2019 Exit Survey Benchmark

"As people leave, their experiences aren't entirely negative and they often still maintain positive sentiment towards topics like Enablement and Role Alignment"


Culture Amp's Exit survey helps companies understand people's perceptions of organizational culture when their people leave the organisation, why employees are leaving as well as where they are headed. Learn more about getting the most value out of your Exit surveys.

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Companies often use an exit survey over multiple years and therefore we've included responses in this benchmark from surveys over multiple years to build the most robust possible. As this benchmark includes data from all customers that use Exit surveys, many different industries are included, from Automotive to E-Learning to Utilities.

Response rate:

  • 40% average response rate across all companies
  • Bottom quartile (25th percentile) was 22% participation
  • Top quartile (75th percentile) was 56% participation

Key insights and data for the People Geeks!


Insight: As people leave, we expect them to have negative opinions of their experiences, however they are not negative about everything. Surprisingly there are aspects of Alignment & Involvement as well as Development that standout. People are still reasonably positive about enablement, particularly whether they had access to things they needed, which makes sense given that it is not commonly a reason for leaving an organisation. On the other hand, a common reason for leaving - whether someone saw good career opportunities - was one of the lowest scoring questions of the benchmark.


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