My USA counterparts are much more at the office, and producing less work than the continental ones.
I work for a multinational company that has an engineering office in Europe, as well as in the US. although the company HQ and primary engineering office are in the US, i's the European office that defines the "engineering processes" that all of us in product engineering are supposed to follow.
Here's where things get interesting. We (in the US) don't have those. The European engineering office has a larger staff, including "process engineers" who are dedicated to coordinating other engineering activities according to the processes. For a given project, the European office might estimate "1 team year" of effort. Our VP of Engineering sees nothing wrong with this. Yet, the same VP of Engineering has told our (us, in the US) project managers that our same estimate for the same project, is "Too long. I can only budget 6 months." So, we "negotiate" with the project managers, who will ultimately settle for "8 months".
So, we do it. On time, per the negotiated schedule. And with smaller teams. But, we short cut the processes. So the VP of E, when doing reviews of randomly selected projects, will tell us (in the US) "Fantastic results, but you need to do better at following process. And improve your productivity." The people in the European are told "Awesome work!"
Same company. Same VP of Engineering. Different expectations.