BambooHR Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

BambooHR

Personalized HR software for SMBs

4.52/5 (1,205 reviews)

BambooHR Pricing

Starting from: $99.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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. For a free quote, visit www.bamboohr.com/packaging

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BambooHR Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Super simple, super effective, and customer service is top notch. Has a mobile app that is perfectly integrated and the on-boarding portion is outstanding.Eric C.Read the full review
  • Great, the employee/coworker directory is so awesome as you can easily find numbers and emails to get in contact with others in your company.Katie G.Read the full review
  • BambooHR is a really useful repository of important information, like our employee handbook, various benefits documents, and links to resources that we might need for health or other services.Rob C.Read the full review
Cons
  • It doesn't have the most professional look and every time I use it I worry that I'm missing an update because the alerts seem to be delayed.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • The people and how they cant help with any misunderstandings but instead cancel your account and destroy the company that you worked so hard on. Garbage un hearted people.Raymond C.Read the full review
  • At times I had trouble logging into this software through my phone, however, other than that BambooHR works really well and has not given me any issues.Elizabeth A.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about BambooHR's pricing:

Suzanne Vargas

BambooHR provides great features for growing companies

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Software Advice

Know that the price is negotiable, make sure to flex your negotiation skills. Customer service was also a job to work with.

Pros
BambooHR biggest strength was it's easy of use. I liked their tracking of historical data, user friendly interface and ability to also allow employees to access the information and update it on their own- which reduces the work on my end and is always appreciated.

Cons
The cost was out of our price range, although the value was there it wasn't feasible for our budget.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Logan Graham

Is BambooHR for you?

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-06
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
This product is really good quality and they don't nickel and dime you for everything thing they have. It is one flat price for everything that they have and that can be great for some companies. Their staff know what they are talking about and the sales people are not very pushy which I really liked.

Cons
Bamboo is on the higher end of the HR software market. Its not the most expensive but its definitely not the cheapest.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jeremy Hiatt

Great product for Sm-Md size business

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Software Advice

Great product for the price

Pros
It does well at helping to keep employee files organized and also allows you to use a time off request. Not too expensive.

Cons
It does not have the ability to handle payroll. It would be nice in some situations to be able to tie that in as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

WORST SYSTEM SO FAR

Reviewed 2015-08-18
Review Source: GetApp

I have had BambooHR for 5 weeks. I have been unable to import my employees information into the system, at least 3 times a week the system doesn't recognize my username or password. I have been unable to implement this system due to the fact I can't use it.

Pros
Cheap and could be easy to use.

Cons
It doesn't work. Too many bugs. It takes the customer support team too long to fix basic issues.

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Steve Hale

Great HRIS with robust features for the money

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-02-06
Review Source: Software Advice

Great HRIS with Applicant tracking system (ATS) functionality.

Pros
Full featured, user-centric/ease of use, inexpensive, open API for various connections to other platforms

Cons
None noted, but may have some limitations for larger (i.e. over 1,000 person) companies; low price may also limit customer support

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jamie Heppler

Excellent

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2018-07-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It has really nice functionality. It's integration with existing software is nice. User friendly and has many features.

Cons
I didn't see anything that alarmed me. Price is always a concern but the options are endless so affordability is still attainable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Olesya Dokina

BambooHR review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Easy to use but we wish it had more features. The price is not equivalent to the experience.

Pros
Easy to use, does not take a lot of time to assist with on-boarding. Useful for employees to book vacations and time off. Efficient multi step approval system for vacation.

Cons
Very limited number of features, we have to use other software for employee on-boarding, such as checklists. Expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Viktoria Antipova

Cheap, does what it needs to, easy to use - great system

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-12-05
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Cheap, does what it needs to, easy to use - great system. Love using all the functions and the ease of use.

