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#4 Product of the DaySeptember 20, 2016


  • Dhruv AgrawalCo-founder, Shipsy

    It has basic functionality that is required for a startup


    Went back on their words of keeping it free, forcing people to pay now. Having invested a lot of effort on it, it's a very bad experience

    We rate trust higher than anything. It doesn't take much to run a few servers for small startups using some basic features. It isn't like they were taking feature requests from free customers and that's okay. But, for companies it is an additional effort to move the data out to any other open source or free software. Wouldn't have opted for it if it was mentioned earlier that they take promises lightly.

    Dhruv Agrawal has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Does the basics well.


    Promised a free core service forever, went back on their word.

    Despite the flaws, the service was generally solid and helped our organisation with its HR. But despite numerous promises to keep the core service free, they've gone back on their word and implemented charges. No warning, no discussion and just 6 weeks to move to a new service or they close our account.

    It took a good deal of time and effort to get things going in the first place, but now we're going to look elsehwhere, because even though the price isn't too bad, what's to stop them increasing it next year, and again the year after that? Once a company is shown to be untrustworthy, you cant make a long term commitment to it.

    Scius has used this product for one year.


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Rob O'DonovanMaker@rjodonovan · Co-Founder & CEO
Hey Product Hunt! Big thanks @bramk. I’m one of the founders of CharlieHR. We built CharlieHR because we grew constantly frustrated by all the boring everyday admin that goes into making great ideas happen. There are too many emails and too many spreadsheets… we felt that much of it could (and should!) be automated and that while building a company is hard, running one really shouldn’t be. We’re building tools to empower entrepreneurs with more time do more of what matters and more of what they love! Our free plan gives you enough powers to get started and stays free for as many people as you want, for as long as you want. Our paid plans will offer additional premium features and services in the future. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have. Huge thanks!
Zaheer Merali@zaheer_merali · Entrepreneur, advisor, startup COO
@rjodonovan do you have any Canadian customers? Any obvious limitations?
Daniel Murray@murraymuzz · Co Founder, Grabble
Charlie HR is awesome, vote for it on Product Hunt if you like saving time, money and HR woes. if not, dont worry about it.
Rob O'DonovanMaker@rjodonovan · Co-Founder & CEO
@murraymuzz Cheers Daniel! 👍
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Hunter@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
We’ve been using CharlieHR to create a place for the freelancers we’re working with and recently used it to onboard our first employee! Pretty cool tool that offers a lot of features for free. @rjodonovan can tell you more!
Nick B-C@nfbcollins · Game / Graphic Designer
Congrats guys! 🖖🏼
Rob O'DonovanMaker@rjodonovan · Co-Founder & CEO
@nfbcollins Thanks Nick! 👊
Ben Farren@benfarren · CEO @spoke_london
Love what Charlie are doing - and how they're doing it. Who'd 've thought newsletter emails from your HR SaaS tool would make you smile ...
Rob O'DonovanMaker@rjodonovan · Co-Founder & CEO
@benfarren thanks Ben! Hugely appreciate it.✌️