Advantage Rent-A-Car and ACE Rent A Car Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Rental Cars

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Advantage Rent-A-Car and ACE Rent A Car deliver the best customer experience in the Rental Cars & Transport industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

This year, we expanded this category from rental cars to rental cars & transport in order to include alternative transportation options such as Lyft and Uber.

Advantage Rent-A-Car took the top spot out of the 14 rental car and transport companies included in this year’s ratings, earning a score of 75% and coming in 60th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. ACE Rent A Car came in second with a score of 72% and an overall rank of 111th.

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Report: Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, 2017

We just published a Temkin Group report, Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, 2017. This is the sixth year that we’ve published the benchmark of U.S. employees. The research is based on an online survey on Q3 2016. (Take a look at our Employee Engagement Resource Page).

For the sixth year in a row, Temkin Group used the Temkin Employee Engagement Index to analyze the engagement levels of more than 5,000 U.S. employees. We found that:

  • Sixty-three percent of U.S. employees are “highly” or “moderately” engaged – the highest level we’ve seen in the six years we’ve conducted this study.
  • Companies that outperform their competitors in both financial results and customer experience have more engaged workers.
  • Compared to disengaged employees, highly engaged employees are almost five times more likely to recommend the company’s products and services, they are over four times more likely to do something that is good, yet unexpected, for the company, they are three times more likely to stay late at work if something need to be done, and they are over five times more likely to recommend an improvement at the company.
  • Companies with 501 to 1,000 employees have the highest percentage of engaged employees, while companies with 10,000 or more employees have the lowest.
  • On an individual level, our research shows that the most highly engaged employees tend to be those who regularly interact with customers, who are highly educated, who earn a high income, and who are executives.
  • Forty-nine percent of construction employees are highly engaged, the highest level of any industry. At the other end of the spectrum, only 20% of employees in public administration are highly engaged.
  • Given the significant value of engaged employees, we recommend that companies improve engagement levels by mastering our Five I’s of Employee Engagement: Inform, Inspire, Instruct, Involve, and Incent.

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Here’s what we found when we examined year-over-year results for the Temkin Employee Engagement Index:

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Here are previous employee engagement benchmark studies: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.

Amazon and Apple Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Computers & Tablets

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Amazon (Kindle) and Apple deliver the best customer experience across computer & tablet makers, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Amazon took the top spot out of the 12 computer and tablet makers included in this year’s ratings, earning a score of 74% and coming in 74th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. Apple earned the second highest rating with a score of 68% and an overall rank of 189th.

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Apple and Sony Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Software Makers

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Apple and Sony deliver the best customer experience in the software industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings.

See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

TV Service Providers & ISPs Earn The Lowest Customer Experience Ratings

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

AOL earned the highest customer experience score in the TV/Internet Service Providers industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Overall, however, the TV/Internet Service Provider industry averaged a 54% rating and come in last place out of 20 industries despite the average rating of the industry improving by seven percentage-points between 2016 and 2017.

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US Cellular Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Wireless Carriers

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

US Cellular delivers the best customer experience in the wireless industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

US Cellular took the top spot out of the nine wireless carriers included in this year’s ratings, earning a score of 71% and coming in 137th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. TracFone and Verizon Wireless tied for second place, each earning a score of 67% and an overall rank of 206th.

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Winners: 2017 CX Vendor Excellence Awards

Congratulations!

Temkin Group announces the winners of its 2017 Customer Experience Vendor Excellence Awards:

Clarabridge, Medallia, Qualtrics, Rant & Rave, and Root.

 

Here are excerpts from the winners’ submissions:

  • Clarabridge’s CX Suite helps companies understand and manage the customer experience. Customer feedback is taken in and analyzed, using Clarabridge’s advanced text analytics and sentiment analysis capabilities. The meaning of the text is analyzed, and the underlying root causes of each trend, complaint, and compliment is identified.
  • Medallia strives to be a single source of truth across all customer touchpoints and to make real-time customer feedback available to employees across the organization. Medallia’s core differentiation lies in our ability to drive thousands of active users to our application rather than depending on centralized CX teams to interpret customer feedback and share periodic reports.
  • Qualtrics’ XM Platform™ provides human-factor data–the beliefs, emotions, and sentiments that tell you “why” things are happening. The predictive intelligence layer within the platform allows companies to not only respond to the experiences they have delivered in the past, but also predict how changes will influence customer satisfaction in the future.
  • Rant & Rave helps businesses profit from customer sentiment, turning customers into Ravers by reacting and responding to their emotions and feelings in realtime. Whilst traditional CX vendors continue to rely on the collation and reporting of feedback through lengthy surveys and market research, we provide our clients with a disruptive engagement model, which delivers industry-leading response rates.
  • Root Inc.’s Customers for Life process includes defining a customer-first culture at the leader level, empowering managers to make customer-focused decisions, and providing the front line with coaching and tools to deliver an authentic customer experience. This approach engages employees at every level so they can internalize their specific role in driving the customer experience and how they impact big-picture outcomes.

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Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Hardees Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Fast Food Companies

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Chick-fil-A, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Hardees deliver the best customer experience in the fast food industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Chick-fil-A took the top spot out of the 24 fast food restaurants included in this year’s ratings, earning a score of 83% and coming in 2nd place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. Chipotle and Hardees tied for second place, each with a rating of 82% and an overall rank of 4th.

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Ace Hardware, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and QVC Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Retailers

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Ace Hardware, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and QVC deliver the best customer experience in the retail industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Ace, BJ’s, and QVC all tied for the top spot out of the 48 retailers included in this year’s ratings, each earning a score of 81% and coming in 8th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. Five other retailers received scores that put them in the top 10% of companies for the entire Ratings: Sam’s Club, O’Reilly Auto Parts, True Value, Amazon.com, and Dollar Tree.

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Siemens and Vizio Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Consumer Electronics

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Siemens and Vizio deliver the best customer experience in the TV and major appliances category, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings. In 2017, we expanded our major appliances category to include TV manufacturers.

See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

UPS Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Parcel Delivery Service

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

UPS delivers the best customer experience in the airline industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings. The entire industry improved over last year,

See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Investment Firms

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments deliver the best customer experience in the investment industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings. The entire industry saw a sharp improvement over last year.

See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

Netflix and Spotify Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Streaming Media

Temkin Experience Ratings

We recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Netflix and Spotify deliver the best customer experience in the streaming media industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Netflix and Spotify tied for the top spot out of the 16 streaming media companies included in this year’s ratings, each earning a score of 74% and coming in 74th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. This is the first year that streaming media companies were included in the Ratings.

Overall, the streaming media industry averaged a 70% rating in the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings and tied for 6th place out of 20 industries.

See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

Regions and Citizens Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Banks

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 331 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Regions and Citizens deliver the best customer experience in the banking industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Regions took the top spot out of the 15 banks included in this year’s ratings, earning a score of 82% and coming in 4th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. Citizens came in a close second with a score of 79% and an overall rank of 22nd.

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