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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

HotSchedules

For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.7
HotSchedules
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.7
HotSchedules

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

HotSchedules

  • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
  • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
  • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
Anonymous | 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

HotSchedules

  • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
  • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
  • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
Anonymous | 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

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
Sawyer Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.7
Based on 12 answers
6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
Frank Jameson | 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

HotSchedules

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

HotSchedules

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

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.9
Based on 4 answers
On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
Anonymous | 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

HotSchedules

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

HotSchedules

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

HotSchedules

I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
Anonymous | 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

HotSchedules

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

HotSchedules

  • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
Amanda Zelichowski | 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
Call for Quote*

* company size

HotSchedules

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
HotSchedules
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
HotSchedules
9.1

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
HotSchedules
8.7

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
HotSchedules

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
HotSchedules

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
HotSchedules
8.9

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
HotSchedules

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
HotSchedules

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
HotSchedules

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