2014 Temkin Experience Ratings

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We just published the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings. The report analyzes feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate 268 organizations across 19 industries. Congratulations to H-E-B, Trader Joe’s, Chick-fil-A, and Publix, the top firms in this year’s ratings:

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The Temkin Experience Ratings are based on evaluating three elements of experience:

  1. Functional: How well do experiences meet customers’ needs?
  2. Accessible: How easy is it for customers to do what they want to do?
  3. Emotional: How do customers feel about the experiences?

Here are the top and bottom companies in the ratings:

2014TER_TopBottomOrgsHere’s how the industries compare with each other:

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In this year’s ratings, 37% of companies earned “good” or “excellent” scores, while 25% are rated as “poor” or ”very poor.” Companies with at least a “good” rating stayed flat over 2013, but have grown by 21 percentage-points since 2011. Led by credit card issuers with an average increase of 4.1 points, 15 of the 19 industries earned a higher rating in 2014 than they did in 2013. Only four industries declined over the previous year: Parcel delivery services, retailers, rental car agencies, and hotel chains.

Of the 243 companies that are included in both the 2013 and 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings, 48% of the firms increased by one point or more while 32% declined by at least one point. EarthLink, Regions, Humana, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Capital One improved the most. Coventry Health Care, US Cellular, Marriott, Fifth Third, and Chrysler declined the most.

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Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 5.42.22 PMDo you want to see all of the data from the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings? You can purchase an excel spreadsheet for $395…

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

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The bottom line: Customer experience is improving, but there’s still a long way to go

About Bruce Temkin, CCXP
I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

4 Responses to 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings

  1. Ali Sholer says:

    does the report only cover B2C companies?

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