Streamlined HR System With Some Drawbacks
September 06, 2022

Streamlined HR System With Some Drawbacks

Philippa Schwarzkopf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with is the program our company uses to conduct periodic employee reviews. It allows direct reports and their managers to independently respond to evaluation questions before meeting face-to-face to discuss their responses. I use Javelo from the perspective of an employee filling out my career review to discuss with my manager.
  • Once you are in the review portion of the platform, following the prompts is straightforward.
  • The dashboard shows clear indicators of whether you have an action remaining in the review process.
  • If you exit the review before completing all prompts, the answers will not always be saved. I have had this happen twice when I couldn't finish the questions in a single sitting and despite saving my session, I had to start from the beginning.
  • When returning to an in-progress session (assuming it is saved correctly), it is less clear at what stage in the review process you are, and what is remaining.
  • I have had difficulties with the language defaulting to French on my login page and in automated emails.
  • Unified HR platform for career evaluations.
  • Allows direct reports & managers to complete parts of the review process independently.
  • Sets a timeline for stages of the review cycle such that all employees have to have certain steps completed by a deadline.
  • More timely completion of reviews (over 80% completed before the deadline in the last cycle).
  • Better participation in career reviews.
  • Provides a structured formula to career reviews that provides measurable indicators for analysis. is the primary platform my company uses for reviews and interviews; the other products mentioned primarily serve as HR management and organization (such as PTO requests, employee handbooks & guidelines, salary calculator, org structure, and benefits enrollment). In that regard, offers a more social-focused approach to HR that is well-suited for performance reviews and interviews.

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In my experience with using Javelo to complete my career evaluations, it generally performs adequately as long as I complete the full review in a single session. Once you're in the written question-and-answer portion of the review, the platform gives clear guidance and is easy to follow. However, if you exit the session partway through, it is difficult to find out what actions you have remaining. The dashboard language is ambiguous in this case, using terms like 'preparation' to refer to the written review (because it is in preparation for the in-person interview). Also 'finalization' means completing the written interview but there is another acknowledgment that needs to be completed after the in-person interview; it is only after this step that the full evaluation cycle is complete. Additionally, I have had the experience of my in-progress session not being saved although I took what I thought were the right steps to save my answers to return to later. After the first time this happened, I made sure to type everything in a separate document and just paste it into Javelo rather than risk having to start over again.