Kronos

Kronos Workforce Ready

4 / 5 251 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

All company sizes and industries


Average Ratings

251 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kronos
  • www.kronos.com
  • Founded 1977
  • United States

About Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready is a human capital management suite of tools on a single unified cloud platform that helps you manage the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to retire. Solutions for HR, recruiting, onboarding, time tracking, payroll, and more are easily accessed through a single intuitive interface. Automated and scalable tools provide a single source of truth with common reporting, dashboards, and robust workflows. Self-service and mobile app allow easy, anytime access.


Kronos Workforce Ready Features

  • Absence Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Clock
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Overtime Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Timesheets
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Time Off Management
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Deductions Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Management
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Hourly Employee Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Payroll Management
  • Punch card
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking
  • Workstation Tracking

Kronos Workforce Ready Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Promised everything would work with our setups, but only about half was delivered. We've learned to live with it by implementing manual work arounds that put the responsibility employee & the payroll analyst.

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of the reporting functions are great. The general look and feel of the website is great. Time clocks were easy to update when we got new badges and we never have issues with missed punches. The Manage Payroll function works well. It's easy to make changes to most features to get it working how we want it.

Cons: It's difficult to use with shift differential on time off requests. It requires multiple requests off from the employee just to get paid their shift diff correctly. The accruals function is terrible. It doesn't forecast into the future, which is a HUGE issue for employees & management. This doesn't let employees request for time off using future accrued time off. And, it doesn't give them any way to plan for future vacations. The fact that everything hinges on the anniversary date causes a lot of employee confusion. The Current Balance is supposed to account for Scheduled time off, but when the Scheduled time off is after the employee's anniversary date, it doesn't deduct from the Current Balance, so it causes a ton of confusion. Also, the Current Accrued column makes no sense to employees or even me, and I'm technically the 'Kronos expert' at my company. It would be great if you could get rid of Current Accrued & Taken columns since they cause more confusion and questions than anything else. When an employee using a Bulk Hours schedule requests time off in the current pay period, once the manager approves it, it populates their time card with the time off rows, but it doesn't delete the working hours, so suddenly they have 8 hours of work and 8 hours of vacation on the same day. While the support desk personnel are helpful, it can be very inconvenient to wait 1-3 days to get help with an issue or question. It's also hard to stop everything I'm doing when Kronos is ready to help me. I feel like my only choice is to drop everything I'm doing, because this is my chance, and I don't want to put it off another day. I feel like this puts all the convenience on Kronos support and none of the convenience on the customer. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone when I have the problem and I'm working on it. The Kronos update webinars to hear about new features & updates are painful to sit through. The presenter sounds like she's reading a prepared essay for a 7th grade class. I tried attending three webinars, and it was always the same. I feel like I learn nothing with this presentation style because I'm so distracted by the robotic presentation.

Workforce Ready

Jul 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: This is a good program for our purposes, and it is used by accounting and HR. I can't comment for accounting, but HR is making good use of the program.

Pros: After training (and retraining,) I am able to maneuver through the program easily. It's good to be able to adjust the company settings so that some fields are auto filled, such as our benefits guidelines. Reports are easy to customize, although I need more practice because I only run them infrequently. It's good to be able to save reports for ease of running them the next time. Easy to download to excel for further customizing the reports. I have admin access, so I am able to get whatever information I need quickly, without being blocked. I am in the program many times throughout the day. It's easy to manage my own time and requests for time off as well, both for myself and on behalf of others (when they forget!) The benefits feature and ability to get copies of W-2's and other forms both for myself and employees is a good one. The amount of information on each employee is very thorough. There are times we have layoffs, and then recalls, so it is easy to REHIRE the employees, with their previous information already loaded.

Cons: I find it somewhat cumbersome when hiring a new employee, but again, the company settings make it easier. When running reports, I sometimes struggle with finding the right fields to add, especially when it has to do with the accounting features, but I have an excellent "go-to" person in accounting that assists! Again, that is usually due to the infrequency of running those types of reports. When rehiring employees, we found that some of the information was not prefilling, but with some adjustments in the company settings, (after trial by fire) it seems to be working correctly.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 08, 2017

Hi Michele ¿ I love to hear that your HR team is making great use of the product. It is fantastic that you have a go-to person in accounting for pulling reports when you need them, but I wanted to highlight some key resources we have available to help you further with your reporting needs. We have a reporting best practices webinar available to all our customers and we also offer instructor-led classes on reporting. If you are interested I would be happy to share further details and a link to the webinar with you. Please feel free to send me an email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com ¿ I look forward to hearing from you! All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Less than satisfied

May 30, 2017
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We implemented and went live 1/1/2017 with Time and Attendance and Scheduler. The Scheduler had so many features missing on 1/1/17, we had to postpone implementation until the 4/1/17 release date. Every time we ask a functionality question, the answer is "That's a good idea, maybe we can incorporate that in a later release." Not necessarily a good response, when someone is paying you to use software and your question is something you said it could do in the demo. The 3 months worth of credit for our billing I have yet to see applied to our account. And there are the time clocks, well 5 months in and I am working on getting my third one to see if it will work correctly. First one we bought was compatible with barcodes. We purchased barcodes from a Kronos recommended supplier to fine out they were not compatible with the new clocks. When told we should have sent them in to be tested, I had the response "but we bought them where you told us to buy them." Then, we sent our proximity badges in for evaluation to change from a barcode scanner clock to a proximity badge scanner. Almost a month to get the test results that they worked with the clock, another month to get a correct order form to sign, then 3 weeks to ship to us all to find out Kronos ordered us the incorrect time clock reader. So I am almost 3 months into a process that has been a huge waste of my teams time. We use a small portion of this product and will think twice before we ever expand it.

Pros: I like the core of the product line, the Time and Attendance module. It is easy to use and the self service is easy for employees to understand. Our consulting team doing the implementation has been great to work with.

Cons: Customer Service with this product has been huge disappointment. Tech Support has been even worse. And don't plan to get a response on anything unless you contact them with a follow-up.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on June 27, 2017

Hello Susan, Thank you for your candid feedback. I apologize for the experience you have had thus far with the Workforce Ready solution. I have escalated your feedback to the appropriate stakeholders, and I welcome you to contact me directly so that we can speak further about what you would like to see in the product and submit these ideas to our product management team, as well as help resolve the issues you have been experiencing with our time clocks and support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

New Workforce Ready User

Jan 31, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: We have been implementing Workforce Ready since August of 2016. We are doing a phased implementation of all the modules, so the process is still ongoing. Considering that we're still rather new to the system, we are starting to get more comfortable with the product. We've been on many other similar products with competitors and had issues, which caused us to look for other solutions after a few years. This time we really tried to search for a product that we felt would be flexible, allow for modifications, and grow with us, so that we did not have to go through another implementation in another 3 years. Our evaluation process was lengthy, but we are still finding out a few surprises as we've gone through implementation. How things are presented during the sales process, while technically correct, don't necessarily work as we wished them to. The system is very customizable, though. Our implementation team has been great about working through any issues and helping us try and find solutions if there are items we do not like. However, there are some things that we have found that are not able to be changed that were disappointing.

Pros: It's still a work in process but we have found many things that we do like about Workforce Ready: 1. Customization - This system offers you the ability to customize your screens down to the individual level, as well as creating customized screens for other types of users. So if you want your Managers to log in and see a Timekeeping dashboard with graphs, and your Employee to log in and see employee related actions, and your Benefits Administrator to see a Benefits screen, you can set that up as defaults. Then each person can also customize their screens if they like and save them. 2. Reporting - if you need list style reports then this system offers one of the best reporting tools for easily building and customizing reports. Almost every screen is considered a "report" and you can add and delete columns as needed and then save that for later use, or even make it your default screen. Almost every screen is able to be exported in a variety of formats as well. You can also schedule reports to run automatically, as well as have them e-mailed automatically to Managers, etc. on a routine basis. 3. Notifications - This system offers the ability to automatically send e-mail notifications, reports, etc. for disciplinary actions, attendance tracking, reviews and other items. This is very helpful for our Managers and keeps them up to date on their to-do list. 4. Tools - Workforce Ready does have its own learning system, and they also offer many webinars, customer groups, KronosWorks, and customer sites that allow you to connect with one another if you have similar questions or problems. 5. Modules All Accessible from One Log-in - This was important to us as our other systems required us to log-in multiple times if we were trying to get into the Applicant module or Timekeeping. This is all easily found under one log-in. Very easy and timesaving.

Cons: As we go through the implementation process there have been a few surprises and disappointments: 1. Reporting - Yes, this is a Pro as far as customization and easy list reporting, but I do wish they had a more complex reporting tool available as well. If you want to have subtotals, grand totals, averages, grouped reports, add in formulas, etc. it is not easy to do in the reporting tool itself and you may have to export the list report out and finish building out the report in Excel or Word to get it how you really need it to be. 2. No Point-In-Time Reporting - This seems like it would be a given, but as we found out after the fact, we cannot do point in time reports. I feel like this is something we would have asked during our evaluation of the product, but again almost all products offer this now so perhaps we made a wrong assumption. 3. System Needs "Polished" - We knew going in that this product did not look as "user-friendly" as some of the other products. We felt like the flexibility of the system made up for it. However, as we are setting up our onboarding, our applicant site, and reviews we are starting to see the drawbacks in this. If you have users who are not as comfortable on a computer, this lack of "polish" and user-friendliness can make it difficult for them to understand the processes, and how to get through the screens. We also do not have the ability to customize the applicant website as much as we would like to help draw in applicants. 4. General Ledger - We came from another provider who did have a great General Ledger product, and this one was definitely a step back. Also, if your GL is tied in with your jobs you do have to have two separate lists in this system - the GL is not linked with the Jobs list in HR. So if someone changes position we have to update it in two places in order to keep the GL correct. This also comes into play if we add new jobs into the system - we have to update two lists. We also had to separate out our overtime into two pay codes since we have the overtime premium going to a different GL code. In our old system, they could have one pay code separated into two GL codes. We did not discover this until after we went live and so our associates started out seeing it one way on their check, and then another way, so it was very confusing for them. 5. On-site Training- This was contracted out to a partner of Kronos. It was not what we expected at all for the price we paid. You are better off to use the items built into the system or do it yourself. 6. Security - Yes, security is a pro, but some of the security set-ups in this system do make it very difficult and frustrating for our associates and applicants to get into the system on a regular basis which is a con. The system will automatically lock out any associate or applicant that does not log in every 14 days. However, the system tends to lock out every new user as well the first time they try to log-in. This is annoying and can make it difficult for those on off-shifts, as they have to contact us to get unlocked and then try logging in again within 24 hours. In addition, it does require you to enter a code if you're getting in on a new computer. It does have the option to check a box and only enter the code every 30 days, but that only applies to that specific computer and sometimes will not work depending on your cookie setting. Since most of our associates work in the plant, they only get on the system to print out check stubs every other week. They have to enter a code almost every time they log on to our public computers. This code has to be sent to their designated phone number or e-mail and cannot be easily changed to another number or e-mail. So if they forget their phone, or don't have their e-mail password with them, it can really make it difficult to get logged on, leading to frustration for them and a negative outlook on the system.

