Culture Amp vs WeThrive

WeThrive is often compared to Culture Amp, but why do customers choose us? While Culture Amp values a top-down, HR-driven approach, WeThrive believes that effectively driving engagement, wellbeing and high performance requires a holistic approach that includes everyone from the board-level executives to managers and employees.


Why should people consider switching from Culture Amp to WeThrive?

According to customer reviews on G2, WeThrive is better at meeting the requirements of businesses, is easier to set up and administer, offers a much higher quality of support and. WeThrive’s product direction is also flagged as more impressive than Culture Amp’s. However, we are on an equal footing for ease of use!

Where WeThrive really stands out is the quality and value delivered by our science-based templates. Customers scored WeThrive a 9.3/10 compared to Culture Amp’s 8.3/10. WeThrive’s intelligent surveys and recommendations are based on our 4C models developed from Human Needs psychology with contributions and expertise from practical psychology and psychotherapy.

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Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our customers have to say about WeThrive.

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Performance reviews

WeThrive and Culture Amp both enable you to gather feedback via performance review questionnaires. WeThrive PERFORM was designed in-house to work seamlessly alongside our core surveys and integrates perfectly. By comparison, Culture Amp’s performance management tool acts more like a bolt-on feature. Culture Amp has grown by acquisition and bought businesses with the functionality they want to add to their proposition. This leads to features feeling disconnected and not being totally integrated. WeThrive has created the entire platform from scratch over the last 10 years to create a seamlessly integrated experience for our clients.

A huge part of WeThrive is the inclusion of our intellectual property in our 3 survey types (engagement, D&I and wellbeing) plus onboarding and offboarding pulse surveys. The platform also provides a number of best practice performance review templates, however, these can be completely customised to your needs.

Why the Intelligenda® is crucial to your performance management strategy

WeThrive has developed a brand new approach to delivering maximum value through our performance review tool. Intelligenda® is a trademarked process to ensure employees and managers real requirements and objectives are included in any review process. This ensures you always deliver measurable value to the business and performance gains across the organisation.

Making sure 1:1s happen is just the first step – the focus of the WeThrive Intelligenda® is to put the process on auto-pilot and give managers and employees the tools they need to have meaningful, quality conversations – this is what great performance management is really about.

Using feedback from pre-review questionnaires, engagement surveys and goals, your managers and employees can include anything they want to discuss. This ensures your conversation is always focused precisely where it needs to be to deliver the most value.

WeThrive also makes life easier for everyone. You can completely automate the process of requesting and scheduling 1:1s. By comparison, calendar scheduling is not currently available to Culture Amp’s customers which means this needs to be done externally, adding another unnecessary step to the process.

Core surveys

Culture Amp and WeThrive both offer post-survey action recommendations, but how do they differ?

WeThrive has over 1,000 action recommendations that are delivered at the organisation, manager and employee level. By comparison, CultureAmp’s ‘inspirations’ are almost exclusively driven by HR or managers, with employees rarely getting help and suggestions to their own engagement, wellbeing or development. Their ‘recommended inspirations’ are a list of crowd-sourced actions that have been used by other businesses, as opposed to a curated list of recommendations, from leading workplace psychologists, suited for the specific needs of your people. This approach means that you may find that what works for the local garden centre isn’t suitable for your financial services firm.

Intelligent surveys, actionable recommendations

WeThrive’s bite-sized actions are completely curated to your people’s needs and enable your people to take action in the flow of work, with simple, easy-to-follow advice written by professionals supported with curated content to help them on their way. Managers and employees can set goals to remain accountable and keep on track.



Culture Amp

Employee engagement survey  ✔️ ✔️
Performance reviews ✔️ ✔️
Pulse surveys and templates ✔️ ✔️
Mental health and wellbeing survey ✔️ ✔️
D&I survey ✔️ ✔️
Performance review survey template ✔️ ✔️
Sync with my HRIS ✔️ ✔️
Goals & OKRs ✔️ ✔️
Specific, bite-sized actionable recommendations ✔️
Intelligenda® to drive meaningful conversations ✔️
Curated learning content and eLearning courses for managers ✔️
Dedicated customer success team member ✔️
Talent snapshot ✔️

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Frequently asked questions

How long does WeThrive take to set up?

WeThrive can be accessed via your browser on any device, so implementation is very quick and easy. Setting up your WeThrive account takes just a few minutes. Our customer success team can guide you through importing your people’s data, or you can follow our 5 simple steps help guide.


Scheduling your first survey takes just 5 minutes. After importing your data, employee surveys can be taken the same day or you can schedule your first survey for a later date. (We recommend allowing sufficient time for pre-survey communication so that you maximise your participation rates.)


This means surveys results, action plans and curated content can be in front of managers and administrators instantly.

Is there a limit on how many surveys we can send?

No, you have an unlimited number of surveys in your account. Individuals can also take surveys as often as they like to ensure they get the best employee experience possible.

What results can WeThrive guarantee?

We’re so confident that our clients will see rapid results in 90 days that we offer a full money-back guarantee.

If, for whatever reason, you decide that WeThrive isn’t the right fit for you, we’ll give you your money back. Learn more here.

What is WeThrive's participation rate?

On average, WeThrive delivers an 81% participation rate. When employees start to see feedback taken on board and acted upon they are much more willing to commit time and effort to surveys.

Who can access the survey reports and action plans?

Your account administrator can choose who has visibility over the survey reports and action plans. Employees, managers and executives all have access to their own dashboard where these can be viewed.

Can WeThrive integrate with my existing HR software and comms tools?

Yes. WeThrive integrates seamlessly with a number of different HRIS systems so you can seamlessly sync your people’s data directly to your WeThrive account.


WeThrive also integrates with Slack, so you can send survey reminders to your people.


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What support do you provide post-setup?

Our UK based customer success team provide ongoing phone, email and in-app support to all customers. We can deliver a full concierge setup for your initial surveys and quarterly account management meetings. We also have a full online knowledge base and we produce regular content to support your HR strategy.

Can I refer a friend?

Yes. Help a friend to thrive and boost your HR budget with our dedicated referral program. Earn 10% cashback on (based on the value of new customer contract you’ve introduced us to excl. VAT) on any referrals who become customers of WeThrive.