15Five

Lightweight Employee Engagement & Performance Software

4,7 /5 (806 reviews) Write a Review!

15Five Overview

What is 15Five?

15Five began in 2011 by Founder and CEO, David Hassell, with a vision to help companies scale while simultaneously staying close to their people and bringing out the best in them. Since then, 15Five has become a foundation for culture and engagement at top companies, including Citrix, HubSpot, SalesLoft, ShoreTel and JustFab.

15Five holistically addresses culture, engagement and performance for mid-market and SMBs. Our focus is to deliver performance management solutions uniquely for this market that is lightweight, easy to use, and aligns business goals with talent.

Over 1,100 companies worldwide use the platform to allow employees to self-reflect on successes and challenges, stay focused on key objectives (OKRs), and get regular feedback from managers who support them in reaching their potential.

15Five Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

<li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required


15Five Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Pulse Check feature that allows you to know how your people are feeling week over week.
Never run out of great questions to ask your team with our curated Question Bank
Easily create, track, and manage Objectives and Key Results.
Give your employees a fun and easy way to recognize each other with High Fives.
Know the pulse of your company, every week.
See employee feedback trends over time or get immediate results with polls.
15Five screenshot: Pulse Check feature that allows you to know how your people are feeling week over week. 15Five screenshot: Never run out of great questions to ask your team with our curated Question Bank 15Five screenshot: Easily create, track, and manage Objectives and Key Results. 15Five screenshot: Give your employees a fun and easy way to recognize each other with High Fives. 15Five screenshot: Know the pulse of your company, every week. 15Five screenshot: See employee feedback trends over time or get immediate results with polls.

15Five Reviews

15Five Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
627

Very good
161

Average
14

Poor
3

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,7
98% recommended this app
Daniel B.

From an HR Professional; this is the most powerful and easy to use tool I have ever seen in...

We monitor and manage our whole team using the software. Major objectives to weekly check in. It is our #1 people tool.


Chris H.

Proven to help improve team performance and growth at 3 companies!

My first experience was as a user and I remember getting the invitation to join and I was like, "Great, another HR tool." Once I got in there and learned about the 15Five mantra, I immediately loved it and started to take over ownership and expanding it throughout every organization I have worked at since. As in my Pros section, I have seen every team that adopts 15Five grow from the individual and up.


Patrick H.

The Team's Pulse

Use it as your team thermometer. Help ensure homeostasis keeps it 100.


Tyler B.

Was subjected to this - bleh!

I was forced to use this for a while at a previous job and found that it interrupted my workflow, wasted my time, and was generally a nuisance.


Verified Reviewer

Good tool for tracking OKRs

Overall Im quite satisfied with my 15Five experience - it has helped break down siloes in our company


Daniel B.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 11-50 Employees

From an HR Professional; this is the most powerful and easy to use tool I have ever seen in business

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/01/12
Review Source: Capterra

We monitor and manage our whole team using the software. Major objectives to weekly check in. It is our #1 people tool.

Pros

Super easy to use - no 'training' necessary (even though it is available). Get's the team to think every week about what's important, how they can be intentional with their time, what they want to achieve and how to bring ideas to the table. The performance management software takes conversations to where they should be - improving the working life of employees. It's development focussed and doesn't take long to do. The new homepage allows each team member to use the product daily to stay on top of what's important. We use the rating out of 5 each week as a key company metric to get a sense of how our team are feeling about work.

Cons

We recently engaged a points based recognition program which I fear will replace the high5's. I'm wondering if this could be integrated somehow as the high5's were a real motivator for the team. From what I can tell, there is no analysis tool at the end of a review period to analyse the 'manager only' data so see what ratings were provided across the board. It would be great to use a talent rating in the system too which showed where our high performers were.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Chris H.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Proven to help improve team performance and growth at 3 companies!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/28
Review Source: Capterra

My first experience was as a user and I remember getting the invitation to join and I was like, "Great, another HR tool." Once I got in there and learned about the 15Five mantra, I immediately loved it and started to take over ownership and expanding it throughout every organization I have worked at since. As in my Pros section, I have seen every team that adopts 15Five grow from the individual and up.

Pros

The "annual review" and the like are very invaluable to the individual and become an exercise in repetition. 15Five takes what that same concept tries to accomplish and incorporates it into smaller, admin defined spans. With each [bi]weekly 15Five, the Team can focus on their priorities and align them with the overarching objectives/goals (individual, department, and/or company-wide). As a result, the growth path is managed at early stages and progress is recorded throughout the process to document each team member. I have used 15Five at 3 companies and have seen my teams improve within a short period each time. It does take effort but once it becomes the norm, progress just starts running!

