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Sports (Male) 2020

The sports benchmark represents organizations that manage sports players and compete in professional competitions. These organizations often operate in a high-pressure, high performance environment due to media and public exposure. This benchmark only includes Men employees. We use woman and man because most of our customers are using binary options.

  • 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

  • Sports


Region breakdown

  • Oceania


  • North America


  • 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.

71% of Sports (Male) employees are engaged

This is in the top 49% compared with the overall average.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 13 and is in the bottom 26% 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 am proud to work for [Company]


4% above global average

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


2% above global average

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


Same as global average

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


1% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


3% below global average

The highest scoring question for Sports had 90% of Men agreeing that they are proud to work for [company] (+4% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.

Men in Sports were generally least favourable about Service & Quality Focus, and were most negative towards 'I believe that my total compensation is fair, relative to similar roles at [Company]' with 32% of people disagreeing (+9% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 24% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+4% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 13% 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.


I believe my total compensation (base salary+any bonuses+benefits+equity) is fair, relative to similar roles at other companies

41% favorable

Alignment & Involvement

I believe that my total compensation is fair, relative to similar roles at [Company]

40% favorable


I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

66% 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

3.1 stars (-0.7)

Culture and Values

1.1 stars (-2.8)

Work Life Balance

1.3 stars (-2.5)

Compensation and Benefits

1.45 stars (-2.2)

Career Opportunities

1.35 stars (-2.2)

Recommend to Friend

26.0% (-45)

CEO Approval

79.0% (-5)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Sports (Male) benchmark on average gave 10% 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


  • Sports (Male)


  • How does Sports (Male) compare?

    Men in Sports were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making, Enablement, and Social Connection.

    On the lower side, Men in Sports had much lower favorable scores than average in Fairness, Voice, and Collaboration & Communication.

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