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Biotechnology & Medical Devices 2021

The biotechnology and medical devices benchmark includes organizations that do medical research, design and manufacture medical devices and equipment, as well as develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products.

  • ~2.5m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~80

    Organizations

These insights represent ~2.5m questions answered from ~80 organizations, ranging in size from 30 to 14,600 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

  • Biotechnology

    57%

  • Research

    22%

  • Medical Devices

    21%

Region breakdown

  • North America

    63%

  • Oceania

    14%

  • Europe

    8%

  • Central America

    7%

  • Asia

    7%

  • MEA

    1%

  • 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.

76% of Biotechnology and Medical Devices employees are engaged

This is in the top 19% compared with other industries.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 26 and is in the top 47% 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 am proud to work for [Company]

90%

3% above global average

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

74%

3% above global average

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

70%

3% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

60%

1% above global average

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

84%

Same as global average

The highest scoring question for Biotechnology & Medical Devices had 93% 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 Biotechnology & Medical Devices 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 17% 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 Biotechnology and Medical Devices organizations.

1

The leaders at [Company] are providing a sense of stability during the COVID-19 Pandemic

90% 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 Biotechnology and Medical Devices organizations.

1

The leaders at [Company] are providing a sense of stability during the COVID-19 Pandemic

90% favorable

Leadership
2

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

78% favorable

Leadership
3

I believe the leaders at [Company] are making effective decisions regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

90% favorable

Leadership
4

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

79% favorable

Leadership
5

Day-to-day decisions here demonstrate that quality and improvement are top priorities

69% favorable

Service & Quality Focus

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 17% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-1% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 10% of people see themselves leaving within two years (+0% 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

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

65% favorable

Company Performance
2

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

81% favorable

Company Performance
3

I believe the leaders at [Company] are making effective decisions regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

90% favorable

Leadership
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

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Culture and Values

3.8 stars (-0.1)

Work Life Balance

3.8 stars (+0)

Compensation and Benefits

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.6 stars (+0.1)

Recommend to Friend

69.0% (-2)

CEO Approval

83.0% (-1)

How does Biotechnology and Medical Devices compare?

Organizations in Biotechnology & Medical Devices tend to be very similar to the global all industries insights, with no significant departures from the average.

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