Jolt Features

Jolt

Operations platform for small-medium & franchise businesses

4.74/5 (241 reviews)

Jolt Feature Summary

  • Logbook & journal
  • Employee announcements
  • Information library
  • Automatically track task completion
  • Time and attendance management with real time tracking
  • Smart alerts and warnings
  • Keep audit results in one place for future review & analysis
  • Date code labeling
  • Mobile apps for checking schedules, swapping shifts etc
  • Task scheduling
  • Jolt Time Clock for logging employee clock punches
  • Centralize the serving of multiple document and video types
  • Drag and drop interface for editing schedules
  • Time and attendance tools for managers and employees
  • Generate scores based on audit results
  • Build customizable task checklists from over 18 types
  • Time clock integration
  • Inspection management
  • Employee performance reports
  • Task management

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Jolt Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Jolt's features:

Marc Moreau

An excellent Balance of ease and efficiency!

2016-09-30

Jolt has helped us keep employees on task and held accountable for their work in ways that benefit our bottom line and daily proficiency.

Pros

Communication and notifications for management.

Cons

The reporting could be a bit easier to pull data and comprehend.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Jolt

Start Slow and Build the Jolt Culture

Source: Capterra
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Ben Old

Jolt your business

2017-04-03

I have seen the feature set grow over the years and am confident the product will continue to evolve.

Pros

IOS (although would be nice to have it run on Android too,) great at tasks / list management.

Cons

Bad UX design both on client and web / back end.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Jolt

If you want to go international I suggest you improve the lite app (inc android) to allow push comms notifications.

Source: Capterra
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Les McDougal

Nice software

2019-04-01

I use this to manage and schedule some more basic tasks for admin teams.

Pros

It makes it easy to perform some basic HR tasks as well as employee checklists.

Cons

I prefer a more feature rich software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Emilia Courtney

Employee usage

2018-12-20

Product management within the restaurant as well as daily employee duties.

Pros

I like the easy to use functions and how simple the app is.

Cons

The trouble shooting is hard to use and most of the time the issues with printers is really hard especially with the label making option.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler Scott

Versatile Program!

2017-03-22

It keeps employees accountable for their work while tracking various audits I do.

Pros

I can customize the reports and lists to my liking.

Cons

The time clock function should be able to export the values into an excel sheet that is easier to read.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Jolt

Keep up the good work. Looking forward to further updates to the time clock feature. I would also like to see a function online that would let me use the program as if I was using the ipad. I don't visit my stores everyday which means I can't see the changes I make in real time. Only receive feedback from the managers.

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Carrie Cecil

We use Jolt as a task management software.

2017-10-13

We benefitted from Jolt by being able to eliminate the clutter of paper checklists, track team member progress, and communicate more efficiently.

Pros

It is useful to have as a means of employee communication.

Cons

This software can be a bit confusing to learn, including learning how to navigating through all of the features.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Shauna Doherty

Jolt has transferred the responsibility of completing tasks to the employee.

2017-05-15

Pros

The options when it comes to making checklists. Notifications to the employee and supervisor.

Cons

Not being able to create specific assignments per employee without having to assign each an individual role.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Craig Daniel

Jolt has saved me money and given me Peace of mind.

2017-06-30

Saved tons of labor hours avoiding day dots.

Pros

Ease of printing labels. Employees love doing the electronic checklists!

Cons

Wish I could manually adjust employees availability for them.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff Mitchell

The program is great once you take the time to build your forms and lists and add you company docs.

2017-08-10

It replaces loads of paper and binders full of company docs and trading manuals.

Pros

Allows for a single employee operating system.

Cons

So the data that is filled out in Jolt stays in Jolt and needs to be manually extracted to be useful for inventory, job performance, KPI tracking...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Sowards

Great software for scheduling, food & beverage companies

2019-11-11

I have cut my time that is spent making the schedule down from the previous program I used.

Pros

I have the ability to schedule as many positions to multiple employees for our Renaissance faire food and beverage staff..this is crucial when I need to have an employee work in multiple locations through out the day.

Cons

I am unable to send the schedule to just a select employee or employees.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Melling

Jolt has revolutionised the operational aspects of our business.

2017-09-18

- Increased efficiency - Accountability - Tangible statistics on operational performance - Ability to compare site performance - Notifications when important tasks aren't completed - Improved communication with team - Ability to support management team without being on site - Flexibility to easily change operations - Autonomy for management team to create their own lists to improve the running of the stores - Complete visibility of the operations in the business - Streamlined scheduling

Pros

The notifications and review section has created accountability that would not be possible without this software.

Cons

I believe a few tweaks could be made to the time clock and scheduling and I would love to see an area specifically made for inductions and training.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

easy to use

2018-01-16

ease of scheduling and how it lists the employees, the are all consolidated on one page which makes it easier to find their contact information

Pros

i like how it automatically sends us emails to show us our weekly schedule. request for time off or communicate with your boss is effective.