Cons
Setting this system up took a bit of work to get going. Lots of functions required lots of set up and training but once launched, great to use!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sue Slade

Bamboo HR Applicant Tracking Program Review

Reviewed 2016-09-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
We use the Applicant Tracking portion of Bamboo HR. It is easy to add names and information, download resumes, pull reports, and manage our flow of applicants. We have the site linked to our company web site and we point people to apply from there. It's easy to use! For the price, it is definitely a bargain!

Cons
At times, we could use more features to track information required by OFCCP. But our company is medium sized and we've found ways to work around those limitations.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kate

Great Software at great Price

Reviewed 2013-07-17
Review Source: GetApp

BambooHR has been great to work with from the start. Every member of the team has been super responsive and they are constantly expanding services and functionality based on customer feedback. The system is user friendly and the price blew every other HRIS vendor we looked at out of the water. I definitely recommend working with BambooHR for your HRIS needs.

Pros
User friendly, Affordable, Great staff support, Constant improvements

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Anonymous

Powerful, flexible, globally-oriented HR software

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

Great overall HR software product with a lot of variety of value-add features and functionality.

Pros
Great HR software package with some really nice innovative features including self-service for new hires to fill out first-day information prior to starting, etc. Love the support for multiple languages, great user interface layout, etc.

Cons
Great software product but pricey, which is a real shame. They need to figure out how to balance their value proposition to the market demand in terms of price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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pankaj Tale

BambooHR Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-04
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
BambooHR has many unique features like it offers an employee self-Onboarding feature that allows new hires to complete HR Forms before even their start day and many such small but unique features

Cons
Though BambooHR is awesome and supports all needed features but it comes with a quite expensive price tag compared to other tools in the market ,if they work on something to reduce the prices it can surely help

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lynn Greaves

Wonderful HRIS

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Great price, great HRIS!

Pros
*Clean and easy to use interface *Amazing customer support. Our current project manager for our implementation has been outstanding. She is extremely timely with communication and feedback. *Excellent functionality. The power edit tool is amazing and saves so much editing employee profiles. The reports generator is also easily generates effective reports. *Integrates well with Lever and Good Hire.

Cons
So far, my boss and I have not come across any cons. We were using another HRIS system prior to Bamboo, but needed to make the switch because we had so many issues with the previous system. We are extremely happy about making the jump to Bamboo

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rick Nash

Great product that meets and exceeds the needs of any small business.

Reviewed 2016-09-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It is easy to use and fully featured. The price point allows any small business to take advantage of an enterprise grade HR system at a fraction of what more "enterprise" solutions cost.

Cons
I'd like to see a little more configurability with the product. Some of the features are a bit take them or leave them, where if there was a little more flexibility, it would meet our specific needs a bit more closely.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Laure Santiago

Great HR platform for both small and large companies

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-14
Review Source: Software Advice

We contacted the company for more information, because they came highly recommended. We did the 10 day trial and loved it!

Pros
Ease of use Amount/type of information that can be stored Cost ( this is a really affordable platform)

Cons
6-8 week implementation

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Keisha Tibbs

Great easy program

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Easy to keep up with employee. Easy onboard/offboarding. Also keep record of your company's turnover rate.

Cons
The new updates added to the program are expensive. Being a non-profit origination, we can not afford the upgraded feature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Thomas HAmm

Bamboo Review

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-11
Review Source: Software Advice

Good introductory software especially for smaller organizations.

Pros
Cost and ease of use. Functionality is very intuitive. Easy to train new employees on use of software. It does many of the functions as the more expensive systems.

Cons
Not as robust as some other HR software. Reports are okay but somewhat more limited than other systems on the market.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Max Bethge

Inexpensive HR software

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

If your needs are basic HR administration with limited integration with other software, then Bamboo HR should work great. If you have extensive data integration needs, I would consider other options.

Pros
BambooHR is a pretty inexpensive online HR software. The cost of entry is low and it's fairly full featured. It provides all the basic HR administration capabilities.

