Who Uses BambooHR?

Small and medium businesses that want to move away from using spreadsheets and/or organize their HR data. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR software solution that sets people free to do great work.

What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR offers easy, integrated applicant tracking (ATS) as part of our award-winning cloud-based HR platform. Onboarding tools, e-signatures, time-off tracking, performance management, plus easy reporting and a convenient mobile app set you free to do great work. Released from the data management spiral, HR professionals become more effective, more efficient, and more human. Give us a call to see a demo and start a free trial.

BambooHR Details

BambooHR

http://www.bamboohr.com

Founded 2008

BambooHR Pricing Overview

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

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Free Version

No

Free Trial

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

BambooHR Features

Applicant Tracking Systems
Assessments
Background Screening
Candidate Tracking
Internal HR
Interview Scheduling
Job Posting
Onboarding
Recruiting Firms
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Self Service Portal
Workflow Management
Calendar Management
Employee Scheduling
FMLA Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Reporting/Analytics
Self Service Portal
Time Tracking
ACA Reporting
Benefits Administration Outsourcing
Benefits Dashboard
COBRA Administration
Deduction Management
Disability Insurance Administration
Employee Benefits Administration
FMLA Administration
HIPAA Compliant
HSA/FSA Administration
Health Insurance Administration
Life Insurance Administration
Online Benefits Enrollment
Provider Management
Retirement Plan Management
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Compliance Tracking
Controls Testing
Environmental Compliance
FDA Compliance
HIPAA Compliant
ISO Compliance
Incident Management
OSHA Compliance
Process/Workflow Automation
Risk Management
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Surveys & Feedback
Version Control
Benchmarking
Employee Recognition
Goal Management
Negative Feedback Management
Performance Management
Pulse Surveys
Compensation Plan Modeling
Dashboard
HR Metrics Library
Leave & Absence Reporting
Predictive Modeling
Recruiting Management
Succession Planning
Talent Management
Trend Analysis
Turnover Tracking
360 Degree Feedback
Applicant Tracking
Benefits Management
Compensation Management
Employee Database
Employee Profiles
Onboarding
Payroll Management
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Self Service Portal
Time & Attendance Management
Time Off Management
Activity/News Feed
Audio / Video Conferencing
Blogs
Chat / Messaging
Employee Directory
Event Calendar
File Sharing
Knowledge Management
Newsletter Management
Surveys & Feedback
Document Management
E-Verify/I-9 Forms
Electronic Forms
Electronic Signature
Employee Handbook
Job Description Management
Orientation Workflow Management
Self Service Portal
Task Management
Training Management
401(k) Tracking
Benefits Management
Check Printing
Direct Deposit
Multi-Country
Multi-State
Payroll Outsourcing
Payroll Reporting
Self Service Portal
Tax Compliance
Vacation/Leave Tracking
W-2/1099 Preparation
Wage Garnishment
360 Degree Feedback
Compensation Management
Custom Rating Scales
Customizable Templates
Individual Development Plans
On-going Performance Tracking
Peer Appraisals
Review Cycle Tracking
Self Service Portal
Self-Appraisals
Skills Assessments
Weighted Performance Measures
Assessments
Background Screening
CRM
Interaction Tracking
Internal HR
Interview Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
Onboarding
Recruiting Firms
Reference Checking
Resume Parsing
Self Service Portal
Biometric Recognition
Messaging
Mobile Access
Online Punch Card
Payroll Management
Punch card
Reporting/Analytics
Salaried Employee Tracking
Sick Leave Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Workstation Tracking
Automatic Time Capture
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billing & Invoicing
Employee Database
Mobile Time Tracking
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Budgeting/Forecasting
Contractor Management
Employee Lifecycle Management
Employee Scheduling
Labor Forecasting
Performance Metrics
Recruitment Management
Skills Tracking
Time & Attendance Management
Variable Workforce

BambooHR Reviews

Showing 5 of 1 149 reviews

Overall
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Service
4,4/5
Features
4,3/5
Value for Money
4,4/5
Jeremy S.
On Site Recruiter
Human Resources, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/02

"BambooHR Turns a Small Business into a Big Business"

Comments: I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a manager instead of a paper pusher.

