BambooHR vs. Culture Amp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Culture Amp
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Culture Amp is an employee engagement software offering with functionalities such as employee pulse survey, onboarding feedback collection, and analysis of employee feedback.N/A
Pricing
BambooHRCulture Amp
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRCulture Amp
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
BambooHRCulture Amp
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
131 Ratings
3% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.7111 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7119 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.4117 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.2104 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1115 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.0105 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.663 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
85 Ratings
0% below category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.258 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.864 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.067 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.8
112 Ratings
8% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.1110 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.9103 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
125 Ratings
7% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.978 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.2124 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9103 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.682 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.0116 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
50 Ratings
1% below category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
101 Ratings
1% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Report builder8.196 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.795 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.468 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
104 Ratings
7% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.799 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.691 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
64 Ratings
0% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.247 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.158 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
69 Ratings
1% below category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.662 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.055 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.264 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.860 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
51 Ratings
11% below category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.144 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
85 Ratings
4% above category average
Culture Amp
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.061 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.367 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.259 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.263 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.457 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.275 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.678 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRCulture Amp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(135 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(62 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(57 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRCulture Amp
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
If someone is looking for a basic HRIS that will serve a small employee population, BambooHR is a great starting point. This works well enough for what a small business needs. It starts to fall apart in larger organizations or as the needs exceed what BambooHR is capable of. There is a severe lack of customization, and it feels like they are afraid of the users breaking the system, so they put in many guardrails. I'm good with having those, but it dampens the experience for more advanced users. Overall, it is a decent starting point, but not a system any company would want to use long-term as they grow.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
Culture Amp is a great tool for employee surveys, and has been able to scale with us for 5+ years. It's customizable and helps provide rich data on how employees are feeling so that we can continue to use that feedback to improving our company culture quarter over quarter.
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Pros
BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
  • The Culture Amp support team is unparalleled. They offer live chat support as well as office hours that you can attend for help on anything from technical issues to the best way to phrase a survey question. They are always willing to help and are experts in their field.
  • The report pages are very detailed and it's easy to view the data in a lot of different ways. This helps with more insightful analysis.
  • I love that you can benchmark your survey results to your industry/region; it helps a lot to give context to your results.
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Cons
BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
  • They recently launched a text analytics feature but I think it still needs some work. I don't find the attributes of sentiment to comments to make complete sense. Text analytics are also not yet available for export so it makes it very difficult to share with others in presentations and reports outside of the system.
  • Currently they don't have the ability to set an automated file with and connect with an HRIS (at least not with Ultimate) so every time you want to refresh your users you have to upload a new file feed manually (which is pretty simple, it is just impossible to set the refresh on autopilot).
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Likelihood to Renew
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
It is a very easy page to manage for people that are not used to computers or technology in general. That is one of the main reasons Hermosillo chose this service. It has a very friendly UI for every employee to understand, and that is really important because, in the end, we want our employees to feel comfortable looking at their information.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
BambooHR
Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Performance
BambooHR
I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
The support is good, they can respond, however the chat sometimes has line to wait, and sometimes you miss your window because you have to keep working. However, they do respond to inquiries and help you to navigate and solve your problems in a timely manner. So, I don't have complaints on that.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
BambooHR's initial implementation team was amazing. We loved having a dedicated person we could call, email or speak to during the entire process. I feel that's so important when you are new to a software. Our process was time consuming, but well worth the final product.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
BambooHR was already in place when I started. BambooHR has much better intuitive navigation than any of the other systems but not as much customizability as something like Workday
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
Culture Amp is the first such tool I have used. I find it to be very well rounded and useful, especially since culture is one of the trickiest parts of a business to get a hold of as related to the bottom line. The fact that followup on goals and feedback can be done thanks to the platform is a very strong point.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Scalability
BambooHR
There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Self Service is great to free up time for Admin.
  • Self-Service/ Tracked PTO and sick days are easy to use and track very well. This frees up Admin time and is transparent for all employees.
  • Easy to use Job postings with very trackable sourcing reports.
  • Easy to use. Easy to onboard and user friendly interface. Requires minimal training.
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Culture Amp Pty Ltd
  • We use culture amp to measure engagement levels surrounding certain "standard" questions we ask on a recurring basis. this gives us a viable way to measure how we are doing overall in certain areas that are important to us.
  • The Diversity survey helped us pinpoint some areas were we could work on improving. This came out in comments from several users.
  • We have to keep in mind that comments are important, but sometimes it is just one person who is upset about one thing that does not affect anyone else. We must keep that in mind and set those aside. It is easy to get caught up in some of those comments.
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ScreenShots

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