BambooHR

BambooHR Reviews

Customer Verified

Do you work for this company? Learn how we help vendors

Ratings and Reviews
(1-25 of 72)

Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Jennifer Hagen, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR is well suited for small companies. If you have more than 100 employees in your company you might want to look at a different solution. It has both add-on opportunities if you need benefits administration or other components that it doesn’t provide as an HRIS. As far as onboarding new employees, it makes it very simple and user-friendly for both the employer and the new employee.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I think this system is a great solution for an HRIS. Our company used it for about 2 years and the only reason we quit was [that] through the pandemic we were no longer hiring (which was the function we were using Bamboo for the most) and we needed to make better cost decisions.
November 30, 2021

BambooHR Review

Jeffrey Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I would recommend BambooHR to any company that is needing help with tracking employee vacation days as well as those who are looking to grow their teams through the interviewing and hiring process. This is a useful tool that allows for centralized documentation of these important events. Overall it is easy to use.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We used but ultimately have switched away from BambooHR. When we used them they solved a lot of the issues we had running an operation of 60+ users. However, some of the reporting, customization through the limited payroll providers, and other smaller issues lead us to change our software in the last year or so. The pricing was also less competitive with the sometimes lackluster integrations and reporting they allowed at the base level.
November 24, 2021

Extraordinarily helpful!

MacKenzie Knoll | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It is super good for a well-structured company. If the company were newer or less structured, it might take some time to get used to using it. There are so many features, and it can be overwhelming to figure out what is beneficial to use.
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Well, first of all, it is a cloud-based operating system that ensures extra room for its users. To track and manage essential information of any employee is the main thing we use this software among us the HR executives. An update of personalized HRIS information makes the managerial sector easy. Timely reports of any executive are an easy solution to handle with. But it needed to improvise for large-scale operations.
Sergei Tkachenko | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
[BambooHR] is perfect for:
  1. It is perfect for requesting VL, SL, day off, etc.
  2. Looking through the org chart.
  3. Keeping all the personal and job information about your team.
  4. Providing, receiving, requesting feedbacks.
  5. Looking through the company's announcements, reports, events.
  6. Requesting some team changes: position, bonuses, compensation, etc.

I'm not sure if it still so useful for you if not a manager.
For me personally, it lacks some functionality to process some surveys and feedbacks customly, including NPS for example, or other metrics to measure the pulse in dynamics.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR is a great starter HRIS for new companies or ones who have never used an HRIS. It is a good tool for the employee life-cycle, but weak in performance management and benefits. I send enhancement requests almost daily. I often ask customer service is their own HR department uses this because it sure doesn't seem as productive as it could be. BambooHR often will tell you when making inquiries to find out if they can enhance a feature that if you don't like it, find a new product. The CEO has often said he cares more about employees than customers, because if they are happy the customers will be happy. This is indicative of the lack of real change and the lame 30-30 monthly promos that attempt to suggest changes are being made when no productive changes really every happen.
December 01, 2021

Highly Recommend!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR is great for small companies that want to reduce administrative time and improve candidate and employee experience. As an organization grows and becomes more complex, there are some limitations that need workarounds, perhaps by purchasing more specialized software that integrates.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR is appropriate for companies with 100+ employees to keep track of everyone. It allows for organizations to keep everyone in one place with all of their info that may be needed. Companies with smaller head-counts won't have much use for this type of more extreme organization. Growing companies can utilize this early on to prepare for future growth.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR allowed our organization to consolidate our tech stack and get rid of several other products that performed similar functions to BambooHR, but none had this tool's depth. It has allowed us to bring several different functions into one place, which has made it a lot easier for our admin team to manage. BambooHR is a full service that covers all our organizational needs, given that we're ~100 employees now. We don't foresee the need to move from this platform, given how scalable it is.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I think BambooHR is an excellent product for companies from small to moderately large. It is easily manageable by a competent human resources department and provides robust functionality in the areas that you care most. Don't ask it to go too far out of it's lane, such as trying to implement your asset inventory via custom fields. Overall, an excellent product.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
In any situation that a company needs to track PTO and submit time off, this is a perfect fit and is super easy to use. The interface is simple and intuitive. If a team is not tracking PTO, maybe part-time employment, I don't know if there would be much use for them. It's hard for me to imagine a company that wouldn't be a good fit.
Javier Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Since it shows all the results performed during the recruitment processes, it would be quite useful to implement BambooHR in order to get new employees and to be able to gradually create a fully modern network, with a constantly updated staff of employees who can bring in fresh ideas. Is recommended to work extensively with large lists of personnel reports, which could be useful for human resources departments that focus on generating payments to employees based on their work capacity. Basically it is useful for payroll departments (in the area of human resources accounting) of large companies with different branches. Since it unifies the information of all employees of a given branch or franchise, it could be used to access the employee records of the whole company, and check if employees have had the opportunity to work in another branch. This way, if required, the employee could be changed for another one, as a rotation, and a generalist work network could be created, where each branch has the same methodologies.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR is a great tool for small and medium-sized businesses but might not work well in large multinational organizations. It does a great job at automating employee onboarding and also generating a lot of HR reports saving a lot of time and money. Since they have mobile apps available, it's more suited to teams working remotely and especially in today's post-COVID-19 world.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Bamboo is at its best when it's being utilized to find high-level information. The drop-off comes with the features that rely on input from upline managers or HR. If you need to recall a direct report's salary, when making raise adjustments relative to a set pool of allocated money, BambooHR is a great tool. If you need to see what your current premiums are for your own insurance, you're better off looking elsewhere.
Candace Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Recruiters use the Applicant Tracking System feature to post jobs to popular social media platforms and sharing sites, the recruiters are notified as candidates move through the application process and can answer candidates questions directly through the in-app messaging feature. Inside BambooHR managers will find relevant HR functions, tracking capabilities, personnel data modules and advanced reporting capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
If you have a small to mid sized company, BambooHR might be really good for you and your company. It is very simple to navigate and easy to learn for all users. It has a good user interface and is appealing to look at. As well as has most functionality needed for HR (time off, benefits, employee information, etc).
April 22, 2021