Recommendations to other buyers: We still have confidence that Workforce Ready is going to work out for us, but it is a work in progress. We've been through this before and have come to expect a bumpy road in any implementation. If you are looking at Workforce Ready, as with any system, just be sure to take the time to carefully evaluate all of the areas that are most important to you. Don't be afraid to ask for multiple demonstrations and ask to follow up questions. Even with all of our careful deliberation, there were still areas that we fell short in doing this. In all honesty, as you are going through the evaluation process and you look at other providers, it can all become jumbled together as to what one offers compared to the other. Make sure if there were things that you did like in the demonstration that you make a note of it, ask for screen shots. Because this system is so customizable on its screens and reports, how one demonstration looks may not be how another sales person presents the product. After implementing, take advantage of the webinars and customer meetings. They are a valuable resource. I am hopeful that in another few months of using the system, that I can come back to this site and update this review with more Pros.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on February 07, 2017

Hello Stacy, Thank you for your thorough feedback, we really appreciate the time you took to outline your experiences both positive and what needs to be improved. We are currently underway in two user experience projects and I think your input would be extremely valuable. Would you have time to speak with us further about your experiences? If so, please email me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com ¿ I look forward to hearing from you. All the best, Holly Bouffard Workforce Ready Community Manager

Big Company Technology - Small Family Feel

Mar 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: As a new user of Kronos - I have been impressed with the value placed on customer service and community support. Workforce Ready is a newer platform and as with all changes, there are a few glitches; however, the tech support and responsiveness makes you feel as though the system issues are minor and worth it. Every single time we call for assistance, the experience is helpful rather than stressful. Product wise - I love the cloud technology and the community features. One of my favorite features is the export option. When first using the product I kept looking for where to "Run Reports" for basic info - when I realized I could manipulate the columns and then just export the data I was looking at I was thrilled. It isn't complicated, doesn't require that I run a bunch of numbers - I just pick what I want to know at that moment & export the file. Then I can easily sort/filter the excel data as needed. I also appreciate the ability to search by multiple details - other platforms require the last name only, but WFR let's me search by multiple features - including the exact name or "starts with". I still have a lot to learn about the system and am anxious for the upgrades and suggestions to be implemented (like the ability to click back/forth between pages as you move through a file without having to go back to the home page); however, I'm pleased with the product and love the relationship - so as long as the focus stays on technological advances, combined with stellar customer service - Kronos will get my vote at the executive table.

Pros: PEOPLE! Software is available and mostly similar - we have a lot of choices in HRIS/Payroll systems, so how you treat your customers is the most important factor in being better. Kronos has this in spades!!

Cons: Benefit plan set up isn't ideal - I need to be able to put in an effective date AND an enrollment date, as they are not the same thing. If my employees don't elect their benefits before the "waiting period" the "New Enrollment" radio button disappears. An employee's waiting period and eligibility dates do not match their election period. I'd like the opportunity to select the different options.

Solid HRIS, but some updates/improvements needed for some features.

Mar 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: Kronos is committed to improving WFR and we already see the improvements made since we went live. There were some bumps at the beginning, but Kronos is a company that listens to their clients and helps in anyway they can. Although, the system is still a work in progress, we are in a much better place then we were before Kronos and are happy to have the system in place.

Pros: 1. All in one product that including ATS, HR, payroll, benefits, ACA and reporting. 2. One system, one number for customer support, one community (great customer portal), one company you are working with. 3. Employee Self Service is great! You can grant as much or as little access as you would like to complete actions, access data, benefit enrollment, etc. 4. Kronos Team willingness to set up the system the way you need to in order to accomplish business needs.

Cons: 1. The system is very particular in the way you set up. Ensure you have a good application consultant that understands what your company needs and how they will set this up in your environment. Also, if you chose to bring WFC into the mix, you are dealing with two systems and not one and there is a whole other level of set up you need to consider. 2. No development site. Everything is conducted in live site. 3. Recruitment and onboarding (checklists in general) need to be more flexible. Kronos is working on this and is on road map. We look forward to some improvements. 4. Training in product and training material needs some more work. There is a noticeable difference in training presentation vs. other products (i.e. WFC learning portal vs. WFR offerings). Also, you really will need someone dedicated to learn and understand WFR, as it is very layered. 5. There is not current API offerings, only flat files every 15 minutes can come out of WFR. Kronos is working on adding this capability in near future.

Kronos Workforce Ready is the best timekeeping system I have ever used

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Not only is the payroll system a well oiled machine, the HR module turned out to be better than we could have hoped for or expect. So much of the manual tasks that either Payroll or HR would perform are now automated. Kronos has really been a blessing and the price for a product of this quality is incomparable to other products on the market (which were thoroughly researched before deciding on Kronos).

Pros: My duties have come down to literally pushing a few buttons to generate a bi-weekly payroll for 200 hospital workers. The reporting functions are endless, in addition to the already prepared reports within the system, it is extremely easy to build your own and have the exact information you want to see on a report. I am able to do the quarterly reports in about 10 minutes (including submission to the various entities). The customer support is phenomenal. If you've ever had tech support that the rep didn't really understand the problem or their job and tried to correct your system only to find it become even worse, you will really appreciate Kronos support. I have yet to be let down, they are very personable, intelligent and an expert in the field to which your question is based. I really can't say enough wonderful things about Kronos functionality and support.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Teresa, We want to thank you for your thoughtful review highlighting the product and our Support team! It¿s so great to hear that Workforce Ready has made your day-to-day duties much easier and less time and labor intensive. Thank you for being our customer, Amy Fafard

Ease of Going Paperless

Mar 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: Kronos Workforce Ready has lead us in the direction we have been wanting to go with reducing the amount of paper we process in HR and Payroll daily and allowed us to have more efficient, instant communication with our employees. We are utilizing the Onboarding process. We allow employees to make demographic changes and view their payroll data, such as pay statements, as a self-service option. We are beginning the benefits enrollment which will automatically add the payroll deductions to payroll. Our payroll processing has been reduced from 3 days to 1 day. Chasing down lost paperwork that was sent through the mail is no longer an issue. We have recently completed the integration with Workforce Central's Timekeeper.

Pros: Kronos has taken us to the next level in service that we were looking for. It is very easy to use for creating your own reports and importing data. We couldn't be more pleased with how they helped us work through our custom profit sharing allocation.

Cons: There are often updates that we are waiting for to continue what we would like to accomplish with the Kronos software. Although it automates several of our paper process and gave us efficiencies, there are now processes that we need to track manually and audit by hand. The third party tax software is more time-consuming than before. We were breaking ground with integrating the Workforce Central Timekeeper with Workforce Ready. We chose Workforce Central over Workforce Ready Time Labor Management due to the complexity of our work force. If you can use one system, I would recommend Workforce Ready.

I cannot recommend Kronos Workforce Ready to anyone

Jul 13, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1.5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can't think of any attribute of the Workforce Ready product that I particularly like. My experience with Kronos is that they produce good time and attendance software, but I personally have not seen any evidence that they have any expertise producing HRIS software.

Cons: The Kronos Workforce Ready product reminds me of an old fashioned data processing program from 20 years ago. It is not at all user friendly or intuitive. I have used it daily for one year and still am frequently puzzled by the way it is organized (or disorganized). I spend significant time searching for the information I want. Incredibly, the turnover calculation function has not worked correctly for the two years my company has owned the Workforce Ready product. Kronos has known all this time that their turnover function is flawed, but I don't think it is corrected yet; it doesn't appear to be fixed to me. Producing reports from Workforce Ready is cumbersome. The user must pick the data elements for the report from very long lists of fields that truly appear to me to be in no logical order whatsoever. I know that sounds hard to believe, but if there is some logic to the lists of fields, I have yet to understand it. The training information provided by Kronos to teach the user to use Workforce Ready is mostly written documents rather than videos. I personally find videos easier to understand, but Kronos offers only a handful of them. There are many topics I would like to learn about that are not covered at all in any of Kronos' training materials.

Recommendations to other buyers: I cannot recommend Kronos Workforce Ready. It is too expensive. It is very old fashioned. It is not user friendly. It is hard to learn to use. It is a very minimal system.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 12, 2016

Thank you for your review ¿ I understand you have connected with your sales representative and we are actively working to resolve the issues that you shared with us. While we were disappointed to read about your experience we appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to resolving your issues. All the best, Holly Bouffard Workforce Ready Community Manager

Most Comprehensive System on the Market

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: My organization started with WFR's HR and TML. Employees, managers and administrators were impressed with the ease of use, the robust amount of information at their finger tips and the reporting capabilities. After a year and a half of using HR and TML, my organization decided to transfer our payroll to WFR as well. Having HR, Time and Labor and Payroll integrated with each other has allowed my HR team to evolve from and administrative department to a strategic business partner.

