About BambooHR

The BambooHR all-in-one platform gives your growing organization the foundation it needs to build a thriving workplace now and far into the future. It brings together best-in-class solutions, capabilities, and integrations all in one place, with a single source of data. You’ll directly impact the employee experience all while managing important tasks, workflows, and data solutions, functionality, and integrations to build now and into the future. By consolidating your HR software into a single platform, you are freeing yourself up to focus on what matters most—growing your people, improving the employee experience, and taking your business forward.

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:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 143

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    (2,262)
    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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    Jeremy
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    BambooHR Turns a Small Business into a Big Business

    Reviewed on 2/3/2020

    I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a...

    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.

    Jeff
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Bamboo HR, a slick but severely limited recruiting software

    Reviewed on 28/7/2020

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for...

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for those businesses that are only using the job boards to get applicants. Just don't expect much more after that.

    Pros

    The look an feel of BambooHR (BHR) is amazing! Its almost like Facebook for recruiting. It is very intuitive for what it does and offers to the administrator and end user. The applicant tracking system is very easy to use and goes the extra mile with automation and thoughtfulness concerning on-boarding and then " flowing" into the core HRIS. The BHR system was chosen by a previous HR professional that clearly had a recruiting bias. Although important, more vetting should have been done to make a sound choice for long term success regarding the needs of a small to mid-size business.

    Cons

    Beyond what I described above there is limited functionality without also purchasing and integrating other systems through a "bolt-on" approach. By "Bolt-on" I mean that BHR will not automate between the core HR system of BHR and a timekeeping system, a payroll system, benefits administration system, leave administration system. The ability to have a robust system is possible but is not practical or cost effective with BambooHR. In order to get a full platform, covering the full life cycle of and employee, through BHR, a business would have to pay upwards of 30-40 dollars per employee per month. Simply put other options are available and far more robust with better long term results for less money- See my review of APS Payroll for an example.

    Alternatives Considered

    APS Payroll, Paycom, ADP Workforce Now, Namely and Paycor

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Price and lack of proper education as to the actual functionality and potential cost of the system beyond on-boarding.
    Lisa
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • 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 9.0 /10

    Much better alternative

    Reviewed on 2/12/2022

    It has been fabulous!!

    It has been fabulous!!

    Pros

    Employee engagement, friendly, intuitive website.

    Cons

    It doesn’t integrate with indeed premium services.

    Alternatives Considered

    APS Payroll

    Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

    CPS was unorganized and unresponsive. Their mistakes caused loss of time effort and money. Their platform is dated and non-engaging.

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    More intuitive cost structure. Better value for small business, employee engagement opportunities.
    Keith
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Too simple for it's own good

    Reviewed on 5/2/2022

    We currently use BambooHR as an HRIS, and previously used it as an ATS. The employee database...

    We currently use BambooHR as an HRIS, and previously used it as an ATS. The employee database software is user friendly, but offers no customization. We inevitably switched our ATS to a different software because of these same concerns.

    Pros

    It's very user friendly. You don't need to be very tech savvy to use the various features available in BambooHR.

    Cons

    There is no customization available. If a feature is not available, there is no customization available to help tailor this program to your companies needs.

    Alternatives Considered

    Bullhorn ATS & CRM and ADP Workforce Now

    Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

    We were looking for a program that ties all of our systems into one program (HRIS/ATS/Sales Database and compatibility with ADP Payroll).

    Switched From

    Act! and Oracle Taleo Cloud

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    It seemed like the most user friendly and offered the best compatibility with our existing programs.
    Jeremy
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 51-200 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

    Saved my days!!!

    Reviewed on 7/12/2022

    It has been great. Implementation was a breeze. It has saved me so many hours I have stopped...

    It has been great. Implementation was a breeze. It has saved me so many hours I have stopped counting. It made my job so much easier. The support is top-notch. I have yet to have a question go unsolved.

    Pros

    It is so easy to use. From the admin and user perspectives. I have an older workforce that does not usually embrace new tech but they are utilizing BambooHR with no issues.

    Cons

    Would love to be able to turn off the mobile app for certain employees (who abuse it) and/or add geofencing to only allow clocking on/out within a location. I would like a page selection at the top of the employee list page. Currently, need to scroll to the bottom to change pages when I the employee i want to access is on the second page.

    Alternatives Considered

    Paylocity, Workday HCM and Paycor

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    It provided everything we needed at our budget level.
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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    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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