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Germany 2021

The Germany benchmark represents people who work in Germany, including if their organizations have headquarters located in other locations. It covers all industries and functions.

  • ~1.1m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~200

    Organizations

These insights represent ~1.1m questions answered from ~200 organizations with in-region presence, ranging in size from 10 to 2,400 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

    20%

  • Internet

    16%

  • Information Technology and Services

    14%

  • Financial Services

    6%

  • Marketing and Advertising

    3%

  • Consumer Electronics

    2%

Region breakdown

  • Europe

    100%

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.

68% of Germany employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 10% compared with other countries.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 17 and is in the bottom 32% compared with other countries.

Understanding the engagement questions

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

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

81%

3% below global average

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

63%

4% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

54%

5% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

81%

6% below global average

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

62%

9% below global average

The highest scoring question for Germany had 90% of people agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Teamwork & Ownership.


People in Germany 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 (+4% 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 Germany organizations.

1

I feel like I belong at [Company]

78% favorable


The factor this relates most closely to is Belonging

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 Germany organizations.

1

I feel like I belong at [Company]

78% favorable

Belonging
2

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

77% favorable

Company Performance
3

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

59% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
4

[Company] really allows us to make a positive difference

64% favorable

Social Connection
5

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

71% favorable

Leadership

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 21% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+3% 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 can voice a contrary opinion without fear of negative consequences

70% favorable

Voice
2

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

59% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
3

I feel like I belong at [Company]

78% favorable

Belonging
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

3.9 stars (+0.1)

Culture and Values

3.9 stars (+0)

Work Life Balance

4.0 stars (+0.2)

Compensation and Benefits

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.6 stars (+0.1)

Recommend to Friend

73.0% (+2)

CEO Approval

90.0% (+6)

How does Germany compare?

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

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