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Japan (1000+) 2020

The Japan benchmark represents people who work in Japan. It covers all industries and functions. The benchmark includes people who work in Japan but their organizations have headquarters in other countries. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 1000–plus 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

  • Computer Software


  • Information Technology and Services


  • Internet


  • Management Consulting


  • Retail


  • Staffing and Recruiting


  • Computer Networking


  • Plastics


  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing


  • Marketing and Advertising


  • Warehousing


  • Public Relations and Communications


  • Non-Profit Organization Management


  • Apparel & Fashion


  • Wine and Spirits


  • Insurance


  • Transportation/Trucking/Railroad


  • Media Production


  • Publishing


  • Accounting


  • Construction


  • Entertainment


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.

68% of Japan (1000+) employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 9% compared with the overall average.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 0 and is in the bottom 3% 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.

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


1% above global average

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


1% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


2% below global average

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


7% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


7% below global average

The highest scoring question for Japan 1000+) had 85% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-4% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Engagement.

People in Japan 1000+) were generally least favourable about Innovation, and were most negative towards 'I believe my total compensation (base salary+any bonuses+benefits+equity) is fair, relative to similar roles at other companies' with 19% of people disagreeing (-4% below average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 25% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+5% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 11% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-1% 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.


At [Company] we act on promising new or innovative ideas

55% favorable


The leaders at [Company] demonstrate that people are important to the company's success

67% favorable


I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

64% favorable

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

3.8 stars (+0)

Culture and Values

3.8 stars (-0.1)

Work Life Balance

3.6 stars (-0.2)

Compensation and Benefits

3.7 stars (+0.1)

Career Opportunities

3.5 stars (+0)

Recommend to Friend

71.0% (+0)

CEO Approval

88.5% (+4.5)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Japan (1000+) benchmark on average gave 7% of employees access to reports with their survey results. This is below the overall average of 10% and demonstrates that organizations in this benchmark are more likely to share via offline and traditional formats.

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%).

  • Global average


  • Japan (1000+)


  • How does Japan (1000+) compare?

    People in Japan 1000+) were much more positive than average regarding Fairness, Decision Making, and Teamwork & Ownership.

    On the lower side, People in Japan 1000+) had much lower favorable scores than average in Enablement, Innovation, and Leadership.

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