Media sector comes 8th place for employee experience claims study

Whether you are seeking a company that will accelerate your progression in the workplace, or one that supports your personal needs with a wide variety of incentives and benefits, there are certain sectors in the UK that will guarantee the best a company has to offer.

In a bid to discover and rank the best sectors for an overall employee experience, Reboot SEO Company analysed nearly 35,000 companies on Glassdoor based on six key indicators, to discover the sector with the highest overall rating per metric reviewed. Metrics included Career Opportunities, Compensation and Benefits, Culture and Values, Diversity and Inclusion, Senior Management and Work Life.

Research positions companies within the Media sector coming eighth out of seventeen sectors reviewed, with an average Glassdoor rating of 3.8/5.

Sector Name

Average for all six categories

Overall Rating

Media

3.6

3.8

Media sector scored top for Diversity and Inclusion, with a rating of 3.8/5, ranking third overall. Interestingly, the results highlight Diversity and Inclusion to be the most important, highest rated metric for employee satisfaction in the UK, with an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 on Glassdoor. Studies demonstrate the more diverse and inclusive an organisation is, the better it’ll perform overall, increasing employee satisfaction rates.

Key Indicator

Average Rating

Diversity & Inclusion

3.7

Culture & Values

3.5

Work Life

3.5

Compensation & Benefits

3.4

Senior Management

3.3

Career Opportunities

3.3

Further insights reveal Culture and Values and Work Life to be important measurements of success for companies in the Media sector - the next highest scoring indicators investigated. When breaking down the statistics, Reboot SEO Agency unearthed the Media sector to have placed 4th and 3rd place respectively, with a joint overall rating of 3.7/5.

Sector Name

Career Opportunities

Compensation & Benefits

Culture & Values

Diversity & Inclusion

Senior Management

Work Life

Media

3.4

3.4

3.7

3.8

3.5

3.7

Comparatively, the sector’s lowest ratings from Glassdoor include Career Opportunities (5th place) and Compensation and Benefits (4th place), displaying the sector has a long way to go to improve in-house progression and company morale, with a score of 3.4/5.

Best (and worst) sectors for an overall employee experience

Sector Name

Overall Rating (out of 5)

Information Technology

4.0

Education

4.0

Business Services

4.0

Accounting & legal

3.9

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

3.9

Finance

3.9

Building Repair & Maintenance

3.9

Media

3.8

Biotech Pharmaceuticals

3.8

Consumer Services

3.8

Telecommunications

3.8

Government

3.8

Healthcare

3.8

Aerospace Defence

3.8

Retail

3.7

Transportation Logistics

3.7

Manufacturing

3.7

Methodology

Reboot SEO Company utilised Glassdoor rating for companies that constitute a major sector. 17 sectors in total were identified, and data scraped. Companies representing multiple sectors were tagged accordingly, and only companies with an overall rating greater than or equal to 3.5 stars were included. More than 30,000 companies’ ratings were extracted from the database, and an average rating for each category calculated.

Written by Tamir Davies, researcher and writer at Reboot Digital Marketing

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