BambooHR

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About BambooHR

With BambooHR, you can be confident that everything works together to give you an all-in-one experience that removes inefficiencies. Automate key functions, tasks, and integrations all with a single source of data. Collect and track signatures electronically to streamline your people operations in a fast, organized, environmentally conscious, and painless way for everyone involved. BambooHR helps you tap into workflows at every stage of the employee lifecycle to keep your organization running smoothly.

BambooHR has a free mobile app for iPhone and Android that syncs in real-time with your Bamboo account.


Key benefits of BambooHR

  • Employee Profiles: Managers can keep track of all employee history and recent information. Employees can update their own data. Co-workers can search the directory and discover each other's profiles.

  • BambooHR makes running payroll easy, quick, and stress-free by offering a single source of data, comprehensive payroll reporting, superior customer support, and full-service tax filing.

  • Applicant Tracking: Create job posts and track applications as they come in. Share and comment on resumes and add star ratings to candidates’ applications.

  • Time-off Management: Employees can request time off, view the company calendar and track their holiday/ sick days. Managers can approve time off and see time off reports.

  • HR Reports: Access pre-built reports or create custom reports on all kinds of data, from EEO-1 reports to age and gender profiles. Export reports to Excel, PDF & CSV.

  • Alerts: Set up email notifications to go to any member of staff to remind them of birthdays, benefit eligibility, license expirations and upcoming reviews.

  • Custom Permissions: Decide who has access to what within the system by giving specific access permissions to managers, admins and employees.

  • Globally Compatible: BambooHR supports payroll data in multiple currencies and six different languages.

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.5/5

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    Jackie
    Jackie
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Effective, time saving, keeps you organized!

    Reviewed on 01/12/2022

    I am really happy that we chose BambooHR, it keeps me organized, it takes care of reminders, which...

    I am really happy that we chose BambooHR, it keeps me organized, it takes care of reminders, which it was a huge problem that I had before, having to remember each employee dates of hire, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, etc. I also like that all our locations are under the same platform, so it is really easy to find employee's information. You can also have all the documents signed electronically, which saves time, paper & trees! I definitely recommend it.

    Pros

    I like the fact that reminds you about everything! we were able to set up reminders for employee eligibility for benefits, for employee discounts, for evaluations and much more! I love that I can have the employee's information in one platform, including the staff in Madrid. We are able to communicate with everyone at the same time. I also like that the employee onboarding makes them part of the team immediately!

    Cons

    Sometimes is confusing where to find things. The implementation was a little rushed. We weren't able to go back and review items when we had doubts, it seems to be that the trainer has a schedule that they can't miss, even if you have questions.

    Alternatives Considered

    WorkBright

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Didn't have as many features as BambooHR and it was not user friendly
    Jeff
    Jeff
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Bamboo HR, a slick but severely limited recruiting software

    Reviewed on 28/07/2020

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for...

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for those businesses that are only using the job boards to get applicants. Just don't expect much more after that.

    Pros

    The look an feel of BambooHR (BHR) is amazing! Its almost like Facebook for recruiting. It is very intuitive for what it does and offers to the administrator and end user. The applicant tracking system is very easy to use and goes the extra mile with automation and thoughtfulness concerning on-boarding and then " flowing" into the core HRIS. The BHR system was chosen by a previous HR professional that clearly had a recruiting bias. Although important, more vetting should have been done to make a sound choice for long term success regarding the needs of a small to mid-size business.

    Cons

    Beyond what I described above there is limited functionality without also purchasing and integrating other systems through a "bolt-on" approach. By "Bolt-on" I mean that BHR will not automate between the core HR system of BHR and a timekeeping system, a payroll system, benefits administration system, leave administration system. The ability to have a robust system is possible but is not practical or cost effective with BambooHR. In order to get a full platform, covering the full life cycle of and employee, through BHR, a business would have to pay upwards of 30-40 dollars per employee per month. Simply put other options are available and far more robust with better long term results for less money- See my review of APS Payroll for an example.

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Price and lack of proper education as to the actual functionality and potential cost of the system beyond on-boarding.
    Tomeka
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    BambooHR is a winner!

    Reviewed on 12/06/2024

    Overall, I'll give BambooHR an 8 out of 10 rating. I think for the pricing, I'd give it a 10 out...

    Overall, I'll give BambooHR an 8 out of 10 rating. I think for the pricing, I'd give it a 10 out of 10. It offers good core functionality and ease of use. I'm quite impressed and happy with our selection.

    Pros

    Bamboo is easy to use, even for a non-tech/HRIS person. We were able to use the HR team w/ the support of the BHR team to design and buildout. Additionally, it is easy for employees to use--very intuitive.
    We were also able to use this platform globally, whereas other platforms didn't have the capability.

    Cons

    BHR still is in the younger stages of buildout. There is some functionally that I had with other HRIMs that are missing from Bamboo including a more defined benefits platform and more integration capability.

    Alternatives Considered

    UKG Pro and ADP Workforce Now
    Christopher
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Not As Efficient as Anticipated

    Reviewed on 28/03/2024

    It's a step up from what our company was doing previously, but we definitely need to consider...

    It's a step up from what our company was doing previously, but we definitely need to consider moving into a different HR software.

    Pros

    Once you finally construct an HR new hire packet to your liking, the rest of the process for onboarding is easy. PTO tracking is a simple feature to use as well.

    Cons

    -The system does not flag a candidate with duplicate SSN's, ID information etc. This is a critical downfall. A candidate can create several duplicate profiles with different emails or phone numbers to get around being classified as "not eligible for rehire". If you use this system, please be sure your staff does their due diligence to compare similar names, and middle names.
    -Customer service is dreadful. Rather than specifically identifying your concern and providing a solution - your situation gets referenced to one of their articles. Then the ETA for an actual solution is left to ambiguity.
    -Their system bugs often; For example, I just cleared my inbox today, and it's still prompting me on open tasks needing my attention.

    Marta
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    • Industry: Mental Health Care
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simple, clean and cohesive

    Reviewed on 07/03/2024

    Pros

    The interface is very clean and user friendly for all levels of access. It's simple to set various permissions for different levels, which is important in our line of work.

    Cons

    Would like to be able to customize the widgets more, or have more widget options. Such as having the option to have multiple company links widgets available to different access levels.

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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$250.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Pricing is based on number of employees, with volume discounts as the employee count rises. There are two features packages to choose from: Essentials or Advantage.

    BambooHR has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000

    BambooHR supports the following languages:

    Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

    BambooHR supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    BambooHR integrates with the following applications:

    15Five, Absorb LMS, Applauz Recognition, ApplicantPRO, BambooHR, Beekeeper, Bitium, Bonusly, Breezy, CATS, Carta, Carta by Archon Systems, Comeet, Cornerstone HR, Deputy, Engagedly, GoodHire, Google Calendar, Greenhouse, Grovo, Humanity, Indeed, Inovalon Provider Cloud, JazzHR, JobScore, Jobma, Jobvite, Justworks Hours, Kantata, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Litmos, Lucidchart, MakeShift, Maxwell Health, Motivosity, NetSuite, NetSuite CRM, Newton, Northpass, Officevibe, Okta, OneLogin, OrgChart, Paycor Talent Development, Performance Pro, PlanSource, Primalogik, Reward Gateway, Small Improvements, SmartRecruiters, SocialChorus, TalentLMS, TimeRewards, TravelPerk, Travitor, TriNet Hire, Workable, Workday Peakon Employee Voice, WorkforceHub Time & Attendance, Zapier, iMocha

    BambooHR offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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