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131 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

Rippling

Rippling is fantastic for a growing startup or an organization that includes a lot of manual to digital operational efforts, cutting them down and reducing the time as well. Some of the features, once set up, make the HR's life very seamless and day-to-day tasks very easy to execute with consistent and accurate information. However, I wouldn't recommend for a small company to use it if it has less complexity in terms of its employees, insurance policies, etc. We use it for various types of employees, from interns to consultants to C-level executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.8
Rippling
8.5
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
7.9
Rippling
8.0
Employment history
BambooHR
8.5
Rippling
8.0
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Rippling
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.6
Rippling
8.5
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.6
Rippling
9.7
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.0
Rippling
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
6.9
Rippling
8.0

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.6
Rippling
8.6
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.6
Rippling
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.3
Rippling
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.9
Rippling
7.7
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.1
Rippling
9.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.1
Rippling
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.2
Rippling
9.0
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
Rippling
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.7
Rippling
8.3
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.0
Rippling
8.3
Balance details
BambooHR
8.6
Rippling
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.4
Rippling
8.3

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.2
Rippling
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.9
Rippling
8.7
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.4
Rippling
9.7
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.1
Rippling
8.0
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.2
Rippling
8.0
View job history
BambooHR
8.6
Rippling
9.5

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.5
Rippling
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.5
Rippling
7.0

HR Reporting

BambooHR
7.5
Rippling
7.8
Report builder
BambooHR
7.4
Rippling
7.7
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.5
Rippling
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.5
Rippling
7.7

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.0
Rippling
8.3
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.0
Rippling
8.5
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Rippling
8.0

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.2
Rippling
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
7.3
Rippling
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
7.0
Rippling
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Rippling
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Rippling
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Rippling
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.3
Rippling
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.7
Rippling

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

Rippling

  • Rippling has a great applicant tracking system so that no one gets lost in the shuffle.
  • Any change in payroll and benefits is almost automatic and easy to do.
  • Two Factor Authentication helps me feel safe, secure, and it's simple.
  • Rippling is a one stop shop for payroll, HR, and information technology.
Sara Yaseen | 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

Rippling

  • Honestly, it's the most inclusive HR program that I have used to date. It's easy to login with your Gmail account, so you never have to remember the password if you're logged into your email!
  • The ease of use is incredible as well as it flows you through the tasks you need to complete. I love it; no improvements here.
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

Rippling

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

Rippling

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

Rippling

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

Rippling

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

Rippling

Once onboarded, the process is seamless. We love how it unifies everything the HR and admin prefer without unnecessary hassles, maintaining documents and files across the organization. It also has some really well-built and robust integrations, which made our lives simpler. Overall the product is very reliable and just works when executed.
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

Rippling

  • It has helped to automate my HR workstreams.
  • It frees up more time for me to work on other ops assignments.
  • It is one platforms that stores everything.
Sara Yaseen | 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

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rippling

General

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

Rippling Editions & Modules

Edition
Recommended$8.001
  1. starting price per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For additional pricing details visit: https://www.rippling.com/pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.5
Rippling
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Rippling

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
Rippling

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Rippling

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Rippling

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