Everyone experiences stress at work, but some industries involve more overall stress than others. This is especially true for the tech industry. Since May is Mental Health Month, we surveyed our users to find out a little more about the extent of workplace burnout in the tech industry. Our app ‘Blind’ is a workplace app for tech workers, used by 40,000 Microsoft employees, 25,000 from Amazon, 10,000 from Google, 7,000 from Uber, 6,000 from Facebook, and thousands from other tech companies.
Users were asked the simple question, “Are you currently suffering from job burnout?” Users could only answer once and could answer with either Yes or No. The survey ran from March 12, 2018 through May 21, 2018 and 11,487 users responded.
Here’s what we found:
- 57.16% of respondents answered Yes, I am suffering from job burnout.
- 70.73% of Credit Karma employees are burnt out, which is the highest among tech companies.
- 38.89% of Netflix employees are burnt out, which is the lowest among tech companies.
- More than 60% of respondents are burnt out at 9 tech companies: Credit Karma, Twitch, Nvidia, Expedia, Oath, Oracle, Intuit, SnapChat, and Lyft.
- Only 5 companies out of the 30 companies with the most responses have less than 50% burnout rate. These companies are Uber (49.52%), Facebook (48.97%), Twitter (43.90%), PayPal (41.82%) and Netflix (38.89%).
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Workplace Burnout Statistics:
- Workplace stress contributes to about 120,000 deaths each year and leading additional expenditures of anywhere from $125 to $190 billion dollars a year annually. (Source: Harvard Business School’s “Working Knowledge” blog)
- A survey from Kronos Inc and Future Workplace found that 95 percent of HR leaders said employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention.
- According to the Kronos survey, the top three cited causes for burnout in the workplace are unfair compensation (41%), an unreasonable workload (32%), and too much overtime / after-hours work (32%).
We’re on a mission to bring transparency to the workplace. Transparency results in voice and voice results in change – often for the better. That’s why we created Blind, an anonymous community app for tech employees. By bringing anonymity to the workplace, Blind allows employees to have unfiltered conversations with coworkers and with others in the same industry.