Millennials value job quality over paychecks

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jun 01, 2016

While many millennials feel they don't have enough money to do what they want, many say their jobs are about more than a paycheck. 

According to a recent Gallup poll, 69 percent of millennials say they have enough money to buy what they need, but only 38 percent say they have enough to buy things they want.

But half are confident that the U.S. economy is "getting better." Other generations are less optimistic.  

Money isn't the most important thing for working millennials. They also want good managers, jobs they're interested in and opportunities to grow. 

Regardless, half said they would consider taking a job with a different company for a 20 percent raise or less. 

The key to keeping millennials on the job might be finding what engages them most at work. Gallup found that those who said they felt engaged at work were 26 percent less likely to leave for a raise.