Pros: I love that employees and managers have virtual personnel files at their fingertips. Through Employee Self Service, employees can access and change their address, beneficiaries, payroll information, enroll online for benefits, request time off and maintain their schedules. Managers can access employment history, process compensation changes, approve timesheets and upload and review current and previous performance reviews. Instead of tracking down information, entering payroll changes and being the timesheet monitor, my team and I can use our knowledge and skills to make our employees and organization better.

Cons: The reporting functions in WFR are robust but each organization has specific reports required by leadership. Enhancing the reporting function for easier report customization would be my only critique.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do not hesitate, choose Kronos. It will make your professional life so much better!

Implementation for small government utility

Mar 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: Kronos is a great product, but it is a very complex system that requires experienced module leads for the build out and implementation of the product. We wasted four months with inexperienced module leads and had to start all over again from scratch. Once we had experienced module leads we made a lot of progress, but those leads still had very little time for us because they were assigned too many customers. We implemented HR, Timesheets and Payroll, which is a pretty complex implementation. If we had only implemented one of the modules, it would not have been as difficult.

Pros: Kronos has a number of features that work well for our business. We use a lot of work orders for our plant and we were able to import work orders each day and create a search for employees to find them in their timesheets. The integrated system works well once it is set up properly. We have eliminated a number of manual processes with this system. Reporting is very easy to use and our end users are very happy with their ability to create reports.

Cons: The biggest issue with Kronos is the virtual implementation and lack of time that the Kronos implementation team has for each customer. Kronos module leads have too many customers to support, so you only have a few hours of their time each week for the build out. If you have any complexity with your timesheets and payroll, you will need to have experienced module leads. Our implementation took twice as long as planned because we started with inexperienced leads.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on April 20, 2017

Hello Paulette, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Workforce Ready. While we are always happy to hear what customers enjoy about the product, we are deeply invested in learning what we can improve. Your feedback on implementation is truly helpful and we are sorry that the process did not go as expected. I thought you would like to know that based on customer feedback we have recently restructured our onboarding process for new customers and have put a strong focus on improving internal training for the implementation team. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Highly configurable immature Human Capital Management system with poor customer support due to hyper growth

Mar 07, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall the experience has been awful. I came on board after a very bad implementation. The support, training, and responsiveness have been so poor that for the first time in my life, I received a poor annual review. Everything to the way the product was sold (no, you don't need and HRIS person), to sucktastic implementation team, to thousands of settings and a counter-intuitive interface. We can't get rid of Kronos WFR because senior management doesn't choose to believe it's the fault of horrible implementation and support, so we are moving toward the next best thing, move from a direct client to a service that configure the system and runs the back end of payroll.

Pros: Highly configurable. If we had support and all parts of the configuration reviewed with a fine-tooth comb, it may be possible to even like the system. The ability to have a "living W2" and "living pay statement" is pretty awesome, as are many other features. Too back Kronos does care enough to spend the time to make sure their customers are as success as they are.

Cons: See "Your Review" above. Poor support is the primary problem. Many open tickets for weeks on end. Horrible implementation. We use almost every module...maybe that was the problem. Maybe only time and labor and payroll are truly out of beta.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on April 20, 2017

Hello Michael, I appreciate your candid review, and I apologize for your experience. We understand that our support call time has been a cause for concern, and to improve this we have added additional resources to our support organization as well as revamping our own internal training. You should expect to see faster call times enabling you to obtain a faster resolution to your questions and issues. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Kronos Workforce Ready is improving

Jul 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is the first cloud system we are using. After having Oracle E Business Suite for more than 10 years, I like the simplicity of Workforce Ready. We hope that the new upgrade coming in August will be a great improvement and reduce our Cons.

Pros: Easy to use. Easy to create reports. Works well in most areas. No need to have pre-printed checks.

Cons: Does not keep the history of changes. Does not have a TEST feature. No retro pay calculation. The change in pay rate in the middle of a pay period applies to the whole period, for exempt and non-exempt employees. Does not re-calculate regular rate of pay to add the additional overtime premium when nondiscretionary bonus is paid for current or past pay periods.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 08, 2017

Hi Rodica ¿ Thank you for your review, I am glad that you are enjoying the simplicity of the system. I wanted to let you know that retro-pay functionality was delivered this month. To learn more about the functionality you can access the release notes right from your Workforce Ready solution by navigating to Our Company > Service Provider Documents > Download Documents. If you have any further questions on this functionality, please feel free to send me an email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Easy to use system that reports easily.

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Continue to improve the system and we will be long term customers!

Pros: The use of the system and reporting functionality are pretty easy to learn. Benefits setup is really nice and I am eager to see how ACA works for 2017. Our implementation specialists have been pretty good and attentive. I like how you get the same support specialists repeatedly as they begin to understand your company and can relate to ongoing issues you have.

Cons: The wait time on some cases is not always the greatest. I wish there was more functionality with the custom columns with reporting and also creating one line reports for payroll purposes. Some features are not as diverse as we expected such as the HR action items, no option to print if you use electronic option.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on November 20, 2017

Hello Jessica, Thank you for taking time to review Workforce Ready. We are happy to hear that you are finding the product easy to use and are looking forward to understanding its additional capabilities. It is also great to hear that you are benefiting from a group of support specialists. For the wait times, we have added additional capacity to our support team to help decrease wait times. In addition, there is a new self-paced training course available within Workforce Ready MyLearning for reporting. To access it log into Workforce Ready and navigate to My Account > My Learning > Manager and within the Manager section will be the training ¿working with reports¿ Please feel free to contact me if there is anything additional I can assist you with ¿ amy.fafard@kronos.com. Thank you again, Amy Fafard

New and Refreshing

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Kronos is a tool that our Company is learning as we go, and it is much more we have to learn. But the over all learning process is great ! Once you get it, there is more that will tie into the one thing that you learned about that day. You have to explore and get into the process and you will see that Kronos has a lot to offer. When our company first signed on with kronos we were just using the timekeeping module and later we signed on to use the payroll module, and Wow that opened up a lot of what Kronos can accomplish, We are a company with a lot of different issues that a normal company would not have. But Kronos was able to accommodate us with our needs. They have a great support team (The Application Consultant) (Technical Support team).

Pros: I like the way this product ties in and gives you what you need. You can create any kind of report.

Cons: I am a little disappointed in the timely status of customer service getting back to you when you call or put a ticket in through the kronos community. Sometimes you need to know something at a moments notice and we don't have the option to get that answer right away. I think there should be different levels of customer service techs.

Timekeeping is easy - reporting is more difficult

Aug 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Employee record maintenance is quite simple as is timekeeping and timesheet management. Vacation tracking is also very simple to use.

Cons: Reporting is too complicated. Extracting data that Kronos is collecting should be more user friendly. I also wish that there were more HR functions available. For example, I formerly worked for a large corporation who used Luas & Clark. Not only did it keep time, but it allowed us to keep employee records (coaching/counselling etc.) besides just attendance in one place that was accessible to those who needed access.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 08, 2017

Hi Wendy ¿ I am happy to hear that you are benefiting from the ease of use of the system. I am sorry to hear that reporting is not as easy to use as our timesheets and accruals tracking. I wanted to let you know that we did a reporting webinar a few months ago that could help ¿ please reach out to me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I would be glad to share the link with you. Also, we have a set of instructor-led classes on reporting that can help. In addition, I wanted to let you know that we do have the functionality available to store employee records within our HR module. If you would like to learn more about our HR features, please let me know, and I would be happy to share those details. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Usable yet challenging

Aug 04, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: We're able to upload and disseminate important information to our entire workforce from one platform is a huge plus!

Cons: The functionality of generating reports is difficult and the fact that we can't have documents that are able to be filled using Kronos is a downside.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 08, 2017

Hi Rhonda ¿ Thank you for your review! One of our key goals with Workforce Ready is to provide our customers with a single platform for their entire workforce, and I am so glad to hear that you are directly benefiting from this! While it is always nice to hear what customers enjoy about the system it is also just as important to hear what isn¿t working. Thank you for sharing your feedback on reporting. I wanted to share with you two ways that will help you in generating reports. First, we conducted a Best Practices series webinar on reporting a few months ago which is available to all of our customers. Secondly, we do have instructor-led classes on reporting. If you are interested, please feel free to send me an email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I would be happy to share further details with you! All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Controller

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Kronos Workforce Ready is an excellent product for us and a definite upgrade over the Workforce Central version we were on. Every software has its shortcomings, but they have been few and far between with WFR. The last KronosWorks conference had plenty of WFR ready classes and a considerable number of users to interact with.

Pros: Customer service has been a strong suit for Kronos regardless of which product you are on. Reporting functionality in WFR is by far the best change from WFC, but also better than any other software we use throughout our company. Since WFR is on the cloud, the continual upgrades are done for us, saving us time and money.

Cons: Implementation left a lot to be desired.

Recommendations to other buyers: Allow yourself plenty of time for the implementation and be overly thorough confirming everything works the way you need it and any data transferred is correct. Don't hesitate to get moved to Global Support near the end because they were able to take care of most of our remaining issues from the implementation. The final product is worth the pains to get there.

Kronos workforce ready

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: The support overall is good but it takes too long to get to the people with knowledge. I wish the ticket process were streamlined to send the more technical and difficult tickets directly to the next level.

Pros: Flexibility in implementing modules. I like that it is not a buy one get all. You can use the feature as you want and turn on others later on as well as purchase other pieces as add ons.

Cons: The performance review module is week and not tied to goals. The compensation module is very disorganized and creates too many lines of data for each single transaction causing a lot of manual clean up on a regular basis. The applicant module is not flexible enough.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2017

Hi Elisa, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on Workforce Ready. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the flexibility of the solution. I also appreciate your candid feedback on what you would like to see improved. I wanted to let you know that the ability is tie goals to the annual review will be available in our October release. I would also be happy to coordinate a call with our HR product management to chat further about your pain points with both recruitment and our Compensation module and discuss what we have on the horizon in terms of usability improvements for both features. Feel free to send me an email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I would be happy to coordinate a time for all of us to connect. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Workforce Ready Review

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use; cloud based program - data is available from any log on; multiple reports available to use for various needs.

