Ceramic Industry recently surveyed our print magazine, digital edition and eNewsletter subscribers to find out how satisfied they are with their jobs. Overall, the majority of respondents (72%) are either very satisfied or extremely satisfied with their current position (see Figure 1). While this number is encouraging (just 51% of workers in the U.S. report being satisfied with their job, according to a recent survey1), it does represent a decline from last year’s 77% satisfaction level for our industry.
We also saw a slight decline in satisfaction related to coworkers, with 71% of this year’s respondents indicating they are either very satisfied or extremely satisfied, compared to 75% last year. On the other hand, you supervisors out there must be doing a great job: Respondents’ satisfaction with their supervisors increased this year, to a resounding 76% from last year’s still-strong 69% (very satisfied or extremely satisfied). Satisfaction with company leadership remains fairly strong, with 59% of respondents reporting they are either very satisfied or extremely satisfied; this is down a bit from last year’s level of 63%.