Personio Features

Personio

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

4.27/5 (22 reviews)

Personio Feature Summary

  • 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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Personio Feature Reviews

21 reviewers had the following to say about Personio's features:

Erica Ancobia

Still a young tool, but quickly improving/expanding; great, fast and very friendly customer support

2017-06-19

Time saver and faster work flow, data protection, faster administration of employee data

Pros

Easy to use for employees; easy, no frill design, good configuration possibilities; improvement ideas are always forwarded to the Product team and, if possible, implemented quickly

Cons

Sometimes very long loading times; reports function not ideal (can be fixed with work arounds but needs extra time)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Max Bauermeister

Easy to implement and fantastic support

2017-06-19

Pros

The system is easily customizable, fields can be generated quickly, workflows edited, and permissions & rules created within minutes.

Cons

Few minor bugs from timt to time, though these are fixed quickly. Recruiting solution only lets you post on german jobsites.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ann-Kathrin Duborg

Many good features to organize your HR activities

2017-06-19

Employee information, employee development, recruiting etc.

Pros

The recruiting section gives a good overview of your job ads and all incoming applications and the applicants. Personio gives very good support to the administrator and has many helpful videos and documents to explain the software.

Cons

It's not always easy to find all the features and it takes some time to understand the settings.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis Wegener

One stop shop for HR

2017-06-19

Saves LOTs of time. No need for different tools.

Pros

- 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

Cons

- needs some time to get to know all features - UX is getting better, but not the strong suit of personio - performance management rather basic

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Melina Frank

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

2018-09-03

Especially to emphasize is the very friendly customer service. Personio takes care of the needs and problems and tries to improve continuously.

Pros

From recruiting-side, a big plus is that you can easily customize the evaluation forms.

Cons

For the recruiting area, there is still some room for improvement, for example, the integration with outlook.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dr. Martin Beischl

Excellent value for money and world-class CSM team!

2018-08-02

We really managed to establish the foundation of HR compliance thanks to Personio. A huge step forward in terms of organizational growth.

Pros

It allows a lot of good self-service workflow steps to make life in HR much easier.

Cons

A bit weak on the reporting side, especially when it comes to the recruiting function.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jelena Klingenberg

Excellent Customer Service and very structured onboarding, good quality and user friendly surface.

2018-06-25

Time

Pros

Absolutely user friendly surface, very easy to start with, cloud based and usable from everywhere, easy to use statistics.

Cons

Shift workers) and missing "Blog-Feature" means individual news-feed not available.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Maier

Easy to use all in one solution for everything HR related

2018-08-02

Pros

It gave me as an employee so much transparency and control back as I did not have to have everything done by our HR team.

Cons

Some features are not yet comparable to standalone solution (e.g. the recruiting module) but Personio is shipping improvements and features regularly so that bugs and feature requests are taken into account!

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Personio is a tool used by many SMEs and every employee doesnt know why.

2018-05-08

Pros

It lets me as an employee book my calendar vacations.

Cons

It is ugly, the UX is not well thought. You have to keep asking for help to find where is what. It is expensive for the low quality that it provides.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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andreas herrmann

great flexibility,

2017-06-19

easy access to all information of a hr team

Pros

-easy to learn for everyone, -good support from the devoloper -clean interface -good export functinality -possible to create own worklfows

Cons

-list feature must be more simple -recruitment part must more flexible -some fields are without access -creation of templates needs easier steps

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anne Wecken

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

2017-06-13

We have more time to spent in other subjects, no more excel lists and very important.

Pros

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.

Cons

I have to spent more time on it! Maybe one thing: holiday: if there is a termination and I I finish the employment relationship in Personio the paid vacation days are still the same and do not automaticaly reduce.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stefanie Sass

Great tool, quick support, steady development and nice communication

2017-06-24

One tool for a lot of HRM fields, especially easing of Recruiting and HR administration

Pros

- broad functionality and coverage for a lot of areas in HRM - permanent development and frequent implemention of new functions - German product with legally considered functions

Cons

- sometimes not intuitive enough, especially if you don't use it daily - report function still has some bugs, that make it sometimes kind of useless/not correct enough

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Yuval Pecht

Very easy to use

2018-05-07

Pros

Easy to request vacations.

Cons

Not so easy to find out where my payslips are, as they are under the documents area which is under the personal profile - a bit awkward.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Jelena Bjelonic

Great HR Software, easy to use, very good customer service

2017-06-06

Pros

Personio is very easy to use, is improving its functions and features constantly and has a very good customer service team. It is perfect for startup companies

Cons

The reporting section does not work very well, some functions and features are missing, but Personio will improve this section shortly

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joseph Morvan

Review of Personio Software

2018-08-06

Personio is great as it is simple to use and has powerful funcionality.

Pros

The interface is very clean and easy to understand and as an employee it is clear when there are tasks that I need to complete.

Cons

The security of the software is very high and so I often get asked to fill in a security token when I get my password wrong. Not a con per se - just be sure to keep knowledge of your password!

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Bozana Stc.

all in all a good general software solution for small and mid size companies

2017-11-15

Pros

easy to use, good for small and mid size companies because it offers a lot of functions and it is easy to handle and organize the employee data etc .

Cons

it is a general solutions, so some features part could be still improved e.g be more detailed

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Stefan Reisinger

Great user experience which guides every department

2018-03-20

Helps me hiring the right people and keep track on the recruiting process

Pros

Especially recruiting works perfect

Cons

I think there should be a native app for this solution which has the same quality than the web version

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marcelo Boeira

Lots of features but poor implementation

2017-10-03

Pros

It has a decent UI, and most of the times help you to perform the tasks.

Cons

For example, things like email scheduling, report of email-threads, message exchange and interview-reviews are not good, frequently you have to send a message more than once, or you receive duplicated entries on your calendar...

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 501-1000 employees)

Great usability. Customer support was very helpful and responded immediately to questions asked.

2018-08-02

Pros

Makes it easy to schedule holidays and provides a lot of great functionality for the user.

Cons

Takes some time to get used to, but is easily learnable with the great onboarding by the company itself

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kathrin Schäfers

Intuitive tool, easy to use, some minor things in recruiting, but overall great product!

2018-06-29

Pros

Easy to use, easy to set-up , all relevant information at one spot, tool can be configured to personal needs

Cons

Recruiting can still be a bit more well thought-through, calendar invitation not editable, some kind of CV parsing would be nice

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Pedro da Costa Palmeira

making HR-Management radically easier!

2017-06-19

Pros

On the top of my personio-experiences is the customer service! Really patient, highly customer oriented and super friendly at all times.

Cons

Honestly, there is nothing worth to mention. There are a couple of bugs and usability issues here and there, but most important, you see a young product (and Team) growing and improving from day to day.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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