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15Five

5 Ratings

BetterWorks

7 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

BetterWorks

7 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

15Five is well suited for businesses/groups that are transparent, and willing to share information. If an organization was not a place where information is freely shared, it would not be helpful. Although, it could improve the level of transparency, as members of the organization could have space where they feel comfortable to share information. There are several different privacy settings within the each 15Five, so users can choose what they want to share. Also, it's best to make sure you/your organization has the time to use 15Five. It can be time-consuming for users, but also for those reviewing employees 15Five. It can be a lot of information to sift through. However, the layout of the software is easy to engage with and digest, which is helpful! Additionally, it's important to share with the team how 15Five works, and why it's being utilized. Depending on the questions that are set up within the software, it would seem a bit invasive to some. However, if a clear expectation is set prior to use 15Five, this may not be an issue.

BetterWorks

As a company that has nearly doubled in size in less than a year we've really had to make a conscious effort to over communicate and be transparent about or work to both stay focused and not duplicate work. BetterWorks has worked really well for us to be able to share progress, celebrate wins, stay focused, and collaborate across departments to best leverage our unique skills to achieve our top company goals. I'm not sure this kind of platform would have been necessary a year ago when we were much smaller (fewer than 50 people) but now that we're crossing 100 team members it's been...I'd say vital to keeping us on track.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
BetterWorks
8.7
Corporate goal setting
15Five
BetterWorks
8.2
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
BetterWorks
8.6
Individual goal setting
15Five
BetterWorks
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
BetterWorks
8.6
Performance tracking
15Five
BetterWorks
9.4

Performance Management

15Five
BetterWorks
7.7
Performance plans
15Five
BetterWorks
8.0
Plan weighting
15Five
BetterWorks
8.0
Performance improvement plans
15Five
BetterWorks
7.0
Review status tracking
15Five
BetterWorks
7.0
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
BetterWorks
8.0
Review reminders
15Five
BetterWorks
9.0
Workflow restrictions
15Five
BetterWorks
6.0
Multiple review frequency
15Five
BetterWorks
8.0
Reporting
15Five
BetterWorks
8.0

Pros

  • Goals/To-do lists: 15Five is a great tool for creating to do lists or establishing goals for the week. Employees can add them easily, and check them off when completed. For me, this has provided a helpful visual of what needs to be accomplished that week.
  • It's easy to send information out to anyone in the organization - tagging individuals or @all is an easy way to share information within the platform. Our president is a big fan of 15Five, and she has utilized it as a way to disseminate information throughout our organization. Information can be uploaded in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access manner.
  • Reminders - it's easy to set up reminders within the program, to ensure employees are completing their portion. As an employee, the reminders are helpful in encouraging completion.
  • Customizable questions - direct supports/supervisors can set up different questions to be asked of employees from week to week. This is helpful if there are questions that are needed to be asked weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Being able to change questions regularly is great.
  • Team management
  • Quarterly reviews
  • Ability to track progress easily
  • The ability to view all company members' goals

Cons

  • Although I mentioned customization as a positive aspect, it could use some improvements. The backend process of updating the questions, and setting them to a certain schedule, can be a bit confusing. This process could be streamlined.
  • The commenting process can be a bit confusing. If a person is tagged/mentioned in a comment, they are typically sent an email notifying them. However, it can be difficult to locate where you can reply and continue the conversation. Although a simple issue, it seems it could be easily rectified.
  • I would like to see more integration of the team portion of 15Five. It seems this feature is not as prominent, so you can easily get stuck in just your specific 15Five information.
  • A detailed tutorial would be useful, especially with real examples of goals related to the industry

Likelihood to Renew

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BetterWorks10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've been using it for going on four quarters now and it's become part of how our team plans our work for the quarter, holds ourselves accountable, and decides who is doing what work and why. Without it we'd certainly have to replace it with something else - plus it's so nice to see the other departments and top company goals so easily.

Usability

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BetterWorks9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall the platform is clean and easy to use. It's quick to learn and not unnecessarily complex. While a few specific filtering features can be wonky it's nice that it's simple and clean. There are a lot of icons where words may be more appropriate in the navigation but otherwise the platform is easy to use and quick to hop into and check in.

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
I haven't seen many other platforms but I've really enjoyed working in BetterWorks from day one. My team was one of the first at our company to jump in and set goals and milestones and it's been easy to use and intuitive. There wasn't much of a learning curve with the platform itself - simply with goal setting in general. It would be nice though if there were some tips on setting good goals in the platform.

Return on Investment

  • 15Five has positively impacted the information provided to our leadership team. Our direct supports feel more connected to their department and are able to resolve issues as they arise, or even beforehand.
  • It has provided a positive impact on the 'kudos' or positive reinforcement our employees can provide to one another.
  • We've been able to cut down on duplicate work because we're all aware of what everyone is working on.
  • We can best leverage everyone's skills by collaborating to achieve top company goals.
  • With BetterWorks our top company goals are always front of mind and driving our everyday work keeping us focused.

Pricing Details

15Five

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
15Five Editions & Modules
15Five
Additional Pricing Details

BetterWorks

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
BetterWorks Editions & Modules
BetterWorks
Edition
BetterWorks Enterprise Goals Platform
$151
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Volume discounts apply.