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Technology, Science, Research (United States) 2021

The technology, science and research benchmark covers organizations that employ staff in the research, design, manufacture, distribution and sales of technology and science oriented products and services.

  • ~1.7m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~90

    Organizations

These insights represent ~1.7m questions answered from ~90 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 3,000 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

  • Biotechnology

    49%

  • Pharmaceuticals

    14%

  • Medical Devices

    13%

  • Research

    9%

  • Aviation & Aerospace

    6%

  • Chemicals

    4%

  • Defense & Space

    4%

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 Technology, Science, Research (United States) employees are engaged

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


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 28 and is in the top 38% 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

71%

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

73%

2% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

60%

1% above global average

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

84%

Same as global average

The highest scoring question for Technology, Science, Research United States had 93% of people agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+2% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Technology, Science, Research United States 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 19% of people disagreeing (+2% 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 Technology, Science, Research (United States) organizations.

1

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

70% favorable


The factor this relates most closely to is Service & Quality Focus

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 Technology, Science, Research (United States) organizations.

1

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

70% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
2

The leaders at [Company] are providing a sense of stability during the COVID-19 Pandemic

90% favorable

Leadership
3

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

77% favorable

Leadership
4

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

64% favorable

Company Performance
5

I believe the leaders at [Company] are making effective decisions regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

89% favorable

Leadership

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 17% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-1% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 9% 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

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

70% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
2

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

80% favorable

Company Performance
3

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

64% favorable

Company Performance
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

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.6 stars (+0.1)

Recommend to Friend

71.0% (+0)

CEO Approval

91.0% (+7)

How does Technology, Science, Research (United States) compare?

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

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