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Middle East (1000+) 2021

The Middle East benchmark represents people who work in Middle East, including if their organizations have headquarters located in other locations. It covers all industries and functions. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 1000 - + employees.

  • 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

  • Computer Software

    16%

  • Information Technology and Services

    14%

  • Financial Services

    8%

  • Higher Education

    6%

  • Internet

    6%

  • Computer Games

    4%

  • Hospital & Health Care

    4%

  • Design

    2%

  • Information Services

    2%

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    2%

  • Marketing and Advertising

    2%

  • Broadcast Media

    2%

  • Publishing

    2%

  • Insurance

    2%

  • Libraries

    2%

  • Utilities

    2%

  • Packaging and Containers

    2%

  • Banking

    2%

  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

    2%

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

    2%

  • Construction

    2%

  • Education Management

    2%

  • Law Practice

    2%

  • Management Consulting

    2%

  • Music

    2%

  • Computer Networking

    2%

  • Medical Devices

    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.

76% of Middle East (1000+) employees are engaged

This is in the top 27% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 42 and is in the top 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

73%

6% above global average

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

88%

4% above global average

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

70%

1% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

57%

2% below global average

The highest scoring question for Middle East 1000+ had 91% 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 Alignment & Involvement.


People in Middle East 1000+ were generally least favourable about Learning & Development, and were most negative towards 'I rarely think about looking for a job at another company' with 19% of people disagreeing (+2% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 19% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+1% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 7% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-3% 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 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

3.8 stars (+0)

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

70.0% (-1)

CEO Approval

86.0% (+2)

How does Middle East (1000+) compare?

Organizations in Middle East 1000+ tend to be very similar to the global all industries insights, with no significant departures from the average.

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