BambooHR vs. Workstream

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.3 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
Workstream
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Workstream is a HR, Payroll, and Hiring platform designed for businesses who employ hourly workers. Workstream provides mobile-first and automation-driven solutions for hiring, onboarding, payroll, operations, engagement, and communications.N/A
Pricing
BambooHRWorkstream
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRWorkstream
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
BambooHRWorkstream
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
136 Ratings
3% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.0115 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7123 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.5121 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.4107 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1120 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.2110 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.166 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
86 Ratings
0% below category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.259 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.249 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.865 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.564 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.068 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.735 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
117 Ratings
9% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.2115 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.1107 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.596 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
130 Ratings
6% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.281 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.1129 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9108 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.485 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.8121 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
53 Ratings
3% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.053 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
105 Ratings
4% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Report builder8.3100 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.099 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.471 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
108 Ratings
8% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.7102 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.895 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
65 Ratings
0% above category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.249 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.263 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.159 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
72 Ratings
2% below category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.564 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.167 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.863 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
53 Ratings
11% below category average
Workstream
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.146 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.940 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
88 Ratings
7% above category average
Workstream
9.0
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.364 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.670 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.562 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.566 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.360 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.578 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.981 Ratings9.25 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRWorkstream
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(140 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(67 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(59 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 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
BambooHRWorkstream
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
We have used BambooHR since 2021 and we have seen our internal HR services become more professionalized over the years! It's helped smoothly bring on new team members and give candidates great first impressions! BambooHR is always innovating and developing new features for us to get the most out of the software. My absolute favorite new feature has been the benefits package, which made open enrollment a breeze for our team and me!
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Workstream
Workstream has been great for new restaurant openings by using the QR code on business cards and using the QR code on our marketing material as well. We had one restaurant have 17 applicant's via the QR code. The biggest opportunity was cost during the pandemic. Our franchisees wanted a guaranteed number of applicants for being charged what they were getting charged. This was not something Workstream can accommodate but this is also not guaranteed on any job board.
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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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Workstream
  • Video interviews works really well in the current pandemic circumstances.
  • Google calendar is linked with zoom and makes scheduling easy.
  • Mobile training helps with videos and quizzes.
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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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Workstream
  • It is software very attentive to our needs, which means that when we have a concern or need to solve something, they solve it immediately, they listen to our proposals so that our hiring is fast and without inconvenience.
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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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Workstream
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
Large buttons, easy design, user-friendly for all levels of staff, easy help button with instant assistance, training videos available, and short videos easy for people to watch to assist—saving the HR professional time to train how to use the system.
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Workstream
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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Workstream
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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Workstream
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
I have had a pleasant experience with BambooHR. Customer service was easy, and I answered my questions quickly when I was new to the platform. I have never had a bad experience with Bamboo or the customer care team. There's not much else to say other than that I am pleased.
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Workstream
No answers on this topic
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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Workstream
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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Workstream
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Workstream
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
When reviewing which HRIS to go with, BambooHR came out on top for a few reasons. One was the cost compared to others and what you get for that cost. It saved the company money versus what we had, including Lever, ADP, Calamari, etc., and condensed it into one system. Next, the UI/UX is great and easy to use, even for those who haven't seen BambooHR before. Lastly, the support, both in implementation and during my time as a customer, has been exceptional, even when the answer isn't what I am hoping for.
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Workstream
Workstream is hands down easier to navigate and create and post positions versus ClearCompany and iCIMS
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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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Workstream
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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Workstream
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Workstream
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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Workstream
  • Posting on multiple job sites from one click.
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting

Workstream Screenshots

Screenshot of employee scheduling, in WorkstreamScreenshot of Workstream's digital onboardingScreenshot of Workstream's communication interfaceScreenshot of the people management workflowScreenshot of an employee surveyScreenshot of Workstream's payroll solution