15Five

15Five

Lightweight Employee Engagement & Performance Software

4.8/5 (753 reviews)

15Five Overview

What is 15Five?

15Five began in 2011 by Founder and CEO, David Hassell, with a vision to help companies scale while simultaneously staying close to their people and bringing out the best in them. Since then, 15Five has become a foundation for culture and engagement at top companies, including Citrix, HubSpot, SalesLoft, ShoreTel and JustFab.

15Five holistically addresses culture, engagement and performance for mid-market and SMBs. Our focus is to deliver performance management solutions uniquely for this market that is lightweight, easy to use, and aligns business goals with talent.

Over 1,100 companies worldwide use the platform to allow employees to self-reflect on successes and challenges, stay focused on key objectives (OKRs), and get regular feedback from managers who support them in reaching their potential.

15Five Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

<li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required


15Five Features

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

Screenshots

15Five screenshot: Pulse Check feature that allows you to know how your people are feeling week over week.
15Five screenshot: Pulse Check feature that allows you to know how your people are feeling week over week. 15Five screenshot: Never run out of great questions to ask your team with our curated Question Bank 15Five screenshot: Easily create, track, and manage Objectives and Key Results. 15Five screenshot: Give your employees a fun and easy way to recognize each other with High Fives. 15Five screenshot: Know the pulse of your company, every week. 15Five screenshot: See employee feedback trends over time or get immediate results with polls.

15Five Reviews for UK Users

15Five Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.8
/
5 753 reviews
Excellent
602

Very good
134

Average
13

Poor
3

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.7
98% recommended this app
Daniel B.

From an HR Professional; this is the most powerful and easy to use tool I have ever seen in...

We monitor and manage our whole team using the software. Major objectives to weekly check in. It is our #1 people tool.


Andy S.

Why you need to consider 15Five

I've worked for companies that had millions of dollars in revenue and companies that boasted many billions in revenue and both size orgs and every others that fall somewhere in between could find value in implementing this tool. The key is to use it consistently and be willing to objectively accept, analyze and use the data that is returned.


Christina G.

Great Platform for 1:1s, Feedback and Goal Tracking


Jennifer H.

High for 15Five

We hope that this tool will help supervisors/managers take the time to schedule time with employees. This tool allows employees to put ideas/issues on weekly rather than when they have time to talk to their superior. It also makes employees accountable if they don't bring up issues are participate.


Tyler B.

Was subjected to this - bleh!

I was forced to use this for a while at a previous job and found that it interrupted my workflow, wasted my time, and was generally a nuisance.


Daniel B.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 13-50 Employees

From an HR Professional; this is the most powerful and easy to use tool I have ever seen in business

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 12/01/2018
Review Source: Capterra

We monitor and manage our whole team using the software. Major objectives to weekly check in. It is our #1 people tool.

Pros

Super easy to use - no 'training' necessary (even though it is available). Get's the team to think every week about what's important, how they can be intentional with their time, what they want to achieve and how to bring ideas to the table. The performance management software takes conversations to where they should be - improving the working life of employees. It's development focussed and doesn't take long to do. The new homepage allows each team member to use the product daily to stay on top of what's important. We use the rating out of 5 each week as a key company metric to get a sense of how our team are feeling about work.

Cons

We recently engaged a points based recognition program which I fear will replace the high5's. I'm wondering if this could be integrated somehow as the high5's were a real motivator for the team. From what I can tell, there is no analysis tool at the end of a review period to analyse the 'manager only' data so see what ratings were provided across the board. It would be great to use a talent rating in the system too which showed where our high performers were.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Andy S.
Industry: Security & Investigations
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Why you need to consider 15Five

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 15/01/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I've worked for companies that had millions of dollars in revenue and companies that boasted many billions in revenue and both size orgs and every others that fall somewhere in between could find value in implementing this tool. The key is to use it consistently and be willing to objectively accept, analyze and use the data that is returned.

Pros

I'm in the 30th year of my working life and career and have been fortunate to have seen a lot tools that center around the human resources arena. There are a lot of good ones out there and I've used many of them with success. But there is something different about 15Five. This tool gives you the right-size touch points to measure your team's temperature all along the way. Too many companies rely on annual reviews, or semi-annual if they are proactive to gauge their employee's mindset and solicit feedback. Two days out of the year doesn't come close to providing meaningful data. 15Five offers up a non-threatening way to check-in with your team and make sure everyone is in the game. There have been times where the 1-5 scale for "how did the week go" produced a "3" response. It presented the opportunity to ask the right questions and correct any challenges within a 5-day timeframe instead of the traditional 6-month interval. In some instances, the lower rating was based on factors outside of work which is helpful to know as well because home and work life always comingle despite our best efforts to separate the two. All-in-all... an extremely valuable tool.

Cons

Perhaps a few more analytics for managers to check into but nothing that takes away from the overall value of the tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Christina G.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great Platform for 1:1s, Feedback and Goal Tracking

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I love that it's a one-stop-shop for manager-report 1:1s, feedback sessions and weekly status updates, as well as a platform for tracking individual, team and company-wide goals and OKRs. It's user-friendly and makes it easy to onboard quickly.

