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What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR gives organizations the capacity to grow and change based on the people they bring on board. It’s designed to help organizations find, evaluate, hire and onboard the right talent as quickly as possible. Organizations can create an efficient and effective hiring process by casting the net wider with integrations to top job boards, reviewing candidates the instant they apply, and seamlessly coordinating with hiring team members.

Who Uses BambooHR?

BambooHR brings all your employee, payroll, time, and benefit information together in one place, giving you the data accuracy, security, and coordination you need to sleep soundly.

Where can BambooHR be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, US
  • Founded in 2008

BambooHR support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German and 2 others

BambooHR pricing

Starting Price:

US$250.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

BambooHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. BambooHR paid version starts at US$250.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, US
  • Founded in 2008

BambooHR support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German and 2 others

BambooHR videos and images

BambooHR Software - Onboarding Employee View
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BambooHR Software - Onboarding Employee View
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Features of BambooHR

  • 360 Degree Feedback Software
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Clock In/Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management Software
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mobile Access
  • Onboarding Software
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of BambooHR

Average score

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

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Rakesk
Rakesk
Data Entry Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Perfect Application Easy Management and Easy Package to Use.

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Permission management and various data analytics creation and easy to manage all projects document from one room this product is the master.

Pros:

Humana resource and also multiple projects employee data management and its tools on project data access control this software is the best and to create reports and collaboration is fantastic.

Cons:

No even a single dislike for this platform, since after training on its basic usability everything else is simple.

Jason
Director of Operations in US
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy to use, Great Employee Engagement

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

Easy to use for my employees. Smart phone compatibility is perfect. PTO requests are quick and manager approval helps.

Cons:

Login is a pain with the dual authentication when your in a hurry. Reports are good but can take some time to figure out.

Chris
Owner in US
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Worst HR Company Provider EVER!

1.0 4 years ago

Comments: Since moving to their new Payroll service (Trax Payroll) BambooHR has been in the business of keeping us from HR compliance and has made processing payroll much more time consuming and frustrating. All with a lack of professional and effective customer support. They have mishandled payroll taxes, W-2's and account access once we notified them of changing to a better HR management solution. This has truly been a nightmare that won't end.

Pros:

The software does have some nice features like Performance Management.

Cons:

The worst payroll software in history! Sold me a bill of goods that everything was integrated, however, they use a remote link which is clunky and extremely frustrating to use unless everything is "just right". Do your research - there is better out there along with excellent customer support. I had to manually add employee PTO each pay period as their system was not integrated with their Payroll software.

Alternatives Considered: Gusto , QuickBooks Time and TriNet Zenefits

Reasons for Choosing BambooHR: Was moving from three HR systems into one, although in actuality, it was really moving into two systems - BambooHR and Trax.

Switched From: Gusto

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: We didn't consider other alternatives as we were already using BambooHR for everything except Time Tracking and Payroll. This was a HUGE mistake on our part. We have now completed a change away from BambooHR after doing a complete review of alternative products. Much happier without the frustration of using their antiquated payroll system.

Michelle
Director of HR in Canada
Real Estate, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

BambooHR perfect for small to medium sized businesses

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Bamboo is constantly listening to what customers want and need and are expanding with incredible features all the time. I have worked on many HRIS and this is by far my favourite! I am a very happy Bamboo customer. Thank you for all your great work. You have an incredibly talented group of employees.

Pros:

It is easy to use for the back end and front end users. The Support Heroes are always so friendly and helpful and I have never not been able to get the assistance I need when I need it. They are constantly listening to what customers want and need an are expanding with incredible features all the time. I have worked on many HRIS and this is by far my favourite! I am a very happy Bamboo customer. Thank you for all your great work. You have an incredibly talented group of employees.

Cons:

the performance management system could be a bit more customizable and robust. We have had to create a couple extra tools for managers and staff to use outside of this platform. Wish there were a few more features when rating the employees, based on their skills. I do wish that the employee community was something we could purchase additionally and not bundled with other products we do not feel we need right now. Would love if the system integrated with Ceridian Payroll.. would make things easier.

Alternatives Considered: Workday HCM

Reasons for Choosing BambooHR: did not provide all the functions we needed and their service was not great.

Switched From: Collage HR

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: Heard great reviews, wanted service that I could call and speak to someone during my office hours.

Will
Decent and Modern HRIS Alternative in UK
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Decent HR System

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Modern and inutive interface Able to integrate with a number of additional tools and services Has an "identity" which seems to sync with a companies culture of engagement Easy to book holiday

Cons:

Takes a bit of time to get used to the system Would like a centralised knowledgebase as a user