CakeHR Reviews

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Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 04, 2020

My thoughts on CakeHR

Score 10 out of 10
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Today, CakeHR is being used within my organization to track time off, one-on-one's, annual reviews, and goals. The features that CakeHR offered ant the price they offered was by far more superior than other HR applications I looked at. Prior to using CakeHR, we were keeping track of time off in a manually managed Excel document. CakeHR was implemented across our entire organization and has been a huge success since day 1.
  • Time off policies are clear and transparent.
  • The review process functionality was extremely easy to use.
  • Support is outstanding . If you ever run into an issue they are always available to help.
  • Onboarding document control is really easy to manage and stays consistent with a growing company.
  • A few more override features for time off. For example, I would like certain people to get notified of PTO. CakeHR can't do this currently. So I had to grant authority to approve, which gave my admin the ability to see the email of approval.
Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
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Brad Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 07, 2020

CakeHR Keeps Everyone Happy and Organized!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use CakeHR to manage any day off requests for our team. It's a great tool for keeping everyone updated on their day-off allowance and vacation day requests. It's also easy to approve requests and see reports on remaining time off. We also use this service to keep track of employee start dates and other valuable information.
  • Day Off Requests
  • Management Approvals
  • Setting up unique holidays can be a little confusing
  • Setting specific profiles for employees is a little tricky
We use CakeHR for keeping track of day-off requests and vacation time. Works great for us!
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Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 04, 2019

A solid HRIS for SME's, good price, excellent service and functionally, with regular feature updates

Score 9 out of 10
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We use CakeHR to manage all aspects of HR (ex payroll and recruitment) for all our employees in HK and Shenzhen. It's particularly useful for managing time off and employee data, and is very user-friendly - I only have to do minimal user training as its very intuitive. More recently I have been using the performance management modules to great effect and this has saved me many hours of admin and Excel sheets!
This system allows for a good deal of employee self-service through the desktop and mobile apps and speeds up their onboarding/removes the associated HR admin so we can focus on the person rather than the papers.
  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
  • Only minor tweaks to the functionality that they have queued to implement anyway.
  • The recipe functionality can be improved as some of the functions are still a bit buggy.
Wells suited for startups and SME's as it's well priced and has everything you need.
It could be used for bigger enterprises but depends on the features big firms would want - cakeHR is still growing and now with Sage, I think they will be able to target the big firms.
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Bijumon Chacko | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 10, 2020

CakeHR is a cool HR tool!

Score 10 out of 10
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I have tested many HR software and finally found a cool one. The features I like are performance management and leave management. There are simple 1-2-1 schedules, personal/company goals, and training. We can even set-up birthday alerts! Support is great and easy to reach.
  • Leave tracking.
  • 1-2-1.
  • Goals.
Cake HR is well-suited for managing people and supporting them!
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Kerri Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 11, 2019

CakeHR is like having a treat when booking time off!

Score 8 out of 10
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Our staff uses CakeHR to book off time, which is then accepted or denied by management. It is clearcut and simple to use and makes a difference when we want to efficiently look up what kind of time is left to each employee for vacation.
  • It's easy to find when dates previously booked are accepted/denied.
  • It generates the acceptance of time requested off.
  • CakeHR can be requested to remove time off as well.
  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Everyone has been able to use it with no training, which is perfect for us!
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Maaike van der Kroon | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 07, 2018

An easily usable system with great support

Score 10 out of 10
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We use CakeHR across the whole organization. Everybody in the office uses it to manage their days off. It allows us to have a good overview per person on the working days, days off, overtime, etc. This overview wasn't there before at our company and everything was tracked manually.
  • Super easy and usable system.
  • Great customer service; listens to feedback and does something with it, answers really quickly.
  • A good overview per team for managers.
  • An app available for every employee to quickly arrange a request.
  • Not all features for an HR system are available in CakeHR, but they are working on it to improve and expand
I would really recommend it to other companies. Especially to companies like ours, startups, 10+ employees. CakeHR gives you a good overview of all the teams, days off, and you have all the data about employees in one system.
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Tim Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 26, 2018

