What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR looks to be the champion of HR, leadership teams, and employees to create a quality employee and employer experience. BambooHR removes HR complexities with automation and simplified workflows. The tools and analytics let HR professionals stay ahead of every aspect of building culture while curating diverse and demanding workforces. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR platform designed for growing organizations looking to get the most out of their people data and build an exceptional culture.

Who Uses BambooHR?

Growing businesses that want to organize their HR data, track applicants, onboard effectively, and utilize reporting for strategic decision-making. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR software solution.

Where can BambooHR be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German and 2 others

BambooHR pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

BambooHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German and 2 others

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Features of BambooHR

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benchmarking
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Dashboard
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mass Notifications
  • Mobile Access
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Storage
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of BambooHR

Average score

Overall
4,6 (1 779)
Ease of Use
4,6 (1 779)
Customer Service
4,5 (1 779)
Features
4,4 (1 779)
Value for Money
4,5 (1 779)

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1 000
  • >1 001
Jamie S.
Jamie S.
Human Resources Consultant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Sports, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Applicant Tracking System: BambooHR

5,0 last month New

Comments: Automating hiring and onboarding processes.

Pros:

Managing employee data has been streamlined on BambooHR. Hiring and onboarding capabilities are among the capabilities that I like on this tool.

Cons:

It has been easy to find the right talent through BambooHR.

Heidi F.
Director of People & Purpose in US
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Free up your HR Department to do their best work

5,0 last month New

Comments: Due to implementing BambooHR, we moved from having 8-10 spreadsheets that required daily maintenance to being able to have one system of record. This has allowed us to onboard employees more seamlessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from PDF time off request forms and a Google Out of the Office calendar that we had to manually maintain to using time off in BambooHR and implementing the iCal feeds so everyone knows who is out of the office at a glance.

Pros:

Getting employee buy in and adoption is easy due to how intuitive the end-user experience is with BambooHR, especially with Google Single Sign On. As the administrator, I have the ability to make changes and implement things quickly on the backend without having to make a request and wait for someone else to make the changes for me. Having a streamlined and consistent onboarding and offboarding process ensures that new hires are set up for success and offboarding employees accounts and data are turned off in a timely manner.

Cons:

BambooHR may not have as many robust features as some of the other HRIS out there, but they are always adding new features and making improvements, which is good to see. You may have to add some app integrations in areas like recruiting and benefits administration, if you want all the bells and whistles.

Melissa S.
Melissa S.
Global Learning & Development Business Partner in France
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy HRIS Tool for Small-Mid Size Companies

3,0 6 days ago New

Pros:

This software is very easy to customize to your organization's individual needs - especially if you are a start-up or small scale-up business. BambooHR also integrates with a lot of tools making the value skyrocket. It's also visually extremely easy to use and set up, and running reports is simple and fast.

Cons:

We're moving into being a bigger size company which is complicated our workflow and the number of tools/integrations that we have set up with it. We're having to do a lot of different customization which means it's adding a layer of complication to our daily jobs. We now need something a little bit more robust. It would also be ideal to have different access level permissions as different people in the HR Team need to have specific access to data and information, while others don't.

Karen B.
CHRO in Canada
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A Solid HRIS System

5,0 last month New

Comments: My overall experience with BambooHR is great. I would recommend it to smaller mid size firms looking for a solution to manage the employee experience from applying to a job right through to leaving the company.

Pros:

Bamboo is very easy to use and the Support is great. They always try to find a solution/workaround within the tool to help you accomplish your ask. The employees enjoy using it and find the interface engaging and fun.

Cons:

I send in lots of suggestions on how to improve the features of BambooHR. BambooHR seems to focus on ones that I find no value in for the most part. Reporting, Request Signature, and the File section need greater focus.

Kytheranialynn M.
People Operations Manager in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Amazing & Customizable HR Platform to Meet All Your Organization's Needs

5,0 last month New

Comments: Working with BambooHR has been fantastic, and they continue to meet our needs. We are so happy with the decision to implement the platform that we transition our Time Tracking and Payroll over from ADP. We love their focus on continuous improvement and their outstanding customer service.

Pros:

The platform is highly customizable. BambooHR has an outstanding customer service team. They continuously look to improve and add additional features to include a COVID-19 tab, employee satisfaction survey, Reporting, employee well-being survey, 360 performance reviews through adding the feedback functions and more. I love their monthly pulse survey and their webinars that educate administrators on how to meet employees needs.

Cons:

Not being able to include the Executive Director/CEO in the Feedback Assessment process for performance management.

Alternatives Considered: Trakstar Perform and Rippling

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: We chose BambooHR because they offer a wide variety of features and they can customize the platforms to meet the consumer's needs.