About BambooHR

BambooHR is the number one HR software for small and medium sized businesses. BambooHR’s cloud-based system has beautifully designed, intuitive features including an applicant tracking system (ATS), onboarding with electronic signatures, automated time-off tracking, and innovative performance management. This gives HR managers more time for meaningful work, executives get accurate, timely reports, and employees can self-service their time off using a convenient mobile app.

Employees can be given self-service access to BambooHR letting them view and update their information whenever they wish. With custom permissions you can define which users have access to which information. Employees can also use the app to request time off, see what days off they are entitled to, and when other members of staff have booked time off. Managers can add time off policies and set accrual levels, approve time-off requests, and generate custom time off reports.

Aside from time off reports, BambooHR offers a range of other custom reports with the ability to filter, group and sort any of data in the system. The software also comes with a selection of pre-built reports such as salary history, age and gender data, turnover rate and more. Data can be pulled from your other 3rd party apps with BambooHR’s API and its integrations with a number of 3rd party benefit enrolment, payroll, and performance reviews software.

BambooHR also comes with an integrated application tracking system (ATS) module. The module can be used to create and publish job openings and record, review and track the status of incoming applications. There are further advanced features of the ATS module available that cover resume commenting, candidate ratings, job postings on social media and more.

BambooHR’s Time-Tracking component makes the time entry experience simple and accurate for employees and managers alike. Have access to built in reports to understand how many hours are being worked, what projects are being worked on and by whom. Employees can track hours worked on the web or in the mobile app for quick and accurate time entry and management can see and have access at any time.

BambooHR helps you keep track of all human resources activity not only through reporting, but also through email alerts. You can set up alerts to go to anyone about anything, from birthdays, to performance reviews, to insurance expirations. BambooHR also 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.

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

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Denmark , Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

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

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 143

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Appraisal History
    • Approval Process Control
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Attendance Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Benefits Dashboard
    • Benefits Management
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Calendar Management
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Career Development
    • Careers Page
    • Clock In / Out
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contractor Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • File Sharing
    • Forms Management
    • GPS
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Jobs Board
    • Learning & Development
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mass Notifications
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • OSHA Compliance
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Organizational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Pipeline Management
    • Policy Management
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Question Library
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resume Database
    • Resume Search
    • Resume Storage
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Single Sign On
    • Skills Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Talent Management
    • Task Management
    • Tax Compliance
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Trend Analysis
    • Turnover Tracking
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • Visual Analytics
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Workflow Management
    • Workstation Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (1,976)
    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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    Elyes
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Bamboo Hr Review

    Reviewed on 25/09/2022

    Pros

    BambooHr is one of the best tool, it have a very friendly UI, Calendar of days off is very helpful.
    The integration with other tools is a very big plus for BambooHR.

    Cons

    One of the point of improvement is to fix some glitch and to give the administrator more stuff to customize from UI point of view.

    Víctor
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    It is very popular among the startups but I prefer other solutions

    Reviewed on 30/09/2022

    Using Bamboo at my previous company - It is just very basic comparing with other platforms

    Using Bamboo at my previous company - It is just very basic comparing with other platforms

    Pros

    It meet the basics. Employee profile, download some data, time management, holidays

    Cons

    Performance review is a separate module and needs an additional payment (too expensive). Not good for Payroll in Spain

    Sneha
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    For all your employee needs with ease of service

    Reviewed on 29/09/2022

    I really liked using BambooHR for my company. It was easy to find a place to get all information...

    I really liked using BambooHR for my company. It was easy to find a place to get all information for my company's employees and rosters. I recommend companies use this application for all their business needs.

    Pros

    BambooHR made it very easy for all things paycheck to employees. Whether it be to see employee roster or paycheck confirmations, I like its easy to use format. Customer service is also helpful when changes or assistance is needed.

    Cons

    The one thing is I don't like the interface usage, it is not natural to understanding, but once you understand the interface and where to find reports and rosters, it is better.

    Sarah
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to Use HRIS

    Reviewed on 04/08/2022

    I love Bamboo! Very happy with it, and excited to see what the future holds.

    I love Bamboo! Very happy with it, and excited to see what the future holds.

    Pros

    The product is very easy to use. The customer support is incredible. The system is aesthetically pleasing. Bamboo listens to feedback and is always updating and releasing new features based on customer feedback.

    Cons

    Some features are not the most robust. Time tracking and reporting specifically. Bamboo does not have built-in scheduling. The employee notes feature could be more like applicant notes (replies, attachments, email notifications).

    Alternatives Considered

    Humanity and Deputy

    Switched From

    UKG Ready

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Ease of use, better customer support, better features.
    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Bamboo HR keeps me sane and in compliance.

    Reviewed on 01/11/2022

    Pros

    I am not an HR professional, I am a nonprofit executive Director and an organization that grew from one staff to 20 in about a year and a half. I don’t really know what I’m doing often. Human resources is one of those things that i could not justify hiring for. We have a board member who is an HR professional, and two lawyers on our board, so if things did get crazy, I knew I had people to keep me in compliance legally with the situation, but I needed some help with the day today. We have three physical locations and bamboo helps ensure that we don’t have important, confidential documents getting lost. Managers can update things in real time and it is amazing. We use the integrated payroll, pay traX, because honestly I’m lazy and why would I do more work when my time is valuable. I love being able to do the performance reviews and satisfaction surveys. I love the asset management feature so I can keep copies of peoples drivers licenses, even shirt sizes, and of course the training that they do.

    Cons

    Bamboo is a little spendy, but honestly you can’t afford not to invest in it.

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    Bambee

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Bambee was expensive and seemed inferior
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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • 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, Ability Network, 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, JazzHR, JobScore, Jobma, Jobvite, Justworks Hours, Kantata, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Lucidchart, MakeShift, Maxwell Health, Motivosity, NetSuite, NetSuite CRM, Newton, Northpass, Officevibe, Okta, OneLogin, OrgChart, Paycor Talent Development, Performance Pro, PlanSource, Primalogik, Reward Gateway, SAP Litmos, 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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