Listed below are samples of the types of exit interview questions that employers commonly ask departing employees.
  • What is your primary reason for leaving?
  • Did anything trigger your decision to leave?
  • What was most satisfying about your job?
  • What was least satisfying about your job?
  • What would you change about your job?
  • Did your job duties turn out to be as you expected?
  • Did you receive enough training to do your job effectively?
  • Did you receive adequate support to do your job?
  • Did you receive sufficient feedback about your performance between merit reviews?
  • Were you satisfied with this company's merit review process?
  • Did this company help you to fulfill your career goals?
  • Do you have any tips to help us find your replacement?
  • What would you improve to make our workplace better?
  • Were you happy with your pay, benefits and other incentives?
  • What was the quality of the supervision you received?
  • What could your immediate supervisor do to improve his or her management style?
  • Based on your experience with us, what do you think it takes to succeed at this company?
  • Did any company policies or procedures (or any other obstacles) make your job more difficult?
  • Would you consider working again for this company in the future?
  • Would you recommend working for this company to your family and friends?
  • How do you generally feel about this company?
  • What did you like most about this company?
  • What did you like least about this company?
  • What does your new company offer that this company doesn't?
  • Can this company do anything to encourage you to stay?
  • Before deciding to leave, did you investigate a transfer within the company?
  • Did anyone in this company discriminate against you, harass you or cause hostile working conditions?
  • Any other comments?

And please check the attachment for sample format.



From India, Kochi

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Thanks Shijit for posting. I have looked at the pdf document and found it strange that the scale used is skewed towards the positve responses (3 positive and one negative). It's preferable to use a balanced one.
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From India, Kochi
its good questionnaire. i want to comment that please add "recognistions or rewards" that he/she received or any motivations in terms of monentary or non monentary.
From India, Ahmadabad
Vikramsinh S. Desai
Dear Shijit,
Very good, Knowledgeable posting.
Thanks & Regards,
Vikramsinh S. Desai.
Director - Eliciit Business Solutions
(HR, Marketing & Business Consultancy Firm)

From India, Pune

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