Seven out of ten engineers still want to work remotely the majority of the time
Three quarters of engineers say they prefer to work remotely most of the time, and 68% say remote work boosts their productivity. However, a third of engineers are expecting they’ll be asked to return to offices this year, indicating that managers’ expectations are not aligned with engineers’ preferences.Learn more
Engineers don’t have to leave their communities to find great work opportunities.
Consistent with last year, engineers feel their communities offer ample opportunities. This is particularly true for Canadian engineers, with over half saying they don’t need to relocate to find roles. US companies that insist on in-person roles might unnecessarily limit their talent searches.Learn more
Transparency with pay is key to engineers, especially when it comes to location-based salaries.
Seventy-four percent of engineers say remote salaries would be easier to navigate if recruiters were upfront about them being location-based, and 79% say job listings should include salary ranges. A third of engineers say they would leave their jobs if location-based salaries were enacted, up from 24% last year.
Technology enablement and flexibility are the most in-demand remote benefits.
Engineers want practical remote benefits like technology and productivity tools, home office stipends, and flexible work hours to balance work and home on their own terms.Learn more
Burnout improved modestly among engineers, in part thanks to schedule flexibility.
Engineers said they are working more, and it’s hard to separate work from personal time. Twenty-four percent say they felt burnout and lack of motivation this year, down from 37% last year. Nearly 60% of engineers said schedule flexibility helps them manage burnout.Learn more
Time zone alignment is still a productivity booster for the engineering workforce.
Eighty percent of engineers say they’re more productive working with teams that operate in a similar time zone. Time zone alignment allows teams to work seamlessly without creating bottlenecks, and it helps newer employees receive support and get up to speed faster.
Remote engineers don’t want to relocate. They expect Silicon Valley compensation to come to them.
89% of those surveyed said equity compensation was important to them – 22% said it was “extremely important” – yet a full 46% of remote engineers have no stock compensation at their places of work. Fifty-seven percent of Latin American engineers and 46% of Canadian engineers said equity compensation wasn’t part of their overall compensation packages.Learn more
Cost of living is an important factor to engineers considering a move to the US.
Latin American engineers who don’t want to move to the US said it’s too far from family (62%) and expensive (61%) in the States. Twenty-nine percent of all respondents and 18% of Canadians said cost of living was a factor.