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45 Ratings
Top Rated
125 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

15Five is for any size/type department or individual who has annual, quarterly and even weekly goal setting as a component of their performance evaluation. Whether it is a base salary only compensation model, or a base plus commission compensation model- it fits across roles, industries and diverse organizations
Mindy Farr | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

First of all, BambooHR is not cost-effective if you do not have a lot of processes that you are looking to streamline. In short, you need to examine what you are currently doing and determine whether BambooHR has an equivalent process that can replace it and help make things smoother. Mid-size companies might have better success with BambooHR given the cost, as well, but smaller companies can manage if the budget is there. If you're looking to provide more self-serve options to employees and free up your HR team/individual to do more on the strategy and development side of HR, BambooHR can definitely help with that. Ultimately, you need to consider the ROI on BambooHR and whether its implementation will provide the right amount of benefits to justify the change overall, which may be harder than it sounds in some cases.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
8.4
BambooHR
6.7
Corporate goal setting
15Five
7.9
BambooHR
6.5
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
8.6
BambooHR
Individual goal setting
15Five
9.2
BambooHR
7.1
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
8.2
BambooHR
6.1
Performance tracking
15Five
8.2
BambooHR
7.1

Performance Management

15Five
8.2
BambooHR
7.4
Performance plans
15Five
8.8
BambooHR
7.5
Plan weighting
15Five
6.8
BambooHR
Manager note taking
15Five
9.1
BambooHR
Performance improvement plans
15Five
8.0
BambooHR
7.2
Review status tracking
15Five
8.6
BambooHR
7.6
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
6.6
BambooHR
Review reminders
15Five
9.1
BambooHR
7.8
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.7
BambooHR
Multiple review frequency
15Five
8.9
BambooHR
7.0
Reporting
15Five
8.7
BambooHR

Human Resource Management

15Five
BambooHR
7.9
Employee demographic data
15Five
BambooHR
7.9
Employment history
15Five
BambooHR
8.3
Job profiles and administration
15Five
BambooHR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
15Five
BambooHR
7.8
Organizational charting
15Five
BambooHR
7.7
Organization and location management
15Five
BambooHR
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
15Five
BambooHR
7.1

Payroll Management

15Five
BambooHR
7.3
Pay calculation
15Five
BambooHR
7.4
Support for external payroll vendors
15Five
BambooHR
7.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
15Five
BambooHR
6.1
Benefit plan administration
15Five
BambooHR
8.0
Direct deposit files
15Five
BambooHR
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
15Five
BambooHR
7.9
Reimbursement management
15Five
BambooHR
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

15Five
BambooHR
8.5
Approval workflow
15Five
BambooHR
8.8
Balance details
15Five
BambooHR
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
15Five
BambooHR
8.3

Employee Self Service

15Five
BambooHR
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
15Five
BambooHR
7.6
Update personal information
15Five
BambooHR
8.5
View company policy documentation
15Five
BambooHR
8.1
Employee recognition
15Five
BambooHR
8.1
View job history
15Five
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

15Five
BambooHR
6.7
Tracking of all physical assets
15Five
BambooHR
6.7

HR Reporting

15Five
BambooHR
7.3
Report builder
15Five
BambooHR
7.2
Pre-built reports
15Five
BambooHR
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
15Five
BambooHR
7.4

Onboarding

15Five
BambooHR
8.1
New hire portal
15Five
BambooHR
8.1
Manager tracking tools
15Five
BambooHR
8.0

Succession Planning

15Five
BambooHR
7.1
Create succession plans/pools
15Five
BambooHR
7.0
Candidate ranking
15Five
BambooHR
7.2
Candidate search
15Five
BambooHR
7.3
Candidate development
15Five
BambooHR
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

15Five
BambooHR
7.0
Job Requisition Management
15Five
BambooHR
6.9
Company Website Posting
15Five
BambooHR
6.9
Publish to Social Media
15Five
BambooHR
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
15Five
BambooHR
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
15Five
BambooHR
6.9
Applicant Tracking
15Five
BambooHR
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
15Five
BambooHR
7.6

