Kudos Reviews

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December 31, 2020
Matthew M. Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Kudos across our organization to recognize employees in all areas. It is our primary recognition system and allows immediate positive reinforcement of good behavior through company wide updates on Kudos, as well as the monitors we feed it directly too and run 24/7. It has been a Godsend and the familiar Facebook type format makes it very user friendly.
  • It allows for immediate positive recognition
  • Customized badges and awards
  • Ease of use
  • I am honestly so happy with Kudos that I don't have any suggestions to improve - love it!
Having a larger staff of hourly employees it is difficult to always make them know they are being recognized for a job well done. Kudos makes it easy and most importantly fun. The GIF, etc. that can be added are awesome and keep morale up too! Some employees may not like the public attention as much, but have found even my team members that say that shine a little brighter when they see themselves on the board for something someone else pointed out they did well.
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January 08, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Kudos is used as a peer recognition platform across our entire organization. It allows us to publicly or privately recognize fellow colleagues by sending them Kudos points that can be accumulated and used for cash or gift cards. Kudos helps to increase employee retention, create a positive work environment and supportive culture, and spark positivity and happiness. It can also help to boost employee performance.
  • Your hard work turns into cold, hard, cash!
  • I like that you can choose from Kudos-branded or company-branded rewards!
  • I like that you can choose to send your Kudos privately or publicly.
  • I like that you can endorse a Kudos someone else has sent.
  • I like that you get kudos on your birthday!
  • I like that you can't send all your Kudos to one person, forcing you to spread it out.
  • I wish unused kudos could roll over to the next month.
  • I wish adding GIFs to a post was easier.
  • I wish that clicking the +K button actually added additional Kudos.
  • I wish there were more Canadian-specific Kudos rewards.
  • I would like to get a reminder email towards the end of each month, reminding me to use up the last of my Kudos.
Kudos really helps to build team morale. I love seeing everyone call each other out for the great work their doing, and I think that kind of feedback makes people work harder. Sometimes teams can be very segmented. With Kudos, you can easily see what other teams are working on, fostering an atmosphere of engagement and communication.
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January 08, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We deployed Kudos across the whole organisation to enable employees with a platform to share their good experience with others in the organisation, recognising and rewarding them. This allows recognition across different business units, locations and all job families, allowing individuals and teams to be called out for their good work and aligning them to our values.
  • Easy to use, user friendly platform.
  • Ability to have different levels of recognition depending on the job recognised.
  • Ability to add on not only comments to kudos given, but also additional kudos points.
  • It provides with visibility of highest kudos points givers and receivers, but not at a team or business unit level.
  • Very straight forward, so much so that sometimes recognitions might miss their impact as there are only 4 levels of recognition.
Kudos is best suited for organisations looking for a recognition program across all employee levels and groups. In my experience, it works well if it's encouraged by the organisation and most importantly its leaders, as it can be a tool used by teams and team members, both internal and external.
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January 04, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Kudos is a platform that we use across all departments to show our appreciation for our remote team and everything they continue to do. It is absolutely wonderful and allows us to bake in our core values into the platform so that all our users see the impact they have made and continue to make. We love how it integrates with Slack and allows our team to stay even more up to date on team members that are being recognized for their hard work. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to make their remote team feel valued and appreciated!
  • Recognition
  • Integration
  • Rewards
  • System images could use updating
  • More custom reporting
I love this platform and what it does for our team! It is a part of our everyday conversations and every team member is aware of the platform and how to use it to recognize others. Absolutely wonderful!
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June 18, 2019
Collin Seggane | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Kudos is being used across the whole organization to shine and recognize our fellow colleagues for a good job done on spot. We conveniently shine fellow colleagues and give them kudos on the spot for what they have done and later redeem our points for rewards as allocated by the company. It's also used by the HR department for employee awarding an appointment. Kudos is mobile so it can be used from a mobile phone or even on a laptop giving us the ability to recognize colleagues at anytime.
