About Workstars

Workstars is a cloud-based social employee recognition platform designed to make work rewarding and drive employee engagement. Ideal for local HR teams and global businesses, Workstars combines peer-to-peer recognition with reward capabilities, custom perk catalogs, and awards.

Workstars can be configured to meet company needs and desired recognition strategy, incorporating custom rewards catalogs or focusing solely on showing appreciation. It integrates with existing employee tools.

Pricing is based on a monthly subscription basis and dependent on the number of employees. There are no set-up or onboarding fees.


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

21 Reviews of Workstars

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.81 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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April 2018

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Dawn from Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Affordable, customizable web-based tool to support employee engagement

We were able to quickly launch a customized program without investing internal IT resources into developing the solution.

Pros

This low-cost, web-based employee recognition program is intuitive and easy to navigate both for end users and program administrators. Easily compliments a robust employee recognition strategy by offering leaders, managers, and staff an additional venue for sharing and receiving recognition. Recognition is linked to specific behaviors that demonstrate and exemplify company values and service standards, which serves to sustain an organizational culture. The program also facilitates and encourages peer-to-peer recognition and team-based recognition. The layout resembles popular social media websites so navigation is intuitive and no user training is needed. Ease of use supports rapid adoption. The ability of users to customize profiles with gender-neutral avatars or profile photos allow staff authentic self-expression and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Translation services allow users to further customize their experience. The technology is reliable and we rarely experience technical issues (which are always minor). When users request service, support is always impressively responsive.

Cons

This software can help sustain an organizational culture but isn't a comprehensive solution to employee recognition. Organizations that don't have other recognition tactics already in place or launched alongside this program risk disengaging employees. Recognition efforts still need to be reflective of the full range of staff needs but this program certainly helps meet the need for a public venue to recognize and connect staff across an international organization with a large geographic footprint.

May 2021

Kevin from Parsons FCU

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

An easy-to-use and affordable platform

Workstars is wonderful. Onboarding was a breeze. The only issue I've encountered is the time zone difference between us and their team, so customer service is not always easily accessible.

Pros

I love that the platform is focused on peer to peer recognition; the first thing you see when you log in is your recognitions wall and you can recognize your peers so easily.

Cons

I wish there were more notifications or summaries; maybe notify users when someone in their department gets recognized, or send out a weekly summary with some recognitions from that week.

Reasons for Choosing Workstars

Price point, and functionality. It was cheaper per month, and it did what we were looking for.

March 2021

cristina from Onyx CenterSource

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Great tool!

Pros

Its really very easy and fast to use. Just look for the one you want to recognize + choose the topic + write some words + submit! You do not need to spend many minutes to recognize your team members.

Cons

I am missing the possibility of search my team order by alphabetical order, for example. I would like also having optional the comments once you recognize someone (50 characters is not too much to fill, I know, but sometimes its not needed to dedicate some words to that one) Finally I am missing additional rewards, I have 5 or 10 but additional amounts as 20 or 25 should be considered. Maybe an option to write the amount manually would be nice to have.

Response from Workstars

Replied April 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Cristina! You can search team members alphabetically by their surnames already as well as searching for their name directly. Your program admin will be able to create new reward values too :)!

October 2021

Jim from Chiesi

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Shout out review

Positive

Pros

Simple system to use, with recogition being a key benefit for all employees. It has a few drawbacks principally the requirement to complete user survey on entry to the system - this would be better to be done after using the system.

Cons

Reminders about reviews every time the system is accessed is off putting.

October 2021

Tim from Leonardo Royal London City Hotel

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Workstars helps make stars at work

My overall experience of working with Workstars is that it makes going to work fun for evreyone !

Pros

I think this software is really easy to use

Cons

I really did not find any cons to using this software