Pros

15Five

  • The Pulse Check feature is both easy to use and allows staff and management to gauge how team health is.
  • The metric and key performance tools are very well designed.
  • Automated reminders and reporting are great features.
  • I find the customer services to be best in class.
Jono Anzalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • Helpful homepage that includes lots of useful information at a glance. I especially like the "Who's Out" section which shows photos of all the employees not in the office. Because we are a global company with lots of offices in different time zones, it's essential to know who's on vacation for communication purposes.
  • The interface is very user friendly. The functionality felt intuitive the first time I used it: I instantly knew how to request time off, look up other employees, etc.
  • The employee directory is very useful. It displays everyone's title, photo, LinkedIn, contact info, etc. It's easy to search by name, title, department, etc. and to create custom filters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

15Five

  • Questions are repetitive weekly, though this may be a function of our administrator, and not the platform itself. Answering the same questions every 2 weeks is an awful lot like the movie Groundhog day.
  • Give employees at all levels visibility into the "How are you feeling" score to get a pulse on the entire company at once.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • I found the playform not so intuitive when it came to customizing user role permissions. Again, I had no formal training, so I suspect this is more user inexperience vs a system issue.
  • Very minor, but to access the main company calendar you have to hover over a particular section of the homepage. Employees would often struggle to find this.
  • I honestly cannot think of anything else. It really is a well thought out and designed platform.
Sonny Spencer, ACA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

15Five

15Five 9.7
Based on 3 answers
This program is the absolute best I've ever used in 30 years with organizations. Not only do I enjoy being a user and "filling it out" every week- but I would personally buy it if available for goal tracking in my personal life I love it that much!
Mindy Farr | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I like the fact that they keep sending you new information and keep you up to date to interesting Human Resource subjects of what's happening on the market . It is also a very dynamic and "young" platform with easy to read materials. the website, the colors and the front used is also very attractive and make the overall product very desirable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

15Five

15Five 9.6
Based on 3 answers
It's very simple to use - not overly complicated. You wouldn't need training to use. There are some features I never use because I don't understand -- like one on ones. However we use without and still find a lot of value in it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.4
Based on 3 answers
Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
Chris Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

15Five

15Five 8.6
Based on 30 answers
The 15Five support team is amazing. They were always willing to speak with me when I did something wrong in the system and never had a harsh or placing judgment tone in their voices. They respond quickly and promptly and allowed me to learn something new each time I cross lines with them. I am thankful for their knowledge and customer service they shared with me when I needed it.
Ty Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 26 answers
  • We had had an overall good experience; however, when there have been a handful of times when errors occurred in reports after payroll processing, and it has sometimes been difficult to get responses from support promptly.
  • We had a significant issue with 1099 processing as there was a printing error on Bamboo's side; however, despite our reaching out to check the status, the rep communicated a timeline that was not met. We were not contacted until the day before the IRS deadline that our 1099's were not printed and would not be processed in time. This specific situation has caused us to prepare our 1099's in the future either internally or through another party.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

15Five

15Five 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very helpful webinar training. They answer questions, the slides are all very helpful, and they send you the presentation once the webinar is complete so that you can share with your team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

No score
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Implementation Rating

15Five

15Five 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

15Five

Visually 15Five blows Yammer out of the water! Yammer was easy to use as well, but it felt very difficult to get on to and was not single sign-on when we were using it. 15Five allows for easy login with single sing on feature and has less "clicks" to get to where I need to be on the program. I also love the app way more than Yammer!
Amanda Hodgin | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

15Five

  • 15Five opened up many discussions for issues/challenges in the workplace that wasn't available in meetings/during projects/in other capacities.
  • 15Five has opened the door to creative ideas that became projects and improvements.
  • 15Five improved culture by allowing team members in other departments see what others are doing/feeling, making us feel as one company
Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • The less time our employees need to go to HR for questions and requests, the faster we are able to move and get things done which allow for people to continue working on their day to day jobs. We have insight into when people will be in and out of the office and can schedule things accordingly. All around insight into employee information is fantastic. Great product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

15Five

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

15Five Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$71
Plus$141
PerformanceCustom Pricing
  1. per person/per month
Additional Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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* company size

BambooHR Editions & Modules

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