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What is Karma?

Peer appreciation and recognition system for business chats. It takes less than 5 minutes to set up. No need for staff training.

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English, Russian
Product Description

High-performance team culture. Build stronger, happier teams. Set goals, track performance and reward excellence.


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Karma Bot
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Company Website
Year Founded
2016
HQ Location
Auckland
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
4 employees on LinkedIn®
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Head of GSSC Costa Rica
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

the simplicity of use and implementation

the look and feel make if fun Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The reporting part could be enhanced to provide a better visibility to administrator

The setup is not yet managing Group of people or reporting relationships Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very smart tool if you are using Microsoft Teams Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a Shared Service Center, we were having a old school hall of fame which was missing the target to encourage everyone to make the extra step and rewarding always the same guys. With this app, everyone can reward everyone around company values, it impacts positively much more employees and we have reduced our reward budget by 50% Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Vice President, People & Culture
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Working with Karmabot has drastically helped to improve recognition at Mission. We are a company that greatly values work-life balance so we support a remote workforce, whether that’s 100% remote or from time to time as needed.

One of the downsides of this flexibility is that we don’t always have the opportunity to provide recognition to each other face to face. Karmabot fills that gap by allowing team members to send each other recognition at any time of the day and from any location through Slack.

Not only has the frequency of recognition increased, but team members have reported an increase in happiness and connection after the implementation of this tool. Managers have also been provided with an opportunity to learn about helpful behavior among team members that they may not have otherwise heard about through the openness and transparency this tool provides.

Karmabot has also helped us to further embed our core values in our daily lives by being able to reference a core value in each piece of recognition. This tool’s flexibility and the company’s responsiveness and willingness to work with us to find solutions to our needs is something you don’t always experience.

It has been an absolutely positive experience working with Karmabot. If you are looking for a great way to help increase recognition and happiness within your organization with a company that is responsive and will proactively work with you to find solutions that fit your company’s needs I would recommend working with Karmabot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No downsides. It's an easy to use tool that is flexible to adapt to our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try. It's super fast to set up and integrate to Slack and employees love it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improved happiness, increased recognition, and further embedding of our core values. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

As our school closed for lockdown, we quickly moved to the Microsoft Teams platform to continue teaching and learning. We needed a way to give the students praise the same way that they would receive it in the classroom. We give Karma for attending lessons on time, returning assignments and active engagement on the teaching platform. Our students are loving it, and compete for points by turning up for lessons and doing their work! We have found Karma Bot invaluable to our success for keeping our students engaged with teaching and learning. Support is fast, friendly and we are very pleased with this product! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I must say, there is nothing I dislike about Karma Bot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it for yourself! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have found a way to encourage students to engage with learning in an online classroom. With input from all our teachers, we created rewards that our students strived for, like a call home from the Head Teacher to let your parents know how well they're doing or an Amazon voucher and many more great rewards. We set our values high for our students to achieve. Our students are working harder to get Karma points. The dashboard is visible to all students, which encourages everyone to get on the board but more importantly, work towards the school values to achieve karma points, which in turn means that our students are learning! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

This app worked very well with our students. It gave them motivation to carry on through the COVID -19 remote learning. It was quick, efficient and very easy to use and track.

It is perfect in MS Teams as all our learning was on there.

We could set our own rewards which were things like - assignment pass, choose who to go in a break out room with, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be great if there was a way to track who claimed which prize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was a great way to keep our students motivated and reward them for their work, participation and attitude. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Business Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Karma allows the creation of value categories. These allow you to praise peers on a specific trait or value of the company through the de-facto Karma award system or through micro-Karma. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is some friction in accessing the scores and leaderboards, but this speaks more to limitations in Slack than of the product itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Karma to encourage participation and discussion for a virtual learning program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Giving and receiving karma has gotten more and more intuitive. It's an elegant means of tracking and promoting positive sentiment in our online community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Initially, the "++" which took some retraining to properly use – but since they've upgraded to keyword-based praise, nothing. Great add-on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Would recommend getting creative with keywords. Lots of room for unique community bonding using keywords of praise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fully remote community doing entirely different projects – how do you get them to bond and collaborate effectively?

It caused an interesting shift - people actually use praise as a means of currency within the currency. And accumulated praise never goes unnoticed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's a perfect tool for our team. Karmabot has long been part of our daily work.

Karmabot is currently integrated with our Slack. The process is very simple and takes only a few seconds. Usability allows our team members to use this tool whenever possible. And new employees immediately understand how Karmabot works.