Cons: Multi-factor authentication for those customers who only use the timekeeping software has really limited our employees from using the software. We dont keep private information in our records for Kronos and if the employer could "opt" to use the multi-factor authentication that would increase our employee's usage and ability to take care of their own needs. Instead, payroll is having to take of their needs because they have difficulty logging in.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on November 20, 2017

Hello Kelly, It is great to hear that you are taking advantage of Workforce Ready being in the cloud! As far as multi-factor authentication is concerned, I will certainly pass this along to the product team. Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if you would like to discuss it further. Thank you for the review, Amy Fafard

Great Software with wonderful Customer Service

Sep 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall great product. It is user friendly and they have a great support team. The only thing I wish they offered was additional onsite training past the initial setup.

Pros: If any issues arise, they have a wonderful Customer Service team to help. They are knowledgeable and are quick to respond.

Cons: After the initial setup and training, any additional training is offered only online. I took over the HR position about 6 months after implementation so I had to figure a lot on my own since the previous HR person was not available to train.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Carla, Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you find the product easy to use and are very grateful for your kind words about our Support team. Regarding training, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com ¿ we offer some one-on-one online training options that might be a good fit for your needs (on-site training is also available through our partners), and we can discuss what works best for you. Thanks, Amy Fafard

With Increased Functionality, This Product Has Potential

Aug 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There's potential, here, but Kronos WFR leaves a lot to be desired. The Cloud storage is ideal as it's portable and viewable anywhere. However, the headaches and frustrations that my team encounters (and employees utilizing the employee-self-service feature), outweigh the positives.

Pros: Cloud-based system, great Kronos support/community, employee self-service, ease of submitting a tech issue case.

Cons: - Seems everything I need WFR to do requires a "request for enhancement" - The things I need, that are unable to be accommodated, are very basic: file uploads being able to be sorted by ABC instead of date, running a report that has all Open Enrollment data that I need in one query (requiring manual review/combination of two separate reports), trend analysis, workflows allowing attachments (to digitize accounting functionality / check requests, etc.).

WFR Review

Mar 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall we have been happy moving from Workforce Central to Workforce Ready

Pros: Easy to use for admin as well as employees. Self service is very easy to implement Allows employees to review pay statements and print, W2's, review time sheets, request time off, and review their profile Security functions for data access has a variety to set up multiples levels for managers to view employees. Reporting is great, easy to use and create your own reports Ability to have HR, Payroll, T&A, Leave, Benefits, Recruitment and more hosted by Kronos in the cloud No more legislative updates, version updates or consulting fees to do updates. All updates are done for you. Once you understand the configurations of policies it is easy to make adjustments. Tech support is always helpful to make any changes.

Cons: Some features still need development for attendance and leave especially. Functional and can use effectively but could use improvement.

Good product

May 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Web based so I can access anywhere/anytime, user friendly, good report options, strong security, better payroll functioning capabilities than our previous system.

Cons: Repeat logins, requiring some info to perform certain functions but it's not required when setting up an employee, double entry on different screens, does not give a warning that an employee is not going to get a check when performing payroll, turns off benefit automatically without warning when an employee's hours drop below a certain point.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on June 01, 2017

Hello Gretta, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy a lot of the Workforce Ready functionality! I wanted to let you know that there is a way to prevent session timeouts from happening at regular intervals. In the Workforce Ready solution, navigate to Company Settings then click on Profile/Polices and then click on Security - this will enable you to edit your security profile. Once in your profile, under ¿Timeout Settings¿ you can modify the ¿Max Inactive Time¿ to the desired time. If you have any questions on this, or would like assistance with any other issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Kronos Review

Apr 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Overall, Kronos is a software that allows for many different functions. My organization generates almost all of our HR reports from the information contained within the software and we also use it for timekeeping and payroll.

Cons: From my perspective, the biggest con I have with Kronos is that the system is not very easy to navigate and it needs to be modernized to stay up with the times as far as providing a welcoming experience for users.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on April 20, 2017

Hello Michael, Thank you for your feedback - we are always interested in hearing from our customers how we can improve our solutions. One of the biggest focus areas for Workforce Ready in 2017 is improving the user experience, so you should expect to see positive changes in the ease of use throughout the year and beyond. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Not a system for a dynamic company with multipul time keepers

Jun 02, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The project roll out was rough and left us needing to open countless cases with customer support to resolve the issues. This also caused more problems, however, because customer support seemed new to the system as well and often didn't know how to resolve issues. Or, if they did resolve it, their changes in the system created new problems. We continue to struggle with the system to this day and have essentially given up the hope it will ever work the way we need it to. We are back to tracking accruals and absences in spreadsheets outside of the system as we can't trust the data in Kronos

Pros: The sales pitch was great in that you can have accruals, absence management, time off request, etc for one price whereas with WFC we had to pay a large amount for each add on

Cons: This system is designed to work in a "perfect world" situation and fails with the intricacy's and shortcomings of manufacturing and multiple time keepers with varying amounts of discipline when it comes to time card management.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on June 30, 2017

Hello Jessica, Thank you for your candid review. I am very sorry to hear of the trials and tribulations you have had with Workforce Ready. Our goal is to make sure our customers are using the solution to its fullest and I want to ensure we provide you with the right tools to do so. I have sent your review details to our head of services for Workforce Ready and I encourage you to reach out to me directly at holly.bouffard@kronos.com or 978.947.5173 so we can further discuss your pain-points. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Best decision I made for improving our Human Resource Department

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I love that every Human Resource function from interviewing to retirement can be done in one system. Every corporate document is within the system. The ease in which it allows us to perform Open Enrollment. The ACA reporting module is amazing. The best payroll system I have ever used. The implementation team does and excellent job training and setting up each module so that it functions exactly how you need it to.

Pros: I love how easy the payroll is processed. The ability to have all our time entries flow into payroll without issues is such a huge time saver. The continuous improvements and enhancements that Workforce Ready makes.

Cons: I least like the BSI module that is used for tax reporting. It is very difficult to use. It is a clunky system and does not make sense when trying maneuver through the software.

The implementation has taken a little longer than expected but so far the result has been outstanding.

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: We are really pleased at this time!

Pros: It is helping us go paperless, look more professional, easy to find information, really helps me analyze employees pay, and all benefits in one system.

Cons: It would have been great if we could have imported more date and "rules" from WFC. There are a few items that can be improved on and our team has passed them along.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on February 28, 2018

Hello Tom, Thanks for taking the time to review Workforce Ready. We are pleased to hear about the ease of use, and paperless improvements the product has allowed. Also, thank you for your honest feedback regarding implementation and your suggested improvements. Our team is continually working to on this process, and your thoughts are valued. Feel free to reach out to me at Jessica.bilafer@kronos.com with any additional feedback! Thanks again, Jesse

Good Product

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Overall the program is very good but there is still room for improvement

Pros: document storage, web based, customer support, custom forms, tracking and reports, timekeeping rules are flexible and easily set, announcement feature

Cons: checklists and workflows are too complicated, security settings for users require staff to have access to cellphone or email, no way for employees to sign incidents, mobile app needs improving for manager use

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2015

Hi Marie Thanks for the review! We¿re happy to hear that you are overall happy with Workforce Ready and it is meeting many of your needs. It¿s especially great to hear that you¿ve had a good experience with our Customer Support team! Regarding workflows and mobile app, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com to see what we can do to help. Thanks Amy

KRONOS Workforce Ready

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We implemented KRONOS Workforce Ready in 2015. We have purchased the Payroll, HR, Time and Labor, and ACA package. Our employees are now able to see their vacation and personal time in one place without having to contact HR or Payroll. The system allows transparency for the employees and the managers. They can view their pay statements, their time off, and their benefits all in one place. The mobile application for KRONOS Workforce Ready is very user friendly. Employees can see their pay statements when they are home and they can request off right from their mobile phone. The ease of use is wonderful. Our employees feel more engaged due to the software and so do our managers.

Pros: The mobile application is very user friendly.

Cons: The product is more difficult to use when it comes to transfers of employees between EIN's. There is more manual work involved than we would like for this process.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure before implementation that you have your team fully involved from HR, Payroll and Accounting. They should all be on the same page.

Payroll / Human Resources

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: Over all I like this.

Pros: What I really like about this software is that it is easy to use and understand. I have to take direction from my Manager but for the most part this is a useful program.

Cons: What I don't like about this software is that the regular user has to always stop and ask the Manger for permission to access something in the software. There's always a secret password or number.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on December 11, 2017

Hi Thanks for the review of Workforce Ready! We are happy to hear that you are finding the product so easy to use and that it was intuitive with limited direction. Please reach out to me if you would like to talk about the use of passwords in the system to see if I can be of assistance. Thanks again, Amy Fafard ¿ amy.fafard@kronos.com

Workforce Ready, great product

Apr 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall I am really glad we switched over to WFR from WFC, it has made my job much easier as well as allowing new functionality that was not there before. Not having to wait on our internal Database Manager to update patches is nice, Kronos takes care of all that now. We have been on WFR a little over a year now and have been very happy with the product.

Pros: The reporting is much improved over Workforce Central with so much flexibility to customize reports. Love the ability to customize views for end users and the overall functionality to customize the program the way we need to use Kronos for our business without needing a lot of additional programming costs.

Cons: Response times are a bit slower than on Workforce Central but nothing that has caused business interruptions. There are some fields that are not options in some reports that I wish were there but we have found workarounds.

Would Never Recommend

Nov 02, 2016
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: When it works it works.

Cons: Spending more time and money fixing issues than desired.

Overall: As an IT person the hardware provided by Kronos is always having issues. I have seen this company do more things wrong than right especially from a Customer Service perspective. From 2013 to 2016 they sent out defective parts and expect some people to pay for their replacement services. I would literally go with anyone but Kronos from my personal experiences.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on December 09, 2016

Hello Jared, Thank you for your feedback. We strive to improve our solutions and processes so your feedback is most appreciated in helping us in this effort. I hope you would be open to discuss your pain points with me in further detail so I can ensure they are escalated to the appropriate stakeholders. I can be reached via email at holly.bouffard@kronos.com. All the best, Holly Bouffard

I would like to see improvements but overall good system

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Having a real HRIS system is a plus. We are not fully utilizing the system due to poor implementation team but we see potential.

