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Top 20 Employee Pulse Survey Tools

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Last Updated on 03 April, 2021
Top 20 Employee Pulse Survey Tools

Employee engagement has become an essential part of today’s scenario in any organization. Getting the employee feedback through pulse surveys at a regular interval helps the organisation in the decision making process. With the adoption of pulse survey tools, organizations adopted a data-driven approach by collecting, measuring, and acting on real-time employee feedback. Pulse survey tool offers an excellent way to set an industry benchmark for companies and gain insights into employee survey.

Vantage Pulse

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
4.5/5
4.2/5
4.5/5

Vantage Pulse is a powerful online employee pulse survey tool that helps any organization to listen to the pulse of the employees at any stage by collecting, measuring, and acting on real-time employee feedback. It helps the managers to analyze trends, uncover factors of employee turnover, predict behaviors, and ultimately increase employee retention. It gives the flexibility to the managers to gain insights into various departments across different organization parameters.

Vantage Pulse keeps track of engagement levels through the use of eNPS alias Employee Net Promoter Score. It not only helps the organizations to know the areas of improvement via engagement but also makes it easier for organizations to measure employee loyalty in a quick and effective way.
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Clientele:

Infosys, Tata Communications

Features:

  • Track Employee Engagement
  • Grasp the Pulse
  • Gain Real-time Insights
  • Advanced Survey Analysis
  • Universal Accessibility

Pricing:

Free Trial: $0
Standard: Contact Vendor
Enterprise: Contant Vendor

Pros:

  1. Low cost.
  2. Simple to use.
  3. White labeling.
  4. Both web and mobile view support.
  5. Continuous improvement suggestions.
  6. Schedule survey.

Cons:

  1. Multi-language support not present.
  2. Export feature not present.

Peakon

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.8/5
4.9/5
NA
4.2/5

Peakon is an employee success platform that converts feedback into insights that can be put to work. Peakon has evolved to become a full-fledged SaaS for employee retention. It helps to tackle three critical areas; they are employee engagement, actionable insights to prevent employee problems before they arise, and competitor analysis through benchmarking employee engagement data against Peakon’s proprietary industry-wise data.
Peakon’s surveys are designed to be both fast and can be conducted weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Their standardized questions help to enable industry-wise comparisons.
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Clientele:

Verizon, Capgemini, easyJet, Harrison, Reach, Lexitas, Trustpilot

Features:

  • PowerPoint Export
  • Personalized Insights
  • Anonymous Employee Engagement
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Benchmarking
  • Feedback Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Trending Dashboard
  • Automated Emails, Notifications, Localization

Pricing:

Essential: $3.50/user/month
Premium: $4.50/user/month

Pros:

  1. Improvement in Team Productivity.
  2. Customizable Questions.
  3. Seamless Two-Way Communication.
  4. Actionable Information.
  5. Push Notifications.
  6. Supports 20 Languages.
  7. Reliable Support.

Cons:

  1. The Peakon app is not available on the Android platform.
  2. Too many features sometimes create complexity for the users to understand.
Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.7/5
4.7/5
3.5/5
4.7/5

Waggl is a real time employee voice platform that supports anonymous employee pulse surveys and votes for other’s anonymous responses. The responses received from the employees are translated into actionable insights for the managers to take action into. With the predetermined set of questions from the experts, it highlights the true feelings and emotions of the employees. The dialog based approach, Waggl simplifies the feedback system of an organization.
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Clientele:

Paychex, Freddie Mac, 3M, White & Case, UC Health, Parsons, Heineken

Features:

  • Manager reporting
  • Data visualisation
  • Multi Lingual
  • Recommended question sets
  • Unlimited pulses
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Annual Strategic Planning
  • Anonymous voting

Pricing:

Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Easy to use platform
  2. Voting on the feedback proves to be a good function

Cons:

  1. Multiple choice of questions can be included
  2. Limited features

TINYpulse

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
4.6/5
4.4/5
3.5/5

TINYpulse is a cloud-based employee engagement and feedback software. It provides real-time feedback from employees with the help of an employee survey. It provides insight into the management of what employees feel about the organization and helps in employee retention.
TINYpulse empowers employees by giving them the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback. TINYpulse uses sentiment analysis and machine learning to analyze all feedback to give digestible information about what’s driving the culture of the organization. Well designed dashboards help in understanding such information better.
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Clientele:

Microsoft, Unilever, Drift, Indeed, Anytime Fitness, Experian, Ben & Jerry’s

Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Dashboard
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Data Analysis

Pricing:

Free Trial
TINYpulse Perform starts at $3 per month per user for existing TINYpulse customers and $5 per month per user for standalone customers.