Also, we see a weekly rating of everyone who got Karma. It is a great motivation to do even more for colleagues and the company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Our team hasn't had any problems during the whole time of using Karmabot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try this tool. Maybe this is exactly what your team needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's always nice when even a little effort is appreciated. And especially this is a great way to say "thank you". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Frontend Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Customer support response was great! Also, they received suggestions with an open minded. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing for now, but will contact or give suggestions in the future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a team member we should support each other and Karma is a great sample to do it better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can support and appreciate teams partner better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We were obliged to migrate from hipchat to slack. We liked Karma for peer recognition of our teams. Karma Bot does everything we were looking for and has additional capabilities to help motivate and encourage our teams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found any challenges that I wasn't able to solve with using the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it's a great tool - easy to implement with Slack. We may explore implementing it with Teams as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to make it easy for teams to provide immediate recognition and motivation. While the use of the tool varies among teams, those that pick it up and use it really like it. It's easy to recognize a colleague for a job well done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

1. the ability to align feedback with core values

2. emoji weights +/- and self learning keyword recognition if someone doesn't proactively dap

3. Leaderboards and reports useful for performance reviews Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. That emoji microkarma weights can't go higher than .1 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take the time to tune it to your core values Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Better feedback as a CEO/manager.

- Combats recency bias in performance reviews

- Actively optimizing towards activities that are in alignment with core values. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Co-Founder
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Integrates easily with our company chat and provides peer appreciation opportunities people remember. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s currently integrated with our Slack, but we also love to send out group emails. It’s a bit of a hack how we do it now. I heard more features are developing, so looking forward to them! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is an easy win for HR departments looking to increase employee engagement Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Remote work employee bonds Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Software Development
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The most helpful thing about the bot is the ease with how it works. Simple ++ or --. Easy, quick way for someone to recognize something they like about what another person did. These micro recognitions throughout the day go a long way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not a whole lot to dislike. Every time I've wished there was a feature, or a different way something worked, I've mentioned it and within a week or less they were able to get the feature added. Amazing attention to customer desires. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Simple and effective tool to quickly allow folks to recognize others. Simplistic, yet powerful in it's simplicity to use. It is easily adoptable due to it's simplicity and rollout was a breeze. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem of not recognizing when someone does something good that is above and beyond to help you. If you ask another colleague to help with something outside of their role, giving karma is a super easy/quick way to say thank you to that person. This also allows others to see who are our biggest above and beyond supporters. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Development Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We have recently replaced our peer recognition system with the Karma bot for Slack and people are using it ten times more. They enjoy how interactive it is and experiment with the number of karma points they can give with a different number of ++++. The fact that we can set up our company's values in the tool is a great feature because this way the positive behaviours that are being recognized can be linked directly to the company values. It's fun, it's colorful, it's positive and helps us build the right company culture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far I have not found anything that I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the main benefits is encouraging peer recognition and incorporating tangible rewards into it.

The other is having the appreciation channel, which is basically a live stream of role-model behaviour linked to our company values that helps us better explain and promote them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Team Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We have a small team that would otherwise not be inclined to provide each other feedback. Karma gives them a quick, safe, and easy way to recognize each other's contributions and impact to our team.

We also love the rewards as we've been able to use these to motivate behaviors that would otherwise be hard to track and recognize with such a small team. The Rewards make the positive behaviors turn into real value for our teammates. Its a really great way to reinforce the culture we want for our team.

Finally, it was easy for our team to learn to use even though they are very much novices with Slack. They started using Slack this year, and adding Karma was a very simple addition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be great to have more of the feature available on the Karma website directly available with Slack. This is more of an issue with how Slack works than Karma, but there's a lot of great features on the Karma site that would be great to have directly within Slack. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We kept everything pretty simple, and made sure the rewards are tangible and achievable. Its super simple to add to Slack (and probably Teams). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Karma gives out teammates a quick and easy way to recognize the impact their peers make to the team. These moments would have normally gone unnoticed. Now the team looks for these and this reinforces the positive behaviors and builds our team culture.