Cons
The integration options are a bit problematic. The available REST APIs have quite a few gaps and require jumping through hoops to get all the necessary data out.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jessica Berry

Helping small businesses make HR easier

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

It's a godsend for the hiring process. And it really helps us centralize where a lot of HR info lives. And being able to set up signature templates for forms and the onboarding/offboarding checklists are fantastic. But it's not the cheapest. Still with it though.

Pros
It's so great to have a centralized place to organize all this info. Before we were keeping things in hard copy folder, random folders on our server, etc. This is definitely more organized. And I love the signature templates and the way you can set up an onboarding and offboarding process. For a small team like mine, you don't do that stuff very often, and now I can just click the "onboarding" button, instead of spending a few days trying to remember everything I need to do. And OMG, it is a godsend for the hiring process. The way you can collect resumes, review canidates, rate them, leave comments, change their status based on where they are in the process, it's AMAZING. It has saved us HOURS and HOURS of time when hiring.

Cons
The cost is a little steep. And sometimes that hurts when people seem to keep forgetting that it's there for them to reference. And we pay extra for the reviews, which can be great when you use them, but they take so much time that sometimes we skip them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Kelsey Coffey

Make you life easier

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-11-10
Review Source: Capterra

As a business owner/finance director/HR manager/office administrator, it would take years to learn processes for time off, and business issues. We have been using BambooHR for a year now and have been super happy with it! Our whole team loves it and it makes my job of wearing many hats much easier. Quit wasting your time trying to do it on your own and get BambooHR!!

Pros
Ease of use Price is reasonable Customer service is super responsive and knowledgeable

Cons
None as of right now

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Patrick Wilson

Great for small businesses

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-07
Review Source: Software Advice

We've been using Bamboo HR for awhile now. They've been very responsive when we've had any questions about the product or have needed some custom field options for our employee records. Document management could be improved, but it's functional. The job listing/applicant tracking system has been a useful tool; we've received some applicants through the job postings they created for us, and we've been able to share a link to the job listing on Facebook to make it easier for people to apply. We haven't yet tried their performance management module, and do not plan to do so for the additional cost per month per user.

Pros
The applicant tracking system is pretty solid, especially for a feature included at no additional price. Setup and configuration is simple, and their support team is quick to answer any questions.

Cons
I would like to see 2FA (two-factor authentication) as an option for a web-based application that can be used to store HIPAA-compliant employee information, as well as employee social security numbers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sonia Datta

HR Software for small to medium sized business

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-12-22
Review Source: Software Advice

This is exactly the kind of system we were searching for and the price is amazing.

Pros
-Very interactive and easy to use -Great reporting -Fits our company culture -Time off tracking and visibility to employees is great. Love the approval. No more manual tracking of time. -Great onboarding and offboarding functions.

Cons
-If I have to write something, there are fields that are applicable to Americans only and we are in Canada. ie. an SNN instead of a SIN (different format in Canada) or veterans fields and some other things.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Katie Shiffer

Easy to Use

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Comprehensive HR Solution, Easy to use, Reasonably priced per user, Good Customer Service, offers benefit solutions

Cons
Does not meet payroll needs or the ticketing needs of certain companies. Do offer a payroll liaison that the company and use

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Juan Navarro

Its a great tool for HR

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-03-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It has a nice design and is so simple to use that it will be easy to adopt. Has a lot of good features to manage your HR department. The reporting section is also great.

Cons
I don't like the pricing and the fact the is per employee.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Stacey Langan

Affordable with many features

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall, we've been happy with this ATS and onboarding. It has made our lives smoother for both the employer and employee (candidates too). It is scalable too, from small company to larger company.

Pros
The program is reasonably priced, easy to use, visually appealing, and frequently releases new features/updates for all components.

Cons
Customer care is harder to contact and usually only via email. Trainings are usually only offered one time/day each week which isn't usually ideal for meeting the needs of many customers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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