When I Work

Staff scheduling, time tracking, communication & attendance

4.5 /5 (831 reviews) Write a Review!

When I Work Overview

What is When I Work?

Use When I Work to easily schedule and communicate with employees. When I Work's features include:Send the schedule to staff as a text message. Two-way text messaging which allows employees to accept open shifts and request their schedule via text message. Activate Attendance and let your employees use the mobile time clock to punch in from their smart phones or set up an iPad as a terminal. Easily see which location your employees clock in from on the map and after you review the time sheets, you can finalize them with the click of a button.

When I Work is the perfect tool for small business owners, operations managers, HR managers, or anyone managing hourly schedules.

When I Work Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$1.50/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

When I Work is completely FREE for companies with 75 employees or less.
Premium plans with additional features are also available for as low as $1.50/month/employee.
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.


When I Work Features

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

Media

Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop
Manage Shift Changes on the Fly
See Who's Working - Create Shifts and Send Alerts
You & Staff Notified Via Text, Email, or Both
Know When Employees Are Available To Work
Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen
Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited
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.
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.
Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.
When I Work screenshot: Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop When I Work screenshot: Manage Shift Changes on the Fly When I Work screenshot: See Who's Working - Create Shifts and Send Alerts When I Work screenshot: You & Staff Notified Via Text, Email, or Both When I Work screenshot: Know When Employees Are Available To Work When I Work screenshot: Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen When I Work screenshot: Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited When I Work screenshot: 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 screenshot: 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 screenshot: Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.

When I Work Reviews

When I Work Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
520

Very good
230

Average
55

Poor
16

Terrible
10

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
90% recommended this app
Trish C.

Great software for teams of all sizes

I've been using this software for 5 years, first as an employee then as an employer. Ease of use for both parties is fantastic and it's well worth paying for to save the time. When I change places of business, if I have a choice, I will choose When I Work again and again.


Erin M.

Scheduling made simple

Overall we have loved using When I Work. It makes scheduling seamless and reduces the amount of time we spend on employee schedules. We also really love the reminders and text alerts as it makes it easy to communicate with our team quickly when things change.


Amy M.

I've Reviewed Them Before But They Stay Current And Deserve To Be Commended

When I Work has really been great. Gone are the days of me trying to create weekly and monthly calendars and juggle handwritten requests for sick and vacation time. Staff can request through When I Work and I can easily update our schedule. I've saved hours and hours a month being able to utilize the templates as well.


Verified Reviewer

Deceptive billing practices

The software is okay. The program usually does what it should when it is not glitching. After 3+ years of using this product, it came to my attention that we were being overcharged every month. When I contacted customer service, they were unwilling to offer any solution, rather than explaining their confusing billing style. Not even a credit of any sort. The software sells you "user spots" in increments of ten. For a smaller business, there is a big difference between 10 and 20. So, if you have 11 employees, you need to pay for 20. How does that make sense? Even when we had less than 10 employees, we were being charged for 20. Please explain to me how that is not stealing? Their whole system is very confusing. I will be moving on to a new system because I am not satisfied with the customer service I received.


Amanda C.

Revolutionized our Scheduling Process

We used to manually schedule all staff at our child care programs. When a regular staff called in sick or requested vacation we used to have to call, text and email each individual on call or float staff to see who was available and if they could work at the location we needed. When I Work allows us to be a lot more efficient in this process. It also allows for better communication with all staff through features such as work chat, and announcements.

The customer service provided from the initial demo to setting up our team was exceptional. Our rep was always available to answer our questions or educate us about new features that might be useful to us. Our rep worked with us to use the features that worked best for us. When I Work also provides ready to go resources that you can send out to teams that include everything from how to set up your account, see open shifts, swap/drop shifts etc.


Trish C.
Industry: Veterinary
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great software for teams of all sizes

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/25/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using this software for 5 years, first as an employee then as an employer. Ease of use for both parties is fantastic and it's well worth paying for to save the time. When I change places of business, if I have a choice, I will choose When I Work again and again.

Pros

- Shift templates, makes scheduling a lot easier
- The ability to copy and paste any shift, even faster than clicking and choosing
- Simple to add and remove employees
- App is fairly easy to use
- Time clock is awesome, easy to use

Cons

- Looking at the full staff schedule on a particular day can be tedious.
- For those making schedules, it's so much easier to do on a computer
- In order to have a printed schedule, it downloads the PDF which you then have to print. I wish this printed right off the website.

