To earn a living, most adults have to go to work. However, going to work does not mean job satisfaction. In fact, one can go to work yet be displeased by the job. In detail, job satisfaction is when an employee feels self-motivated, content, and satisfied with his/her job. Most importantly, job satisfaction involves personal intuition and circumstances.

For some people, the right job might entail earning a certain salary. For others, the right job might involve having a supportive team. Meanwhile, for others, it means working from home or remotely. Therefore, Real Research has published a survey on job satisfaction. This insight is a representation of what the public thinks regarding job satisfaction. 


  • 53.92% of the respondents are satisfied with their current workplace
  • The most important factor for improving job satisfaction is ‘High salary’
  • 62.84% say their organization provides the tools and technologies to do their job well
  • 54.64% are willing to work for the same organization for the next two years

53.92% Are Satisfied With Their Current Workplace

When one goes to work there is a need to be happy in order to ensure productivity. Thus, the Real Research online survey application asks respondents if they have job satisfaction. On this, 53.92% say they are happy with their current workplace. In contrast, 24.52% say ‘No’ and 21.56% are currently unemployed.

The job satisfaction survey also seeks to know the reason why 24.52% are not satisfied. To begin with, 31.05% say ‘Low salary’. Following after is poor communication between management and employees (6.50%). Also, lack of management’s recognition of good employee performance (4.32%). Thereafter, comes the bad relationship between employees and supervisors/team managers (3.15%) and heavy workload (4.28%).

Moving on, the Real Research online survey application asks if employees’ skills are being valued at their workplace. On this, 61.28% say ‘Yes’. On the other side, 38.72% say ‘No’. Thus, the job satisfaction survey shows that most organizations value their employee’s skills.

Paying Employees High Salaries Ensures Job Satisfaction

Most importantly, the job satisfaction survey asks what is the most important factor in having job satisfaction. As a result, the majority answer that its ‘High salary’ 29.82%. Following after, Rewards and recognition (11.22%), having a group of supportive teammates (4.39%), and having a good management team (4.45%).

Depending on the organization, the management is likely to invest in job satisfaction. With this said, the results show that 49.83% feel  ‘Positive’ with their management. However, 15.35% feel ‘Negative’ and 34.83% say ‘Unsure’.

To add on, Real Research asks what is the most important benefit of job satisfaction. Firstly,  it ‘Lowers voluntary turnover’ (23.31%). Secondly, causes ‘Eagerness to work’ (10.77%). Moreover, it Reduces employee leaves (4.35%) and Reduces long-term HR costs (2.92%). In addition, it contributes positive results towards Employee Referral Programs (3.66%) and boosts employee productivity (5.43%).

55.83% Say Their Organization Respects Holidays and Off Days

Most certainly, every country has a number of holidays and some employees do not go to work on those days. Also, giving employees their holidays brings satisfaction in the workplace. With this said, Real research asks if respondents’ organizations respect public holidays and off days. 55.83% say ‘Yes’ while 26.39% say ‘No’. Lastly, 17.78% say ‘Sometimes’.

Figure 3: Most organizations respect public holidays and off days

In the next question, the job satisfaction survey seeks to know if companies give tools and technologies employees need. On this, 62.64% of the respondents say ‘Yes’. Then after, 37.36% say ‘No’. Proper tools and technologies are crucial in improving job satisfaction. Following after, 61.29% further go on to say their managers understand the balance between work and life. In contrast, 38.71% say they do not understand.

58.64% Say They Will Work for the Same Organization in the Next Two Years

Most often employees quit their jobs for various reasons. The best way to retain them is to ensure employee job satisfaction. Still, a great opportunity drops into an employee’s lap occasionally. However, most employees stay at an organization if they are satisfied.

Therefore, 54.64% say they are willing to work for the same organization for the next two years. Meanwhile, 41.36% say ‘No’.

Figure 4: 58.64% like their organizations

In regards to treatment, results are ‘Very equal’ (33.58%), ‘Equal’ (19.18%), ‘Not equal’ (14.37%), and ‘Unsure’ (32.87%).


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on Job Satisfaction
DurationNovember 21 – November 28, 2021
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.