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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

I am able to see all the HR details about my employment through this app:
  • Manage my organization profile.
  • Add my certificates and details.
  • Process my performance evaluation.
  • Apply leaves and fill the timesheet.
  • Search any employee of the organization and find their role, team, hierarchy.
  • View any tax letters, HR letters, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
5.0
HotSchedules
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
1.0
HotSchedules
Employment history
Darwinbox
3.0
HotSchedules
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
6.0
HotSchedules
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
3.0
HotSchedules
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
HotSchedules
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.0
HotSchedules

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
5.5
HotSchedules
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
4.0
HotSchedules
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
4.0
HotSchedules
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
5.0
HotSchedules
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
4.0
HotSchedules
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
HotSchedules
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.0
HotSchedules

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.7
HotSchedules
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
9.0
HotSchedules
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
HotSchedules
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
HotSchedules

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.0
HotSchedules
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
7.0
HotSchedules
Update personal information
Darwinbox
9.0
HotSchedules
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.0
HotSchedules
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
4.0
HotSchedules
View job history
Darwinbox
6.0
HotSchedules

Asset Management

Darwinbox
4.0
HotSchedules
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
4.0
HotSchedules

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HotSchedules

  • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
  • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
  • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Darwinbox

No answers on this topic

HotSchedules

  • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
  • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
  • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HotSchedules

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

Usability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.6
Based on 12 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 Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.9
Based on 4 answers
On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darwinbox

No answers on this topic

HotSchedules

I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Darwinbox

  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
Anonymous | 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

Darwinbox

General

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

HotSchedules

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
6.0
HotSchedules
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox
HotSchedules
9.1

Usability

Darwinbox
HotSchedules
8.6

Support Rating

Darwinbox
HotSchedules
8.9

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