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CakeHR

Your HR. Simplified.

4.51/5 (144 reviews)
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CakeHR Feature Summary

  • Self-service & Leave management
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Performance Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Asset Management
  • Expenses Management
  • Reports & Analytics

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CakeHR Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about CakeHR's features:

Anonymous
A verified reviewer

CakeHR has provided me with an excellent balance between feature and cost.

2018-01-30

As a small business and only two (2) employees I was able to find a cost-effective solution for managing my employees.

Pros

It fulfils the critical requirements for managing Human Resource meaning a means for storing employee information , onboarding and offboarding features, time off management and a neat asset tracking module for assigning specific assets to employees.

Cons

Well the software does not have an attendance tracking feature, however I understand that this feature is in the pipeline.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nereida Betancourt

Management of employee permits and other human resources tasks.

2018-04-30

A big problem that I have been able to solve with CakeHR is that I receive email notifications of employees' free time requests and approve or reject them by the same email.

Pros

What I like most when using CakeHR is the ease of registration and access; the function "history of changes made" to facilitate the tracking of changes in the data is very good; and when generating reports with a single click is wonderful.

Cons

A big disadvantage of CakeHR is that it integrates with payroll systems, but not with benefit portals or learning management systems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shasta Mangulabnan

quite intuitive and the basics are good but lacking in reports, visuals and integrations

2018-04-27

organizing our employee data, analyses basic reporting tools

Pros

it can house the basics of HR reporting, quite intuitive when you use it, support team takes time but they are generally very helpful and really helps to resolve cases

Cons

support team replies on time and sometimes takes time due to time difference, Lack of detailed reports, downloading of all employee basic info, data integrations to other platforms, further customization and visualisations of org chart and reports could be made better

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Shasta, thank you for the review! :)

There are many different options for you to extract reports with customised data as well as customise the visualisation of dashboard, and I will be happy to lead you through to find the right solution for you. I will be in touch with you directly to chat more specifically and answer all your questions.

Ilona Kalnina
Customer Success Manager @ CakeHR

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Beverley Lessard

I had an issue with an employee's profile, cust serv was very helpfull in solving problem

2017-08-03

All employees have visibility of company as a whole when it comes to vacation booked by others in their departments.

Pros

Very good for tracking purposes if used correctly by employees, easy to run most reports, gives overall exposure managers need with employees

Cons

Reporting isnt as good as it should be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Beverly,

Thank you for your honest review! I'd love to make sure you're getting the most out of Cake. We do pro-rate allowances based on the change of employee or policy settings. I'll make sure you're shown this function and you're happy with our solution.

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Robert Odero

Simple and easy to use software for your day to day HR management needs.

2018-05-03

Reports and graphs that helped me analyze employee trends.

Pros

It's simplicity has made it very easy for new learners to understand how to operate it effectively thus ensuring proper employee management.

Cons

For me it's the best HR management software for small businesses.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stefan Wicki

Great

2017-08-04

Pros

Our employees appreciate the real-time view of their day-off and holiday balance.

Cons

Right now I have to count the day off requests to make sure it's within their day-off limit.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Stefan!

Many thanks for the detailed and honest review! We are making leave requests far more transparent for managers so that you can be alerted when they are overspent.

I'm going to set up a call with you to make sure you're being onboarded to the new Timesheets module we have been developing over the last months!

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Janis Rose

Verified Reviewer

Vacation requests from paper to digital in 30min

2018-03-12

Pros

My biggest pain as CEO was to manage vacation and time-off requests by employees in an old fashioned parper, email, chat form.

Cons

Previously assigning tasks for employee onboarding was a bit messy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Melissa Moore

good HR tracking

2018-02-03

One place for employee records

Pros

easy to track vacation time and sick days.

Cons

need reminders to enter data into Cake.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Essential and Practical HRM System

2018-05-12

Pros

It is great because as an employee, I am able to apply for leaves online and track my leave balances.

Cons

From an employee perspective that interacts with cakeHR, I have not had any major disadvantages to report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Benjamin Koh

Pretty decent leave management!

2018-04-20

Pros

We liked the ability to create many time off policies, the granular control of assigning different time off policies for different employees and who can approve whose time off.

Cons

Documents management could be way better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Benjamin, thank you for taking your time to submit the review, some very useful advise and ideas here! :)

With regards to Documents Management, couple of things are already in place - e.g. employee notification that a new doc has been uploaded.

All the other ideas are excellent and are now added to the pipeline, so please watch this space! :)

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Amanda Levin

CakeHR make PTO sweet and simple

2016-11-02

Finally, we love the integrations with other apps and our IT guys love being able to use their API to sync employee data to our internal company pages, simplifying PTO for our employees even more.

Pros

Credit/debit of days Set auto increase of allotment based on employee hire date Documents Section to store all our onboarding/benefits info Being able to edit/enter time off that has occurred in the past

Cons

More control over notifications for Admin level users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Amanda!

Many thanks for your honest review :)
We're about to release an employee Scheduling feature that will allow all employees to see full attendance lists of employees.

I'll make sure your introduced and set up for this module!

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Anonymous
Director of Content (Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great, but fairly basic

2018-06-14

Pros

- easy to get started and clean interface - requesting time off is very easy, and beats filling in a form manually - generating reports with one click

Cons

- mobile app functionality very limited - lacking integration with benefits systems (this would be very helpful!)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Great HR software!