Cons: Customer Service needs improvement. Not available when needed. Sometimes don't get calls back at all.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on May 04, 2017

Hello Holly, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it, and we¿re sorry your experience was not as positive as it should be. I thought you would like to know that we have increased the number of support staff and are continually improving our internal training to better serve our customers. If you have any additional concerns, please feel free to connect with me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com ¿ I would be happy to help. Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Workforce Ready Review

Aug 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Overall a great system

Pros: Kronos is a solid powerful system. All applications in one including recruitment, payroll, performance reviews, time management. Single employee record sharing across applications.

Cons: Difficult learning the system and finding help. It would be nice to help (definition) on the specific field instead of trying to find it. Performance reviews and workflows are difficult to use

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you find Workforce Ready a great system! Regarding performance reviews and workflows, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so that we can help with your questions. Thank you once again ¿ we appreciate your time and business, Amy

Good for busy office with remote staff

Sep 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: We appreciate the web based option for Kronos to allow our remote workforce to access timecards, time off requests, and pay stubs from their locations.

Cons: The password authentication is difficult for some staff to remember. If they haven't logged in recently having to remember passwords is a challenge for those who don't often use technology.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hello Abby Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready! It is great to know that your remote employees can access their information easily from any device and that you are finding this functionality useful. And thank you for your feedback on passwords, I can see how this can get a little tricky if you don¿t access the application frequently. Sincerely, Amy Fafard

I love Kronos Workforce Ready it makes time keeping and payroll so much easier to do!

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I had a great Implementation Person that made this huge transition for our company so much easier; without him I would have been lost! He took the time and really walked me through everything to make sure I understood the product completely.

Pros: Kronos Workforce Ready is easy to learn and navigate which makes it easier for me to teach coworkers how to use it! I also really love the Technical Support team they are always quick to get back to me whatever the issue at hand may be.

Cons: I love Kronos Workforce Ready it makes my job so much easier to use however, it is very expensive and I wish they charged per employee not by a rounded number.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 01, 2017

Hi Jennifer, We¿re thrilled to hear that you had a great implementation and that you¿ve found the Professional Services and Support teams helpful in making the transition to Workforce Ready! Thanks for your business, Amy Fafard

Work in Progress with Potiental

Feb 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: We had an unusually long set up/transition to Kronos that has been delightful as well as challenging. Having been live for just over a year, we are still finding new and exciting ways that Workforce Ready is positively benefiting our company. Thanks!

Pros: Kronos workforce Ready is so much more advanced than our previous dinosaur system. The possibilities for improvement in functionality are very positive. A majority of the support team are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with.

Cons: There are still many common sense glitches to be corrected/updated. While I do like the Kronos community, certain problems with functionality should be directly prioritized without the recommended submission for review in the community. Ex. the ability for a life insurance beneficiary to be updated at any time.

End user and hr recruiter

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kronos system have many attributes that I believe is helpful one that comes to mind is the fact that it¿s easy for all users.

Cons: Using the system as a ATS - I found that setting up work flows was highly difficult and the webinar was hard to follow (different user at different level so stop and start and answering questions during the presentation made it hard to follow).

Vendor Response

by Kronos on November 20, 2017

Thank you for the review Tamala! We appreciate that you and your company are finding Workforce Ready easy to use. I am sorry to hear that you are having some issues with ATS. Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if I can be of assistance with this. Thanks, Amy Fafard

Time off requests are a royal PITA.

Jul 13, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: They need to hire a decent UI person to revamp the customer experience.

Pros: It opens on windows. It's capable of double verification using Okta. Not much else I really like about it.

Cons: Scheduling a vacation is so much more complicated than any system I have EVER used. They must have had a moron working on and approving the user interface. It fails to show when and where you have vacation time without some cryptic lookup. Then you end up double booking a vacation because it does not show it. Absolute royal pain to have to use this software. Such a time waster. The logging of daily hours is not much better.

Solid payroll, HR, and TLM package with great reporting features

Mar 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Kronos Workforce Ready is a truly customizable product, with very robust, customizable reporting tools and good payroll optimization. For mid-sized enterprises it is a solid, cloud-based all-in-one option. ACA reporting tool is great. Flexibility of tools is something we hope our managers and employees will grow into as they become accustomed to non-paper-based payroll.

Cons: Recruitment module and payroll module have weird glitches with tax, unemployment and workers' comp settings that make automation a little hit or miss with the forms; cost center editing is complicated. Global Support folks are very nice, but the depth of bench can vary, so if you find someone you like working with, try to stick with them as much as possible. Basic scheduling (without Scheduler module) is not useful.

Recommendations to other buyers: Know what you want in advance, and really do a detailed discovery process in terms of the reports you want, the format for your display(s), and how you want your different levels of users to be involved in the ultimate implementation. Because nothing about the product is turn-key, you want to really build it out in advance, because rebuilding post-implementation can be painful. You do need to know what you want because if you build it wrong it becomes hard to re-do.

Easy when basic

Aug 29, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: I would recommend that system building and training not be done as one process. But as 2 separate processing.

Pros: I like the basic time tracking the timesheet is easy to read I like the basic attendance tracking on the personnel panel

Cons: nothing we have is basic After the fact we know we needed more help setting are system so that all our different time & attendance setups would work better together

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Mary Thanks for taking the time to review Workforce Ready. It is nice to know that you are finding time tracking and attendance easy to use. If you need any additional help with your setup, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com and we can look into that! Thank you, Amy Fafard

Best HRIS software for a small HR Dept

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything I need is in one software: recruiting, onboarding, benefits, payroll, performance reviews and offboarding. The employee and manager self-service components are the main reason we switched software and there are no regrets after two years of using Workforce Ready.

Cons: If you are a small HR department, the set-up time might be longer than expected because you have to balance implementation with getting your regular job done.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hello Kristine, Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that Workforce Ready is working so well for you and wish you continued success with your business! Thanks again, Amy Fafard

Kronos Workforce Review

Aug 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like all the options you have with workforce ready. I have used a different platform of Kronos and it wasn't as user friendly. I like the reporting capability as well.

Cons: I wish the training material was more updated. I find it a bit hard to find exactly what I am looking for. I also wish we were notified when updates happened and what exactly it effected.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready and I am glad to hear that you are finding the reports and the software easy to use! Regarding training and release notes, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so I can make sure that you are on our mailing list and receiving invitations to our quarterly release webinars and Best Practices training webinars. Those should cover a lot of the topics that you would like to know more about! Thanks, Amy Fafard

Software is solid. Kronos Support is solid. Implementation team is terrible.

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: To have a solid product every aspect needs to be seamless in my opinion. If we were to go back to the drawing board on choosing a time keeping system and I knew what I know now we would go with someone else.

Pros: Once it is up and running Kronos Support is great and very helpful. General system/software is easy to use and has a lot of very useful features. Day to day it does not have much upkeep once it is up and running. The overall software itself is able to be tailored to our needs to an extent.

Cons: Implementation team was terrible. Kronos outsources to a third party. Communication was horrible, very little explanation behind what goes into setting up the system. Our system is now filled with a ton of mess ups that were not able to be deleted due to miscommunication or simply not understanding what the other was saying. It was a horrible experience. For that reason I would urge people to look into a different product.

Good but not great

Oct 04, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall Kronos is a good HRIS solution. I would recommend that your implementation team spend more time on educated users rather then blasting through the set up process with little or no explanation of what they are doing and why.

Pros: Kronos is very user friendly; easy for employees with little or no computer knowledge to navigate. My favorite feature is the reporting tools, running reports is easy and there are a variety of reports that can be pulled.

Cons: The system still has limited capabilities and some features seem to be a work in process. Our biggest complaint has been our lack of a contact from Kronos since we completed our implementation. We would like to use Scheduler and the new recruiting program but we are unable to get a dedicated team member to assist us.

A well rounded product that is always improving

Aug 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software offers many modules that cover all areas of payroll and human resources. It also is easy to train staff how to use it.

Cons: Some reports and set up areas can be difficult to navigate. It can also be difficult to find information or training on how to set up certain things.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Kelli, Thank you so much for providing your feedback! It is great to hear that Workforce Ready is helping you with payroll and human resources efforts. Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if you would like assistance with training ¿ we have a number of webinars and other resources that you might find useful! Thanks, Amy Fafard

Kronos WorkForce Ready

Aug 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software is powerful and customizable. I like the timesheets, recruitment and hr piece of the software.

Cons: Some features could use improvements such as performance reviews and workflows. I also feel like your documentation could use some work. I tend not to find the documentation useful.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2017

Hi Heather, Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready - it¿s great to hear that you are finding the HR features useful! I will make sure to pass along your suggestions regarding documentation to the Product team, this is very valuable feedback. In the meantime, the Kronos Community can also be an additional source for documentation. Thanks Amy Fafard

Overall the experience has been positive but there are somethings with Kronos that seem in consistent and difficult to grasp

Jul 03, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Generally Kronos is better than our last system and more useful to us for reporting and tracking information.

Pros: Generally, entering information is easy and reporting is better than other systems we have used. The detail of information is also helpful for many reports and useful for planning.

Cons: Inconsistency with how some things are entered compared to others. Date issue with pay dates. You can't enter things when they are effective without considering when the pay date is because it seems Kronos can't distinguish from the end of a pay period and a pay date for that period.

Experience with WFR

Aug 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The feature I appreciate the most is the ability to request time-off via the timeclock which has streamlined the process for us in addition to eliminating unnecessary paperwork.

Cons: Reporting capabilities I find very cumbersome. The timesheet view is also very busy and I actually miss timekeeper central in that respect.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Mayra, It is great to hear that you were able to streamline processes and make work a little easier with Workforce Ready! If you would like some assistance with reporting, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com and we will do what we can to help. Thanks for the review, Amy Fafard

Great product

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would highly recommend the product, payroll and scheduling have become a breeze since implementing.

