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Overview

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BambooHR brings all your employee, payroll, time, and benefit information together in one place, giving you the data accuracy,...

Category Leaders

Workday HCM is a cloud-based human resources solution that helps businesses streamline workforce planning, talent management,...

  • 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

Starting from

250

Per month

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

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User reviews

4.6

2.8K

5

4

3

2

1

1.8K

820

106

19

10

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

4.4

1.3K

5

4

3

2

1

786

437

109

23

9

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
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

Overall very positive experience with a good balance between ease of use and customizability.
My overall experience was very positive. As I mentioned above it is one of the better benefits software I have used in my career.
From what I’ve observed, Workday is a robust tool and is often considered the industry standard because it is effective at what it does, even though its usability could be improved.

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

More cons that pros, I'm afraid. The training was long, extensive and confusing.
Because of how much functionality is in the platform, I did get lost sometimes not knowing where to go.
The buttons are sometimes confusing. For example, submitting a request for vacation seems cumbersome as there are different buttons that seem to do the same thing displayed at the same time.
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  • Last review10 days ago

Key features

  • Total features142
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Boolean Search
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In/Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Compensation Statements
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Incident Reporting
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Board
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Mass Notifications
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Onboarding
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Policy Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • 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 features136
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Boolean Search
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In/Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Compensation Statements
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Incident Reporting
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Board
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Mass Notifications
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Onboarding
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Policy Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • 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 integrations460
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations421
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

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Amanda G.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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BambooHR

Bamboohr is the most affordable HCM for SMBs

Reviewed 10 months ago

Our customers will find BamobooHR to be a simple and straightforward platform. Administratively, we have a number of different systems that are automated, which reduces the amount of time spent on routine tasks.

Pros

When compared to competing HCM solutions, BambooHR's implementation is a breeze. BambooHR also provides access to a vast ecosystem of complementary tools.

Cons

Only the support staff can make adjustments to the settings. The system administrator cannot create new fields. Salary information is not concealed and can be seen by anyone who views the user profile, even though no record of such activity is kept.

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Horacio G.

Human Resources, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BambooHR

Great HR tool for small companies

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

BambooHR is not Workday but it's perfectly adequate for small companies that are not big enough to implement Workday. It gives you the basic functionality you could need on firms that size, such as onboarding task, storing HR data, performance reviews, etc.

Cons

It doesn't have as many features as Workday but I don't think it has to.

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Internet, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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BambooHR

Decent HRIS platform for most small businesses

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Bamboo HR provides most of the basic functionalities you would look for in an HRIS platform from employee/document management perspective.

Cons

Bamboo HR lacks some of the more advanced reporting and analytics needs some companies may need. However, you aren't paying Workday prices.

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John J.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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BambooHR

Optimal for small-mid size companies

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The UI is very clean. It is very easy to navigate around BambooHR, and also the ability to check your org tree is great.

Cons

As my company has over 2,000 employees, it's not as sophisticated enough to run some complex reports that Workday can. This software is definitely a budget option geared toward smaller companies.

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Gloria B.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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

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BambooHR

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Reviewed a year ago

Overall a really nice experience. It makes requesting time off a much easier experience and pleasant from the user point of view. Better than well established HR platforms

Pros

As a user, bamboo is the most straightforward HR management system I've used. Unlike Workday, the ease of use and functionality of bamboo are much higher. In addition to this, also the design is more appealing and it's easy to understand how to operate it

Cons

Some functionalities are missing, but are not crucial for the use of the platform. There is a list where you can search for people from the company, but it is useless because there is no additional info when you click on the person.It'd be good to see the title, level, and perhaps see their overall position in the hierarchy of the company

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Mohamed S.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

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BambooHR

Bamboo HR - Une solution de gestion des ressources humaines complète et facile à utiliser

Reviewed a year ago

Dans l'ensemble, j'ai été très satisfait de l'utilisation de Bamboo HR. Le logiciel offre une solution de gestion des ressources humaines complète et facile à utiliser, et l'interface est intuitive et personnalisable. J'ai particulièrement apprécié la facilité d'intégration avec d'autres outils d'entreprise et la réactivité du service client. Cependant, le coût peut être un frein pour les petites entreprises et certaines fonctionnalités avancées nécessitent une configuration plus complexe. Malgré cela, je recommande vivement Bamboo HR à toute entreprise à la recherche d'une solution de gestion des ressources humaines efficace et complète.

Pros

- Bamboo HR offre une plateforme de gestion des ressources humaines complète et intuitive, couvrant toutes les tâches de gestion du personnel, de la paie aux évaluations des performances en passant par la gestion des congés et la planification de la relève.- Le logiciel est facile à utiliser et à personnaliser pour répondre aux besoins spécifiques de chaque entreprise.- La solution est compatible avec de nombreux autres outils de gestion d'entreprise tels que Slack, Zapier et Workday, offrant ainsi une intégration facile avec les systèmes existants.- Le service client est réactif et compétent, offrant une assistance rapide et efficace en cas de problème.

Cons

- Le coût de Bamboo HR peut être relativement élevé pour les petites entreprises avec des budgets limités.- Certaines fonctionnalités avancées, telles que la planification de la relève, peuvent nécessiter une configuration plus complexe, ce qui peut prendre du temps et nécessiter une assistance technique supplémentaire.

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