2019 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 Europe benchmark work for companies headquartered in Europe as well as other regions around the world. This benchmark is intended to broadly represent employee experience working within Europe 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 71% participation
  • Top quartile (75th percentile) was 90% participation

Sub industries:

  • Computer Software
  • Internet
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Computer Games
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Insurance
  • Media Production
  • Management Consulting
  • Online Media
  • Entertainment
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Real Estate
  • Biotechnology
  • E-Learning
  • Computer & Network Security
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail

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
  • 70% average CEO approval
  • 71% average recommend to friend

Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in Europe?

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


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) 60%
Median (50th percentile) 70%
Top quartile (75th percentile) 79%


What has the biggest impact on employee engagement in 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 Europe Benchmark compared globally.



Questions included and excluded:

Diversity and Inclusion questions included: The following questions were able to be included because we received sufficient amounts of responses for this benchmark cut.

  • I can be my authentic self at work
  • I feel like I belong at %ACCOUNT_NAME%
  • People from all backgrounds have equal opportunities to succeed at %ACCOUNT_NAME%

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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