Judith M. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Anfangs war Zoom ein Segen. Mittlerweile sind die Server für nichtzahlende Nutzer oft überlastet, sodass von 12 Zoom-Teilnehmern es oft mehrere nicht schaffen, ihre Kamera oder Mikro zu verbinden. Und dann hat Zoom auch noch unser Geld geklaut...
Meine Organisation hat eine Zusatzfunktion gekauft, die von Zoom falsch beschrieben wurde, diese Funktion konnten wir also nicht nutzen, wir haben am selben Tag den Kauf zurückgezogen und seit 3 Monaten warten wir auf die Rückerstattung, trotz einiger Versuche der Kontaktaufnahme. Von Zoom kommt absolut NICHTS. Ihr Helpdesk-System schreibt mir nur immer mal wieder eine automatische Email, dass ich meine Anfrage doch zurückziehen könnte. Jetzt bin ich's leid und habe via Paypal offiziell Klage auf Käuferschutz eingereicht.
Andrew P. Branche: Hochschulbildung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 201-500 Mitarbeiter
I use this product for countless meetings and I have always recommended it to co-workers. As a project manager, I often throw together meetings to have quick agile discussions with stakeholders and ZOOM allows me to do just that. Even external clients with no experience using ZOOM can access it and use it with little issue. As with all products, the more people are comfortable with the tools that ZOOM provides, the greater collaboration can be. Once people understand this, they find ZOOM to be one of the best tools for their day-to-day and begin scheduling their own web conferences. I think that alone demonstrates how useful ZOOM can be.
ZOOM is incredibly easy to use. The product is intuitive for the average user and can get you started with a web conference in little time. Most industries rely on some sort of off-site conferencing tool, particularly for large organizations with multiple locations. ZOOM has a quick turnaround, you can have you conference set-up and details to attendees right away. The ZOOM UI during a meeting is very helpful as well, you can switch between a presentation, to video conferencing, and teleconferencing with single commands. Other users are presented with a simple and intuitive dashboard to allow them to share and participate. I have never run into a technical issue that wasn't easily overcome, and almost never had any issues during a presentation. Participants have a wide array of participating as well, with a helpful and discrete chat box and ways to "jump-in" without needing to pause the conference.
Audio can be tricky depending on how you have your conference rooms set-up. When using at home or at a desk, this is not an issue, but in conference rooms with in-room audio connected to the presenting computer, there can be echo. This is mostly user-caused and can be easily fixed, but it is something that has come up more than once. Some users have trouble figuring out how to mute or turn their camera off, and the web conference client at times requires refreshing when it doesn't launch initially.
Gabriella N. Branche: Metallabbau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I recommend Zoom meetings, it works and it's continually being improved!
There are many benefits that Zoom has over its competitors, which I only started appreciating after adopting it as my primary video conferencing program. I found that Zoom connects well even when my connection is not that strong. If the connection is bad, I normally get a pop-up message letting me know that my connection is unstable. This is very helpful because I do not have to try troubleshoot while busy in a meeting.
If my connection completely dies and I am booted out of a meeting, when my connection comes back I am seamlessly let back into the meeting without having to restart the session.
I feel setting up the mic and speaker could be improved, maybe by adding a quick guide within Zoom or a link to one.
It would also be nice if Zoom could be able to pick up only speakers and mics that work? I have three speaker options and only one works but Zoom picks all three up, meaning I have to test my speaker each time I start it. The nice part is more often than not it remembers the speaker option I used the last time.
It would also be nice if there could be a Zoom call? not have all communication as meetings to be joined.
Kristin B. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
We've used many different software programs to deliver our monthly webinar content and Zoom has proven to be the best program yet. It's ease of use and interactive functions are far beyond what we've used in the past and it allows us to successfully connect to our management teams monthly to deliver timely updates.
Zoom has been a great resource for our team when delivering our monthly webinars to our management teams. With over 50 people on each call, Zoom allows us to manage the groups audio and video components, display polls and whiteboards for interaction and monitor the chat box when questions arise. It's intuitive when new employees access webinars or other calls and usually they have no problem connecting and interacting during the sessions. It's been better than other meeting softwares we've used in the past and the interaction functionality has proved to increase audience engagement.
There are times that the connectivity lags but we never know if it's the software or our own connectivity issues. We do find that it does freeze resulting in some content being shared to be missed or audience members are behind.
Roxanne D. Branche: Buchhaltung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
I knew about zoom before this pandemic. However, I became a frequent user since the pandemic and the lock down. Apart from the few issues I had which most of them minor the software was quite useful and I benefited alot from using it.
Being that our new normal at work is to work from home most days it made meeting much easier. I really love the fact that all we had to do is send a link for everyone to be joined without an hassle. Zoom can be used for multiple purposes and not just for meetings. It is used for online learning, preventing students to have to be face to face with their peers and their teachers. It is very user friendly. Another pro is that you can share multiple screens and it allows virtual background which is top tier. The virtual feature of hand raising is amazing Especially in schools and meetings.
Even though this software is on it's way to top tier there is still some areas that could be improved upon and they are:
1) it should be clear on how you turn on your mike
2) you have to upgrade to a paid plan to use customer support and when you do (at least when I do) there is no customer support
3)there should be an option for you to share and communicate with persons you are waiting.
4)the virtual backgrounds could be a bit clearer or look a bit more realistic