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Top Rated
127 Ratings
Top Rated
128 Ratings
Top Rated
127 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse helped my team to figure out the best and the most needed person to put into right place. it helped to figure out the group of candidate and their specialization .it not only helped the team to figure the person for the current opening but also to save some of the potential candidates for future vacancies .
Raveena Thakur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.4
Greenhouse
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.4
Greenhouse

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.1
Greenhouse
8.6
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
7.2
Greenhouse
8.8
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Greenhouse
8.9
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Greenhouse
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Greenhouse
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Greenhouse
8.1
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Greenhouse
9.2
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.7
Greenhouse
8.4
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.7
Resume Management
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.2
Candidate Search
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.6
Collaboration
BambooHR
Greenhouse
9.2
Task Creation and Delegation
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.2
Email Templates
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.3
User Permissions
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.8
Reporting
BambooHR
Greenhouse
8.2

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

Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse job listings look neat and are very user-friendly. As an applicant, I always appreciated that Greenhouse job listings looked uniform, contained all the information I needed, and made applications simple. This is helpful on the other side of the hiring process too.
  • I really like the dashboard. It's clean and makes it super easy to make referrals, see upcoming interviews, and view/share jobs.
  • The interview scorecards are great. Thorough without taking too much time to fill out, and strikes the right balance of structure (yes/no questions, number ratings, etc.) and open-endedness (short answers).
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

Greenhouse

  • Once I submitted a Scorecard for a candidate after an interview, I had a hard time finding that scorecard again in order to make an edit. I would like to have an option to view scorecard written by me on my dashboard.
  • I wish the software's setup provided more of a structure to help small companies that may not have a fully cooked HR department yet with guidance and guidelines on how to conduct a thorough candidate review and a bias free interview. There are other HR/recruiting software out there that helps its customers by providing best practices in performance reviews and recruiting that are reflected in the tools design and functionality.
  • Great product but minimal support past sales and onboarding and the high cost can be a hard sell for small companies.
Paula X. Smith | 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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best tool I have used for this purpose
Jonathan Baird | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Greenhouse

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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse 8.7
Based on 16 answers
I have never needed to call Greenhouse for support. I am not the primary account holder, nor do I use Greenhouse enough to merit calling support. I delegate that responsibility to the Recruiting team. They have never mentioned any experience with Greenhouse technical support, either bad or good. I would assume that they would tell me if the support was poor.
Anonymous | 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

Greenhouse

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

Greenhouse

ICIMS is not as user friendly and does not offer as many reporting functions as Greenhouse. I also found that Greenhouse is more unique in that you can collaborate much more effectively than ICIMS. It is easy to tag your partners within Greenhouse in that it reflects in your email as well and tracks the conversation with both interviewers and candidates.
Anonymous | 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

Greenhouse

  • I work at a fast-growing PR agency and we are always hiring for positions. It's often difficult to find good candidates for our niche field, and employee referrals are often the best way to get good candidates that fit within our culture. This makes it much easier to refer employees, especially when there are so many open positions.
Tanner Walters | 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
Call for Quote*

* company size

Greenhouse

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.5
Greenhouse
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Greenhouse
10.0

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
Greenhouse

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Greenhouse
8.7

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Greenhouse

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