Pros: Very user friendly, robust, and works great for having several offices across the country being on one system.

Cons: Sometimes service requests take extra long to get back when it's a complicated issue. FMLA tracking is quite expensive.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2017

Hi Jesse, Thank you for the great review ¿ we¿re so happy to hear that you are satisfied with Workforce Ready! Service response times are something we track very closely and are always striving to improve, so hopefully you will be seeing some positive change. Thanks again for your feedback, Amy Fafard

Took a long time to set up and learn new system

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Should get more input from users when doing upgrades. Kronos seems to miss the little things that could make the product better.

Pros: It has many items that are very useful. Notes, reports, etc. some of it is user friendly for people who are not computer smart. Has much info that you can keep track of.

Cons: Too much goes on behind the scenes that affects end results. Front end users can't see these things and it causes many problems. Needed lots of set up to get what we wanted when we started using the upgrade. Too much turnover of Kronos employees when doing set ups.

A whole new world

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We recently transitioned from a finance-based database to Kronos for the timekeeping and HR reporting features. As a multi-EIN company, we needed all of our data under one "roof", and Kronos WFR has provided just that. We quickly realized the benefits of this robust system and decided to not only adopt TLM and HR, but Recruiting, Benefits, Payroll, Compensation, Accruals, and some of the Marketplace add-on features. This software will enable us to streamline processes and share a single platform across dozens of locations in different states.

Pros: Customization, Reporting, Employee Self-Service, time saving, process streamlining.

Cons: Some challenges with integrating with external payroll platform (Great Plains). Resolved by purchasing the WFR Payroll module, which proved much more flexible and time saving for our payroll department.

Easy to use. Difficult to configure.

Aug 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We have to give users little instruction to use it. They have no problems. The administration is easy for the administrative users.

Cons: Some of the technical configuration is difficult. It is hard to achieve some of our requirements through the existing configuration. As a result, we have to built custom applications in our HR systems to accommodate this.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2017

Hi Marty, Thank you for your review, it is always great to hear that our users are finding the system intuitive! Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like to further discuss some of the issues you are having ¿ I can be reached at amy.fafard@kronos.com. The Ideas section of the Kronos Community is also a great place to share suggestions for future functionality and improvements! Thanks again, Amy Fafard

Kronos has been a good change for our company.

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall we are happy with our choice.

Pros: We like that it is a complete solution software, you do not have to have different vendors to complete tasks.

Cons: We were disappointed with the performance management and compensation modules. It can not conform or be customized to our way of business. Would like to see more reporting capabilities. Sometimes the turn around time on open cases is slow.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2017

Eileen, It is great to hear that Kronos has been beneficial for your company and that you are happy with your choice! We are constantly updating the Performance Management and Compensation modules, and we would welcome your feedback on how to make them more suitable for your needs ¿ please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so we can discuss further. Thanks for the review, Amy Fafard

Kronos has simplified my day to day work, reduced the time required and reduced reporting errors from day one.

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I really like Kronos, I would say it is my favorite operating system I have used so far.

Pros: The all in one aspect of Kronos is my favorite thing, it's all in one package. Having the ability to generate endless reports is so very helpful.

Cons: I wish that when running reports you didn't have to expand the search query almost every time. The max may run from 50 to 200 but the original return shows the minimum, say from 10 to 20. I end up expanding almost every report I run. I would like it if they just opened with the max. I think it would save time.

Great Product, Still waiting for some enhancements

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We switched from Workforce Central to Workforce Ready a few years ago. Mainly because we wanted our employees to use there Mobile devices for Employee Self Service with schedules and verification of times. Moving our time keeping to the cloud made sense so that we internally did not have to focus a lot of attention on hosting and securing the Kronos platform with Employees trying to connect from the outside. Overall, Workforce Ready is a great product, but still does not have all the functionality of Workforce Central. However, I know they are working on getting there.

Pros: Cloud based, Ease of Use

Cons: Does not have all the functionality of Workforce Central

Creating reports can be difficult

Sep 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that reports are automatically saved and are easy to navigate to rerun. I also like the multiple download options to excel or pdf.

Cons: Creating reports and modifying existing setups can be difficult. It would be helpful to have better training or How to details within the system. Also, we have experienced issues with retro updates. If we make a change to a setup, ie change Holiday to count towards overtime, we would expect this change to only impact future payrolls however if we open a previously closed period to modify notes or correct a punch details then the new rule will override previous rules and the timesheet will recalculate. I would love to have a test environment.

best value, easy to use platform

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: implementation was structured, felt comfortable going "live", any tweaks needed after go live are easily and promptly handled by support.

Pros: reporting capabilities, payroll functionality, easy to use time clocks, communication from support if latency or issues arrise, Kronos Community is easy to use and most often I find the answers to my questions there without having to create a case.

Cons: some limitations in FTE reporting, added leave reporting and ACA module after inital purchase--smaller modules seem not as supported or functional.

Great Service, Great Product!

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I would highly recommend this product. There are a lot of HR systems to choose from but this is one of the easiest I have used. Everyone I have interacted with at Kronos has been very helpful and very friendly! I love the consolidation of information in this program. Everything that you need to know about an employee is in one spot. This was quite the change for our company - we used to have information in various places. Now, by logging into Kronos, I can easily find everything I need. I also enjoy the easy-to-use and easy-to-understand HELP feature.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on February 28, 2018

Hello Nathan, Thank you for taking the time to review Workforce Ready. We are glad to hear your positive thoughts on the user experience, and that the help feature has been effective. If you have any additional thoughts feel free to reach out to me at Jessica.bilafer@kronos.com. Thanks again! Jesse

The time keeping system that brought us into the new age.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: The clocks are resilient and easy to use, none of our employees have any complaints.

Pros: It is quick, accurate, and cloud based (so it is available everywhere). It combined our 4 locations, and digitized our PTO system while allow us to use the same access card for time keeping as we do for a door access system.

Cons: The biggest con for us is that it does not integrate with our payroll system (we use paychex flex). We are able to export hours from Kronos to Flex. Another con would be that the App feels a little out dated.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on July 05, 2018

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to review Workforce Ready! It¿s great to hear our products have been easy to use, and that your employees are successfully utilizing our clocks. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the integration to your payroll system, and will be sure to send your thoughts to the appropriate teams. If you have any additional thoughts, please reach out to me at jessica.bilafer@kronos.com Thank you! Jesse

Switching from Workforce Central to Workforce Ready

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Implementation so that more supervisors and managers can work within it. We started entering employees' schedules and it's been a useful tool. The reporting capability is more user-friendly and we have enjoyed using it. It's been a favorable experience.

Cons: It won't do some things that Workforce Central did. Some supervisors had considerable trouble adjusting to the new system. Initial implementation was quite a lengthy process with what seemed like excessive phone conferences and some miscommunications.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on November 20, 2017

Hello Sharon, Congratulations on making the switch from Workforce Central to Workforce Ready! We are thrilled to hear that you are finding it easy to use. Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if you would like any assistance with understanding the product ¿ we have any number of webinars and other resources that you might find useful! Thanks, Amy

Kronos works for your basic payroll needs.

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: pretty simple to use, customer service experiences have been good, reports are easy to build and I like that you can send reports out to other users.

Cons: the site is a little jumpy, when you move from the summary tab to the timesheet tab, it goes directly to the bottom of the page so you have to go back to the top every time.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on December 11, 2017

Hello Miranda, Thank you for taking the time to review Workforce Ready! We are thrilled to hear that you are taking advantage of the reporting capabilities in the product! If you continue to experience screen issues with the timesheet tab, reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com to see if I can be of assistance. Also, the Kronos Community and Support are great resources for information. Thank you, Amy Fafard

Moved us into the 21st century.

Nov 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Kronos Community has been very helpful and the response I get when I open a case is very good.

Pros: Removing our IT Dept for updates and reporting; getting updates automatically. The ability to create reports and export them easily is also a plus.

Cons: Accruals - very cumbersome and not user friendly from an admin perspective. It is difficult to make changes to employee accruals.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on December 11, 2017

Hi Julie, We are thrilled to hear that you are finding Kronos Community so beneficial for support and information! We are also pleased to hear that you Workforce Ready is working well for your reporting. In regard to accruals, please contact me if you would like to discuss it in more detail. Thanks again! Amy Fafard amy.fafard@kronos.com

Works great in a call center of 2000 people

Sep 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: The payroll process still goes much smoother and faster with kronos.

Pros: No longer have to fill out and turn in paper time sheets. Its very easy to use for all level employees.

Cons: At the end of every week it takes about 6 hours to punch in and key all missed punches from employees

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 26, 2017

Hi Kirstin, We are thrilled to hear that Workforce Ready has improved your organization¿s payroll process! Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if you have any questions regarding missing punches. Thank you for your review and your business, Amy Fafard

Kronos WFR HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance

Mar 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Kronos WFR has done a good job with integrating HR, Pay, and Time & attendance along with several other options. This cloud based solution has really eased the pain of upgrades, patches, and legislative updates. The real time updates and enhancements are a good savings of time and upgrade cost. The reporting functions in WFR is very flexible and easy to use. Navigation is straight forward

Cons: The configuration process for us was a challenge coming from WFC to WFR. The discovery process seems straight forward but how that is interpreted and configured doesn't always translate into what you may want to see. This product is very flexible in configuration of pay and time sheets so it is important you spend extra time really digging into how you want your environment configured. Knowledge transfer from the install group is key.

Recommendations to other buyers: Really spend time getting demos and doing a good comparison of how you current policies/procedures will be configured in WFR. If coming from WFC to WFR get a delta comparison from sales team on terminology since things are named different.

Having payroll, HR, and ACA in one software program is very convenient.

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Comments: Kronos has a very good customer support staff. Kronosworks is a wonderful event that we enjoy attending each year.

Pros: The communication between the different instances of HR, Payroll, and ACA allow for more efficient processing and tracking.

