Kudos Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kudos

Peer to Peer Recognition, Employee Engagement and Rewards

4.85/5 (638 reviews)

Kudos overview

What is Kudos?

Kudos is a corporate social network and peer-to-peer recognition system designed to engage your teams with enhanced communication, collaboration, appreciation, and recognition. Kudos is simple, scalable, flexible, effective and affordable. We service clients that range from 100 to 20,000 users in over 80 countries and 30 verticals. If you care about your team, culture, and communication - Kudos can work for you. To learn more about Kudos check out our website or give us a call.
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Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Czech, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Kudos Overview

Kudos reviews

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Tyson Ghostkeeper

Nothing short of an exceptional experience! Our team is in loving with having Kudos.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

More customizing options for the pages feature, but not really a con. I've found a work around by creating custom graphics with my preferred images and fonts and uploading. Very easy to read on mobile phones which is so nice! This has become our company "go to" for resources such as our benefit program overview.

Pros
The program is incredibly user friendly and availability on all platforms: computer, mobile, Gmail build in, and more. We have employees with language barriers that can use the program with ease! The program has connected our company and solidified our core values of team. With hotels spread out our province, all the teams can come together to recognize, share best practices, and celebrate success. It has also helped me get to know our team and helps our ownership group stay involved with day to day news. One of the customer rep, from the beginning, has been incredibly helpful and efficient. Kudos Support help answer any questions I have so quickly and properly. Not to mention, I have given multiple improvement requests which have come through shortly after! Kudos truly cares and we feel valued... most importantly, our team feels valued having this incredible tool to recognize and communicate with each other. I would not hesitate to recommend Kudos to any other organization.

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Anonymous

Foster a culture of gratitude in your organization

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

See Pros comment.

Pros
Kudos allows everyone on our team, no matter their role, to acknowledge, thank and honor the special people we work with in a public forum. Kudos are an easy way to do just a little bit extra for someone who you think when above and beyond on a project or task. Making it easy to reward our coworkers and team members has made it really easy to drive a culture of gratitude, and allows people to honor the slightly smaller but still very important quality efforts, those things that may not be Employee of the Month worthy, but are definitely worth recognizing. I love the degrees and gradations of rewards-- being able to give just a little Thanks-for-the-Hand, or a Seriously-You-Saved-The-Day kinds of praise. Kudos have definitely helped us promote a more positive culture in our organization.

Cons
I wish I got more points per month! 50 just isn't enough sometimes. I also wish the system was integrated in our Slack feed more readily or that the board where kudos are posted were more obvious. I like seeing who is being appreciated and standing out in the company, but I miss it because I just use the website version (and I am not signed in all the time).

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Caitlin Tulloch

Kudos to Kudos!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

It has been an extremely positive experience. It is easy to use and points do add up quickly if you are doing a good job!

Pros
Kudos is an amazing system that helps you show your appreciation and respect and thanks to employees within a company. I love that I am able to send and receive points to fellow employees when I think they deserve something to say “thank you for everything you do”. This platform isn’t just for higher ups in a company it is for all employees. This way even if a boss wasn’t aware of what a great job a fellow employee is doing or how they have been helping others, I can take notice and send a special note with points so they know they are valued.

Cons
I just wish that I could pick the word that goes with the kudos ie: thank you is 5 points while exceptional is 50 points. There have been times I wish I could choose the word to send along with my note & points

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Recognition made easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-08
Review Source: Capterra

I love it, I use it everyday and recommend its use to everyone irrespective of your job level.

Pros
The structure and ease of use has allowed me to very easily recognize my peers , leaders and staff. The integrated dashboards also creates competitiveness which makes it even more fun.

Cons
The software needs to have some build in moderation to identify "fake" recognition's. An exceptional category gets selected with the contents saying thank you.

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Breland Sylve

KUDOS for the win!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
What I love about Kudos the most is that there are so many options to cash in for your gift card. You name a place, and there's a gift card for it on there. I love it. It is fast and friendly! Its a great way for employees to interact with other employees. Money is one of the best incentives a company can give and with Kudos you're able to spend it however you like. When I have my own business I will be sure to use Kudos and nothing else!

Cons
I don't like how you can't see what everyone says about a person unless you see it scrolling. I'd like it even better if we were given the option to click on someones name and then you could see all of the Kudos posted.

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Kudos pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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➤ Kudos Basic: $3 per user per month + set up fee
+ Employee-to-Employee Recognition
+ Basic Admin & Reports
+ KudosRewards™ Online Store
☛ and more


➤ Kudos Plus: $5 per user per month + set up fee
Everything in basic plus:
+ Manager-to-Employee Recognition
+ Full Admin & Reports
+ SAML 2.0 Single Sign On
+ SCIM User Provisioning
+ Integrations
☛ And much more


➤ Kudos Enterprise: Quoted on as required.

Discounts available based on size of organization and contract term.

Kudos features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Employee Portal
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Activity Tracking (230 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (286 other apps)
Data Import/Export (264 other apps)
Employee Database (244 other apps)
Employee Management (307 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (225 other apps)
Employee Self Service (231 other apps)
Performance Management (217 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (238 other apps)
Recruitment Management (231 other apps)
Self Service Portal (257 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Kudos

Key features of Kudos

  • Peer to Peer and Manager to Peer Recognition
  • Employee Feedback
  • Attachments, Comments, Hashtags & Mentions, Stickers & Emoji
  • Organization Values & Behaviour Alignment
  • Customizable Badges & Certificates
  • Engagement Leaderboards
  • Custom Pages, Announcements & Widgets
  • Automated Birthday & Service Gifts/Notifications
  • Directory & User Profiles
  • Custom Look, Feel & Theme
  • eGift & eCredit Cards
  • Customizable Rewards Catalog
  • Deep Analystics - Point & Reward Reports
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Benefits

Kudos can help you address key issues that effect your business and help you drive performance through the power of appreciation and communication.

Kudos can help improve morale with more timely and frequent recognition.
Kudos can help your team feel more valued, appreciated and empowered.
Kudos can help you improve retention, reduce absenteeism and improve productivity.
Kudos can help you build your culture, communicate your key messages and reinforce your core values.
Kudos can help you save money and time with our simply, intuitive SaaS solution