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When I Work

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Private Equity | Alive

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Last Raised

$200M | 1 yr ago

About When I Work

When I Work, formerly ThisCLICKS, is a software platform that provides employee scheduling, attendance, and communication. When I Work improves employee-manager relationships while removing the common inefficiencies of managing hourly teams-making teams more efficient, more accountable and better prepared.

Headquarters Location

420 North 5th St. Suite 500

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401,

United States

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When I Work named as Challenger among 12 other companies, including Quinyx, Humu, and Lattice.

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Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

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When I Work Patents

When I Work has filed 1 patent.

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Latest When I Work News

10:05 ET When I Work Hires Blake Adams as New CEO

Jan 4, 2023

News provided by Share this article Share this article Adams brings key expertise in the small business and technology spaces from Bain Capital, Intuit, and Google MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --  When I Work , a market leader in shift-based workforce management software used by more than 200,000 workplaces worldwide, has appointed Blake Adams as its next CEO to lead the company's ongoing growth efforts. Most recently, he served as an operating partner at Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, Bain's growth-stage enterprise software investment fund. In this role, Adams partnered closely with portfolio companies and their management teams, including When I Work, as part of Bain Capital's $200 million growth investment in the company. "Blake has been a critical When I Work partner over the last year and has brought key expertise in product-led growth and the small business market," said Chad Halvorson, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Advisor at When I Work, who has served as interim CEO since June 2022. "His background, vision, and enthusiasm for When I Work are perfect for leading our long-term business goals, and his empathetic leadership style makes him a great culture fit for our company." Adams developed deep experience leading strategy and operations teams from prior roles at Google and Intuit, driving initiatives across corporate strategy, product development, sales execution, and strategic partnerships—including the launch of QuickBooks Advanced, which successfully helped the company expand into the mid-market. Adams also has firsthand experience leading a shift-based company as the former CEO of Clarity Service Group, a multistate behavioral health therapy service provider. "We did all of our scheduling with pen and paper, so I have a very deep connection to the problem When I Work solves," said Blake Adams, When I Work CEO. "I'm proud to join a team that shares my passion for helping small business owners and their employees flourish through technology solutions built for their needs. I'm also excited by the powerful customer advocacy When I Work already has and the company's growth potential in the small business market. I look forward to getting to know our customers and helping them run more efficiently and effectively on our mission to make shift work awesome. About When I Work When I Work is a market leader in shift-based workforce management software and delivers a powerful, employee-first experience that creates happier and more productive teams. Trusted by more than 200,000 workplaces worldwide, When I Work puts scheduling and collaboration at the center of workplace operations and brings empathy, agility, and consumer simplicity to organizations in the small business workplace. For more information, please visit SOURCE When I Work

When I Work Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was When I Work founded?

    When I Work was founded in 2010.

  • Where is When I Work's headquarters?

    When I Work's headquarters is located at 420 North 5th St., Minneapolis.

  • What is When I Work's latest funding round?

    When I Work's latest funding round is Private Equity.

  • How much did When I Work raise?

    When I Work raised a total of $224M.

  • Who are the investors of When I Work?

    Investors of When I Work include Arthur Ventures, Bain Capital, High Alpha, Drive Capital, Greycroft and 3 more.

  • Who are When I Work's competitors?

    Competitors of When I Work include Sling, Assembled, 7shifts, BigTime Software, Nowsta and 14 more.

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