About When I Work

Use When I Work to schedule, track time and attendance, and communicate with employees, all in one place. Create schedules quickly and easily. Send the schedule to staff with just a click—they can get it via notification, email, or text. Activate Time & Attendance to let employees use a mobile time clock through their own device or one you set up as a terminal. Manage shift requests, time off and availability and easily let employees communicate with each other. You can even integrate your payroll provider to streamline the process even more.

When I Work is the perfect tool for small business owners, operations managers, HR managers, or anyone managing hourly schedules. It is available for a 14-day free trial.

Pricing starting from:

US$2.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of When I Work

Easy-to-use staff scheduling software saves time and reduces conflicts.
Visualization tools allow for insight into workload & overtime.
Staff communication tools facilitate easy shift changes and other updates.
Free app for iPhone and Android lets your workforce carry the schedule in their pocket.
Time saving features like schedule templates reduce hours spent scheduling and saves money.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland , Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$2.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Images

When I Work Software - Business owners spend way too much time on employee scheduling because they’re stuck using programs like Excel, or even worse— a pencil and paper. Employee scheduling software can help you build your schedule for the week in as little as 15 minutes.
When I Work Software - Your business goes beyond your desk. So should your employee scheduling software. Employee scheduling apps for iPhone and Android help you and your employees manage the schedule while on the go.
When I Work Software - Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.
When I Work Software - Create next weeks schedule in minutes!
When I Work Software - Communication between managers and employees doesn’t need to be messy or difficult. Team Messaging from When I Work helps you ensure that everyone on your team is in lockstep at all times, no matter where they are.
When I Work Software - Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen
When I Work Software - Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited
When I Work Software - We currently offer seamless integrations with these platforms.
When I Work Software - Staff can clock in, make time-off requests, update their availability and chat with coworkers all from their mobile phone!
When I Work Software - Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop
When I Work Software - Manage Shift Changes on the Fly
When I Work Software - See Who's Working - Create Shifts and Send Alerts
When I Work Software - You & Staff Notified Via Text, Email, or Both
When I Work Software - Know When Employees Are Available To Work
View 15 more
When I Work video
When I Work Software - Business owners spend way too much time on employee scheduling because they’re stuck using programs like Excel, or even worse— a pencil and paper. Employee scheduling software can help you build your schedule for the week in as little as 15 minutes.
When I Work Software - Your business goes beyond your desk. So should your employee scheduling software. Employee scheduling apps for iPhone and Android help you and your employees manage the schedule while on the go.
When I Work Software - Fine tune the schedule while on-the-go. Schedule shifts, notify staff and simplify scheduling.
When I Work Software - Create next weeks schedule in minutes!
When I Work Software - Communication between managers and employees doesn’t need to be messy or difficult. Team Messaging from When I Work helps you ensure that everyone on your team is in lockstep at all times, no matter where they are.
When I Work Software - Staff acknowledge their shifts to let managers know they've been seen
When I Work Software - Employee hourly pay rates can be added and edited
When I Work Software - We currently offer seamless integrations with these platforms.
When I Work Software - Staff can clock in, make time-off requests, update their availability and chat with coworkers all from their mobile phone!
When I Work Software - Schedule Staff from your iPhone, Android phone for desktop
When I Work Software - Manage Shift Changes on the Fly
When I Work Software - See Who's Working - Create Shifts and Send Alerts
When I Work Software - You & Staff Notified Via Text, Email, or Both
When I Work Software - Know When Employees Are Available To Work

Features

Total features of When I Work: 113

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Availability Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Clock In / Out
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Management
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Retail
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Group Scheduling
  • HR Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • No-Show Tracking
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • On Call Scheduling
  • Online Booking
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Physician Management
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • SMS Messaging
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Volunteer Management
  • Waitstaff Management
  • Workstation Tracking
  • iCalendar Support

Alternatives

Sling

4.6
#1 Alternative to When I Work
Sling is a scheduling and communication software that incorporates employee scheduling, team messaging, time tracking,...

Google Meet

4.5
#2 Alternative to When I Work
Google Meet is a video conferencing platform for teams to communicate via messaging, voice, and video. Features include...

Connecteam

4.8
#3 Alternative to When I Work
An all-in-one employee app that's both powerful, affordable and easy to use, especially for the mobile workforce.

ADP Workforce Now

4.4
#4 Alternative to When I Work
ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based human capital management, talent management, and benefits software built for...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(984)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

Already have When I Work?

Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

Showing 5 reviews of 984
Trish
Overall rating
  • Industry: Veterinary
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great software for teams of all sizes

Reviewed on 25/07/2019

I've been using this software for 5 years, first as an employee then as an employer. Ease of use...

I've been using this software for 5 years, first as an employee then as an employer. Ease of use for both parties is fantastic and it's well worth paying for to save the time. When I change places of business, if I have a choice, I will choose When I Work again and again.

