BambooHR vs. HiBob

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
HiBob
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
HiBob is an HR management platform that provides features supporting talent management including onboarding administration and task management, payroll reporting and time tracking, and manager dashboard for tracking employee performance.N/A
Pricing
BambooHRHiBob
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRHiBob
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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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Community Pulse
BambooHRHiBob
Considered Both Products
BambooHR
Chose BambooHR
We were already using BambooHR when I started, and I will be switching eventually to one of the other providers if BambooHR does not do more for their Canadian customers
HiBob
Chose HiBob
Hibob offers a lot of features and customization compared to BambooHR. You can have workflows only apply to select groupings of employees, whether by location, job type, or a custom group. It has built in surveys that you can customize; I had to use an expensive external system …
Chose HiBob
Namely did not have connected modules, so it was difficult to manage data across the different sites. They didn't have a large suite of API connections. Workday required technical experts to code and manage everything, is not user-friendly, and did not have historical data …
Chose HiBob
BambooHR is a great platform for small business but we found it wasn't conducive to our organization as we began to grow. While very user friendly, the Performance Management was limited and basic. HiBob has a better social platform where employees can be publicly recognized. …
Chose HiBob
HIbob is customisable and fun and really personal which is great for us as a business as we like to keep our tone of voice throughout our communications. Deel is great for various uses but doesn't have the same customisable options. HIbob is also super user friendly. None of …
Chose HiBob
Hibob has more customizable performance management, employee surveys, and PTO cycles than most of the tools I've evaluated. Hibob also includes many features for one-on-one tracking, Slack integration, and employee engagement (Kudos/Accounements/Polls) that other platforms …
Chose HiBob
We looked at multiple products that cover different areas of P&C. We liked that Hibob did the job of many platforms.
Chose HiBob
Hibob is a lot more user-friendly than other HRIS
Top-of-the-line customer service
Constantly updates the different offered modules
Chose HiBob
Hibob is more sophisticated and has a better user experience
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BambooHRHiBob
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
150 Ratings
3% above category average
HiBob
7.5
57 Ratings
5% below category average
Employee demographic data8.0128 Ratings7.955 Ratings
Employment history8.7136 Ratings8.155 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.5130 Ratings8.344 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.4120 Ratings7.554 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1133 Ratings7.457 Ratings
Organization and location management8.2124 Ratings7.648 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.173 Ratings6.026 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
93 Ratings
1% below category average
HiBob
6.6
39 Ratings
20% below category average
Pay calculation8.262 Ratings6.023 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.251 Ratings6.617 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.871 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.975 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
124 Ratings
9% above category average
HiBob
8.2
51 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow9.2122 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Balance details9.1114 Ratings7.949 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.5103 Ratings8.146 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
143 Ratings
5% above category average
HiBob
7.5
56 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.288 Ratings7.039 Ratings
Update personal information9.0142 Ratings8.156 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.8120 Ratings7.349 Ratings
Employee recognition8.490 Ratings7.043 Ratings
View job history8.8133 Ratings8.153 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
60 Ratings
2% above category average
HiBob
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.060 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
117 Ratings
3% above category average
HiBob
7.4
54 Ratings
3% below category average
Report builder8.3111 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.9110 Ratings7.452 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.479 Ratings6.433 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
119 Ratings
8% above category average
HiBob
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.7113 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.8106 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
73 Ratings
0% above category average
HiBob
6.6
31 Ratings
22% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.252 Ratings6.625 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.271 Ratings6.629 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.251 Ratings6.423 Ratings
Performance tracking8.165 Ratings6.729 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
80 Ratings
2% below category average
HiBob
7.0
48 Ratings
13% below category average
Performance plans7.572 Ratings7.041 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.861 Ratings6.334 Ratings
Review status tracking7.973 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Review reminders8.175 Ratings7.547 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.870 Ratings7.240 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
61 Ratings
11% below category average
HiBob
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.649 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.943 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
97 Ratings
7% above category average
HiBob
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.369 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.677 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.569 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.473 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.587 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.889 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
BambooHRHiBob
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(154 ratings)
8.0
(58 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(81 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(69 ratings)
6.9
(4 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRHiBob
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
Specifically for Mexican companies, it presents a particular challenge for the platform when trying to comply with Mexican laws and their processes. This includes requirements such as the expiration of vacation days, payroll regulations, mandatory employee benefits, and other legal stipulations. Ensuring adherence to these complex and detailed legal requirements adds an additional layer of difficulty in customizing the platform effectively for the Mexican market.
