Report: 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (U.S.)

2018 Temkin Experience Ratings: Customer Experience (CX) Benchmark of 318 U.S. Companies2018 marks the eighth straight year that we’ve published the Temkin Experience Ratings, a cross-industry, open standard benchmark of customer experience.

To generate these Ratings, we asked 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate their recent interactions with 318 companies across 20 industries and then evaluated their experiences across three dimensions: success, effort, and emotion. Here are some highlights:

  • Wegmans, H-E-B, Citizens, credit unions, Publix, and Subway earned the highest overall ratings, while CarMax, Spirit Airlines, Optimum, Medicaid, and Comcast received the lowest.
  • When we compared individual company’s ratings with their industry averages, we found that Southwest Airlines and Georgia Power most outperformed their peers, while CarMax and Spirit Airlines fell farthest behind their competitors.
  • The Ratings declined slightly this year, driven mostly by a drop in the emotion component scores.
  • To improve customer experience, companies need to master four competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Compelling Brand Values, Employee Engagement, and Customer Connectedness

Download report for FreeDownload free report: 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (Customer Experience Benchmark) You can also download the dataset in Excel for $395

We have also published industry snapshots for all 20 industries.

Have questions? See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings and watch this previously recorded webinar.

Here are the top and bottom companies in the ratings:

2018 Temkin Experience Ratings: Customer Experience (CX) Leaders & Laggards

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Here’s how the industries compare with each other:

2018 Temkin Experience Ratings: Customer Experience (CX) Benchmark Data for 20 Industries

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Report Outline:

  • Wegmans Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings
    • Supermarkets Dominate Top and TV/Internet Service Providers Occupy the Bottom
    • Success,Effort, and EmotionExperience Ratings
  • Slight Decline in the Temkin Experience Ratings
  • Calculating the Temkin Experience Ratings
  • The Path to Customer Experience Excellence


Figures in the Report:

  1. The Temkin Experience Ratingsis Based on the Three Components of an Experience
  2. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings(TxR) Evaluates 318 Companies Across 20 Industries
  3. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings(TxR), Top 50 Organizations
  4. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings(TxR), Bottom 50 Organizations
  5. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings(TxR), Range of Industry Scores
  6. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings(TxR), Industry Leaders and Laggards
  7. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, Most Above and Below Industry Average
  8. Industry Component Average Scores for 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings
  9. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, Leaders and Laggards in SuccessComponent
  10. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, Leaders and Laggards in EffortComponent
  11. 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, Leaders and Laggards in EmotionComponent
  12. Temkin Experience Ratings(TxR), Distribution of Scores
  13. Temkin Experience Ratings, Industry Averages From 2017 to 2018
  14. Temkin Experience Ratings, Largest Improvers and Decliners Between 2017 and 2018
  15. Calculating the Temkin Experience Ratings
  16. Customer Experience Competencies and Maturity

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Get the Data

Purchase the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings datasetDo you want to see all of the data from the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings? You can purchase an excel spreadsheet for $395. Here’s a sample of the spreadsheet (.xls).

To view all of our ratings (experience, trust, forgiveness, customer service, and web experience), visit the Temkin Ratings website

Temkin Ratings website

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I am an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile:

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