Geekbot

RATING:

4.9

(151)

About Geekbot

Geekbot is a productivity solution designed to help businesses automate surveys, standups, meetings, sprint reviews and other workflows within Slack and Microsoft Teams using prefilled templates. Team leads can view staff members' activities on Gantt charts to visualize links between tasks, projects and daily operations. Geekbot includes various bots, which interact with team members by asking questions to gain insights into the sentiment of natural language answers. Project managers can broadcast survey replies across private or public channels and extract reports to share them with stakeholders according to requirements. Additionally, businesses can capture snapshots of sales progress to track key performance indicators (KPIs). Using Geekbot, supervisors can monitor...

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Geekbot Pricing

We offer a FREE plan for smaller teams looking to simplify their everyday workflows like standups, surveys and daily reports. This plan applies to teams up to 10 participants! For teams with more than 10 participants, we charge $3 per user, per month. Or if you decide to purchase an annual subscription, we offer a 17% discount! ($2.50 per user, per month).

Starting price: 

$3.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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Geekbot Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Geekbot

1 - 5 of 150 Reviews

User Profile

Paul

Verified reviewer

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

Teach to learn, learn to teach

As a software engineer it is important to always be up to speed with the code being written in your company. Even when the code doesn't directly impact what you're working on today, it does impact your code. We use Geekbot each day in Slack to request engineers post updates to what they've learned. By doing this, we're able to monitor potential areas of mentorship. We are a company that thrives on learning, and Geekbot makes the overall understanding of how we're doing that, much easier.

PROS

Geekbot makes it very easy to prompt our engineers via Slack, offering a couple of very easy straightforward questions: What did you learn today; How will you use that in production? This ease of use and consistency makes viewing the results very fast. Of course, if they are simply too busy, it can easily be dismissed, so it doesn't become annoying, and therefore continues to be used.

CONS

I can honestly say that since using Geekbot, I have not found a single issue with it. Maybe we could use more of its potential, but for what we need right now, it is 100% the correct tool for the job.

Vendor Response

Amazing real-life story here Paul, thanks so much for sharing :) You are setting a high bar for us and hope that we will continue to help your team learn and innovate!

Replied November 2020

Nicole

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2023

Saves meeting time, brings a human element to virtual working

Geekbot has been a game-changer for our Monday standups. No longer do we lose time in long, drawn-out meetings; instead, we quickly get an update from each team member on what they are working on and if there are any blockers. The ability to turn these updates into threads for further discussion keeps our communication streamlined. We can ask questions, provide feedback, or offer help right within the thread. It's boosted our efficiency tremendously.

PROS

But what I like most about Geekbot is the level of transparency it introduces in our processes. With each member's tasks laid out, we can see how our individual efforts align with the team's overall objectives. It's not just about managing workloads anymore, it's about seeing the bigger picture and understanding how every piece fits into the puzzle.Moreover, I appreciate how Geekbot has brought a human element to our team's virtual workspace. The "Friday Kudos" is such a simple, yet powerful tool. It not only lets us acknowledge our colleagues' contributions but also fosters a positive, supportive environment. It's a great way to end the week, reminding us that our hard work doesn't go unnoticed and boosts morale. In a remote working scenario, it's this kind of appreciation that goes a long way in creating a strong, connected team.

CONS

While I appreciate many of Geekbot's features, there's one aspect that could use some improvement. I wish they offered a more cost-effective package for "Up to X users." As it stands, anyone added to our Slack channel automatically becomes part of our Geekbot user count (this is the easiest setting), which can lead to unexpected increases in our monthly bill.

Anonymous

1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed November 2020

Simple to use, Easy to "Break"

PROS

Integration with Slack is incredibly useful and simple. Keeps myself as well as my team up to date with progress.

CONS

If I forget to post a response for a check-in and decide to do that the next day before the check-in time, I will not be prompted for a response. Geekbot should ask for a response exactly as scheduled and should not depend on whether you've given a response that day or not.

Vendor Response

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback on Geekbot :) If you are referring to reminders for your standup, then you can easily set them up from your dashboard under the My Preferences section inside the standup of your choice. Feel free to reach out in order further understand the case here and hopefully we can resolve this asap!

Replied November 2020

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George

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2021

Does well for standups..wish they had more templates.

PROS

What we really liked about Geekbot is that it is simple and easy to set up and use. Geekbot gives us a snapshot of what the whole team is working on each day. This helps managers keep track of deliverables, reduces the formation of silos in the team as well as fosters an environment of support and learning as the app enable team members to flag obstacles earlier and receive the help they need. In terms of task management, the app has helped managers track deliverables across the team. It has also helped increase ownership, consciousness and accountability among individual team members for planning and executing their daily tasks, especially as the team is now fully remote.

CONS

Customisable templates is an area where Geekbot could improve - they just don't have as many templates as their competitors do. I would like to see more templates around process like employee onboarding, which Standuply offers.

Vendor Response

Thanks for mentioning both the pros and the cons of Geekbot, George. We are constantly want to increase and add new templates, so hopefully you will get to see more soon :)

Replied July 2021

User Profile

Yuriy

Verified reviewer

Design, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2019

The best solution to keep a team informed

Perfect. Work daily and are happy :)

PROS

Very convenient tool to synchronize a remote team. We use it as a text daily standup as well as for being informed about overall team health. So it's a very big friend for managers and I can recommend it for any remote team

CONS

Seriously, we're fully satisfied. Don't know what to say about cons

Vendor Response

Glad Geekbot is a good fit for your remote team, Yuriy! Thanks for your kind words :)

Replied September 2019