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Professional Services (Middle East) 2021

The professional services benchmark is made up of companies that provide vital services in our modern economies. The work is increasingly a combination of experience and even technology - relying often on specialist industry knowledge and expertise.

  • 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

  • Financial Services

    36%

  • Insurance

    18%

  • Management Consulting

    9%

  • Market Research

    9%

  • Information Services

    9%

  • Investment Management

    5%

  • Banking

    5%

  • Law Practice

    5%

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

    5%

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.

80% of Professional Services (Middle East) employees are engaged

This is in the top 7% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 40 and is in the top 9% 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

76%

9% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

67%

8% above global average

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

90%

6% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

92%

5% above global average

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

75%

4% above global average

The highest scoring question for Professional Services Middle East had 92% of people agreeing that they are proud to work for [company] (+5% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Alignment & Involvement.


People in Professional Services Middle East were generally least favourable about Learning & Development, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 10% of people disagreeing (-6% below average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 14% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-4% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 5% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-5% 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

3.6 stars (-0.2)

Culture and Values

3.5 stars (-0.4)

Work Life Balance

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.4 stars (-0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.5 stars (+0)

Recommend to Friend

70.0% (-1)

CEO Approval

94.0% (+10)

How does Professional Services (Middle East) compare?

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

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