Assembly Expert Review, Pricing, Alternatives - 2022

Phil Strazzulla
HR Tech Expert, Harvard MBA, Finance and Software Nerd
May 16, 2022
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Assembly Versus the competition

Assembly helps small and midsized companies to acknowledge employees so they can build a strong culture and reduce employee churn through peer to peer recognition.


Assembly Review

Assembly's employee recognition and rewards software enables HR teams to build stronger cultures with more engaged employees. Specifically, employees use Assembly to recognize their co-workers for accomplishments large and small.

Recognition aligns with companies values, and is broadcast to the organization. Employees who are recognized typically are also given points by their peers which they can then turn into various rewards.

Their platform sees around 90% of employees use it on a monthly basis which is evidence that there is a self sustaining feedback loop of employees being recognized, and giving recognition.

Lastly, Assembly offers a free tier for smaller companies, or small teams within an organization that want to give this a try.

Who shouldn't buy Assembly

Assembly Customers

Casper, Keck School of Medicine, Perforce

Assembly Stats

  • Companies see >90% monthly participation from employees
  • Hundreds of reward options in the US and internationally

Assembly Key Features

  • HR can curate rewards that relate to your culture (team building events, sleep in days, choose office music for the day, etc)
  • Automated recognition for birthdays and work anniversaries
  • Employees can react to and comment on recognition
  • Benchmarking analytics to let you know how well your program is doing relevant to peer companies
  • Assembly Pricing

    Assembly offers a free version for up to 20 employees. Paying customers are charged $2.50 - $4.00 per employee per month depending on the features you're looking for and if you choose an annual vs monthly plan.

    Assembly Key Integrations

    Assembly Implementation

    If you use software that they already integrate with (like Slack or Teams), then it's fairly simple to get setup.  Typically implementation takes less than a week.

    Assembly Customer Success

    They have 24/7 chat support, in addition to a dedicated account manager.

    About Assembly

    Assembly Alternatives

    Reward Gateway is an employee engagement platform (SmartHub) that combines employee recognition, surveys, communication, discounts (instant vouchers and cashback offers), and analytics in a single solution.
    Nectar's employee recognition and rewards platform is best for companies with 50-500 employees who want a high engagement peer to peer solution with great analytics and rewards built in.
    Bucketlist helps HR teams to engage employees through a customizable rewards and recognition platform that easily integrates with the apps your employees already use like Slack, Teams, Outlook.
    Motivosity combines 4 products (Connect, Recognize, Lead, and Listen) into a single platform that helps teams stay happy, connected, and motivated.
    Kazoo combines continuous performance management, employee recognition, rewards, and engagement surveys into one powerful platform to help you improve employee experience and by extension, company culture.
    WeGift is a smart solution for distributing gift cards at scale. They stand out for providing access to 700+ brands, bulk discounts of up to 25% off, and the ability to reclaim unspent value on expired gift cards.
    Not only is Guusto a top-rated (and free) recognition & rewards SaaS provider, they actually donate 1 day of clean drinking water for every gift sent.
    Workstars provides companies with a dynamic platform for highly customizable recognition programs for their employees.
    They’ve been quick to adopt a remote-first approach to team recognition, helping you send gifts to employees, customers, or prospects to their home, for instance.
    As an employee experience platform, Cooleaf empowers companies to engage and motivate their staff by capturing employee sentiment using pulse surveys, performance incentives, and bringing employees together with recognition and virtual activities.
    They simplify rewards, recognition, and incentives thanks to their Amazon Business integration which gives them access to a huge number of employee rewards.
    Bonusly is easy to use and set up, comes with a large rewards catalog, and is simply a great peer-to-peer recognition platform.
    Aside from the fact that they snatched one of the best possible names for an employee recognition platform, Kudos® have paired their software with additional employee engagement functionality and a consulting offering for companies that need extra help.
    Workvivo is an employee engagement platform that lets you harness the power of your enterprise social network to make recognition and rewards more visible.
    Gifted is completely free, easy to set up, lets people choose their gifts, and features automated & timed gifting.
    Blueboard is a one-stop-shop to create personalized and meaningful rewards for employees, most in the form of real-life memorable experiences.
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