15Five vs. Betterworks

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
15Five in San Francisco offers their employee performance management platform, which emphasizes employee engagement via pulse surveys and an emphasis on frequent feedback, fast one-on-one meeting planning, objective tracking, and other related features.
$7
per person/per month
Betterworks
Score 7.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Betterworks offers intelligent performance management software solutions. Its enterprise-ready SaaS platform helps workforces and organizations achieve their potential with tools that foster greater manager effectiveness and employee performance, with the goal of increasing engagement and retention. The Betterworks solution combines generative AI and data analytics to enable organizations to make smart, data-informed decisions linked to performance, calibration, skill…N/A
Pricing
15FiveBetterworks
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveBetterworks
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsVolume discounts apply.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
15FiveBetterworks
Considered Both Products
15Five
Chose 15Five
15Five offered our sales team more robust reporting and ease of use for navigating the dashboard features.
Betterworks

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
15FiveBetterworks
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
5.5
36 Ratings
34% below category average
Betterworks
9.0
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Corporate goal setting5.729 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting5.131 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.835 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility5.028 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Performance tracking5.932 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.8
36 Ratings
19% below category average
Betterworks
7.2
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Performance plans6.425 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manager note taking5.031 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.118 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review status tracking5.526 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review reminders8.629 Ratings3.33 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.215 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.223 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reporting5.526 Ratings8.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
15FiveBetterworks
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(43 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveBetterworks
Likelihood to Recommend
15Five
I believe if your managers can't make time to have in-person or live check-ins with their employees, the 15Five surveys and tools can create a semblance of care and follow-up, but many employees resent how impersonal it is. If you are able to have more face-to-face interactions or Zoom one-on-ones, those are almost always better-received by employees.
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Betterworks
BetterWorks really helps keep track of quarterly objectives, as long as the entire company follows the OKRs framework. The objectives and key results of each employee can be linked to the general objectives of the organization and that really helps align on the same mission. I wouldn't recommend using BetterWorks as a standalone platform to follow up on objectives if the rest of the organization is not on board with the OKRs framework.
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Pros
15Five
  • The Pulse Check feature is both easy to use and allows staff and management to gauge how team health is.
  • The metric and key performance tools are very well designed.
  • Automated reminders and reporting are great features.
  • I find the customer services to be best in class.
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Betterworks
  • Web based platform with everyone being able to access it anytime anywhere
  • Allows for company wide OKRs management and promotes transparency
  • Has some reporting functionalities
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Cons
15Five
  • The more business units and teams you adopt consistently using 15five, the more you see the full value.
  • Reporting - it would be helpful to see an entire org chart breakdown of the goals hit/missed at the end of each quarter.
  • Recommendations - focus points/alerts on OKRs that aren't progressing and auto-generated action items you should take would be really useful functionality.
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Betterworks
  • It's sometimes hard to see ONLY your milestones and goals
  • Having more default units of measure might be nice (or being able to save your own custom ones)
  • Native integrations with software (like HubSpot) would be great
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Likelihood to Renew
15Five
This program is the absolute best I've ever used in 30 years with organizations. Not only do I enjoy being a user and "filling it out" every week- but I would personally buy it if available for goal tracking in my personal life I love it that much!
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Betterworks
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.
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Usability
15Five
It's very simple to use - not overly complicated. You wouldn't need training to use. There are some features I never use because I don't understand -- like one on ones. However we use without and still find a lot of value in it!
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Betterworks
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.
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Support Rating
15Five
15Five support is quick and helpful. We work with other vendors in the people management space and performance tracking/management who offshore their support or force us into long queues to chat for support and it just doesn't support our needs very well. 15Five is responsive and speedy. We constantly evaluate our vendors for their support and have switched vendors in the past in other areas because of limited support capabilities
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Betterworks
No answers on this topic
Online Training
15Five
Very helpful webinar training. They answer questions, the slides are all very helpful, and they send you the presentation once the webinar is complete so that you can share with your team.
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Betterworks
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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Betterworks
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Alternatives Considered
15Five
Visually 15Five blows Yammer out of the water! Yammer was easy to use as well, but it felt very difficult to get on to and was not single sign-on when we were using it. 15Five allows for easy login with single sing on feature and has less "clicks" to get to where I need to be on the program. I also love the app way more than Yammer!
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Betterworks
I have used Asana, Jira, and VersionOne. I find BetterWorks the most intuitive and organized. It is fairly easy to use and learn, as long as everyone else does the same. Since the team implemented the quarterly reviews and stayed on top of using it, it has been successful so far.
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Return on Investment
15Five
  • It holds each employee to a certain standard by having them select their own list
  • Gives them the opportunity to reach their list of goals
  • Being able to accomplish each set goal and/or priority gives a sense of pride in each person's work as they are able to check off what has been done
  • On the negative, it can also show what the employee is not being done and may show poorly if there is a consistent pattern of not completing tasks
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Betterworks
  • A tool like this was highly viewed by the new hires as it shows the company's commitment to track everyone's contribution to corporates goals
  • Provides transparency into what each team does
  • The implementation was a big effort
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ScreenShots

15Five Screenshots

Screenshot of Celebrate wins, tout progress, and give good feedback where good feedback is due.Screenshot of 15Five Home DashboardScreenshot of Connect managers with their teams through regular Check-Ins that lead to actionable insights.

Betterworks Screenshots

Screenshot of Betterworks Goals with Google Sheets IntegrationsScreenshot of Betterworks Conversations with AI AssistScreenshot of Betterworks Advanced AnalyticsScreenshot of Betterworks Calibration 9-box with filter optionsScreenshot of Betterworks Engage TopicsScreenshot of Betterworks Goals integration with Microsoft Teams