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Q: What's your biggest stressor at work?

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The most common answer was "Unclear goals" (42%)

Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
42%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
16%

Gender

Male

Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
44%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 10,000+ Male employees

Female

Commute
16%
Too long hours
14%
Unclear goals
37%
Difficult co-worker
16%
Bad manager
17%
Answered by 5,000+ Female employees

Ethnicity

45%
Unclear goals

Asian or Pacific Islander answered Unclear goals the most among all other ethnicities.

Caucasian answered Too long hours the least among all other ethnicities.

  • Caucasian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • African American/Black
  • Asian or Pacific Islander
  • Native American
  • Other
Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
42%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 10,000+ Caucasian
Commute
16%
Too long hours
15%
Unclear goals
40%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 1,000+ Hispanic or Latino
Commute
20%
Too long hours
14%
Unclear goals
35%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ African American/Black
Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
45%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 1,000+ Asian or Pacific Islander
Commute
22%
Too long hours
16%
Unclear goals
33%
Difficult co-worker
17%
Bad manager
12%
Answered by 100+ Native American
Commute
15%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 500+ Other

Department

47%
Unclear goals

Engineering answered Unclear goals the most among all other departments.

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Executive
  • Operations
  • Admin
  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Customer Support
  • HR
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Sales
Commute
17%
Too long hours
10%
Unclear goals
47%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
13%
Answered by 5,000+ working in Engineering department
Commute
12%
Too long hours
11%
Unclear goals
46%
Difficult co-worker
16%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 1,000+ working in Product department
Commute
15%
Too long hours
11%
Unclear goals
45%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ working in Design department
Commute
14%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
44%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
17%
Answered by 1,000+ working in Marketing department
Commute
18%
Too long hours
19%
Unclear goals
30%
Difficult co-worker
20%
Bad manager
13%
Answered by 500+ working in Executive department
Commute
15%
Too long hours
14%
Unclear goals
38%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
18%
Answered by 500+ working in Operations department
Commute
20%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
27%
Difficult co-worker
20%
Bad manager
20%
Answered by 100+ working in Admin department
Commute
14%
Too long hours
15%
Unclear goals
40%
Difficult co-worker
12%
Bad manager
19%
Answered by 500+ working in Business Development department
Commute
19%
Too long hours
16%
Unclear goals
37%
Difficult co-worker
12%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 100+ working in Finance department
Commute
15%
Too long hours
15%
Unclear goals
38%
Difficult co-worker
21%
Bad manager
11%
Answered by 100+ working in Communications department
Commute
18%
Too long hours
16%
Unclear goals
33%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
19%
Answered by 500+ working in Customer Support department
Commute
19%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
38%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
18%
Answered by 100+ working in HR department
Commute
19%
Too long hours
11%
Unclear goals
41%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 1,000+ working in IT department
Commute
21%
Too long hours
17%
Unclear goals
29%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
20%
Answered by 100+ working in Legal department
Commute
17%
Too long hours
16%
Unclear goals
33%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
20%
Answered by 1,000+ working in Sales department

Age

45%
Unclear goals

31-35 answered Unclear goals the most among all other age groups.

18-25 answered Bad manager the least among all other age groups.

  • 18-25
  • 26-30
  • 31-35
  • 36-40
  • 41-45
  • 46-50
  • 51-55
  • 56-60
  • 61-65
  • 66+
Commute
19%
Too long hours
14%
Unclear goals
42%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
12%
Answered by 1,000+ aged 18-25
Commute
15%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
44%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 1,000+ aged 26-30
Commute
15%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
45%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 1,000+ aged 31-35
Commute
17%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
40%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
17%
Answered by 1,000+ aged 36-40
Commute
17%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
40%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ aged 41-45
Commute
17%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
37%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
18%
Answered by 1,000+ aged 46-50
Commute
19%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
37%
Difficult co-worker
16%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 500+ aged 51-55
Commute
18%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
31%
Difficult co-worker
18%
Bad manager
21%
Answered by 100+ aged 56-60
Commute
17%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
29%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
28%
Answered by 100+ aged 61-65
Commute
17%
Too long hours
16%
Unclear goals
31%
Difficult co-worker
16%
Bad manager
20%
Answered by < 100 aged 66+

Education

45%
Unclear goals

Master's answered Unclear goals the most among all other education levels.

  • High school
  • Some college
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral or professional
Commute
22%
Too long hours
16%
Unclear goals
28%
Difficult co-worker
17%
Bad manager
17%
Answered by 1,000+ with High school education level
Commute
19%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
37%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
17%
Answered by 1,000+ with Some college education level
Commute
17%
Too long hours
14%
Unclear goals
36%
Difficult co-worker
17%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ with Associate's education level
Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
44%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 5,000+ with Bachelor's education level
Commute
14%
Too long hours
11%
Unclear goals
45%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ with Master's education level
Commute
15%
Too long hours
15%
Unclear goals
41%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 500+ with Doctoral or professional education level

Experience

44%
Unclear goals

3 to 6 Years answered Unclear goals the most among all other segments.

Entry Level answered Bad manager the least among all other segments.

  • Entry Level
  • 1 to 3 Years
  • 3 to 6 Years
  • 6 to 10 Years
  • Over 10 Years
Commute
21%
Too long hours
14%
Unclear goals
40%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
12%
Answered by 500+ with Entry Level experience
Commute
17%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 1,000+ with 1 to 3 Years experience
Commute
15%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
44%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 1,000+ with 3 to 6 Years experience
Commute
15%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ with 6 to 10 Years experience
Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
39%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
18%
Answered by 5,000+ with Over 10 Years experience

Location

50%
Unclear goals

Fort Lauderdale, FL answered Unclear goals the most among all other locations.

San Diego answered Too long hours the least among all other locations.

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC
Commute
24%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
37%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 100+ in Atlanta
Commute
16%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
44%
Difficult co-worker
12%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 500+ in Boston
Commute
17%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 500+ in Chicago
Commute
16%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
41%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 100+ in Dallas
Commute
10%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
46%
Difficult co-worker
18%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 100+ in Denver
Commute
0%
Too long hours
0%
Unclear goals
50%
Difficult co-worker
33%
Bad manager
17%
Answered by < 100 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Commute
18%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
32%
Difficult co-worker
16%
Bad manager
22%
Answered by 100+ in Houston
Commute
18%
Too long hours
13%
Unclear goals
41%
Difficult co-worker
12%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ in Los Angeles
Commute
22%
Too long hours
22%
Unclear goals
39%
Difficult co-worker
11%
Bad manager
6%
Answered by < 100 in Minneapolis
Commute
16%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
40%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
18%
Answered by 1,000+ in New York
Commute
14%
Too long hours
12%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 100+ in Phoenix
Commute
14%
Too long hours
5%
Unclear goals
48%
Difficult co-worker
14%
Bad manager
19%
Answered by < 100 in San Diego
Commute
17%
Too long hours
11%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
13%
Bad manager
16%
Answered by 1,000+ in San Francisco
Commute
16%
Too long hours
11%
Unclear goals
43%
Difficult co-worker
15%
Bad manager
15%
Answered by 1,000+ in Seattle
Commute
21%
Too long hours
9%
Unclear goals
46%
Difficult co-worker
10%
Bad manager
14%
Answered by 500+ in Washington, DC

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