US-based startup Tiny Pulse, surveyed 5,000 information technology employees and compared their assessment with employees working in non technology sectors. Only 19 percent said that they were happy on the job
Beyond the glamour and the high pay packages, employees working in the information technology sector may have a different tale to tell, if results from the survey conducted by US-based startup Tiny Pulse, have to be believed. In a report titled, ‘The State of Employee Engagement in Technology’, the survey reveals the key areas of concern for IT employees.
Tiny Pulse surveyed over 5,000 employees working in the tech space, including software engineers, developers, and anyone else involved in the technology infrastructure of their workplace. The respondents were asked them about their experience on the job, then compared their responses with those from a wide variety of functions, such as marketing and finance. Questions ranged from overall happiness at work to specific areas like company values.
The report says that there is a clear and significant disparity between the two groups, with technology employees falling behind on several areas of job satisfaction.
Here are the major areas of concern noted by Tiny Pulse:
An unhappy work experience: The workplace is being dragged down by dissatisfaction. Only 19% of IT employees gave a strongly positive answer when asked how happy they were on the job.
Feeling trapped: Among non-IT employees, a solid 50% say their promotion and career path is clear to them. But for IT employees, that number drops to 36%. Employees don’t see any opportunity for professional growth, either because there aren’t options or they don’t have support from management to pursue them.
Thankless work: Only 17% of IT employees feel strongly valued at work. What’s more, there’s a strong relationship between how valued an employee feels at work and the likelihood that they would reapply to their job.
Alignment with the company: Only 28% of IT employees know their company’s vision, mission, and cultural values — 15% less than of all other employees. Worse, some of them do know the company values but disagree with them, or at least how they’re being put into practice.
Relationship with coworkers: Job dissatisfaction makes for poor teammates, at least according to our survey respondents. Only 47% of IT employees say they have strong relationships with their coworkers. In other industries, that number jumps to 56%.
The complete report can be accessed here at this link
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