The current crisis being experienced allover the world, started in 2008, and has resulted in many companies having to adopt strategies to deal with this situation. These circunstances have allowed us to do a research in order to determine the relationship between work environment, the austerity strategies and the criteria for excellence. In a sample of 525 workers it was possible to identify that the reduction of budgets in business was far more marked by the people to tackle the crisis, (MD. 3.8629, SD. 1.20), besides we realized that the strategies used in business austerity do have a negative perception by the worker (the possibility of losing their jobs or have an uncertain future) that somehow have a negative impact on the workplace.