HotSchedules

HotSchedules

4 / 5 210 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

With over 2 million users, the HotSchedules suite of software is designed for businesses with as few as five employees up to multi-store, enterprise-level, and franchise organizations.


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • HotSchedules
  • www.hotschedules.com
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About HotSchedules

HotSchedules provides a cloud-based operating platform, as well as supporting solutions and services for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. HotSchedules suite of products enables owners and operators to schedule employees across locations, track time and attendance, monitor business performance and manage day-to-day operations. With HotSchedules native mobile app, employees can check schedules, pick-up and drop shifts, and request time off, all from their mobile phones.


HotSchedules Features

  • Costing
  • For Cafeterias
  • For Healthcare Facilities
  • Free / Reduced Meals
  • Inventory Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Online Payments / Funding
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchasing
  • Recipe Management
  • Schools
  • Tray Tracking

HotSchedules Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great tool for managing scheduling, messaging, and even training!

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to open up the HotSchedules app to see who's working. There are many useful tools such as messaging groups or individual staff members, forecasting hours, and looking back at previous years' staffing needs. If you have a restaurant, you should have HotSchedules. HotSchedules' support is amazing tooI never hesitate to call them if I have an issue.

Cons: Our POS imports data to HotSchedules, so we lose some of the ability to change things through HotSchedules. Instead, we change through our POS and it updates daily.

Overall: Scheduling, reporting, and the Logbook are what we use the most.

I've used Hotschedules many many years with restaurant jobs.

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the convenience and ease of the app. With Hotschedules, you can easily pick up and release shifts. Also as an associate manager I used many other functions such as the logbook. Everything is just really easy to view. I also love having everyone's contact information in one place.

Cons: No complaints about Hotschedules! I think for restaurants, it is the best scheduling tool out there!

Overall: It made it extremely easy to keep up with work schedule.

Great option for EVERY Restaurant business!

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: All around great product to use in a restaurant with many shifts and employees.

Pros: I loved the feature of swapping shifts with other coworkers. It was very user friendly and provided great solutions for when I was a server at a very busy restaurant.

Cons: I don't remember there being very many cons to this system. I do, however remember getting a lot of notifications on my cell phone which is something each individual user can change on the features of the app on their phone.

So easy!

May 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is the best! So easy to view and use. so many helpful features. I have the app which makes all of it even easier. can trade/ask for shifts in seconds, request time off, etc. love it!

Cons: Can't think of any cons! This software does everything a restaurant needs it to! easily accessible for all.

HotSchedules has solved so many of our scheduling issues!

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easily accessible by all employees. We can make edits and changes to the schedule, and the employees instantly have access to see them. It's also a great way to communicate with all of our employees at once.

Cons: That we didn't find it sooner! We were using an excel doc for scheduling before finding HotSchedules, and we thought that worked just fine - we didn't know what we were missing!

Excellent, very few problems. Problems are fixed right away.

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very pleased how easy it is to create and add templets to my schedule. Nothing better than cutting a very time consuming task, in half.

Cons: The new update, I'm not too fond of the filtering system that was just implemented. Would love to see employees already populated to their respective department's

HotSchedules is a great way to keep track of your work week!

May 15, 2018
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: I used HotSchedules for two years while serving and loved the idea where you can swap, add and release shifts if desired.

Pros: I like that you can see your schedule for the week laid out in one spreadsheet. I also like that it gives you the option to do group messages with all of your coworkers and swap shifts if needed. This software offers a lot for your work scheduling and helps you stay organized and be flexible when you need to be.

Cons: I do not like that you have to pay for the app. I also do not like how hard it is to find someone's contact on the app and then be able to copy something like an email address or phone number. I wish HotSchedules also had a better notifications system in place.

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Using Hot Schedules as an employee was easy and helpful. Used for employment at a restaurant.

May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The integration with my Google calendar is seamless and easy, the messaging function allows for professional communication amongst the entire staff and the ability to swap shifts without needing to go through a manager directly.

Cons: You could only see the full schedule for the week with everyone on it on a computer, not on a phone, and I primarily used the app on my phone.

Overall: The ease of integration with a Google calendar, the ability to have my schedule in my pocket (via my phone) at all times and the ability to stay connected with the happenings at work while I wasn't there.

Use this to swap and check my schedule

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that you can swap shifts and have the ability to release your shifts and someone can pick them up instantly.

Cons: There is nothing that I don't like about this software. It does everything I need it to and it doesn't have any cons.

Good POS integration, but could be easier to use.

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My favorite feature is the integration with our Aloha POS that makes it possible to restrict employees from clocking in too early or too late.

Cons: The layout could be more intuitive. There are a ton of reports, but the differences between them is not very clear, so you spend a lot of time just trying to find a simple report you want. Also, the program always thinks it knows how to schedule better than you and will add house shifts when it feels there should be extra employees scheduled, which just causes extra work for the manager to go back and remove them before an employee tries to pick up the shift. Also, if you have employees that work at multiple locations within your business, you will not be able to see if they are already scheduled at another store like you can on peoplematter/snag.

Overall: Good scheduling tool with POS integration.

Very nice functionality on web based scheduling system.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to look up schedules, plan for days off, shift scheduling transfers and releases, and communicate within teams in a company.

Cons: Some of the automatic notifications need to be setup, and auto-release/pickup functions can be a little confusing to set up.

HotSchedules allowed me to view my shift and easily pick up or release shifts as well.

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, able to send messages between employees, notifications when shifts are released or picked up.

Cons: I did not like the auto pick up feature. If several employees had that feature selected there is no way to really know how the system decided who the shift was given to.

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Provide a rewarding experience

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is a tool in the cloud that facilitates organizing the work team, managing time, performance and daily operation.

Cons: The use of this software has been very beneficial, I could only say that the support attention is a bit slow.

Overall: It facilitates the internal organization of employees measuring performance and managing daily schedules and tasks.

Very Easy to Maintain Schedules

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You are able to access from any computer, device to schedule employees, communicate any updates, etc

Cons: I can't quite say there isn't anything negative to say about this program. Our staff loves it, and management team also

Useful scheduling system

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great that you can view shift schedules in one place and that you can also drop or pick up shifts as needed.

Cons: There were a few glitches on the app where it wouldn't let me pick up a dropped schedule or view them, but it was just a bug.

High level program without the team to back it.

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall a good option, but lack of useful support makes price tag difficult to justify.

Pros: Hotschedules is a easily interface-able and customize-able program. It has many high level features and makes sense on the use.

Cons: On the down side when you encounter an issue with Hotschedules the overall support is less than helpful. Too many updates. High priced

overall a great tool for scheduling.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the most is the ability to forecast and the fact that the staff has 24 hour access to it. Also that it is windows based

Cons: It is a little time consuming until you get good at it. Also the cost could be lower. It is also difficult to print the complete schedule, only sections at a time.

Overall: scheduling is easier with it.

I use the software and mobile application daily. It is very useful for scheduling and tracking labor

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. It is very user friendly. It is updated regularly and offers training applications to instruct on new updates

Cons: It often freezes or becomes unresponsive at random times of the day. The house shift option is also very touchy.

Overall: Maintimg schedules, communication between team members, tracking labor and sales goals.

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Really Enjoyed this App

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: While working at Baumhower's Restaurant this app has proved to be super ready to use as well as reliable. You receive notifications about possible shifts to pick up and messages from the managers.

Sheduleing at it's finest.

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Communication with staff is easy. Schedule can be sent directly to staff phone via text. Staff can change shifts with ease.

Cons: Staff reporting tab could have some more detail. Training is needed to fully understand forecasting and accurate template schedule.

Overall: Ease of scheduling and communication to staff. Documentation of scheduling issues are always recorded.

Nice way to schedule employees, not as great for clocking in and out

Mar 09, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the way employees can switch shifts and request time off. It is nice that they can switch through the website but still need management approval. I also like the different ways to view the schedule

Cons: It did not work for us as a clocking in system. I wish it was easy to see how many employees of each position were scheduled during each hour of the day and easier to adjust schedules while looking at that.

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Very reliable

Feb 27, 2018
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: I love the features that hotschedules offers to maintain and publish accurate schedules. As a business operator, it is imperative that they are done accurately and while within our forecasted budgets. Hotschedules is easy for associates to access and navigate.

Cons: I often wish that alerts involving team members accruing overtime was more prominent, but overall like the ability to run overtime reports when necessary.

Overall: Ease of use. Available any time and anywhere with smartphone.

We utilize this program for our Catering company as a means to schedule & interact

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to not only schedule/message in-house full time staff, but keep a running log of single event staffing as well. As a catering company you have many bodies you must manage, especially when an individual only works one event for you and that's it. With HotSchedules we're able to tabulate this into our weekly labor costs and it gives the functionality to forecast.

Cons: It's sometimes very complicated to use. You don't always know where to go for what you need and the customer service can be a little tricky to navigate- you don't always hear back from them or they're tough to reach. That being said when you do get a human- they're very knowledgeable and can help you out 100%.

I have been a Hot Scheduled user for almost 8 years now, and it's a great way to keep track of labor

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of putting in availabilities, and how easy it is for an employee to use. It is also very user friendly.

Cons: They often change things without a lot of notice. Sometimes some extra help before the change happens would be a lot more useful.

Simple and useful

Feb 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We used it for everyday shift highlights, it was very nice to be able to search for specific recordings

Cons: After a while, it will log you off and you continuously needed to sign in to the software that was bothering me a lot.

My experience is great. I love this software because it makes my daily prep easier for my company.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy and accessible to use from home and work. I am able to make changes as the day goes with no issues.

Cons: When I have a question and take forever to be answered. The 800 number and reps need better training..

Overall: I am able to make my schedules weekly and easy. I am able to get ahead of the business. The schedule makes my days and weeks go easy and smooth. My staff members understand this easy software.

HotSchedules does a great job at presenting all your scheduling/reporting data at a quick glance.

Feb 02, 2018
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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Pros: A couple things that I really enjoy about HotSchedules is the reporting and future forecasting functions. You can also teach HotSchedules how to auto-schedule based off of those patterns from previously scheduled weeks. It is pretty user-friendly and when you launch for the first time - you have plenty of help. They give you a contact to assist you and provide plenty of step-by-step tutorials for all of the included functions of the software. They also give you styling options for how you would like to view and edit the schedules. The reporting data is quickly accessible and can be pulled from a large range of dates (this helps with payroll verification).

Cons: HotSchedules, at times, can be a little buggy. There have been instances where I have completed a full schedule and upon saving my data, it would revert to the previous schedule before the changes had been added. This can be a tad frustrating when trying to crank out schedules quickly.

very good

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With out a doubt; the kind, patient and helpful customer support is hands down the best part of using hot schedules.

Cons: The layout of the calendar when scheduling staff is difficult to use. I wish I could see everyone in front of me instead of scrolling up and down continuously while scheduling.

Works great for scheduling. Logbook not worth money. Billing has been an issue.

Jan 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Scheduling portion, along with employee certification tracking. Both of these are easy to use and implement.

Cons: A lot of software glitches that lock employees out. A lot of issues with shift trades and requests off. Anytime an update is needed, it shuts off access.

Overall: Easier scheduling and shift trades.

Always pleased with the service.

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ease of service, and the willingness to help from customer support. I have always used the software since I have been in the industry, and I appreciate the product consistency.

Cons: The mandatory training sessions. I was already familiar with the software, but was a bit disgruntled having to listen through the session.

Good in some ways but it is a bit confusing.

Jan 26, 2018
4/5
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 the availability of employee's getting their schedules electronically through there phones. I also like them to have that availability to request off and do shift changes electronically.

Cons: That it would not pull information off of our system on historical data when we started. We will have to be on the system for a year to have annualized data.

Overall: communication of schedules, availability, and shift trades.

Overall, it is a good software.

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about this software is that it integrates with Revention, allowing me to put a time cap on when employees can clock in.

Cons: What I like least about Hotschedules , is that it needs to work on a few things with the integration with Revention.

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Good software, they are continually developing and improving. Definitely great for scheduling

Jan 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great for scheduling and staff communication. Makes handling a large staff easy. Logbook is great for communication on all issues with mangers and staff, even starting to use it to track our hr.

Cons: Want to see the inventory system improve as well as better ease of use across multiple venues other than that continue to grow and develop

Overall: Allowed me to spend less time scheduling and communicating with staff. More organization on notes and employee files

Hotschedules is the best scheduling system I have ever worked with.

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Hotschedules integrates with our POS making budgeting labor dollars a breeze. We also like the functionality of the log book.

Cons: There is a lag when switching between schedules which is troublesome at times but other than that I have no complaints.

The product does what it says it does for the most part. Could be more streamlined and updated.

Jan 25, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Fairly easy to use. Customer service is easy to get a hold of. You can access most (not all) features from the app. It's easy to send out mass messages to staff and we like the logbook feature.

Cons: Sales people falsely represented the product. We had a whole lot of trouble getting it up and running and a whole lot of trouble with training calls, etc. The produce could be much for streamlined for 2018. Semi-archaic and out of date.

restaurant GM user director of training user

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: so so much... scheduling is great overall (see cons), ability to communicate with the staff, ability to track performance, ability to communicate to mgrs and set follow ups and to do's, ability to build and use digital walk through's.

Cons: inability to customize reports for specific users
inability to combine forecasted labor %s based on grouped job codes or inability to build a schedule accurately to %'s based on that
mobile capabilities are less than ideal when compared to using a larger format i.e. iPad or computer

Overall: ease of communication and progression of systems and processes/ consistency within our brands

Great communication platform for big operations.

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Hotschedules helps us keep a line of communication and department standards in check. Enables employees to self manage their schedules and avail-abilities.

Cons: Not too many bad sides to this software. The fact that it does not work with our POS system (RPower) is a bit of a down fall.

Overall: organization, communication, scheduling

We have had Hotschedules for a few months and it is a great tool.

Jan 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Communication with my team and the scheduling / labor management tools. I can forecast and build schedules in many different ways.

Cons: Lack of some features that would take it to the next level for me. An example would be the lack of integration on the Event module. I can't add events to a roster report for the day. This would seem to be an easy fix and something that would help a great deal.

Overall: A much improved method of tracking, forecasting, and managing labor. Also we communicate as a team much better than before with the daily logs.

friendly staff, and easy to use

Jan 24, 2018
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: There are a lot of reports, there is also an awesome tool to use when you are confused on how to use something. that tool walks you step by step.

Overall: All information is sent to one place. Helps a lot with keeping track of team.

I used HotSchedules for a serving job and it was easy to access and convenient.

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The accessibility was it is biggest pro. Being able to login to this application from anywhere and pickup or release shifts was great. I also loved that once a schedule was released, I would get a text notification of my upcoming shifts and the app also showed when my alcohol certification would expire.

Cons: There were no cons to this app. I really think this app is very beneficial to have. The only thing that I would change is for the app to document the clock in and out times.

streamlined, simple, reliable

Jan 23, 2018
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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Pros: Easy to schedule based on availability and staffing needs. It's nice to have a consolidated roster report for every position. I also like that you can sync it with the POS system to control labor.

Cons: New scheduling module makes it difficult to see how many people are on a certain schedule for each specific day. Also, having two request off options is confusing and sometimes makes it difficult for the MOD to control when people can and cannot request off

Overall: Easy to use scheduling

Working good for front of house, difficult time getting back of house on board

Jan 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Working good for front of the house, they've embraced it and schedule and logistics are working good and it is effective.

Cons: Difficult time getting back of house on board, lot of kitchen personnel don't want to pay the app fee

Overall: Less excel work

Capterra-loader

Hotschedules is a great tool for our restaurants to use for communication and scheduling.

Jan 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability for our managers to use from anywhere. It is way more convenient than paper scheduling. It takes the guess work out of it.

Cons: When there are updates sometimes re-learning where everything is can be a challenge.

Very knowledgeable and helpful customer service. User friendly format.

Jan 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Always having access to employees schedules and being able to make changes on the go. Easy and traceable communication between managers and with staff.

Cons: I wish the app was able to do more. Keep having trouble with forecasting matching up. The schedule is hard for me to read daily schedules without going to roster.

Challenging implementation

Jan 22, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best features are for employees to easily access and trade their shifts from their smartphone app is very helpful also.

Cons: The implementation cost and time involved is extensive. The on-boarding staff is helpful but the software itself is difficult to learn.

Customer service has been great!

Jan 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When making a schedule, I love to be able to only look at one department at a time. We have quite a few departments and this makes it a lot easier.

Cons: Too many people can pick up a shift from someone else. With the last software we had, you could give a shift to a specific person without having to call in to a manager to let them know who is supposed to get the shift. When our servers pick up a shift, they don't know if it is theirs until a manager approves it. With our last software, a server would pick up a shift and it would disappear so others couldn't pick it up.

Also, some color code availability would be great.

We LOVE Hotschedules~

Jan 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has made scheduling so much easier! The ease of access our staff has to view their schedule or reach out to management is a HUGE bonus.

Cons: Not being able to view the whole schedule on the screen. Not being able to approve some days but not all for requests for time off.

I use this to track the hours employees work to compare to the payroll.

Jan 22, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seems to be pretty user friendly since I really did not have any training. I use this for report information only.

Cons: I have not found anything yet since I have only used this for the past 7 months and for the schedule report only.

Very enjoyable

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The communication feature. We use it daily and it serves a great purpose. We use it to stay on the same page. Also using the staff journal for documentation regarding employees.

Cons: The lack of predictability. I wish that the POS integration could help forecast futures. The tool allows us to predict but doesn¿t automatically do so.

Takes too long to sync new employees from Aloha.

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Makes scheduling easier. I've never had an issues when it comes to scheduling with HS. It's a great platform especially when you operate a high volume restaurant. Hotschedules has allowed me to focus on other aspects of managing my restaurant. Scheduling literally takes about 15 minutes every week. Employees past and present have also had positive things to say about hot-schedules. Employees like the fact that you can download the app and be able to see any updates made to the schedule. Go-Hire has also been a great tool for my company. Onboarding new employees is made so much easier now with eliminating paper appplications and documents. Go hire easily let's you conduct background checks on new hires with a click of a button.

Cons: As I stated above in the describe your experience section. The fact that getting a new employee synced in hotschedules after they have been entered into Aloha takes 24 hours is really a big inconvenience. For me personally, this has resulted in delaying the start date for new hires. I have documented about twelve different support requests to the support team to help get a new hire synced faster. I suggest maybe allowing admins to manually add employees to the staff list to help resolve this issues. Operating a restaurant with high turnover, it's crucial that new hire are able to start right away with no delay. This by far the biggest and only con that I can think of with this platform.

Overall: Making scheduling a less of an headache. Being able to focus on other aspects of managing my restaurant.

Excellent product and very good value for money.

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It makes scheduling and internal communication easy. We find the store log feature very useful for recording daily operations.

Cons: The interface between Focus and Hot Schedules is still problematic. Standard report formats could be more modern.

Really did not solve our disconnect among our employees

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If your employees fail to log in or don't interact, your dead in the water...we were hoping this would resolve the scheduling issues and workers exchanging schedules.

Cons: No check in qualities or alert systems as alternative to cell phone number, when you count on the cell phone only, you are limited.

This program was easy to learn and very user friendly.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about this software is that you can send your employees messages and post schedules that will go directly to their e-mail and/or text.

Cons: What I like least about this software is that it sometimes will glitch when I'm in the middle of a schedule and then I will have to go back and redo the entire thing.

Overall: The benefits that I get from this software are being able to put out a schedule in real time and get it to my employees in an effective way. It also benefits my employees because they are able to use it and make changes to their schedule if needed. The alerts are great!

It has been a great experience for us and has served its purpose of what we wanted to accomplish.

Jan 18, 2018
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: It holds employees accountable for days they need to request off and it allows switching of shifts among their peers without having to involve me.

Cons: I wish the system would alert all employees if an employee releases a shift. Currently, we require employees to send a message out to all after releasing a shift.

Overall: The main benefit is holding employees accountable. It puts the power in their hands if they need to request off for certain days. Also, if employees need to switch shifts, it allows them to do so without having to involve me (yet it insures the shift is covered).

customer friendly, easy to use

Jan 18, 2018
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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Pros: The program is easy to understand and convenient to imput schedules. The set up is easy to read which is important. It's nice that there is a mobile ability to check things when you're not in the office. It's also nice to be able to send out emails

Cons: One challenge is that it's not easy to find log in if you've lost/forgotten your password. It takes a bit to find the area where you can reset the password

Most comprehensive scheduling software out there

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has it all, for a price. They are so close to having everything that a restaurant would need to hire, onboard, schedule, manage shift changes, manager certifications, and communicate to all employees.
We never did integrate, because of the cost, but that would have been awesome to have the comparable metrics.

Cons: Their above store console is antiquated. It¿s not very user friendly and is in need of an update.
We we¿re also closed on Sunday, they can¿t remove Sunday from the scheduling analytics making it kinda weird.

We absolutely love the recent updates and new product features! Keep it up!

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Scheduling, communication, log book are all easy to use, easy to navigate, well organized, and great products

Cons: I wish we could transfer partners from store to store keeping their existing log in sheets. Having a different log in sheet for each store can be confusing.

It is a nice app, the beginning is not to easy because we have to upgrade and buy some extra

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Everything available in one feature which is really useful, we can plan, and monitor our labour cost easily, overview the periods, etc. so everything in one app which is the best

Cons: We have to buy some addition app ( Web Clock ) which is not in the base app, we can't connect the Hotschedules to our POS system, so we have to type manually the daily sales for e.g. the schedules upload is a bit longer time what we expected

Robust software but hard to use and set up

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That staff can communicate together and alert a manager when they are in need of Schedule changes. It cuts down on the out of work communication between a manager and a managers and employees.

Cons: The set up of the software seemed to take way too long and was overly complicated to get our staff input into the system. That has led us to significant delays with using the software.

The app is not the best quality and not worth the money. I recommend my employees don't purchase it

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It helps me to post the schedule and keep a consistent schedule from week to week. Staff is able to see their schedule easily.

Cons: The different reports are not what I am looking for. I need something a little more detailed and user friendly

Great Product easy to use and manage

Jan 18, 2018
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: able to control employee clock ins and the integration with the pos system. allowing schedule to be inport on the spot
the support staff for a couple of years everything has been great.

Horrible from the start! Sales person mislead us ' we have been trying to cancel ' be refunded star

Jan 18, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Not what it was sold to be. Poor customer service. Poor product. Still waiting on refunds from Citi bank as hot schedules kept promising refund ' it never happened.

I use hotschedules for all of our front and back of the house schedules.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My favorite thing about the software is that the staff can see their schedule online, which results in less missed shifts.

Cons: What I like least about the software is the small font and lack of spacing in between the employees and times.

