2018 Food & Beverages Benchmark (Emerging Benchmark)

"Learning and development opportunities are top drivers of employee engagement."


The food and beverage benchmark is primarily representative of food, beverage and alcohol production and distribution firms. The employees include a mix of front-office professionals, production and distribution. Note that this is an emerging benchmark

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 85% average response rate across all companies


  • Food & Beverages
  • Food Production
  • Wine and Spirits

Distribution by sub-region:

  • ~30% North America, ~25% Europe, ~40% Oceania, ~5% Other


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 = 80%
  • Overall company rating 3.6 stars


Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in this industry?

Insight: Employee engagement within this industry is slightly below 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: Consistent with what we see across many industries, learning and development opportunities are top drivers of employee engagement. A stand-out driver for the food and beverages industry is employees being happy with the reality of their role compared to how it was described to them.  


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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