HR Execs, CFOs Wearing Biggest Workplace Smiles

July 13, 2007 ( - Human resources executives and CFOs/comptrollers are the most content with their jobs, with 67% and 63% respectively disclosing they are satisfied with their current positions, according to a recent survey,

Meanwhile, a majority of IT executives confessed in the poll that they are at least somewhat dissatisfied with their jobs with sales executives only slightly more pleased with their jobs than IT officials, according to the survey of about 2,100 executives by career networking firm ExecuNet. The survey found 60% of IT executives say they are not satisfied or somewhat unsatisfied with jobs.

The ExecuNet survey also delved into the top complaints of executives in terms of reasons for job dissatisfaction:

  • Limited advancement opportunities, 13%;
  • Lack of challenge/personal growth, 13%;
  • Differences with culture, 10%;
  • Boss not a good match, 10%, and
  • Compensation, 9%.