BambooHR Review

David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
[BambooHR is a] very effective and simple HR management system. It meets the requirements of the company due to its available features. Some features can do for a little improvement but it's not a deal breaker.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
BambooHR is recommended because it has many stable cloud integrations, streamlining the storage of employee and applicant information in the cloud of our choice, which makes us not worry about the security of our work content and daily reports. It is excellent for planning the creation of new format schedules for employee documents, depending on whether you are working with integrations to sales services, making sure that the work is varied enough and that you are using your own branding image. It is very productive in cross-referencing employee data within reports. That is, in combining and comparing results to create more complete analyses, creating workgroups depending on the type of project to be used, so that the HHRR department is the decision-maker.

BambooHR Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Human Resource Management (7)
83%
8.3
Employee demographic data (57)
84%
8.4
Employment history (63)
89%
8.9
Job profiles and administration (62)
85%
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (54)
84%
8.4
Organizational charting (59)
79%
7.9
Organization and location management (55)
84%
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (37)
75%
7.5
Payroll Management (7)
83%
8.3
Pay calculation (35)
87%
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors (31)
80%
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment (14)
84%
8.4
Benefit plan administration (41)
79%
7.9
Direct deposit files (40)
83%
8.3
Salary revision and increment management (41)
84%
8.4
Reimbursement management (23)
86%
8.6
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
90%
9.0
Approval workflow (61)
92%
9.2
Balance details (54)
90%
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment (50)
88%
8.8
Employee Self Service (5)
85%
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information (45)
87%
8.7
Update personal information (66)
89%
8.9
View company policy documentation (55)
83%
8.3
Employee recognition (47)
77%
7.7
View job history (63)
91%
9.1
Asset Management (1)
81%
8.1
Tracking of all physical assets (32)
81%
8.1
HR Reporting (3)
76%
7.6
Report builder (50)
79%
7.9
Pre-built reports (49)
79%
7.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data (42)
71%
7.1
Onboarding (2)
83%
8.3
New hire portal (52)
84%
8.4
Manager tracking tools (51)
82%
8.2
Performance and Goals (4)
80%
8.0
Corporate goal setting (33)
79%
7.9
Individual goal setting (38)
83%
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility (28)
78%
7.8
Performance tracking (33)
81%
8.1
Performance Management (5)
81%
8.1
Performance plans (38)
79%
7.9
Performance improvement plans (37)
81%
8.1
Review status tracking (38)
80%
8.0
Review reminders (41)
83%
8.3
Multiple review frequency (35)
80%
8.0
Succession Planning (4)
77%
7.7
Create succession plans/pools (24)
77%
7.7
Candidate ranking (28)
78%
7.8
Candidate search (28)
77%
7.7
Candidate development (25)
77%
7.7
Recruiting / ATS (7)
80%
8.0
Job Requisition Management (31)
77%
7.7
Company Website Posting (35)
80%
8.0
Publish to Social Media (32)
78%
7.8
Job Search Site Posting (33)
81%
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (29)
74%
7.4
Applicant Tracking (38)
81%
8.1
Notifications and Alerts (41)
86%
8.6

What is 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.

BambooHR Features

  • Supported: Customizable Dashboards and Reports
  • Supported: Automated Time-Off Management
  • Supported: Employee Self-Service
  • Supported: Open API
  • Supported: Global Settings for Multi-National Businesses

BambooHR Screenshots

Reporting Made EasyReadily Accessible Employee Information

BambooHR Integrations

BambooHR Competitors

BambooHR Pricing

Starting Price: $59

More Pricing Information

BambooHR Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesBambooHR supports any country worldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BambooHR?

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.

How much does BambooHR cost?

BambooHR starts at $59.

What is BambooHR's best feature?

Reviewers rate Approval workflow highest, with a score of 9.2.

Who uses BambooHR?

The most common users of BambooHR are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.