2018-05-24

For a smaller business this is definitely a life saver.

Pros

Booking time off is simple and we can keep track of all leaves to make sure no gaps occur.

Cons

A few improvements based on our experience: changing file names would be a great addition, a reminder function that can be customized, more options for data to be included for each employee.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ilana Einmane

I am using software for department work valuation

2017-08-04

Pros

I like the easy to use interface and user-friendly interface and create profiles, connect users using email

Cons

It doesn't have all the functions I need - reports - statistics by period - comparative statistics... Or the reporting tool creation

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Ilana!

I know that our team has been working hard with you to develop more powerful reports and analysis! We're looking forward to releasing more to you shortly.

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Sarah Westlake

Nice Basic Software for HR

2015-09-14

Easy to add time off for various reasons.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hey Sarah!
Thank you very much for your review and it is great you give balanced feedback - in any case, it helps us provide an excellent app and service to you. I will be contacting you personally to introduce you to the features that may not be clear to you right now - but they are there :) I will also use the opportunity to understand more of what you would like to see in the application too as that would be a great UX help for everybody!

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Sushma Vinod

Easy to use

2018-01-24

Easy to track the leaves, goals, documents of every employee any time.

Pros

It is easy to use as it is linked to g-suite.

Cons

UI. look wise should have been even better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Natasha McFadden

Cake HR has removed the headache of having to keep track of each team member's time off requests.

2017-08-04

The software nearly runs by itself - as long as each user is trained properly. This allows the Administrators to focus on other important tasks.

Pros

I like the ability to create custom time-off fields for employees and being able to see everyone's future time-off requests for planning purposes.

Cons

I don't like being limited to this as I sometimes have to approve individual "time off" requests in the absence of the company President and when I am away from the office.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Natasha! Thanks!

It sounds like you're all set to go!
I hope our recent update to the mobile has benefited you in terms of user ability. We want to make sure that you are efficient even when on-the-go.

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Jahana Uchtman

Used this software at a previous job

2018-05-18

Pros

Employees found it easy to ask for time off.

Cons

We kept finding errors in employee's time off records meaning that I manually had to figure time off when someone complained.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hi Jahana, Thank you for taking your time to review CakeHR! :)
I am pleased that our HR solution is working for your previous organisation and has eased the running of daily errands to you and your employees.
We indeed had a few bugs in time off calculations about six months ago but since we not only address the issues by looking into specific cases but also review the impact for all users, we are confident that these issues occur on much fewer occasions.
I hope you are enjoying your new role and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all :)

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Melissa Chura

Makes Life Easy!

2015-09-09

CakeHR has made it very easy for employees to request time off.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Thanks Melissa! I'm really glad that CakeHR is making life better for you!

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Tonya Wimberly

Love this software. It keeps track of everything for us. It's a great tool for any business.

2017-08-23

Tracking employee vacations is the best part for me.

Pros

Simple design and the ability to allow the employee to enter their own days off for approval.

Cons

A few things have been hard to find. When we first started using it, I thought to locate where things were was a little complicated. We navigate it pretty well now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Many thanks for your review, Tonya!

We're always updating our UI and UX based on your experience. We want CakeHR to be as efficient to use as possible - for any level of user. We'll continue to improve and make sure you're making the most out of all the features easily.

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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Very user friendly application that also offers a lot of functionality

2018-01-31

Our employees have adopted the system very quickly.

Pros

Team Cake HR has been very helpful in implementing and solving all the problems. Our employees have adopted the system very quickly

Cons

I would appreciate the possibility of importing data for some leave policies,

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Eric Wilson

Verified Reviewer

Simple interface that gets the job done

2016-11-09

Cake does a great job simplifying the HR process with intuitive user setup and calendar management. The reporting tools are effective as well.

Pros

Simple, intuitive interface.

Cons

Is not a complete HR solution for payroll and timesheet management (yet).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering CakeHR

A great solution for small- to mid-size organizations that need to aggregate their vacation calendar request/tracking process.

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery, Ltd


Thanks, Eric! We agree that CakeHR has lacked in payroll/timesheet functionality which is why we are just about to release timesheets to all current customers of CakeHR!

It will make running payroll reports a breeze!

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Josefina Varela Fernandez

Excellent application for time measurement and human resources functions

2018-04-25

Pros

This tool allows to register employees in a database and optimize the vacation time and days of absence from work.

Cons

In the time that we have used it, it has given us many benefits in the part of human resources, therefore I have no complaints until now that something is going wrong, we like it

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nikolay Antonov

Good and very intuitive tool. Some country features are missing.

2017-08-03

Pros

Intuitive tool. Employees like it .

Cons

We count vacation from start day of the employee, but CakeHR count vacation days from the physical year

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hey Nikolay

I'm going to set up a call to make sure your policies are set up correctly. It seems you have missed one important feature in policy settings so I'll spend some time with you to make sure it is correct.

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Tom Gooden

Simple PTO Management

2015-09-08

There are tons over overly complex systems out there, but we're a small agency and we just wanted an that would let our employees request time off, see their remaining vacation days, and who else might be out at that time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Bakery


Hey Tom! Thanks! This is exactly what we aimed for in our user experience and design - something so simple to use for both admin, managers and employees - putting the power into the hands of employees so that your time is not taken up by all those spreadsheets. It is still great to have you with us after all this time :)

Lee

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