Bonusly

Bonusly

Recognition and rewards that make work fun

4.8/5 (836 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
695
Excellent
128
Very good
13
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
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
David V.

Outstanding Peer-to-Peer Bonus System!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/08
Review Source: Capterra

This software is an incredible tool for praise and peer-to-peer bonuses. We see it consistently improve people's satisfaction with work. You can redeem your bonuses from a wide variety of vendors, from Amazon gift cards to giving donations to the Red Cross. I cannot recommend this software enough!

Pros

It's easy to use. Minimal set up and basically no maintenance at all. It also integrates well with the other tools we use, like Office 365 and Slack, so people can see a live feed of bonuses that are given around the company. There are some basic analytics and fun analytics (like a word map created out of the terms used in bonuses during the past 30 days). And they are introducing new features regularly. Recently, they developed an alert system to help prevent fraudulent bonus distribution (which may be a concern for large organizations).

Cons

I can't really put anything in this column. The only thing that could be improved on would probably be adding more granularity to their analytics and perhaps longer timelines for their analytics. But even those things have improved in the last few years that we have been using the software. They are always improving.

Response from Bonusly

Thank you for your feedback, David! We're so happy to hear that Bonusly so well loved -- Thank you for the high praise! We are constantly working on improving our analytics; did you know that you are now able to create custom ranges for some of the analytics available?

If there's ever anything we can do to improve your Bonusly experience, or if you'd like to share a bit more about what granularity you'd like to see in analytics, please let us know at [email protected]! Thank you for being a Bonusly customer!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Robin C.

I love bonusly!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/15
Review Source: Capterra

Overall i find bonusly to be a great reward system and love the items to select from.

Pros

I like the selection of gift cards/options to spend your bonusly on. I like how easy it is to award bonsly to someone.

Cons

I used my bonusly once to purchase a sephora gift certificate which came via email. The code would not work on the site. I then went to the actual store and the cashier still could not get it to work. Finally the manager was able to somehow help her. It shouldn't be that hard. And im not sure who to even contact if something goes wrong with what you've chosen. It was kind of stressful. That being said, I've been using bonusly for awhile and this is the first time it happened.

Response from Bonusly

Hi Robin! 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! I'm sorry to hear about the rewards troubles. Our support team is always happy to help so please feel free to reach out to us ([email protected]) if you ever run into any 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

7.0/10

My Team Loves it!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/28
Review Source: Capterra

awesome!

Pros

We have a bit of an internal competition going on. We publish all bonus.ly points on slack. And each time a team member get the captain of Thank You or captain of Teamwork award there is some friendly competition and roasting.

Cons

The features are limited to the regular plan. I'd love to use the pro plan.
* cons an email cannot be used more than once. If you re-activate an old user email, all the history is there. It would be great if we could wipe the history, or be able to create a duplicate with the same email. E.G. we have a strong internship program with some rotation, but similar names are being used for emails. But it causes an issue for bonus.ly.

Response from Bonusly

Hi there! 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! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts - I'm happy to pass this feedback 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

10.0/10

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
  • 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
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

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