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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

PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter is a great tool for staffing agencies. The ability to pull candidate info from your desktop rather than to search through file cabinets is a huge time saver. The only downside to PCRecruiter is that it could be more user-friendly and it takes some time in getting used to the features. The time it saves our recruiters definitely outweighs the Cons.
Ray Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
PCRecruiter
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
PCRecruiter
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
PCRecruiter
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
PCRecruiter
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
PCRecruiter
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
PCRecruiter
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
PCRecruiter
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
PCRecruiter

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
PCRecruiter
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
PCRecruiter

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
PCRecruiter
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
PCRecruiter
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
PCRecruiter
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
PCRecruiter
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
PCRecruiter

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
PCRecruiter
7.6
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
PCRecruiter
8.2
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
PCRecruiter
7.7
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
PCRecruiter
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
PCRecruiter
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
PCRecruiter
7.7
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
PCRecruiter
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
PCRecruiter
7.3
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
8.0
Resume Management
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
6.6
Candidate Search
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
7.6
Collaboration
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
7.5
Task Creation and Delegation
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
7.5
Email Templates
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
7.3
User Permissions
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
7.8
Reporting
BambooHR
PCRecruiter
7.3

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

PCRecruiter

  • All client and candidate activities are tracked and documented in one place. This makes it very easy for our team to work collaboratively. For example all email correspondence is written to client or candidate record, sales calls, follow-up, etc. are all contained in one place.
  • We like the ability to customize fields and the work flow. We have created specific data field that are relevant to some of the niche markets we work. This has allowed us to quickly slice and dice our data for marketing and recruiting campaigns.
  • The Bulk email feature is very easy to use and we incorporate it into most of our marketing and recruiting campaigns and since it is fully integrated we see all of the activity associated with the client or candidate.
  • The RSS feed of jobs has allowed us to easily integrate with social media. when a position is posted into PCR it is automatically fed to multiple social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and twitter.
  • We use the calendar and Rollup list function to organize all of our recruiting and marketing campaigns. Rollups simplify the planning part of our business.
  • The metrics reporting is great. We are in a metrics driven business and with PCR we have automated most of the reporting such as interviews/hires, attempts/presentations, presentations/ interviews, etc.
Paul Cornell | 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

PCRecruiter

  • Customization - there are a few functions that do not work well with our company so if we could customize them to fit our company better, that would make PCR an even better program to utilize.
  • Updates - I don't receive too many emails in regards to updates so I will come across a few times that I cannot use PCR as I need to so it can become frustrating.
  • Alerts - if there was a function that would alert you for every inquiry, that would really help out instead of having to log in and see for yourself.
Adriana Garza | 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

PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter 8.9
Based on 8 answers
Right now, PCR is doing everything we need it to do. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our bottom-line, and PCR is getting it done leaving the work for us to implement and if we fall behind, that's on us. I am hoping PCR 9 is a big upgrade and pretty satisfied with PCR overall
Dave Bevington | 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

PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter 6.4
Based on 4 answers
The software is easy to access, operate and update. Screen designs and sequencing are excellent.The company Technical Service people are knowledgable and responsive. It can't get much better than this!
Anonymous | 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

PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have had little to no downtime with PC Recruiter (except for planned maintenance). Whether I am using it on my laptop or the mobile versions (iPad and Android based phone), I am able to get to my information quickly and easily
Mark Carlson, CPC | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Except for an occassional "bug" in the software the system works very well and has for many years and thru sevewral upgrades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter 7.2
Based on 7 answers
I gave it this rating because I find that even though they are great support, they don't help to improve the situation because often it is out of their hands. It is that the website is down or some other issue that they can not readily fix. While helpful, I think some changes need to be made for this software to work better.
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

PCRecruiter

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

PCRecruiter

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

PCRecruiter

We used a software called CAPs before this that was antiquated in comparison. It didn't offer the same capabilities that PCR has and it saved locally on the premises so it could not easily be used from anywhere in the world. It didn't have a web scraping tool that was as useful as PCRs. It just wasn't the data powerhouse that PCR is.
Eric Noon | 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

PCRecruiter

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

PCRecruiter

  • Because I am a solo practitioner, with low volume recruiting, I don't use it to the fullest extent. So I'd say zero impact other than to track my information in case of discrepancies with clients.
  • There is a learning curve, so it does take away time from your day to learn the system.
  • Price is good.
Paul Lipman | 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

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PCRecruiter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

PCRecruiter Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Basic$851
  1. per user/per month
SaaS Edition
Basic$851
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available based on number of users, affiliations, length of contract, and other needs.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
PCRecruiter
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
PCRecruiter
8.9

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
PCRecruiter
6.4

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
PCRecruiter
9.0

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
PCRecruiter
9.6

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
PCRecruiter
7.2

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
PCRecruiter

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
PCRecruiter

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
PCRecruiter

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