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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bamboo

If you value integration over cost, Bamboo is clearly the way to go. It offers tight integration to the rest of the Atlassian suite, and when you need traceability from issue to build, Atlassian is the right way to go. However, if you find yourself needing to save on costs, you may consider taking an approach of rolling your own build system with open source alternatives, such as Jenkins, if you don't [mind] putting in a little extra elbow grease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

After being with TriNet for a year, I can see how they have helped us as a small business. Even though I know that we are not a large revenue producing company for them, they don't treat us any different. I get the same support as I would get if we were a multi-billion dollar company
Steve Humphries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Bamboo
TriNet
7.8
Employee demographic data
Bamboo
TriNet
8.4
Employment history
Bamboo
TriNet
8.4
Job profiles and administration
Bamboo
TriNet
7.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Bamboo
TriNet
7.9
Organizational charting
Bamboo
TriNet
6.9
Organization and location management
Bamboo
TriNet
7.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Bamboo
TriNet
7.9

Payroll Management

Bamboo
TriNet
8.3
Pay calculation
Bamboo
TriNet
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Bamboo
TriNet
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Bamboo
TriNet
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Bamboo
TriNet
7.9
Direct deposit files
Bamboo
TriNet
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Bamboo
TriNet
8.7
Reimbursement management
Bamboo
TriNet
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Bamboo
TriNet
8.1
Approval workflow
Bamboo
TriNet
8.2
Balance details
Bamboo
TriNet
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Bamboo
TriNet
8.0

Employee Self Service

Bamboo
TriNet
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Bamboo
TriNet
8.8
Update personal information
Bamboo
TriNet
8.6
View company policy documentation
Bamboo
TriNet
8.3
Employee recognition
Bamboo
TriNet
8.4
View job history
Bamboo
TriNet
8.3

Asset Management

Bamboo
TriNet
1.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Bamboo
TriNet
1.0

HR Reporting

Bamboo
TriNet
7.5
Report builder
Bamboo
TriNet
7.4
Pre-built reports
Bamboo
TriNet
7.6
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Bamboo
TriNet
7.5

Onboarding

Bamboo
TriNet
8.4
New hire portal
Bamboo
TriNet
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Bamboo
TriNet
8.6

Performance and Goals

Bamboo
TriNet
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Bamboo
TriNet
7.9
Individual goal setting
Bamboo
TriNet
8.6
Line-of sight-visibility
Bamboo
TriNet
8.2
Performance tracking
Bamboo
TriNet
8.4

Performance Management

Bamboo
TriNet
7.2
Performance plans
Bamboo
TriNet
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Bamboo
TriNet
7.2
Review status tracking
Bamboo
TriNet
7.5
Review reminders
Bamboo
TriNet
7.0
Multiple review frequency
Bamboo
TriNet
7.2

Succession Planning

Bamboo
TriNet
7.8
Candidate ranking
Bamboo
TriNet
8.2
Candidate search
Bamboo
TriNet
7.6
Candidate development
Bamboo
TriNet
7.6

Recruiting / ATS

Bamboo
TriNet
7.7
Job Requisition Management
Bamboo
TriNet
7.9
Company Website Posting
Bamboo
TriNet
5.5
Publish to Social Media
Bamboo
TriNet
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
Bamboo
TriNet
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Bamboo
TriNet
9.1
Applicant Tracking
Bamboo
TriNet
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Bamboo
TriNet
7.8

Pros

Bamboo

  • Levels of granularity. Organization has many projects that have many build plans that have many jobs that have many tasks, etc. And branch builds allow source control branches to be built separately.
  • Versatility. I can use bamboo to manage my Java, node, or .NET build plans. I can use it to spin up Windows or Linux build agents, or install it on a Mac to build there as well.
  • Bamboo integrates with other Atlassian products like Bitbucket, Stash, JIRA, etc. If a company commits to the entire Atlassian stack then work can be tracked through the whole development lifecycle which is really useful.
Erik Bean | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

  • TriNet benefit offerings are very good. The team assigned to help with everything from plan design and cost through employee Open Enrollment is strong.
  • TriNet's platform is acceptable in today's market - there are areas in which integration could be stronger, but they are on the plus side of what we need and open to feedback and enhancements.
  • TriNet was and continues to be cost-effective. They have a straightforward, transparent method of charging for services.
Deborah Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bamboo

  • Extremely hard barrier to entry for non-backend developers
  • Blackbox makes it hard to customize functionality
  • The inability to add features without breaking core functionality
  • No cloud solution
  • Tasks cannot be put in if/else statements
  • No clear right way to form build plans
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

