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United States (500–1000) 2020

The United States benchmark represents people who work in United States. It covers all industries and functions. The benchmark includes people who work in United States but their organizations have headquarters in other countries. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 500–1000 employees.

  • ~2m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~150

    Organizations

These insights represent ~2m questions answered from ~150 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 900 people, in the last 12 months.

The data meet our criteria as being robust and reliable; unlikely to substantially change over time; and representative of the wider industry. Read more about the methodology.

Data provided by Culture Amp

Industry breakdown

  • Computer Software

    26%

  • Information Technology and Services

    9%

  • Internet

    6%

  • Hospital & Health Care

    4%

  • Marketing and Advertising

    4%

  • Pharmaceuticals

    4%

  • Retail

    3%

  • Public Relations and Communications

    3%

  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

    3%

  • Architecture & Planning

    2%

  • Food & Beverages

    2%

  • Hospitality

    2%

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 United States (500–1000) employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 44% 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 see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time

64%

1% above global average

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

70%

1% above global average

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

82%

Same as global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

54%

1% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

85%

1% below global average

The highest scoring question for United States 500–1000) had 89% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+0% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in United States 500–1000) 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 21% of people disagreeing (+1% above average).

Which questions matter the most?

Different things are important to different cultures. If you want to make more of your people engaged then you need to know what is important your people. These questions are most important to keeping people engaged in United States (500–1000) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

70% favorable


The factor this relates most closely to is Leadership

Which questions matter the most?

Different things are important to different cultures. If you want to make more of your people engaged then you need to know what is important your people. These questions are most important to keeping people engaged in United States (500–1000) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

70% favorable

Leadership
2

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

68% favorable

Leadership
3

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

65% favorable

Learning & Development
4

[Company] is in a position to really succeed over the next three years

75% favorable

Company Performance
5

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

56% favorable

Company Performance

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 22% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+2% 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.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

70% favorable

Leadership
2

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

65% favorable

Learning & Development
3

[Company] is in a position to really succeed over the next three years

75% 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

3.6 stars (-0.2)

Culture and Values

3.8 stars (-0.1)

Work Life Balance

3.8 stars (+0)

Compensation and Benefits

3.6 stars (+0)

Career Opportunities

3.5 stars (+0)

Recommend to Friend

69.0% (-2)

CEO Approval

83.0% (-1)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the United States (500–1000) 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


    10%

  • United States (500–1000)


    10%



  • How does United States (500–1000) compare?

    People in United States 500–1000) were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making.


    On the lower side, People in United States 500–1000) had much lower favorable scores than average in Voice.

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