Zenefits

Who Uses Zenefits?

Zenefits serves SMBs of all sizes; from 1 to 5 employees, to businesses with 1000+ employees.

What Is Zenefits?

Zenefits is a SaaS cloud-based HR platform that helps small and mid-sized companies empower their workforce, manage change and stay compliant. Zenefits' People Platform delivers the most comprehensive, intuitive HR experience in the market. Its HR, Benefits, Payroll and Performance apps combine with advisory services and integrated partner apps to radically simplify HR administration reducing paperwork and complexity so companies can focus on starting, running and growing their businesses.

Zenefits Details

Zenefits

http://www.zenefits.com/

Founded 2012

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US$4,00/month
US$35,00/month
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Zenefits deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

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

Training

  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Zenefits Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Biometrics
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
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  • Benefits Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Compliance Management
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  • Configurable Workflow
  • Controls Audit
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Environmental Compliance
  • FDA Compliance
  • Forms Management
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • ISO Compliance
  • Incident Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Policy Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Risk Alerts
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Security Auditing
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Remediation Management
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  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
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  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
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  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
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  • Employee Handbook
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  • Job Description Management
  • Learning Management
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  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
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Zenefits Reviews

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Overall rating

4,2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,4
Customer Service 3,8
Features 4,1
Value for Money 4,1

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Shae J.
Human Resources Director
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/16

"Seamless low-cost solution for small to mid-sized companies that kills busy work"

Comments: -Paperless onboarding/offboarding to support a remote workforce -Integrations with existing ATS, removing the needs for duplicate data entry -Digital document storage, allowing us to digitize all employee files. No more paper! -Time off tracking: Automatic rating to managers for review and approval of all time off requests while keeping the HR team aware of team schedules. Transparent reporting to have conversations with employees regarding the time off trends (% of unplanned versus planned time off). Time off solution also supports Prop 206 mandated sick leave. -Health insurance platform that allows for the execution of open enrollment, qualifying life events and new hire enrollments for all lines of coverage (med, dent, vision, life and disability). HSA app built in to allow employees to review available balances and submit out of pocket expenses. -ACA compliance: Built into existing subscription model that allows for ACA reporting, submission to IRS and 1094/1095 creation without the need for an accountant or an expensive solution. -Business intelligence: Real-time standard and customized reporting. I use this solution heavily as a federal contractor to execute our annual affirmative action reporting.

Pros: With a solution like Zenefits, I have managed to reduce the HR budget year-over-year while going 100% paperless. The integration with our applicant tracking system allows me to push data seamlessly from my mobile device directly to Zenefits to extend an offer, wherever, whenever. I am no longer chained to the constraints of my desk, which is critical for an HR team of one. Easily the most comprehensive solution in the market (at this price point) that addresses onboarding/offboarding, automated and customized email triggers to employees, time and attendance, insurance, aca compliance, reporting (standard and custom) and a multitude of integrations. Since becoming a client over 2 years ago, I have gone to market year-over-year, and haven't found a solution that is comparable. Zenefits kills the busy work and allows me to dedicate time to our employees and driving meaningful initiatives, restructuring the experience with HR to being a partnership versus an administrative burden.

Cons: I would love it if the custom email triggers were built out with greater functionality. Right now I highly utilize this tool but I see the opportunity for additional growth. The site should have a support number listed in the event of an outage. Right now you can only access support if you are logged into the dashboard.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/16
Jennifer N.
Director of Operations
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/11/13

"Life Saver"

Comments: Time Saved! Compliance is always taken care of...not much to worry about.

Pros: Zenefits was a life saver for me! Everything was done manually before Zenefits so the amount of time is saved was amazing. The ease of use is incredible and I love the reporting capabilities.

Cons: Support response can be slow, especially for tax items

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/11/13
Kathleen T.
Director of Finance
Printing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/07

"Very Poor Customer Support"

Comments: Very frustrating and a lot of time wasted.

Pros: Ease of use is good and Digital app for the employees is very helpful. Saves HR time in updating information because employees can do it themselves from their phone app.

Cons: Very poor customer support. Limited update and communication. I have open cases that are still open. Account rep is very nice but there's nothing he can do. If I talk to a live technical rep, they often give varying opinions, so it's confusing. Uploading renewal of Benefits package too cumbersome and I have been asking for someone to walk me through and I never got any response. They close the case when it's even resolved. After sales support is really very bad and that's where it's most needed.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/07
Tiersa J.
Operatons
Automotive, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/17

"Stay Away - save yourself the headache, it's not worth the hype."

Comments: I regret doing business with them. Even though I knew I was signing a year contract, and after many attempts at getting our taxes properly filed I felt I had enough valid issues and things we had been promised that they did not follow through on but they refused to let us out of our contract. We ended up switching mid year [which is not ideal] to another vendor and we had to pay the remainder of our contract to Zenefits even though we didn't use them for the last 8 months. Even the tax issues that we were still dealing with months later it was really difficult to find an email address to send to support to get our tax issue fixed - once you tell them you don't want to process your payroll through them they cut you off and you can't call the fake number either. It's been horrible and I am OVERJOYED THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THEM. The only reason I left the vendor BEFORE them was because we had outgrown them, we needed more features and functionality than they could provide. We have since moved on to better.

Pros: Very little. We signed a year contract, and switched after 4 months because we had so many legal and tax issues that they caused.

Cons: 1. The set up process was a nightmare - it took weeks because the system kept saying a certain part was done and a week later I would get an URGENT email that that part still had to be completed.
2. Several items I was guaranteed at sign up - and I have in writing - for pricing and functionality, were later denied to us. Providing proof of what we were told provided no further help.
3. There is no "real" phone number. You can call tech support, but all they will say is they will have "that department email you within XX number of hours" Many times it was up to a week, and often the issue was not resolved because no matter how we explained it they didn't understand the issue. And all support is handled through email no matter what, even if a phone call would SAVE HOURS OF TIME!
4. The pre- and post-tax items were entered into the system, come to find out they didn't classify them properly so the taxes were not calculated correctly.
5. The FEDERAL and STATE TAXES were filed incorrectly and we had tax notices from both that we owed money past due, then we ended up getting a small refund because one was paid twice. The state taxes for the first quarter of the year were NOT FILED AT ALL, even though they told me they had done so.
6. The tax reports are NOT AVAILABLE in your portal, you have to specifically request them - this to me makes no sense.
7. There is more but this will do for now.

Vendor Response

by Zenefits on 2020/03/04

Sad to hear your experience was less than ideal Tiersa. We will use your feedback to improve training and the user experience.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/17
Nadia A.
Recruiter
Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/03

"Zenefits for Healthcare Recruiting and HR"

Comments: It's been average, nothing incredible but not sub-par.

Pros: It's pretty straightforward and not difficult to use. The pages I need are accessible at all times and I haven't had any serious issues.

Cons: Customer service is slow in terms of issue resolution, sometimes it can be glitchy. The layout is not impressive and a bit underwhelming. Not the most user friendly software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/03