What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR looks to be the champion of HR, leadership teams, and employees to create a quality employee and employer experience. BambooHR removes HR complexities with automation and simplified workflows. The tools and analytics let HR professionals stay ahead of every aspect of building culture while curating diverse and demanding workforces. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR platform designed for growing organizations looking to get the most out of their people data and build an exceptional culture.

Who Uses BambooHR?

Growing businesses that want to organize their HR data, track applicants, onboard effectively, and utilize reporting for strategic decision-making. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR software solution.

Where can BambooHR be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, U.S.
  • Founded in 2008
  • 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:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

BambooHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, U.S.
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

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

Languages

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

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Features of BambooHR

  • 360 Degree Feedback Software
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benchmarking
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Dashboard Software
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mass Notifications
  • Mobile Access
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Storage
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Talent Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • 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
Sigmund
Sigmund
Senior Workforce Analyst in Philippines
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Goods, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good HR tool for medium-sized businesses

5.0 last month New

Comments: Good HR tool for small and medium-sized businesses

Pros:

Easy to use and you see where your needed items are easily

Cons:

The employee search function could use more interactivity within the database

Ryan
Head of Talent in U.S.
Financial Services Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great HRIS For Start-ups!

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: I haven't had any negative remarks from employees or managers about BambooHR; I think it excels in almost every category for an HRIS.

Pros:

BambooHR has a great user interface, robust integrations, a wonderfully designed time tracking tool, and their payroll is reliable and easy to work with!

Cons:

I think BambooHR falls short with some of their HR compliance stuff, which has recently become more complex.

Alternatives Considered: Gusto and ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: At the time, we were looking for something that was not only cost effective, but easy to use and familiar with employees to decrease implementation time.

Melissa
Melissa
Global Learning & Development Business Partner in France
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy HRIS Tool for Small-Mid Size Companies

3.0 last month New

Pros:

This software is very easy to customize to your organization's individual needs - especially if you are a start-up or small scale-up business. BambooHR also integrates with a lot of tools making the value skyrocket. It's also visually extremely easy to use and set up, and running reports is simple and fast.

Cons:

We're moving into being a bigger size company which is complicated our workflow and the number of tools/integrations that we have set up with it. We're having to do a lot of different customization which means it's adding a layer of complication to our daily jobs. We now need something a little bit more robust. It would also be ideal to have different access level permissions as different people in the HR Team need to have specific access to data and information, while others don't.

Heidi
Director of People & Purpose in U.S.
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Free up your HR Department to do their best work

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Due to implementing BambooHR, we moved from having 8-10 spreadsheets that required daily maintenance to being able to have one system of record. This has allowed us to onboard employees more seamlessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from PDF time off request forms and a Google Out of the Office calendar that we had to manually maintain to using time off in BambooHR and implementing the iCal feeds so everyone knows who is out of the office at a glance.

Pros:

Getting employee buy in and adoption is easy due to how intuitive the end-user experience is with BambooHR, especially with Google Single Sign On. As the administrator, I have the ability to make changes and implement things quickly on the backend without having to make a request and wait for someone else to make the changes for me. Having a streamlined and consistent onboarding and offboarding process ensures that new hires are set up for success and offboarding employees accounts and data are turned off in a timely manner.

Cons:

BambooHR may not have as many robust features as some of the other HRIS out there, but they are always adding new features and making improvements, which is good to see. You may have to add some app integrations in areas like recruiting and benefits administration, if you want all the bells and whistles.

Parvez
COO in Mauritius
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

When HR goes green

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: We have offices in 3 countries and each unit was trying to follow same process. In fact, everybody was working in their own way and it is very difficult to get everything arranged properly. With BambooHR, the process is same for everyone, with the possibility to make exceptions when needed

Pros:

The interface is so well designed and intuitive, that it makes the adoption of this software instantaneous even for them more skeptical employees

Cons:

BambooHR lacks the functionality for resource scheduling which would have made it a complete all in one software

Alternatives Considered: Zoho CRM

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: Functionality and ease of use along with the price