Personio Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


All-in-one HRM & applicant tracking solution made in Germany

4.36/5 (25 reviews)

Personio overview

Personio is a secure, web-based HR solution for SMB’s to manage employee data, vacation and leave, salary, performance, recruitment, and more. By combining features such as job posting, applicant sourcing and tracking, onboarding, time tracking, email integration and document storage, Personio aims to aid businesses with their recruitment processes and employee tracking.

Designed to assist with applicant sourcing, Personio allows users to post job advertisements to over 100 job boards using the multi-posting interface, with applicant information automatically transferred to the applicant tracking system (ATS) when an application is submitted. Within the ATS users can input and share applicant feedback between team members and hiring managers, send emails to applicants using built-in templates, and store documents and notes regarding interviews. Successful applicants can be accepted and onboarded using Personio’s customizable to-do lists, assignment of responsibilities, deadline definitions, and progress bars.

Utilizing Personio’s employee management tools, users can collect and manage employee data, automate recurring payroll tasks, export salary data, calculate bonuses, approve time off requests, track attendance and hours worked and provide downloadable payslips. Employers can also use Personio to track performance based on individual KPI’s and schedule and document weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly or self-defined feedback meetings


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Pricing options
Free trial
Value for money
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Business size



United States, Europe, Germany

Supported languages

English, German
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Personio reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Melina Frank

All in all a great software with a wide range of helpful features for HR & high data protection

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-09-03
Review Source: Capterra

All in all our company is very satisfied with Personio. Especially to emphasize is the very friendly customer service. Personio takes care of the needs and problems and tries to improve continuously. Furthermore we have to highlight that the bugs we had to deal with became much less.Compared to other software for HRM, it is very easy to understand and to handle for the whole company with a great interface and all useful functions you need for a good HR management, including a safe data protection which is very important. It is well structured and helpful for the preparatory payroll (incl. time tracking of working students etc). The Customer Support is always friendly, fast and helpful- until now we have never had a negative experience. Great price-performance ratio. From recruiting-side, a big plus is that you can easily customize the evaluation forms. In general, Personio develops the software continuously and implements new helpful functions. (+introductions via little webinar's).

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Anne Wecken

no more excel files, all informationen together when we need it. webbased!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-13
Review Source: Capterra

We have more time to spent in other subjects, no more excel lists and very important. All the informationen are current all the time and available to everyone from anywhere at any time.It is very easy to use, even if you are not that talented in software/IT, it is very very dynamic and adaptable and the combination in Admininstration and recruiting is perfekt. Personio saves almost half of all work steps and you can include the employee excellent in many of the processes. The allocation of roles works very well and is very thoughtful. And what we really have to highlight. The Customer Support!! Very helpful, professionell and friendly!!! And a very good thing. The Webinare!! this is a perfekt way to get to know everything even better.

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Janosch Felde

Excellent, powerful product, great customer service and support

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

If I had to name a benchmark for what the smoothest, most flexible and flawless software implementation process I ever have been part of was, it would be this. From the product itself (simple, clean, powerful) to the implementation management (competent, friendly, flexible, knowledgable) to the support and service (fast, helpful, invested) and finally the passive resources (helcenter, tutorials, technical documentation, customer information, release notes) this just rocks. I am very happy with it and can only recommend Personio further. The functionalities are powerful and well implemented. All features are thoroughly thought through and integrate tight and seamlessly into each other. Whenever I came across something i wondered about there was a good reason for it to be this way and it came in handy when we needed it. So, the product itself is simply top notch. The Customer Service also is fantastic. We had an implementation manager who was understanding, helpful, progressively thinking and extremely well versed in the product. On top of it she was flexible and friendly. I can not imagine how it could have been better.

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Dennis Wegener

One stop shop for HR

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

Best bang for the buck, period. Saves LOTs of time. No need for different tools. Extremely adaptable. Scales well with the company. - Covers almost ALL aspects of HR -- recruitment (complete ATS system) -- hr administration: -- onboarding, offboarding, documents, absences, time tracking, performance management (basic), rights & role management, user self service, approval settings, etc... - lots of possibilities to adapt to own needs - very good onboarding process and customer success - very good value for the money

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Max Bauermeister

Easy to implement and fantastic support

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

Secure data as servers are in Germany, friendly and quick response from the CSA's. All 'key functionalities', such as for example holiday and sickness capturing, are covered. Reports are very useful when having to report KPI's. The system is easily customizable, fields can be generated quickly, workflows edited, and permissions & rules created within minutes.

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Personio pricing

Starting from
Pricing options
Free trial
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Essential: from 129€/ month (incl. Recruiting).

Professional: from 179€/ month (incl. Recruiting).

Enterprise: price upon request.

Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities.

Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

Personio features

Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Time & Attendance Tracking
Time Off Requests

Activity Dashboard (266 other apps)
Activity Tracking (163 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (204 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (266 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (176 other apps)
Compliance Management (148 other apps)
Customizable Branding (199 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (160 other apps)
Recruiting Management (165 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (244 other apps)
Third Party Integration (200 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for Personio

Key features of Personio

  • Absence management
  • Application sharing
  • Applications management
  • Approval process control
  • Bonus management
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Team calendars
  • Event calendar
  • Clock in / out
  • Customizable templates
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data import/export
  • Deadline tracking
  • Document management
  • Document templates
  • Document review
  • Email integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Email templates
  • Employee management
  • Employee onboarding
  • Employee portal
  • Employee self service
  • Employee time clock
  • Feedback management
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Goal management
  • Import / export data
  • Interview scheduling
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Multi-channel distribution
  • Multi-language
  • Performance management
  • Performance review cycles
  • Recurring tasks
  • Account reconciliation
  • Salary history
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Secure data storage
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • Talent acquisition
  • Time off requests
  • Employee lifecycle
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • SSL security
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Post job advertisements to over 240 job portals with multi-posting via the GoHiring Talent Marketing API and post ads in multiple languages for added reach.

Integrate with current career page or use Personios ready-made, customizable career page with an in-built application form to attract talent.

Create custom reports with specific filters and date ranges which can be exported to different formats. Report generation and export can be automated at pre-defined recurring time frames.

Utilize Personio’s document management tools with document upload and storage, role based viewing and editing rights, and templates for frequently used documents such as reference letters.

Integrate Personio with Gmail and Outlook for reminders of scheduled feedback meetings, interviews and goal deadlines.

Customize user rights, workflows, absence types and employee data to reflect your exact organizational structure without the help of IT