Gusto

Gusto is the all-in-one HR platform for growing businesses.

About Gusto

Whether you’re just getting started or scaling your fast-growing business, Gusto is the partner you need to grow and nurture your team. With Gusto, you get modern HR features like payroll, benefits, hiring, management resources, and more — all in one place.

Gusto is proud to serve more than 300,000 businesses across the US with a single trusted system, competitive compensation tools, and expert guidance to help you empower your team. Because when your people thrive, your business thrives too.

Gusto features:

Tools for hiring in a competitive talent market.
- Job posts and offers
- Hiring integrations
- Onboarding checklists
- Document storage
- Team building
- Software provisioning

Remote-friendly payroll and compliance capabilities.
- Tax registration in all 50 states
- Contractor payments in 80+ countries
- Mobile time tracking and geolocation

Features for building a rewarding and engaging work culture.
- Performance reviews
- Team insights
- Performance integrations
- Celebration reminders

Data and insights so you don’t miss critical opportunities.
- NEW! Ardius R&D tax credits
- NEW! Support for tax credit applications
- Custom report builder
- Project workforce costing

Effortless software syncing and workflow management.
- Integrations
- Admin permissions
- Calendar sync

Automated payroll features and benefits that fit your team’s needs.
- Broker integration
- Unlimited payroll
- Built-in calculations
- Automatic tax filings
- Health and financial benefits
- Benefits administration

Thoughtful, opinionated guidance through every twist and turn.
- Dedicated support contact
- COVID-19 resources
- Employee benefits support
- Expert support from certified HR professionals
- Unlimited support access


Key benefits of Gusto

Gusto provides award-winning payroll for businesses of all sizes. Gusto automatically calculates, pays, and files your federal, state, and local payroll taxes, as well as W-2s, 1099s, and new hire forms.

- 85% of businesses agree Gusto makes running payroll easier
- 88% of businesses agree Gusto helps them stay compliant with federal and state regulations
- It takes businesses an average of 16 minutes to run payroll each time with Gusto
- Businesses save an average of $90 per month on payroll and HR administration costs since switching to Gusto

It takes more than a paycheck to build an amazing team. With Gusto, you can offer a wide range of no-cost, low-cost, and premium health and financial benefits to support your team into the future. Plus, Gusto syncs medical, dental, and vision insurance with payroll.


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Overall rating

4.6 /5
(3,869)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Carly
Carly
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome Product and Support Staff

Reviewed on 29/12/2020

Payroll and tax payments can be time consuming and Gusto allows for the accounting team to do more...

Payroll and tax payments can be time consuming and Gusto allows for the accounting team to do more important work and still feel like everything is being taken care of on the payroll side. Their customer service teams are extremely supportive and helpful.

Pros

Auto-sync and tax payments are the best features of the product that go above other products. Gusto will file the taxes for you, will send corrections if need be, and keeps track of all of that for your ease of mind. Their customer service team is above reproach, always willing to look into a problem and resolve it as soon as possible.

Cons

This is nitpicky, but the layout of the website often changes slightly. It would be nice if there was more consistency in the format. But the tool itself is above reproach.

Alternatives Considered

Harvest

Reasons for Choosing Gusto

QBO Payroll requires you to file most of the extra paperwork and taxes yourself, but Gusto takes care of that automatically for you.

Switched From

QuickBooks Payroll

Reasons for Switching to Gusto

Gusto is a really good choice for small business owners who want to have the support of a full payroll service program, without the crazy costs that can go along with that.
Chejai
Chejai
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  • Industry: Alternative Medicine
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gusto Lead in HR and payroll software

Reviewed on 12/11/2023

Pros

I like the efficiency and literacy with the platform and that they are brisk and quick to get back to you when it comes to using the platform little to know errors

Cons

I have yet to encounter ANY ISSUES WITH GUSTO ITS SEEMS UNLIKLELY

Vincent
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy-To-Use for Medium to Large-Scale Operations

Reviewed on 4/3/2024

I like using Gusto to keep track of my clinical and administrative hours and ensure I am paid for...

I like using Gusto to keep track of my clinical and administrative hours and ensure I am paid for all of my work in my designated accounts.

