Why choose 7shifts over WHEN I WORK
for your team management solution?

Get the facts that matter so you can choose the best scheduling & team management platform for your restaurant.



Join over 500,000 restaurant pros using 7shifts today!
Restaurants using 7shifts see an average 1 - 3% drop in labor costs, saving you thousands every month! —all for less than $70 per month. 7shifts award winning restaurant platform is rated 4.7 / 5 stars on Capterra—read more about the benefits of 7shifts below.

Discover the tools your restaurant will unlock
with your team management platform 👇


Automatic shift reminders

Integrated time clocking

Free mobile communication apps

Overtime alerts

Free POS integrations

Manager log book

Built Exclusively for Restaurants

Account and audit activity log

Employee Engagement Dashboard

Shift Feedback


Language support (French & Spanish)

Dedicated account manager

Feature comparisons were compiled based on publicly available information as of March, 2021.

The top reasons why restaurants switch from WHEN I WORK to 7shifts​

Based on feedback from restaurants who have used both platforms, here are the major differences between the two platforms.

Transparent, scalable
pricing that makes sense

7shifts pricing is transparent and scalable to suit restaurants of all sizes. There are no setup fees. There are no employee app fees. There are no contracts to be locked into and you can cancel your 7shifts subscription at any time.

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Get hands-on, friendly
support whenever you need it

With 7shifts’ unlimited employee support, you can devote more time to growing your business and less time trouble-shooting your team management platform. Our friendly support team is only a chat, email, or phone call away, and is dedicated to helping you resolve your issues fast.

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Don’t make your staff pay
for an app

Keep your staff engaged and empowered with our 100% free mobile app for iOS and Android where they can manage their schedule, availability, request time off, and receive important announcements.

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Actively monitor engagement
to reduce turnover

With proactive statistics on your employee’s engagement—such as lates, no shows, sicks, and picked up shifts—you can stay ahead of your employee’s engagement and nip turnover in the bud. Engagement statistics and shift feedback are displayed in the Manager Log Book and on a customizable dashboard to keep your managers in-sync.

By comparison, WHEN I WORK does not track engagement activities of your team and will only provide feedback directly from employees at the end of shifts.

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Access the labor-saving
benefits of POS integrations
—for free

7shifts provides powerful, free integrations for many of the industry’s leading POS and payroll systems. The integration will pull in your sales and labor data to help you make better, money-saving scheduling decisions.

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"This product is awesome! I love how it works with my CAKE point of sale system. The customer service has been nothing but awesome when I have questions. My employees love that they can check the schedule whenever and wherever they are from their phones. I like that it notifies each employee an hour before their shift and I don't have to worry about "forgotten" shifts. I will definitely continue to work with 7shifts!"

Lisa Gilbertson, Seeley Lake, MO

Numbers don’t lie. How real restaurateurs compare 7shifts and WHEN I WORK


9.6/10 Based on 7 reviews

8.8/10 Based on 38 reviews

4.7/5 Based on 425 reviews

4.5/5 Based on 858 reviews

4.6/5 Based on 425 reviews

4.4/5 Based on 216 reviews

What the restaurant industry says about 7shifts