When I Work

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Staff scheduling, time tracking, communication & attendance

About When I Work

Use When I Work to schedule, track time and attendance, and communicate with employees, all in one place. Create schedules quickly and easily. Send the schedule to staff with just a click—they can get it via notification, email, or text. Activate Time & Attendance to let employees use a mobile time clock through their own device or one you set up as a terminal. Manage shift requests, time off and availability and easily let employees communicate with each other. You can even integrate your payroll provider to streamline the process even more.

When I Work is the perfect tool for small business owners, operations managers, HR managers, or anyone managing hourly schedules. It is available for a 14-day free trial.


Key benefits of When I Work

Easy-to-use staff scheduling software saves time and reduces conflicts.
Visualization tools allow for insight into workload & overtime.
Staff communication tools facilitate easy shift changes and other updates.
Free app for iPhone and Android lets your workforce carry the schedule in their pocket.
Time saving features like schedule templates reduce hours spent scheduling and saves money.


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When I Work Software - Business owners spend way too much time on employee scheduling because they’re stuck using programs like Excel, or even worse— a pencil and paper. Employee scheduling software can help you build your schedule for the week in as little as 15 minutes.
When I Work Software - Your business goes beyond your desk. So should your employee scheduling software. Employee scheduling apps for iPhone and Android help you and your employees manage the schedule while on the go.
When I Work Software - Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.
When I Work Software - Create next weeks schedule in minutes!
When I Work Software - Communication between managers and employees doesn’t need to be messy or difficult. Team Messaging from When I Work helps you ensure that everyone on your team is in lockstep at all times, no matter where they are.
When I Work Software - Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen
When I Work Software - Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited
When I Work Software - We currently offer seamless integrations with these platforms.
When I Work Software - Staff can clock in, make time-off requests, update their availability and chat with coworkers all from their mobile phone!
When I Work Software - Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop
When I Work Software - Manage Shift Changes on the Fly
When I Work Software - See Who's Working - Create Shifts and Send Alerts
When I Work Software - You & Staff Notified Via Text, Email, or Both
When I Work Software - Know When Employees Are Available To Work
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When I Work Software - Business owners spend way too much time on employee scheduling because they’re stuck using programs like Excel, or even worse— a pencil and paper. Employee scheduling software can help you build your schedule for the week in as little as 15 minutes.
When I Work Software - Your business goes beyond your desk. So should your employee scheduling software. Employee scheduling apps for iPhone and Android help you and your employees manage the schedule while on the go.
When I Work Software - Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.
When I Work Software - Create next weeks schedule in minutes!
When I Work Software - Communication between managers and employees doesn’t need to be messy or difficult. Team Messaging from When I Work helps you ensure that everyone on your team is in lockstep at all times, no matter where they are.
When I Work Software - Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen
When I Work Software - Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited
When I Work Software - We currently offer seamless integrations with these platforms.
When I Work Software - Staff can clock in, make time-off requests, update their availability and chat with coworkers all from their mobile phone!
When I Work Software - Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop
When I Work Software - Manage Shift Changes on the Fly
When I Work Software - See Who's Working - Create Shifts and Send Alerts
When I Work Software - You & Staff Notified Via Text, Email, or Both
When I Work Software - Know When Employees Are Available To Work

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,087)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Bob
Bob
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Could not preform my job with out When I Work

Reviewed on 13/10/2017

I work on small and large project. When I work helps to project how long man power will be tied up...

I work on small and large project. When I work helps to project how long man power will be tied up on large project, which helps forecasting, cost of labor, project schedule, when we can schedule the next project. On small projects is makes a clear line of communication between the project manager and the field personal, so that everyone is on the same page when it comes to scheduling.

Pros

Create's a standard line of communication between management and field personnel. Also helps the field personal to be prepared for their next task.

Cons

I work on the road a lot. The program is much easier to schedule personal from the desktop than it is from using the app on a device. Although it does not affect me all the time, it would be nice to see an interface on the device that was more similar to the one on the desk top. At least just for scheduling.

Response from When I Work

Hey Bob!

Thanks for writing us a review! I am so glad to hear that When I Work makes communicating with your team easier and helps you be prepared for things that come up throughout the day!

Thank you for the feedback as well in regards to the interface on our app. I would agree - working on a desktop is much easier when building the schedule. Hopefully we can make improvements to our app to aid in making the schedule build easier.

Have a wonderful day. :)

Leo
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Solid scheduling platform

Reviewed on 15/06/2023

Pros

The platform was easy to use in general and the employee app was handy.

Cons

Wasn't the best solution for a restaurant. Wanted to be able to schedule without defined end times so that staff didn't get the idea they could leave exactly at that time. Some other platforms allow for this (such as scheduling to "business decline" or "close"). But it works well for businesses with fixed schedules.Dealt with some lagging on the backend when scheduling via a pc.

Alternatives Considered

7shifts

Reasons for Choosing When I Work

Wanted an employee app.

Reasons for Switching to When I Work

We ultimately switched away from WIW to 7Shifts.

Response from When I Work

Hi there Leo,

Sarah here from the Care Team at When I Work.

Thank you for taking the time to review the When I Work app and platform and we appreciate your here. I can see how it would be useful for your team as well as others to have the ability to schedule until "close", "business needs", or something of the like!

We appreciate valuable suggestions like this as we consider enhancements and future updates to the product.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Care Team by visiting https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/ with any additional questions or if we can assist with anything else.

Thank you!

Best,
Sarah

Deborah
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Going down the drain fast

Reviewed on 17/02/2021

Terrible. When I first started with When I Work it was a blessing and helped our business work...

Terrible. When I first started with When I Work it was a blessing and helped our business work well. I don't know if they changed management or what but the customer service has gone down hill in the last year or so. We are a staffing agency. We depend on our scheduling service for our money our very heart of our bisiness. They made some changes that have totally made this service obsolete for our company and now - in the middle of the work week in the middle of the work day when all of a sudden the changes became in effect with no warning- we have to stop what we are doing and find another scheduling service. This is after they had a large glitch that made it very difficult for our business and fixed it after 4 weeks. Can't call anyone - not an option.

Pros

I felt it had good features in the beginning

Cons

When there is a glitch they don't fix it for like a month. They change features that are detremental and don't give an option to opt out. You can't speak to a person you have to email them with problems. When you do get a hold of someone they do not help you but just say the same thing over and over like: We are working on this at this time. No solutions.

Response from When I Work

Hi Deb,

We appreciate the detailed review.

I am sorry to hear you may have run into some issues with When I Work. When an issue is reported with the product we are not always able to guarantee a timeframe for when a fix would be released because it requires multiple steps and testing to ensure that the solution we implement is successful and does not negatively impact other parts of the app.

I am very sorry for the impact any issues have caused to your workflow.

The support offered through chat and email ensures that we can address the situation in a timely manner.

I appreciate your feedback on this experience. We are always looking for ways to improve.

Best,
Vicki

Sara
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  • Industry: Veterinary
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Your Typical Scheduling Software

Reviewed on 10/05/2024

When I Work has all the basic features we need for schedule management in small animal hospital.

When I Work has all the basic features we need for schedule management in small animal hospital.

Pros

As an employee, it is easy to submit time off requests and check the status of requests, view other employees schedule, and see where additional coverage is needed on the calendar.

Cons

The messaging platform was a little confusing to learn at first.

Response from When I Work

Hello Sara, Thanks for the detailed review! It’s wonderful to see that our product is helpful to you!

Krissy
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

When I work

Reviewed on 22/04/2022

I loved the when i work app very much. I was able to look at my shifts as well as change and drop...

I loved the when i work app very much. I was able to look at my shifts as well as change and drop shifts, There is also the ability to chat with other employees about changing or swapping shifts.

Pros

When I work is a great app as far as employee scheduling and shift changes. The app has sooo many great features available and it is very affordable.

Cons

there were a few glitches with the software on ocassion when trying to pick up a dropped shift if you are already scheduled.

Alternatives Considered

ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Switching to When I Work

I heard from other stores that have used the software as well as reading reviews online.

Response from When I Work

Hi Krissy,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share this feedback with us!

We're happy to know that you're enjoying the app and features available, like easily having access to view your schedule, and being able to drop and swap shifts! Our users are the reason we do what we do.

Please let us know if any questions come up, we're always happy to help.

Warmly,
Chelo

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When I Work FAQs

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When I Work offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1.50/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Essentials plan starts at $1.50/user/month. When I Work is offered as a subscription on a month-to-month basis. There are no long-term contracts and a credit card is NOT required to start a free trial.

When I Work has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

When I Work supports the following languages:

English

When I Work supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

When I Work integrates with the following applications:

321Forms, ADP Workforce Now, Crew, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Gusto, Meta for Business, OnPay, OnPay Solutions, PayPal, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Square Point of Sale, Starboard Suite, Tribepad, Vend, Zapier

When I Work offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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