Who Uses Personio?

Personio is specialized for small- and medium-sized companies with 10 to 2000 employees.

What Is Personio?

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small- and medium-sized companies. Based in Munich, Madrid, London and Dublin, Personios mission is to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible so HR can focus on the most valuable assets in the company: the people. The Personio solution includes human resources, recruiting and payroll and supports all core HR processes every business needs to do. More than 3,500 customers in over 80 countries use Personio.

Personio Details

Personio

http://www.personio.de/

Founded 2015

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Personio pricing overview

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Personio does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Personio paid version starts at €99.00/month.


Starting Price

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Pricing Details

Essential: from 99€/ month. Professional: from 149€/ month. Enterprise: price upon request. Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities. Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Personio deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support

Deployment

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

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Personio Features

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Leave Tracking
  • Organisational Charting
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mentorship
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Training Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Expense Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Boolean Search
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Mobile Access
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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Personio Reviews

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Overall rating

4.5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.5
Customer Service 4.8
Features 4.2
Value for Money 4.4

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Janosch F.
Human Resources Consultant
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/11/2018

"Excellent, powerful product, great customer service and support"

Comments: If I had to name a benchmark for what the smoothest, most flexible and flawless software implementation process I ever have been part of was, it would be this. From the product itself (simple, clean, powerful) to the implementation management (competent, friendly, flexible, knowledgable) to the support and service (fast, helpful, invested) and finally the passive resources (helcenter, tutorials, technical documentation, customer information, release notes) this just rocks. I am very happy with it and can only recommend Personio further.

Pros: The functionalities are powerful and well implemented. All features are thoroughly thought through and integrate tight and seamlessly into each other. Whenever I came across something i wondered about there was a good reason for it to be this way and it came in handy when we needed it. So, the product itself is simply top notch.
The Customer Service also is fantastic. We had an implementation manager who was understanding, helpful, progressively thinking and extremely well versed in the product. On top of it she was flexible and friendly. I can not imagine how it could have been better.

Cons: I can not imagine much. Some of the Features (for example handling of training tracking or the recruitment part) could have some more features but than again, it is always a matter of keeping the balance between to much and lacking. This balance was always there and I appreciate that it is clear, that some areas of the product still are growing. For our use case everything we needed (and more) was there.

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  • Reviewed on 16/11/2018
Thomas K.
Director HR
Legal Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/9/2019

"A very good decision I am still proud of"

Comments: Difficult. I like it! Had some experience with Workdays in the company before and was at the beginning a kind of sad that little business has not the budget for such software.
But now I am even happier because Personio not only is quiete as good - it is even better for small business purpose because it's less complex and allowes to stremline processes better for our needs.

Pros: It's HR Software with service for every employee, managers etc. - and so what I like most is, that nearly everybody likes to use it though we did not have much training effort.
Big benefit (usualy) is as well, that Personio has an ongoing development nad gets even better every month.

Cons: Some "improvements" - especially in design - are not really steps forward but seem to complicate work - but usually respective suggestions are heared and drawn into account.

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  • Reviewed on 4/9/2019
Erika V.
HR Manager
Biotechnology, 11-50 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
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/3/2021

"my Personio"

Comments: Super service, man bekommt immer jemanden ans Telefon wenn es brennt. Alle kennen sich gut aus und können mir in kurzer Zeit helfen. Bitte weiter so. Es gibt nichts Schlimmeres als in "Hotlines zu verhungern"
Habe ich bei Personio noch nie erlebt. Und wenn alle besetzt sind, bekomme ich immer einen Rückruf. Bitte unbedingt so weitermachen. Ist für mich eine der wichtigsten Punkte!

Pros: das ich keine Excel-Listen mehr führen muss, die immer fehleranfällig sind. Und dass jeder Mitarbeiter transparent auf seine Unterlagen zu jeder Zeit zugreifen kann

Cons: manchmal sind bei Einstellungen oder z.B. Veränderungen von Rollen zu viele Arbeitsschritte zu beachten

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  • Reviewed on 4/3/2021
Marta S.
HR-Manager
Pharmaceuticals, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/11/2020

"Basics fehlen (immer noch), Fokus auf Entwicklung von Features mit Prio ?"

Comments: Wir waren total happy, als wir Personio damals bekommen hatten (von Null Software auf Personio), junges start-up, optisch cool, Basis Features da, super netter Support - aber auch da schon mit Einschränkungen (was aber bei dem Preis ok war). Was man sagen muss - sie entwickeln wie die Weltmeister, was man aber auch in letzter Zeit sagen muss: nicht immer wird's besser - und vor allem wird es erheblich teurer und das bei fehlenden Features, die einfach jede andere HR-Software standardmäßig hat und ich kann jetzt zwar elektronisch Dinge unterschreiben lassen, erfahre aber grundlegende Dinge aus meinem System nicht, weil halt an Basics nicht weiter gearbeitet wird. Fakt ist auch: im HR-Bereich gibt es viele Unternehmen, die eben noch nicht ganz neumodisch sind und gewisse Dinge benötigen, auf die geht das junge Team nicht ein: großes Minus ist auch die unflexible Vertragslaufzeit - da sind andere Anbieter besser
Statt sich also permanent von anderen durch teuren (und teils unnötigen) Schnick-Schnack abheben zu wollen: schaut Euch HR-Arbeit an und arbeitet an den Basics

Pros: ganz klar: Optik-Sieger - sehr intuitiv, gute Darstellung (wobei in letzter Zeit insbesondere im Bewerbermanagement für meine Begriffe verschlimmbessert wurde)
super war der Implementierungsprozess über mehrere Wochen und kleine Schritte
Mein Favorit ist das Abwesenheitsmanagement - für MA super einfach zu bedienen

Cons: Fakt ist: es fehlen z. T. immer noch die HR-Basics - wenn ein MA ein Dokument hochlädt, erfahre ich es nicht, ich kann keine Kommentare, Aufgaben oder sonst irgendetwas im System hinterlegen ohne meiner Kollegin Dinge ohne eine zusätzliche Mail mitzuteilen; wenn jemand Überstunden in Urlaub umgewandelt hat und krank wird, muss man die Stunden manuell wieder gutschreiben etc. pp (das geht bei kleinen Firmen noch, ab einer gewissen Größe...keine Chance).
Einige Funktionen funktionieren seit einiger Zeit mal und mal nicht; seit der Serverumstellung auf einen anderen Provider immer mal wieder technische Probleme; manch hinterlegte Kontigentregel entwickelt nach 2 Jahren ungeahntes Eigenleben...auch eingestellte Berechtigungen gehen mal und mal nicht (Achtung: wenn Leute Dinge sehen die sie nicht sehen sollen...)

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  • Reviewed on 16/11/2020
Leonie K.
HR Director
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/1/2021

"Very satisfied"

Comments: Just great. It makes our life so much easier.

Pros: It is easy to handle. Customer Service is excellent.

Cons: "Berichte" does not deliver everything we need.

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  • Reviewed on 28/1/2021