Pros:

  1. Improves organizational culture.
  2. Drives transparency.
  3. Increases engagement.
  4. Easy to use

Cons:

  1. Not multilingual.
  2. Sometimes the user finds it difficult to navigate due to too many features
Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.5/5
4.7/5
2.5/5
4.8/5

Glint employee pulse surveys provide actionable insights by gathering powerful data in no time. By using Glint's standard questions based on proven employee engagement drivers or adding an organization’s own questionnaire, any organization can measure the employee pulse. With interactive employee engagement dashboards, Glint employee pulse displays a holistic breakdown of an entire organization's health, identifying areas that need attention and allow users to go deep into data for decision making.
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Clientele:

FICO, Marvell, Glassdoor, Upwork, LinkedIN

Features:

  • Track engagement
  • Narrative intelligence
  • Heat map analysis
  • Driver impact report

Pricing:

Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Better organizational performance
  2. Continuous ongoing pulse results
  3. Simple and easy to use

Cons:

  1. Lack of transparency

Qualtrics

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.4/5
4.7/5
3.3/5
1.3/5

Qualtrics Employee Experience Management (EXM) gathers continuous feedback from employees to take the right actions to impact engagement, talent planning, productivity, and innovation. It empowers any organization to take actions that put its people first.
It creates a snapshot across the entire employee lifecycle, automatically prioritizing key drivers of engagement and experience so that an organization can build strong teams, drive productivity, and reduce unwanted attrition.
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Clientele:

Microsoft, HP, LinkedIn, Yamaha, BMW, Sony, Mastercard

Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • 360 Degree Feedback

Pricing:

Free Trial
Contact Vendor for pricing

Pros:

  1. Improve employee engagement across the organization.
  2. Act quickly on real-time data to address problems.
  3. See how management’s actions impact employee productivity and organizational KPIs.
  4. Enable managers with data and action planning.
  5. Reduce unwanted and costly attrition

Cons:

  1. Lacks "to-do list"-like project management.
  2. Expensive.

Culture Amp

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
4.8/5
NA
5/5

Culture Amp pulse survey tool helps to strengthen organizational culture with continuous employee engagements. It helps to ask the right questions to the employees through the tailormade standard questions or allow managers to include the latest questions on employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and change readiness.
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Clientele:

Adobe, Yelp, McDonald’s, Airbnb

Features:

  • Comprehensive benchmark
  • Heatmaps
  • Text analytics
  • GDPR compliant
  • Analytics

Pricing:

Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Data export in multiple formats.
  2. Various integrations.
  3. Coaching for improvement.
  4. Visual insights

Cons:

  1. The text analytics can be improved.
  2. No free plan

Survey Sparrow

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
4.6/5
3.7/5
1/5

SurveySparrow helps you easily measure your employees’ vibes using Employee Pulse Surveys. Whether you want to check their engagement, know their job satisfaction, or analyze the benefits in the workplace, our world-class employee pulse survey platform makes it simple for you.
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Clientele:

Brella, Paysafe, Vector, ASL Marketing

Features:

  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Surveys & Feedback

Pricing:

Free Trial
SurveySparrow pricing starts at $19.00 per month, per user

Pros:

  1. Increased productivity.
  2. Increased employee engagement.
  3. Increased employee satisfaction.
  4. Reduced employee attrition

Cons:

  1. User dissatisfaction with customer support.
  2. The chat theme is not user friendly.

Officevibe

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.8/5
4.3/5
NA
NA

Officevibe is an employee engagement survey software with key features like anonymous employee feedback, eNPS tracking, reports for every team and the whole company, and an extensive improvement section. We provide real-time insights into your employees’ happiness & productivity.
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Clientele:

HubSpot, Apple, Bose, Sony, Disney, Yellow Pages

Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Employee Recognition
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Pulse Surveys

Pricing:

Free trial available.
The price starts at $4.00 per month, per user.

Pros:

  1. Easy to use
  2. Anonymous survey
  3. Option to start conversations on feedback
  4. Drill down data
  5. Increases employee engagement
  6. Increases employee productivity

Cons:

  1. Not mobile-friendly (either on Android or iPhone).

Weekdone

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.3/5
4.5/5
3.6/5
4.5/5

Weekdone is an employee feedback platform that tracks the quarterly and weekly check-in of the team in achieving structured goals. It captures the plan of the employees in tracking the projects through an extension of employee feedback in achieving the team goals.
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Clientele:

BMAT, Deverus, Mavrck, Zlien

Features:

  • Visual dashboard
  • Weekly Check-In
  • Integration with Asana, Basecamp, JIRA etc

Pricing:

Free: $0 for 1 to 3 users
Monthly: $10.80/users (4 to 10 users) to $4.20/users (above 500 users)
Annually: $9/users (4 to 10 users) to $3.50/users (above 500 users)

Pros:

  1. Track weekly, quarterly progress status.
  2. Feedback and recognition

Cons:

  1. It is more like a project management tool.
  2. Lack of anonymous survey

Reward Gateway

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.8/5
4.8/5
4.2/5
3.8/5

Reward Gateway is an employee engagement platform that tracks the pulse of the employees in an organization to drive the change. With employee NPS features, any organization can grasp the pulse real-time and understand the areas which needs improvement.
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Clientele:

IKEA, Unilever, McDonalds, Heineken, KPMG, Comcast, American Express, Discovery Channel, Caterpillar

Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Question branching
  • Mobile survey

Pricing:

Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Easy to use.
  2. Increased productivity.
  3. Increased employee engagement

Cons:

  1. Multi language support not present

Impraise

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.5/5
4.4/5
3/5
4/5

Impraise pulse survey helps in collecting feedback from the employees and gives a data driven approach to measure employee engagement. Based on the feedback management can take immediate action necessary to solve any issue faced by the employee.
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Clientele:

Clear Review, CultureIQ, Honestly, Booking . com, Hubspot

Features:

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Dashboard
  • Question Library
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Benchmarking

Pricing:

Impraise pricing starts at $5.00 per month, per user.Impraise does not offer a free trial.

Pros:

  1. Real-time Feedback.
  2. Analytics. Make data-driven decisions.
  3. Report sharing option available.
  4. Remote work Pulse Survey

Cons:

  1. The software lacks the ability to adjust questions in the review in order.
  2. No free trial

Energage

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
4.6/5
5/5
4.4/5

Energage helps in creating research-based custom surveys within minutes and collect employee feedback on any topic. It helps in improving employee engagement and company culture. Surveys are anonymous and based on the data collected, management can create action plans to address employee concerns.
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Clientele:

Seneca, Hubspot, Revzilla

Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Data Analysis Tools

Pricing:

Contact Vendor.

Pros:

  1. Create custom surveys.
  2. Anonymous pulse surveys.
  3. Increase in employee engagement.
  4. Improve company culture

Cons:

  1. Mobile survey not possible.

Achievers

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.5/5
4.9/5
3.9/5
3.8/5

Achievers is an employee engagement platform which helps the organization to listen to employees through pulse surveys and thereby improve engagement and retention. It gives the managers and the HR professionals to know what their employees desire and also uncover the engagements with the help of various organizational KPIs with benchmarks.
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Clientele:

Ericsson, Rogers, GM, Olympus, PWC, Telstra

Features:

  • Goal management
  • Benchmarking
  • Manager tools
  • Analytics
  • Culture and communication

Pricing:

Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Easy to use
  2. Available in both iOS and Android
  3. Actionable insights
  4. Increase productivity

Cons:

  1. Analytics can be more detailed

Leena AI

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
NA
NA
4.3/5
NA

Leena AI is a conversational AI employee engagement platform that helps any organization to automate employee queries, enhance employee experience, and ensure maximum employee engagement.
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Clientele:

Coca Cola, One Plus, Sony, Nestle, Tata Technologies

Features:

  • Actionable insights
  • Timely reminder
  • Easy integration
  • Predict attrition

Pricing:

Free trial: 14 days
Subscription: Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Automated invites.
  2. Conversational interface.
  3. Textual answers

Cons:

  1. Dashboards can be more detailed

Zonka Feedback

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
4.6/5
3.2/5
3.2/5

Serving in over 30 countries, Zonka feedback helps in gathering and analysing feedback from customers and employees with CSAT, CES, and NPS surveys. The platform is geared with 40+ types of survey questions, multilingual surveys, actionable response inbox and real time reports. The advanced feedback features like pre-built feedback forms, white labelling, and converting the feedback into tasks for the teams are tailored to quickly identify and solve the issues of the workforce, The employees can take surveys in offline mode as well.
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Clientele:

SAP, Larsen and Toubro, wework, Nikon, Apple, Tata Steel, Select City Walk Mall

Features:

  • Loop close
  • Location management
  • 30+ languages
  • Emoticons
  • Campaign management
  • Bulk email/SMS surveys
  • Word analysis report

Pricing:

Essential: $24/month

Pros:

  1. Offline surveys available
  2. Versatile application
  3. Different modes of usage

Cons:

  1. Technical errors faced sometimes
  2. More flexibility in data export is required
Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
NA
NA
NA
NA

6Q pulse survey tool helps in collecting employee feedback by sending six questions to the employees. The feedbacks are collated and presented as reports and insights for a better understanding. There are over 200 questions to choose from the question library for creating pulse surveys. Data can be compared with other organizations with the help of benchmarking.
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Clientele:

Better, Amber, ConnectWise, Brooklyn Boulders

Features:

  • Sort by segments
  • Professional question library
  • Works on all devices
  • Detailed reports

Pricing:

Free trial.
For 50 users: $99/month
For 100 users: $189/month

Pros:

  1. Improved employee engagement.
  2. Increased productivity.
  3. Positive company culture.
  4. Improved morale.
  5. Better teamwork

Cons:

  1. No eNPS tracker

People Pulse

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
NA
NA
NA
NA

PeoplePulse delivers the actionable insights needed to keep a track of issues and opportunities in an organisation. It helps to act before it’s too late. Their project-managed solutions include expert advice, flexible reporting options and client branded invites & questionnaires.
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Clientele:

Wisdom, Guild Insurance, Catholic Healthcare

Features:

  • Mobile Optimised surveys
  • 14 different report types - All updated in real time
  • Automated invites and reminders
  • Complete branding facility

Pricing:

Free trial available.
Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. eNPS tracker.
  2. Secured surveys.
  3. Option to pre-load certain data of respondent e.g demographic data.
  4. Improved employee engagement.

Cons:

  1. Offline response collection not available

Emplify

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.2/5
4.4/5
4.7/5
4.1/5

Emplify is an employee survey software that provides the platform for employee feedback management, confidential pulse surveys, actionable insights and coaching for managers. The engagement assessments are routinely validated by the experts and measure the factors that drive engagement through 17 unlying factors. The employees can complete their surveys on their mobile devices as well and after the survey, Emplify helps in quantifying the survey results. The survey questions are backed by thorough research that would show the sentiments of the employees.
emplify

Clientele:

Purdue University, Yamaha, Bio bridge Global, SalesLoft, Figma, Kreg, Ruoff Mortage, etc

Features:

  • AI generated assessment results
  • Review analysis
  • Predict outcomes
  • Prioritise key insights
  • People insights consultant
  • Goal support
  • Engagement flow
  • Manager action planning

Pricing:

Contact Vendor.

Pros:

  1. Responsive customer support
  2. Levels of results can be derives
  3. Insights from Smart Pulse
  4. Actionable data in the engagement dashboard

Cons:

  1. iOS app can be improved
  2. Onboarding new employees is little time consuming
  3. Data exporting need an upgrade

Decisionwise

Ease of Use Customer Experience Android App iOS App
4.6/5
5/5
NA
NA

The DecisionWise Employee Pulse Survey helps organizations to track employee engagement data and take real-time actions on employee feedback. It provides deep insights into management to understand employee behavior and take necessary action. This brings a positive culture in the organization. The DecisionWise Employee Pulse Survey enables management to conduct surveys quarterly or even monthly.
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Clientele:

UPMC, CHG Healthcare, imFlash, Stryker, Mission, Qualcomm

Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Question Library
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Dashboard

Pricing:

Contact Vendor

Pros:

  1. Better Understand Employee Feelings With Employee Engagement MAGIC (Meaning, Autonomy, Growth, Impact, and Connection) Questions.
  2. Sentiment analysis.
  3. Resource Library.
  4. Improved employee engagement

Cons:

  1. Third-Party Integrations not available.

Comparison based on Pricing

Below is a chart comparing the pricing of various vendors on per user/month basis. The prices may vary according to the modules that the client desires.

Pulse Survey Providers Free trial Basic Plan
Per user/month
Overall Average Rating
Vantage Pulse Yes Contact Vendor
4.4/5
Peakon Yes $3.50
4.8/5
Waggl Yes Contact Vendor
4.4/5
TINYpulse Yes $3
4.7/5
Glint No Contact Vendor
4.7/5
Qualtrics Yes Contact Vendor
4.8/5
Culture Amp No $11
4.7/5
Survey Sparrow Yes $19
3.5/5
Officevibe Yes $4
4.6/5
Weekdone Yes $10.80
4.6/5
Reward Gateway Yes Contact Vendor
4.9/5
Impraise No $5
4.5/5
Energage No $6
4.5/5
Achievers No Contact Vendor
4.6/5
Leena AI Yes Contact Vendor
NA
Zonka Feedback Yes $24
3.9/5
6Q Yes $99
*For upto 50 users
NA
People Pulse Yes Contact Vendor
NA
Emplify No Contact Vendor
4.2/5
Decisionwise Yes Contact Vendor
4.6/5

This comparison is written by Pratyakshi Goswami who works as a Human Resource Analyst at Vantage Circle. Pratyakshi is actively involved in the strategic side of managing people better and was previously engaged with the operational work of human resources. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com