Who Uses BambooHR?

Small and medium businesses that want to move away from using spreadsheets and/or organize their HR data. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR software solution that sets people free to do great work.

What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR offers easy, integrated applicant tracking (ATS) as part of our award-winning cloud-based HR platform. Onboarding tools, e-signatures, time-off tracking, performance management, plus easy reporting and a convenient mobile app set you free to do great work. Released from the data management spiral, HR professionals become more effective, more efficient, and more human. Give us a call to see a demo and start a free trial.

BambooHR Details

BambooHR

http://www.bamboohr.com

Founded 2008

BambooHR Pricing Overview

BambooHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for BambooHR below.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

BambooHR Features

Applicant Tracking Systems
Assessments
Background Screening
Candidate Tracking
Internal HR
Interview Scheduling
Job Posting
Onboarding
Recruiting Firms
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Self Service Portal
Workflow Management
Calendar Management
Employee Scheduling
FMLA Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Reporting/Analytics
Self Service Portal
Time Tracking
ACA Reporting
Benefits Administration Outsourcing
Benefits Dashboard
COBRA Administration
Deduction Management
Disability Insurance Administration
Employee Benefits Administration
FMLA Administration
HIPAA Compliant
HSA/FSA Administration
Health Insurance Administration
Life Insurance Administration
Online Benefits Enrollment
Provider Management
Retirement Plan Management
Bonus Management
Compensation Assessment
Compensation Calculation
Compensation Plan Modeling
Compensation Statements
Employee Reward Programs
Incentive Programs
Organisational Charting
Salary Planning
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Compliance Tracking
Controls Testing
Environmental Compliance
FDA Compliance
HIPAA Compliant
ISO Compliance
Incident Management
OSHA Compliance
Process/Workflow Automation
Risk Management
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Surveys & Feedback
Version Control
Benchmarking
Employee Recognition
Feedback Management
Goal Management
Performance Management
Pulse Surveys
Compensation Plan Modeling
Dashboard
HR Metrics Library
Leave & Absence Reporting
Predictive Modeling
Recruiting Management
Succession Planning
Talent Management
Trend Analysis
Turnover Tracking
360 Degree Feedback
Applicant Tracking
Benefits Management
Compensation Management
Employee Database
Employee Profiles
Onboarding
Payroll Management
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Self Service Portal
Time & Attendance Management
Time Off Management
Activity/News Feed
Audio / Video Conferencing
Blogs
Chat / Messaging
Employee Directory
Event Calendar
File Sharing
Knowledge Management
Newsletter Management
Surveys & Feedback
Document Management
E-Verify/I-9 Forms
Electronic Forms
Electronic Signature
Employee Handbook
Job Description Management
Orientation Workflow Management
Self Service Portal
Task Management
Training Management
401(k) Tracking
Benefits Management
Check Printing
Direct Deposit
Multi-Country
Multi-State
Payroll Outsourcing
Payroll Reporting
Self Service Portal
Tax Compliance
Vacation/Leave Tracking
W-2/1099 Preparation
Wage Garnishment
360 Degree Feedback
Compensation Management
Custom Rating Scales
Customisable Templates
Individual Development Plans
On-going Performance Tracking
Peer Appraisals
Review Cycle Tracking
Self Service Portal
Self-Appraisals
Skills Assessments
Weighted Performance Measures
Assessments
Background Screening
CRM
Interaction Tracking
Internal HR
Interview Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
Onboarding
Recruiting Firms
Reference Checking
Resume Parsing
Self Service Portal
Biometric Recognition
Messaging
Mobile Access
Online Punch Card
Payroll Management
Punch card
Reporting/Analytics
Salaried Employee Tracking
Sick Leave Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Workstation Tracking
Automatic Time Capture
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billing & Invoicing
Employee Database
Mobile Time Tracking
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Budgeting/Forecasting
Contractor Management
Employee Lifecycle Management
Employee Scheduling
Labor Forecasting
Performance Metrics
Recruitment Management
Skills Tracking
Time & Attendance Management
Variable Workforce

BambooHR Reviews

Showing 5 of 1,108 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Jeremy S.
On Site Recruiter
Human Resources, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/3/2020

"BambooHR Turns a Small Business into a Big Business "

Comments: I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a manager instead of a paper pusher.

Pros: I personally like that BambooHR has different portals for its users. They've built a database that allows employees to: 1. Maintain their own records (whether the company sends or user uploaded); track time off earned, sick days used, and hours worked; while allowing the user to sign documents easily electronically; and 2. Makes being an HR manager, easy. What I mean is, creating records (employees or temps) and ensuring they have all the blocks checked (background ran, drug test paperwork properly filled out, and any other documentation needing signed) within the timeframe needed to start working - is tracked, maintained, and recorded for you... so all in all, eliminates the monotony of HR and time wasted on paperwork while assisting managers/employees in ensuring proper compliance.