Pros

- Shift templates, makes scheduling a lot easier
- The ability to copy and paste any shift, even faster than clicking and choosing
- Simple to add and remove employees
- App is fairly easy to use
- Time clock is awesome, easy to use

Cons

- Looking at the full staff schedule on a particular day can be tedious.
- For those making schedules, it's so much easier to do on a computer
- In order to have a printed schedule, it downloads the PDF which you then have to print. I wish this printed right off the website.

Alternatives Considered

Gingr

Reasons for Switching to When I Work

The hourly staff scheduling that comes with Gingr leaves a LOT to be desired and has a lot of catching up to do to even be basically useful.

Response from When I Work

Hi Trish,

Thank you for taking the time to review When I Work, and your feedback is appreciated! We are always looking for ways to make improvements and appreciate users like you that provide feedback so we can enhance and improve When I Work!

Best,
Amanda

Katja
Overall rating
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My favorite scheduling app that I've used so far!

Reviewed on 21/10/2022

I have used When I Work at two different places of employment and prefer it over other scheduling...

I have used When I Work at two different places of employment and prefer it over other scheduling applications, such as ADP.

Pros

When I Work is very simple to use and easy to navigate. My current or upcoming schedule always shows up as soon as I log into the app, and I can easily view my upcoming shifts and approve them. Putting in requests and setting my availability is also very straightforward. Finally, I enjoy the messaging feature, which is helpful for communicating with a whole team or with individuals whom I haven't shared contact information with yet.

Cons

Sometimes When I Work logs me out of the app and I am forced to log in again, which can be inconvenient if I don't have my password saved or written down. When I cancel a shift, it still shows up in my Concluded Requests, as well as my employer's requests for me, which I feel is a bit unnecessary. I would prefer if it just showed up in mine but not in my employer's requests. I also wish my shifts from previous weeks were still available to view.

Response from When I Work

Hi, Katja Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We appreciate your time and support!

Steven
Overall rating
  • Industry: Alternative Medicine
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great

Reviewed on 28/10/2022

I just like that it eased the duty of writing the employee schedule

I just like that it eased the duty of writing the employee schedule

Pros

It functions as it is intended. Its convenient and you can auto schedule as well. It could take sometime

Cons

The support staff isnt always available and its sometimes complex to use. Some of the auto schedule features are obsolete

Alternatives Considered

TicketSource

Reasons for Switching to When I Work

Because i did. Free trial was the seller
mera
Overall rating
  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

my review about when i work

Reviewed on 18/09/2022

An company may manage time and attendance, create and amend employee schedules, add new tasks to...

An company may manage time and attendance, create and amend employee schedules, add new tasks to the calendar, check timesheets, and fill shifts using the cloud-based employee scheduling tool When I Work.

Using native and browser-based applications, When I Work enables users to manage schedules and track time on mobile devices. When their schedules change, employees receive smartphone alerts, and they may use the app to request time off or shift changes. When staff members request time off, managers are informed and have the option to approve it online. Users can prevent scheduling conflicts by importing personnel data from spreadsheets or CSV files. Additionally supported are forms of communication including customized messaging and group email services.

When I Work interacts with companies that offer payroll services like Gusto, QuickBooks, and ADP.

Pros

The simplicity of scheduling and accessibility appeals to me.
They have a great customer service crew that is always willing to assist.
I had a good overall experience with When I Work, and I would highly suggest it to other Business owners.

Cons

My only negative experience was having to repeatedly reset my phone due to GPS issues when attempting to clock in, which was unpleasant and time-consuming.

Response from When I Work

Hi Mera, Thanks for taking the time to review our app. We'd like to help resolve any issues that you are experiencing if you can submit a ticket at https://help.wheniwork.com/submit-a-ticket/. We are here to help!

Sneha
Overall rating
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent scheduler to communicate with your team on daily basis

Reviewed on 10/10/2022

Love the product overall. Does the work it is supposed to do.

Love the product overall. Does the work it is supposed to do.

Pros

- Create schedules quickly for the team
- Easy to communicate with the team
- Mobile friendly
- Tracking the progress

Cons

- Did not like the attendance and leave management
- Did not like the payroll features

Response from When I Work

Hi Sneha- Thank you for utilizing When I Work and for reviewing our application. We love hearing your praise for When I Work.

Showing 5 reviews of 984 Read all reviews

When I Work FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for When I Work.

When I Work offers the following pricing plans:

Standard plan starts at $2.50/user/month. When I Work is offered as a subscription on a month-to-month basis. There are no long-term contracts and a credit card is NOT required to start a free trial.

When I Work has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

When I Work supports the following languages:

English

When I Work supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

When I Work integrates with the following applications:

321Forms, ADP Workforce Now, Crew, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Gusto, Meta for Business, OnPay, OnPay Solutions, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Square Point of Sale, Starboard Suite, Tribepad, Vend, Zapier

When I Work offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

Related categories

See all software categories found for When I Work.