Nectar

RATING:

4.8

(287)

About Nectar

Nectar is a people platform that bundles social recognition, rewards, employee discounts & swag management to create connection and appreciation across your organization. With Nectar, employees and managers can publicly recognize each other based on core values, redeem rewards and access thousands of discounts. Tie employee recognition to company values to create the ideal reward program.

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Nectar Pricing

Core: Free subscription, unlimited users and redemptions. Ideal for small teams and SMB's. Features include peer recognition, monthly point allowance, basic analytics and more. Standard: $2.50/ACTIVE user/month. Includes all Core features + manager-to-peer recognition, company-specific rewards, automated bdays & years of service awards, Slack integration and Teams integrations. Plus: $3.75/ACTIVE user/month. Includes all Core and Standard features + Company branding, HRIS & SSO integrations, Dedicated account manager, Swag management, Challenges and Advanced analytics

Starting price: 

$2.75 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Nectar social recognition feed

Nectar Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Nectar

1 - 5 of 287 Reviews

User Profile

Tony

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

First time I actually wanted to use recognition software

PROS

I remember years ago a company tried to use this kind of recognition software. Software doesn't compensate for culture. And I think Nectar got that. Their software compliments a company's culture, not create it.

CONS

Even though I think its better than before, I haven't been the highest adoptor of it. If there were tutorials, I didn't know about it, so making that more salient. Then again that may have been my company's responsibility.

Hannah

Security and Investigations, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2020

Nectar Review

I have found my department and team to be in better spirits and more enthusiastic to volunteer and exceed expectations than in the past. I have had a good experience overall with Nectar. I know my coworkers and I are eager to work hard and do their best to get recognition over Nectar. I am excited to continue to use this to see a more long term affects like good work habits built over time or a higher volume of volunteers for difficult or more experienced tasks.

PROS

I found integrating this product into our department and business a very easy transition - my department understood and loving giving and receiving points immediately. I thought that the motivation and morale boost it brought with was very beneficial to keep up a high standard of work and collaboration. I found it very helpful to know why my coworkers were giving away points and the hashtag feature allows for that very easily. It is a fun way to better unify across departments. In the past - there was no simple way to thank others in different departments across our several office locations in the US. Now we can say thank you with the click of a button.

CONS

Although I have only used it for a few months, I haven't found anything inherently negative about this software or its use. One thing I don't like about the software is the limited amount of points I and my coworkers are allowed to give. I know it is probably just a difference in cost to up the amount of points employees are given each month but I always find my coworkers saying they wish they had more or they have given away all their points before the end of the month. I also found that when I am trying to find a shoutout on my feed (to say thank you or like it) and I click on the post in the notifications section - it does not appear. It takes me to the general feed and I don't find it a good use of time to scroll through hundreds of posts to find the one I was looking for. A more direct route for that would be helpful so I can convey appreciation for others being kind.

Richard

Defense & Space, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed July 2021

Because you asked.

Not much to describe. As I said, I use it to recognize folks who help me out. After my monthly allotment pts to give runs out, I'm done until the next month.

PROS

Gives me a way to provide 'tangible' recognition for those folks who go above and beyond.

CONS

I don't use it that often (only to dole out my monthly pts allowance), so I have to try to figure out how to 'recognize' someone each time because I don't find the interface intuitively obvious. Could just be me, but if I see 'someone' in a block that I think I should enter data before hitting give, that confuses me. Would rather see something like 'Type in the name of the person to be recognized here.' This is my KISS approach.

Amy

Consumer Goods, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2020

Nectar Review

Nectar has been wonderful and I am excited to use this on a daily basis. Sometimes a "thank you" just isn't enough and this is a way to award points for employees to use to purchase gift cards and who doesn't like a gift card? It makes everyone feel more appreciated and more valued at their jobs and it also makes the employees want to work hard to achieve these points. The best thing is it's so simple and doesn't take time out of an already busy day to do.

PROS

This software has been wonderful. I have been with this company for 15 years and this is the BEST award program we have ever had. It's such an easy way to recognize co workers who have gone above and beyond their normal job. It's so simple and takes literally a few minutes to award points to a fellow team member. Our old system was more cumbersome and many people wouldn't bother taking the time. Immediately I noticed people who didn't use the old system are using this one.

CONS

The only thing I don't like is that each person needs to sign up individually and I notice that some co workers don't want to take that tiny effort to do so. I want to award points to a few individuals but if they haven't signed up I can't do that. Not really a problem with software exactly but it's the only thing I don't like.

Chad

Pharmaceuticals, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2020

Fantastic for building comraderie

PROS

Nectar HR encourages and provides us with an easy way to recognize our various team members for their accomplishments, whether it be something big - like finishing a project ahead of schedule - or small - like reviewing a PowerPoint before a presentation. We use Nectar constantly, and being able to see all of the recognition and shout outs that our team members get - especially across disparate departments - gives us all more visibility into the good that is being done constantly, and, more than anything else we've implemented, is helping to build and foster a positive culture of familiarity and friendliness throughout the company

CONS

This is pretty trivial, but I can't use more than one '+' in a single statement.