Cons: Well, I still had to scan any documents that weren't created or automated through the software and label them. For example, I work at a satellite location; the warehouse I staff for has a basketball court out back for employees to use on their break. I had to create a document that stated employees for my agency had to make sure they were clocked out, that they were responsible for any risk of injury and that the company and staffing agency would not be held liable for any resulting injury that may occur. The rest of the staffing agency didn't need this so I still had to print out 50 copies, have each employee sign one, upload it, file it in the employee file in the software, label it, then give the copy back to the employee. This really is not an issue unless if turnover is high, this could get annoying.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/3/2020
Lee-ann R.
Director Human Resources
Retail, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/2/2020

"Great look and ease of use"

Comments: The support teams supporting us through our implementation and providing ongoing support have been amazing!

Pros: BambooHR has a great user experience that is easy to use. We particularly like the way we have been able to streamline the recruitment process and the on boarding workflows have the company ready for every new employee joining our team.

Our new staff comment on how the were impressed with the on-boarding and pre-arrival activities that prepared them for their first day

Cons: The reports functionality as limited date analytics and the report views can not be customized. Would be nice to have deeper data mining capabilities and customization.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/2/2020
Emily M.
Controller
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/1/2020

"This software makes our lives so much easier!"

Comments: We implemented Bamboo upon reaching over 50 employees and realizing that we couldn't manage our HR on paper/Excel anymore. We use it for applicant tracking, work flow (onboarding, offboarding, changes, etc), PTO tracking, and performance management. It's saved us many, many labor hours by automating our processes.

Pros: Bamboo is extremely user friendly. Even the Admin features are easy to use.

Cons: Nothing. When we first implemented, there were some features we would have liked to have, like more approvers on forms. We passed those suggestions on to Bamboo and eventually those features were added.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/1/2020
Christina A.
Accounting & HR
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 15/9/2017

"Middle of the road software that needs improvement"

Comments: We are currently researching other HR software. I'm not sure which is better, software that contains the modules needed with obvious and crippling flaws or software that is easy to use both by admin and employees with limited modules.

Pros: The idea of on-boarding a new employee electronically is a huge plus. It engages employees before they start and makes it so that they come in with paperwork already filled out and spend their first day doing more than just paperwork.
Most of the framework is in place, but EACH area needs improvement, both in the functionality for administration and the ease of use for employees. The sections offered are vital, but aren't complete.

Cons: The benefits area is lacking a lot of common sense tools - like the ability to attach plan documents to an insurance plan (only a link can be used), display plan cost information to an employee BEFORE they sign up (the pricing is only available AFTER they sign up and become eligible). Many things like this create double the amount of work for the administrator.
The actual on-boarding process was a struggle because even though the forms were done properly by the employees (I sat with a few and watched them), it didn't save all information in completed fields. Employees were frustrated when they had to fill out forms multiple times because you cannot edit once saved.
I love that employees can e-sign documents, but preparing the forms is cumbersome and they can't be customized easily. For instance, if you need to update a form because something has changed or didn't save properly, you have to delete the task and resend to any employees who need an updated form.
When I discussed a few very basic items with support, they just offered a work around that many clients use. These are obvious flaws in the system that need to be addressed, but aren't necessarily a priority. Bamboo HR seems to focus more on flashy design than actual content. It makes them seem like a leader in the industry, but as soon as you dig in, the flaws are obvious.
For the price, there needs to be more development in the software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 15/9/2017
Diana P.
Salesforce Support & Admin
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 3/2/2020

"BambooHR rocks."

Comments: I am pleased with BambooHR, is much better than the previous HR tool my company used. It's more user friendly and uncomplicated. At a quick glance you can see which of your coworkers are out that day, the new hires and the work anniversaries of your colleagues.

Pros: BambooHR it's super easy to use to submit requests for home office, vacation leave, sick leave etc. I love how on my profile it shows an overview of my progress, my time with the company, the department and the team I'm part of. My company is spread out worldwide and I find it very useful how BambooHR shows a diagram of the whole company divided by departments and hierarchy so I can easily find out to which of my coworkers I need to reach out for different projects. Most of all I like that it's super easy to submit my performance review directly from BambooHR.

Cons: I have nothing negative to say about BambooHR so far. I am pleased of how clear, simple and easy to use it is as compared to the previous HR tool that was used in my company.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 3/2/2020