Staff Report

SEATTLE –, has published a recent survey report that examines the differences in work advancement and satisfaction among remote, hybrid and fully inoffice workers. The report also shares insight into workers’ plans for job hunting In total, surveyed 1,190 fulltime employees who have a job that could be done remotely. This group consisted of 417 remote workers, 567 hybrid workers, and 206 fully in-office workers.

According to the survey, remote workers were the least likely to receive promotions and raises. When remote workers did receive raises, they were often lower compared to hybrid or fully in-office workers. Across different work locations, the vast majority of employees report being productive, having good relationships with their co-workers and boss, and feeling connected to their company.


Of all employees, those who work fully in-office are the most likely to report poor mental health, high stress, poor work-life balance, and lack of happiness at their current job. Conversely, remote and hybrid workers were more likely to report better mental health, less stress, greater work-life balance, and more happiness at their current job.

“Employee happiness is key to retention and a productive, thriving environment for all employees,” says Stacie Haller,’s Chief Career Advisor. “Workers are more likely to seek out a new position if they are unhappy. They will seek out a position that better meets their needs.”

Survey results also indicate that 52 percent of fully in-office workers will look for a new job in 2024, followed by 43 percent of hybrid workers, and 36 percent of remote workers. Additionally, while only 35 percent of fully in-office workers say they like their current work location arrangement, 69 percent of hybrid workers and 92 percent of remote workers say the same.

This survey was commissioned by and conducted online by the survey platform Pollfish. It was launched on November 29, 2023, and 1,190 respondents completed the full survey. Respondents were employed full-time in roles that could be fulfilled remotely. The survey comprised 417 remote workers, 567 hybrid workers, and 206 fully in-office workers.