1. We do not have to wait for the end of the year for best employee recognition, this is done on the spot and rewarded about a month later.
2. It's easy to track the highest receivers and at the end of the year, these receivers are sieved and awarded accordingly.
3. It creates excitement and positive engagement within the staff creating a lively environment knowing that everyone at least is recognized.
  • On the spot recognition, like, you get nominated on spot by a fellow teammate after helping them out.
  • Used as a tool for rewards and appointments within our company converting earned points into vouchers and other incentives.
  • Easy evaluation of an employee's input/qualities in terms of collaboration, engagement, accountability, model leader, and promoting integrity.
  • Gives us visibility of everyone profile in the company its more like a social site things like birthdays, highest point receivers and senders.
  • Rewards take a long time to be given out, but this I would put on the company's policy.
  • From my own perspective on a mobile phone, it's not so smooth like on desktop, like searching for a colleagues name sometimes is difficult.
  • Sometimes email notifications take too long to come, or they don't even come at all.
When a colleague shows a "Get it Done" attitude where he/she identifies problems and/or risks and then proactively taking action to resolve or escalate them without waiting for someone else to notice them I give them a kudos. When a teammate shows best practice through experience and research, one’s ability to willingly share with others, the trends and knowledge that reflect the leading practices in a particular subject I give them a kudos. When a colleague demonstrates efficiency in improving speed, achieving savings, or simplifying processes or systems for the business I give them a kudos. When one conducts themselves to ensure that the company maintains a reputation for corporate integrity, sound professional principles, and values that promote the company's mission I give them a kudos.
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June 11, 2019
Victor Lushnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Kudos is used by our organization to provide an incentive for our employees to push further and beyond customers expectations! Chewy prides itself in customer service so when our employees go above and beyond for our customers we like to reward good deeds with KUDOS! It addresses our employee confidence! They are confident that when they do a good job they know they will be rewarded! So KUDOS keeps our employees striving for MORE!
From Customer Service agents to Managers at the highest level, we all interact with KUDOS for the benefit of all employees!
  • Encourages employees to go above and beyond!
  • Encourages our staff to make an effort to support our employees by handing out KUDOS for good deeds or for bright ideas that help innovate the company.
  • Helps our leaders make informed decisions on good staff by viewing the distribution of KUDOS to our employees and helps maintain a level of professionalism between the employees.
  • Increase in the amount of KUDOS being able to be given out by a normal, basic user. Being limited to 100 a month is a little low in a company of 8000+.
  • Increase in the amount able to be given. The current maximum is 50 per person but it would be nice to enter our own.
  • When the window is opened up to half scale, the username and account information becomes unable to be seen. I believe the website needs to be customized to be able to function in a windowed or full-screen style of mode!
Kudos is well suited to give employees confidence in the job that they are doing and to provide an incentive for them to keep doing their job. IF an employee goes out of his way to write a card to the CST, he will receive KUDOS if the customer calls in to thank us! It's just a little thank you to our employee for reaching out to our beloved customer! If an employee is always late or messing up at work, KUDOS is not a system we use. Instead, we do a 1 on 1 training with our employee to see if there are any areas to improve upon!
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June 07, 2019
Eric Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We are using Kudos as a way to show gratitude and recognize team members for their outstanding performance and hardwork
  • It is great at helping get exposure to your team members when you recognize them publicly
  • It can be used with a point system that has a monetization backing, putting your money where your mouth is
  • It has a great system for managing different types of recognition such as "Thank You" and "Great Job"
  • I think Kudos could use some UI enhancements as it can be a bit much info at one time
  • I believe Kudos could probably do a better job guiding administrators in setting up their organization kudos page/system to maximize its appearance and layout
Kudos is well suited for large organizations they may have distributed members who don't get a lot of face time with each other. Remote or distributed environments can often suffer morale loss due to impersonal working relationships that leave you feeling alone or abandoned. Being able to show gratitude and recognition through an organizational system helps raise that morale and boosts employee outlook.
