Bonusly

Bonusly

Recognition and rewards that make work fun

4.8/5 (951 reviews)

Bonusly Overview

Bonusly helps HR, team leads, and small business owners create engaging environments by putting recognition in the hands of those closest to the work. With an extensive digital rewards catalog, Bonusly minimizes the administration time needed to turn recognition into tangible perks.

With Bonusly, you can:

Make recognition more impactful by connecting it to your company’s core values and giving visibility to everyone’s contributions.

Build a scalable culture of recognition by empowering everyone to recognize their peers, direct reports, and managers.

Encourage frequent and timely recognition by integrating with the communication tools your employees use every day.

Streamline all types of recognition and rewards into one easy-to-manage system.

Evaluate recognition trends in your organization and learn where team members excel with detailed analytics and reporting.

Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany and 3 others, India, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, Spanish

Bonusly Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
98% positive reviews
784
Excellent
152
Very good
14
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
John G.

Peer Recognition...on Autopilot

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/28
Review Source: Capterra

Great!

Pros

Can't say enough good things about Bonus.ly. Their awesome integrations are top notch (Single Sign-On with Office 365/Azure AD, Syncs with our HR system Zenefits, Bots for MS Teams/Slack). Also, when we've had hiccups, the Support team has always been extremely responsive.

We spend hundreds of dollars on SaaS apps per user. Adding $25 to allow employees to reward each others hard work and dedication with a coffee or beer (or Amazon gift card)...is no brainer.

Supporting and securing modern cloud mesh applications is stressful work for our hard working engineers and support team members. Bonus.ly provides some additional ways to reward inter and intra team comradery.

Lastly, the integration with our culture and values by requiring each bonus be hashtagged with one or more company values gives us great analytics to our top performers and alignment. It's tangible data that highlights the team members accomplishments through the year. helping at performance reviews.

PS - Did I mention it pretty much runs itself (users auto created/deleted based on HR status + Single Sign-On for Office 365 or Google means no extra passwords to remember)?

Cons

That we didn't implement it sooner at our organization.

Response from Bonusly

Hi John! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you find using Bonusly easy to recognize your peers and to bring visibility to the company's core values. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success help motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! As a member of the support team, we definitely take some pride in helping with any issues that may arise and we're grateful for you acknowledging out work! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Yasser F.

A must have in any company

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/29
Review Source: Capterra

Bonusly accomplishes what I need which is real-time peer to peer recognition. Often times, only big heroic accomplishments are recognized and rewarded, when in fact it's all the little things everyone does every day to help their peers is what makes a company great. Bonusly was flexible enough to accommodate our small startup when we were only 12 people, whereas YouEarnedIt arrogantly stated that they don't take on companies smaller than a 100 employees. Well, we're going to be 100 strong soon, and we're going to be using Bonusly.

Pros

- Easy to set up and use
- Slack integration
- Statistics and reports
- GIFs
- Does the job I need
- Priced well
- Lots of rewards
- Custom rewards

Cons

- Weak rewards dashboard
- Manual fulfillment of custom rewards

Response from Bonusly

Hi Yasser! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you find using Bonusly easy to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! We're always looking to expand upon our existing catalog so please feel free to reach out to us ([email protected]) with any suggestions that come to mind. It's feedback like this that reminds us of our goals and vision so for this, we're extremely grateful. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Aleah L.

Bonus.ly - Employee Morale Resolved.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/07/13
Review Source: Capterra

Positive experience, motivating and team-building product. Feels like getting a pay raise when the points come in.

Pros

This is such a motivating tool for employees to connect and keep morale in the work environment high. I personally feel that Bonus.ly helped me not only want to be more productive during my workday, but also helped me to feel more connected with my coworkers. Bonus.ly was one product in our workspace that helped us to feel more connected as a team. Love that the balance resets every month, and that custom rewards can be added to their system (For example, we had a work fundraiser that could be paid into with bonus.ly points.)

Cons

Minor software issues, such as: Tags did not always work. Sometimes I needed a refresh of my page before I was able to find the tag name of a coworker.
On the rare occasion, while redeeming a reward, the page would freeze, yet my points would still be deducted, and the prize was no where to be found. Thankfully customer support was quick to help, so this was not a huge issue, but enough that it should be noted.

Response from Bonusly

Hi Aleah! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like using Bonusly to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree!

Sorry to hear about your issues with tagging coworkers and redeeming for rewards. If you have a moment would you be willing to reach out to [email protected], so that we can fix any recurring issues!

