BambooHR vs. Hubstaff

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.2 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
Hubstaff
Score 7.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Hubstaff is a workforce analytics software tailored to boost productivity in remote, hybrid, and in-house teams while fostering a positive employee experience. Integrating with over 30 apps, Hubstaff's key features include time tracking, screenshots, activity tracking, URL and app monitoring, workforce analytics, automatic payroll and invoicing, scheduling, GPS and location monitoring, and timesheets. Hubstaff is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome, iOS, and…
$14
per month 2 seats (minimum)
Pricing
BambooHRHubstaff
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
Starter
$7
per month per user (2 seat minimum)
Grow
$9
per month per user (2 seat minimum)
Team
$12
per month per user (2 seat minimum)
Enterprise
$300
per year per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRHubstaff
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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!Discount available for annual pricing.
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Features
BambooHRHubstaff
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
133 Ratings
3% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.7112 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7120 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.4118 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.2105 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.3117 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.1107 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.663 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
85 Ratings
0% below category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.258 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.864 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.067 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
114 Ratings
10% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.9104 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
127 Ratings
6% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.279 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.0126 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.7105 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.483 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.7118 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
50 Ratings
1% below category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
102 Ratings
1% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Report builder8.197 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.796 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
105 Ratings
7% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.7100 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.692 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
64 Ratings
0% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.247 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.158 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
70 Ratings
2% below category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.856 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.964 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.165 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
52 Ratings
11% below category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.834 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.742 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.145 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
86 Ratings
3% above category average
Hubstaff
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.062 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.368 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.260 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.264 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.458 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.276 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.679 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
BambooHRHubstaff
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(137 ratings)
6.4
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(64 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(58 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 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
BambooHRHubstaff
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
If someone is looking for a basic HRIS that will serve a small employee population, BambooHR is a great starting point. This works well enough for what a small business needs. It starts to fall apart in larger organizations or as the needs exceed what BambooHR is capable of. There is a severe lack of customization, and it feels like they are afraid of the users breaking the system, so they put in many guardrails. I'm good with having those, but it dampens the experience for more advanced users. Overall, it is a decent starting point, but not a system any company would want to use long-term as they grow.
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Hubstaff
It enables you to monitor workers' time on every project. It monitors productivity even if an internet connection is not available. It provides a customizable interface. Every task is customizable to suit project requirements. It allows you to track time from anywhere in the world. In this way, it provides powerful insights to determine how many hours are required to do a project.
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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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Hubstaff
  • Its interface is also quite easy to handle and is designed in a user friendly way.
  • Overall, I feel that Hubstaff is a very useful invention that has the ability to attract and fascinate users.
  • Hubstaff offers a customizable and easily tailored according to your requirements user interface where with the help of just one click you can start or even stop tracking your daily project activities.
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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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Hubstaff
  • I am having a problem with its customer support. [I feel it is] one of the worst customer service I have gone through for the longest time. They did not even know about their own platform, response time is late and there is no such name of help from their side what so ever which makes it a very difficult platform to use.
  • [I believe it] needs a lot of upgrades in customer support system.
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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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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
It is a very easy page to manage for people that are not used to computers or technology in general. That is one of the main reasons Hermosillo chose this service. It has a very friendly UI for every employee to understand, and that is really important because, in the end, we want our employees to feel comfortable looking at their information.
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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
The support is good, they can respond, however the chat sometimes has line to wait, and sometimes you miss your window because you have to keep working. However, they do respond to inquiries and help you to navigate and solve your problems in a timely manner. So, I don't have complaints on that.
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Hubstaff
Hubstaff has always responded to support requests in a timely manner and has kept me in the loop of changes. When contacting them about future changes/features they've always been upfront on whether that is a change they are looking to make and when that change may occur. Finally, if the person I have communicated with was unable to resolve, they always escalated to the next best person who can answer/resolve.
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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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
BambooHR's initial implementation team was amazing. We loved having a dedicated person we could call, email or speak to during the entire process. I feel that's so important when you are new to a software. Our process was time consuming, but well worth the final product.
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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
BambooHR was already in place when I started. BambooHR has much better intuitive navigation than any of the other systems but not as much customizability as something like Workday
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Hubstaff
Hubstaff keeps interesting and smart features and functions. The most interesting feature is the reporting feature that has brought much convenience
to me. It is no doubt a great tool for planning budgets, managing workflows,
tracking time, and best supervision capabilities.
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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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Hubstaff
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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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Hubstaff
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Self Service is great to free up time for Admin.
  • Self-Service/ Tracked PTO and sick days are easy to use and track very well. This frees up Admin time and is transparent for all employees.
  • Easy to use Job postings with very trackable sourcing reports.
  • Easy to use. Easy to onboard and user friendly interface. Requires minimal training.
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Hubstaff
  • Hubstaff has enabled us to identify the most productive workers which enables us to maximize profitability.
  • Hubstaff has enabled us to quickly identify drops in engagement or output, or just poor performance due to not caring so we can move on instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
  • HubStaff lets us actively measure retainers vs delivered hours and adjust contracts to what we really need based on our time expenditures.
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting

Hubstaff Screenshots

Screenshot of the time tracking interface, with screenshotsScreenshot of the remote work dashboardScreenshot of Hubstaff's 30 project management integrations