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Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 31, 2020

A great way to streamline your HR process, but it comes at a price.

Score 8 out of 10
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First of all, BambooHR is not cost-effective if you do not have a lot of processes that you are looking to streamline. In short, you need to examine what you are currently doing and determine whether BambooHR has an equivalent process that can replace it and help make things smoother. Mid-size companies might have better success with BambooHR given the cost, as well, but smaller companies can manage if the budget is there. If you're looking to provide more self-serve options to employees and free up your HR team/individual to do more on the strategy and development side of HR, BambooHR can definitely help with that. Ultimately, you need to consider the ROI on BambooHR and whether its implementation will provide the right amount of benefits to justify the change overall, which may be harder than it sounds in some cases.
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Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2020

Great All in One Software

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Bamboo HR is great for mid-sized companies who want to eliminate paper and utilize electronic document management, handbook roll-outs, tax forms, etc. Also great for performance reviews, and peer feedback with customizable questions and data analysis. Onboarding is a great user experience and allows HR administrative staff to complete almost all necessary documentation without requiring direct meetings with the new hire.
  • As the Payroll Processing feature is an add on there are some issues with the intuitiveness of payroll processing; therefore, it still requires a fairly manual overview. Also, there are account reps that have to push the payroll itself through after the company has submitted it. If there are changes in job classification, deductions, etc. what is updated on the bamboo HR side does not always cross over to the Payroll side, which is why a thorough review is required every payroll processing cycle.
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John Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2020

BambooHR Review

Score 9 out of 10
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BambooHR works well for us. It is probably a bit cumbersome for a large organization, but BambooHR works well for SMEs, particularly if the company is not centralized in a single office, which is more and more the case these days. BambooHR provides an opportunity for those of us working from home to check in on what the company is up to and for an HR person sitting in Boston to keep track of personal data from people across Europe.
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Jay Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 24, 2020

BambooHR and you !

Score 8 out of 10
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If you are Inter grating with several SalesForce systems, this a great feeder program. We onboard staff from Workable into BambooHR, and it auto creates both Humanity and Lessonly LMS Accounts. When an associate leaves, we deactivate them in BambooHR, and it will deactivate those accounts as well. BambooHR would be better if it had some of the functions of a Humanity and allowed shift planning and time in and out options.
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Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 15, 2020

BambooHR makes HR administration mostly painless.

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  • BambooHR does well in cataloging and managing employee information. From the user side, the UI / UX is polished and user-friendly. The tab structure makes it easy to find the information you're looking for, and the ability to integrate with other HR-related platforms is excellent.
  • From the admin side, my only gripes are the reporting function being a little difficult to get only the information you want, but it is possible with the proper know-how.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 05, 2020

E-Signature feature Does Not Work - Cancelling my account because they are unable to fix the bugs

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The number one reason why we signed up for the software was so that we could streamline the on-boarding e-signature process with all employees but it turns out that the e-signature software has bugs that have not been fixed for over 2 months, since we first inquired for this to be fixed. During those 2 months we kept following up with the support team and their answer was "our specialists are still looking into this issue."

Finally, I asked for a refund and Ramona Brown got back to me saying "the account has still been usable." Very disappointed in the software and customer service. I will be leaving negative reviews online.

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2020

The best thing that happened to the company

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So that people can be aware of their situation within the company, can request their vacations and know when they are approved, to report sick days and other novelty situations, also to know the entry and exit of other employees, update payroll and your personal information.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2020

Award winning HR software—well deserved!

Score 10 out of 10
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Bamboo is well suited for all minor HR topics for small and medium companies. Once the company gets too big, I think the resource might not be sufficient enough, although it is a great tool. There is definitely more information on people and culture than certain other topics that could be covered but, for us, it works perfectly for now.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 31, 2020

BambooHR is HUGE

Score 10 out of 10
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I think it's appropriate for companies that have remote offices and are growing quickly. An easy way for information to be shared across all offices.

Not sure it's necessary for small teams but if it's in the budget, I'd recommend it.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 16, 2020

Easy to use for employees!

Score 10 out of 10
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BambooHR has worked particularly well for our small / all-remote company. The onboarding in particular is laid out in a really clear and easy-to-use way. Having used other HR Systems in my past, I greatly prefer BambooHR.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 23, 2020

BambooHR is a great HR management tool

Score 9 out of 10
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BambooHR is great for managing employee HR information. It's great for managing PTO. It is great to have a central location to manage all of this information.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2020

Effective HR data management tool

Score 10 out of 10
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I have nothing to compare BambooHR to in terms of other HR platforms. It's not flashy, it's just efficient and effective at what it is.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 15, 2019

Big Company HR tool

Score 7 out of 10
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Bamboo HR is excellent for a large company to get new hire paperwork or compliance paperwork signed electronically. Other than that, it is not personalized or a useful HR tool for after the fact (does not have options to see pay stub, W2, etc.)
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 14, 2019

Great appearance, but diminishing returns for growing companies

Score 6 out of 10
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BambooHR is well suited for smaller companies that require a system of record that looks great and introduces some basic automation. Companies may begin to experience some growing pains with BambooHR as their company grows, and complexities are introduced that the system won't readily be able to handle.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 13, 2019

BambooHR is great: easy to use, cloud native, intuitive

Score 8 out of 10
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I feel that Bamboo HR is well suited for start-up environments where employees are changing/ being added at a rapid pace. May be less appropriate for massive organizations where there needs to be a lot of customization done within the platform. Overall, I feel the majority of companies could benefit, however.
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Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 23, 2019

Bamboo HR made my life so much easier at a new company.

