2019 New Zealand Benchmark

Employees in New Zealand tend to have less favorable views of their organization than what we see from employees on average globally. Employees are more likely to think about looking for a job than they are to leave in two years' time.


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

Note that this is an emerging benchmark.

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 82% average response rate across all companies
  • Bottom quartile (25th percentile) was 75% participation
  • Top quartile (75th percentile) was 91% participation

Sub industries:

  • Financial Services
  • Computer Software
  • Education Management
  • Internet
  • Construction
  • Retail

Glassdoor ratings:

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

  • 2.9/5 stars average overall company rating
  • 34% average CEO approval
  • 56% average recommend to friend

Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in New Zealand?

Insight: Employees in New Zealand tend to be slightly less engaged than employees in other regions. This is driven by lower scores in the two retention questions and the motivation question which is three percentage points below the overall average.


New Zealand 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) 61%
Median (50th percentile) 69%
Top quartile (75th percentile) 77%

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
  • %ACCOUNT_NAME% is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development
  • %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
  • 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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