by Lisa Grimaldi | August 01, 2004

Only 10 percent of employees at U.S. firms are completely satisfied with their jobs, while one in four is strongly dissatisfied, revealed a survey of 1,002 employees conducted by Maritz Research, a business unit of Fenton, Mo.-based motivation and travel firm Maritz Inc.
    Interestingly, when citing reasons to stay with their present employers, respondents ranked personal fulfillment on the job twice as important as their satisfaction with pay.
     The second most important predictor for longevity, according to the survey, is whether employees feel they have real opportunities to learn and develop at their present companies. 
    Among other findings:
    " One in five respondents strongly agreed that their jobs give them strong feelings of personal accomplishment.
    " One in 10 strongly agreed they have real opportunities for learning and development at work.