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Former Employee - Principal Builder in Cupertino, CA (US)
Former Employee - Principal Builder in Cupertino, CA (US)

I worked at Amazon Lab126 as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Great culture, great products, great location

Cons

Nothing at all, I loved Lab!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work!

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    Fun Work environment

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon Lab126 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lab126 is a great place to work

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons

    Recommends
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  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great while it was a start-up - Amazon sunk their control and paws in once Kindle was successful.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of internal on line resources available if your boss let's you use them. Good discount on Amazon products. Working on a leading edge successful product was fulfilling.

    Cons

    Long hours - especially if one is on someone's list (in a position of power's bad side). Pressure to do things the way they do it in Seattle - what works in Seattle must work for all affiliates every where. A lot of software managers were or are H1-B visa holders(born outside USA). So management style has a very "yes" expectation from sub-ordinates and political. The culture is the opposite of American style - apple pie, baseball, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend resources on making a Linux office desktop/laptop image -- MS windows for laptops is very old school. Hire more IT workers in Cupertino not managers. Google has goobuntu - put a couple of engineers on making a standard Linux image for laptops to replace MS Windows on laptops for internal use @ Lab126/Amazon.

    Doesn't Recommend
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