Cons

that it doesnt send daily text reminders or sync to your calendar on my iphone, i have to input it myself or open my email to view my schedule

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan Collier

Exceptional customer support

2017-09-29

Time saver, temperature tracking, employee training, elimination of paper lists, ease of use, permanent records, notification of task completion.

Pros

Eliminate paper, intuitive setup, adaptable to our systems, timer saver, permanent log, training potential, temperature controls, and we haven't even scratched the surface!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Taran Evans

Jolt Zebra printer

2016-09-06

I keep it in my office to save it from the wear and tear of daily kitchen activities. It is an extremely helpful device that has streamlined our labeling and made it much more effective as well.

Pros

Pictures and date stamps that keep employees honest. training new employees is a breeze.

Cons

Lack of ability to personalize to individual locations needs or preferances

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Jolt

keep working towards AMAZING!

Source: Capterra
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Traci King

Pretty good for the cost.

2019-09-04

There are some options that I would like to have added, but it is saving me some time.

Pros

The cost and the function that allows team members to edit their own punches. Huge time saver for me.

Cons

I would like a report that gave daily, weekly and pay period totals per employee. I have to manually adjust the excel sheet to figure overtime hours.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Adams

Jolt makes training fast and easy

2017-03-31

Instead of primarily using verbal training we can now create training manuals, quizzes, checklists and performance reviews in jolt to assure that every new employee receives the same training and documentation.

Pros

How easy it is to create a new list and add employees.

Cons

It can be difficult to delete a lost from the daily to-do checklist once it has been added

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah James

As an employee who is scheduled using jolt it is an incredibly easy to see your schedule.

2018-07-16

It was easy to use and communicate with.

Pros

It is very easy to switch shifts and request time off. You are also able to contact other coworkers through the software.

Cons

There are really no cons to this product from an employee point of view.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan Johnson

Jolt Review

2017-03-27

It's been easy to understand once you start.

Pros

I like that it has everything I need in one place.

Cons

It doesn't have employee files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Elizabeth Hancock

Great for Schedules!

2019-11-13

This is an incredibly easy tool for scheduling employees. It really makes calculating hours much easier.

Pros

I love the ease of use with this software, and the navigation of different employees' schedules.

Cons

We had a couple issues with getting employees the link to actually view their schedule.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sheila Hajula

I Don't Know What To Say

2019-03-26

The employee management concept is a great idea, but I haven't had the pleasure of using this app.

Pros

I hate that it can only be used in the iPad.

Cons

The logo design is very beautiful.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Jolt


Hey Sheila,

Good news! Jolt is available on Android devices. Just search "Jolt: Employee Management" in the Amazon or Google Play store and we'll be the first result.

Let's get Jolt back up and running for you!

PS. Any time you run into issues, you can always reach us at 877-396-4112 (ext. 1) or support@jolt.com.

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Brittany Kayser

Lighting Strike

2017-03-21

We are brand new to Jolt and our experience with the system has been very succesful.

Pros

I like that we can assign task to employees and see who is doing it and it keeps track of it.

Cons

You can't delete list that weren't completed on time. And it's not very clear if someone is already schudule in another area..

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Jolt

To new to the software at the moment.

Source: Capterra
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Andrew Freeman

Keeps us running smoothly

2018-09-17

It has been a great peice of software for our staff management. We use the time clock and the task lists for checklists and it increases our staffs productivity and gets rid of paper forms!

Pros

Able to track hours and tasks completed by staff.

Cons

Setting up reminders for a task list (e.g. every 3 months) I personally find confusing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Helene Foldvik

Easy to learn, great support and a lot of features!

2019-04-23

Perfect, very proffesional system and empolyees!

Pros

The bulk import when I made lists is brilliant.

Cons

Not much, but it would be great if it was more adaptet to Europe as well, like the clock, (not am / pm but 24h) possibility to send sms to employees etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lydia Melton

Like the product, want to see where it grows

2016-11-02

I don't know why, I think it's just intimidating to work around the site. One feature we'd like to use more is the announcements, but since we don't use that timeclock, it's a pain to ensure employees are clocking in/out.

Pros

I don't have to reprint to do checklists all the time.

Cons

It's not always intuitive for staff. The sweep button should make clear what it does. Also some buttons are too close to each other. Like the "correct answer" and red x button are too close on top of each other. They should be side by side to elminate accidents. I've also accidentally made a list inactive when I meant to click save. I'd spread them out a bit.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Jolt

I think a feature request place would be worthwhile.

Source: Capterra
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Meredith Webb

Good HR & Scheduling App

2017-06-09

Getting HR paperwork to be electronic

Pros

Reviewing the documents and keeping tabs on employee performance in one place with out paper has been by far the best feature of this app.

Cons

the software could use some updating and still has a few glitches

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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