Cons: Right now, my only input for improvement would be the HSA calculation adjustments when someone switches from a family plan to a single plan. We currently have to keep them on the family plan and watch the deductions ourselves, otherwise it will take the deduction post-tax.

Good Software...Could Use Some Updates

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, the software is a helpful tool. Our organization is in the process of expanding our Kronos capabilities so I am excited and curious to see how our updates come to life.

Pros: To begin, the software is aesthetically pleasing, which is always a plus. It is easy on the eyes and most information is easily accessible.

Cons: There are quite a few areas where information does not ¿flow¿ through from our other software partners. Also, there are some processes that seem to require a large number of button clicks.

Overall positive but lacking in the performance review function.

Aug 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the fact that it's paperless and i can access it anywhere with a decent wifi connection. Also, it combines many portions of HR that before we'd had to maintain in separate spreadsheets.

Cons: still can't use the performance review function - notes from all three reviewers are visible and that doesn't work for our company. Need something to limit the employee documents or filter them on the employee's profile

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hi Julia, Thank you for your review ¿ it¿s great to hear that you¿ve found Workforce Ready helpful for your organization. Regarding performance reviews, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so we can look into this and see how we can help! Thank you, Amy Fafard

Mitsukoshi Reveiw

Mar 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Customer service is very helpful and will always walk you through something if you don't understand.

Pros: Doing reports are very easy Working through the system is easy You always listen to our suggestions Good Customer Service

Cons: There is still a lot of the system I don't understand. I tried to go to the My Learning and there are items that I want to learn about that I don't see there. Alot of issues with Advanced Scheduler

Vendor Response

by Kronos on April 20, 2017

Hi Camille, Thank you for your review. I thought you would like to know that we run a series of customer webinars that you might find helpful. Our Best Practice webinars will provide you with tips and tricks for using the system while our What¿s New, What¿s Next webinar highlights new key product features as well as provides a sneak peek at what¿s to come. You also always have available to you our MyLearning offering which you can access directly within the product. Please feel free to reach out to me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I can provide you with additional information on our upcoming webinars as well as information on the topics that are covered within MyLearning. Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Easy to use but limited

Apr 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The deduction start dates are frustrating; you cannot enter a start date that might be during the time that the previous pay period is still open. It's like there is not tie back to the pay periods.

Pros: Web based product, very user friendly. The reporting features are fantastic. The Employee Self Service Portal is easy to use.

Cons: There is no troubleshooting ability; when you get an error message the system does not give you an explanation of the error or suggestions on what could be causing it.

Excellent Product overall

Aug 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall great product, went from a manual system to this was life changing!

Pros: reporting capability, ease of build, Global Support, Kronos Community, flexibility within modules, quick resolution on cases

Cons: some limitations re: FTE reporting, most all my questions for product capability have been available--those that aren't are considered for future implementation

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 07, 2017

Hello Katie, Thanks for the excellent review of Workforce Ready ¿ we love hearing this kind of feedback from our customers. It sounds as though you are making excellent use of the product and the Kronos Community, and we hope that you continue providing suggestions to help us improve Workforce Ready! Thanks again for your support, Amy

Everything you need

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Overall I do think that Kronos Workforce ready is one of the best systems out there that has a lot to offer in one package.

Pros: I love how all of the different aspects of human resources is woven into one system in a comprehensive and easy to use system, once you know how to utilize it properly.

Cons: Quite a number of our employees are not so tech-savvy and have a hard time with all of the different steps it takes to do simple tasks e.i. logging in or correcting their time...

Vendor Response

by Kronos on July 05, 2018

Hi Diane, Thank you for taking the time to review Workforce Ready! It¿s great to hear of your success in using our products for human resources purposes. We also appreciate your thoughts on the employees¿ user experience, and will be sure to route your feedback to our engineering and product teams. If you have any additional thoughts, please feel free to reach out to me at jessica.bilafer@kronos.com. Thank you! Jesse

Review

Mar 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: I'm pretty new to the HR Software world but i do think there are good and bad features about Kronos. Overall, the staff is very helpful when it comes to questions on the system. I do think the look is a little bulky and there are a lot of fields to navigate through. I haven't used the Kronos Community too much yet but did attend KronosWorks and think there's potential for the software to improve on customization.

Pros: I really like the search feature within the software and also that you can make every screen a different report but switching out columns, etc.

Cons: Least is also the reporting tool and not being able to run reports for a specific point in time. It's also difficult to set filters and add totals within the report. I'd also like to see the onboarding improve in appearance.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on April 20, 2017

Hello Brittney, I really appreciate your candid feedback and will pass it along to the appropriate stakeholders. In regard to reporting, we run a series of Best Practice customer webinars throughout the year, and one of them is specifically about reporting. If you would like access to this webinar, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I will be happy to provide you with the link. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Corodata review of Kronos

Aug 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: You release the new site link however not all settings have been updated on the site link. Why release the link when it isn't fully operational?

Pros: Ability to run adhoc reports with your own filters. easily assign security roles and groups for visibility

Cons: customers service is normally on a different time zone. if issue is resolved in a release there is no notification on the case comments. government reporting has to be done manually. Unable to add filters to these reports.

Solid

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Data collection and Reporting features are invaluable. It is above average in terms of linking Human Resources to Accounting

Cons: Not end user Friendly, employees struggle to use time card features. In some instances data can be accidentally deleted and is not recoverable.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on February 28, 2018

Hello Robert, Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready! We appreciate your feedback regarding the end-user experience, and we will definitely take this information back to our team. Also, it¿s great to hear the data collection and reporting features are working well for you. If you have any additional thoughts or questions feel free to reach out to me at Jessica.bilafer@kronos.com Thanks again, Jesse

Kronos Workforce Ready has many functions however is not the easiest system to learn.

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product has many functions and tracks everything in real time. The ability to utilize different pay categories and calculate employees' PTO/vacation accrual is very nice.

Cons: Recently I've had to teach new managers how to use the Kronos system. The Kronos system can be confusing for those who have not used it before. There are many small details that must be adhered to in order to ensure the system calculated time correctly.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on May 21, 2018

Hello Jessica, Thank you for taking the time to review Workforce Ready! We appreciate your feedback regarding the user interface, and will continue to work towards making our products easier to use. Also, it¿s great to hear you are enjoying the ability to calculate accruals, as well as utilizing the different pay categories based on your organization¿s structure. If you have any additional thoughts please reach out to me at Jessica.bilafer@kronos.com. Thanks again! Jesse

Capterra-loader

Kronos had a smooth layout but can be a little overwhelming at first.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked the time caps it gave and the layout of the timesheets. I was able to navigate my specific time count easily and make changes if necessary with ease.

Cons: I didn't really like the tabs; I could easily assume that certain features were under many tabs. I wish it were more specific but I assume that could be adjusted if needed. I used the software at a company I worked for so I didn't have the ability to change that feature.

Difficult to operate and navigate without spending significant time in the program.

Jul 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Capabilities, openness of program, the program seems to have a ton of potential if it wasn't so complex to administer.

Cons: Not simple to navigate and set up if you're a new user// Person to person support is good, but online support via the Kronos Community is poor

Vendor Response

by Kronos on July 14, 2017

Hello Ashton, Thank you for taking the time to post this review of your experience with Workforce Ready. I would like to learn more about your frustrations with training and Community - please feel free to email me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com so we can walk through how we can improve your experience. My goal is to help customers understand the value of the product and outline for them the programs, assets, and training opportunities that will help maximize the Workforce Ready solution, and I look forward to sharing what I can with you. All the best, Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready

Good Product

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the functionality of the product. It is able to track FMLA leave, accrue vacation and personal days as well as accurate timekeeping.

Cons: As a Kronos user for over 20 years, I would like to see "exceptions" print on the timesheet instead of having to attach a separate report to timesheets. This is a function I had on our old Kronos software and I would like to see this feature added to Workforce Ready.

FRIENDLY USER

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: I WAS ALWAYS INTIMIDATED ON PRINTING PAYROLL REPORTS BUT ONCE I STARTED USING KRONOS REPORTING, IT WAS SIMPLE AND EASY.

Pros: IT IS SO EASY TO NAVIGATE, EASY REPORTING SYSTEM. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST. I WAS NEVER SO HAPPY WITH A PAYROLL SYSTEM AS I AM WITH KRONOS.

Cons: THERE IS NOTHING TO BE INTIMIDATED ABOUT THE PRODUCT. WITH OTHER PAYROLL SYSTEM, I HAD TO TAKE CLASSROOM TRAINING BUT WITH KRONOS, ALL TRAINING WAS ONLINE

Workforce Ready Review

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Need more support time for companies like ours that has unusual or difficult rules to follow/create to make my job as payroll easier as it should be with this system.

Pros: The software is very good once figured out how to get it to do everything that you want it to do if it has the capability.

Cons: I would like for it to have more features. Example - once I have entered in all employees schedules I then need it to print out on their actual timesheet which it does not have that capability to do. It is very difficult (and I am computer savvy) to get the reports created without customer support.

Nightmare at my company

Apr 09, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I will never work for another company that uses Kronos.

Pros: It helps HR with candidate tracking. From my experience that is all that I see good from this system.

Cons: We use rate tables and now we have to go in and change every single persons rate when we do the annual increase instead of just changing the rate table. Report writing is frustrating. The build was a complete nightmare. It should have been scraped and restarted. We never had an onsite with Kronos prior to Pay Northwest starting the build and the team leader quit mid build. The next team leader tried to tell us what we wanted or needed and didn't listen to our requirements. Still trying to get reports that we need for our reporting requirements. What was supposed to be a great system and a lot of promises that were made by the original sales team we have found to be complete falsehoods. It has created more work for payroll instead of easing the burden. More corrections have had to be made because of building errors and what should have been corrective actions. We never know what we are going to run into when we arrive at work on Monday.

