WorkCompass Features

WorkCompass

Performance appraisal & talent management platform

4.04/5 (50 reviews)

WorkCompass Feature Summary

  • Custom rating scales
  • Peer appraisals
  • Cascading goals
  • Weighted performance measures
  • Action management
  • Goal management
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Milestone tracking
  • Activity monitoring
  • Performance appraisal
  • Performance management
  • Performance reports
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Activity dashboard
  • Embedded training
  • Data visualization
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Charts
  • SSL security
  • Security & encryption
  • Data encryption
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Real time reporting
  • Real time data
  • Real time updates
  • Planning tools
  • Due date tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Goal & behavior libraries
  • Automatic reminders
  • Competency tracking
  • Custom review forms
  • Appraisal history tracking
  • Review form templates
  • Review cycle tracking
  • 360 degree feedback
  • Ad hoc reviews
  • Individual development plans
  • Self service portal
  • Self-appraisals

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WorkCompass Feature Reviews

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

Sajid Ali

WorkCompass - A great online performance management solution for small, medium and big organizations

2017-03-29

Some key features of the system are: - integration with our HR management system which allows easy migration of data and a daily sync between both system keeps the data updated - providing different levels of assigning admin rights - 24/7 online support to users - notifications for every step of the process are sent to employees - reporting function is great to see trends, completion rates, calibration etc.

Pros

- Value for money - User friendly - Process is simple - Notifications are sent for each stage of the process to users - Uses low bandwith - Connects to our HRMS through an API - Excellent customer service and 24/7 online support to users

Cons

Off the shelf systems have its limitations in terms of customization. But WorkCompass has helped forced us simplify our internal process.

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 WorkCompass

It has been a great experience with WorkCompass. Their features, proposal and costing suited our needs.

Source: Capterra
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Response from WorkCompass


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Deirdre O'Sullivan

Some teething problems but system in use now. Need to ensure no big input of data next year.

2017-05-16

Pros

Mostly easy to use - we have had to adapt the way we use the system to our structure of performance management - managers and employees seem to have had relatively few usage issues.

Cons

Employees do not set their own performance goals - they are agreed with their manager based on the company strategic goals and their role.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Louise Potts

Work Compass enables us to easily and visably align our business goals with our employee's goals.

2017-05-12

Pros

The fact that it provides real-time feedback to manage performance.

Cons

It's difficult to fault the software but there are a few tweaks that would make it perfect; Work Compass is aware of these and I believe they are included in the scheduled development anyway.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Naomi Fein

We've used WorkCompass for our employees reviews for the last few years, it's been very helpful!

2017-05-10

Pros

The way it guides me to have effective employee reviews and the customer services was quick and on the spot when I needed it.

Cons

Too many reminders, but I think there's a way to fix it, never got around to do that.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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John Dolan

Works fine, it's quick and easy to use.

2017-05-09

Pros

It's accessible on the web, the interface is fairly clear.

Cons

No real problems. The menus can be a bit hard to access when the text is magnified more than 100%.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anthony Forrest

Easy to use

2017-05-10

Performance Management tracking and goal/milestone setting.

Pros

Easy to use and the layout is generally nice and presented well.

Cons

It became necessary to save each update or series of updates periodically as leaving it all to the end sometimes resulted in an error. Also while in edit mode for one adding comments adjacent to goals, the very light grey little arrow to the right is not very visible on LCD screens if the screen is tilted in a certain way. People without strong vision would be stumped.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Hanlon

WorkCompass has allowed us to run our performance reviews in a fraction of the time that it used to.

2017-05-19

Pros

It helps our managers have more regular performance conversations with their employees.

Cons

Not much that`s not to like about Work Compass. There were a few areas of the tool that we could not customise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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ola onafuwa

My experience using the software is very positive. I find it easy to use.

2017-05-10

I am able to see my records from period of employment till present. I am able to view my achievements and recommendations from supervisors or line managers.

Pros

Ease of use, reminders to enter details before deadlines.

Cons

I find the suggestions limiting and would prefer a wider choice of qualities an employee would like to develops.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Irene Wolfe

WorkCompass has been a pleasure to work with. The staff is very responsive and flexible.

2017-05-12

We were able to move away from paper reviews to an automated performance review system that was individualized and customized.

Pros

The program allows you to individualize performance evaluations to provide for a more meaningful process.

Cons

Also, if an employee is supervised by two individuals, the system is not set up to allow two evaluations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Graham Carrick

Simple & quick tool for someone who does not have a lot of time to dedicate to performance mgmt.

2017-05-11

Pros

Being able to map our employee's performance and potential has been a really useful feature for us.

