Agency Report

Rural Development

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  362  

2018 Engagement Score
52.8

Change from 2017
-14.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 59.0)
Mission
To help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
Website
https://www.rd.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 362 of 415 -14.9  52.8 67.7 60.7 61.0 55.6 50.5 56.5
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 360  of 408 -7.9  50.0 57.9 53.6 52.1 48.2 47.5 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 369  of 408 -12.7  40.2 52.9 46.8 45.4 39.7 39.0 40.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 348  of 408 -5.0  49.8 54.8 51.5 49.1 46.5 45.2 47.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 354  of 408 -10.7  38.2 48.9 44.7 41.9 38.7 39.1 40.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 306  of 408 -4.1  66.7 70.8 67.0 67.2 62.7 61.3 60.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 252  of 410 -4.5  77.7 82.2 79.9 79.5 76.6 76.5 78.0
Pay 338  of 410 -5.8  57.3 63.1 58.4 60.3 55.9 48.9 58.8
Strategic Management 385  of 409 -5.6  50.3 55.9 52.9 51.6 46.1 45.3 46.5
Teamwork 363  of 409 -5.4  63.4 68.8 65.2 64.9 61.1 61.3 61.6
Innovation 371  of 409 -5.5  58.5 64.0 59.4 59.7 53.7 54.8 55.5
Training and Development 380  of 410 -8.2  51.2 59.4 56.7 56.6 48.1 45.3 46.1
Work–Life Balance 389  of 409 -8.2  52.0 60.2 57.7 56.5 51.9 48.4 49.6
Support for Diversity 296  of 409 -8.4  58.2 66.6 62.2 62.6 57.3 54.7 57.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 390  of 408 -10.5  38.2 48.7 41.5 44.2 34.2 34.1 36.6
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)