How To Use the Work Happiness Score on Indeed Company Pages

By Indeed Editorial Team

October 4, 2021

The Indeed Work Happiness Score helps people find work that connects them to a better life and inspires companies to create workplaces that provide people with more of what they need. With six million happiness surveys completed, and counting, this data set is the world’s largest study of work happiness.¹ Indeed continuously collects this data and displays a set of key happiness metrics on employer profiles, providing transparency on workplace happiness.

Work Happiness Score on Company Page

Image description

Screen capture of of "Snapshot" tab on Wavewood's Indeed Company Page.

Work happiness
Scores based on about 162 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness.

What is the Indeed Work Happiness Score?

The Work Happiness Score helps people understand how people feel at work and why. This new data set is displayed on thousands of public employer profiles on Indeed, so you can find workplaces that share your values. The Work Happiness Score itself is based on responses to the question “I feel happy at work most of the time.” This question is asked on a five-point scale (where one means strongly disagree and five means strongly agree), and the resulting scores are represented on a scale of one to 100.

Developed in partnership with leading happiness experts, you can also explore the key drivers of happiness at work below. These dimensions help everyone understand why people feel the way they feel in the workplace:

  • Compensation - Am I paid fairly?

  • Flexibility - Does my work location and hours fit my schedule?

  • Support - Am I given encouragement?

  • Appreciation - Am I valued as a person?

  • Belonging - Do I feel a sense of inclusion?

  • Achievement - Do I meet my goals?

  • Learning - Am I acquiring knowledge?

  • Purpose - Is my work important?

  • Stress - I feel stressed at work most of the time.

  • Trust - Do I trust my company?

  • Management - Do I receive the support to succeed?

  • Inclusion - Is my company respectful of all people?

  • Energy - Does my work excite me?

  • Satisfaction - Overall, I am completely satisfied with my job.

Share how you’re feeling at work by taking the survey here.

Drivers of Work Happiness

Image description

I feel happy
I have a clear purpose
I'm not stressed
I am satisfied
I'm supported/I'm appreciated
I belong/I'm included
I'm trusted
I'm energized
I feel well managed
I'm learning
I'm achieving
I'm paid fairly/I have flexibility

How do I use the Work Happiness Score?

The Work Happiness Score can equip you to make more informed decisions around your job search by helping you find and compare companies based on workplace happiness. What drives your happiness at work might not be the same as someone else. For example, is professional growth most important to you? In that case, you should find an organization where employees report a high learning score. Are you looking for a welcoming environment? Look for companies that rank high in inclusion.

Work Happiness Scoring System

Image description

Screen capture featuring Wavewood's Indeed Company page with a highlighted section under the "Snapshot" tab:
Work Happiness Score - 87 - High

  • High: 80 or higher

  • Above Average: Between 70 and 79

  • Average: Between 60 and 69

  • Below Average: Between 50 and 59

  • Low: 49 or lower

Work Happiness data is displayed on an organization's Company Page under the ‘snapshot’ section. Explore the company’s full report to discover their strengths, areas of opportunity and how that compares to what you value most.

Why is this measurement important?

Many of us spend one-third of our lives at work. Our job is often our largest investment of time and emotional capital. It’s important that we find a position that represents much more than just a paycheck. That starts with working at a company that makes you happy.

For more information, check out our Job Cast on work well-being to learn more about how to discover what drives your happiness at work.

¹ 2021 Indeed Data based on the number of survey responses globally.

Browse more articles