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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Compas

Compas is the perfect tool to track and post jobs, also a great tool to track and follow up on candidates. It is also a great way of getting metrics for the recruiter's performance. It has to improve their payroll tools and integration. It is hard to follow up on markups and pay rates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.8
Compas
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
7.9
Compas
Employment history
BambooHR
8.4
Compas
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Compas
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.7
Compas
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.6
Compas
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.0
Compas
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
6.9
Compas

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.6
Compas
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.7
Compas
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.3
Compas
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.9
Compas
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.1
Compas
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.1
Compas
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.1
Compas
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
Compas

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.6
Compas
Approval workflow
BambooHR
8.9
Compas
Balance details
BambooHR
8.6
Compas
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.4
Compas

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.3
Compas
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.9
Compas
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.5
Compas
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.1
Compas
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.2
Compas
View job history
BambooHR
8.7
Compas

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.4
Compas
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.4
Compas

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.0
Compas
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.1
Compas
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Compas

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
7.0
Compas
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
6.7
Compas
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
7.3
Compas
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
6.4
Compas
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.4
Compas

Performance Management

BambooHR
7.5
Compas
Performance plans
BambooHR
7.5
Compas
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
7.3
Compas
Review status tracking
BambooHR
7.8
Compas
Review reminders
BambooHR
7.9
Compas
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
7.3
Compas

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.1
Compas
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
7.0
Compas
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.1
Compas
Candidate search
BambooHR
7.2
Compas
Candidate development
BambooHR
7.0
Compas

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.1
Compas
8.5
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
7.2
Compas
10.0
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Compas
10.0
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Compas
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Compas
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Compas
7.0
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Compas
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.7
Compas
8.0
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
Compas
8.0
Resume Management
BambooHR
Compas
9.0
Candidate Search
BambooHR
Compas
8.0
Collaboration
BambooHR
Compas
9.0
Task Creation and Delegation
BambooHR
Compas
8.0
Email Templates
BambooHR
Compas
9.0
User Permissions
BambooHR
Compas
7.0
Reporting
BambooHR
Compas
9.0

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Compas

  • Integration with Gmail really helps us track messages between candidates and keep tabs of all our pipelines.
  • The resume parsing feature is really great and does a pretty accurate job of pulling the data from candidate resumes so that uploading new applicants is quick and easy.
  • The offer letter approval process feature that is built in is a great way for us to systemize the approval of offers and make sure it funnels into the appropriate channels.
Josephine Law | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sonny Spencer, ACA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Compas

  • It doesn't allow for much control on changes that are done. All employees have access to modify other employees information, it has an audit trail and would show who made the changes and what the previous information was even if these are easily fixed situations. It has led to confusion with the misuse of some of the employees in our company.
  • It should have better integration with more payroll systems. They are currently offering some integration but it is not possible to fully integrate unless the payroll system is part of the compatible ones.
  • When a candidate applies from Indeed or any other job search engine, their resume tend to be modified and some dates get into the wrong places, so their parsing system should get some improvement, or at least allow to update the file that has been uploaded.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Compas

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Compas

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 26 answers
The support for implementation of the platform was excellent with a very simple and hassle-free rollout. Internally, there has been great support for it from management and to-date most people seem to use it without any notable complaints. Ongoing tech support is fine, but to be honest there is little to go wrong so we have had little need for it.
John Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Compas

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Compas

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Compas

Compas has a cleaner interface than the other ATSs . It doesn't look clunky. That being said system is that not intuitive. But once you learn it, it works pretty well. We picked Compas because of the Gmail integration. Gmail/Google is a big part of the system we run on and having Compass feed into that [is as well].
Josephine Law | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Compas

  • Having the ability to post as many ads as possible for a fixed price each month is a great way of strongly staffing without spending the extra money. We used to spend more money a month when we used to post in Zip-recruiter directly.
  • It stores a lot of good functions to make sure each employee in our branches is doing the different calls and follow-ups they need to be doing daily, and it has helped the company improve personnel performance to 30%.
  • The Company has centralized all the employees' info into one system and it allows to improve the response and the times in response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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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Compas

General

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

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