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One third of Amazon employees predict a website crash on Prime Day, says a new survey (AMZN)

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  • One third of Amazon employees polled in a new survey expect the company’s website to crash during Prime Day this year.
  • Amazon’s website experienced a series of glitches for hours last year on Prime Day that prevented some users from accessing the site during the 36-hour event.
  • The survey was conducted by Blind, a popular app among workers at Silicon Valley companies such as Amazon, Uber, and Facebook.
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Some Amazon employees are predicting that the website will crash again this year during Prime Day, according to a new survey by the social networking app Blind.

Amazon’s website experienced a series of glitches for hours last year on Prime Day that prevented some users from accessing the site during the 36-hour event. Amazon is kicking off this year’s Prime Day event on Monday, and it will last 48 hours.

Blind, a popular app among workers at Silicon Valley companies such as Amazon, Uber, and Facebook, asked its users last week whether Amazon would experience an outage again during Prime Day.

One third of respondents who work for Amazon said they expect the site to crash, according to the survey.

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By comparison, 60% of eBay-employed respondents expect a crash, along with nearly half of Walmart-employed respondents and 42% of Wayfair-employed respondents.

Blind said it ran the survey from July 3 to July 5, 2019, and more than 4,222 users of its app responded. Users could only answer once. 

Blind verifies employment of its users by requiring them to verify their accounts using their work email addresses. 

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