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An employee rewards and recognition platform for the modern workplace. Best Places to Work reward with experiences - they're more memorable, personal and shareable than cash or gift cards. And they have lasting effects on the key metrics you care about - employee engagement, retention, and help to build a more positive company culture. Blueboard's platform makes sending experiences easy (send with just one click!), and our hand-curated catalog is exciting and delightful for your employees.

Contact Details

Blueboard

https://www.blueboard.com/

Founded in 2014

Located in United States

Starting Price

  • $180.00
  • Pricing is broken into the hard cost of the rewards and tiered service fees

Free Demo

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Blueboard Features

Goals
Manager-to-Peer Recognition
Mention Management
Nominations
Peer-to-Peer Recognition
Performance Management
Recognition Tracking
Rewards Catalog
Rewards Points
Social Recognition
eCards

Blueboard Reviews

Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5

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Jacob D.
Director of Development
Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 27, 2019

“Celebrate your Team's accomplishments with Experiences they'll remember”

Overall-Great customer service -Fast, friendly account managers -Makes it very easy. We simply send the reward and Blueboard takes care of everything else -If you're doing a big batch of rewards at the same time, Blueboard can help with a bulk import.
ProsLove how Blueboard's platform makes it possible to reward people with experiences that are remembered, celebrated, and enjoyed every time. It's easy for other bonuses to be deposited and quickly forgotten or worse - become expected. By setting clear standards on how to qualify and earn an experience, people on our team have earned these rewards and been able to choose from a wide range of options (and usually are able to bring along 1 or 2 friends or family members depending on the experience). For example, here's the list of the recent experiences our team has enjoyed: River Rafting, Spa Day, Concert, Snorkel Tour, Harry Potter Show, Legoland, Wine Tasting, Top Golf, Cirque du Soleil, Escape Room, Pottery Class, Playoff Game, Paint Night.
ConsThe only tough part (and this isn't Blueboard's fault - this is organizational change) is getting everyone's buy-in to make the transition. All organizations have their own bonus structure and once established, it's tough to change it. People feel tied to it and even if people grumble about it, it's tough to change because everyone has their own opinions on it. We had to find the right time to make it happen and talk with a lot of people. The only thing I wish we did was make the transition sooner. If I start my own company, I'd start with Blueboard at Day 1.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 27, 2019
Kaylan J.
Recruiting Operations Specialist
Financial Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2019

“Using BlueBoard is easily the most rewarding part of my day. ”

ProsI thoroughly enjoy when my coworkers are sharing their photos of their trips they've taken thanks to BlueBoard. Not only do they seem refreshed from a wonderful vacation, they seem thankful and are excited to encourage other employees to utilize our referral program. There are several use cases for BlueBoard my company has yet to explore, but we are brainstorming how we can utilize BlueBoard's services to provide even more rewarding experiences for our employees.
ConsThere is a bit of a delay between when I've request our account to be filled and when my account actually reflects the funds, but that could be because of my own internal team's ability to pay invoices quickly. I'm happy that our whole company is excited about the referral rewards program thanks to BlueBoard, however BlueBoard isn't a fully global product so unfortunately not all of our employees can benefit from the program.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2019
Aaron C.
Photo Retoucher
Photography, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019

“Best Employee Award Service Ever”

OverallI've been awarded a couple times from my company and absolutely love working with Blueboard. They make me feel important and take care of everything so I don't have to lift a finger. My favorite memory to date was a "Swim with Dolphins" in Hawaii and I'll never forget it. This company really makes the employee feel valued because of their service.
ProsThe team is personal and makes it extremely easy to book an award. They offer amazing local opportunities and even create new options if you're interested in something not listed (depending on the award given).
ConsI can't think of any really. Everything they offer is dialed and works like a charm.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019
Jade T.
Employee Experience & Engagement
Marketing and Advertising, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2019

“Great solution for a growing global company”

OverallThe staff at Blueboard is absolutely amazing! Every question we have ever had about our account or the platform has always been answered immediately - probably the best part about our partnership!
ProsBlueboard is very easy to use and has a lot of options for experiences in your local area. We have offices in 7 cities around the world, and needed a solution that would feel consistent across the board. Having a single company handling all the rewards made is so much easier than us trying to figure things out in each individual market!
ConsBecause it's a white glove concierge service, there is normally a short period of time between your request for an experience and hearing back from someone about its booking details. We have learnt that over time, it's important to explain this aspect to our employees so they don't expect it to be a brief transactional pick and go like an online purchase.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2019
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Ethan M.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Retail, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 5, 2019

“Best culture amp we have ever used! ”

