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Score 8.1 out of 100

Zenefits

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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

Zenefits

I can't think of any business owner who wants to take something that is a headache and turn it into a bigger header with added costs. If you are looking for pain, frustration, anger, and some late fees from tax authorities, you've found the right product!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.9
Employee demographic data
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.8
Employment history
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.7
Job profiles and administration
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.2
Organizational charting
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.9
Organization and location management
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.7

Payroll Management

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.4
Pay calculation
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.1
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.4
Direct deposit files
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.1
Salary revision and increment management
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.6
Reimbursement management
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.9
Approval workflow
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.4
Balance details
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.8

Employee Self Service

Bamboo
Zenefits
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Bamboo
Zenefits
8.5
Update personal information
Bamboo
Zenefits
8.5
View company policy documentation
Bamboo
Zenefits
8.0
Employee recognition
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.7
View job history
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.9

Asset Management

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.4

HR Reporting

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.9
Report builder
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.7
Pre-built reports
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.7

Onboarding

Bamboo
Zenefits
7.2
New hire portal
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.8
Manager tracking tools
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.5

Performance and Goals

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.4
Corporate goal setting
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.4
Individual goal setting
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.6
Line-of sight-visibility
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.1
Performance tracking
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.6

Performance Management

Bamboo
Zenefits
5.9
Performance plans
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.8
Performance improvement plans
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.7
Review status tracking
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.1
Review reminders
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.3
Multiple review frequency
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.8

Succession Planning

Bamboo
Zenefits
7.0
Create succession plans/pools
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.9
Candidate ranking
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.9
Candidate search
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.8
Candidate development
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.4

Recruiting / ATS

Bamboo
Zenefits
6.6
Job Requisition Management
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.4
Company Website Posting
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.9
Job Search Site Posting
Bamboo
Zenefits
5.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.6
Applicant Tracking
Bamboo
Zenefits
6.6
Notifications and Alerts
Bamboo
Zenefits
7.5

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

Zenefits

  • Simple platform for running payroll. It is easy to adjust pay, see deductions, reimburse employees, manage bonuses, etc. It takes literally 5 minutes or less to run payroll - which is huge.
  • Zenefits has a great system for getting new employees on boarded with the employee handbook, financial stuff, legal employment verification, and more. Makes it so that I can be a little more hand-off during that process.
  • Zenefits does a great job of reminding me if there are things coming up like benefits renewal, or legally mandated updates to renewing our employee handbook, new tax laws, etc. - so that I don't feel like there are important things slipping through the cracks.
Erin Leonard | 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

Zenefits

  • Support is a little bit tricky - they always get back, but isn't the most intuitive support as you have to go through a list of preset options for what you are wanting to contact them about
  • No support for 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zenefits

Zenefits 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We've already renewed after our first year with Zenefits due to the cost savings, ease of administration, reduction in overhead required to perform HR functions, and the employees happily embracing and liking the software. I've found employees generally hate anything new, but we've had no complaints about Zenefits outside the first few weeks of getting used to it.
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

Zenefits

Zenefits 8.9
Based on 28 answers
It's extremely user friendly and customer service is super helpful. The app needed help a while back but it has greatly improved. There were issues with files being cut off, and when I was onboarded, it actually cut my offer letter off hiding important information. Since then, it's been fixed so they are continually improving.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bamboo

Bamboo 7.8
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.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zenefits

Zenefits 7.3
Based on 46 answers
Zenefits support staff and employees are great at what they do. They are friendly and extremely helpful. Questions and concerns submitted are always responded to in a timely manner. The explanations are thoughtful and quickly resolve the issues. If a solution can not be ready fixed they will work diligently until it’s resolved in full
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bamboo

Bamboo's ability to integrate with Bitbucket and Jira (the other two key systems we use) pretty much sealed the deal on our decision to choose Bamboo over other alternatives. Being able to map every build result back to the relevant code changes and Jira issues are just too valuable for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zenefits

Zenefits hads a range of integrations to other programs and services that we already used that made it easy to build into our day to day. Customer service has improved in the two years we've been a customer and their focus on improving employee experience won me over from other options
Anonymous | 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

Zenefits

  • California Meal Break Violations cost a full hour of each employees pay rate. If an employee clocks in 1 minute early it costs us at least 10.50 (minimum wage Ca, 15.00 in Los Angeles) which adds up quickly. We had 37 meal break violations when we first rolled it out. They need to add a feature that disallows them to clock in ahead of 30 minutes, or add a feature that shows them how long they've been on break.
Brittany Martin, PHRca | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bamboo

General

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

Bamboo Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zenefits

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$8*

* per employee per month

Zenefits Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$81
Growth$141
Zen$211
  1. per employee/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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