What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR is an award-winning HR platform that helps your growing organizations automate, centralize, and connect your people data all in one place. It gives you a one-stop shop to:

- Manage employee data
- Find, hire, and onboard the best talent
- Simplify payroll, track hours, and capture benefits
- Measure the employee experience and performance
- And connect your data to our expansive marketplace
of pre-built integrations

For more information, visit www.bamboohr.com.

Who Uses BambooHR?

Growing businesses that want to organize their HR data, track applicants, onboard effectively, run payroll, improve the employee experience and run reports all in one platform.

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:

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, 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 - Job Tab
BambooHR Software - Employee Performance Report
BambooHR Software - Employee Timesheet
BambooHR Software - Turnover Report
BambooHR Software - Payroll Admin Overview
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BambooHR Software - Job Tab
BambooHR Software - Employee Performance Report
BambooHR Software - Employee Timesheet
BambooHR Software - Turnover Report
BambooHR Software - Payroll Admin Overview

Features of BambooHR

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contractor Management
  • Dashboard
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Electronic Forms
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mass Notifications
  • Mobile Access
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • 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
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Workflow Management

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With intuitive technology and a world-class team of experts, Namely empowers HR with a solution designed for mid-sized businesses.

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
Sarah
Sarah
Senior Human Resources Representative in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Easy to Use HRIS

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: 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.

Kim
Operations Director in US
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great HR/employee tracking for small businesses

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Excellent experience and great customer support.

Pros:

Software was easy to implement and was a seamless process getting data in. Excellent features to manage employees effectively and efficiently.

Cons:

You need to purchase modules as you need. Should have packages with modules already packaged for the consumer.

Alternatives Considered: Rippling and Bambee

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: Great pricing and many great features. Discount for non-profits.

Aditi
technical in India
Staffing & Recruiting, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

BambooHR is a simple and useful software but it is not for large companies

3.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

user is able to manage professional employees through this software

Cons:

user is unable to block or filter the websites for tracking. also user is unable to check instant messaging and social media

Heidi
Director of People & Purpose in US
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 4 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.

Paula
HR MANAGER in US
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Friendly Software

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Great experience, we use it for new hires, onboarding, sign documents, pto, holidays, upload documents/

Pros:

Very simple to navigate and customize. Great for small, medium or big companies. Very easy to use and fast platform.

Cons:

ATS not up to par, issues with email delivering . No option to publish in free or paid websites.

Alternatives Considered: Gusto

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: Better software overall