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Generations At Work
Lifestyle By Generation
Work Values & Attitudes
Education By Generation
Jobs By Generation
Pay By Generation


What does each generation want and value in their career? Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers rate their jobs.
Job Sat, Stress
& Meaning
Baby Boomers report the highest job stress, but they also have the highest job satisfaction and job meaning. Millennials report the lowest stress levels, but have the lowest levels for job satisfaction and job meaning. Is this because of underemployment, or an indication that Millennials have overinflated career expectations?
job satisfaction by generation
% High Job Satisfaction
Baby Boomer: 77.7%
Gen X: 72.0%
Gen Y: 66.4%
job satisfaction by generation
% High Job
 Meaning
Baby Boomer: 64.9%
Gen X: 55.1%
Gen Y: 48.8%
job satisfaction by generation
% High Job
 Stress
Baby Boomer: 67.9%
Gen X: 65.5%
Gen Y: 59.9%
What One Thing Would You Change About Your Job?
Everybody wants to earn more money. But Gen Y complains the loudest about their paychecks. Baby Boomers seem to be most easily annoyed by their coworkers and bosses, while Gen X slightly edges out the other generations when it comes to hating their commute.

change your job by generations
Most Common Perks By Generation
What can employers offer to attract workers of different generations? Think about the stage of life your desired employees are in.

Gen Y



Bus Pass
Relative Ratio:
2.87


Paid Overtime
Relative Ratio:
2.87


Pet Health Insurance
Relative Ratio:
1.81


Cable/Satellite TV
Relative Ratio:
1.70


Supplemental Maternity Leave
Relative Ratio:
1.58


Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Relative Ratio:
1.58


SEP IRA
Relative Ratio:
1.58


Pets/Dog at Work
Relative Ratio:
1.54


Profit Sharing Program
Relative Ratio:
1.34


Retirement Plan
Relative Ratio:
1.32

Gen X



Telecommute/Work From Home
Relative Ratio:
2.87


Home Internet Access
Relative Ratio:
1.81


Paid Sabbaticals
Relative Ratio:
1.70


Public Employee Pension
Relative Ratio:
1.58


Flex Spending Account
Relative Ratio:
1.53


Dry Cleaning
Relative Ratio:
1.39


Restricted Stock
Relative Ratio:
1.34


Laptop/Notebook Computer
Relative Ratio:
1.34


Cell Phone
Relative Ratio:
1.33


Live Anywhere
Relative Ratio:
1.32

Baby Boomers



None (contract-based)
Relative Ratio:
3.32


Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
Relative Ratio:
2.78


Private Medical Insurance
Relative Ratio:
1.92


Company Car/Automobile
Relative Ratio:
1.72


Company Pension Plan
Relative Ratio:
1.63


Superannuation
Relative Ratio:
1.39


Keep Frequent Flyer Miles
Relative Ratio:
1.38


Reg. Retirement Savings Plan
Relative Ratio:
1.28


Cell Phone
Relative Ratio:
1.18


Casual Dress/Atmosphere
Relative Ratio:
1.09
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