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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

It is well-suited for medium to large sized companies who need to keep benefits, data, employee info, and more all in one safe and clean place. It may be less appropriate for teams that don't need this sort of data on a daily basis. It is definitely an "internal-use only" tool from what I can tell.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.0
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.3
Employment history
BambooHR
8.3
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.0
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.4
Organization and location management
BambooHR
7.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.1

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.2
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.4
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
7.8
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
9.0
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.3

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.9
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.0
Balance details
BambooHR
9.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.7

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.8
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.8
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
7.7
Employee recognition
BambooHR
7.9
View job history
BambooHR
8.3

Asset Management

BambooHR
8.8
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
8.8

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.0
Report builder
BambooHR
8.4
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.8

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.5

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
7.9
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
7.8
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.0
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.7

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.1
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.3
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.0
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.3
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.4
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
7.6

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.1
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.0
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.2
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.4
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.3
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
7.7
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7

Pros

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.
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Cons

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.
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Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The fact that I could jump in for the first time ever using BambooHR and figure out how to use the system within minutes makes for a high usability rating.
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Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

The only other systems I have used where internal intranets where they were a custom build and not purchased from anyone. Compared to BambooHR they were very poor. The usability was bad, they lacked key features and they were not widely adopted by the company that I worked for. BambooHR is a great central HR hub.
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Return on Investment

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.
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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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