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Overview

Category Leaders

BambooHR offers a solution for managers and employees, with employee profiles, time-off requests & approvals, recruitment...

Category Leaders

Gusto is the all-in-one HR platform for growing businesses. No matter the size or stage of your company, Gusto puts the tools...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

1.8K

5

4

3

2

1

1.2K

530

71

17

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.7

3.5K

5

4

3

2

1

2.6K

724

125

30

45

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

The software is clean and simple and serves as a great resource for company information, coworker contacts, and a comprehensive company calendar outlining anniversaries, birthdays, and days off.
I hadn't used it until my current company and I am really happy to be able to utilize it. There are so many great features and I love it.
BambooHR has some great integrations (Slack, for instance) that allow me to see when my co-workers are out of the office or even celebrating an anniversary or birthday.

Pros

Its super simple to use and easy to get around to the information i'm looking for. I really like the fun things they send when you get paid.
We use it for payroll and benefits and its simple and effective. The customer service is also great as they are "human" because they actually listen and answer questions.
Not only do they make it easy to use the platform, the dashboard and overall experience with their tool is pleasant and truly great.

Cons

Some of the updates would cause havoc on the system and delay some of our onboarding.
The only con I have noticed is from guys in HR complaining that it does not provide in-house payroll management.
At times I struggle with the signing portion of documents.

Cons

Tax calculations and deductions for each employee is difficult to achieve with the software. Leave management is restricted to admininistrator alone.
I now use a different service because I was tired of the lack of organization in this regard, and the implication that by expecting more, I was being unreasonable.
My biggest frustration is inability to sign documents. I still have to use Docusign then upload the documentation into the individual profiles instead of kicking it off directly during onboarding.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features144
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • 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
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Accountants
  • Forms Management
  • GPS
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mass Notifications
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • OSHA Compliance
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • 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
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • 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 Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • 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
  • Total features65
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • 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
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Accountants
  • Forms Management
  • GPS
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mass Notifications
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • OSHA Compliance
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • 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
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • 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 Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • 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

Integrations

  • Total integrations319
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations142
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BambooHR Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

Bamboo HR is a full featured HR program that automates everything from onboarding, offboarding, performance evaluations, keeping track of time-off and a host of other features. I really like all of the information that it contains such as training history, documents, disciplinary records, company announcement boards, files, etc. I also like the ability to create job openings and post seamlessly to Indeed.com, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedn and the ease of creating new employees. I'm super excited about the new feature of payroll in which our company will be one of the first to go through implementation.

Pros

This service is great for small businesses, saves time with the hiring and terminating employees. Ease of integration of other software such as Gusto, Nimblescheduler, OrgChart Now, and 26 other software applications.

Cons

Difficulty in finding a phone number to get help, however, they will respond to email quickly. BambooHR is a bit pricey.