Compare Amazon Lab126 vs Nest BETA

See how Nest vs. Amazon Lab126 compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 332 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 157 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Amazon Lab126 Ceo Jeff Bezos
80%
80%Jeff Bezos
CEO Approval
Nest Ceo Marwan Fawaz
85%
85%Marwan Fawaz
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
82%
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Warehouse Associate1 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Manager1 Salaries
£32,046/yr
Technical Lead1 Salaries
£86,654/yr
Program Manager1 Salaries
£78,443/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 19 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 18 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 13 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 44 reviews)
"Frugal"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 8 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time

Pros

You work with some very smart people who genuinely care a lot about the product, the pay is good, and even though some rules sound fairly strict (smart casual dress code for example), if you get your... job done, people don't care. Hackathons were also a great chance to experiment with the Kindle.

Cons

Very political - there were tensions within my group, and to get things done you really had to get people on your side on the exec level. Often needed to get approval before I could go ahead and do... things.

Program Manager

I have been working at Nest

Pros

Nest is fast paced, demanding and because of that extremely rewarding. It still has the feeling of a startup bringing new challenges every day but since the acquisition by Google (now Alphabet) we... have the opportunity to grow, faster. I have never worked with a more dedicated, hard working and talented group of people. You feel like you're part of something pretty amazing. Nest has a very open culture There is an incredible amount of thought to the design and quality of the products we make. Great comp and benefits Work/life balance

Cons

It can be a tough company to work for. Nest requires you to step up daily to help them create some awesome products. If you're looking for a relaxing job where you can become an office wallflower... then working at Nest Labs would not be for you.

Advice to Management

The majority of Nesters are here because they love the products and share common ideals but unfortunately I think some apply for jobs for the Google name/stocks alone. My team and I would all work... for a 10th of the money because we love what we do - those are the people we need to continue hiring.

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