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bob

Cloud-based HR & benefits administration platform

4.56/5 (43 reviews)

Pros
  • Time Off - its great that you can add holiday types, the visibility is really useful and great integration with Slack.Bethan J.Read the full review
  • It's beautiful - our employees love it too. The support team is amazing - they not only resolve any issues quickly, but they also listen to suggestions and implement them within reasonable time.Elena M.Read the full review
  • The system features everything you'd want from a modern HRIS and even more - we love club feature and about section - it helps employees learn more about each other and find common interests.Elena M.Read the full review
Cons
  • Lack of options for shift patterns, still have a few problems occuring.Georgia P.Read the full review
  • Importing our data was an incredibly painful process. Now that that's done, the platform works OK.Veronica A.Read the full review
  • Still missing a few HR processes (eg. Competence Matrix).Natalia A.Read the full review
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Vilius Česnauskas

Great all-around people management software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
bob team is extremely agile and receptive to feedback. New features are pushed frequently and we feel heard when talking to the client service.

Cons
Most definitely the application's speed. It's sluggish, and the login takes forever.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Elena Markina

I've chosen bob over another great product I was using in the past and haven't regretted!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

ease of HR management, also our finance team benefits from easy holidays/absenses management, payroll reports and such. I'm doing all admin in bob, from contracts to onboarding, org structure, salary changes etc

Pros
It's very easy to use - user friendly interface, intuitive navigation, you can find whatever you need in the matter of seconds even if it's your first experience with the platform It's beautiful - our employees love it too The support team is amazing - they not only resolve any issues quickly, but they also listen to suggestions and implement them within reasonable time. I love getting product updates as I know that there will be something I asked about. The system features everything you'd want from a modern HRIS and even more - we love club feature and about section - it helps employees learn more about each other and find common interests. There's some functions that I'd love to have but they are not yet there (such as pre-boarding or e-signature) but the guys are constantly working on them and I've seen that for example e-signature is coming within next few weeks.

Cons
If we are talking about bob as HRIS there's very few things that I don't like, or rather I would like to have and they are not yet there - prebording being one example. I'd love performance module to be more sophisticated but the guys have just introduced it and I see that it gets updated constantly, which is great. also, it's not a separate platform for performance management so I wouldn't expect it have all the features that other platforms dedicted to performance only have. There are other small things (such as I can't send a survey to 1 person only), but they are small compared to all the benefits and again, I know that sooner or later those will be resolved too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Martyna Jaskowiak

Review of HiBob

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-18
Review Source: Capterra

Bob has become our main HR system and allows us to track all the absences and employee information. We also use it as a base for the monthly payroll and use various reports. Bob provides a good onboarding experience for the new starters and allows employees to bond over some additional, fun information such as hobbies, food preferences, superpowers etc.

Pros
Very easy to use, helpful and quick customer support and account management, user-friendly layout.

Cons
Sometimes there can be limited functionality - examples include not being able to amend the automatic responses (onboarding) or adjusting holidays for part-timers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Mats Stegemann

Great product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent implementation and easy to get the users engaged. Creates al ot of values for us.

Pros
Employee-data management with modern API´s and much functions connected to engagement and employeer branding. The employee is in focus, not the admin department.

Cons
The product is still developing. It is a pro and a con at the same time. We missed some features in the beginning but new functions are built all the time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kat Ulanczyk

Best HRIS on the market

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

Implementation of automation across HR department.

Pros
1. Very easy to customise and use. 2. Really high standard of cutomer service. 3. Continuous improvements and new features.

Cons
Some limitations around different shift patterns and rota roastering.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Diana Simu

A good and practical HR solution

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

I am very pleased with the software, it was the best balance I could find as a HRMS tool, as I was looking for an end to end HR solution suitabble for a medium sized business!

Pros
It`s dynamic, it`s catchy (beautiful UI) and the product is constantly improving!

Cons
the functionalities that represent learning and development, training area, talent management and succession planning are currently missing

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Gemma Morrison

bob is a really intuitive system to use and customer support is always fantastic

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The aesthetic is fun and non-corporate. Users are encouraged to share their 'superpowers' which helps people to connect with others who have similar interests. The system is really easy to navigate and there are some useful integrations. The support team are always fast to respond to my questions and to tell me about new features, or what they are developing in the near future. You can enable/disable features to customise what you want to achieve with the system and what your current people priorities are.

Cons
There are some small additional features I'd like such as e-signatures, which I believe is coming soon. The support team are really responsive to feedback about features that would be useful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ian Minchell

HiBob

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

HiBob is our go to solution for all our HRIS needs

Pros
Simple and intuitive to use with all the necessary fields

Cons
Add work scheduling tool so that we can create links between absence management and workforce planning

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Natalia Adam

Great Friendly HR tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

We have digitized the HR processes in a modern way with such a fresh product as Bob.

