I just quit my job and I'm wondering how honest to be in the exit interview? So far I'm just using the standard "I'm taking a position more in line with my career and personal goals" line.
I've heard that HR uses the comments to try to make changes withing the organization and department and have had some people encourage me to speak up during the exit interview. At the same time I want to make sure I'm leaving on good terms. This is a company I wouldn't mind working for in the future. I just don't like my current job and with the economy I won't be able to transfer for at least 1-2 years.
A big reason I'm leaving has to do with the management in my area of the company. Many of my job perks like a semi-flexible schedule and abilty to work at hom part of the time have gone away which used to allowed me to juggle my time and schedule with my DH's. Their expectations are unrealistic and not what you would usually see in the industry. For example some of my assigned tasks means I'm working 7 days per week, nights in addition to days, etc. In my industry these types of tasks would get rotated among several people so the same person isn't working every night and weekend in addition to 8-5. I'm also seeing examples where management is flat out disrespectful. I know my direct supervisor has sought to tarnish my image and say I was doing bad work/not enough (and I was putting in 60-70 hours, had just delivered several key things, and have never said no to a task, or missed a deadline).
Should I speak up or keep my mouth shut?