OverallBlueboard has made our employee recognition program and employee referral program so exact for what our company needs to evolve into our next level. Blueboard has a seamless process to integrate, launch, and train. We have had an amazing experience and also our employees at Jane are having great experiences for their hard work! We love Blueboard!
ProsThis tool for us here at Jane has revolutionized the way we recognize our family here for their hard work and employee referrals! We are evolving as a company and Blueboard has helped us build to that level! Blueboard is so easy to use on the admin side it's so easy to send a reward. They allowed us to customize to our company and made it feel like it was our program! I am so excited for what's to come with Blueboard! Their team is so productive and smart. They are always helpful and efficient to build an amazing platform!
ConsI don't ever like to not put anything in this section. But really there's nothing that I can say that I don't love about Blueboard! I love everything about it!!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 5, 2019
Beverly H.
Senior Human Resources, Business Partner
Biotechnology, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2019

“Blueboard Experience”

OverallAs an organization we value our employees. The Blueboard experiences program is an opportunity to acknowledge employee tenure and dedication to the organization!
ProsThe reporting feature is great for tracking experiences granted and those that have not been redeemed. I also like that it's simple and concise. Employees enjoy the diverse listing of choices for their experiences.
ConsThere were times I wasn't able to enter awards on the site however, I realized Blueboard was going through software upgrades at the time. A member of Blueboard always followed-up to enter the award on my behalf. It would be great to have a notification built into the system to notify me of upcoming anniversary awards versus a manuel process.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2019
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Manny H.
SVP, Culture and Learning
Health, Wellness and Fitness, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2019

“Great platform to drive experience-based rewards in your organization”

ProsWe use Blueboard twice a year, as part of our PROPEL Awards. We recognize seven employees through this program: they get a bobblehead in their likeness, a fun experience they can book through a Blueboard concierge, and Blueboard also helps us give a donation to a charity of the winner's choosing on their behalf. They are truly a white glove service, and help outsource reward programs, offering experience-based rewards that create lasting memories, compared to cash-based rewards.
ConsI wish they offered smaller experiential rewards too, so we can use the platform not only for awards but also for spot bonuses.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2019
KATIE A.
Accountant
Apparel & Fashion, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019

“As a user, Blueboard is great”

OverallI had a great experience organizing a trip to Glacier National Park with Blueboard. We were able to find the experiences that worked for me and the concierge was proactive in getting us the best booking with the vendors we used.
ProsI loved the ability to contact a concierge when there was an issue or with any questions
ConsIt was tough to understand how the available trips would translate to the specific trip I wanted to take. But once I got into the process this became clear.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019
Cathleen C.
Product Manager
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019

“Four Years Using Blueboard Awards”

ProsThe software itself it very easy to use. It's super intuitive, I like the filtering options (by number of people in your party) and I really like the heart/like feature that lets me save the activities I'm most interested in.
ConsI honestly don't have any complaints about the software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019
Mark D.
HR Director
Insurance, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2019

“Great way to engage employees and celebrate their success!”

OverallBlueboard has been a transformational new approach for how we approach employee recognition as a company. Replacing spot bonuses that we couldn't celebrate publically to now celebrating employees publicly for their achievement - as well as the amazing experience they picked to celebrate! I love it -
ProsThe Blueboard portal is extremely user friendly and intuitive for use.
ConsOverall, the software design is highly operational for me.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2019
Schaeffer A.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2016

“Blueboard makes it incredibly easy to reward employees”

OverallMy company began mixing up the reward they gave to employees (anniversaries, bonuses, etc.). They experimented with Blueboard to see how employees felt about receiving 'experience' rewards instead of gift cards or cash. It's been incredible. I've experienced 3 new activities (skydiving, aerobatic flying, and glassblowing). Pushing myself out of my comfort zone is always on my to-do list, and Blueboard enables me to do that!
ProsEasy to browse/search through experiences that I'm interested in
ConsThey're constantly iterating features and UI based on user feedback, so sometimes I'll login and not see an unexpected view. But it's actually made things easier to navigate, so good for them.
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2016
Jaime C.
Workplace Manager
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019

“Give employees an experience to remember.”

OverallBlueboard is a fantastic offering, always growing and offering new ideas for new ways to award our team.
ProsBlueboard allows us to provide employees with an experience of their choosing within our budget parameters. We wholeheartedly believe rewarding employees with unique experiences fosters a more meaningful engagement with our Above & Beyond nomination program over a soon forgotten gift card or cash & taxed award.
ConsMy only issue with the program is when I issue Blueboard awards to employees but they never get around to scheduling an experience.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019
Arisa L.
Sr. Director, business development
Entertainment, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019

“Easy to navigate, great selections, good customer support! ”

OverallI used Blueboard twice and both time I was impressed how fast they were to meet my needs. I highly recommend.
ProsIt's so easy to navigate. Also their customer support is very professional, on-time, and delivers the top experience!
ConsMaybe some people can't find the experience (reward) what they are exactly looking for, but variety of selection should make up for it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2019
Megan H.
Content moderator
Computer Networking, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2019

“Blue board experience ”

OverallGreat
ProsWe love our everything about Blueboard especially the customer service
ConsI have nothing negative to say everything was great
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2019
Shiloh B.
Onboarding Manager
Consumer Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2019

“TaskUs Referral Program ”

ProsThe platform is very user friendly, the team is always readily available to assist or answer questions.
ConsI cannot think of any cons for the software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2019