What Is Sling?

Sling is a free employee scheduling tool for managing your hourly employees. Streamline your employee scheduling, communication, and time clock all from one simple software. Boost productivity and save on labor costs with our free iOS and Android apps for your employees. Communicate with your team and make announcements with ease. Automate your shift scheduling, time tracking, availability, and more. Get started for free in minutes, no credit card required!

Who Uses Sling?

Sling works great for companies of all industries and sizes. Our customers range from small single-location businesses to multi-location enterprise organizations.

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Reviews of Sling

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

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

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5
64%
4
33%
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2
2%
Anthony
Anthony
Director of Retail Opertaions in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

The best scheduling software I've ever used.

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: This is has been an eye-opening experience. I didn't know such an awesome scheduling solution existed and is perfect for small or large businesses. Everybody with a team should be using Sling.

Pros:

It allows for coordination across unlimited business locations and unlimited employees. The ability to offer shifts to employees and allow them to claim or apply for them is incredible. SMS notifications to employees for their shifts, daily email notifications for managers to know who is working where, allowing staff to call out or switch shifts, apply for time off, set availability, and more.

Cons:

I don't really have anything negative to say about this software. If I had to find something, it would be that at times, the interface is laid out unusual to our expectations but once you see what it's doing, it makes perfect sense.

Rebecca
Owner/Operator in US
Entertainment, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Using Sling changed my life

5.0 last year

Comments: Sling has been absolutely, hands down the best software we have ever adopted. I never feel frustrated with it and it helps save me time and irritations. My employees love it too! Best decision ever!

Pros:

I love how easy it is to create a schedule and see what employees are not available, it makes completing the schedule painless and quick. I also love that you can complete it as non-published then once you are ready publish it to your employees. The notification feature telling employees when you schedule them and then again reminding them they are schedule is fantastic; my employees love that feature also. Being able to use the integrated time clock is also a great feature. There are just so many feature and customizations that it would be an asset for any type of business at any size.

Cons:

I absolutely love this software. The only thing that would be nice to add is the ability for an employee to put their availability in addition to the current feature of unavailability. Because we have many employees who work "as needed" and "very part time" this would save a lot of time on their part on entering information. We could easily see when these "flex" employees would be available to work without them having to put in an excessive amount of unavailable entries as they do now.

Sarah
General Manager in US
Food & Beverages, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Good for what we need!

4.0 last month New

Comments: Overall, I'm glad we made the switch from HotSchedules, which is what we used previously. The way that is syncs with Toast POS and payroll is seamless, and it's easy to keep udpated or make changes on the fly. The app sometimes malfunctions, but I anticipate that being upgraded over time.

Pros:

As the person who makes the schedule for ~100 students working as part-time baristas, I like the functionality of making repeating shifts for a certain number of weeks. Color-coded shifts, job titles, and easily specifying tasks lists and job codes, makes for a clean look and clear communication for staff!

Cons:

There are a few things that I look forward to Sling being able to do in the future. One of those is for employees having the capability to offer up portions of their shifts instead of all or nothing. I also wish I could add in templates for specific days of the week (i.e. a "weekends" template and a "weekday" template). When holidays fall on different days of the year, it would be nice to have a specific schedule template saved that can just be applied so that I don't have to manually enter shifts for each of those days.

Verified Reviewer
CFO in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Automotive, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

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Love and Hate Relationship

3.0 last year

Comments: We specifically chose this app because it integrated with Gusto, but the integration does not work well and the payroll report integration with gusto, does not work at all. Customer service is super hard to get hold of, they don't know what is going on, and it has been 3 months and the issue is still not fixed. It was difficult transferring everything over to sling and now we are stuck with them until we can switch over to a new company. Very disappointed with the integration and the lack of support. They have no phone number to call, it is only through a chat, that they take long to respond.

Pros:

Creating, tracking and duplicating shifts works really well

Cons:

Integration with Gusto and customer support.

Carissa
Assistant in US
Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Sling makes schedule easy

5.0 last month New

Comments: It been very helpful now rather than having make calendar Wright out each and everybody schedule.

Pros:

Sling is easy to use app on your phone tells when you have to be at work and give notifications hour before shift. Easy to see who is all working And where they need to be.

Cons:

There not much of anything I dislike about this software