Score 8 out of 10
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It is well-suited for medium to large sized companies who need to keep benefits, data, employee info, and more all in one safe and clean place. It may be less appropriate for teams that don't need this sort of data on a daily basis. It is definitely an "internal-use only" tool from what I can tell.
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Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 02, 2019

BambooHR is a simple but powerful tool, easy to navigate for any user

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I love its simplicity and ease of use. I think this is an area in which a lot of other HR software is lacking. Its use of graphics is strategic but not overwhelming. I really like the little "New Employee!" announcement area where you can see and read about new employees before they even start. It's super easy to log in whenever you need to quickly check something out.
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Shayna O'Doran | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 07, 2019

Best HR tool for a large company!

Score 8 out of 10
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It is a great tool to allow all offices and employees across the country come to one website to have everything completed. It saves time and is very easy to use. No matter how much technical skill anyone has, they would be able to use BambooHR without a problem.
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Richard Gichangi | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 19, 2019

The software for small and mid-sized organizations in managing their workforce

Score 9 out of 10
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BambooHR is suited in all functions and processes of human resource management, from hiring, tracking attendance and absenteeism, payroll management, and employee onboarding among others. It may fluctuate in some functions and appear not suited but it's accurate, and the fact that it's accessible even from a mobile device makes it reliable and versatile to use.
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Anne Kimunya | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 25, 2019

The HR solution for motivating your employees all the time

Score 9 out of 10
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BambooHR fits in all HR scenarios where it will streamline all the key HR functions. One scenario where BambooHR fits perfectly well is in management and submission of payroll on time. Its also calculates all the required employee benefits including leave allowance, overtime among others and incorporate them in the payroll and ensure that employees receive their benefits on time and remain motivated always.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 10, 2019

Simple, clean, employee-friendly HR software

Score 8 out of 10
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BambooHR is a wonderful tool for medium sized companies with lots of employees. It offers a very smooth onboarding process for new hires, even before their first day of work, and will reduce the need for copious printed onboarding materials. The ability to look up other employees' information, managers, team info, etc. at any time after onboarding is extremely valuable.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 19, 2019

We love our HR suite

Score 9 out of 10
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This software is very flexible and comes with lots of add on modules that can be used as needed. Some of the modules we frequently use are: Employee self-service, the HR reporting tools with notifications and alerts, and the applicant tracking system for recruiting purposes.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 04, 2019

Excellent HR Platform for 100+ Staff

Score 8 out of 10
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We are a staff of 110 people - it is an excellent solution for that size of company. Once an organization gets larger than 1000 I don't think it would be able to scale. Also, the pricing is a bit steep for smaller organizations. It works well for all of our basic HR functions.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Employee demographic data (38)
8.0
Employment history (40)
8.3
Job profiles and administration (41)
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (32)
7.8
Organizational charting (39)
7.5
Organization and location management (34)
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (21)
7.2
Pay calculation (19)
7.4
Support for external payroll vendors (16)
6.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment (2)
4.5
Benefit plan administration (25)
7.8
Direct deposit files (22)
8.2
Salary revision and increment management (22)
8.1
Reimbursement management (11)
7.0
Approval workflow (40)
8.8
Balance details (33)
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment (31)
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information (27)
7.6
Update personal information (43)
8.5
View company policy documentation (38)
7.9
Employee recognition (30)
7.9
View job history (41)
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets (18)
7.2
Report builder (32)
7.3
Pre-built reports (32)
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data (26)
7.4
New hire portal (33)
8.3
Manager tracking tools (32)
8.0
Corporate goal setting (19)
6.6
Individual goal setting (22)
7.3
Line-of sight-visibility (16)
6.3
Performance tracking (17)
7.1
Performance plans (23)
7.5
Performance improvement plans (22)
7.2
Review status tracking (22)
7.7
Review reminders (24)
7.9
Multiple review frequency (20)
7.0
Create succession plans/pools (13)
7.2
Candidate ranking (15)
6.9
Candidate search (16)
7.5
Candidate development (14)
7.2
Job Requisition Management (17)
7.1
Company Website Posting (19)
7.1
Publish to Social Media (18)
7.1
Job Search Site Posting (18)
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (16)
6.9
Applicant Tracking (21)
7.3
Notifications and Alerts (23)
7.8

About BambooHR

BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution. Some key features include: Customizable Dashboards and Reports, Automated Time-Off Management, and Employee Self-Service.
Categories:  HR Management

BambooHR Features

Has featureCustomizable Dashboards and Reports
Has featureAutomated Time-Off Management
Has featureEmployee Self-Service
Has featureOpen API
Has featureGlobal Settings for Multi-National Businesses

BambooHR Screenshots

BambooHR Integrations

CATS Applicant Tracking System, JazzHR, NimbleSchedule Unpublished, Cornerstone OnDemand, NetSuite, TraxPayroll.com, BeneTrac, see a full list at http://www.bamboohr.com/partners/

BambooHR Competitors

Sage People, FinancialForce HCM, WebHR, HRMSSoft, Sage, iCIMS, Ultimate UltiPro

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

BambooHR Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
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FAQ/Knowledgebase

BambooHR Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:BambooHR supports any country worldwide
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish