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Construction & Heavy Industry (New Zealand) 2021

The construction and heavy industry benchmark covers industries that are often doing things on a grand physical scale. They employ engineers, machinery operators and other skilled workers who can bring big projects and endeavors to life.

  • 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.

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Industry breakdown

  • Construction


  • Utilities


  • Civil Engineering


  • Automotive


  • Environmental Services


  • Paper & Forest Products


  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering


  • Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering


  • Mining & Metals


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.

69% of Construction and Heavy Industry (New Zealand) employees are engaged

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

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 11 and is in the bottom 7% 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


1% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


3% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


3% below global average

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


4% below global average

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


11% below global average

The highest scoring question for Construction & Heavy Industry New Zealand had 88% of people agreeing that they know what they need to do to be successful in their role (+2% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.

People in Construction & Heavy Industry New Zealand were generally least favourable about Service & Quality Focus, and were most negative towards 'I have seen positive changes taking place based on recent employee survey results' with 15% of people disagreeing (+3% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 18% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+0% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 9% 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.

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

3.6 stars (-0.2)

Culture and Values

3.0 stars (-0.9)

Work Life Balance

3.0 stars (-0.8)

Compensation and Benefits

3.1 stars (-0.5)

Career Opportunities

3.2 stars (-0.3)

Recommend to Friend

60.0% (-11)

CEO Approval

93.0% (+9)

How does Construction and Heavy Industry (New Zealand) compare?

Organizations in Construction & Heavy Industry New Zealand tend to be very similar to the global all industries insights, with no significant departures from the average.

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