2019 United Kingdom Benchmark

"The top driver of engagement for the United Kingdom benchmark is having confidence in leaders."


Culture Amp geography based benchmarks are calculated based on the location of the respondent when the survey was completed. Employees in the United Kingdom benchmark work for companies headquartered in United Kingdom as well as other regions around the world. This benchmark is intended to broadly represent employee experience working within the UK regardless of company HQ, industry or function.

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 79% average response rate across all companies
  • Bottom quartile (25th percentile) was 72% participation
  • Top quartile (75th percentile) was 90% participation

Sub industries:

  • Computer Software
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Online Media
  • Insurance
  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Computer & Network Security
  • Management Consulting
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Computer Games
  • Entertainment
  • Consumer Goods
  • Real Estate
  • Media Production

Distribution by sub-region:

  • Europe: 100%

Glassdoor ratings:

We have connected the employee feedback data with ratings for each company included in the benchmark to provide the below insights.

  • 3.7/5 stars average overall company rating
  • 72% average CEO approval
  • 70% average recommend to friend

Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in United Kingdom?

Insight: Employees in United Kingdom tend to be more engaged than employees in other regions. Higher engagement scores across United Kingdom are primarily a function of greater intention to remain at the organization over the longer-term.


United Kingdom employee engagement scores by percentile

If you are interested in the spread of employee engagement ratings, below are the engagement scores by percentile.

Bottom quartile (25th percentile) 59%
Median (50th percentile) 69%
Top quartile (75th percentile) 77%


What has the biggest impact on employee engagement in United Kingdom?

Insight: Three of the top drivers of engagement for United Kingdom are related to leadership - of which, the leaders communicating a motivating vision is below average.


Learn more

Gain a deeper understanding of what makes our benchmarks special and learn more about how we calculate our Regional benchmarks here.

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