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Private Equity Backed Companies 2020

The private equity backed companies benchmark contains companies that are owned either wholly or majoritively by private equity firms.

  • 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

    52%

  • Automotive

    9%

  • Logistics and Supply Chain

    4%

  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

    4%

  • Wholesale

    4%

  • Financial Services

    4%

  • Apparel & Fashion

    4%

  • Health, Wellness and Fitness

    4%

  • Internet

    4%

  • Building Materials

    4%

  • Public Relations and Communications

    4%

Region breakdown

  • North America

    54%

  • Europe

    26%

  • Asia

    14%

  • Oceania

    5%

  • South America

    1%

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.

71% of Private Equity Backed Companies employees are engaged

This is in the top 46% compared with other industries.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 11 and is in the bottom 16% compared with other industries.

Understanding the engagement questions

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

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

66%

3% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

57%

2% above global average

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

82%

Same as global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

84%

2% below global average

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

67%

2% below global average

The highest scoring question for Private Equity Backed Companies had 87% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-2% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Private Equity Backed Companies were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'I have seen positive changes taking place based on recent employee survey results' with 15% of people disagreeing (+1% 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, 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.

1

I believe there are good career opportunities for me at [Company]

64% favorable

Learning & Development
2

We acknowledge people who deliver outstanding service here

67% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
3

The products and services [Company] provides are as good as, or better than, our main competitors

78% favorable

Company Performance
Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from Glassdoor.com, 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

3.45 stars (-0.3)

Culture and Values

3.7 stars (-0.2)

Work Life Balance

3.65 stars (-0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.4 stars (-0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.3 stars (-0.2)

Recommend to Friend

66.0% (-5)

CEO Approval

79.0% (-5)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Private Equity Backed Companies benchmark on average gave 9% 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


    10%

  • Private Equity Backed Companies


    9%



  • How does Private Equity Backed Companies compare?

    People in Private Equity Backed Companies were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making.


    On the lower side, People in Private Equity Backed Companies had much lower favorable scores than average in Voice, Social Connection, and Innovation.

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