Response from When I Work

Hi Trish,

Thank you for taking the time to review When I Work, and your feedback is appreciated! We are always looking for ways to make improvements and appreciate users like you that provide feedback so we can enhance and improve When I Work!

Best,
Amanda

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Erin M.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Scheduling made simple

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/16/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we have loved using When I Work. It makes scheduling seamless and reduces the amount of time we spend on employee schedules. We also really love the reminders and text alerts as it makes it easy to communicate with our team quickly when things change.

Pros

When I Work is so easy to use, it is simple to add employees, great for creating shift templates and the chat features and shift drop applications make changing the schedule simple for employees. As a manager these features are awesome as they reduce the amount of time that I spend re-working the schedule.

Cons

The only challenge we have faced is that we don't have access to the task list as we don't pay for this version of the application. We would love to try it out to see if it is a good value add for us.

Response from When I Work

Hi Erin -

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a lovely review!

I'm so happy to hear features we offer like Shift Swaps & Drops and WorkChat have been so useful for you. It's awesome to hear that scheduling has gotten easier as well!

We'd be happy to discuss our Tasks feature and see what options are available for you. Feel free to submit a ticket at https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/ so we can assist!

Again, thanks so much for this lovely review!

Kindly,
Adrianne

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amy M.
Industry: Libraries
Company size: 11-50 Employees

I've Reviewed Them Before But They Stay Current And Deserve To Be Commended

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/9/2020
Review Source: Capterra

When I Work has really been great. Gone are the days of me trying to create weekly and monthly calendars and juggle handwritten requests for sick and vacation time. Staff can request through When I Work and I can easily update our schedule. I've saved hours and hours a month being able to utilize the templates as well.

Pros

When I Work has saved me daily headaches. Public Libraries don't have the funding to implement expensive employee scheduling software. When I Work even offers a free version which we started out with awhile ago but as our staff grew we moved into the paid format. Our library and employee pool has grown and changed, When I Work grows and changes alongside it. They continuously offer new resources and seek to keep ahead of us and just "know" what issues we may have as our staff is in flux.

Cons

The only issue I've seen thus far is a slight problem with the remote ap. Let me first say that having the ability to have an ap at all is great. My staff often is out of the library for programs and if they have an event prior to actual library hours they can clock in from their own phone. The issue that I speak of was mostly in calculating the distance that clocking in was allowed. It took a few tries to make sure that staff can check in, with a decent range, but not be so far from the library that it could be abused by someone wanting to beat the clock when they're late to work.

Response from When I Work

Hi Amy! Thank you so much for the kind words! We're glad the app has been a good solution for you and your team. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to us here: https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/, and we'll be happy to help!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Deceptive billing practices

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/17/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The software is okay. The program usually does what it should when it is not glitching. After 3+ years of using this product, it came to my attention that we were being overcharged every month. When I contacted customer service, they were unwilling to offer any solution, rather than explaining their confusing billing style. Not even a credit of any sort. The software sells you "user spots" in increments of ten. For a smaller business, there is a big difference between 10 and 20. So, if you have 11 employees, you need to pay for 20. How does that make sense? Even when we had less than 10 employees, we were being charged for 20. Please explain to me how that is not stealing? Their whole system is very confusing. I will be moving on to a new system because I am not satisfied with the customer service I received.

Pros

It does what it is supposed to - enables us to schedule employees, notify them of their shifts, sends us a text when someone did not clock in or out.

Cons

Their billing practices are very deceptive and not user friendly. They sell you "user spots" in increments of 10. It is very confusing how to downgrade but very easy to upgrade. I urge every customer who uses this program to check their billing to see what they are being charged for. Customer service is not helpful and seems like they are not interested in providing good customer service.

Response from When I Work

Hello -

Thanks for taking a moment to share some feedback with us.

I'm glad to hear that the software was meeting your needs for your workplace.

I'm sorry for any confusion around our billing processes. Billing is based on spots purchased, not necessarily spots in use. I can see how that may have been confusing, I'm sorry about that. User spots are offered in increments of 10. Allowing the option to select a quantity of 10 is a way to fit many different businesses needs. We've found that offering increments of 10 spots ensures plenty of room for growth before needing to make any billing changes again.

I can see how having a lower increment may be helpful and really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback.

