BambooHR vs. Greenhouse

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
Greenhouse
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Greenhouse delivers a solution to help companies hire for what's next. Their hiring platform has users at companies like DoorDash, Dropbox and Wayfair, who use Greenhouse's intelligent guidance to design and automate all aspects of hiring.N/A
Pricing
BambooHRGreenhouse
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRGreenhouse
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Community Pulse
BambooHRGreenhouse
Considered Both Products
BambooHR
Chose BambooHR
Bamboo is a more robust HRIS, not just an ATS.
Chose BambooHR
For small business, like myself, BambooHR is enough. When working for more giant corporations, Workday was amazing. However, I cannot compare their customer service. In terms of user experience, BambooHR is definitely better than the others listed.
Chose BambooHR
BambooHR offers flawless perfoming apps for different operating systems and it is recommended to remote and decentralized teams. It has a quote-based pricing scheme which can be tailored by any business to meet their needs no matter the size and even before making the final …
Chose BambooHR
I have never worked with bamboo before this and I think there is no better program than this one.
Greenhouse
Chose Greenhouse
The feature discoverability and scope of use case of certain features was better for Greenhouse and also the reviews from Employees with their past experiences weighted against BambooHR but in favour of Greenhouse.
Chose Greenhouse
I've worked with BambooHR's ATS and Greenhouse is hands down far better. BambooHR is bare-bones, and it works. I wouldn't personally recommend upgrading until you need to (Greenhouse is pricey!), but once that need arises Greenhouse is a good next step.
Chose Greenhouse
I've actually used Greenhouse in tandem with BambooHR, which turned out to be the ideal setup, in my opinion - these tools work pretty seamlessly together. In terms of ADP and Hibob, I thought Greenhouse was much easier to use, and the overall interface was much more pleasing …
Chose Greenhouse
I prefer Greenhouse to Workday's built-in talent tool as Greenhouse is significantly more intuitive and easier to use. Our whole recruiting team prefers Greenhouse.
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse is better in terms of usability as it user-friendly and easy to navigate around. It has helped streamline the recruitment process which allows automation of job postings to social sites, candidate search.

