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

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

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 145

    • 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
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customization
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • 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
    • Organisational 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
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • 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
    (1,888)
    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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    Sarah
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    • 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 4/8/2022

    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.
    Kim
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great HR/employee tracking for small businesses

    Reviewed on 6/9/2022

    Excellent experience and great customer support.

    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
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 29/7/2022

    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

    Ryan
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great HRIS For Start-ups!

    Reviewed on 14/7/2022

    I haven't had any negative remarks from employees or managers about BambooHR; I think it excels in...

    I haven't had any negative remarks from employees or managers about BambooHR; I think it excels in almost every category for an HRIS.

    Pros

    BambooHR has a great user interface, robust integrations, a wonderfully designed time tracking tool, and their payroll is reliable and easy to work with!

    Cons

    I think BambooHR falls short with some of their HR compliance stuff, which has recently become more complex.

    Alternatives Considered

    Gusto and ADP Workforce Now

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    At the time, we were looking for something that was not only cost effective, but easy to use and familiar with employees to decrease implementation time.
    Pauline
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    An outstanding and feature-rich HR product

    Reviewed on 5/9/2022

    BambooHR has proved to be a fantastic product that is well suited to manage all HR data. From...

    BambooHR has proved to be a fantastic product that is well suited to manage all HR data. From hiring, onboarding, analytics and reporting, off boarding, attendance tracking and many more functionalities. I love every single experience i have had with this product.

    Pros

    BambooHR has an well organized and straightforward user interface that is simple to interact with when accessing it various features. The data security functionalities in this product are high class and they guarantee total safety of all your data and that of the employees. It makes it easy to keep track of the employees attendance including the time they clock in and out and the time off requests which is important in following the paid-time-off policies of the organization. It helps bring all the employees data into one centralized location for easier management. This is useful also as the employees are able to access their information whenever they beed to. The reports generated using BambooHR are very detailed and provide accurate insights about the performances of each employee individually.

    Cons

    All BambooHR features perform in a sensational way and there not a single one that i like least.

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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    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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