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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

Core HR

No answer on this topic is available.

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.9
Core HR
8.0
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
7.9
Core HR
8.0
Employment history
BambooHR
8.3
Core HR
9.0
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Core HR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.8
Core HR
9.0
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.7
Core HR
5.0
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.2
Core HR
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
7.1
Core HR
9.0

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.3
Core HR
8.8
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.4
Core HR
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.1
Core HR
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.0
Core HR
7.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
7.9
Core HR
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
7.9
Core HR
9.0
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Core HR
7.7
Approval workflow
BambooHR
8.8
Core HR
7.0
Balance details
BambooHR
8.4
Core HR
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.3
Core HR
8.0

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.2
Core HR
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.6
Core HR
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.5
Core HR
9.0
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.1
Core HR
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.1
Core HR
9.0
View job history
BambooHR
8.6
Core HR
9.0

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.7
Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.7
Core HR

HR Reporting

BambooHR
7.3
Core HR
10.0
Report builder
BambooHR
7.2
Core HR
10.0
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.5
Core HR
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.4
Core HR

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.1
Core HR
8.0
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.2
Core HR
8.0
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Core HR
8.0

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
6.7
Core HR
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
6.5
Core HR
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
7.1
Core HR
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
6.1
Core HR
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.1
Core HR

Performance Management

BambooHR
7.4
Core HR
7.5
Performance plans
BambooHR
7.5
Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
7.2
Core HR
6.0
Review status tracking
BambooHR
7.6
Core HR
8.0
Review reminders
BambooHR
7.8
Core HR
8.0
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.1
Core HR
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.2
Core HR
Candidate search
BambooHR
7.3
Core HR
Candidate development
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.0
Core HR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
6.9
Core HR
7.0
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Core HR
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Core HR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Core HR
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.6
Core HR
8.0

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

Core HR

  • Core HR manages our PTO well. It allows users to access their accruals and requests.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | 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

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

Core HR is not as robust and does not allow the same functionality but does provide similar functionality based on the size of our organization.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | 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

Core HR

  • Still to new to determine.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | 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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Core HR

General

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

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