Overall: It allows our staff to receive their schedules without having to call the business.

Has continually gotten less user friendly for managers and staff.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being able to schedule and message staff. However, you have to go to the app to respond or read messages.

Cons: Notifications are hit or miss. Sometimes you get them and sometimes you don¿t. You have to go to app to read messages. You can not respond to texts or emails.

Capterra-loader

Other apps are better and easier to use

Jan 18, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: availability is confusing to read. Employees can't see manager schedule unless they are put in as a manager. When scheduling employees with multiple jobs it is confusing to read. I could go on and on

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HotSchedules has changed the game for us. Especially the integration with our POS system

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Integration with our POS (sales and labor reporting), ease of use for managers and employees, wide variety of reporting, writing schedules takes no time at all

Cons: Messaging function (email notifications don't include what the actual message is), no longer have the ability to manually sync new employees from POS

Super easy and convenient.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use for scheduling but also managing employee requests, requirements and required permits. Everything is at a click away.

Cons: There really isn't anything that we don't like. maybe if the actually scheduling screen was a little smaller so it's easier to see the whole week and employees in one glance. But really it's great all around.

Easy to use and great to keep staff updated on the fly!

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Immediately update on the fly scheduling! Planning way in advance of scheduling! I love the fact that it¿s easy to use and user friendly!

Cons: Laggy sometimes. Other user that has admin privledges doesn¿t work properly for him all the time. I understand that there is bugs sometimes in software. It would be nice if their was more customer support when running into issues.

lots see a lot of improveents

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to navigate and communicate with staff and constant updates that make it easier if I had it my way i would always have the hotschedules available for all staff

Cons: updates and not being able leave photos on the messager, to make easier for people that dont have a phone to use and see the schedule

Been a HotSchedules user for over 16 years. Love it! Great tool that is always adapting

Jan 18, 2018
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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Pros: Built for restaurants.
Over the time I have worked with the HotSchedules team they are fully engaged in making this the best product that they can.
The add on tools that they are building help drive our business.
They are true partners.

Overall: Helps us manager the staffing, labor, and communication component with our team.
The add-ons for Training and Checklists is a great help.

The program is very user friendly. My employees are able to navigate their time sheet easily.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good basic scheduling system. Scheduling system is quick and easy for logging in and requests. great system.

Cons: The mobile app could have a few more features. The system is a bit more expensive. Notifications could be a bit easier to see and change.

Overall: Easy use for my employees. Great software to calculate hours for payroll.

It has made scheduling easier, but the user experience could be inproved a bit.

Jan 18, 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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Pros: I like the accountability for my staff and the ease of managing shifts for a large crew. I also like the ease of managing time off.

Cons: The web page is slow and cluttered and doesn't allow for rapid change and bulk settings like i am used to. Also, lack of personalization to my business is frustrating. We normally did a schedule one month at atime and now are forced to do week by week.

Overall: Scheduling is easier once you get through all the set up stages, but administrative and with your staff. And the platform for communication between all staff members is nice to work with.

The system did not work with and was not integrated with our pos system as represented and sold

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: not much - there really isn't much I like about it - it was the only one that was supposed to work with our pos and it doesn't

Cons: not as user friendly as other scheduling software I have used - doesn't do everything I'd like it to - doesn't work well with our POS as indicated in sales process - would not buy again

As an accountant whose clients use

Jan 18, 2018
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: We like the Hot Schedules for its ease of use, intuitive, alerts via text, and other features. We enjoy using it though and more importantly, our clients are happy!

Cons: There are very little cons to using Hot Schedules. We do not like the Hot Schedules for its reporting, queries,

Easy to learn and use

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a one stop shop for all of our scheduling needs. It has been very easy to set up and get all of our employees using it.

Cons: Not a lot of complaints. It has been a seamless integration. Website design is a little outdated but not bad.

Great

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Scheduling employees is super easy and employees can call in to check their schedules or use the app or web

Cons: Slow at times. Mostly at peak times we schedule like Friday afteermkons. Also the app charges and it should really be free

Nice to have the schedules handy on your phone

Jan 11, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can see who is working the various shifts and it gives me their total hours for the week at a glance.

Cons: The app on my phone does not show if someone is off for the day or had a time off request, for example if someone calls in sick and I need to reach another employee to get the shift covered it does not show me if they are on approved time off. I have to log in through a computer to see that. It would save me time if there was a little symbol or something showing they are on approved time off so I won't waste my time calling them.

Makes scheduling convenient

Jan 09, 2018
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: It makes scheduling a great number of employees all with different availability easy since they can set their own availability and put in time off requests on their own.