A Great Product with A+ Support

Dec 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I highly recommend Kronos Workforce Ready to companies with a limited IT Department who need a fully functional HRIS. Prior to the purchase of Kronos Workforce Ready, our payroll processing was outsourced and what little HR information we had was either in paper files or length, inaccurate Excel spreadsheets. Kronos Workforce Ready provided the most robust functionality at the best cost of our size company. The Kronos implementation team worked with our non-tech savvy HR Department to get the system up and running in very few months. Through the implementation process, we identified policies that needed to be developed as well as flaws in existing policies that needed to be more detailed. By the end of implementation, we not only had a functioning system, we also had a much more mature set of HR policies that our team members could easily understand and our HR Department could easily support and enforce.

Pros: Kronos' Customer Support is perhaps the best I've ever worked with. They never failed to respond promptly. They followed up with us when we failed to respond promptly. At the end of every call they always open the conversation to any other questions we might have on any part of the software. They were happy to log into our system and review functionality we had enabled on our own and look for ways to streamline.

Cons: When we made the purchase, there were no integrations with other systems. We use an external Benefits provider so we have to manually enter enrollment information and updates.

Recommendations to other buyers: Kronos Workforce Ready is a great choice if you're looking for a Tier 1 system without a Tier 1 price tag.

Kronos Review

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Kronos has been a wonderful improvement over our prior Paychex product. The functionality is awesome.

Pros: Reporting is the best.

Cons: How to documentation. Step by step basic instructions with screen shots would be nice for ACA.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do it make the switch. The reporting alone is great.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on September 26, 2017

Hi Deb, Thank you so much for providing your feedback! It is great to hear that Workforce Central is helping your organization in improving business processes. Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if you would like assistance with discovering its additional capabilities ¿ we have a number of webinars and other resources that you might find useful! Thanks, Amy Fafard

Our first HRIS

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Implementation was easy and our team was great! Solid support and quick responses from Global Support Team.

Pros: The system is so easy to navigate and to learn as you go. Reporting capabilities are fantastic! Global Support team has been great to work with.

Cons: Benefits module has room to grow - limited features include system not being capable of pro-rating benefits, each benefit plan needs to have a COBRA plan (where applicable) associated with it and that COBRA plan needs to be elected on behalf of the employee in order to send the COBRA info on the EDI correctly versus simply sending the current plans an employee has at the time of termination to the COBRA carrier. It is A LOT of extra, unnecessary work!

Great HR/Imekeeping/PR Software

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Have been happy with ease of use overall - again not happy with the only having BSI as the only option for PR Taxes and Filings as it's no a very good product and not easy to use.

Pros: Overall it's very easy to use and love that the timekeeping flows to the payroll so everything is very automated.

Cons: Sometimes support cases take longer to get a call back or get resolved then they should but overall the support are very helpful. Have had issues with BSI the tax program KRONOS uses. Should have other options available and not force you to use the BSI product (they do have another option but you have to be on their service bureau to use it and we are not interested in that as the timeline for the service bureau cant' work with our payroll runs) - I actually felt like we took 10 steps backwards from a filing and paying PR taxes from when we were doing payroll in QuickBooks to moving to KRNOS. For the 2nd year in a row the FUTA report was calculated incorrectly for one of our companies. The issue was reports 2 years ago to BSI and apparently was not corrected as I had the same issue again this year.

Struggle

Oct 26, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Universal system that has legacy in the market. They have a strong reputation and know their way around HR platforms. Managers and help desk associates are attentive and they do have a process for escalation.

Cons: Kronos is trying to get to the cloud and has bolted on products. Support is a struggle for any legacy products.

Overall: Understanding of the complexity of legacy systems

Powerful and Advanced System

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Comments: I would recommend this to other clients, but would recommend doing 1 phase at a time. We tried to do 3 at one time and it was way too overwhelming and our timeline that we wanted in completed in was unrealistic.

Pros: This program offers so much good information, but can be difficult to find what your looking for and set up. The customer service help is awesome and is always willing to help get things the way you want.

Cons: The accruals portion needs some updates. They do not recognize future time off and give incorrect error messages. The mobile app for clocking in/out needs some updates- does not seem to work for all employees, but does for most. The set up process if very involved, but worth it in the end.

Kronos Review

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We are currently using the full suite of Kronos applications and they are working very well for us. It is wonderful to have all systems work together and reduce the chance of creating errors to reenter information

Pros: Information crossing between applications

Cons: There is noting I can think of at this time

Recommendations to other buyers: When doing an implementation for healthcare, ensure you have an implementation specialist who has healthcare due to all the nuances with shifts, diffs etc

Kronos Wokforce Ready is a decent product

Apr 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Lots of reporting options available, and not just for administrators. Our managers love all the reports they have available, and how customizable they are. We have had good response times from support.

Cons: Some of the change requests are confusing in the way they are worded. For example, when modifying a punch the times show "From" and "To" implying that you should enter the new time in the "to" box, when actually the "From" is the in punch and the "To" is the out punch. Nowhere else in the system are "From" and "To" used in this manner. Also, as an administrator, it would be nice if the pending requests could be sorted by date.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on May 04, 2017

Hello Michelle, Thank you for your review, we are happy to read that the reporting functionality is working well for your team! Regarding the issues you mentioned, usability is a huge focus area for us, and I would like to connect you with our product management team to further discuss your suggestions surrounding change requests. Please feel free to connect with me directly at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I would be happy to put you in touch with them. Holly Bouffard Community Manager, Workforce Ready 978.947.5173 holly.bouffard@kronos.com

Ease and Efficiency

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Definitely worth the investment, easy to learn, and gives you lots of options.

Pros: Kronos provides a mobile log in feature. The app has a map feature that shows where your employee is logging in from. You can view all your employees information with one click. You can also customize reports to show you the data you are interested in.

Cons: The one negative feature I've encountered, is when an employee needs to make a change to their punch in/out or their time off requests, the approval process has too many steps.

Review of Kronos Workforce Ready Scheduler

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall support has been responsive to our needs.

Pros: Once you know how to build the foundation it is very easy to use and to teach others to use. Templates and copy functions make it easy to post schedules and for staff to use for scheduling

Cons: There are occasional glitches but that is to be expected from any product as you get started using it .

Kronos Workforce

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good tool for those that are used to this product but needs to learn to navigate first for new users.

Pros: Saves money instead of getting paper punch cards and able to trend employee behaviors and provide necessary action plan.

Cons: Requires additional training for users to get used to using the software. Need to improve on user friendliness and intuitive approach.

Overall a good experience.

Jul 25, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is convenient to have all employee information in one spot. Open enrollment for our benefits is easy with Kronos.

Cons: Once you have left the implementation stage it is very difficult to get a quick response if you need t o make adjustments or changes to your settings.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 01, 2017

Thank you for your review, Catherine. We¿re glad to hear that open enrollment was easy with Workforce Ready! Regarding response times, please feel free to reach out to me directly at amy.fafard@kronos.com so we can look into the issue more closely and see how we can help. Thanks, Amy Fafard

Overall it helps to record all the employees information. It makes it easy to track some information that is already there.

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love the fact all the evaluations are done electronically and do not need to make copies of everything. Very helpful.

Cons: To many steps to get to the employees profile. I wish they could be less steps so you don't have to go many times same way.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on November 20, 2017

Hi Miranda, Thanks for the review of Workforce Ready. Glad to hear that you are loving the employee evaluation process! I will pass along your comments regarding the employee profile. In addition, you can also post product feature requests in the Ideas section of the Kronos Community. Thanks again, Amy Fafard

Needs an Update

May 01, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Having moved to Kronos from our old timekeeping system has been very helpful; however, tends to be extremely slow especially on timesheet day.

Pros: Able to submit time and not have to worry about making adjustments for overtime worked. Can look at real time balance of the amount of time available for days off. Can do a lot more on this format with minimal assistance.

Cons: The version needs to be updated so it can be much more functional. Tends to operate very slowly especially when completing time sensitive tasks.

Solid and dependable platform with tremendous ROI

Oct 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: We demo'ed more systems than I could count in looking at the best choice for us. We narrowed it down to two and then took a very measured, thorough approach in our final analysis. WFR truly had the best "bang for the buck" of any system. The time-tested reliability of a Kronos product couldn't be ignored and the cost versus gained efficiency was undeniable. These characteristics also made the internal approval for the project very straight forward.

Pros: The system can support multiple, complex needs. The breadth and diversity of Kronos customers means they're already prepared for a lot of the needs we throw at them. This greatly eases our work in adapting and streamlining processes. The mobile platform is as good as any I've seen and the system's integration across modules is second to none.

Cons: Some administrative functions are not as intuitive as I'd like and I think the general navigation layout could be better designed. The function itself is sound but the execution of the function takes some learning.

Recommendations to other buyers: There may be better products but only at a much higher cost that I don't think can be justified in an ROI measurement.

Workforce Ready

Feb 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Overall I think this platform would be more beneficial to smaller companies. We are a company with 2 EIN's and over 4000 staff and growing. Some of the functionality of WFR is awesome but does not out way the inabilities of some functions that we need to be efficient as we continue to grow.

Pros: The flexibility of most functions. Ease of use. Not having to set the W-2 retirement box for staff that enrolls in our retirement plan.

Cons: Inability to process automated retro pay using Workforce Central Time and Labor and Workforce Ready HR/Payroll. In association with retro pay, inability to set rate change effective dates prior to the current pay period. Pay date driven effective dates. Inability to input random check numbers for manual checks. We have over 20 locations with their own checkbooks that each one uses for other reasons other than payroll/manual check writing. Inability to transfer from one EIN to another without terminating in one and rehiring in the other.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your research and be open to spending more for interfaces if you don't use Workforce Ready for your time and labor and HR/Payroll.

Easy to use, great program for small companies, overall a very good program!!!

Aug 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ability to pull and save different reports. Able to review hours in multiple ways. Easy to edit employees, punches, entries. Instant view of employee's clock in/out. Can go back to previous weeks easily.

Cons: There isn't anything I did not like about the program the only problem I sometimes had was getting locked out of account.

Vendor Response

by Kronos on August 25, 2017

Hi Alejandra, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We¿re very happy to hear that you find Workforce Ready easy to use, and are very grateful to have you as a customer. Amy Fafard