2018 Construction & Heavy Industry

"Acknowledging outstanding service and demonstrating that people are important to company success are top drivers of engagement."


This benchmark covers industries that are often doing things on a grand physical scale. They employ engineers, machinery operators and other skilled workers who can bring big projects and endeavors to life.  

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 80% average response rate across all companies


  • Construction
  • Utilities
  • Oil & Energy
  • Machinery
  • Renewables & Environment
  • Automotive
  • Environmental Services
  • Plastics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Building Materials

Distribution by sub-region:

  • ~40% North America, ~15% Europe, ~30% Oceania, ~15% Asia


Average Glassdoor ratings:

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

  • CEO approval = 61%
  • Overall company rating 3.4 stars


Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in this industry?

Insight: Employee engagement within this industry tends to be slightly higher than what we see in other industries though still lags the Engaging Growth benchmark.


Employee Engagement quartile scores

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


What has the biggest impact on employee engagement in this industry?

Insight: Notably, acknowledging people who deliver outstanding service and demonstrating that people are important to company success are stand-out top drivers of employee engagement in this industry.


Learn more

Gain a deeper understanding of what makes our benchmarks special and learn more about how we calculate our region/country benchmarks here

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