Survey: When it Comes to the Holidays, Google Employees Spend the Most

Ever wonder how your spending for the holidays compares to that of those in the tech industry? 

We decided to survey our community of tech employees and see on average, how much techies spend on gifts this holiday season. We asked our users to answer one simple question: In total, how much do you expect to spend on gifts for loved ones this holiday season?  Participants could answer seven multiple choices: $0-200, $201-400, $401-600, $601-800, $801-1000, $1,000+ and a total of 5,213 answered the survey question.

Here’s what we found:

  • 30.14% answered with $1,000+
  • 7.14% answered with $801-1,000
  • 4.66% answered with $601-800
  • 9.84% answered with $401-600
  • 11.28% answered with $201-400
  • 23.65% answered with $0-200
  • 13.29% answered with ‘Does Not Apply’

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We also took a look at the results broken down by companies with at least 100 employee responses. Here’s what we found:

  • Google led the way with 41.35% of employees answering with ‘$1,000+’.
  • Rounding out the top three were Apple (with 37.84%) and Microsoft (with 36.02%).
  • Facebook had the lowest percentage of employees answering with 28.89%.
  • The two other companies with the lowest percentage of employees answering are Amazon (with 29.03%) and Oracle (with 31.43%).


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More survey details:

The survey ran from December 9 through December 15, 2018, and was answered by 5,213 users of the Blind app. Users could only answer once.

So, what do you think about the results? Tweet at us @teamblindapp and let us know!

About Blind
At Blind we’re on a mission to bring transparency to the workplace. Transparency results in voice and voice results in change, often for the better. That’s why we created Blind, an anonymous social network for the workplace. Our user base includes over 50,000 employees from Microsoft, 34,000 from Amazon, 13,000 from Google, 10,000 from Facebook, 9,000 from Uber, 8,000 from Apple, 6,000 from LinkedIn, and 5,000 from Salesforce, just to name a few. With such a large user base of tech professionals, it makes it easy to quickly poll these employees about important and popular topics, such as this.

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