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Orbital Shift Reviews

Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

4.81/5 (16 reviews)
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Orbital Shift Feature Summary

  • Reservations
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Scheduling
  • Time & Attendance
  • Online
  • Mobile
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Time per Project Reporting
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Online Scheduling
  • Shift Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Mobile Time Tracking

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Orbital Shift Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about Orbital Shift's features:

Aaron Comstock

The best time-management service we have used!

2018-03-06

Better monitoring of employee time management, saved time working on schedules and processing payroll, freed-up management from having to go to a computer every time we need to look-up any shift info, all of which help to save our company money.

Pros

The ability to communicate directly with employees through the service to get shifts covered or request time off is one of the coolest features.

Cons

With Orbital Shift, downtime or performance issues are very rare, but hiccups happen, as with every cloud-based service.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Olson

Great Product. A real time saver

2018-02-16

Time Saver, accountability.

Pros

Great option for both management and employees. Very easy and effective way to ensure everyone is on the same page with scheduling.

Cons

Not much here. Sometimes some functions are not as easily found as others, but once you know where to look it seems intuitive.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristin Wilson

Orbital Shift has eased the burden of scheduling and payroll

2017-12-12

Pros

It allows my staff the ability to manage their own schedule online, easily requesting time off and getting shifts covered.

Cons

The ability to customize how you print is a nice feature, it just requires more steps and takes longer.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Melissa Rausch

My experience with Orbital Shift has nothing but excellent. They offer local and friendly support.

2017-12-26

This software was user friendly and allowed me to review a business personally, instead of using generic answers.

Pros

Employees are able to create "time off" requests, shift change requests, and unavailable time, which allows, me to accurately schedule.

Cons

Orbital Shift is constantly making improvements, which can cause occasional glitches in the software. However, the team usually makes an attempt to contact you directly whenever there are any malfunctions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jay Thane

Orbital shift makes scheduling for my 45 employees a breeze!

2017-12-20

It save countless hours of my time!

Pros

I employ a large amount of students, not having to remember or have notes on all of their class schedules, or other time off requests is amazing.

Cons

It might be a little to easy for an employee to ask for time off. What would be great is if they had to get some sort of an approval to put in for more than like 3 days or maybe that is a setting an administrator could customize.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler Keating

Easy to use and convenient for accessing my work schedule

2017-12-07

It optimizes your day by taking hourly scheduling organization and management out of your hands.

Pros

Shift change requests were easy to make and because managers received notifications for requests I knew that everything was tracked and legitimized.

Cons

It is difficult to find cons with changing from pen and paper to database managed interactions.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Machele Shifley

Great scheduling and time keeping program with the added benefit of employee and labor management!

2017-12-18

Pros

The features of being able to request a cover for your shift and having that go out to all available employees, with the ability to request the shift is also an asset for the food & beverage side of our business.

Cons

We are located in a rural location, if the internet or power is down, our time clock is down.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jerry Kuykendall

Orbital shift has streamlined our scheduling process immensely. I highly recommend it.

2018-02-16

Its functionality is perfect for what we need.

Pros

The ability to communicate with employees on shift request coverage and be able to see what each department is spending compared to what they have been allocated is an invaluable feature.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Patrick Weaver

We have been using Orbital Shift for many years for 200-plus employees in different buildings.

2018-02-16

Pros

Quickly accessible from basically anywhere in real time. Easy to filter information that can be used to analyze labor.

Cons

I manage managers and we'd all like to see a mobile app version that is geared towards how we need to use Orbital Shift.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jessica Hughes

Orbital Shift has made it easy and convenient to use my schedule on the go or at my computer.

2017-12-13

Pros

The software is user friendly and makes it easy to see my schedule, make schedule requests, and create cover requests for other employees to see.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Tia Fluri

Wonderful! It has been a game changer using Orbital Shift to help us manage our employees!

2017-12-14

Pros

From setting up an employee, to scheduling and swapping shifts, to coding payroll correctly depending on work performed it is all easily managed within this one program.

Cons

Because this program allows for many levels of customization to meet a company's needs, it can be time-consuming to set up correctly to be the most efficient in their case.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Nicholos Wethington

Signing up for this service has dramatically changed our scheduling. It went from painful to easy!

2017-12-18

The greatest benefits have been clearer communication of scheduling, large time savings in creating and managing schedules, and overall better clarity of our needs and budgeting at a glance.

Pros

It takes the onus off of the person scheduling to ensure that they get shifts created and implemented around staff's availability.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Wilson

Simple, reliable, efficient scheuling software that makes scheduling in the food industry a dream.

2017-12-12

Pros

I also like the fact that shift requests can be peer to peer w/ admin only approving the request.

Cons

I wish the printing of the actual schedule was more detailed. We want to be able to post the schedule as you see it online and there are a few things missing compared to the online schedule that you see when logged in.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Dash Rodman

Easy to use tool that allows our company and employees to keep schedules on track.

2017-12-15

Pros

First off, the customer support is the way it is supposed to be.

Cons

I wish there was a notification for when folks pick up shifts that are generally not theirs. this would help to ensure that irregular shifts are remembered.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Caitlin Johnson

I love using Orbital Shift! Getting a shift covered is a breeze!

2017-12-08

Pros

I like being able to view my schedule from my phone, easily posting when I need a shift covered, and getting a text right to my phone that a shift is available for me to pick up.

Cons

I would say that the interface could use some love to give it a more modern look.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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