Cons: The app can crash sometimes, and can be expensive for some. Some of the features can be overwhelming and lead to useful features getting ignored.

Overall: Beneficial how we can track employee hours and easily send notices to all employees at once, or based on employee job title.

HotSchedules has streamlined and organized the way we make our schedule!

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love using different templates and creating reports. We are also able to stay compliant with built in Auto Inactivation of TABC and Food Handler certifications.

Cons: We are not able to "lock" a week. If we could have a built in function to "lock" a week we could make fewer mistakes moving from schedules week to week.

Really healthy adding this product to a start company

Jan 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user friendly interface was not only a bonus for the user on the employee end but also for me as the administrator.

Cons: Some of the SCHOOX (TRAIN) product was too rigid for creative thought. It would be nice if the team was able to post pics from the mobile app so we can get real time photos and videos that could later be turned into training material

The tools are great if used correctly. The pricing is only affordable if you are a large business.

Dec 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great tools for managing labor. One of the only companies that I know of that is integrated with Aloha.

Cons: I feel that the price is a little bit too much for what we use it for. I find myself overwhelmed at times with the functions.

Great for restaurants and retail shops!

Nov 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Features within the app are structured very well and it's easy to navigate. Keeps you connected with coworkers by providing you with all of their contact info and enabling you to cover shifts and keep in contact with everyone when necessary.

Cons: From time to time I have seen that some data can get lost, ie employees who are on the schedule sometimes get lost and time slots are no longer filled. Could be a user error but overall it was good for us!

Efficient but left much to be desired

Nov 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked how I could clock in remotely from anywhere, I didn't need to be at a specific location or be in range but it would have been nice to know where it "pinned" me for clocking in. A coworker recommended we use this as a means of clocking in and out.

Cons: It was very easy to forget to clock out, or clock out by mistake. It was a head ache for my payroll person to calculate our hours when this happened. I know I had trouble with little mistakes like that and it was hard to tabulate my actual hours and get an idea of what my paycheck would be. Ultimately, we decided to move to another app to track our hours.

Overall: For the most part, it was fairly straightforward and easy use. There were a few features I was told you could use Hot Schedules for but could never figure out how to do such as view my schedule or switch shifts with a fellow colleague. For a small staff it did its job.

Quick and easy!

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: This was a great system to work with and it is highly recommended for anyone who is just looking for a basic scheduling system. I honestly didn't have any issues with this system. Once it went down and we all needed new passwords.

Pros: This scheduling system is so quick and easy to use. from logging in, to requests and switching shifts. It also has the great email and text features that ensure everyone gets the reminders needed. I loved this system!

Hotschedules

Nov 07, 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: Easy to use, good reviews from staff and manangement. Worth the investment of time and money to get started

Pros: User friendly, lots of reporting capabilities, mobile app available. Helpful for budgets, forecasts, execution

Cons: Mobile app doesnt have all the features i used daily. A little more expensive then others. Some reports should be on a main screen, for quick view.

Our business transitioned to HotSchedules a few months ago. It has improved our process.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: Hot Schedules has streamlined our scheduling process. Prior to Hot Schedules, coordinating availability changes, time-off requests, and employee substitutions was a hassle that involved a lot of communication and email. Now team members are able to be more involved in the scheduling process and are able to view their schedule, submit time-off requests, availability changes, and substitution requests all from their apps, limiting the need for other means of communication.

Cons: The software can be a bit confusing initially for new hires. When onboarding people, there is usually a delay while HotSchedules is generating their account.

Overall: Our scheduling process was streamlined. Hot Schedules reduced confusion and unnecessary communication between management and team members regarding scheduling issues.

Best Scheduling Product

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Hotschedules is the go-to product when it comes to schedules and your employees. Shift swaps and approvals are seamless.

Overall: I get all the benefits of viewing and changing my schedule around in the palm of my hand. How much better can that get??

My Favorite Scheduling Software

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: - Ease of use. - Live time ability to drop shifts and/or pick up shifts. -Easily request time off or email management

Stay away from HotSchedules!

Sep 07, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Expensive. They quietly lock you into a contract to pay them monthly fees, even after you learn that their software is terrible and does not help your staff scheduling duties. The installation took many days, and was filled with one problem after another. The product is overly complicated and confusing. THEY MAKE YOUR EMPLOYEES PAY FOR THE MOBILE APP!!!!! Yes, you read that right, your employees will have to pay to get the app. Another con is that you actually have to print up a page with the invite for each employee to sign up for the schedule app. There are many other options available on the web and for tablets.

Great software works even better with schoox

Sep 05, 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: I have worked in the restaurant industry and this allows for easy scheduling and payroll management for my employees and it's simple to use. Furthermore if you are using e-learning this software teams up well with Schoox *LMS* in order to provide courses for my staff. They can easily take their courses the day they start working because the system auto enrolls them into their courses while allowing them to know their shift schedule.