Pros
All features are so easy to use and have a really modern interface that covers almost all HR processes. And most important they have the mobile version that is quite important nowadays.

Cons
Still missing a few HR processes (eg. Competence Matrix)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ruby Thompson

bob is brilliant

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Easy to use - Customizable - Great customer support - Reporting functionality - Shoutout feature - Slack integration

Cons
It would be great if individual performance reviews could be downloaded with all peer review and manager feedback together, but this is something really minor.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kate James

Easy to use. Comprehensive. Great support. Feedback is acted on. Know you are valued as a client.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Being able to feedback and see your feedback quickly acted on influencing the growth of the product. You feel valued and part of the journey. I am a 1 person HR/office team helping out a small finance team for a company of 50 and this software has saved me hours of time and stress. I am not even using it to its full potential yet due to finite time. It has also helped give power to employees where as an example they can see their annual leave so I don't have to keep spreadsheets and constantly update individuals. It is just their. Managers can see their teams, Org charts are great. adding photos so people can see who's who in a growing team and that is just the very tip of the iceberg that is bob. Fantastic.

Cons
The performance review section. I know when bob developed it they developed a product I was super excited about and holding out for. They, as any business would do, sought feedback and ended up releasing a much lighter touch performance review section based on the feedback. As a result I am going to use another platform which is more suited to my companies needs. However I am sure it will be a very suitable process for many companies, as their own research shows.

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Sally-Ann Stucke

Intuitive, time saving and effortlessly engaging for everyone who uses it.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
They are constantly listening to their customers and adding functionalities to Hibob. The rate of innovation to their product is something that I have never experienced before in the HR world. Normally you buy the software and once a year an element of it is updated. With Hibob they very regularly update and improve the system, constantly working on an even better experience for the user and admins. Compared to Hibob our pricey payroll system (from a global market leader) feels like a system from the dark ages! We use HIbob for our 'Pulse' questions to check in with how the company is feeling, we use it for our appriasal process, the reporting is great, booking holidays on it and reporting on holiday is very simple. Love the dashboard for quick answers that in the HR Team we so regularly get asked. The workflows for new joiners and leavers have saved so much team time! We are complete Hibob lovers! The 'Club View' is a great quick way at looking at salaries, who drinks red wine and everything in between!

Cons
Ummmmmm.....I really can't think of anything...it really is a revolutionary and essential piece of HR kit!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ryan Gagnon

Bob is a great HR platform for the average staff member at a business. Could not be easier!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Streamlining the HR process for staff at a business saves time and money. Centralizing these functions in a stable platform like Bob will allow you to focus more on your staff and business relationships, provide benefits to staff, and manage your company time off. This is a great product for a small business looking to manage their human resources in a simple and cost efficient way.

Pros
HR platforms are typically robust and house many different features for managing your employment and benefits at a company. Bob is the perfect match between a platform that has a high level of functionality - but remains easy to use. For HR Staff using the system to manage a business; it contains stable features to manage time off, holidays, employee on-boarding, document provision, and company benefits. For the average staff member at a business, it is simple to use and has an intuitive interface. Taking time off is easy! Bob is a new platform that is growing quickly. Although it may be simpler than some other HR platforms as a result, it's ability to easily solve a large amount of HR tasks in one platform is well worth the investment.

Cons
Being a new piece of software, some of the complexity found in managing company benefits, for instance, is limited in features at this time. This is only the result of having launched in the past couple of years; but the success so far is allowing them to continue development for improving the product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Hannah Keal

Simply the best HRS out there

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Brilliantly designed, intuitive, easy to use for employees and People professionals. By far the biggest selling point though is the fact that Hibob is constantly developing new features which are actually based on customer feedback. All of the traditional HRS' i've used (e.g. BambooHR, Workday, Fairsail) are slow to respond to the needs of a changing HR/People function with an expanded remit (e.g. employee experience & wellbeing). Other challenger HRS (e.g. Namely, Charlie) only offer barebones features with a few gimmicks or are developing at the cost of platform stability. Hibob has unlimited ambition to actually fulfil the needs of the HR/People community

Cons
Occasional bugs due to there being a lot of new features (however these are few and far between and the longest i've ever waited for a fix is 36 hours), need to grow Customer Success team to ensure they can maintain same awesome levels of support.

