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Technology, Science, Research (500-1000), January 2024

  • 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

Most represented industries in this benchmark

  • Biotechnology


  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Research


  • Medical Devices


  • Aviation & Aerospace


  • Chemicals


  • Defense & Space


Most represented regions in this benchmark

  • Northern America


  • Oceania


  • Europe


  • Asia


Reported gender breakdown

  • Female


  • Male


  • Non-Binary


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.

71% of Technology, Science, Research (500-1000) employees are engaged

This is in the top 47% compared with other industries.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 20 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 would recommend [Company] as a great place to work


2% below global average

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


3% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


2% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


1% above global average

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


2% above global average

The highest scoring question for Technology, Science, Research (500-1000) had 90% 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 Management.

People in Technology, Science, Research (500-1000) were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'I believe my total compensation base salaryany bonusesbenefitsequity is fair relative to similar roles at other companies' with 25% of people disagreeing (+3% 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 (+0% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 9% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-1% compared to overall).

Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from, 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)

Senior Leadership

3.4 stars (+0.4)

Diversity and Inclusion

4.0 stars (+0.1)

Culture and Values

4.2 stars (+0.8)

Work Life Balance

3.8 stars (+0.3)

Compensation and Benefits

3.8 stars (+0.6)

Career Opportunities

3.4 stars (+0.4)

Recommend to Friend

84.0% (+15.0)

CEO Approval

91.0% (+9.0)

Understanding Tenure distributions

Tenure describes how long an employee has worked for their company: we know through our research that newly hired employees tend to be more positive than their tenured counterparts. Positivity declines sharply before bottoming out between two to six years, then rises slightly for those that remain.

The tenure composition of a benchmark can influence overall scores.

Tenure distributions

  • Less than 6 months


  • 6 months to less than 1 year


  • 1 to less than 2 years


  • 2 to less than 4 years


  • 4 to less than 6 years


  • 6 to 10 years


  • Greater than 10 years


Questions included in Technology, Science, Research (500-1000)

Most of Engagement questions

Display all questions
  • At [Company] there is open and honest twoway communication

  • At [Company] we act on promising new or innovative ideas

  • Daytoday decisions here demonstrate that quality and improvement are top priorities

  • Generally I believe my workload is reasonable for my role

  • I am able to arrange time out from work when I need to

  • I am appropriately involved in decisions that affect my work

  • I am given opportunities to develop skills relevant to my interests

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

  • I am included in decisions that affect my work

  • I am proud to work for [Company]

  • I believe action will take place as a result of this survey

  • I believe my total compensation base salaryany bonusesbenefitsequity is fair relative to similar roles at other companies

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

  • I can be my authentic self at work

  • I feel I am part of a team

  • I feel like I belong at [Company]

  • I have access to the learning and development I need to do my job well

  • I have access to the things I need to do my job well

  • I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

  • I know how my work contributes to the goals of [Company]

  • I know what I need to do to be successful in my role

  • I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

  • I receive appropriate recognition for good work at [Company]

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

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

  • Most of the systems and processes here support us getting our work done effectively

  • Most people here make a good effort to consult other staff where appropriate

  • My job performance is evaluated fairly

  • My manager genuinely cares about my wellbeing

  • My manager gives me useful feedback on how well I am performing

  • My manager is a great role model for employees

  • My manager keeps me informed about what is happening at [Company]

  • My manager or someone in management has shown a genuine interest in my career aspirations

  • Other departments at [Company] collaborate well with us to get the job done

  • The information I need to do my job effectively is readily available

  • The leaders at [Company] demonstrate that people are important to the companys success

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

  • The leaders at [Company] keep people informed about what is happening

  • We acknowledge people who deliver outstanding service here

  • We are encouraged to be innovative even though some of our initiatives may not succeed

  • We are genuinely supported if we choose to make use of flexible working arrangements

  • We have enough autonomy to perform our jobs effectively

  • We hold ourselves and our team members accountable for results

  • When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it

  • Workloads are divided fairly among people where I work

  • [Company] effectively directs resources funding people and effort towards company goals

  • [Company] is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development

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

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

  • [Company] really allows us to make a positive difference

How does Technology, Science, Research (500-1000) compare?

On the lower side, people in Technology, Science, Research (500-1000) had much lower favorable scores than average in Service & Quality Focus and Work & Life Blend.

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