Cons

I have few problems with this platform! I wish it was easier to embed links to documents and websites from the 1:1 and 15five side - I often find myself wanting to link a document or presentation but am unable to do so.

Response from 15Five

Hi Christina,

Thanks for sharing your feedback here. I understand your frustration with attachments in 1-on-1s.

You can allow attachments to your team's 15Fives. This setting can be toggled on or off.

Please let me know if you have questions about this.

Best,
Mike Siemasz
Sr. Customer Marketing Manager

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jennifer H.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

High for 15Five

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 07/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We hope that this tool will help supervisors/managers take the time to schedule time with employees. This tool allows employees to put ideas/issues on weekly rather than when they have time to talk to their superior. It also makes employees accountable if they don't bring up issues are participate.

Pros

That it is so easy to use and great way to stay connected with your employees and your boss. It keeps all the conversations in a central location! I just started using it but really like the 1:1 tool, as both of you can enter information and action items.

Cons

So far I like everything, with anything it takes time to get familiar with the system.

Response from 15Five

Hi, Jennifer,

Thanks so much for sharing about the positive experience you're having with 15Five so early on. Looking forward to seeing how this value continues to grow at Tolmar!

Best,
Mike Siemasz
Sr. Customer Marketing Manager

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tyler B.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Was subjected to this - bleh!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I was forced to use this for a while at a previous job and found that it interrupted my workflow, wasted my time, and was generally a nuisance.

Pros

I'm not going to lie, I hated using this software. It facilitates the kind of micro managing, having meetings about meetings style of working within a team that I hate about non-profit life, and am glad to have left behind.

Cons

I just never got anything valuable from using this software. I don't understand the need for it, and I found using it to be a giant waste of time.

Response from 15Five

Hey, Tyler!

Thanks for taking time to share your feedback with 15Five - we really appreciate it.

I'm truly sorry to hear you didn't have a positive experience with our platform. We certainly don't advocate for a culture of micro-management; rather, we want to help organizations help their people become their best selves.

I would love to speak with you to understand how we could have made your experience, and in turn every 15Five-er's experience, better.

Would you be open to having a conversation about this? If so, please share your availability and preferred method for me to contact you.

Best,
Mike Siemasz
Sr. Customer Marketing Manager, 15Five

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
Based on 753 user ratings
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15Five Pricing

15Five Pricing

Starting from
US$7.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

<li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required

<li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required

Value for Money
4.6/5
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15Five Features

15Five Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customisable Branding
Customisable 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
4.6/5
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Additional information for 15Five

Additional information for 15Five

Key features of 15Five

  • 1 on 1 meetings
  • Activity threads and past 15Five reports
  • Dedicated customer success manager
  • Personalized onboarding & training
  • Polls and trends
  • Powerful question bank
  • Pulse Check feature
  • Security logs and MFA
  • Send High Fives
  • Single Sign-on
  • Slack & Zapier integration
  • Track Objectives (OKRs)
  • Usage activity
  • Weekly reports

Benefits

  • Boost Engagement: Increase loyalty by giving employees a voice. Sharing achievements, challenges, and ideas each week forges bonds and teamwork.

  • Make Every Manager a Great Manager: 15Five ensures that all managers check-in with their teams and ask the right questions at the right cadence.

  • Save Time: 15Five lets managers quickly recognize an employee’s success and identify areas for support.

  • Maximize Employee Performance: Keep team members and departments aligned with a simple solution to manage and track objectives and key results (OKRs).

  • Reduce Turnover: boost morale with High Fives and retention through open, regular, and easy communication.

  • Unvarnished Visibility: Feedback is weekly and can be viewed, sorted, responded to, and analyzed for trends.

  • 15Five FAQs

    15Five FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for 15Five.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does 15Five offer?

    15Five offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$7.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    <li> Free 14 Day Trial - No Credit Card Required

    Q. What are the main features of 15Five?

    15Five offers the following features:

    • 1 on 1 meetings
    • Activity threads and past 15Five reports
    • Dedicated customer success manager
    • Personalized onboarding & training
    • Polls and trends
    • Powerful question bank
    • Pulse Check feature
    • Security logs and MFA
    • Send High Fives
    • Single Sign-on
    • Slack & Zapier integration
    • Track Objectives (OKRs)
    • Usage activity
    • Weekly reports

    Q. Who are the typical users of 15Five?

    15Five has the following typical customers:

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

    Q. What languages does 15Five support?

    15Five supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does 15Five offer?

    15Five has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does 15Five support mobile devices?

    15Five supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does 15Five integrate with?

    15Five integrates with the following applications:

    Agiliron, BambooHR, Clearlogin, Google Calendar, Okta, OnSched, Pacific Timesheet, Rippling, Sapling, Slack

    Q. What level of support does 15Five offer?

    15Five offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials