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Microsoft Viva Engage

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Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to connect and communicate

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Microsoft Viva Engage Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.1

/5

798

Total features

35

9 categories

Microsoft Viva Engage features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity/News Feed
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Calendar Management
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools

Common features of Collaboration software

@mentions
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Brainstorming

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Functionality

4.1

/5

798

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8

/user

Per month

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Total Features

35

Unique features

  • Data Import/Export

  • To-Do List

  • User Management

  • User Profiles

Functionality

4.6

/5

27.4K

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Total Features

29

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Automatic Backup

  • Document Storage

  • Drag & Drop

  • Access Controls/Permissions

Functionality

4.6

/5

23.1K

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Total Features

71

Features in Common

22

Unique features

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Brainstorming

  • Real-Time Updates

  • Call Conferencing

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Arun K.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Efficient social networking platform for enterprise

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been a very happy yammer user ever since it was implemented in our organization. It helps enhance productive communication and collaboration among employees from various departments Knowledge grow multiple ways when it is shared. Its integration with other Microsoft applications is seamless.

Pros

The clean user interface is easy to navigate and the feed is intuitive Great tool to notify important announcements within organization like new product launches , regulatory changes and emergencies. It helps to enhance leadership engagement, from top management to all employees of the organization Secure platform to discuss about confidential projects among team members. Poll is another great advantage of yammer, entire company can participate in polls

Cons

Though the user interface is familiar, sorting posts by date requires bit of effort Additionally, searching for a topic is difficult The mobile application needs improvement and the user interface needs a revamp

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Adra Safiya K.

Retail, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Private social media

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Yammer is a intranet social media that run privately, among the workers of my organization. We have use it for sharing news and memo of our department or organization. We can have a private group that only our department use, or the public forum wheres everyone on the organization can freely communicate with each other.

Cons

Yammer is getting obsolete, as nowadays, no one have use it anymore. There are not new update of feature for the software, so we have lost interest on it. We only use it for to check update from our Administration department, any not using it for anything else anymore.

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Carrie K.

Hospital & Health Care, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Not a big fan of Yammer

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is somewhat helpful in that you can get responses from people you don't interact with on a daily basis. Our company did a lip sync challenge and that worked well on Yammer with videos posted working seamlessly.

Cons

Finally, after more than a year of my company using Yammer, you can access it with one click. Up until this week, one had to enter their work email and password TWICE! and our email addresses are very long. One of the pages you had to enter the email on had a huge button for "sign up" Yammer and a link in the text to sign on. So most of us signed up over and over which led to getting numerous emails each time yammer sent one out. There are over 5,000 employees in my organization and they are using Yammer as the sole source of information to the employees. Most items are seen by less than 200 people, and this over a year after yammer was instituted! So I'm not sure if it is Yammer that is the problem or if the problem is more in how my company set it up.

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Pippa M.

Apparel & Fashion, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Corporate Facebook!

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

It's very akin to major social media platforms, encouraging people to share and engage.It's a central place to house and share documents too so truly a double edged sword.

Cons

The search function does not always pull up information in a chronological order. Can be frustrating when you are looking for a specific recent post and don't want to scroll through everything.

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Steven M.

Financial Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Facebook without the features

Reviewed 5 years ago

It was difficult to search for previous discussions, find things you like, and find popular topics that had been liked by others. It is not as instant as instant chat programs and it's not as easy to search as online message boards. It seems to have a foot in both of those doors and not really commit to either one.

Pros

The best thing about Yammer was that it was simple. You can easily create a topic and post responses to that topic. For those that use Facebook, Yammer is very easy to pick-up. Also like Facebook, Yammer is good for in the moment shares and discussions.

Cons

The interface was very plain and gave a very cheap impression. It was very difficult to archive or refer back to conversations. If a conversation tree had happened more than a week or more prior it was almost better to start the discussion up again than to try to go through and find the history.

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Lauren D.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Yammer is a staple in our organization

Reviewed 7 months ago

It's user-friendly and fosters efficient communication, collaboration and community.

Pros

-Quickly became a go-to tool for our organization's relationship-building, replacing an older, much clunkier platform

Cons

-Feels like Facebook; somewhat outdated and clunky-Limited options for page customization-Takes place in a separate app, separate from other Office 365 apps

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Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A easy microsoft tool for communication, networking

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

I like that is easy to use, you can get notifications. We have two communication portals in the company and everything that is posted on yammer gets 3x more views and interactions.

Cons

I guess it´s not that innovative, it could have more features to use in the forums, but I think its simplicity is its main strength

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Vekaas H.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Social networking at work

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

With Yammer staff can learn to build connectivity at social level across organization and engage collaboratively to learn and develop their skills. Yammer helps organizations build a healthy learning environment where anybody can contribute. You can create knowledge share and interest groups where employees engage in discussion and hone their skills. The key is to use it appropriately. Instead of engaging...

Cons

It might appear to be a distraction for highly occupied employees. They just might not be able to respond to even to birthday greetings.

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Janice W.

Building Materials, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Best purpose is for sending bulletins to a community group

Reviewed 4 years ago

This is really more of a stay-connected tool for our company. Different functions, locations, or even hobby groups keep in touch here. Especially with more people working remotely, forums like Yammer are needed to share photos and stories to keep employees engaged and feeling a sense of community.

Pros

This is a great software for sharing random stories with a group in your organization. We have thousands in our organization. One of the Yammer "communities" of my organization is the entire company. It is enjoyable to read posts from others in our organization all around the world. It is more general or light-hearted news that is shared here, such as community service activities, industry trends,...

Cons

It seems there should be an administrator of Yammer within a company. It is a bit disorganized because anyone can create a new community. If an employee wanted to create a community that didn't align with the company's values, there should be administrative control of the process.

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Katherine P.

Insurance, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Yammer Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

Really enjoy using this tool!

Pros

My organization has been using this product for a few years now. It's a great communication tool for the company as a whole and within each department. As part of the Learning & Development department, we use Yammer to communicate training results and also send out quizzes to each department to test their knowledge. The tool is really easy to use, it reminds me a lot of Facebook in that it has...

Cons

It is sometimes hard to keep up with everything going on, especially if you are a member of many groups/pages. And if you put your notifications on so you get an email every time something is posted, it can be overwhelming at times.

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Information Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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It's Facebook for your company employees

Reviewed 3 years ago

Yammer is a great networking and collaboration tool for employees, but you need to make sure your employees are willing to use it and follow the best practices you've implemented to keep new content coming in and organized along the way.

Pros

Yammer has the same look and features as your typical social media platform like Facebook. You can create new communities for specific groups, make comments and posts, @ mention other people, upload different media files like photos, videos, attachments, etc. It's a good way to keep your company connected if your employees are engaged in the first place.

Cons

Searching or filtering content was never successful. If you are trying to find old posts with a particular subject or file, you will need to be very specific with your keywords. Even then, Yammer will return a bunch of results for you to sift through. Recommend using tags with your posts if you plan on returning to them in the future. Many people do not do this so it's difficult to search for content.

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Jenna F.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Yes to Yammer!

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, I would use this again in a new position or job!

Pros

Yammer was so easy and a convenient app and space for all employees to interact about upcoming promotions, shift coverage, and available shifts to work. It was so quick and so helpful!

Cons

Employees complained about the storage space it took up, but that really is not a huge deal.

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Oluwakorede D.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Multi Collaboration tool for Business and Social Purposes!

Reviewed 5 years ago

When it comes to corporate collaboration and communication, yammer has proved to be an effective tool. In terms of having useful talks, chats and meetings with my team members, yammer has been of great help, in terms of cost, i didn't have to pay any substantial amount to get it installed/setup, customer support is also great.

Pros

Yammer is an appropriate tool for collaboration between staff/colleagues in an Organization, it has great customization features which can be tailored to suit the needs of any Organization, and it also supports integration with a wide range of products.

Cons

There is the need for addition of features found on other social platforms to Yammer, this will give yanner a chance to ace out its competitors, I also think it works more like a coporate tool than a social tool. Yammer is also strict with its policy against ads from 3rd parties.

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Fernando d.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Its a good content sharing tool

Reviewed 6 years ago

I'm not using Yammer for a long period now, but when I did, I liked it. It has a great potential to be a content manager and a great company social media tool (communication channel).

Pros

Yammer is a complementary tool for sharing information, tutorials and documents inside an intranet. It can complement SharePoint's content management experience for a company. You can create a profile there and interact to other employees in a "social media" like tool. It has many features to create a blog, a tutorial, a wiki and many other things that can help your company to not lose knowledge as the teams keeps changing. New employees can find information and get a smaller learning curve by reading articles that more experienced people may have written on daily tasks or difficult problems that may arise.

