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UK start-up employees work an average of 49 hours per week, four hours more than workers in France and Germany, and six hours more per week than their counterparts in the Netherlands, according to the European Startup Report survey from Joblift. Almost half of UK respondents say they work 40-to-49 hour weeks, while 14% work over 50 hours, and 7% put in a huge 60 hours at their start-ups.
The average salary for UK start-up workers is £37,200, compared to €41,500 in Germany, €41,050 in France, and close to €34,200 in the Netherlands. One quarter of UK workers are dissatisfied with their wages, while 30% of German employees feel the same way.
Just 29% of UK and French start-up management positions are held by women, compared to 37% in the Netherlands and 47% in Germany.
Eighty-six percent of UK respondents say they believe in their company’s mission and values, compared to the Netherlands’ 92%. There is also a clear correlation showing the smaller and younger the start-up, the more employees identify with its values and missions.