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Score 8.4 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.
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Carta (formerly eShares)

Carta has been sufficient so far. It seems pretty easy to use and our team has very little problems thus far. I would like to see an improved live chat response time. I'm still waiting for a response. Regardless, the experience has been satisfactory. Vesting schedules appear to be working properly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
9.4
Carta (formerly eShares)
Corporate goal setting
15Five
9.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
9.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Individual goal setting
15Five
9.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Performance tracking
15Five
9.0
Carta (formerly eShares)

Performance Management

15Five
7.9
Carta (formerly eShares)
Performance plans
15Five
7.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Plan weighting
15Five
5.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Manager note taking
15Five
8.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Performance improvement plans
15Five
6.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Review status tracking
15Five
8.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Multiple review frequency
15Five
7.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Reporting
15Five
9.5
Carta (formerly eShares)

Pros

  • Flexibility to set your questions by company/team/individual.
  • It is a weekly reporting platform that also has the functionality to do end of year reviews. Having continuity makes the end of year process much more streamlined.
  • Allows individuals to set, report and record progress on weekly goals. These users can then go back later and review these goals and progress throughout the year.
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  • Carta tracks my vesting schedule.
  • Carta allows for me to know how many shares I have.
  • Carta is unintrusive. They don't spam me with notifications.
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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.
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  • Their live chat team takes a while to respond. They could improve their response times.
  • Their support team is okay...
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Alternatives Considered

We did not review other products
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I have no experience using other web-based ESO software
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Return on Investment

  • 15Five is one of my favorite tools. It has allowed us to keep track of the general morale of the business and to address small issues before they became large issues
  • It has also allowed us to streamline our review process, making everybody's life easier!
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  • We have a solution for employee stock options that is completely cloud-based.
  • We can easily see vesting schedules.
  • I can only assume this product helps out our HR team greatly in setting stock option expectations.
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Pricing Details

15Five

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

Carta (formerly eShares)

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