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Charlotte Anstey

Easy to use, good looking and fits with our agency vibe.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like how easy BOB is to use, how easy it is to contact someone at BOB if I have any troubles with the system. The look and feel works so well for our type of work place and BOB have helped us roll out the platform so effortlessly. I'm always finding out new things on BOB and I find the weekly emails from the BOB team explaining whenever something has been added helps us to discover more.

Cons
As a new piece of software there are some things that haven't yet been built. Although saying this the BOB team are always on hand if we want anything specifically added to fit our companies needs. We had slight trouble in the beginning with the calendar view and it not working in the way we have previously been used too. We spoke with the BOB software developers and they were able to help us fix this by creating a brand new calendar view which fitted with our needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Husan Guraya

Amazing Product + Customer Service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

Very good, customer service is excellent. Really like all the features that bob offers. Compared to other HR platforms I have come across, bob has to be my fave!

Pros
- User-Friendly - Cool features - Reports are very easy to create

Cons
N/A, so far all good! BUT it would be good to have a feature where you can book a block of holidays in the calendars, so if an office is closed for Christmas, would be helpful to be able to block the whole week for all employees rather than doing it day by day.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marina Kaplan

Great level of services first of all and beautiful easy to use product!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

I really enjoyed using this product. My employees were quite engaged in using this and it has truly improved company culture.

Pros
You can easily customize the product to your needs, really easy to on board and to use and most important to me my employees really use that, great design web and mobile.

Cons
very young company , needs to see what happens in time. they dont have many global companies and US services isnt ready yet.

Response from Hibob


Thank you so much for your great review of HiBob. We look forward to growing and are glad our product could benefit your company culture! Please continue to keep in contact if there is anything we can do to help.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Estelle Shepherd

Makes us look slick

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

Better reporting, more robust processes and easier comms around People issues

Pros
We have a small People team and Bob has picked up all the admin which. in itself, is amazing. It's given us robust onboarding processes, better reporting than we've ever had and we haven't had to train anyone how to use it.

Cons
Some standard letter templates would be AMAZING - one click for employee details on a blank letterhead would make my life easier. Looking forward to more review/appraisal functionality - I know it's coming and I know we will use it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lucy Barker

Intuitive, engaging and above all an enjoyable tool that makes my job much easier

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The product has a lovely feel to it, and has been designed to accommodate the modern workplace - where staff and managers will both enjoy the interface. Also, the humour, support, pride and appetite of everyone at bob really highlights this is a great product from inside out.

Cons
I'd love to have better integration with our payroll provider (morepay). Insights into reviews The ability to edit my own review forms I will never stop wanting more!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Beck Harrington

Great. Efficient. Ease of use.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

Able to track all annual leave and data on my employees

Pros
This software is efficient, effective and an all round great tool to have on board your team. would recommend to all clients.

Cons
To be honest. I haven't had any issues. may it would be good if we could have different companies/groups on one platform

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

the live chat team are amazing! so helpful and happy to work out a solution to any awkward query

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

having all personnel info for our global team in one easy to use place

Pros
How flexible it is, so many things are adaptable in the platform. Which is so useful for a company that have a high combination of full time, part time, perm, and contract staff.

Cons
how fiddly it is get something set up. But I totally understand why this is important to allow the wide flex the platform has.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anna Roe

Overall I love Bob

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I think that Bob is, value for money, and has new product features out all the time which is great. Overall it's a brilliant system and I know that as a company we push it to its limits

Cons
Sometimes things are not that logical in how it works, for example, people are able to go into negative holiday balance.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Pat Caldwell

Very happy we made the move to Bob

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Bob has a great interface, is easy to use, covers all of the 'needed' HRIS functionality and allows enough customisation to be very suitable for most small businesses like us. Employee profiles and insights is incredibly helpful and should be the benchmark for other platforms.

Cons
Some features are still being built out - engagement surveys are very basic in functionality and doesn't allow for self-service customisation yet so we haven't been able to make the move to use these yet over our existing provider. The company doc storage component has a poor user interface/design but we don't use that much.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ria Angeli

H R Management made simple

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

Hibob has been quick to get to grips with and is making a big impact on streamlining H R Management and increasing efficiency immeasurably within my organisation. I am always looking forward to the next great idea. Hibob staff have been friendly and exemplary in all that they do.

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Thanks Ria! Glad you like the platform and find the team helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Bob is a really great, user friendly platform. It is very intuitive.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I believe that the greatest thing is how easy it is to use this platform. All sections are well organised and even when you think you don't know where to find something there is a great support team which will immediately help you find everything you need. The best section which really helps with my work is "Workflows". I love it!

Cons
Even though reports section gives you many reports to choose from, sometimes I still find myself in need of some more reports, like turn-over and etc. It would be great if in documents section there would be a possibility to download a reports as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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