Monday Business Feature: Despite Low Job Satisfaction, Employees Unlikely to Seek New Jobs

Unhappy or not, employees prefer to create opportunities with current employers; Accenture research shows that women and men around the globe share similar career perspectives


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New York — March 28, 2011 —







Adrian Lajtha

Gender Perspectives



  • Women overall were somewhat less likely than men to say they have asked for pay raises (44 percent versus 48 percent) and promotions (28 percent versus 39 percent).
  • Fewer than one-third of respondents from both groups (32 percent of women and 31 percent of men) report that they have a formal or informal mentor.
  • While more than half of respondents (55 percent of women and 57 percent of men) are satisfied with the career levels they've reached, more women report that their careers are not fast-tracked (63 percent of women versus 55 percent of men). At the same time, fewer women say they aim to reach C-level or equivalent positions (14 percent versus 22 percent).
  • When asked about factors that help women advance in their organizations, more than two-thirds of women (68 percent) but only about half of men (55 percent) cited hard work and long hours.
  • Among top factors that would make respondents want to pursue career advancement, women and men cited better compensation (65 percent versus 67 percent); new, challenging assignments (44 percent versus 48 percent); flexible work arrangements (39 percent versus 34 percent); and leadership positions within their companies (22 percent versus 28 percent).

Nellie Borrero

Generational Differences







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