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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

If you are managing a small/medium-sized organization with up to 500 employees, BambooHR is a great utility. It will automate the entire recruitment and selection process, make time tracking benefit administration highly efficient, and enhance the integrity of annual performance appraisals. It will eliminate nearly all kinds of unnecessary record management and paperwork. All the information about an employee can be accessed at any time of the day. However, for a large organization, the HRIS can erect virtual walls among employees and make management of human resources a daunting task for the HR manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

Flock might be useful in community work or in college communications. It can also be used in start-ups where the cost would be a factor. Flock needs to up its game if it really wants to compete with giants like Slack. For large companies, Flock should be not be used as there are better alternatives to it in the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Flock
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Flock
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Flock
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Flock
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Flock
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Flock
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Flock
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Flock

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Flock
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Flock
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Flock
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Flock
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.0
Flock
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Flock
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Flock
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Flock

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Flock
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Flock
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Flock
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Flock

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Flock
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Flock
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.9
Flock
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Flock
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Flock
View job history
BambooHR
9.0
Flock

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Flock
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Flock

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Report builder
BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Flock
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Flock

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Flock
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Flock
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Flock

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Flock
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Flock
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Flock

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Flock
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Flock
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Flock
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Flock
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Flock
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Flock

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Flock
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Flock
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Flock
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Flock

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Flock
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Flock
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Flock
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Flock
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.1
Flock
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Flock
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Flock

Project Management

BambooHR
Flock
8.0
Task Management
BambooHR
Flock
6.6
Gantt Charts
BambooHR
Flock
10.0
Scheduling
BambooHR
Flock
8.7
Workflow Automation
BambooHR
Flock
7.6
Mobile Access
BambooHR
Flock
8.0
Search
BambooHR
Flock
6.8
Visual planning tools
BambooHR
Flock
8.4

Communication

BambooHR
Flock
8.8
Chat
BambooHR
Flock
8.9
Notifications
BambooHR
Flock
8.6
Discussions
BambooHR
Flock
8.3
Surveys
BambooHR
Flock
9.8
Internal knowledgebase
BambooHR
Flock
7.7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
BambooHR
Flock
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
BambooHR
Flock
8.1
Integrates with Outlook
BambooHR
Flock
9.3

File Sharing & Management

BambooHR
Flock
8.9
Versioning
BambooHR
Flock
7.1
Video files
BambooHR
Flock
9.5
Audio files
BambooHR
Flock
9.5
Document collaboration
BambooHR
Flock
9.2
Access control
BambooHR
Flock
8.4
Advanced security features
BambooHR
Flock
9.4
Integrates with Google Drive
BambooHR
Flock
9.7
Device sync
BambooHR
Flock
8.1

Pros

BambooHR

  • Helps us prepare our payroll on time and do so in an error-free manner.
  • Implements ATS in our organization and this is crucial in growing our talented workforce.
  • It's stable, and all organizations from small to mid-sized are able to use it efficiently.
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

  • Real-time communication is perfect.
  • The mobile apps really let us take everything on the go.
  • It integrates perfectly with our calendar.
Anthony Zurica | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

  • Flock's video and audio quality is sometimes poor as a result of poor internet connectivity
  • It has a messaging limit of 10,000 messages which makes it hard for us to keep messages for future reference
Benard Wambua | 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

Flock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.3
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

Flock

Flock 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is fantastic and that makes it easier for all the users
Benard Wambua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 28 answers
Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

Flock 8.9
Based on 4 answers
We've only needed customer support a few times with Flock (mainly concerning app integration and security), and they've always been timely and helpful, which are the only things I truly need from support. The response rate was still rapid, and there's plenty of support available online as well for Flock.
Sasha Jacobsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

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

Flock

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

Flock

I did not like Google Hangouts. Hangouts is more geared toward personal communication instead of business related communication. Flock is also a lot easier to use and has more options related to a business setting.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

  • It did provide a creative space for conversation and this does equal a great return on investment, considering the investment is free for the base use.
  • For the team members who enjoyed using it, it helped them save time in their day by having a repository for notes and creative ideas.
Tim Mack | 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
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Flock

General

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

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