As an employee-driven organization, our work culture is based on the two core values of team spirit and passion. That’s why we annually conduct an engagement survey for our employees to evaluate their satisfaction levels within the organization. Last year, 76 percent of our employees participated in this survey – from all our global offices. Every team member was asked to rate various employee-related topics on a scale of 1 to 5.
Here are 5 interesting findings:
1. Behavior of executives and team leaders
We asked about the satisfaction levels of the employees with their direct manager. We are excited that the participants gave a high rating of 4.4/5 on this indicator.
Our colleagues could express their contentment levels with cooperation within their individual departments. The overall score for this field was 4.2/5.
With a rating of 4.2/5 survey participants highlighted the support from managers on encouraging innovative suggestions.
4. Office Climate/Atmosphere
Given that team spirit is one of our core values, we are happy about a score of 4.2/5, that underlines a great work atmosphere at all our offices.
5. Extent of Working Time
How satisfied are our colleagues with the extent of their working time? The survey score was 4/5. Although this is a high satisfaction level, we have already implemented more flexible working hours at some of our locations as a result from the feedback of this survey.
What does that mean?
What do these great results really mean? After the survey I talked to two colleagues and asked them why they enjoy working at EQS. Paul Cleetus, a Kochi office employee, believes that “EQS values individual opinion of employees and provides constant feedback to enhance employee progress.” And Belle Guo from our Hong Kong office finds EQS’s culture open and inclusive. She believes that the company provides a platform where employees can exercise their talent and add value.
By the way: our organization is also rated as a recommended employer in Kununu. This popular (German) employer evaluation portal in Germany offers you more reviews on working at EQS.