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Likelihood to Recommend

Bambu

Bambu has been helpful to shift our culture from one of reluctance and fear related to social media to one of acceptance.
Kelsey Kruzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

Kenexa is is well suited for any organization that has more than 3000 employees globally. I would not recommend this to startups or a growing organization with less than 3000 employees. But once you cross this number, Kenexa becomes useful and is a brilliant tool for global operations - recruiting. I would recommend this tool to any organization that has offices in many countries/geographies as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Bambu
IBM Kenexa
7.2
Job Requisition Management
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Company Website Posting
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Customized Application Form
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Resume Management
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Candidate Search
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Applicant Tracking
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Collaboration
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Email Templates
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.1
User Permissions
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Reporting
Bambu
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Pros

Bambu

  • A very simple and intuitive UI (both desktop + mobile)
  • User reporting like "Leaderboard" reports which are key for wrapping an inventive program around employee advocacy for top performers
  • Product Management - in the time I've been using this platform the development team is constantly adding product enhancements and are very receptive to user feedback.
Mike Kissel | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa allows Boolean key word search within a particular requisition so it makes sifting through a high number of applicants manageable and effective
  • Kenexa can be tailored to meet individual business needs. During the time we’ve had Kenexa here I’ve used it in support of a few different business segments and for each the way the system was used to “position” candidate statuses have varied based on the individual need of the business. One example is when interviewing a high volume of applicants internationally, we were able to send qualified applicants through to the “event manager” and it would enable the candidate to select his/her interview date/time based on previously submitted options inputted by our Kenexa users.
  • Kenexa allows one to customize and score questions for each open requisition that applicants complete as they apply. The system then sorts applicants according to the score of candidate answers allowing for easy sorting of top qualified candidates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bambu

  • I feel overall that Bambu is a great, cohesive tool. No major changes or updates needed that I can think of.
Nathan Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • BrassRing's application system for candidates is prone to freezing and crashing in the middle of the application causing potential candidates to lose all progress. I filled out the application myself and witnessed these issues first hand, on top of several complaints I received via phone and email from candidates attempting to apply via the BrassRing service. Also, the Parsing system within the application is not capable of pulling any meaningful information out of text documents.
  • Each user must be added to each job in order for that job, and the candidates in it, to show up in relevant searches. This becomes a problem when a new team member joins the account and needs access to all of the previous openings just so that they can find candidates already in the system. The account I was working on involved literally hundreds of new openings a month, meaning that any movement of personnel on or off the account would mean having to update potentially thousands of old positions just to allow them to be able to mine the ATS for candidates. I don't see any particular reason why someone with access to the system should have to be given access to each individual job. If a particular position needs to be kept confidential for whatever reason then that individual position should be able to be set to only show to authorized recruiters. The rest of the positions should automatically be searchable by anyone with appropriate access to the ATS to allow for basic level candidate mining and movement.
Aaron Binkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bambu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 6.0
Based on 12 answers
I am confident that the Kenexa product will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our business in an ever changing work environment. The affiliation with IBM also plays a factor as we have a long standing successful relationship with IBM products. We will be looking to integrate other Kenexa products in the near future to streamline our HR processes.
Brett Kummer, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bambu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 7.0
Based on 3 answers
I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bambu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bambu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 2 answers
It is a very basic system. It may be OK for entry level positions only. The practice of removing CVs while the recruitment process is ON is disturbing and there is no one to explain or to inform why it is being done. Even a routine mail is not sent to the client/consultant. I am surprised how this system is continuing without too many complaints.
sanjeev shrivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bambu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bambu

It was similar in that it helped us push prewritten messages out to our team, but the UX/UI was far more dated and not as intuitive. It's mobile app also wasn't very useful; made it difficult to edit messages and would constantly need you to log back in. The two things GaggleAMP had over Bambu however was more comprehensive analytics and the ability to automatically push out social posts
Gita Sukhraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

SF ATS was not available at the time and Taleo was thought to be too expensive. In retrospect, given the amount of customization and leveraging of other vendor technology for things like analytics I suspect any cost advantage we realized evaporated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bambu

  • Positive returns -- sharing our brand and enabling our employees to share and tell their stories, ultimately helping them reach their own goals.
Kelsey Kruzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa has assisted us in identifying top talent within our target market of applicants.
  • Kenexa may exclude potentially good associates that don't test well.
  • Kenexa clearly defines specific categories and general notes for training, development, & coaching of associates on areas of opportunity.
Daniela Whitfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bambu

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Kenexa

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bambu
8.8
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Bambu
IBM Kenexa
6.0

Usability

Bambu
IBM Kenexa
7.0

Performance

Bambu
IBM Kenexa
5.0

Support Rating

Bambu
IBM Kenexa
1.8

Implementation Rating

Bambu
IBM Kenexa
2.6

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