It's feedback like this that reminds us of our goals and vision so for this, we're extremely grateful. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brian H.

The staff love it!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/08
Review Source: Capterra

Team micro-bonusing allows our staff to recognize each other regularly, which is very important.

Pros

I like the platform's automatic fulfillment and we use custom awards which are really cool. The ability to select cash increments is nice. The custom naming of points (we call them "Sploints" in our office) is awesome. Appreciate the slack integration.

Cons

It would be cool if my staff were able to trade their points. Sometimes we do Poker nights, and would be fun for our staff to trade away the points that they've earned. I find the interface used to be very confusing to find where I can configure things. I wish that we could use more hashtags than the current limit. I find in our slack log, gets a bit crazy when everyone "adds" to someone elses's bonus. Would be nice to either have a toggle to shut that particular slack message off (others bonusing on an existing bonus) or somehow consolidate.

Response from Bonusly

Thank you for your feedback, Brian! We really appreciate it! I agree, the custom rewards feature rocks! It's wonderful to hear that the Slack integration is appreciated; we also use it at Bonusly and it makes giving a bonus and keeping up with your teammates so easy!

Poker nights sound like a fun team-building activity! (We're game night enthusiasts around here, too!) It would be fun to tie Bonusly in with your poker nights though! Perhaps some custom rewards such as starting chips, or a cool hat to wear while playing? Just a thought!

We would love to go over the interface and configuration with you, as well as the slack notifications to see what we can do to help! Would you mind contacting us at [email protected]? We can touch base about those, and any other questions you have! I'm looking forward to hearing from you, and thanks again for the feedback!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Verified Reviewer

The best platform to give recognition to your coworkers

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/03
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Bonusly is just awesome. I use it to give credit to others when a good act happen or someone (or a team) accomplishes something that gives value to the company. Or even if a peer just helped me with a task and I want to thank that. The best about it is that I am happier when I give points more than when I receive them.

Pros

I think that the idea is just incredible. You get a monthly amount of points that you can give to coworkers as a gift in recognition for good acts or a great work. Then, if you get points from your peers, you can redeem them and get a reward (gift cards, paypal credit, or just donate it to a non profit organization, and more). It is no that much, but it is really splendid when your teammates recognize your contributions to the business. It is better when you integrate it with Slack and with every point you give you can send a funny gif.

Cons

For now I could not be able to find anything to dislike about this platform. Maybe if you have integrated with Slack, notifications can be very annoying if you have notifications on for that channel.

Response from Bonusly

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like to use Bonusly to recognize your teammates across our different platforms!

Ah, I'll be happy to pass this feedback along to our product team. It's feedback like this that reminds us of our goals and vision so for this, we're extremely grateful.

Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Bonusly Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

We offer a 30 day risk-free trial and simple, no-fuss pricing:

<li> <b>Core</b>: $3 per user / mo billed monthly or annually
<li> <b>Pro</b>: $5 per user / mo billed monthly or annually

Discounts available for large teams. More information at https://bonus.ly/pricing

Bonusly Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Bonusly

Key features of Bonusly

  • Employee engagement
  • Employee incentives
  • Employee recognition
  • Human capital management
  • Peer to peer employee recognition
  • Performance management
  • Recognition and rewards

Bonusly FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Bonusly.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bonusly offer?

Bonusly offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$3,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

We offer a 30 day risk-free trial and simple, no-fuss pricing:

<li> <b>Core</b>: $3 per user / mo billed monthly or annually
<li> <b>Pro</b>: $5 per user / mo billed monthly or annually

Discounts available for large teams. More information at https://bonus.ly/pricing

Q. What are the main features of Bonusly?

Bonusly offers the following features:

  • Employee engagement
  • Employee incentives
  • Employee recognition
  • Human capital management
  • Peer to peer employee recognition
  • Performance management
  • Recognition and rewards

Q. Who are the typical users of Bonusly?

Bonusly has the following typical customers:

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

Q. What languages does Bonusly support?

Bonusly supports the following languages:

English, French, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bonusly offer?

Bonusly has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Bonusly support mobile devices?

Bonusly supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Bonusly integrate with?

Bonusly integrates with the following applications:

BambooHR, Built.io Flow, HipChat, Jostle, Namely, Slack, Stride, WebHR, Zenefits, miniOrange

Q. What level of support does Bonusly offer?

Bonusly offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials