15Five vs. Small Improvements

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.2 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
Small Improvements
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Performance Reviews & 360s Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through performance reviews and peer feedback. Customize the questions, define who participates, establish a cadence that suits an organization’s schedule, and run reviews for different departments at the same time. Ongoing Feedback Praise coworkers for a job well done and request feedback at any time from anyone. Prepare for…
$2
per user, per month
Pricing
15FiveSmall Improvements
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
Engagement and Retention Add-on
$2
per user, per month
Performance Starter Pack
$5
per user, per month
Feedback and Performance Suite
$7
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveSmall Improvements
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe also offer volume discounts if you have over 200 employees! Please see the calculator on our pricing page to calculate your exact price.
More Pricing Information
Features
15FiveSmall Improvements
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
5.3
36 Ratings
37% below category average
Small Improvements
8.1
8 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting5.629 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting5.031 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.535 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.728 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Performance tracking5.832 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.7
36 Ratings
20% below category average
Small Improvements
9.3
8 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance plans6.325 Ratings9.87 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manager note taking4.831 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.118 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Review status tracking5.426 Ratings9.78 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Review reminders8.629 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.115 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.123 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Reporting5.326 Ratings9.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
15FiveSmall Improvements
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(43 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
7.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveSmall Improvements
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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Small Improvements
I'm honestly not sure why my company chose to use Small Improvements. We used Lattice before for the all the same use cases I mentioned here. The employee performance review feature might be a bit better in Small Improvements, but the goal-setting tool and the 1:1 tool are very weak. I may not have benefitted yet from all the features that Small Improvements have to offer, but so far it looks like a pretty basic HR tool with much better alternatives out there. If it's cheaper than the competition, that might be the only argument to go with it.
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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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Small Improvements
  • Take shared or private notes tied to each week's 1-1 meeting
  • Remind each other of open action items until they are checked off
  • Manage the performance review cycle
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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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Small Improvements
  • Interface can be cluttered at times
  • There isn't a lot of help or knowledge readily available when first using the tool
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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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Small Improvements
No answers on this topic
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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Small Improvements
No answers on this topic
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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Small Improvements
I never had to contact their support so far. There's no "N/A" option so I'm going with a neutral "5".
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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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Small Improvements
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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Small Improvements
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!
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Small Improvements
Lattice was able to link in with core OKRs whereas from my memory, Small Improvements didn't support this goal setting and tracking framework. While it was good for sentiment and management frameworks, it was unable to connect with the greater company vision as well as Lattice - that was the reason that we moved.
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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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Small Improvements
  • It helped keep my goals on track, both in documentation and email updates.
  • It helped free up my manager's bandwidth to focus on other tasks.
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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.

Small Improvements Screenshots

Screenshot of Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through Performance ReviewsScreenshot of Decide whether or not you want manager to approve nominations for 360 FeedbackScreenshot of Share agenda items, meeting notes, and follow-up discussions with 1:1 MeetingsScreenshot of Create templated 1:1 meeting agendas for your managersScreenshot of Identify goals, set success measures, and track the results with ObjectivesScreenshot of Give public kudos to your colleagues with Praise