New research from Eagle Hill Consulting assesses the Metropolitan DC workforce’s opinion on the impact of Amazon HQ2 coming to the area.

Stay or go?

Nearly three out of four IT workers in the DC area would consider leaving their current job to work for Amazon.

 

It’s not just an IT thing

More than half of all local employees say they would consider leaving their current job to work for Amazon

 

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting DC Metro Area Workforce Survey Amazon HQ2 2018

Top 3 reasons why people would go

Of workers who said they would consider going to Amazon, the top 3 reasons why are:

Other reasons include:

  • 33% Better workplace culture

  • 17% Unhappy at current job

  • 15% Resume

 

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting DC Metro Area Workforce Survey Amazon HQ2 2018

Top 3 reasons why people would stay

Of workers who said they would not consider going to Amazon, the top 3 reasons why are:

Other reasons include:

  • 37% Good work/life balance

  • 32% Well paid

  • 21% Good culture

 

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting DC Metro Area Workforce Survey Amazon HQ2 2018

The vast majority of DC area workers see Amazon’s HQ2 as a big boost to the local economy and salaries, while traffic tops their list of concerns.

DC workers assess the Amazon Impact

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting DC Metro Area Workforce Survey Amazon HQ2 2018

Methodology

The online survey included 1,007 respondents from a random sample of employees in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The survey polled respondents on aspects of the Amazon HQ2 announcement and its impact on employee retention in the Washington DC Metro area.

The 2018 Eagle Hill Consulting Amazon HQ2 DC Metro Employee Survey was conducted online by Ipsos in December 2018.