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BambooHR

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Workable

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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

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.
Priya Joshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Workable
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Workable
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Workable
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Workable
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.0
Workable
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Workable
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Workable
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Workable

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Workable
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Workable

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Workable
8.2
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Workable
8.7
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Workable
8.2
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Workable
8.3
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Workable
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.1
Workable
7.6
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Workable
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Workable
8.1
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
Workable
8.2
Resume Management
BambooHR
Workable
8.3
Candidate Search
BambooHR
Workable
8.2
Collaboration
BambooHR
Workable
7.9
Task Creation and Delegation
BambooHR
Workable
7.3
Email Templates
BambooHR
Workable
8.7
User Permissions
BambooHR
Workable
8.0
Reporting
BambooHR
Workable
7.8

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

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.
Jason Kerley | 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

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.
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

Workable

Workable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Dustin McBride | 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

Workable

Workable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use
Nicola Young | 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

Workable

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

Workable

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

Workable

Workable 7.5
Based on 4 answers
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.
Talyon Perry | 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

Workable

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

Workable

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

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.
Jim Leahy | 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

Workable

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

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.
Anonymous | 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
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BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Workable

General

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

Workable Editions & Modules

Edition
Paygo$99.00 Per Month
    Additional Pricing 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.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    BambooHR
    8.8
    Workable
    8.3

    Likelihood to Renew

    BambooHR
    10.0
    Workable
    9.0

    Usability

    BambooHR
    9.3
    Workable
    9.0

    Reliability and Availability

    BambooHR
    10.0
    Workable

    Performance

    BambooHR
    9.0
    Workable

    Support Rating

    BambooHR
    8.4
    Workable
    7.5

    Online Training

    BambooHR
    10.0
    Workable

    Implementation Rating

    BambooHR
    10.0
    Workable

    Scalability

    BambooHR
    10.0
    Workable

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