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.

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.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported Languages

English

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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.
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.
Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.
Create next weeks schedule in minutes!
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.
Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen
Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited
We currently offer seamless integrations with these platforms.
Staff can clock in, make time-off requests, update their availability and chat with coworkers all from their mobile phone!
Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop
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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: 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: Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling. When I Work screenshot: Create next weeks schedule in minutes! When I Work screenshot: 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 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: We currently offer seamless integrations with these platforms. When I Work screenshot: Staff can clock in, make time-off requests, update their availability and chat with coworkers all from their mobile phone! When I Work screenshot: Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop

Features

Total features of When I Work: 86

  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Applications Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Availability Management
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Sync with Google
  • Chat
  • Clock In / Out
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Event Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • Filtered Views
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Geolocation
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Tracking
  • Jobs Board Integration
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Labor Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Location Tracking
  • Manual Time Entry
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Overtime Tracking
  • POS Integration
  • Payroll Integration
  • Payroll Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SMS Integration
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Template Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheets
  • Vacation Tracking
  • Widgets
  • iCalendar Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(856)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Trish C.
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  • Industry: Veterinary
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great software for teams of all sizes

Reviewed on 25/07/2019

I've been using this software for 5 years, first as an employee then as an employer. Ease of use...

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

Erin M.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Scheduling made simple

Reviewed on 16/03/2020

Overall we have loved using When I Work. It makes scheduling seamless and reduces the amount of...

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

Cynthia H.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

When I Work, Works!

Reviewed on 02/02/2021

For what our restaurant needs, which is to get schedules out in a timely manner, track schedule...

For what our restaurant needs, which is to get schedules out in a timely manner, track schedule changes and drops or switches, it works just fine.

Pros

When I Work is easy to access and navigate and the extra features allow to you communicate with your group easily enough. It's fairly efficient and easy to use from a User standpoint. Has an app feature, plus you can access from your computer, so I like that flexibility.

Cons

Sometimes the cell app glitches and you can't access the program at all and it takes awhile for the program to realign itself. Could be based on cell access, but this happens quite frequently.

Response from When I Work

Hi Cynthia -

Thanks so much for taking some time to provide a review!

It's awesome to hear that our features help your team work better together, and that having access to all the features you need has been so useful!

If you're running into a consistent issue with the app, we're here to help! Feel free to submit a ticket at https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/ so we can assist!

Thanks again for the review!
Adrianne

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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • 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 04/04/2017

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

Lissa K.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great way to manage your team

Reviewed on 24/11/2020

great!

great!

Pros

I like the drop shift features and availability/unavailability features

Cons

For some reason, my team members used to be able to enter their preferred weekly hours through their profile, but that is no longer available from what I can see. Would love to see that back.

Response from When I Work

Hi Lissa,

Cully here with When I Work. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

We are so glad to hear that you have liked the drop shift feature, and the availability feature!

If you have additional feedback on the preferred weekly hours option and how your team used this feature, please let us know! You can submit a ticket at https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/.

Best,
Cully

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When I Work FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for When I Work.

When I Work offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 2.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Small business plan starts at $2/user/month. Contact us for enterprise pricing. More details at https://wheniwork.com/pricing 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 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

When I Work has the following typical customers:

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

When I Work supports the following languages:

English

When I Work supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

When I Work integrates with the following applications:

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

When I Work offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

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