Women Find More Fault With Their Jobs Than Men Do

A majority of office workers grade their job a B-, but women scored their office jobs a full letter grade lower than their male counterparts in topics like potential for internal growth, company morale and benefits, a survey found.

A majority of office workers grade their job a B-, according to new research commissioned by Kforce, a staffing services and solutions firm.

 

Workers grade their jobs as deserving a B (85%) in terms of their day-to-day tasks. Respondents also voted a B- (81%) in work-life balance, and similarly a B- (81%) in company morale and a B- (81%) in their benefits package.

 

However, the survey found that women scored their office jobs a full letter grade lower than their male counterparts in topics like potential for internal growth, company morale and benefits. And, 58% of men say they love their job, compared to 47% of women.

 

The biggest weaknesses of the average office job, according to respondents, are communication (31%), employee retention (31%) and staff diversity/inclusion (28%).

 

Two-thirds (67%) of Americans polled believe it’s very important to love their job, and nearly half would take a pay cut to pursue a job that matched their passion. Among those who would take a pay cut, they are willing to leave as much as 29% of their salary to take a job they love. However, 40% of job seekers claim that the biggest hold-up in pursuing a job they love is available opportunities.

 

The survey was conducted by OnePoll among 2,000 full-time office workers across all industries.