15Five vs. Kazoo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.1 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
Kazoo
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The Kazoo Employee Experience Platform aims to bring together everything needed to create a high-performing, connected culture regardless of where employees work or what device they use. The vendor states that by combining Goals & OKRs, Recognition, Feedback, Conversations, and Incentives within a single platform, employees become more engaged, managers become better leaders, and productivity and business performance soars. The vendor positions the Kazoo Employee Experience Platform as the…N/A
Pricing
15FiveKazoo
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveKazoo
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
15FiveKazoo
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
5.2
36 Ratings
36% below category average
Kazoo
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting5.529 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting4.931 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.335 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking5.732 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.7
36 Ratings
18% below category average
Kazoo
-
Ratings
Performance plans6.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking4.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.118 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking5.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.123 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting5.126 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
15FiveKazoo
Small Businesses
iSpring Learn
iSpring Learn
Score 8.9 out of 10
Submittable
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
15FiveKazoo
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(43 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveKazoo
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.
Read full review
Kazoo
Great at recognition/engagement and performance management all in one place. Easy for admins to manage and for team members to navigate. If you would like to have a robust platform for goal setting, feedback, and performance reviews, Kazoo could be a great fit.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Kazoo
  • It provides visibility across the company for good deeds/recognition.
  • It provides good opportunities to donate points to different causes.
  • It provides rewards that are desirable and give you something you feel you want to work toward.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Kazoo
  • The ability to create custom reports as admins would be a nice feature.
  • A feature that allows managers of the employees to be loaded into YEI and then they can receive a breakdown of the recognition of their direct reports periodically would be a nice feature.
  • Ways for the employee to create their own reports to see their own receiving and giving metrics.
Read full review
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!
Read full review
Kazoo
Its a very good service that boost interaction and company moral between employees
Read full review
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!
Read full review
Kazoo
The service is extremely easy to use and provides a lot of value to its customers
Read full review
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
Read full review
Kazoo
I gave this rating because I haven't had to reach out to support
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Kazoo
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
Read full review
Kazoo
No answers on this topic
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!
Read full review
Kazoo
This product seems to outperform the competition in the reviews that we're aware of. Not surprisingly, we've been extremely pleased with this product. It's funny to think that a simple piece of software could add so much by way of positivity to our workplace, but it most definitely has. We love this program.
Read full review
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
Read full review
Kazoo
  • Direct kudos feel good! Makes me wanna do more good.
  • Publicity appreciation. My boss sees it. I can point him and others to it when review time comes around.
  • Reminds me to thank others just because it's there.
Read full review
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.

Kazoo Screenshots

Screenshot of The Kazoo Activity Feed  reveals recognition, bonuses, and successful project outcomes — connecting everyone to the positive pulse of your company.Screenshot of Kazoo enables social recognition across all levels so employees, managers, and executives alike can recognize employees with a personal message and rewards points. Within the platform activity feed, anyone can amplify the recognition with ‘high-fives’ and comments, creating awareness and connection across your organization.Screenshot of Automated celebration recognitions ensure your employees feel extra appreciated on their special days. Whether work anniversaries or birthdays, employees can quickly see the number of occasions to celebrate that day, and can easily send anniversary or birthday recognitions from the home page.Screenshot of he foundation of a high-performing culture is visibility and alignment to your company’s top priorities. Kazoo’s Goals & OKRs functionality makes setting Goals and OKRs easy for everyone. Employees can see the current status of their individual, department, and company goals - how goals are progressing, what’s on track, and what may need some more attention.Screenshot of Kazoo empowers every employee to make feedback a part of their every day. Whether it’s up, down, across, or all-around, Kazoo standard templates like ‘Start, Stop, Continue’ or ‘Strengths and Opportunities’ ensure feedback is always meaningful and actionable, while friendly nudges keep it top of mind.Screenshot of The Kazoo Employee Experience platform makes it easy for managers and employees to meet regularly to discuss progress, accomplishments, feedback, and career objectives and growth opportunities.