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Nearly Half of Young Tech Workers Have Negative Experience

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Only 20% of those surveyed say they like their company's culture, and another 20% say they have felt welcomed by colleagues.

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Data published in Wiley Edge's second annual "Diversity in Tech" report paints a stark picture for young tech workers entering the industry. Only 24% of surveyed U.K. tech workers aged 18-to-24 would describe their experience in the industry so far as "entirely positive," and another 26% as "mostly positive."

Around a third (30%) say they have had mixed experiences, and 11% mostly negative. Worryingly, one in 10 say they have not enjoyed their experience so far at all.

"Our findings seem to indicate that it's not the nature of the work itself that is an issue for most unhappy young tech employees," says Tom Seymour, senior director of HR at Wiley Edge. "Instead, the research suggests that many businesses are still struggling to establish an inclusive, welcoming environment which is having a negative impact on the well-being of their tech teams."

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