons

    Work load can get very high at times

    Amazon Lab1262019-08-13
  4. "Marketing manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good relationship with its employees

    Cons

    Geographical distance but it's also okay

    Advice to Management

    Never give up

    Amazon Lab1262019-08-05
  5. "Software Engineer for FireOS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    Learn tons working with Android Framework

    Cons

    Kind of hard to understand. Some projects should not have pushed forward. But horizontal spread is good.

    Amazon Lab1262019-07-01
  6. "Fast-paced"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products; well established process and procedure, great vision of executive

    Cons

    Alignment takes more time than normal

    Amazon Lab1262019-06-29
  7. "In many ways it's pure research & development"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced development environment with lots of experimentation. New areas are regularly explored/tested and developers are tasked with going beyond their comfort zones. Coding isn't the only thing you do -- you must be able to design new systems/services with an eye towards the future and you'll have rigorous reviews by peers on the design as well as management that is unfamiliar with it.

    Cons

    You will be pushed. Deadlines are often arbitrary and any change in the movement needs to be researched and conferred. Nothing is cheap or free (even subsidized). The cafeteria food is okay but quickly wears on you. Not many perks. Work-life balance is dependent on your own life decisions as well as whether you are on a team that has extremely Ops requirements. The level of camaraderie depends on whether you are on...

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    Amazon Lab1262019-06-27
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - If you have a good manager, you will have nice work/life balance. - The people I worked with were smart and kind. - Launching new products is fun. - You get to work on projects that affect millions of customers. - Within lab126, promotions are very common because you have the opportunity to working on many new/interesting projects.

    Cons

    - Amazon is a big company with a culture that is not transparent and that does not promote or encourage employee wellbeing/happiness. - University recruiting is absolutely horrible. If you are thinking about accepting an offer, know that they will not honor the team/location preferences you have. They do not care if you are happy with where you are going. Seriously beware because I didn't think the reviews were true...

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    Advice to Management

    - Make sure people are joining a team they want to join from the start. If you put someone where they are not happy on day 0, why would they want to stay? - Perks are not worthless, employee happiness is priceless.

    Amazon Lab1262019-05-29
  9. "good to learn for professional experience"

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    Current Employee - FMQM in Shenzhen, Guangdong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working people with good experience and try to do the best for all during working

    Cons

    job scope too small as too many people

    Advice to Management

    give more scope

    Amazon Lab1262019-05-28
  10. "HDEII"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 full-time

    Pros

    work and life balance, work and life balance, make friends during work

    Cons

    poor salary, no bonus, no free lunch

    Advice to Management

    Make the job fun and history

    Amazon Lab1262019-05-22
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