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.

Pricing starting from:

US$2.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland , Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$2.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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

Features

Total features of When I Work: 111

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Availability Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Clock In/Out
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Event Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Management Software
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • For Retail
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Group Scheduling
  • HR Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • No-Show Tracking
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • On Call Scheduling
  • Online Booking
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Physician Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • SMS Messaging
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Volunteer Management Software
  • Waitstaff Management
  • Workstation Tracking
  • iCalendar Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,003)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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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 10/13/2017

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. :)

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 4/22/2022

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

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Deceptive & misleading pricing practices, little integration, but certainly quite slick.

Reviewed on 4/4/2017

Pros

Looks slick, appears to offer a lot (which it does, at a cost, see below...)

Customer support is very responsive - live chat, email, etc. I may not like their answers (see below) but I can't fault their timely attention, their patience, their attentiveness.

Cons

1. Pricing Practices

The page at wheniwork.com/pricing says nothing, just that schedulling is free for less than 75 employees (and anything over is a "contact us for enterprise" price, which is fine). Great, I think, I'll sign up, start working with it.

Glad I didn't invest much time. I set up a few employees, downloaded the apps, started working out the wrinkles. And after a few hours of looking, and testing, and reading, it looks good, but...

...then I discover that basic features like scheduling more than 10 days ahead (!) are paid-for. So is time tracking. Etc. That's ok to charge, but not ok to deceive - and there's *no* simple way right now to see a comparison of features and costs before getting signed-up.

And this is not a small bump. You can't bolt-on a little extra. To get a proper working app, the minimum number of users they offer 20 minimum and the time attendance module adds something like 50% on top.

But really it is transparency and deceptive practices that have *really* turned me against this product in a *very* short period of time - and that is *very* sad. If they'd allowed me to choose up front to devote my time, great; but they didn't.

I had to ask support what "long-term scheduling" meant (that being something not included in the free plan). That means more than 10 days... No other warning of that, that I could see. I feel deceived.

2. App Reliability

Others have mentioned glitches. I started working with the iPhone app - it stopped working for some tasks. I contacted support who said it was restricted to my account only, and they would get their developers to look at it. So I stopped using the iPhone app. My wife's Android phone wouldn't recognise her (valid) phone number when accepting a request to log in. So 2 strikes there. Your mileage may vary.

3. Limited Integrations

A few years ago, WIW posted on their Facebook page that they used Xero. Some commented then - why no integration? No answer. Years later, still no integration with Xero. No Zapier integration, either.

The cynic might think that WIW gets kick-backs / referral fees / bonusnes from Quick Books, Gusto, etc. which is why they're the (very limited) integration "partners". There's an API of course, if I had time.

Again, I'd forgive that for a free / cheap deal. But it isn't a free / cheap deal *for a working scheduling solution* - a schedule that doesn't reach into next week is *not* a working schedule.

So, yes, I'm annoyed. I feel like I've wasted my time. I feel like I've been deceived. I feel like I signed-up and invested time based upon what is almost a lie. And that sucks - not least because it was so needless. The product isn't awful, the pricing (whilst I may not like it) isn't the worst out there. The limitations are limitations, but every product has some.

And that, really, is sad.

The silver lining is that the free plan only launched yesterday. So perhaps they'll think again about the offering. And my experience is unlikely to be the same as that people had before me. But it is what it is today - so much so that I've signed-up for GetApp just to leave this review.

Response from When I Work, Inc.

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm sorry this is not a more personalized response but it appears you have not listed your name, title or company in your GetApp review.

As you said, we did just launch our free plan. We hope that many small businesses, including those like you in the apparel and fashion industry, will find value in being able to schedule their employees 10 days in advance and notify them electronically rather than printing out Excel spreadsheets that require their employees to come into a physical location to see their schedule or call a coworker who is currently working to find out when their next shifts will be. As with any new launch, we will continue to try to improve and appreciate your honest and thoughtful feedback about the pricing and how it was displayed to you. Our intention is certainly not to deceive or mislead our customers or potential customers.

We are glad to know that despite your perception of the product and its pricing, our Customer Support did what they do best and answered your questions in a timely and attentive manner.

Have a nice day,
Customer Success @ When I Work

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great for scheduling

Reviewed on 11/18/2022

Great tool for workplace communication. You have everything all in one place for employees to...

Great tool for workplace communication. You have everything all in one place for employees to access easily.

Pros

This software makes it so easy to request time off, swap shifts, communicate with coworkers, and plan out what days you’d prefer to work. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who has shift workers. The app is also quick to learn.

Cons

One big drawback is that even though I had notifications enabled, I missed a lot of notifications because they did not send for some reason. This made it a little more stressful when I was trying to get a shift covered or had an emergency because I would have to constantly check the app for missed notifications.

Response from When I Work

Hello there,

Sarah here with the Customer Care team. Thank you for this thorough and honest review.

Regarding any issues you're experiencing with notifications, I recommend making sure all notifications are enabled in the When I Work app. Phones can also sometimes be built with battery optimization already turned on. Battery optimization can limit push notifications to save battery life, so it may be helpful to disable optimization for the When I Work app.

Please don't hesitate to submit a ticket to our Care Team by visiting https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/ if you need any further assistance with this or anything else.

Thank you again for taking the time to review the app.

My best,
Sarah

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great software for smaller conpany

Reviewed on 3/15/2022

I would’ve chosen this app over its competition, if the cost was more competitive. It’s easy to...

I would’ve chosen this app over its competition, if the cost was more competitive. It’s easy to use, it’s intuitive, they focus on their core product which is online scheduling.

Pros

This is a very straight forward software that focuses on online scheduling. It’s very easy to use. It’s very responsive, and fast. IM feature is very good. Great for communication between staff.

Cons

The cost is quite expensive, as it’s calculated based on number of active employee per month vs a flat fee, so the bigger the company, the more it costs. We have almost 150 employees in total, so it was not the best option for us to use.

Alternatives Considered

7shifts and MakeShift

Reasons for Choosing When I Work

Excel was too basic and I had staff tell me they “did not receive their scheudule” or fail to check their email.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to When I Work

I end up going with 7shifts because it was an overall superior product, and has better value.

Response from When I Work

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and share your feedback with us.

We're happy to hear that you were finding the app easy to use and navigate! We strive to provide the very best value through continued product enhancements and outstanding service.

I'm sorry to hear that When I Work did not best meet your business needs. Should your needs change in the future, we'll be 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:

Standard plan starts at $2.50/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 Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Square Point of Sale, Starboard Suite, Tribepad, Vend, Zapier

When I Work offers the following support options:

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

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