Agency Report

National Institute of Standards and Technology (Commerce)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  80  

2017 Index Score
73.4

Change from 2016
1.3 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 69.2)
Mission
To promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
Website
http://www.nist.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 80 of 339 1.3  73.4 72.1 67.5 68.8 64.7 68.6 68.5 73.3 74.1 71.7 68.0 69.3
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 100  of 336 2.2  63.7 61.5 58.6 60.0 56.7 58.4 59.0 60.8 60.5 57.9 54.7 56.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 63  of 336 4.1  60.0 55.9 53.7 54.9 47.8 53.2 53.5 57.4 58.9 56.1 52.1 55.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 81  of 336 2.8  64.2 61.4 59.1 58.3 57.0 57.9 59.4 57.9 55.1 51.2 50.3 53.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 131  of 336 0.4  55.1 54.7 51.8 53.5 50.9 51.8 52.2 54.8 53.3 50.4 46.2 50.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 115  of 336 2.6  73.8 71.2 67.7 69.8 66.6 68.0 68.3 69.8 71.2 69.5 66.7 65.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 61  of 338 1.4  82.1 80.7 78.5 79.3 76.8 78.8 81.0 80.4 82.7 82.3 80.6 80.0
Pay 189  of 338 6.1  64.4 58.3 56.0 56.5 51.6 54.3 56.0 63.4 61.8 67.4
Strategic Management 114  of 337 1.8  61.3 59.5 57.6 57.9 54.8 58.1 59.1 59.4 60.6 59.9 57.5 62.7
Teamwork 166  of 337 1.5  70.7 69.2 66.7 66.9 65.0 67.7 66.1 67.2 76.7 72.9 72.2 72.8
Innovation 40  of 337 2.1  74.3 72.2 70.8 70.9 69.4 70.7 73.1 73.2
Training and Development 59  of 338 3.6  71.5 67.9 67.3 66.4 62.2 65.9 66.7 69.0 69.8 70.6 68.4 69.6
Work–Life Balance 120  of 337 1.1  67.1 66.0 62.8 65.5 59.9 62.1 63.5 64.0 66.8 67.0 62.4 67.8
Support for Diversity 141  of 337 4.2  65.0 60.8 61.7 63.3 60.0 60.2 60.5 63.5 68.8 63.9 58.6 70.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 67  of 336 2.7  56.7 54.0 51.7 53.5 49.4 52.2 52.4 55.2 53.8 54.1 49.9 51.7
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2016)
210 ( 7.2% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
175

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.9%

Employees left (2016)
172 ( 5.9% )

Average left (2010-2016)
172


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics