2018 United Kingdom Benchmark

"The top driver of employee engagement in the UK is leaders communicating a motivating vision."


Culture Amp geography based benchmarks are calculated based on the location of the respondent when the survey was completed. Employees in the United Kingdom benchmark work for companies headquartered primarily in the UK but some companies are headquartered in other countries around the world (especially Europe). This benchmark is intended to broadly represent employee experience working within the United Kingdom regardless of company HQ, industry or function.

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 84% average response rate across all companies


  • Computer Software
  • Internet
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Online Media
  • Retail
  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism

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 = 66%
  • Overall company rating 3.6 stars


Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees in the United Kingdom?

Headline: Levels of employee engagement in the United Kingdom is consistent with what we see in Europe and globally. 

Employee engagement scores in the United Kingdom by quartile

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


What has the biggest impact on employee engagement in the United Kingdom?

Headline: The top driver of employee engagement is leaders communicating a motivating vision. Learning and development opportunities and acknowledging outstanding service are next on the list of drivers for the UK. 


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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