Pros

I continue to enjoy the ease of use of Gusto in retrieving tax and payroll documents and adjusting my direct deposits.

Cons

I believe that Gusto could have a better interface where it is easier to check my accrued leave balances and print out copies of those without having to screen shot them.

ian
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Wasted my time and money, was literally counting the days until the end of the fiscal year.

Reviewed on 21/1/2021

negative, cumbersome, patronizing, too expensive.

negative, cumbersome, patronizing, too expensive.

Pros

Nothing. I was migrated to it from XERO, when they decided to no longer do payroll

Cons

Honestly, I HATED the stupid animated piggy bank. Probably seems trivial, but it seemed emblematic of a company that was more concerned about making their software look like an iPhone app, than making it work well. The payroll was cumbersome. It woudn't let me do payroll early, or late. It basically made me run payroll within a two day window. Bank account low? Still made you run payroll, or would hassle you about messages about being late. Want to go on vacation and do a couple weeks of payroll early? Nope, out of luck. When they told me they would manage my health care premiums, I thought, great! Nope, after a week of emails and after several phone calls, I found out they were just trying to be group managers, and insurance brokers by offering me different insurers that I could choose. Zero help if I already had a group plan set up. Plus too expensive. Patriot is way simpler, and way cheaper. I do see lots of my millenial patients that are working for startups that probably won't be in business in 5 years seem to have Gusto as their payroll, so I'm just not the business that Gusto is a fit for.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Reasons for Choosing Gusto

It was really just unwieldy, and poorly designed software.

Switched From

Xero

Reasons for Switching to Gusto

was forced to Gusto when Xero quit doing payroll.
Usha
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One of the best payroll systems for small business

Reviewed on 18/12/2023

Pros

Self Service tools that are intuitive and easy to use.
Various tools
Automation of payroll, hiring and reporting

Cons

I am quite happy with the tools and features.

Alternatives Considered

ADP Workforce Now and Paychex Flex

Reasons for Switching to Gusto

Tailored for small businesses. Clean and intuitive user interfaces which makes the tools easy to use.
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Gusto FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Gusto.

Gusto offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Simple: For smaller businesses with simple salaries, wages, and pay schedules. $40 per company + $6 per employee per month. Plus: For businesses with complex hiring, payroll, and team management needs. $80 per company + $12 per employee per month. Concierge: For businesses with more sophisticated HR, policy, and compliance needs. $149 per company + $12 per employee per month. Premium: For growing businesses who need premium tools and dedicated support (minimum 25 employees). Talk to sales to create your custom plan. Contractor Only: For companies without W-2 employees. $6 per contractor per month.

Gusto has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

Gusto supports the following languages:

English

Gusto supports the following devices:

Gusto integrates with the following applications:

15Five, 7shifts, AccelOps 4, Accelo, AccountingSuite, Aplos, ApplicantPRO, Asana, AttendanceBot, Autobooks, BambooHR, Boast, Bonusly, Bookkeeper360, Boomer, Box, Brandly, Breezy, Brex, Buildertrend, ChartHop, ClienTrak, ClockShark, Clover, Dataddo, Deputy, Dext Prepare, Drata, Dropbox Business, EasyLlama, Expensify, FreshBooks, Fulfil.IO, GitHub, GoToMeeting, GoalSpan, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, Guideline, Homebase, Homebase AI, Housecall Pro, Hubstaff, Hubstaff Tasks, JazzHR, Jirav, Justworks Hours, KeldairHR, Lattice, Lendio, OnTheClock.com, Online Check Writer, PerformYard, Procare Online, Procare Solutions, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Time, SINC, Sapling, Secureframe, Shopify, Shopify Plus, Sling, SpotOn, Synder, Time Tracker, Timeero, Trainual, Traliant, Trello, Upserve, Uptick, VGS, Vagaro, Vanta, Veryfi OCR API & SDK, Veryfi Receipts OCR & Expenses, Webex, When I Work, Wizehire, Workforce, WorkforceHub, Workiz, Workyard, Xero, ZarMoney, ZipBooks, allGeo, monday.com, neo.tax

Gusto offers the following support options:

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

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