Agency Report

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  86  

2018 Engagement Score
72.9

Change from 2017
-0.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Engagement Score: 70.3)
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
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 86 of 415 -0.5  72.9 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
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 144  of 408 -1.6  62.1 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 105  of 408 -2.5  57.5 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 112  of 408 -0.7  63.5 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 150  of 408 -0.1  55.0 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 212  of 408 -2.9  70.9 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 82  of 410 -0.3  81.8 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 292  of 410 -4.5  59.9 64.4 58.3 56.0 56.5 51.6 54.3 56.0 63.4 61.8 67.4
Strategic Management 170  of 409 0.0  61.3 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 199  of 409 0.2  70.9 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 47  of 409 -0.5  73.8 74.3 72.2 70.8 70.9 69.4 70.7 73.1 73.2
Training and Development 106  of 410 -3.6  67.9 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 200  of 409 -2.8  64.3 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 190  of 409 -2.1  62.9 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 89  of 408 -0.7  56.0 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 (2017)
109 ( 3.7% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
178

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.1%

Employees left (2017)
189 ( 6.4% )

Average left (2013-2017)
174


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics