10 best survey tools to discover what makes your employees tick

Engagement matters. Companies with motivated employees are more profitable, have deeper customer loyalty, and maintain higher retention rates.* It’s not a stretch to say that an organization’s ability to engage its teams could make or break them.

Yet, according to a study conducted by Leapsome only 37% of people feel engaged at work.**

Survey tools enable you to uncover what ignites and extinguishes your team’s passion. You can use your findings to inform internal decisions, change and improve your business practices, and create a positive, supportive culture where everyone feels valued.

That’s why we’re comparing the best survey tools available in 2023 to measure employee sentiment and make your company a place where people truly want to work.***

*Gallup, 2022

*​​*Leapsome State of People Enablement, 2023

***The information below is based on our research on tools for employee surveys. All user feedback referenced in the text has been sourced from independent software review platforms such as G2 and Capterra in May and July 2023

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Customer rating

Pricing starts at US$8 per user per month. Free trial available.



Elevo (Surveys)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Glint (Owned by Microsoft)
Glint (Surveys)

Choose between Viva Glint (US$2) and Microsoft Viva Suite (US$12).



Limeade Listening (formerly TINYpulse)
Limeade (Surveys)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Officevibe (soon to be Workleap)
Officevibe (Surveys)

Starts at US$5 per user per month billed monthly.



Peakon (powered by Workday)
Peakon (Surveys)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Qualtrics (Surveys)

Pricing not readily available.



SurveyMonkey (Surveys)

Free plan available. Paid plans start at US$25 per user per month.



SurveySparrow (Surveys)

Free plan available. Paid plans start at US$19 per month.



Worktango (surveys)

Pricing not readily available.



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Key features to look for in an employee survey tool

Some survey tools may focus on different features. The option you choose should depend on your company’s unique needs, mission, and culture. However, we feel that the following features are essential to any organization:

Customizable survey templates

People Ops/HR leaders and team managers can get easily started with best-practice material

Actionable insights

Possibility to automate Action Plans, based on survey results, to increase the ROI of employee engagement

Anonymous conversations

Gain honest insights from employees while reinforcing psychological safety

Detailed analytics

In-depth reporting and analytics help you easily navigate employee insights and make more unbiased, data-driven decisions.

Communication tool integrations

To get the deepest possible insight into company sentiment, you need as many survey participants as possible. The problem is that questionnaire tasks may easily slip employees’ minds. Communication tool integrations enable you to send reminders, reiterate the importance of hearing from your entire team, and explain the ‘why’ behind your survey questions.

Multiple language support

Employees may struggle with the complex nuance of words like ‘engaged’ and ‘valued’ if it’s not their first language. To get a true reflection of each respondent’s feelings, it’s ideal if they have the opportunity to view questions in their preferred language.

Light a spark that energizes employees

Leapsome enables you to discover what motivates your team and gives you the tools you need to spur them on.

1. Leapsome

Screenshot of the Lepaosme survey heatmap

Leapsome is a comprehensive people enablement platform that closes the loop between employee engagement, learning, goal-setting, compensation, and performance management. With its wide array of features, our software solution allows you to increase engagement levels and gives workers a sense of belonging and fulfillment, leading to better productivity and performance.

Leapsome’s Surveys module enables you to collect feedback and gauge your team’s motivations and frustrations. You can also use templates and analytics to help you interpret responses and get started with an effective engagement strategy.

Leapsome customer Eurowings Digital has greatly benefited from using Leapsome surveys. Not only do they report a 12% decrease in turnover rate, but they also observed an eNPS question score average of 8,5. People and Culture Manager Natasa Kovacevic had the following to share about her experience: “Whoever is considering Leapsome, should just go for it. It’s a great tool. There are two key aspects to any tool that Leapsome absolutely covers. It needs to be intuitive, and it needs to be user-friendly. It shouldn’t take you long to figure out how to use it.

Even more than the platform itself, it’s about how you use the tool and what you do with the results, and with Leapsome, we’ve seen some amazing improvements [...]."

Once you’ve used surveys to uncover employees’ key motivators, you can use our other features to complement, collaborate on, and carry out your engagement action plans:

Combining all these modules alongside Surveys means that people ops teams can establish an unbroken and sustainable cycle of development and growth. Moreover, the modular design allows Leapsome to adapt with you as your business changes because you can add features as and when you need them.

Main features

  • Question templates
  • Anonymous feedback conversations
  • Automated onboarding and exit surveys
  • 1:1 and team meeting features
  • Performance and 360° reviews
  • Compensation and promotion tools
  • Learning features
  • Actionable analytics
  • Work anniversary reminders
  • Holistic people enablement tool
  • Intuitive user interface (UI)
  • Supports 13 languages
  • Highly scalable
  • Customizable goal-setting and surveys features
  • Attentive customer service team
  • Continuous iteration can lead to occasional bugs
  • Mobile app not yet available
  • Slight learning curve due to all the features
Trusted By:

"Leapsome is a great product at a good price point. The value goes way beyond the features and abilities it offers. You can have a real partnership with Leapsome.

They’ve been very responsive to us and listened to our requests — and not just throughout the sales cycle. Whenever we have problems, they respond in a very empathetic and solution-oriented way.”

Jessie Martin

Sr. Manager, TA Programs and People Experience
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2. Elevo

A screenshot of the Elevo UI

Elevo focuses on engagement, development, and performance features. The French platform offers engagement surveys and 360° reviews to collect insights from your team. There’s also a manager survey tool that allows employees to anonymously evaluate their leaders. Using Elevo’s analytics, you can then compare how managers and their direct reports regard their performance to see where to improve.

Main features

  • Agile goal tracking
  • People analytics
  • 360° reviews
  • Training management
  • Development interviews
  • Manager surveys
  • Mobile app
  • Easy to set up
  • Highly customizable
  • Possible language barrier due to French content
  • Lacks onboarding and learning features
  • Difficult to understand the review feature
  • Very few reviews and customer experiences

3. Glint (soon to be Microsoft Viva Glint)

A screenshot of the Glint UI

Once owned by LinkedIn, Glint will soon pass hands to Microsoft and change its name to Viva Glint. That means it’ll include other Microsoft products in its package, such as Teams, Learning, and Connections. While the platform is getting a makeover, the pulse survey and analytics features will remain the same.

Main features

  • Pulse surveys
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Goal and challenge creation
  • Manager learning library
  • Mobile app
  • Supports over 50 languages
  • Variety of report formats
  • Requires some expertise to navigate
  • Repetitive feedback requests may become frustrating
  • Unintuitive features

Limeade Listening (formerly TINYpulse)

A screenshot of the Limeade Listening UI

The employee engagement platform TINYpulse recently merged with the enterprise-level solution Limeade Listening. That means that users can use a combination of TINYpulse’s surveys and Limeade’s well-being features. Most notably, you can make rewards and incentives more accessible and personalized for your entire team.

Main features

  • Engagement surveys and templates
  • Employee recognition software
  • 1:1 meetings
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Mobile app
  • Easy to use
  • Only supports one language
  • Difficult to set reminders
  • Limited insight from analytics

5. Officevibe

Like Glint, Officevibe is undergoing a small transformation. The Canadian employee experience platform will soon add performance management features to its suite and change its name to Workleap.

However, Officevibe’s focus remains on collecting feedback with a mixture of automated cycles, survey types, and analytics tools.

Main features

  • Survey tools and templates
  • Goal management
  • Feedback and employee recognition features
  • Meeting tools and templates
  • Free basic plan
  • Simple to use
  • Attractive design
  • No mobile app
  • Only supports four languages
  • Limited customization options

6. Peakon (powered by Workday)

Screenshot of the Peakon UI

Peakon, now owned by Workday, measures employee engagement levels and analyzes the data to create action plans. It has a range of survey formats to measure your team’s sentiment. Plus, Peakon produces insights in real-time, so you can immediately use employees’ responses to define your company’s next initiatives.

Main features

  • Survey tools
  • Analytics and reporting
  • AI-driven recommendations
  • Mobile app
  • Supports 42 languages
  • Variety of template questions
  • Less cost-effective than other options
  • Unintuitive UI
  • Confusing scoring system

7. Qualtrics

Screenshot of the Qualtrics UI.

Qualtrics caters specifically to enterprise-level companies. The platform offers insights for HR professionals by enabling them to collect and analyze engagement data. There’s also the option to gather feedback from external sources like social media, review sites, and forums.

Although Silver Lake recently acquired Qualtrics, it’s unclear what changes may happen to the employee experience platform.

Main features

  • Pulse surveys
  • 360-degree feedback tools
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Mobile app
  • Cost-effective compared to similar competitors
  • Range of templates and questions
  • Unresponsive customer support
  • Limited survey distribution options
  • Occasional glitches


A screenshot of the SurveyMonkey UI

SurveyMonkey has questionnaires for a variety of scenarios. You can conduct 360° feedback reviews, engagement surveys, and market research via its platform. However, SurveyMonkey’s focus on questionnaires means it lacks some other essential employee engagement features, such as goal and learning management.

Main features

  • Survey features
  • Reporting and analytics
  • 360° feedback
  • Mobile app
  • Surveys are easy to create
  • Intuitive UI
  • No goal-setting or development tools
  • Free version has limited features
  • Basic data visualization

9. SurveySparrow

Screenshot of the SurveySparrow UI

SurveySparrow is known for its casual survey style, which mimics a chat format. You can also create questionnaires for a range of functions using customizable templates and distribute them via the company messenger channel, email, or even SMS.

Main features

  • Engagement surveys
  • Reporting and analytics
  • 360° assessment
  • Mobile app
  • Responsive customer support
  • Supports 50+ languages
  • Unintuitive survey and reporting features
  • Lengthy setup process
  • Customization can be challenging

10. WorkTango

Screenshot of the Worktango UI.

WorkTango, formerly known as Kazoo, prioritizes engagement with its diverse array of features. The surveys, feedback tools, and incentives mean users can motivate employees and help them find more fulfillment in their work. They can also use its conditional logic feature to enable personalized survey paths for each team member based on their responses.

Main features

  • Survey tools
  • Peer recognition capabilities
  • Meeting tools
  • Gamification features for employee performance
  • Mobile app
  • Variety of incentives
  • Responsive customer support
  • Challenging to navigate
  • Occasional bugs
  • Many points are required for rewards

Why customers love us

5 rating stars

“We've been using Leapsome for over a year, and we love it”

Susie P.

HR manager

AI software (10-100 employees)

5 rating stars

“I love how easy Leapsome is to set up and explore as a manager and user”

Sarah S.

Chief operational officer

B2B agency (10-100 emp.)

5 rating stars

“Leapsome has provided more ways to keep our employees engaged”

Katy S.

Exec. Administrator & Comms. Manager

Research Services (500-1000 emp.)


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