About MakeShift

MakeShift is a web and mobile employee scheduling solution for people-first businesses in fast-paced industries such as healthcare, hospitality, retail, construction, and recreation. It lets you build schedules faster, track time and attendance more accurately and communicate with employees in real-time, and on the go. Using MakeShift’s web or mobile app (Android or iOS), managers and schedulers can easily see who is available to work, identify gaps, and quickly build schedules based on projected or actual demand. It’s all drag and drop with ready-made or custom shift templates and intuitive shortcuts like “Copy and Paste Schedule” and “Repeat Last Week”. Managers can also track time & attendance more accurately with GPS-enabled clock in and clock out functionality. This ensures that the right people are working at the right place, at the right time. Syncing timesheets to popular payroll and HR solutions such as ADP, BambooHR, Intuit QuickBooks, and Alliance HCM is also seamless via MakeShift’s built-in integrations with these systems. On the employee side of things, MakeShift makes the scheduling process collaborative by letting employees enter their preferred availability for managers to see, as well as pick, drop and swap shifts with their co-workers right from their smartphone. Real-time communication keeps managers in the loop on any changes and lets them approve or decline shift exchanges immediately. The result? Fewer unfilled shifts, better work-life balance, happier employees and a healthier bottom line.
MakeShift Software - View who's working which shifts from desktop or mobile
MakeShift Software - Assign and accept shifts from your phone
MakeShift Software - MakeShift app is available for IOS and Android
MakeShift Software - Set availability and communicate between employees and managers from your phone
MakeShift Software - View who's working which shifts from desktop or mobile - thumbnail
MakeShift Software - Assign and accept shifts from your phone - thumbnail
MakeShift Software - MakeShift app is available for IOS and Android - thumbnail
MakeShift Software - Set availability and communicate between employees and managers from your phone - thumbnail

MakeShift pricing

MakeShift does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. MakeShift paid version starts at US$2.75/month.

Starting Price:
US$2.75/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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MakeShift Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 108 View all reviews
Brandon
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 14/10/2021

User friendly and Easy to Use

I absolutely love using MakeShift to distribute my teams schedule. They can see shift changes in real time and immediately receive schedules when they are published. This eliminates all the confusion we had in the past with team members not knowing their schedule or making weekly calls to the store to find out what shifts they are working.

Pros

Makeshift makes scheduling employees a very simple process and it is incredibly user friendly. There are many platform features available to manage several different workforce tasks for business. As we integrate with ADP we use makeshift for scheduling to provide easy access for our store teams to see their schedule and request days off seamlessly without sending out spreadsheets or printing paper schedules.

Cons

I would like to see improvement with MakeShift as it concerns ADP integration. There are a small number of technical issues with the integration from time to time. Specifically, I would like for MakeShift to potentially display a "vacation" shift when full time associates request paid time off in ADP. As of now, MakeShift will only give you a shift sync error if you unintentionally schedule a shift on a day with a PTO request.

Response from MakeShift

Hi Brandon, thank you for your thorough review! We are so glad to hear that MakeShift has helped streamline your scheduling process and has eliminated all confusion you may have experienced in the past. We also appreciate your comments regarding your ADP integration. Please drop us a note at [email protected] as we do have the ability to sync time off from ADP WFN to MakeShift. We should be able to turn this on very quickly for you!

Replied 22/10/2021
Mary
  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 6/9/2022

Makeshift Review

Makeshift has made it easier to confirm employees ADP schedules, it has taken the guess work out of shifts posted as worked on ADP. Makeshift schedule shows who was on shift, it communicates this to ADP so I do not have to go back to see who was on shift.

Pros

It is very user friendly, I am able to see my staff schedule both weekly and daily, which allows me to see in real time who is currently scheduled to work.

Cons

It can be difficult to post a shift using my phone, I find the amount of fields to be filled out can be time consuming. I don't have the drag and post option that is available when creating shifts on my computer.

Response from MakeShift

Hi Mary, thank you for your detailed comments and feedback!

Replied 21/9/2022
Rhon
  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 13/9/2022

Difficult communication for overtime

Overall good, except with above

Pros

It's easy to see what shifts are open and who's working them

Cons

When you bid on a shift, you should be able to leave a note with it if there's a special circumstance like only available partial shift or if it would be overtime. This inability is beyond annoying when you have to email a scheduler first before bidding in special circumstances

Response from MakeShift

Hi Rhon, thank you for your feedback. We will be sure to pass along your comments to our product team for future enhancements to our product! If you have any other comments, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]

Replied 21/9/2022
Carletta
  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 9/9/2022

Makeshift

Pros

The scheduling is very handy it lets you see when you're working and when your days off our vacation time it's very handy

Cons

Sometimes locks you out and can't sign in

Response from MakeShift

Thank you for your review Carletta! If you have difficulties logging in, please feel free to [email protected] and we would be happy to help resolve any issues!

Replied 21/9/2022
Michelle
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 3/9/2022

Easy Peazy

You are able to clock in from your phone with ease. As a user, I can keep up with my hours, see what my paycheck will be before it is direct deposited. I'm able to see my checkstubs and download or email them. I get my W2's very quickly and can print or share them. This app is fairly user friendly as well.

Pros

Clocking in by either opening the app or quick clock

Cons

Before the update, it was not so user friendly. Since the update, it is better.

Response from MakeShift

Thank you for your comments Michelle! We hope that we can continue to improve with each update!

Replied 21/9/2022

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