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61 Ratings

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR and Workable are tied in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%

Workable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.1

Workable

81%
Workable ranks higher in 12/15 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
8.8
88%
30 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
8.8
88%
32 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
8.3
83%
29 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
8.1
81%
34 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
6.6
66%
31 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
8.6
86%
34 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
7.7
77%
33 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
32 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
34 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
34 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
34 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
16 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
30 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
32 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
28 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
8.0

Workable

80%
37 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
9.0

Workable

90%
1 Rating

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
9.0

Workable

90%
1 Rating

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Workable

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

Workable

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
7.3

Workable

73%
4 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Workable

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings

Workable

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Workable

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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Workable

Workable is great at creating job posts and posting them to multiple job boards with a single click and also running paid campaigns on social media platforms to reach passive candidates as well. Workable has a friendly UI and has a very gentle learning curve. It is more appropriate for larger organizations where you need to hire thousands of people a year and need to always have a pipeline of great talent.
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Pros

BambooHR

  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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Workable

  • The platform allows us to implement a scorecard service through which it is possible to keep track of the quality of nutrition that each prospective employee could bring to the company, so that the decision to hire any of them is as profitable as possible.
  • Communication with candidates is very easy to track, so that it is possible to make sure that the results proposed by each employee in the recruitment area are totally adequate. This is useful to filter possible failures that may occur on the part of the recruitment team.
  • The platform works with recruitment funnels, whose structure allows us to purify the information of real utility for the company by the employees, and where we can even add databases with the information of all prospective employees that are kept in the recruitment process.
  • Using Workable in conjunction with the information provided by their online technical assistants results in a huge improvement in our labor operation, as they know the best strategies to leverage our hiring management. Workable's technical support is active most of the day.
  • Using Workable was no problem for our employees in the human talent development area, mostly because they, despite not having any experience with Workable, were able to adapt to the platform with incredible speed, thanks to the ease of use of Workable and the number of tools it has right out of the box.
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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.
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Workable

  • The ability to schedule interviews via Workable was great, but it was unable to pull other items from your calendar, so it was easy to end up double booked for appointments if you weren't careful.
  • The reporting leaves a bit to be desired, there is not a lot of customization for what I really needed reports on.
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Pricing Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 12 employees, each additional employee is $8.25 each. To run payroll for employees is an additional $75 a month for $10 employees, with each additional employee being $4.25. Adding performance management is $4.25 a month and tracking features are $3.00 a month.

Workable

Starting Price

$19 per month

Editions & Modules

Workable editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Paygo$99.00 Per Month1

Footnotes

  1. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Workable’s pricing is simple: What you pay is based on how many people you plan to hire. We have two packages. 1) Hire as needed - Access essential recruiting features, only when you need them. Billed monthly, it’s a flexible option priced perfectly for those with short-term or occasional hiring needs. 2) Hire at scale - Access our full suite of talent acquisition and applicant tracking features, including premium add-ons, to find and hire the people you need to grow, all year long.

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

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.
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Workable

It's become a part of the fabric of our hiring process and we are growing like crazy! Once we have a working platform in place the cost of the change management typically far out weighs the benefits derived from the change! It's especially hard to change a process with employees who are not key stake holders, they are alway hesitant to invest time in a new product they are only going to use once in a while. With that said if something else came along with benefits far and above workable that we would gain a clear lift in productivity and capabilities we would make the change, we've done it with other parts of our tech stack
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Usability

BambooHR

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.
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Workable

Very easy to use
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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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Workable

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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Workable

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

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.
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Workable

I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this.I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this.
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Online Training

BambooHR

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.
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Workable

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BambooHR

it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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Workable

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
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Workable

Workable was an excellent tool for our start-up. It was cost effective but very user-friendly. It wasn't a difficult sell to ensure our hiring managers would utilize the tool, and I particularly liked the inbox feature to stay organized. I rated Workable very highly, though as our company grew exponentially, we did go in a different direction.
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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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Workable

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.
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Workable

  • Workable has a had positive ROI on our workflow management, as the basic pay-as-you-go feature for a single role is incredibly affordable ($50/month) for a 2-3 month mid-to-senior level candidate search.
  • The ease of use has helped us move candidates faster as well - our average time to close a role decreased by 22% after our first 6 months of using Workable.
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