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
Annetta
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 19/10/2021

Great scheduling software!

Pros

MakeShift makes it easy to schedule and track my employees attendance. The app makes the most up-to-date schedule available to all employees as soon as any changes are made.

Cons

Very easy to use and integration with ADP Workforce Now is seamless.

Response from MakeShift

Thank you for your review Annetta! We are so glad to hear that you are finding value in MakeShift and utilizing our integration with ADP Workforce Now.

Replied 22/10/2021
Susan
  • 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
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 01/09/2022

Makeshift in Strathmore

Overall experience is very good from the product itself, to the online support.

Pros

Integration was fairy easy, we had lot's of support. Features are easy to use and customize to what our company needs.

Cons

One of the features I would like to see changed is when an employee puts in their availability it shows up on their schedule but if a shift is requested on this day it does not reflect their availability and hours outside of the availability are still scheduled in.
I have also found shifts have been put into the wrong schedule from that employee that requested and was granted the shift.

Response from MakeShift

Thank you so much for your feedback Susan! If you have any difficulties with your schedule, please feel free to reach out to our support team at [email protected] so we can investigate and correct the issue!

Replied 21/09/2022
Tom
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

3
Reviewed on 31/08/2021

Great product for you if simplicity is important

Function is a bit too basic and they’re not prone to changes. Instead of taking my feedback and sharing with the dev group, it seems like the dev group has their own agenda. So I use what I get.

Pros

It’s very basic and simple to use. Straightforward. Integration with ADP Canada is very important for the [SENSITIVE CONTENT].

Cons

Having to use 3 apps - manager app, scheduling app, and messenger app, makes it hard to manage.

Alternatives Considered

7shifts, When I Work and HotSchedules

Reasons for Switching to MakeShift

I didn’t… I moved from MakeShift to 7Shifts for the reasons above. It’s a good app, just that it’s not for me…
Christy
  • Industry: Recreational Facilities & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 01/09/2022

From a Recreation Perspective

Great overall and easy to use.

Pros

Easy to schedule staff, love that you can copy schedules to other weeks, payroll download is clear and easy to understand, on site clock in and out feature as we have various work sites, can have different sites, jobs, shift templates.

Cons

Would like that is the staff clock in early or out late that there was a quick way to have it match the shift time for hours worked/payroll. Say the shift is 9 to 1 and they clock in at 8:45 and out at 1:05 the timesheet shows 4.25 hours instead of the 4 they were scheduled for.

Response from MakeShift

Hi Christy, thank you for your comments! We do allow you to round clock in and outs to the scheduled start and end time. If you would like instructions on how to do so, please reach out to [email protected]!

Replied 21/09/2022
Diane
  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/09/2022

Makeshift Empolyee Scheduling

Pros

Easy to update employee schedule, and keep track of daily requirements for staff

Cons

none that I can mention or think of at this point in time

Response from MakeShift

Hi Diane, thank you for your comments and review!

Replied 21/09/2022

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