About BambooHR

BambooHR offers small and growing companies a human resource information system (HRIS) that includes an applicant tracking system (ATS), time tracking, payroll processing, employee engagement and employee satisfaction tools, automated reminders, and workforce data analytics to manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle. With BambooHR, any HR team or HR department can improve the hiring process, onboard new employees, manage compensation, maintain and analyze employee data, and develop company culture. Using an integrated ATS and onboarding tools, BambooHR streamlines the whole recruiting process from applications to first-day orientation. It also provides customization services, multiple administrator roles, user support, and inactive employee management. BambooHR pricing uses a subscription-based model that depends on the number of employees plus a one-time implementation fee.
What is BambooHR?

BambooHR is an all-in-one HR solution that provides an integrated human resource information system (HRIS) designed to streamline the HR data collection, onboarding, hiring, payroll compensation, and employee management processes.


How do you use BambooHR?

With BambooHR, HR managers can centralize all employee information in one place and manage workforce data using built-in reporting and editing tools. Using Bamboo's integrated applicant tracking system, users track hiring assessments for every candidate, send notifications to candidates at every stage of the process, and collaborate with others on hiring decisions. Users can also gather and track work hours, time-off requests, and paid time off to ensure accurate payroll for every employee.


Who uses BambooHR?

BambooHR is mainly used by HR managers, recruitment teams, and general managers within small and medium-sized businesses.


How much does BambooHR cost?

BambooHR does not share pricing details publicly. Please contact BambooHR for information on starting price and available plans or tiers.


Does BambooHR have an app?

For mobile recruiting and hiring, BambooHR provides a mobile application for iOS and Android devices.


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BambooHR pricing

BambooHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
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Pricing Details:
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. View Pricing Plans
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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BambooHR Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 1,623 View all reviews
Angelique K.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 24/03/2022

One stop HR & Performance Management Solution

Overall this product really is a one stop HR shop - it will easily minimize your HR time spent each week with the features it contains and give you an incredible level of feedback through the reporting the system offers.

Pros

When I first trialled the system I immediately saw how easy it was to use and how customizable it was but with very easy implementation. My favourite features were the onboarding, performance management and reporting as well as how well laid out everything was and clean smart design that was user friendly.

Cons

The only thing I didn’t like about the system was the price - it was very expensive - not unreasonably for what you get but for smaller companies it is quite expensive.

David B.
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 29/04/2022

Great overall product, but missing more complex layers that are needed

Overall, this is exceeding the need that we have and we will continue to use BambooHR and lean on it's features for our employees for their entire lifecycle.

Pros

For the price, this product has much to offer for a variety of areas of HR. The user interface is elegant and simple to use and understand. The customer support team is extremely responsive and supportive, even if the product can't do what I am asking.

Cons

Features, such as performance management, is overly simplified and could use a bit more to flesh it out a bit. The payroll system, which they acquired, isn't nearly as elegant, but is functional. The implementation process, while overall great, presented some challenges related to the first payroll run and the setup of benefits.

Alternatives Considered

Paycor

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

Simple UI that employees would be able to navigate and buy into.
Christina A.
  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
3
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 15/09/2017

Middle of the road software that needs improvement

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.

Jenna M.
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 15/02/2022

Bamboo for Childcare Business

We have noticed such a huge difference in our management of HR since implementing this system. There are tons of things that we are doing now that we would have never thought possible before using Bamboo.

Pros

Our business truly benefits from being able to track due dates for trainings and documents. Because we are education, there are a ton of clearances, health forms, and professional development that must be completed. Keeping this all up to date has been done in the past on spreadsheets and not available to everyone to see. Now we can access this as admins and be able to verify things are being done when they are needed.

We have also really enjoyed the integration of time tracking, to timesheets, to payroll. It has made our managers lives easier and saved a ton of time for them. it has also made everything seemless for me to run payroll and process benefits without thinking about it too much or taking multiple days to get it done.

Cons

I feel like we would really benefit from a follow up training or someone to talk to. Kind of like implementation where someone would just check in to see if you could be using things better or differently to be more effective. We do reach out to support a ton and they are great!!

Alternatives Considered

ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

Cost, customer service, ease of use

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

Bamboo seemed much more user friendly. We really wanted the system not to be scary to our staff and managers.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 1/05/2022

BambooHR - the best employee management system

Great all round HR application, very easy to manage and pull reports.

Pros

Great and very easy to use for employee management, employee goal settings and tracking, leave management and employee directory system.

Cons

Not so easily customizable, Especially creating features not already existing. Customer service could be a pain sometimes.

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Service Desk, Sage HR, Workday HCM and Reviewsnap

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