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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

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Google Hire is very good at doing the basics well. I believe for most internal HR departments at small companies, this is all you need. It also works well for small to medium-sized staffing companies that just want something reliable and easy to use.What Google Hire doesn't do very well is be flexible. They don't have custom options, they don't have a ton of settings, and their development cycle is slow. As a result, it's pretty much what you see is what you get.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

BambooHR
8.7
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Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
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Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
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Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
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Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
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Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
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Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
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Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.7
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Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
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Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
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Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
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Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
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Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.9
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View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
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Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
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View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
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Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
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View job history
BambooHR
9.1
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Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
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Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
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HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
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Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
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Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
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Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
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Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
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New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
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Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
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Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.3
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Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
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Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
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Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.2
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Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
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Performance Management

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

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

BambooHR
8.3
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8.1
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
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9.0
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
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9.0
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
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Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
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1.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
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Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
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10.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
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9.0
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
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9.0
Resume Management
BambooHR
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10.0
Candidate Search
BambooHR
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10.0
Collaboration
BambooHR
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7.0
Email Templates
BambooHR
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7.0

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

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  • Google does search well so when I search through our database for candidates, I'm confident that I'm pulling up all the right people from what we have.
  • They have a modern and nice user interface - this is one of the biggest reasons to use it over other systems, as most ATS' are pretty ancient looking and not very pleasant to use.
  • Their support is very good at answering and addressing questions.
  • Their pricing is incredible. I'm sure at some point it will change, but for small companies paying 100+ per user for other ATS' - it's incredible to pay 100/month for the whole company.
Scott Entwistle | 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

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  • Despite many many months of requests, Google still hasn't implemented ANY custom fields. This makes it tough for an external recruiting firm to track what they want (most importantly: desired salary).
  • The job board integration is not great for external recruiters, mostly at the fault of Indeed. Indeed flagged us as a recruiting firm and so none of our jobs actually go live. While I know this is an Indeed problem (we had the same problem when using Bullhorn), Breezy ATS never has that problem for us so I don't know what they're doing differently.
  • Their development cycles are quite frankly very slow. I've requested some features, and while support is great about telling me it's coming or in the pipeline, I honestly don't really see a difference in the product since we started using it. It's still great to use, and we still love the software, but there haven't been too many visible improvements that make any difference to our work.
  • Being Google, it can sometimes be frustrating that one arm doesn't talk to the other. For example, they announced a Gmail for Works App/Extension integration, but for some reason when they launched it, admins of a domain couldn't install it. Google Hire pointed to the Google for Works team, and it took literally months to fix. Not the end of the world, but just very silly considering they're the same company.
Scott Entwistle | 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Hire by Google (discontinued)

I picked Google Hire after spending about 3 months on Bullhorn. I found Bullhorn to be terrible. It's WAY more customizable and theoretically powerful, but it's also a pain to set up and maintain. Even just getting your job page set up on your own site required tech support. Getting it eventually to what you want could be a great benefit, but Google Hire does great right out of the box and is a lot cheaper.Breezy HR is a great system. It's a bit more expensive than Google Hire for multiple job postings, but their system is equally easy to use and straight forward. However, we are all in on Google Products, so it was just a no brainer to go with Hire for a better price and most likely a better search function.
Scott Entwistle | 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

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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

Hire by Google (discontinued)

  • Google Hire makes, unfortunately, a very little impact on our ROI, but I think in the ATS world that's a good thing. It simply acts as a record that we can put everything in and easily reference, and the fact that it works overall makes it a positive software product in the long run.
  • While the search works great, I don't know that I've ever specifically found a candidate and placed them due to it. That could be a result of our job reqs though.
  • The biggest most obvious impact is really just the price. We needed a tool that does what Google Hire does, reliably. Most other companies charge at least 150 or so for 2 people, whereas Google Hire is 100/month for many users. It gives us flexibility for the future and helps minimize what could be a big expense. That definitely helps our bottom line.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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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

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General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
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8.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
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Usability

BambooHR
9.3
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Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
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Performance

BambooHR
9.0
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Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
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Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
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Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
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Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
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