Cons

There are always going to be features that are wanted and/or desired in any software. 15Five has a lot right out of the gate with a lot of the features I would have liked to see now in production and currently getting worked into my setup. I honestly don't have anything negative regarding 15Five as a software nor as a company.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Patrick H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The Team's Pulse

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

Use it as your team thermometer. Help ensure homeostasis keeps it 100.

Pros

Great product for keeping taking the 'temperature' of your team week-by-week. Team members can submit answers, comments, etc. to various topics, questions, etc. to their direct reports. Folks can even give shout outs to their co-workers. This allows managers and higher-levels to track the attitude, morale, needs, etc of a team through feedback and ratings of how things went that week.

Cons

I felt like the product could get monotonous over time. Perhaps it could work better to be more engaging long-term.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Tyler B.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Was subjected to this - bleh!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/11/11
Review Source: Capterra

I was forced to use this for a while at a previous job and found that it interrupted my workflow, wasted my time, and was generally a nuisance.

Pros

I'm not going to lie, I hated using this software. It facilitates the kind of micro managing, having meetings about meetings style of working within a team that I hate about non-profit life, and am glad to have left behind.

Cons

I just never got anything valuable from using this software. I don't understand the need for it, and I found using it to be a giant waste of time.

Response from 15Five

Hey, Tyler!

Thanks for taking time to share your feedback with 15Five - we really appreciate it.

I'm truly sorry to hear you didn't have a positive experience with our platform. We certainly don't advocate for a culture of micro-management; rather, we want to help organizations help their people become their best selves.

I would love to speak with you to understand how we could have made your experience, and in turn every 15Five-er's experience, better.

Would you be open to having a conversation about this? If so, please share your availability and preferred method for me to contact you.

Best,
Mike Siemasz
Sr. Customer Marketing Manager, 15Five

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Good tool for tracking OKRs

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Im quite satisfied with my 15Five experience - it has helped break down siloes in our company

Pros

This tool is used throughout our organization to track our OKRs which was previously quite difficult to do across different teams.

Cons

This does a good job a centralizing all OKRs but there can be some improvements in the configuration and reporting aspect of the platform.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9,1/10
Based on 806 user ratings
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15Five Pricing

15Five Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

<li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required

<li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required

Value for Money
4,6/5
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15Five Features

15Five Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for 15Five

Additional information for 15Five

Key features of 15Five

  • 1 on 1 meetings
  • Activity threads and past 15Five reports
  • Dedicated customer success manager
  • Personalized onboarding & training
  • Polls and trends
  • Powerful question bank
  • Pulse Check feature
  • Security logs and MFA
  • Send High Fives
  • Single Sign-on
  • Slack & Zapier integration
  • Track Objectives (OKRs)
  • Usage activity
  • Weekly reports

Benefits

  • Boost Engagement: Increase loyalty by giving employees a voice. Sharing achievements, challenges, and ideas each week forges bonds and teamwork.

  • Make Every Manager a Great Manager: 15Five ensures that all managers check-in with their teams and ask the right questions at the right cadence.

  • Save Time: 15Five lets managers quickly recognize an employee’s success and identify areas for support.

  • Maximize Employee Performance: Keep team members and departments aligned with a simple solution to manage and track objectives and key results (OKRs).

  • Reduce Turnover: boost morale with High Fives and retention through open, regular, and easy communication.

  • Unvarnished Visibility: Feedback is weekly and can be viewed, sorted, responded to, and analyzed for trends.

  • 15Five FAQs

    15Five FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for 15Five.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does 15Five offer?

    15Five offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$7,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    <li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required

    Q. What are the main features of 15Five?

    15Five offers the following features:

    • 1 on 1 meetings
    • Activity threads and past 15Five reports
    • Dedicated customer success manager
    • Personalized onboarding & training
    • Polls and trends
    • Powerful question bank
    • Pulse Check feature
    • Security logs and MFA
    • Send High Fives
    • Single Sign-on
    • Slack & Zapier integration
    • Track Objectives (OKRs)
    • Usage activity
    • Weekly reports

    Q. Who are the typical users of 15Five?

    15Five has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does 15Five support?

    15Five supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does 15Five offer?

    15Five has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does 15Five support mobile devices?

    15Five supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does 15Five integrate with?

    15Five integrates with the following applications:

    Agiliron, BambooHR, Blissfully, Clearlogin, NextBee, OnSched, Pacific Timesheet, Rippling, Sapling, Trelica

    Q. What level of support does 15Five offer?

    15Five offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials