2019 Germany Benchmark

"The questions impacting engagement for employees in Germany include only two leadership questions and three other unique areas. It is rare to see the perception that the organization allows employees to make a positive difference as a high impact question."


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

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 80% average response rate across all companies
  • Bottom quartile (25th percentile) was 73% participation
  • Top quartile (75th percentile) was 90% participation

Sub industries:

  • Internet
  • Computer Software
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Marketing and Advertising

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
  • 75% average CEO approval
  • 69% average recommend to friend

Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in Germany?

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


Germany 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) 58%
Median (50th percentile) 68%
Top quartile (75th percentile) 79%

 What has the biggest impact on employee engagement in Germany?

Insight: Learning and development and leadership communicating a motivating vision have the largest impact on employee engagement. We also find that the scores on these topics are generally more favorable in our Germany Benchmark compared globally.


Questions included and excluded:

Engagement Questions Excluded: The following questions did not have enough responses to be included in this generation this year.

  • I have been provided an opportunity to see and discuss recent employee survey results
  • My manager, or someone else, has communicated some clear actions based on recent employee survey results
  • I have seen positive changes taking place based on recent employee survey results
  • I believe action will take place as a result of this survey
  • I am happy with my current role relative to what was described to me
  • Most people here make a good effort to consult other staff where appropriate
  • %ACCOUNT_NAME% is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development
  • We acknowledge people who deliver outstanding service here
  • %ACCOUNT_NAME% really allows us to make a positive difference
  • %ACCOUNT_NAME%'s commitment to social responsibility (e.g. community support, sustainability, etc.) is genuine
  • Workloads are divided fairly among people where I work
  • We are genuinely supported if we choose to make use of flexible working arrangements
  • I am able to arrange time out from work when I need to

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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