7shifts: Employee Scheduling

4.6
6.25K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

7shifts is the only all-in-one team management app built specifically for restaurants. The goal? Making the daily operations of restaurant owners, managers, and employees easier. We help restaurants simplify their work with one app to schedule, time clock, communicate with their team, stay labor compliant, run payroll, pool tips, pay tips, and more. The mobile app is free for teams to use as part of their restaurant’s 7shifts subscription.

Manager features:
- Manage the schedule with time-off and availability automatically added
- Notify staff of their shifts automatically via email, text, or push notification
- Approve or deny shift trades
- Approve or deny time-off requests
- Track staff availability
- Track staff engagement like lates and no-shows
- Chat with staff or create team-wide announcements
- Get overtime alerts if staff are at risk of going into overtime
- Track real-time sales and labor to make smart decisions to reduce labor cost

Staff features:
- View all of your shifts
- See who you’re working with on upcoming shifts
- View hours and estimated earnings
- Request shift trades
- Request time off
- Submit your availability
- Chat using GIFs, pics, or emojis with your co-workers

SCHEDULING MADE EASY
Say goodbye to manual scheduling headaches! Our intuitive interface lets you create, edit, and distribute schedules in minutes, not hours. Drag-and-drop shifts, set availability, and handle shift swaps effortlessly. With smart tools like Auto Scheduling, ensure optimal labor costs while meeting staffing needs.

SEAMLESS TEAM COMMUNICATION
Communication is key! Keep everyone in the loop with instant messaging, shift reminders, and real-time updates. Share announcements, updates, and policies instantly. Your team stays engaged, informed, and ready for success.

LABOR MANAGEMENT & COST CONTROL
Maximize efficiency and minimize labor costs. Track labor budgets, forecast sales, and manage overtime seamlessly. Get insights into labor cost percentages to make informed decisions that positively impact your bottom line.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT & HAPPINESS
Empower your team with easy access to schedules and shift updates on their mobile devices. Give employees the flexibility to swap shifts, set their availability, and request time off. Happy employees equal better retention and increased productivity.

TIME & ATTENDANCE TRACKING
Accurate timekeeping is possible! Track clock-ins, breaks, and overtime without error. Say goodbye to tedious timesheets and embrace precision in payroll processing.

REPORTING & INSIGHTS
Unlock the power of data! Access comprehensive reports and analytics on labor costs, employee performance, and scheduling trends. Make data-driven decisions to optimize your restaurant's operations.

INTEGRATIONS & CUSTOMIZATION
Seamlessly integrate 7shifts with your chosen POS system or payroll provider. Customize settings to fit your unique restaurant needs and workflows.

Take it from our customers:
“If you're a restaurant professional, this is a mandate. If this is a hobby for you, by all means, use something else. Use Excel, use post-it notes if you write it down. But if you're a professional and this is your career and your actual goal is to earn profit for your business, then there's no viable solution or anything that would make sense other than this, there just isn't."

“Communication in this business is everything. 7shifts has saved the day and made it possible for me to get through that first opening, and I continue to use 7shifts to open my other restaurants and it’s the one consistent thing that keeps us together.”

Join the 1,000,000+ restaurant pros already using 7shifts to simplify their team management.
Updated on
Apr 15, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Personal info, Messages and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.6
6.16K reviews
Anastasia Rivera
November 27, 2023
App is just ok. It's super glitchy. Randomly logs me out. Sometimes notifications of messages don't alert me (yes, notifications are set properly). I'm also not a fan of the lack of desktop notifications. It won't alert you if someone messages you. You have to go to messages to even notice the message. Would love the feature to pin 📌 an important comment in a thread instead of having to scroll all the way back to find important info. A pro is the scheduling. Pretty easy to do and to follow.
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7shifts, Inc.
November 30, 2023
Hi Anastasia, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I have put in a feature request with our product team for consideration in future updates! Regarding missing notifications, we would love to look further into this for you. Visit our Contact us Page (https://kb.7shifts.com/hc/en-us/articles/17489002886675-Contact-Us) to get in touch with us.
Kristy Evans
November 13, 2023
I love this app. Everything right there, clear as a bell. No fluff, just your shifts with an opportunity to offer them up or pick one up, no questions asked. I've been in this industry my whole life. No more mistakes reading schedules, all the phone numbers of coworkers at your fingertips, easy to plan vacations with manager approvals, assistance with unforeseeable problems. This app gets a 10 everytime I use it. Thank you and congratulations on making going to work as easy as 1,2,3.
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Kristyna V
June 10, 2023
We've had our 7Shifts subscription for about 6 months now, and use it for scheduling at our coffee shop. The idea? Love it! The website? Functional and easy to use. This app? Absolute junk as it is. It crashes. Some employees don't get chat notifications despite having notifications enabled. Sometimes, for seemingly no reason at all, when creating a shift, the app will save it in a different time zone. For instance, the shift is 9-1, the app will show it as 10-2. Needs work.
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7shifts, Inc.
June 16, 2023
Hi Kristyna, I am sorry to hear about your experience! That definitely doesn't seem to be working as expected. Please reach out to support@7shifts.com so that we can look further into this for you

What's new

• Employees using 7shifts Payroll can now access their 2023 W-2s directly in-app
• Employees using 7shifts Tip Payouts will receive more information around payouts with issues