Small Improvements Reviews

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Dmitry Pashkevich | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 12, 2019

A very simple HR tool with poor goals and 1:1 features

Score 4 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The 360 feedback tool is straightforward to use and does exactly what it's meant to do: collect private and public feedback across peers (managers can use it too, of course).
  • The 1:1 tool automatically detects 1:1 meetings on your connected Calendar, automatically creates entries for these meetings in the system and reminds you of the upcoming 1:1s.
  • The 1:1 tool allows both parties to create a checklist for agenda items and notifies you when the other party added agenda items or general notes.
  • While the structured agenda format in the 1:1 tool has advantages, it also limits formatting options that you would otherwise have if you used a plain Google Doc shared with the other person.
  • 1:1 tool doesn't let parties add inline notes/comments under each agenda item, which makes it hard to organize notes during the actual meetings.
  • 1:1 tool lets you mark agenda items as done, but surprisingly doesn't let you copy or move "unchecked" items to the next meeting if you didn't have time to go over them. Lattice does that.
  • 1:1 tool only seems to create an entry for the next meeting on the next day after the current meeting happens. This is inconvenient because I might want to add notes for the future meeting right after my 1:1 happened.
  • The goal tool makes people's goals private by default, and there's no way to change that setting. Not good if your company embraces transparency and uses a framework like OKR for goal-setting (which prescribes that everyone's OKR is public).
  • The goal tool doesn't automatically compute the overall goal progress based on key results progress.
  • The goal tool doesn't seem to support departmental and overall company goals, it only ties goals to individuals. That means you have to keep track of the former somewhere else.
  • The goal tool doesn't support setting non-binary progress for key results inside an objective. You can only check or uncheck the entire key result. Not good for OKR. Lattice has much stronger goal-setting features compared to Small Improvements.
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Ryan Spaulding | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 25, 2019

Simple individual goal software...but lacks group goals and therefore might be redundant for some organizations

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Simple to use.
  • Easy to make goals, track progress and refer back to past goals.
  • The "Your Company" directory is very useful.
  • Since the goals are tied to individuals, it does not allow for departmental goals.
  • Goals cannot be updated to show how much progress has been made. It is either 0 or 100%.
  • The software needs more reminders and nudges.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 20, 2019

Making check-ins easy

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The organization chart is really well designed, easy to use, and navigate.
  • Tracking 1-1 to meetings between employees and their managers.
  • Giving praise to fellow employees for tasks well done - Giving a framework to make this easier.
  • Being more mobile-first would be great!
  • More nudge reminders.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 20, 2018

Small Improvements: Functional and useful if a bit basic

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Prompts users with questions to assess their performance
  • Reminds people who haven't filled out their reviews
  • Keeps record of past reviews and goals in one place
  • The interface could use an update
  • Doesn't do much more than let employee and manager share reviews with each other, so it could be considered unnecessary
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Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 29, 2018

Does The Job But Not A Market Leader

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Goal Tracking: Enables users to chart goals, track progress, and provide details about what they want/expect to achieve.
  • Praise Wall: A public place to post positive and encouraging comments about other employees.
  • 360 Reviews: Users can request and gain 1:1 feedback; this can be anonymous if desired.
  • The UI is slow, clunky, and sometimes lags when navigating to different menus.
  • When inputting personal reviews many of our users have complained that their content gets removed/deleted while inputting it into the answer boxes.
  • Small Improvements is slow on alerting users of updates (i.e. 360 reviews feedback is completed, someone made a comment on the Praise Wall, etc).
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Austin Voigt | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 01, 2018

Small Improvements + Digital Paid Media Agencies

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Small Improvements makes it easier to set and achieve professional goals
  • Small Improvements helps keep the review process pure and free from bias
  • Small Improvements provides an interactive, easy-to-navigate tool for goal setting and reviews
  • The employee review platform can be a bit difficult to understand, as it is very different from other tools or review processes
  • It's not convenient to remind yourself to log into the platform constantly to review goals, progress on goals, etc.
  • Small Improvements should have a way to integrate personal professional goals & areas of improvement with the entire organization, so that others can provide feedback for their peers - or even managers
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Small Improvements Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Corporate goal setting (2)
7.5
Subordinate goal setting (3)
7.7
Individual goal setting (5)
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility (3)
7.7
Performance tracking (4)
7.5
Performance plans (4)
8.4
Plan weighting (3)
8.0
Manager note taking (4)
8.6
Performance improvement plans (3)
8.3
Review status tracking (5)
7.6
Rater nomination workflow (3)
7.3
Review reminders (5)
7.7
Workflow restrictions (3)
7.0
Multiple review frequency (3)
7.7
Reporting (3)
8.3

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