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New Tech (United States) 2021

The new tech numbers tell a story of (mostly) young and fast-growing companies that are some of the most in-demand places to work in the world right now. But what makes a New Tech company is not their age, size or industry - it is their approach to business. All of our New Tech companies are disruptive at their hearts; often internet-based or focused on creating new technologies.

  • ~11m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~700

    Organizations

These insights represent ~11m questions answered from ~700 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 10,900 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

    42%

  • Internet

    28%

  • Information Technology and Services

    24%

  • Computer & Network Security

    3%

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.

75% of New Tech (United States) employees are engaged

This is in the top 32% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 31 and is in the top 27% 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.

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

74%

3% above global average

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

86%

2% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

89%

2% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

60%

1% above global average

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

67%

Same as global average

The highest scoring question for New Tech United States had 94% of people agreeing that they understand how their work contributes to [company]'s mission (+1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Contribution to Broader Purpose.


People in New Tech United States were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 14% of people disagreeing (-2% below 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 New Tech (United States) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

80% 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 New Tech (United States) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

80% favorable

Leadership
2

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

74% favorable

Leadership
3

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

67% favorable

Learning & Development
4

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

64% favorable

Company Performance
5

I am happy with my current role relative to what was described to me

77% favorable

Alignment & Involvement

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 16% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-2% 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

I understand my company's current policy on flexible work arrangements

87% favorable

Flexibility
2

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

67% favorable

Learning & Development
3

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

80% 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

4.1 stars (+0.3)

Culture and Values

4.1 stars (+0.2)

Work Life Balance

4.1 stars (+0.3)

Compensation and Benefits

4.0 stars (+0.4)

Career Opportunities

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Recommend to Friend

78.0% (+7)

CEO Approval

88.0% (+4)

How does New Tech (United States) compare?

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

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