GoCo Features

GoCo

HR, benefits & payroll management for SMBs

4.46/5 (13 reviews)

GoCo Feature Summary

  • FSA administration
  • Disability insurance administration
  • Tax forms
  • Hiring & onboarding
  • Customizable reports
  • Team feedback
  • Document management
  • Manage time off requests & approvals
  • Payroll sync
  • Automatic calculations
  • Benefit deductions
  • New hire setup
  • Final paycheck calculations
  • Compliance
  • Employment eligibility
  • Federal & state taxes
  • ACA Compliance
  • PTO Compliance
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Employee self service

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Applicant Tracking
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Auditing
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Benefits Management
COBRA Administration
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Data Verification
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Deduction Management
Document Automation
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Alerts
Email Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Employment Eligibility Verification
Event Tracking
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
Filtered Views
Goal Setting / Tracking
HIPAA Compliance
Historical Analysis
History Tracking
Human Resource Integration
Leave Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Integration
Mobile Signature Capture
Multi-Location
Multiple Format Support
Organizational Charting
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salary History
Semantic Search
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time Off Requests
User Management
Vacation Tracking
W-2 Preparation
Workflow Management
iCalendar Support
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API
Absence Management
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Anti Virus
Applicant Tracking
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Auditing
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Benefits Management
COBRA Administration
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Data Verification
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Deduction Management
Document Automation
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Alerts
Email Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Employment Eligibility Verification
Event Tracking
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
Filtered Views
Goal Setting / Tracking
HIPAA Compliance
Historical Analysis
History Tracking
Human Resource Integration
Leave Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Integration
Mobile Signature Capture
Multi-Location
Multiple Format Support
Organizational Charting
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salary History
Semantic Search
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time Off Requests
User Management
Vacation Tracking
W-2 Preparation
Workflow Management
iCalendar Support
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API
Absence Management
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Anti Virus
Applicant Tracking
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Auditing
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Benefits Management
COBRA Administration
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Data Verification
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Deduction Management
Document Automation
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Alerts
Email Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Employment Eligibility Verification
Event Tracking
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
Filtered Views
Goal Setting / Tracking
HIPAA Compliance
Historical Analysis
History Tracking
Human Resource Integration
Leave Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Integration
Mobile Signature Capture
Multi-Location
Multiple Format Support
Organizational Charting
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salary History
Semantic Search
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time Off Requests
User Management
Vacation Tracking
W-2 Preparation
Workflow Management
iCalendar Support
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Mobile apps

iOS App


15 reviews

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


10 reviews

GoCo Feature Reviews

11 reviewers had the following to say about GoCo's features:

Brian Rogers

Simplified our HR & Benefits work by 10 fold

2016-08-10

Pros

We love the new hire onboarding, paperless everything, managing the day to day like PTO requests and approvals, and compliance layer that's always looking out for us and keeping us in check.

Cons

We'd love to see integration with additional project management software

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering GoCo

Most HR software don't connect HR and Benefits well, and even fewer sync well with Payroll, make sure you look closely and even try them out, it's one of the reasons we really love about GOCO as they sync up our HR, Benefits and Payroll along with PTO and it's all simple and automated.

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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 51-200 employees)

Super easy to use, excellent support

2017-12-18

We've been able to dramatically reduce the time spent on administrative tasks.

Pros

The benefits and HR tools are excellent - 'magic docs', employee onboarding and self-service benefits especially have saved us countless hours

Cons

We've not come across anything we're unhappy with so far. The 'team feedback' features could be improved, but we are not currently using that section

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Melanie Koerperich

If you are looking for a one stop HR portal - look no further than GoCo

2017-11-16

Pros

It makes our new employee onboarding a breeze!

Cons

Our vacation time doesn't track as well as we'd like and the response time from some team members was a little laggy but that particular issue has been resolved by their restructuring of their internal team.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Lacey Nix

Great paperless hiring for small business - FREE

2017-11-17

Pros

It really streamlines my process. Employees can also update their direct deposit and request vacation days here.

Cons

But the software is free and streamlined my onboarding so I'm happy.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Neel Inam

Health Benifits Management

2020-10-12

They have onboarding and moany other tools to use if we can.

Pros

Our organisation use goco especially for managing health insurance to our employees. Its very useful in that matter.

Cons

If any information like start date for an employee needs to change we need to check with customer support of goco to edit the data.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Kat Schaeffer

Disappointing. Should have stuck with Zenefits.

2017-10-11

I'm optimistic that Goco will continue adding improvements and additional staff until their product is as strong as Zenefits. I'd just hold off signing up until that happens.

Pros

The pros are that this is basically a free software if you don't add any bells and whistles, and it is WAYbetter than managing an HR system on paper or with spreadsheets. The onboarding process is great on the new employee side.

Cons

We were charged for things the sales rep said we wouldn't be (the company executives sent a very nice apology about that misunderstanding), the functionality did not live up to its promises and has lots of annoying little UI issues, and it is like pulling teeth to get a response from my account rep (I received a separate apology directly from the exec about that).

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Jessica Thomas

Really Nice Platform

2018-02-21

Pros

Its a good way to keep track of our office staff and track of their time off and keep up to date.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Michael Robideau

HR department in-a-box

2018-11-27

This has made our HR wor so much easier. As a small business, we need support, and that is exactly what GoCo gives us without spending $1,000's of dollars.

Pros

It's your one stop shop for an in-house HR department. I can track all of my payroll information, request offs, medical etc, without multiple forms, meetings etc.

Cons

At times, it can be difficult to find what you are looking for with their labels, but overall its great.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Easy for just about anyone to use

2018-06-22

Simple and easy to use

Pros

The clean and easy-to-read design makes it a pleasant user experience.

Cons

We can't see company or team organizational information, so it's a very individual use focused tool for companies.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Makes it easy to access benefit information

2018-06-14

Pros

Single-sign on with Google means I can easily get in and access what I need. It's easy to make simple updates and the open enrollment process was mostly straightforward.

Cons

Going thru open enrollment I wasn't sure by messaging whether my changes had actually been permanently saved, but other than that specific use-case everything else has been very easy to access and understand.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Matt Rychener

Great HR and On boarding Solution

2019-02-25

Pros

Very easy to use. Great way to manage our on boarding, PTO and HR needs.

Cons

Disappointed that GoCo has gone to up-charging for functionality when they swore they wouldn't do that like Zenefits did in the sales cycle.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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