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What Is Kudos?

Recognition matters! Unlock employee potential through recognition with Kudos®.

Kudos® is an employee engagement and recognition platform, that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer recognition, casual rewards, values reinforcement, and open communication to help organizations boost employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve culture, and drive productivity and performance.

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Who Uses Kudos?

Kudos® partners with mid-sized and enterprise clients worldwide in all industries. The Kudos platform is used in over 80 countries on six continents in a wide variety of industries and languages.

Where can Kudos be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Kudos
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2010

Kudos support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands and 6 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French and 5 others

Kudos pricing

Starting Price:

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  • No free trial
  • No free version

Kudos does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Kudos
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2010

Kudos support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands and 6 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French and 5 others

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Features of Kudos

  • 360 Degree Feedback Software
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Benchmarking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Feedback Management
  • For Cloud
  • Goal Management
  • HR Management
  • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
  • Nominations
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Performance Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Recognition Tracking
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rewards Catalog
  • Social Recognition
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews of Kudos

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
85%
4
13%
3
2%
Tyson
Tyson
Regional Director Of Operations in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Nothing short of an exceptional experience! Our team is in loving with having Kudos.

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: More customizing options for the pages feature, but not really a con. I've found a work around by creating custom graphics with my preferred images and fonts and uploading. Very easy to read on mobile phones which is so nice! This has become our company "go to" for resources such as our benefit program overview.

Pros:

The program is incredibly user friendly and availability on all platforms: computer, mobile, Gmail build in, and more. We have employees with language barriers that can use the program with ease! The program has connected our company and solidified our core values of team. With hotels spread out our province, all the teams can come together to recognize, share best practices, and celebrate success. It has also helped me get to know our team and helps our ownership group stay involved with day to day news. One of the customer rep, from the beginning, has been incredibly helpful and efficient. Kudos Support help answer any questions I have so quickly and properly. Not to mention, I have given multiple improvement requests which have come through shortly after! Kudos truly cares and we feel valued... most importantly, our team feels valued having this incredible tool to recognize and communicate with each other. I would not hesitate to recommend Kudos to any other organization.

Verified Reviewer
Vice President, Marketing in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great for Employee Engagement

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Very positive. I'm very confident that this tool will help us build a more positive culture and a new way to put focus on employee recognition.

Pros:

It's structured like a social feed and very easy to use. Minimal training required and implementation and customization was very simple. Powerful tool for increasing employee engagement and building a culture of recognition.

Cons:

I wish it supported GIF files and had a way to set up points activities that users could claim, but other than that it's great!

Alternatives Considered: Bonusly

Reasons for Switching to Kudos: Kudos was much more affordable and had virtually all of the same features. It also puts more emphasis on the core values and qualities that you want employees to demonstrate vs. the number of points sent from user to user.

Gian Carlo
Virtual Health Assistant in Philippines
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

kudos to "KUDOS"

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: I've been using this software for about a year now, and I've never once been unsatisfied. fantastic software Kudos to the, developer!

Pros:

empowering and acknowledging is made easy by this software.

Cons:

the developer made sure the software was performing at its best, there is nothing about it that I dislike.

Verified Reviewer
Design Authority in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Recognition made easy

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: I love it, I use it everyday and recommend its use to everyone irrespective of your job level.

Pros:

The structure and ease of use has allowed me to very easily recognize my peers , leaders and staff. The integrated dashboards also creates competitiveness which makes it even more fun.

Cons:

The software needs to have some build in moderation to identify "fake" recognition's. An exceptional category gets selected with the contents saying thank you.

Sean
HRIS Database & Analytics Specialist in US
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

High Employee Engagement

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Kudo's is a fantastic tool for our employees and will be a 100 in my book once we can establish a secure API to automate our employee data sync.

Pros:

The product is easy to use for our managers and employees alike. It affords first line managers and non-manager employees an avenue to provide recognition to the employees that deserve it. It has really helped boost moral and improve employee incentive.

Cons:

We historically used an SFTP site to download the employee data set and this has presented some issues that we are hoping to resolve by establishing API's. However the security requirements of the healthcare industry has made this transition problematic. We are working through them.