2019 Western Europe Benchmark

"Employee engagement levels within Europe remain consistently strong with 7 in 10 employees engaged."


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

Anatomy of the benchmark:


  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Finland
  • Austria
  • Norway
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Iceland
  • Gibraltar

Response rate:

  • 79% average response rate across all companies
  • Bottom quartile (25th percentile) was 71% participation
  • Top quartile (75th percentile) was 90% participation

Sub industries:

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

Glassdoor ratings:

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

  • 3.8/5 stars average overall company rating
  • 74% average CEO approval
  • 71% average recommend to friend

Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in Western Europe?

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

Western Europe 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) 79%


What has the biggest impact on employee engagement in Western Europe?

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 Western Europe Benchmark compared globally.Western_Europe-_drivers.png

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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