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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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.
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    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

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 125

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Assessment Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Benchmarking
    • Benefits Management
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contractor Management
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • FMLA Administration
    • Feedback Management
    • File Sharing
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mass Notifications
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Country
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Organisational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Project Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resume Storage
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • 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
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Workflow Management
    • Workstation Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (1,763)
    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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    Jamie S.
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    • Industry: Sports
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Applicant Tracking System: BambooHR

    Reviewed on 31/5/2022

    Automating hiring and onboarding processes.

    Automating hiring and onboarding processes.

    Pros

    Managing employee data has been streamlined on BambooHR. Hiring and onboarding capabilities are among the capabilities that I like on this tool.

    Cons

    It has been easy to find the right talent through BambooHR.

    Heidi F.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Free up your HR Department to do their best work

    Reviewed on 23/5/2022

    Due to implementing BambooHR, we moved from having 8-10 spreadsheets that required daily maintenance...

    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.

    Krissinda A.
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    • Industry: Packaging & Containers
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great HR tool

    Reviewed on 26/5/2022

    Their customer service is always friendly, courteous and always can find answers to my questions.

    Their customer service is always friendly, courteous and always can find answers to my questions.

    Pros

    I love the fact that now using the mobile app, I can record time off, look at employees vacation days etc.

    Cons

    I wish you could integrate the calendar to an outlook calendar.

    Karen B.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    A Solid HRIS System

    Reviewed on 24/5/2022

    My overall experience with BambooHR is great. I would recommend it to smaller mid size firms...

    My overall experience with BambooHR is great. I would recommend it to smaller mid size firms looking for a solution to manage the employee experience from applying to a job right through to leaving the company.

    Pros

    Bamboo is very easy to use and the Support is great. They always try to find a solution/workaround within the tool to help you accomplish your ask. The employees enjoy using it and find the interface engaging and fun.

    Cons

    I send in lots of suggestions on how to improve the features of BambooHR. BambooHR seems to focus on ones that I find no value in for the most part. Reporting, Request Signature, and the File section need greater focus.

    Kytheranialynn M.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Amazing & Customizable HR Platform to Meet All Your Organization's Needs

    Reviewed on 24/5/2022

    Working with BambooHR has been fantastic, and they continue to meet our needs. We are so happy with...

    Working with BambooHR has been fantastic, and they continue to meet our needs. We are so happy with the decision to implement the platform that we transition our Time Tracking and Payroll over from ADP. We love their focus on continuous improvement and their outstanding customer service.

    Pros

    The platform is highly customizable. BambooHR has an outstanding customer service team. They continuously look to improve and add additional features to include a COVID-19 tab, employee satisfaction survey, Reporting, employee well-being survey, 360 performance reviews through adding the feedback functions and more. I love their monthly pulse survey and their webinars that educate administrators on how to meet employees needs.

    Cons

    Not being able to include the Executive Director/CEO in the Feedback Assessment process for performance management.

    Alternatives Considered

    Trakstar Performance Management and Rippling

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    We chose BambooHR because they offer a wide variety of features and they can customize the platforms to meet the consumer's needs.
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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, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Lucidchart, MakeShift, Mavenlink, 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, TimeWorksPlus, TravelPerk, Travitor, TriNet Hire, Workable, Workday Peakon Employee Voice, Zapier, iMocha

    BambooHR offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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