An exit interview is an interview conducted by an employer of a departing employee.
The purpose of an exit interview is to gather employees' feedback on the work
experience in order to improve working conditions and employee retention. Other
employer uses for exit interviews include improving work productivity, providing an early
warning about sexual harassment, workplace violence and discrimination issues, and
measuring the success of diversity initiatives or training programs. This document
provides common questions including reasons for leaving and job satisfaction, but this
form can easily be customized to add or alter any questions an employer would like to
ask a departing employee.
Name: Employee #:
Start Date: End Date:
What is your primary reason for leaving? Did anything specific prompt your decision?
If you had concerns, did you share them with your supervisor before deciding to leave?
Did you consider a transfer within the company? Is there anything else that would encourage you to stay?
Do you have any tips for finding your replacement? What kind of characteristics should he or she possess?
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JOB & WORKPLACE ATMOSPHERE
What was the most satisfying or rewarding part of your job?
What was the least satisfying or rewarding part of your job?
What would you have changed about your job?
Do you feel you were fairly compensated, including any benefits and incentives?
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Do you feel you were in a positive workplace atmosphere?
Did you ever feel harassed, discriminated against, or any other hostile workplace conditions?
Do you think company policies created a fair and well-managed work environment?
Please note any additional comments on how you feel we could improve the workplace atmosphere:
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TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP
Do you feel your job and responsibilities were accurately represented during the interview process?
Did you receive enough proper training to effectively do your job?
Do you feel as though your position provided clearly defined goals and expectations?