Employee Experience dept?

New TBIM54
Jul 11 9 Comments

Does your company have an Employee Experience dept? I want to know whether it's a fad or if they actually do useful work?

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  • Amazon ijustcant
    Amazon has a “Voice of the Developer” group, which runs an annual tech survey. It’s useful in that if you’re thinking of switching teams, you can check the sentiment on it (are they overworked, is there a lot of thrash, how much time is operational vs building, etc)
    Jul 11 4
    • New TBIM54
      OP
      Never heard that before, very interesting indeed. Do people answer honestly? Any concerns about anonymity or retaliation?
      Jul 11
    • Amazon ijustcant
      They take anonymity VERY seriously. Like SVPs aren’t allowed access to the database, even if they ask for it. The data is put in a public-to-internal report and can get filtered on a number of attribute (e.g. team, role, YoE, etc), but if a given question would then have less than 4 respondents, the data won’t be shown for that question.
      Jul 11
    • New TBIM54
      OP
      That's impressive. Does HR check it and make improvements?
      Jul 11
    • Amazon ijustcant
      They give examples of actions as a result (e.g. rollout of larger monitors/better equipment, new trainings, revised role guideline, new code review tool, ticket tool improvements); a lot of these fall outside of HR.
      Jul 11
  • Facebook 11040206
    That will largely depend on what you consider useful. It seems many here think anything that isn’t SWE is useless.
    Jul 11 1
    • New TBIM54
      OP
      Is there a separate dept at Facebook? Did you see any benefit from them?
      Jul 11
  • Are you talking about a team within HR?
    Jul 11 1
    • New TBIM54
      OP
      I know that they are usually under HR, so yes.
      Jul 11