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June 11, 2019
Allyson Lamar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Kudos is used as a social platform to acknowledge all the great people that work for Chewy.com throughout the entire company. We use it as a positive tool to raise people up and encourage our agents to be more customer focused. In our line of work, it doesn't address any business problems, it gives all employees an outlet to create a positive working environment and to encourage one another even if we haven't met.
  • Great social media platform. It allows all employees from all locations to become connected.
  • The wide range of rewards is nice.
  • When redeeming points for items, it would be nice to receive updates about the status of our order.
Kudos is well suited for the industry I work in because it's all about positivity and lifting up your coworkers and acknowledging all the amazing things that happen that make our company so great. Kudos is a great tool for us because it brings all our locations into 1 place and connects all the employees from all across the country.
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May 29, 2019
wesley davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Our company uses Kudos as a rewards incentive. It's used by all from the top level to entry level. The program does a great job keeping employees engaged and encourages them to do an overall good job. I use it in the classroom environment as a trainer to create excitement and to set the tone for those in the classroom to use the program for the greater good. It doesn't just reward those who do well in their job, but can be used as a goodwill tool to thank others for their kindness. Kudos inspires a pay it forward sense of mentality that creates a positive work environment.
  • Inspires.
  • Rewards.
  • Encourages.
  • Uplifts.
  • Creates ownership.
  • Accountability.
  • Accessibility.
  • Recognizes.
  • I would love to see Kudos allow for a custom number to be issued. For now, it only offers 5, 10, 20 & 50 point increments. We would like to see this change to a custom field.
  • The interface has too many bells and whistles. The process could be simplified.
  • Would love to see the opportunity for Kudos reward points for completing company-wide surveys or internal training refresher courses.
Kudos is perfect for creating an in-house rewards program for employees at all levels of the company. It's an incentive to do your job and do it well. It achieves recognition for those who are going above and beyond. It also inspires goodwill throughout the company and inspires others to be good, not just do good. It creates hype around rewarding and recognizing effort.
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July 03, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is used in the entire organization where employees reward and recognize each other for the good work they do. It keeps up morale and motivation among the teams. They remain focused to do more and achieve overall company objectives.
It promotes a culture of togetherness among teams and individuals, as well as active collaboration.
  • Active collaboration.
  • Employee recognition and rewards based on honest feedback.
  • Boosts morale among individuals and teams.
  • Promotes a solid culture in the company for recognition.
  • Helps in retaining staff.
  • Members go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service to clients.
  • Some employees do not appreciate the rewards and recognition, especially the executives.
  • Inequitable employee rewards.
  • Employee entitlement.
  • It's improved security to access the portal by adding more security questions.
Usually, after successful project implementation and success, one deserves to be rewarded by the team members. Kudos provides a high level of product execution and leadership spirithood.
In general though, one gives Kudos points as and when he desires, even when scenarios do not deserve to be rewarded. There is a need for checks and balances to establish who is worthy to receive Kudos.
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Kudos Scorecard Summary

What is Kudos?

Kudos is an employee recognition system and corporate social network that aims to deliver robust recognition and communication functionality, aligning teams and connecting employees to company culture. This secure SaaS solution has an extensive feature set and multi-language offering that the vendor says will help motivate and inspire teams to go the extra mile. Kudos serves clients in over 80 countries around the globe.
Categories:  Employee Engagement

Kudos Features

Has featureEmployee Recognition
Has featureRealtime Feedback
Has featureRewards
Has featureAnalytics & Insights
Has featureSocial Intranet
Has featureSurveys & Pulse
Has featureInternal Communications

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Kudos Integrations

Kudos Competitors

Fond, Achievers, HALO Recognition, Culture Amp, 15Five, Glint, TINYpulse, Officevibe, HR Cloud Onboard, 7Geese, Bonusly, Kazoo (formerly YouEarnedIt), Workhuman (formerly Globoforce), Motivosity, Recognize, Bucketlist, Reward Gateway, Worktango

Kudos Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Kudos Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

Kudos Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Kudos Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Supported Languages: Arabic, Czech, English, Greek, Farsi, French, Portuguese, Spanish