If you have any additional questions or would like to discuss this further, feel free to submit a ticket at https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/

Kindly,
Adrianne

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Amanda C.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Revolutionized our Scheduling Process

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 9/24/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We used to manually schedule all staff at our child care programs. When a regular staff called in sick or requested vacation we used to have to call, text and email each individual on call or float staff to see who was available and if they could work at the location we needed. When I Work allows us to be a lot more efficient in this process. It also allows for better communication with all staff through features such as work chat, and announcements.

The customer service provided from the initial demo to setting up our team was exceptional. Our rep was always available to answer our questions or educate us about new features that might be useful to us. Our rep worked with us to use the features that worked best for us. When I Work also provides ready to go resources that you can send out to teams that include everything from how to set up your account, see open shifts, swap/drop shifts etc.

Pros

The ability to post open shifts as revolutionized our ability to communicate with and mobilize our on call staff. By posting an open shift On Call and float staff see the shift right away and are able to pick up shifts that fit with their schedules. The ease of posting open shifts has drastically decreased the time spent trying to find staff to fill gaps in schedules. With over 150 employees and 44 locations we are able to post the addresses of each location that allow staff to pull up a map to the site.

Cons

At this time the product is serving us very well. When I Work continues to add new features and provides detailed descriptions and instructions to these features.

Response from When I Work

Hi Amanda,

Thank you so much for this detailed and thoughtful review! We love hearing about some of your favorite features and how your team utilizes OpenShifts and new features as they become available!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.7/10
Based on 831 user ratings
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When I Work Pricing

When I Work Pricing

Starting from
$1.50/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

When I Work is completely FREE for companies with 75 employees or less.
Premium plans with additional features are also available for as low as $1.50/month/employee.
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.

When I Work is completely FREE for companies with 75 employees or less.
Premium plans with additional features are also available for as low as $1.50/month/employee.
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.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 831 user ratings
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When I Work Features

When I Work 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
4.3/5
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Additional information for When I Work

Additional information for When I Work

Key features of When I Work

  • Applicant Tracking - find, interview and hire in one place
  • Calendar - iCal / Outlook Calendar / Google Calendar Sync
  • Communication - text alerts, group text, and 2-way texting
  • Employee Availability - visible right from the scheduler
  • Employee Scheduling - simple drag & drop interface
  • Job Sites - perfect for construction, home health care
  • Mobile - FREE apps for iPhone & Android
  • Multiple Locations - view all locations from one account
  • Notifications - email, text message & push notifications
  • Online Access - anytime, anywhere
  • Open Shifts - fill open shifts by text message
  • Payroll - forecast your labor costs
  • Payroll - integrations and easy export options
  • Reports - track and review your data, export available
  • Templates - copy previous schedules for rapid scheduling
  • Time Clock - mobile phones, iPad, or PC (with Attendance)
  • Trade Shifts - approve shift trades from your phone

Benefits

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.

When I Work FAQs

When I Work FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for When I Work.

Q. What type of pricing plans does When I Work offer?

When I Work offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $1.50/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

When I Work is completely FREE for companies with 75 employees or less. Premium plans with additional features are also available for as low as $1.50/month/employee. 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.

Q. What are the main features of When I Work?

When I Work offers the following features:

  • Applicant Tracking - find, interview and hire in one place
  • Calendar - iCal / Outlook Calendar / Google Calendar Sync
  • Communication - text alerts, group text, and 2-way texting
  • Employee Availability - visible right from the scheduler
  • Employee Scheduling - simple drag & drop interface
  • Job Sites - perfect for construction, home health care
  • Mobile - FREE apps for iPhone & Android
  • Multiple Locations - view all locations from one account
  • Notifications - email, text message & push notifications
  • Online Access - anytime, anywhere
  • Open Shifts - fill open shifts by text message
  • Payroll - forecast your labor costs
  • Payroll - integrations and easy export options
  • Reports - track and review your data, export available
  • Templates - copy previous schedules for rapid scheduling
  • Time Clock - mobile phones, iPad, or PC (with Attendance)
  • Trade Shifts - approve shift trades from your phone

Q. Who are the typical users of When I Work?

When I Work has the following typical customers:

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

Q. What languages does When I Work support?

When I Work supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does When I Work offer?

When I Work has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does When I Work support mobile devices?

When I Work supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does When I Work integrate with?

When I Work integrates with the following applications:

9 Spokes, Fulcrum, Grow, Gusto, OnPay, People, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online, Rippling, StaffingNation

Q. What level of support does When I Work offer?

When I Work offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials