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Investment Banking (200–500) 2020

The investment banking benchmark contains a range of organizations that either are solely investment banks or have large business areas devoted to investment banking. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 200–500 employees.

  • Emerging

    Benchmark status

We consider this an emerging benchmark: it has enough data available for us to use bootstrapping to create a representative sample. As the sample grows in size, some scores may slightly change. Our research has shown that our bootstrapped scores are consistent with our standard benchmarks. Read more about the methodology.

Data provided by Culture Amp

Industry breakdown

  • Investment Banking


Region breakdown

  • Oceania


  • North America


  • MEA


  • Europe


  • Asia


Are employees committed to their organizations?

Engaged people are emotionally committed to their organization. These people stay at their organizations longer and are more productive and effective. Successful organizations have more engaged employees.

74% of Investment Banking (200–500) employees are engaged

This is in the top 21% compared with the overall average.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 19 and is in the top 36% compared with the overall average.

Understanding the engagement questions

Engagement is defined through these five industry-standard questions from Culture Amp’s engagement survey template.

I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work


4% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


4% above global average

[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere


3% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


2% above global average

I see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time


1% above global average

The highest scoring question for Investment Banking 200–500) had 90% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Management.

People in Investment Banking 200–500) were generally least favourable about Service & Quality Focus, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 22% of people disagreeing (+2% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 20% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+0% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 12% of people see themselves leaving within two years (+0% compared to overall).

The following questions had the biggest impact on whether individuals felt that they were planning to stay at their organization and not actively looking for alternative jobs.


I am happy with my current role relative to what was described to me

77% favorable

Alignment & Involvement

[Company] effectively directs resources (funding, people and effort) towards company goals

60% favorable

Company Performance

Day-to-day decisions here demonstrate that quality and improvement are top priorities

63% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from, which is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings and more.

Overall Rating

3.95 stars (+0.2)

Culture and Values

3.55 stars (-0.4)

Work Life Balance

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.25 stars (-0.4)

Career Opportunities

3.3 stars (-0.2)

Recommend to Friend

59.0% (-12)

CEO Approval

80.0% (-4)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Investment Banking (200–500) benchmark on average gave 12% of employees access to reports with their survey results. This is higher than average and demonstrates that organizations in this benchmark tend to be more transparent with their survey results to leaders and managers.

An interesting reference point is that the average proportion of managers in organizations is 12-15%, with some industries higher than others (New Tech was closer to 20%).

  • Investment Banking (200–500)


  • Global average


  • How does Investment Banking (200–500) compare?

    People in Investment Banking 200–500) were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making and Social Connection.

    On the lower side, People in Investment Banking 200–500) had much lower favorable scores than average in Voice.

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