Coronavirus Survey: 55% Working More Than Before Pandemic
In our latest coronavirus survey, the majority of participants said that they are working longer hours during the quarantine period, while only just over 25 percent have said that they are working less while at home.
55.05% of respondents answered that they are working between 1-10 hours more than they normally would while at the office.
Every day, hundreds of thousands of professionals use Fishbowl, a workplace social network for verified employees. This allows us to survey these employees on trending, work-related topics.
In our most recent survey, we looked to find out the difference in hours that employees are working between working from home and in the office. We asked professionals in Fishbowl one question:
Are you working more or less hours per week since the quarantine started?
The survey ran from May 14 to May 17, 2020 and professionals could answer with one of seven options:
- >10 hours More
- 6-10 Hours More
- 1-5 hours More
- 1-5 hours Less
- 6-10 hours Less
- >10 hours Less
The survey was answered by 16,585 Fishbowl professionals, from companies such as IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, McKinsey, Deloitte, Bank of America, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.
Working From Home Hours Survey Results:
- Over ½ of all survey respondents answered that they are working longer hours at home. Over 55% reported that they are working at least slightly more than their normal amount, while 25.65% reported working less, and 19.32% reported no change.
- By industry, 61.14% of those in Consulting answered that they are working longer hours, while only 34% of Law and Healthcare professionals responded that they are working longer.
- Separated by gender, 51.14% of women answered that they are working longer hours, and 58.27% of men answered that they were also working overtime.
- 61% of New Jersey respondents reported that they were working longer hours each week, while 31% of Missouri workers said that they were working the same amount every week.
- Indiana came in as the state with the highest percentage of employees who are working less, at 37.61%, with Michigan, Missouri and Tennessee coming in closely behind.
Previous Fishbowl Coronavirus Survey Results
Looking for more data showing the impact Covid-19 is having on employees? Here’s what we found in four other recent surveys:
- 31% of employees say ‘less synergy with coworkers’ is the biggest obstacle while working from home
- 54% of employees fear there will be layoffs at their company, due to fallout from Covid-19.
- 60% of working professions said that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused clients to pause or cancel work.
- 62% of working parents are unable to juggle working from home and childcare.
- According to teachers, less than half of students are showing up for their remote classes.
- 42% of employees say they drink while working from home.
- 53.97 percent of women say they stopped wearing makeup, 29.78 percent of men stopped shaving, and 1 out of 10 employees aren’t even wearing more than underwear on their Zoom calls.