Cons

I guess its adhesion was too low. In my company many people just don't like to use it because they don't know what is it exactly. It's such a great tool but looks like it was left aside. Maybe Microsoft could do a little marketing to help it grow and be more known by people all around the world. Maybe Microsoft Teams is more important to they...

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Andrew M.

Insurance, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A Sense of Community

Reviewed 2 years ago

As Vice President of our Social Committee, Yammer is a key tool in keeping our members engaged and informed while away from the office. We can post reminders, or pictures from contests, and it really gets the whole group involved and participating.

Pros

I appreciate being able to connect with people within my organization in a more social and laid back forum. The platform is easy to use, and allows broadcasts to all members of a particular group, which will also send their work email a message. It has allowed for a space where people can still maintain a sense of community, even while working from home. Sharing photos or hosting contests, Yammer has become a key tool in our workplace community.

Cons

Not as customizable as some other social platforms, and posts seem to be limited in their ability to be unique looking. Most aspects, including reactions, are very cut and paste.

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Sylvia M.

Architecture & Planning, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Company Employee Facebook

Reviewed a year ago

Yammer gives me the chance to upload my activities, address issues, and exchange ideas · I also get real-time updates and message other users .

Pros

Its good when you want to socialize with workmates. It also helps our employees across our organization to make better decisions, faster. Its its ability to bring people together who don’t normally get to see each other that is the most prominent beneficial

Cons

Not enough options or customizations. We get spam notifications

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Banking, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Yammer was a game changer

Reviewed a year ago

We were able to communicate key changes in the business that my team implemented that weren’t able to be emailed to all employees, but subscribers to our updates were able to see our improvements implemented each time we made a yammer announcement

Pros

Ability to create spaces and groups / teams for employee engagement was a game changer for my team. Because my team was so large and spanned over several countries and time zones, yammer improved employee engagement in the work place with the annual staff survey results showing an improvement in staff engagement with yammer being one of the key contributors mentioned by employees

Cons

Nothing specifically about yammer, we were kind of pushed by higher management to use yammer and our performance is rated on how effectively we use yammer in the work place

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buddhi w.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Social platform for companies

Reviewed a year ago

I have used yammer in one of my previous employments for few months.

Pros

It provides features such as personal messaging, company notifications and group messaging. Mobile app is also available but I used the web version. This is integrated with microsoft 365 and and company used it mainly for knowledge sharing and as a social networking application. When I got free time, I use to scroll down yammer and spent some time there.

Cons

Sometimes I felt like it is too much since some days I get lots of notifications and spend more time checking them.

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Trey T.

Restaurants, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Yammer - Just so-so for me......

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's used for sharing amongst work groups and for our Executive LT to share things, but I find it to be hard to navigate. I wish they would take queues from Facebook or other social media sites and try to make it function more like them. The interface is clunky and hard to navigate and I really don't enjoy using it - so therefore I don't use it very frequently.

Pros

It's a business tool for social networking. It integrates nicely into business devices and is great for leadership or corporate management to use to share updates, images, or team building information. It is very stable to use and works from any platform - pc, smarthphone, tablet, etc.

Cons

I find it hard to navigate and the screens load oddly at times (Like the formatting is goofy). It confuses me when I try to find the different groups to view updates or posts (and that could be because of the way my company has it set up??). I just don't really enjoy using it so I pretty much only check it if I see a really interesting alert pop up from it.

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bennama H.

Pharmaceuticals, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Yammer products impact

Reviewed a year ago

Yammer is one of my best products, I can find information and people easily I can share my thoughts with colleagues worldwide I can extend my network

Pros

Yammer is a very easy product to use, anyone can have a access to all the features and use them easily

Cons

What I would recommend for Yammer is to add more features like webinar, training, event, competition

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Kristin B.

Insurance, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great for Community Enagement

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, for a larger company I would recommend Yammer, it can sync well with all your Microsoft products and it is a fast and efficient way to spread a message to a large amount of employees at the same time! Yammer can hold the messages, documents, trainings, videos so that you can still review them at your leisure as a user and still participate in the comments! I will say that if you are watching...

Pros

This is a great software to get everyone in the company (or community) involved! You can post updates to share company wide and all of those who have joined Yammer can not only access the details, attachments and/or videos attached, but the users can also comment and hold conversations about the topics posted. This system will also house documents, training, videos, company updates, polls, monthly...