Cons

Some parts of the system can't be customised but it has plenty of flexibility to allow us to do what we need to do.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Colin Yelverton

Overall a good product that gives employees the ability to manage their own shifts.

2017-05-22

Pros

The ease of use and access from anywhere, that i don't need to assign a team member to manage employees time off or shift swaps.

Cons

I dislike that an employee cannot see their rota for 12 months, they have to go in and view each month.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom Ford

Very good. We now have a simple process that works.

2017-05-12

Process is working and significantly more efficient than before.

Pros

Conversations are happening! We real-time reports and data for managers and HR data Support is top class - Very happy!

Cons

I need to uncommit a plan if I want to add more goals once previous goals are achieved. I believe this is being changed in the coming weeks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Donal Murphy

Great. Process is working really well now. Simple and easy to use.

2017-05-12

Have recommended to several peers. For me, the simplest thing is the conversations that are being facilitated in both directions (from team to manager and vice versa). It's one of those "I wish we had known about this years ago" things that embeds into the organisation.

Pros

People now see value in the performance process - More conversations and note taking - Simple data reports to help make decisions.

Cons

No cons really: I am looking forward to the new reporting functionality and changes that are coming down the line.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pooja Menon

Excellent performance and goals review system

2017-05-09

Pros

Easy to use and the support staff is excellent when it comes to clarifying queries.

Cons

I wish there was some flexibility for employee to modify their goals once submitted.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Triona Mac Giolla Ri

Very positive. Has got my managers talking to their staff on a regular basis which is what I want.

2017-05-11

Our performance management process is working.

Pros

Easy to use - encourages conversations and the recording of conversations - a rich flow of data to help me see performance trend so I can really manage individual and team performance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Treasa Mc Carthy

Staff have been very informative, obliging and of great assistance to us introducing a PM system

2017-05-10

It generates performance data allowing managers to make informed decisions on staff.

Pros

The milestone and email reminders are very useful to ensure objectives are met, as are the conversation guides that are emailed to managers as it equips them with the info they need regarding how to structure meetings and approach tricky situations.

Cons

Would like if there was an instruction manual to provide to staff rather than just video training to use as a point of reference.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan Young

WorkCompass is extremely easy to use and has opened the lines of communication.

2017-05-09

Pros

It has opened the lines of communication for employees and managers.

Cons

It would be nice if goals could be added with out the uncommit feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Callum MacInnes

An excellent performance management tool, I would highly recommend WorkCompass.

2017-05-22

A far more professional approach to professional development. Easier to track who has completed reviews.

Pros

Allows me to mange performance expectations for the year ahead and beyond.

Cons

The library of Goals and Competencies could have been better, however we created our own bespoke ones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paula Flanagan

I use the workcompass site for Performance reviews both for myself and my team.

2017-05-18

Online systems are always a better way to store data.

Pros

I like the fact that all my old performances are kept in one place and I can reference them when I wish and how easy it is to look after my direct reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Carmen Rivera

I found work compass confusing/difficult to navigate. Our previous system was easier.

2017-05-09

I like having an on-line system to document the staffs progress.

Pros

The email reminder notifications is helpful in tracking progress.

Cons

I found the document difficult to navigate. Many staff were confused on how to use the software as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Caroline Knightley

A good online tool that makes performance management easy to manage globally

2017-06-06

Pros

I have an overview of my entire organisation, it creates some useful analysis of the data automatically, it allows remote management to use an online system and it is straightforward to use globally.

Cons

It would be useful if there were more options to customise on the page and if the comments were more obvious what section they were linked to

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Nic Roland

Very unintuitive

2017-05-09

It reminds me when quarterly reviews are?

Pros

Performance score and graphs against company average reassure me of my own performance.

Cons

Perhaps this confusion stems from a poorly implemented performance plan by my employer but I'm never really sure what forms I'm supposed to fill out.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Hehir

Performance Reviews made Easy

2017-03-22

They were spending too much time trying to figure out the form and the system and not enough actually talking to their line manager about performance. As well as that HR had absolutely no data on performance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from WorkCompass


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Matt Ryan

Progress tracking tool for work evals good UI

2017-05-09

Ease of use for management reviews

Pros

This is a user friendly web based application with a nice layout relatively easy to use that can be navigated fairly easily

Cons

One part I got stuck on and loop around was not sure with therminology they used for completing a review so couldn't move on to the next step

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Boyan Mihovski

I am very happy from this software, which helping me to develop my career

2017-05-09

Pros

Easy to use, and light interface. It helping me to identify my developmental opportunities and is an important part of a succession planning process.

Cons

Comments edit should be more expandable when you on focus to some of the blocks. Performance appraisals are very time consuming and can be improved with adding hints or already designed examples.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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