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15Five

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

15Five is a great platform, but it's very simplified and in the 4+ years that I've used it as an employee, I don't feel it has been changed or improved at all. While I'm sure there have been some minor updates, it has stayed virtually the same, which again leads me back to the feeling of "Groundhog day". Data collection plants the seeds for the future of any business, and the need is obviously there, but the monotony of it from an employee's perspective can also contribute to a decline in job joy. Overloading employees with reporting tasks across dozens of software platforms can lead to a major lack of productivity. As for where this platform is suited - in any organization that has a large number of entry-level employees who are all learning at different paces, with a great deal of upward mobility potential, this could be a very useful way to collect feedback and focus career development. In an organization full of senior-level employees with limited upward mobility who are results (or income) focused, this will be seen as an absolute waste of time and disrespectful to senior employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

If you are scheduling for more than 10 employees and their schedules vary greatly from week to week, then I would recommend HotSchedules. If you have less employees than 10 or if your schedule is the same from week to week, then I would not recommend HotSchedules for your business
Taylor Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
8.2
HotSchedules
Corporate goal setting
15Five
7.6
HotSchedules
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
8.4
HotSchedules
Individual goal setting
15Five
9.0
HotSchedules
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
8.3
HotSchedules
Performance tracking
15Five
7.9
HotSchedules

Performance Management

15Five
7.9
HotSchedules
Performance plans
15Five
8.3
HotSchedules
Plan weighting
15Five
6.7
HotSchedules
Manager note taking
15Five
8.6
HotSchedules
Performance improvement plans
15Five
7.4
HotSchedules
Review status tracking
15Five
8.2
HotSchedules
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
6.9
HotSchedules
Review reminders
15Five
9.3
HotSchedules
Workflow restrictions
15Five
6.3
HotSchedules
Multiple review frequency
15Five
8.6
HotSchedules
Reporting
15Five
8.3
HotSchedules

Pros

15Five

  • The technology - 15Five manages all the organization of questions/submissions, and reminders.
  • Simplicity - 15Five isn't difficult to set up. And all of our users found it very easy to interface with.
  • Great features - You can add as many answers as you want. You can tag people. You can do a lot with it.
Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

  • HotSchedules tracks our labor hours and dollars. Being able to do quick labor analysis helps us make sure our pricing is in line with our estimates for clients.
  • HotSchedules tracks our employee trainings. Because we are a third party audited food manufacturing facility, we have both formal certifications (CA Food Handler Cards) and monthly trainings on subjects such as Food Safety, GMP's, Pest Control, Allergen Control, HACCP and Sanitation. Being able to have a record easily accessible for each employee to prove to our auditors and keep those employees up to date with training is invaluable as an organizational tool.
Shannon Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

15Five

  • 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.
Erin Holm | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

  • Configuration is key - there can be bumps after bringing a new business into HotSchedules so the terminology has to be different for each one.
  • Scheduler - on the old one, there use to be a key that explained the hot keys, now its missing. Probably under Support, but it used to be on the scheduler screen.
Frank Jameson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

15Five

15Five 9.5
Based on 2 answers
15Five offers a full feature solution that provides managers the flexibility to use the system that best fits the needs of their department.
Jason Watts, CF.APMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
Sawyer Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

15Five

15Five 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.0
Based on 10 answers
6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
Frank Jameson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

15Five

15Five 8.3
Based on 23 answers
The 15Five support team is amazing. They were always willing to speak with me when I did something wrong in the system and never had a harsh or placing judgment tone in their voices. They respond quickly and promptly and allowed me to learn something new each time I cross lines with them. I am thankful for their knowledge and customer service they shared with me when I needed it.
Ty Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Always cheerful, informative, and educated staff. Each person seems to want to find a way to help us with any issues or questions we have. I love that all the staff is friendly and in a good mood when you call, I have never had a rep be unhelpful or short tempered, or ever less than accommodating to our needs!
Kim Cargill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

15Five

15Five 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

15Five

15Five 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

15Five

I've used Asana and Jira. Jira has too much functionality for a team like ours and Asana didn't have enough gamification for our team. At the end we chose 15Five because it was simple to use and easy to follow, it also allowed the manager to review each individual on the team quickly and effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

Prior to HotSchedules we utilized an old school traditional Excel based scheduling system that was put out via email. The system was obviously time intensive and required constant updating, so when approached via HotSchedules Marketing we decided to give it a try and haven't looked back. If possible we are looking into incorporating it into use with our back of the house staff. One of the only limiting factors to HotSchedules and any similar scheduling system is that it is smart device based (cell phone/computer/tablet/etc.) and therefore the staff member must have access to these in order to use the service. Unfortunately even in 2017 not everyone has these/want and/or are willing to work with these devices. This can force a company into making decisions to not hire a potential employee do to incompatibility with how daily operations are run via scheduling.
Daniel Butte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

15Five

  • For me, the ROI is immeasurable. I don't know how I could manage my team without it.
  • For the second year running, my team has been rated as "most engaged" by our annual HR survey. For a company with well over 1,000 people globally, I'm proud of this! Without 15Five, I dont know if it would be the same.
Shane Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

  • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
Amanda Zelichowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

15Five

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

HotSchedules

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

15Five
8.7
HotSchedules
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

15Five
9.5
HotSchedules
9.1

Usability

15Five
9.5
HotSchedules
8.0

Support

15Five
8.3
HotSchedules
8.9

Online Training

15Five
10.0
HotSchedules

Implementation

15Five
10.0
HotSchedules

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