  • When processing payroll, I enter a nontaxable work-from-home reimbursement for each individual employee. It would be great if I could enter this one time and have it populate the whole payroll list and then just edit the ones that need changing.
LeAnn Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.5
Based on 32 answers
For all the reasons given in this review, we are highly likely to renew with TriNet, as it supports our key business objectives. Fingers crossed that TriNet will offer better options in the near future for managing independent contractors, so we can manage our entire workforce in one place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bamboo

Bamboo 6.5
Based on 2 answers
Bamboo was fairly easy to navigate but in the end it always felt as if it was developed as a bolt-on and not a true group up user interface. There were multiple ways to get to everything and the path was never the same. So it was difficult for users to really get a feel of how to use the application.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

TriNet 8.3
Based on 468 answers
It is very easy to use for inputting payroll, however it isn't as flexible as an ADP when it comes to making adjustments to employee payroll for expense reimbursements. It works great for the TriNet expense platform from both an employee and approval process. The PTO tracker is also a great tool and easy to use. Benefits renewal is also an easy process
Michael Schiavo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 6.1
Based on 12 answers
They used to be really good at this when I had a dedicated person. Now that it's a general customer service account, it's really gone downhill and I don't get responses at all sometimes
Meiyee Apple Tam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.1
Based on 12 answers
Pages load at a speed that isn't too fast or too slow. I never have to wait long, but it's not instantaneous
Meiyee Apple Tam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bamboo

Bamboo 7.7
Based on 14 answers
Atlassian support is also great for all its offerings including Bamboo. However, we feel that Bamboo does not get as much love as some of their more popular offerings such as Jira and Confluence, and it sometimes takes a bit longer for issues and feature requests to get addressed in comparison.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

TriNet 8.0
Based on 1018 answers
TriNet has an amazing team of knowledgable and helpful customer service representatives. I have confidence in the TriNet team whenever I need to reach out for assistance. From an HR perspective, I can rest easy knowing my TriNet team is there to support my agency and ensure we are covered from a compliance standpoint. On the technology side, the TriNet platform never disappoints - the system is constantly being updated and is incredibly user friendly.
Tara Lopez, M.S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.6
Based on 4 answers
it's been awhile, but I recall them being helpful. I got through a lot of it and when I needed help, they can walk me through it over the phone. It's also pretty user friendly in general at a platform. I don't really know what else to type, but they came and helped me in person and also when there was something new, they came and talked to me. They have not done that since with the new model that I hate
Meiyee Apple Tam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 5.7
Based on 4 answers
it was good, but now I haven't done much and since they changed their model, it's a lot harder to deal with. We're talking online training of the trinet platform and not the online training they provide, right? Their online training is ok, and is unfortunate that there is a totally separate model for training that costs extra when we would only watch one or two things. However, the mandatory sexual harassment training is actually pretty good, it was just a little clunky
Meiyee Apple Tam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 6.9
Based on 40 answers
When it was clear that PayChek had problems, TriNet stepped in and dealt directly with PayCheck to get the information and documents they needed in the required format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bamboo

We selected Bamboo because its capabilities to integrate with other Atlassian products specially Jira Software, Bitbucket and in some useful scenarios with Confluence. Also, we found these pros important for us: great user interface, easily agent deployment, Docker compability, simply to maintain / manage, and straightforwardly integration with different notification platforms
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

When Astrolabe was founded we used Gusto. They have a slick portal and they are significantly cheaper than TriNet (order of magnitude or more). Unfortunately, Gusto does not provide small companies (less than 5 employees) with benefits or any concrete HR services other than payroll, which dictated our switch.
El-ad David Amir | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 3.7
Based on 7 answers
For the size of our company, Trinet is perfect.
Nick Sucan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bamboo

  • It helped us achieve the Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration goals for our applications, a huge milestone that saved a lot of time for developers in making the builds and deployments and saved time for QA in running the automated tests.
  • Helped with DevOps: we moved the formal approval from the email to the system and allowed the approver to actually push the button for the production deployments.
  • Biggest positive impact of using Bamboo is that it improved our response time to customers and increased the frequency of our deliveries to them.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

TriNet

  • HR and payroll compliance has been a huge asset to us through TriNet
  • We use a fraction of the time that similar companies use to handle and process time and attendance as well as payroll and benefits.
  • Employee access to their data as well as assistance programs is a great perk.
  • Allows us to spend more time growing our company and investing in staff.
  • Cost of the services is very economical.
David Sayroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bamboo

General

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

TriNet

General

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

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