Cons: There's a bit of a learning curve associated with hot schedules because of the different options but it's great regardless.

Overall: Made me more efficient at ensuring that I ran accurate reports for the DM'S

This software is easy to use and a great way to communicate.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The communication side of it is great. I have less meetings now that I can send out mass messages. The scheduler itself is top notch. I can move shifts around quickly using the quick keys and copying schedules is a snap. Having the freedom to do my schedule anywhere and being able to approve or deny schedule changes from my phone makes those decisions more informed. We use it to document all incidents good and bad on employees, so when an evaluation comes around you have all that information at your fingertips. It makes a great reservation scheduler. The roster report is the first thing I print out in the mornings to make sure everyone is here and where they are supposed to be and if they are not I have all the phone numbers on that sheet. The fact that it gives you the number of hours for everyone helps with creating budgets for the week.

Cons: My biggest complaint is that part of the expense for the is put on the employee. I know it's very little but some employees don't have a bank account or credit card and have trouble making the purchase. It seems to me that the revenue generated by that could be built into the cost of the software on the employer side.

Overall: The largest benefit was time management. I have a lot more time to do other things that improve our guest's experience, which is the bottom line of my job.

Fair

Jul 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: HS connect makes it easy to upload from our POS. Functionalities are plentiful. Digital log book and task list are favored.

Cons: Billing is never accurate. Takes a long time to get fixed. The representatives change constantly. Take list functions and reporting are minimal. Task list are easy to build but not intuitive to assign.

I have used hotschedules for years at several of my jobs. It made scheduling 200+ employees easy.

Jun 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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Pros: I like how user friendly and easy hotschedules is to use. I love all the reports you can generate for labor and schedules. The software is very easy to maneuver compared to many other scheduling softwares.

Scheduling made easy

Jun 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Makes time off requests and daily availability very easy for staff to make and then to schedule off of.

Pros: Ease of use for staff to release/swap/manage shifts. App makes checking schedule and sending message always available and easy.

Cons: The notifications could be easier to adjust in the settings and messaging could be sorted better, especially within the app.

Saves me lots of time!

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like to use Hot schedules to help me build a schedule for my employees, it save me lots of time with having to send out the schedule and insuring everyone gets it! The best part is all request can submitting in one place.

Cons: I have noticed often when in use the page will shut down or reload sometime causing me to start over not always!

Low stress scheduling, and great employee interactions

May 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: i like that employees can take more ownership of their schedules with limited interactions with managers freeing them to manage and not have so much time figuring out schedules.

Cons: The initial set up and first schedule can feel overwhelming and the set up pages aren't automatically emailed to new hires.

Overall: More time managing, less time with schedukes

One Happy Pizza Shop

Apr 21, 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: The auto-scheduler and templates.

Cons: You can't put a limit on how many people request off the same day.

Overall: Couldn't be any happier. HotSchedules has streamlined the way we make a schedule, and has organized the way we do things! The staff really enjoys being able to control their personal schedule from the comfort of a smart phone. Also the number of headaches have dramatically been on a decline since the introduction of HotSchedules. Thank you!

Hotschedules

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Using hotschedules really helps restaurant employees easily access their schedules.

Pros: As a server you can easily pick up an available shift that someone else can't work, and also release/post a shift that you cannot work in order for someone else to grab it.

Cons: Sometimes it is difficult knowing where to go in order to find out certain information, such as if somone sends out a message for all employees to see, but for some reason I won't be able to locate where to see the message.

Great system easy to use

Feb 27, 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: Scheduling and employees able to trade shifts

Cons: nothing system is great

Overall: Love hot schedules for scheduling projecting and just very user friendly. Really like how employees can drop shifts and fellow employees pick them up. Makes things easier when they don't have to call the restaurant and they can work it out on their own.

Recommendations to other buyers: Well worth the price

Vendor Response

by HotSchedules on February 28, 2017

Sabrina, Thank you for the great review! We love serving those who serve and we are grateful you are a part of our community. Happy scheduling!

General manager

Feb 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use works well for all employees plus shows labor percentages and tracking. Nice to be able to use the daily log to communicate with everyone as well.

Cons: Nothing

Overall: Really like the program makes it easy to post schedule and for employees to be able to work with one another to change their shifts

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it. This is a great tool for the restaurant and will help you tremendously. Take the tutorials and ask for help they are always willing to help.

Vendor Response

by HotSchedules on February 27, 2017

Phil, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to provide us with feedback, we greatly appreciate it! We value your role in our community. Happy scheduling!