by SurveyMonkey

4.5 / 5 3,690 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Grant-making organizations of all shapes and sizes, including foundations, academic institutions, government agencies and corporations.

Average Ratings

3,690 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $26/month
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training Live Online
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SurveyMonkey
  • Founded 1999

About SurveyMonkey

As the world's #1 survey software, our goal is to help you run surveys that collect actionable insights for making the right decisions. Whether you're new or experienced in creating surveys, leverage our platform to ensure success. Our resources include hundreds of questions and survey templates built by our team of survey methodologists, in addition to advanced survey design and analysis features that allow you to fully utilize every response.

SurveyMonkey Features

  • Benchmarking
  • Compensation Management
  • Data Management
  • Email / Online
  • Face-to-Face
  • Panel Management
  • Paper-Based
  • Phone-Based
  • Sample Management
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Survey Management
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Email Distribution
  • Feedback Collection
  • Live Results Tracking
  • Multiple Question Types
  • Online Polling
  • Phone Polling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Q & A
  • SMS Polling
  • Skip Logic
  • Supports Audio / Images / Video
  • Custom Survey URLs
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Email Marketing
  • Mobile Survey
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Supports Audio / Images / Video

SurveyMonkey Most Helpful Reviews

Professional Survey Creator

Translate with Google Reviewed on 1/10/2018
Edward M.
Jefe de Marketing
1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Survey Monkey has benefited the company that I work for because it allows us to quickly create surveys that are professional and that make it easy for people to respond. The feature that allows you to filter responses has been one of the most beneficial for my company as it helps us to ensure the people that respond to our surveys are the intended audience. For example, if we want to survey supervisors, Survey Monkey allows us to have the first question of a survey ask if the respondent is a supervisor. If the respondent answers no, that they aren't a supervisor, we can immediately have them directed to a thank you page that explains how we appreciate them taking the time for the survey but that at this time we are only seeking responses from current supervisors. It has been a feature that has helped increase survey response accuracy and save the time of those people who are responding because if they aren't the audience we are looking to survey, we immediately filter them out with the first question so they aren't wasting their time responding and so that we aren't wasting time sorting responses that aren't valid four our purposes.

Pros: The thing about Survey Monkey that I like best are its survey templates. Survey Monkey has so many templates of surveys that are professionally built and designed. The questions that are in the templates are diverse, educated and are all designed with the purpose of the survey in mind. Each question in the templates have its own purpose and is important for the bottom line. I like that if you want to use a template but don't want a specific question or you want to add an additional question or edit an existing question - you can. Survey Monkey's templates are fully customizable.

Cons: I do not like that the Survey Monkey logo and branding appear on all surveys that you create with Survey Monkey. The branding even appears in most of the paid versions of Survey Monkey. I think that - especially if you are paying for an account, that you should be able to opt-out of having the Survey Monkey advertising or branding on your surveys. This is important because when you distribute a survey, you do so with the intention of getting as many responses to the survey as possible. In order for people to participate in surveys - especially electronic surveys, they must trust the source. I have found that many people are concerned when responding to electronic surveys that their answers or personal information will be shared. With the Survey Monkey branding - especially for people that are not familiar with Survey Monkey, it could decrease the likelihood of people trusting the source and responding. I think that all versions of Survey Monkey - even the free account - should have the option to remove the branding. However, I especially think that the paid accounts should have the option to remove the branding.

Useful, but awkward

Translate with Google Reviewed on 1/10/2019
Mary D.
Managing Attorney
Law Practice, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Overall, a great option to allow many people to have the desired input at their convenience.

Pros: People can use this online immediately. The survey setup user may need a minute to decide how to lay out their survey with the limite options available, but actually creating the surveys can start right away. Respondents don’t have to sign up for anything, which means an excellent response rate.
The survey options allows for open-ended responses, which many other programs do not. You can also limit answer choices, and determine if a question requires an answer or can be skipped.
The program will let you determine if the survey closes out at a certain time, or after a certain number of responses, or after all invited respondents have answered. An email notification updates the surveyor on the status of responses.

Cons: An option to rank answers would be a huge advantage, letting the surveyor determine whether all answers need to be included in the ranking. (“Of these 5 entrees, please rank your choices, making an ‘x’ for any that are not options for you at all.”)
A preset “scheduling survey” option would be very useful, especially if it allowed ranking of answers. I personally use SurveyMonkey most often to help set meeting dates, times and locations for professionals with divergent schedules.
It could be much easier to repeat a question in setup so the next question will have the same setup, answer options, an phrasing as the prior. This option would allow quicker & more consistent survey question setup.
I find the current version awkward for sending the survey to specific recipients, moreso than in prior versions. It can be done successfully without too much trouble, but the screens and fields and directives were unclear and not as user-friendly.

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