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Amazon Lab126 Overview

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Sunnyvale, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Amazon
2004
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
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Amazon Lab126 is an inventive San Francisco Bay Area research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronic devices. We engineer devices like Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon Echo.<br/><br/>If you love ... Read more

Mission: Amazon Lab126 is an inventive San Francisco Bay Area research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronic devices. We engineer devices like Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon Echo.<br/><br/>If you love


Amazon Lab126 Reviews

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    "Smart people, lot of politics"

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    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.

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Amazon Lab126 Interviews

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    Data Collection Specialist Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126.

    Interview

    - Brief phone screen with recruiter
    - Follow up interview with senior member of team. They'll reference the STAR method quite often and their leadership principles.

    The overall interview process could have been better. The interviewer was typing notes very loudly while I was giving my responses, which was very distracting. I couldn't hear myself talk over their loud keyboard. Otherwise, they frame their questions so that you have to answer using the STAR method. When asking what the next steps are, the response I got was: "This is a question for your recruiter." That was quite unfortunate because I asked the recruiter that same question before the phone interview and they told me that I should worry about a phone interview first before asking what the steps are.

    I've also asked for feedback if they can give any, but the interviewer rudely cut me off and said they cannot due to company policy. The rejection email was sent 4 hours after the phone interview and also reiterated that they cannot give feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Use STAR method when answering and reference the leadership principles.   Answer Question
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Amazon Lab126 Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies(#2), Fortune, 2014
  • Corporate Reputation - #1, Harris Poll, 2017
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