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129 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Employee Navigator

Employee Navigator is well suited to introduce the beginning of an HRIS to the organisation. There are excellent features for management to keep track of employee numbers and assets. Employee Navigator is not so well suited as an employee hub. I think the next step here would be to evolve into a directory service that users can use to look up their coworkers' strengths and other work-related attributes.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.4
Employee Navigator
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.4
Employee Navigator

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.0
Employee Navigator
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.1
Employee Navigator
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Employee Navigator

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.1
Employee Navigator
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
7.2
Employee Navigator
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Employee Navigator
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Employee Navigator
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Employee Navigator
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Employee Navigator
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Employee Navigator
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.7
Employee Navigator

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

Employee Navigator

  • On-Boarding -- you key in a few pieces of information, submit, and then in a few minutes, the new hire receives an email with login information.
  • Mobile Friendly.
  • The system notifies you when someone makes changes, so you can review and approve.
  • Very easy to navigate through the system.
Anonymous | 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

Employee Navigator

  • It is a great stand alone product. We would like it to tie into a more robust HR solution and communicate with payroll.
  • Initially there are a lot of features that are turned off, I like to know what a program is capable of so I can be more strategic in implementing a solution.
  • Having a broker in the middle is both good and bad.
Andrew Crosby | 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

Employee Navigator

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

Employee Navigator

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

Employee Navigator

Employee Navigator 9.0
Based on 1 answer
So far, we have had very little reason to call in to Employee Navigator support. Our team who works with them have found it easy and simple to work with them when needed. They aren't able to work on much or divulge how the system works internally, nor what's on the roadmap, but it is still helpful to have timely confirmation.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Employee Navigator

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

Employee Navigator

Employee Navigator allows us to customize the users experience and build in options that fit our business/clients needs
Robert Church | 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

Employee Navigator

  • Very positive impact on the employees -- open enrollment is a breeze! No more paper, and the dependent information is already there, they just have to make updates.
  • From the employer side, you can print off the changes and key them into payroll -- everything is in one place, and so easy to use.
  • The CFO is happy with the no cost, and less downtime with people asking about benefits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Employee Navigator

Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

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

* company size

Employee Navigator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.5
Employee Navigator
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Employee Navigator

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
Employee Navigator

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Employee Navigator
9.0

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Employee Navigator

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