by Loren G. Edelstein | April 02, 2013
By the Numbers

• 46% of meeting professionals consider their company among the best places to work in the meetings industry.
• 43% rate their firms as “excellent” in terms of having a clear corporate mission.
• 34% of respondents plan to stay with their current company for one to five years.
• 13% expect to leave their current positions within one year.

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Most meeting professionals give their companies high marks on important factors like a clear corporate mission and flexible work environment. But the biggest influencer of professional satisfaction is enjoyment of the job itself, followed by management recognition, according to a recent M&C poll. While 41 percent would like to keep their current jobs “as long as possible,” expect to see some movement when the job market improves. In better times, nearly one-third of respondents would “definitely” be looking for a new position, and another 31 percent would consider exploring their options. Click here to read verbatim comments on what meeting professionals like most and least about their jobs.