Cons

The only con that I have experience is more of a "user settings" I would love to be able to exclude myself from several emails that I receive on what seems like a daily basis, however I have found a work around to just route the emails to a non-important folder until I do have time to review them! The only other hard thing that I have noticed when it comes to Yammer is when/if you are watching a "live feed" it can be a little confusing to keep up with the most recent comments/questions being posted while the feed it continuing.

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Writing and Editing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A Great Means to an End

Reviewed 5 years ago

Yammer has been so amazing at allowing the freelance workforce to come together and really discuss current issues and information about the work. Otherwise, we'd all be so isolated and unable to work together to enhance the finished product of transcripts. That information share is so, so important to not only get the best work to the client, but also to learn more and advance individually in the field. It links me to fellow transcriptionists and gives the human contact that makes up a huge portion of actually being to tolerate long hours of work. So thumbs-up, Yammer.

Pros

I use Yammer to link to fellow employees of Transcribeme. So far, Yammer has been extremely easy to navigate and I have not seen any glitches during my two years working with it. Yammer uses columns to organize your different feeds which helps with clarity. In a quick sweep of my feed, I can see the app directory, any new activity in all my groups, suggested managment or key team members to follow...

Cons

All the positives said, I think Yammer could work on it's design. Maybe it needs some modern touches and perhaps more social features. An amazing app that brings work-at-home people together could always do with more social features ie. a live-chat feature, customizable themes, more inviting interface because it's really important to catch the attention of freelancers so that they are more apt to frequent the site.

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Margaret G.

Oil & Energy, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A cost effective way that has changed our productivity, decision making and saves us time.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Yammer has made transparency and productivity the pillars. I have high hopes with Yammer, the bond and commitment to achieving more and more will grow.

Pros

Yammer has a unique approach to bringing together people with common goals to keep connected and organized. This way, I was able to recognize the loopholes on the overall performance which gave me a chance to make the necessary adjustments. It keeps everyone informed on the proceedings by sharing valuable files and documents. It is quite secure and I can feel the change closer and closer everyday.

Cons

So far so good. No complaints from all parties. I had easy time since day one.

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Raghavendar N.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Unique Social network for corporates

Reviewed 5 years ago

We have used this for solution seeking where we put our request or query and we get response with what people know about it or sometime we get perfect solution too. Apart from work related, we also share the cool pics related to the happening or team events or festivals celebration. Also, polls are conducted to seek the feedback from colleagues about new change in the company or changes that is needed.

Pros

We have Office365 at our company, next to Skype the other app that is extensively used is Yammer for collaboration. We can switch this seamlessly across our Laptop & phone apps. Yammer is social network within the company. Everyone is member as soon as they join and we have different groups where we are free to join. But default, based on our department we are tagged to parent groups and we can view the updates and share our feedback just like Facebook. We can create new groups based on the need and invite people or tag them to get their attention. The biggest advantage of this app is your voice is reached to thousands in minutes and you may get feedback from top skipping the hierarchies. So easy to connect and easy to use and make an effective use for networking across the colleagues

Cons

User Interface is not rich and looks and feels needs improvement. Not sure but it hangs for me quite number of times. Also, little difficult to search for a post or feed. It becomes more confusing once more and more groups are created.

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Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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An employee's Yammer Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

My experience with Yammer is that I am a low level clerk with nobody reporting to me in any capacity. All of the network on any Yammer blog I do are high level banking executives and bankers who I have no shared association with. I am the black Beatle Bailey in General Halftrack's world. (as per the comic strip) Also, I do not appreciate being trolled on my Yammer blog by these people who have implicit...

Pros

This software is fine if your e-mail is tied to the account and you can use this through the company access. I would be happy if I can access this software through my university or my network with Linked-in. (Which includes my employer)

Cons

I am restricted by way of my company access. I am unable to start a new yammer blog from a remote computer outside of the company that I work for. Under my employer's access, I am unable to see my company e-mail outside their intra-net. I am also under my employer's restrictions due to the proprietary data that is of importance to the company, but is of no use to me outside of my employer's work site. Why should I need a company token to access and edit a yammer blog on my laptop that has nothing to do with my employer? (Apart from what I think is slight branding detail that is of importance to my employer, but is is biased and prejudicial to me) I have no use for the technical detail that my employer uses yammer for.