Karma adds a level of fun to our process. Since we are a sports team (softball), we use Karma to highlight great contributions and impacts our players give to the team. We use this to show the team the types of impacts that matter most. It has replaced helmet stickers for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Most of our team works remotely, so Slack is our office. Karma bot helps us to share good momentum within the team and help others to visually praise it. It makes a positive and supportive culture even when we do not see others in person often. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some people do not use Slack much, so there are some barriers to try to engage with those people. (This might not be relevant to Karma bot itself though) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your Slack is anther office for your team, you want to care about the culture there. Karma bot is one of the great tools to take care of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want to praise others, but sometimes there are barriers to do so casually. Karma bot helps us to do it easily, and also having this kind of tool itself has a message to a team that we care about the culture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founding Investor of Findo.com
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Simple and focused. Lives right inside your Slack and MS Team messengers. So our employees are using it every day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am not sure. I think everything is there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Increase your team’s engagement. Use appreciation tools like Karma Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Employees need recognition. But people forget to say Thank you. Karma makes my team happy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CTO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The ability for teams to define their own rewards for redemption, the leaderboards, the visibility it brings to what people are being recognised for, the ability to define our core values and tag a value against a karma reason ! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The reporting was restricted to only exporting the top 50 in csv format BUT the karma team fixed that in under 48 hours ! The best software experience I have ever had and trust me ... I have been in the game a while !!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Dive in and start using Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improving visibility across our division of all those small things our team members do to help each other as well as offering an easy way for teams to redeem awards for self created team prizes ! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's fun and highly engaging which makes sure that the whole team adopts it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Inability to do things without Slack's slash commands Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for encouraging our remote employees to give feedback and praise to each other Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder & CEO
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Perfect integration into our comms tool of choice(Slack in our instance) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I live everything about this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If Culture is important to you, you should really be considering how you can use something like Karma to encourage the behaviours you're after. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Karmabot as a vehicle to show appreciation within our business. At the end of every month, we give a gift voucher to the person with the most Karma. It has really helped to transform the people aspects of our business, and as a people business, that is super important. Want to create an encouraging, helpful work place, find a carrot(Karma) rather than a stick. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VP Operations
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I love some of the very basics:

1. How karma is issued - simple at mention in Slack. Everyone has been able to figure out how to use this

2. The animations in your Karma rewards - people love them, laugh and enjoy them a lot Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some older features were superfluous. Time tracking was never gonna happen. They've since done away with the idea. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Karma bot has helped us overhaul recognition of each other. It helps feel good when we go out of way to help each other. It has become an integral part of our culture and we love it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like how convenient and easy-to-use Karmabot is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You still have to add the bot to certain channels, but I guess that’s a limitation of Slack rather than Karma. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find it easy to thank other people in my Slack channels in a public way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Treasuer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Karma Bot's leaderboards, rewards and reinforcement of values really help a culture to thrive where our team actively seek to help each other and the organisation to improve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We haven't encountered downsides as of yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously we used a specific Slack channel to recognize and encourage positive behaviours but often these notes would get lost over time. Karma Bot stores and categorizes them so that over time our team members can see how their behaviours are valued by others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO and Co-Founder
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Definitely the ability to reward colleagues. Almost like a virtual high five. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Would love to be able to reward in a more major way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to clearly reward remote employees for the smaller things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We wanted a way for employees to give quick, easy but officially recognized notes of gratitude. There is no such thing as too many 'thank you's. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be great if Karma could integrate with email (especially Gmail). Leaderboards must go: they encourage only the top 3 people, the 'appreciation board' should show more personal achievements, everyone should be the best in something. Also, it would help if we could integrate in-app Amazon Cards purchasing for Rewards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A 1-on-1 demo with Karma representative really helps to set the product right for your business. It can be booked for free at Karma's website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been running Sliday, a software development company, for almost 10 years now. Running a company is hard by itself. Most of the work is done remotely, we understand the pain.
For a manager, it's almost impossible to keep track of things if there are more than 20 people on your team. Karma made recognition and appreciation simple. All you have to do is to mention someone with a line of text and '++' on Slack channel. Karmabot records thousands of appreciations like that every day. Employees feel recognized. On the other hand, a typical manager will not have time to analyze all those pieces of micro-feedback. Karma bot can collect and process such requests and align them with the company values. At the end of the period, a manager can have a powerful performance report based on the 'crowd-sourced' feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

What's really handy is proving feedback "in-the-moment" without having to wait until the monthly or annual review. Also - no such thing as "too small of a job well done" which is an excellent and fun way to keep the team engaged Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be helpful to have the detailed guide on how to adopt Karma available somewhere, but I guess each company is different. The 1-on-1 demo has sorted it for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just give it a go and see how easy yet powerful Karma is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a refreshing tool which incorporates upward feedback so my staff are able to provide me with pinpointed comments to improve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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