From the HR team, it has helped them to provide a better …
Chose Greenhouse
I prefer Greenhouse to the other products as their suite of services seems to be much larger and more diverse. By using Greenhouse I know that I can use it for the whole process from introduction to hiring whereas in some others I cannot and will need to loop in other products.
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse has a very reasonable price for various organization sizes. It's intuitive to use and provides decent reporting. It's much better than Success Factors, Lever, or ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter is fine for very small businesses..but it doesn't allow organization or …
Chose Greenhouse
We looked at Bamboo HR as well when we were deciding but I wasn't part of the decision-making process so I don't have any comparison notes.
Chose Greenhouse
According to the pricing and on a team review we get to know that the teams are more compatible and find greenhouse more adequate software than any other . Some more modifications like business centric recruitment process must be added to enhance the features , rest the …
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse is more customizable compared to competitors. I haven't found another ATS that is easy enough for many users, and able to track so many different candidates and processes.
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse has the best third-party integrations with other systems, which increases our candidate flow and reduces our friction and number of manual steps in our interview process. It has some of the best workflow definitions and interview structuring support with objective …
Chose Greenhouse
I think Greenhouse is much stronger than JazzHR. Where Jazz scratches the surface, Greenhouse takes it to the next level. Especially in regards to customizing the platform for whatever your organization needs. I found that Jazz is fine for a small organization but with a larger …
Chose Greenhouse
Better for candidate tracking, BambooHR is more suitable for employee management
Chose Greenhouse
I used Bamboo HR for a short period of time at a previous job but it did not fully integrate with other software they were using. The UI design was not great from what I remember (though it may have been improved since I last used it), but comparing what I worked with back then …
Chose Greenhouse
I've used 3 other systems in the past (as well as spreadsheets) and Greenhouse tops them all. I've only been using Greenhouse for 3 months and I've not used every function available, but I can already see a massive difference in the way this works compared to the others. Plus, …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BambooHRGreenhouse
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
138 Ratings
3% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.0116 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7125 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.5121 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.4108 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1122 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.167 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
87 Ratings
0% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.259 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.249 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.866 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.564 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.069 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.735 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
119 Ratings
9% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.2117 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.1109 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.598 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
132 Ratings
6% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.282 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.1131 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9110 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.486 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.8123 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
54 Ratings
3% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.054 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
106 Ratings
4% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Report builder8.3101 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.0100 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.471 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
108 Ratings
8% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.7102 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.895 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
66 Ratings
0% above category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.249 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.264 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.159 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
72 Ratings
2% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.564 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.167 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.863 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
53 Ratings
11% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.146 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.940 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
89 Ratings
7% above category average
Greenhouse
7.9
136 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.364 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.670 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.562 Ratings7.5106 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.566 Ratings8.1112 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.360 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.579 Ratings8.6130 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.981 Ratings8.0126 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.6113 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.0126 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings6.8110 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.8123 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.7101 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings8.0110 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings8.2112 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.4108 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
BambooHRGreenhouse
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(142 ratings)
8.3
(139 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(69 ratings)
8.5
(57 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(61 ratings)
10.0
(16 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 ratings)
6.1
(2 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
BambooHRGreenhouse
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
BambooHR is well suited for small to medium-sized companies that aim to organize HR operations. Everything connected to employee management is organized well. For recruiting operations, the system provides limited functionality and flexibility. It doesn't include sourcing management, interviewing feedback, scheduling, and others.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
Well suited for Big organizations where recruitment is a daily task. Understanding of Greenhouse workings is simple and it is not difficult to train people who use it for first time. Greenhouse is less appropriate if you are looking for sharing offer letters or doing employee onboarding. Did not had a great experience in doing that
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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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Customization of interview plans, questions, interviewer roles for multiple positions
  • Manages efficient and timely candidate, hiring manager, and interviewer communication
  • Integrates with other tools needed in the hiring process such as sourcing tools and onboarding systems
  • Provides analytics and reporting to allow for data insights and process improvements
  • Provides an Onboarding feature that makes the hiring cycle seamless from first interview to hire date
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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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Greenhouse Security is simple, but not that granular. For example, everytime new recruiter joins, we have to give them access manually one by one. There is no one click or an easy way to auto assign security unlike other systems that we use such as Workday.
  • Greenhouse reporting is very lacking. Even though we are on the highest tier, we cannot extract data through this delivered feature. For example, scorecard custom questions. We have to do this through SQL.
  • Greenhouse Audit Log is also lacking. It is not useful at all. We cannot even see what job info changed and who changed it even though we are on the highest tier now.
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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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
we are gaining more by in from our hiring managers and candidates seem to like the ease of getting us interview times etc
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Usability
BambooHR
BambooHR is so easy to use! And if you ever have a question, you can go straight to the help section with easy to navigate articles and even training videos! Chat is also available most general working hours and I never have to wait long! BambooHR is very much set to mimic the social media platforms we are all very used to in today's world.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
Greenhouse's user-friendly interface, efficient workflows, and integration capabilities with other HR tools make it a powerful tool for our company, helping us streamline our hiring and onboarding processes. With its customizable workflow and intuitive design, Greenhouse allows us to create a hiring process that suits their specific needs and requirements, without the need for extensive coding or technical expertise. Moreover, Greenhouse's integration capabilities with other HR tools enable us to centralise our hiring and onboarding data, making it easier to access and analyse applicant information, and reducing the risk of data loss or errors.
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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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
I have had a pleasant experience with BambooHR. Customer service was easy, and I answered my questions quickly when I was new to the platform. I have never had a bad experience with Bamboo or the customer care team. There's not much else to say other than that I am pleased.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
I have never needed to call Greenhouse for support. I am not the primary account holder, nor do I use Greenhouse enough to merit calling support. I delegate that responsibility to the Recruiting team. They have never mentioned any experience with Greenhouse technical support, either bad or good. I would assume that they would tell me if the support was poor.
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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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
I think we could have used more delivered functionality and less customized which now results in more maintenance
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Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
When reviewing which HRIS to go with, BambooHR came out on top for a few reasons. One was the cost compared to others and what you get for that cost. It saved the company money versus what we had, including Lever, ADP, Calamari, etc., and condensed it into one system. Next, the UI/UX is great and easy to use, even for those who haven't seen BambooHR before. Lastly, the support, both in implementation and during my time as a customer, has been exceptional, even when the answer isn't what I am hoping for.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
Tools appears very light to use. It does not take forever to load. the interface is very simple but capable, unlike many ATS's. The tools is Simple yet loaded with very useful functionalities that save a lot of time and expedites the processes. For different stakeholders, the tools works accordingly.
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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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
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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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Streamlined the hiring process and new hire time to value
  • Increased satisfaction for hiring managers and sales account managers
  • Allowed us to gain access to a bigger and more targeted talent pool
  • Saved us time and helped us avoid things falling by the wayside by keeping things in one place and sending automated alerts
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

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Greenhouse Screenshots

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