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Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR

I would definitely recommend Octopus HR if companies need every employee, not just one HR team, to use it. I think it's too much and would suggest something like Taleo for one team to use.Key questions would be: Do you need a simple platform? Are you using this just for your HR team or will everyone need access? Is the way employees request PTO at your company disorganized?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TribeHR

I think it's great for small companies to manage their basic HR functions if they do not have a dedicated department. I'm unsure of the capabilities it holds for a large company with multiple teams to organize and how the calendaring functions across departments. But, for our team of roughly 20 folks it is simple and straightforward.
Kirsten Lowery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
TribeHR
7.0
Employment history
Octopus HR
TribeHR
7.0
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
TribeHR
5.0
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
TribeHR
7.0

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
TribeHR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
TribeHR
5.0
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
TribeHR
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
TribeHR
9.0
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
TribeHR
9.0
Balance details
Octopus HR
TribeHR
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
TribeHR
5.0
Update personal information
Octopus HR
TribeHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
TribeHR
9.0
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0
View job history
Octopus HR
TribeHR
9.0

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
TribeHR
8.0

Performance Management

Octopus HR
TribeHR
7.0
Performance plans
Octopus HR
TribeHR
7.0

Pros

Octopus HR

  • It's simple. I really appreciate that the layout of Octopus HR isn't something I have to question. I know where to look for something because it's clearly labeled, that's more than I can say for a lot of other HR systems I've seen.
  • Support. If I ever have a question about setting something up, or if something goes wrong, they're always on top of it. For instance, I had no idea how to set up employee photos on our accounts. I tweeted them and they responded right away, I'm based in LA and they're a UK company, I was impressed that they were able to respond right away. They make sure their customers are taken care of.
  • Great self guide. If there's ever an ordinary question I need answered their "Octopus Guide" is very thorough and walks you through everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TribeHR

  • It's great for time tracking - I can look at when and how much time I have taken off, what I am accruing each month, which helps me plan vacations and other needed time off.
  • It's a great place to share appreciation for a team member/department so all folks can see without clogging inboxes with emails.
  • It's a great go-to place for company information and policies - no digging through the server or emailing HR for documents and questions.
Kirsten Lowery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus HR

  • Adding employee photos. That's definitely something I think is hard to figure out on your own.
  • An easier way for users to retrieve their passwords. Sometimes I notice even when employees put in all the correct information, the system doesn't recognize it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TribeHR

  • I would like even more capabilities, but I think that has to do with how we are using the site.
  • I would like to receive email notifications once a week with a summary of activity in TribeHR, including time-off scheduled by my team and any new documents or information that has been added.
  • I'd like reminders if I am going to go over my time off that is allotted to carry over into the new year and other pertinent vacation, floating holiday, sick time notifications.
Kirsten Lowery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR

Octopus HR 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TribeHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Octopus HR

Very different platforms. You get a lot of bang for your buck using Octopus HR. It's a much more modern and simple layout and that's something forward thinking companies definitely enjoy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TribeHR

We did not previously have an HR product at our company. As stated earlier in my review, we often had to send emails back and forth with our CEO and part-time CFO to get answers regarding policies, payroll and time-off. This has eased the load for these two individuals so that they can focus on the business and revenue.
Kirsten Lowery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Octopus HR

  • Employee efficiency. There's never a question of who I request my time off with. The program sets up line managers who take in all the requests.
  • Less wasted time. Contact info and photo are very visible and easily accessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TribeHR

  • As I stated it has alleviated numerous back and forth emails with our CFO (who is only available PT) and CEO (who is often too busy to spend time on HR functions) - this has allowed for easy answers to basic HR questions.
  • It has allowed us to track all employee time-off in one place, saving us time from checking each individual Outlook calendar for scheduling purposes.
  • It has allowed us to direct all employees to one place for core HR documents and information, ensuring that folks are always getting the same answers to their inquiries.
Kirsten Lowery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

TribeHR

General

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

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