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Hibob
Bob is well suited to house documents, build organisational charts, request and authorise time off or sick leave, as well as displaying teams, their time off and their current status (on holiday, on parental leave, active, etc). Bob is also well suited to automate tasks, for example if there is a new starter, it's easy to tell everyone involved what they should do automatically - that's a big weight off the People Team's shoulders. Unfortunately, not everything is possible with Bob. For example, the creation of templates for documents is not ideal, with lots of formatting oddities and building different version of the same documents being generally difficult. Furthermore, the signature function is not legally binding, so can't be use (for example) to send employment contracts for signature.
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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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Hibob
  • Provides usable data via feedback surveys for managers and operations team to take quick action on.
  • It helps us identify our Talent Groups and connect data to their satisfaction to prevent turnover.
  • Simplifies and syncs every day HR tasks, saving loads of time and effort.
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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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Hibob
  • I'd like to be able to have flexibility in org charts so that there are options for matrix, flat. I'd also like a printable version of the org chart AND one where names were hidden so it could be shared with individuals outside the organization.
  • In the Performance Reviews I would love to see a 9-box option including corresponding questions so we could plot individuals in the 9-box matrix.
  • It would be ideal if, before a performance review period, managers were given the opportunity to choose 3-4 people they would want to include in a Peer Review of their employees AND where the system would flag if one person was being asked to do more than 2 Peer Reviews.
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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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Hibob
We will without a doubt be continuing to use Hibob, it is convenient, being engaged with and great value for money. A one stop shop for all things HR related to keep policies and safe financial information has been so beneficial to the business meaning less risk to GDPR breaches and somewhere for employees to refer back to in future has been invaluable
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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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Hibob
It’s extremely ease in customise field and adaptability when it comes to generate report.
You can easily add field and manipulate data even before download the report. This makes a massive difference when looking to get a clearer picture of your organisation.
The dashboard gives you an instant snapshot of some very helpful insights
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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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Hibob
Yes they are always there when we need them. Fast response time too.
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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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Hibob
Yes the system is fast and easy to use.
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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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Hibob
A lot of support is self-service from the users themselves, via a guide hosted on HiBob's website. I have found the guide helpful 10% of the time when I needed support. The support team is quite quick to reply, but not everyone is helpful unfortunately, and in many cases a lot of emails, messages and back and forth were needed to get to the bottom of an issue. When I pointed out that a video call would be a quicker way to tell people "this is how it's done", I was told that it's not the way they deliver support. I had to beg our account managers for a video chat with some skilled users to show me how to do certain things that (a) were nowhere to be found on the guide, and (b) the support team wasn't able to solve. Additionally, to find solutions, I was pointed to a forum where other users exchange tips on how they managed to solve problems - again, not really helpful as I would like to know this from Bob's team themselves since we're paying for the product, and I shouldn't rely on other users to tell me how they managed their way around a problem
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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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Hibob
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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Hibob
It was fast and easy to learn with the trainer. Their staff was great to work with.
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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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Hibob
I really enjoyed the implementation being involved in a key piece of change management int he business was really exciting
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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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Hibob
Hibob was ultimately more flexible and offered a strong customer support network which is why we selected it over others. It's also well-priced and while not "cheap", it was more inexpensive than other larger systems. Their sales team was so supportive the entire time and as we went into the implementation phase (which only took us 12 weeks for 1,000 employees!), it was clear that the support continued. Our implementation specialist was so incredibly helpful and while we worked at our own pace, we were still able to roll it out in 3 months. Having worked on a Workday Implementation before, I was blown away by how quickly we got this done. It's also great that as we are using the product, we can continuously make adjustments on our own and tweak it as the business changes. Workday is so complicated that it required a full-time team to work on it. It's just two of us overseeing the system and we are able to run things smoothly on our own! Of course, it's great having the support of our Account Manager when we get stuck.
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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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Hibob
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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Hibob
It is easy to use across the board for all departments in the company.
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Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Hibob
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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Hibob
  • We were paying a third-party HR organization ~100K per year and were able to cut this from our budget by turning on the connections between our ATS, Hibob, and our payroll vendors.
  • We are using the integration between CoMeet ATS, and it autogenerates the employee onboarding, creating a seamless experience for the employees. They used to have to reenter their data in 5 separate systems, now, it's all started in CoMeet, and upon hire, the onboarding data is collected in Hibob and distributed into all other connected systems.
  • When changing employment status, the automation manages system access automatically. (But in cases where we need to override the information for special cases, we still have the option without "breaking" the API connections).
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