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Australia – More colleagues, more complaints

17 June 2014

Australians working for small companies have fewer complaints about their colleagues than those working for big companies, according to a new study of 595 businesses by Regus Australia and New Zealand, reports hrmasia.com.

According to the study, nearly half (49%) of all employees at companies with more than 250 employees dislikes their colleagues. However, those working at smaller firms of fewer than 49 workers mostly feel good about their colleague.

The chief complaints from employees about their colleagues includes; poor work ethics (31%), unable to do their job properly (19%), and being over-powering and controlling (18%).

When asked by the survey if they currently have any employees of colleagues that they dislike on a personal or professional level, respondents replied:

  Yes No
Australia (average) 25% 75%
Small (up to 49 workers) 16% 84%
Medium (50 – 249 workers) 36% 64%
Large (more than 250 workers) 49% 51%


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