Pros: I personally like that BambooHR has different portals for its users. They've built a database that allows employees to: 1. Maintain their own records (whether the company sends or user uploaded); track time off earned, sick days used, and hours worked; while allowing the user to sign documents easily electronically; and 2. Makes being an HR manager, easy. What I mean is, creating records (employees or temps) and ensuring they have all the blocks checked (background ran, drug test paperwork properly filled out, and any other documentation needing signed) within the timeframe needed to start working - is tracked, maintained, and recorded for you... so all in all, eliminates the monotony of HR and time wasted on paperwork while assisting managers/employees in ensuring proper compliance.

Cons: Well, I still had to scan any documents that weren't created or automated through the software and label them. For example, I work at a satellite location; the warehouse I staff for has a basketball court out back for employees to use on their break. I had to create a document that stated employees for my agency had to make sure they were clocked out, that they were responsible for any risk of injury and that the company and staffing agency would not be held liable for any resulting injury that may occur. The rest of the staffing agency didn't need this so I still had to print out 50 copies, have each employee sign one, upload it, file it in the employee file in the software, label it, then give the copy back to the employee. This really is not an issue unless if turnover is high, this could get annoying.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/02
Jeff W.
Director, Human Resources
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/28

"Bamboo HR, a slick but severely limited recruiting software"

Comments: As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for those businesses that are only using the job boards to get applicants. Just don't expect much more after that.

Pros: The look an feel of BambooHR (BHR) is amazing! Its almost like Facebook for recruiting. It is very intuitive for what it does and offers to the administrator and end user. The applicant tracking system is very easy to use and goes the extra mile with automation and thoughtfulness concerning on-boarding and then " flowing" into the core HRIS. The BHR system was chosen by a previous HR professional that clearly had a recruiting bias. Although important, more vetting should have been done to make a sound choice for long term success regarding the needs of a small to mid-size business.

Cons: Beyond what I described above there is limited functionality without also purchasing and integrating other systems through a "bolt-on" approach. By "Bolt-on" I mean that BHR will not automate between the core HR system of BHR and a timekeeping system, a payroll system, benefits administration system, leave administration system. The ability to have a robust system is possible but is not practical or cost effective with BambooHR. In order to get a full platform, covering the full life cycle of and employee, through BHR, a business would have to pay upwards of 30-40 dollars per employee per month. Simply put other options are available and far more robust with better long term results for less money- See my review of APS Payroll for an example.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/28
Chris G.
Owner
Education Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    1/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/22

"Worst HR Company Provider EVER!"

Comments: Since moving to their new Payroll service (Trax Payroll) BambooHR has been in the business of keeping us from HR compliance and has made processing payroll much more time consuming and frustrating. All with a lack of professional and effective customer support. They have mishandled payroll taxes, W-2's and account access once we notified them of changing to a better HR management solution. This has truly been a nightmare that won't end.

Pros: The software does have some nice features like Performance Management.

Cons: The worst payroll software in history! Sold me a bill of goods that everything was integrated, however, they use a remote link which is clunky and extremely frustrating to use unless everything is "just right". Do your research - there is better out there along with excellent customer support. I had to manually add employee PTO each pay period as their system was not integrated with their Payroll software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/22
Verified Reviewer
Executive Director
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/16

"Great HR Information System for medium size business"

Comments: Moved all employment contract management online, leave management, onboarding, offboarding, personal details maintenance through self serve functionality, process workflows and performance management.

Pros: Modern HR information system with great broad feature set for medium size businesses. Excellent for leave management, request, approval and tracking.

Cons: Is based out of the US and orientation is by default to US customers. Works for Australia customers but is a bit short on handling contractors, more permanent focused, and support hours do not cover Australia timezone which has caused some issues.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/16
Emily M.
Controller
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/30

"This software makes our lives so much easier!"

Comments: We implemented Bamboo upon reaching over 50 employees and realizing that we couldn't manage our HR on paper/Excel anymore. We use it for applicant tracking, work flow (onboarding, offboarding, changes, etc), PTO tracking, and performance management. It's saved us many, many labor hours by automating our processes.

Pros: Bamboo is extremely user friendly. Even the Admin features are easy to use.

Cons: Nothing. When we first implemented, there were some features we would have liked to have, like more approvers on forms. We passed those suggestions on to Bamboo and eventually those features were added.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/30