Simple and Affordable system for small and medium-sized businesses

Score 9 out of 10
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CakeHR is for the entire organization to manage HR data for our team members. This includes personal information, sick and holiday tracking, and internal employee notes.
  • Amazing customer service. Questions have been answered fast and product updates were even made based on feedback.
  • Requesting time off interface is nice for employees and managers. There is also a native mobile app available too.
  • Priced very reasonably.
  • Some features available in other HR products have not been available in Cake in the past (Performance, ATS), however, these are being rolled out now.
  • The user experience for the Admin interface is not completely intuitive.
  • Overall look and feel could be updated one day.
I'm not sure how well it scales for very large businesses, but would definitely recommend for a small to medium-sized businesses.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Employee demographic data (6)
Employment history (6)
Job profiles and administration (5)
Organizational charting (6)
Organization and location management (4)
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (1)
Approval workflow (6)
Balance details (6)
Annual carry-forward and encashment (3)
Update personal information (5)
View company policy documentation (4)
Employee recognition (4)
View job history (4)
Tracking of all physical assets (3)
Report builder (5)
Pre-built reports (5)
New hire portal (4)
Manager tracking tools (3)
Corporate goal setting (3)
Individual goal setting (3)
Line-of sight-visibility (3)
Performance tracking (3)
Performance plans (3)
Performance improvement plans (3)
Review status tracking (3)
Review reminders (3)
Multiple review frequency (3)
Create succession plans/pools (2)
Candidate development (2)

About CakeHR

According to the vendor, CakeHR is accessible, affordable and easy-to-use HR software for small to medium businesses. CakeHR is built with ease of use in mind automating every step of human resource management.

CakeHR is designed to be fast and enjoyable to use for employees and managers.

According to the vendor, key differentiators includes:

1. Easy to use

2. Very graphic

2. Great to navigate

3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android)

5. Feature set that will meet your needs

6. Award-winning software and HR blog

CakeHR targets small-to-medium businesses that don't want to get bogged down in using spreadsheets or paper to manage their employees.

CakeHR Features

Human Resource Management Features
Has featureEmployee demographic data
Has featureEmployment history
Has featureJob profiles and administration
Does not have featureWorkflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Has featureBenefits information
Has featureOrganizational charting
Has featureOrganization and location management
Has featureCompliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Payroll Management Features
Does not have featurePay calculation
Does not have featureSupport for external payroll vendors
Does not have featureOff-cycle checks
Does not have featurePayroll history for each employee
Does not have featureBenefit plan administration
Does not have featureDirect deposit files
Does not have featurePayroll tracking and auditing
Does not have featureSalary revision and increment management
Does not have featureReimbursement management
Does not have featureStatutory form management
Leave and Attendance Management Features
Has featureApproval workflow
Has featureEmail notifications
Has featureBalance details
Has featureTravel absence management
Has featureAnnual carry-forward and encashment
Employee Self Service Features
Has featureEmployee login
Does not have featureView and generate pay and benefit information
Has featureUpdate personal information
Has featureRequest time off
Has featureView job history
Has featureView company policy documentation
Does not have featureView company news and information
Has featureEmployee recognition
Asset Management Features
Has featureTracking of all physical assets
Has featureAsset issue and transfer management
Has featureAsset return
Does not have featureWarranty and after-sales status maintenance contract tracking
HR Reporting Features
Has featureReport builder
Has featurePre-built reports
Does not have featureAbility to combine HR data with external data
Integration with other HR capabilities Features
Does not have featureAdditional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
Has featureAdditional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor
Performance Management Features
Has featurePerformance plans
Has featurePerformance improvement plans
Has featureReview status tracking
Has featureReview reminders
Has featureMultiple review frequency
Succession Planning Features
Has featureCreate succession plans/pools
Does not have featureCandidate ranking
Does not have featureCandidate search
Has featureCandidate development
Onboarding Features
Has featureNew hire portal
Has featureManager tracking tools
Performance and Goals Features
Has featureCorporate goal setting
Has featureIndividual goal setting
Has featureLine-of sight-visibility
Has featurePerformance tracking
Recruiting / ATS Features
Does not have featureJob Requisition Management
Does not have featureCompany Website Posting
Does not have featurePublish to Social Media
Does not have featureJob Search Site Posting
Does not have featureDuplicate Candidate Prevention
Does not have featureApplicant Tracking
Does not have featureNotifications and Alerts
Additional Features
Has featureExpenses Management
Has featureEmployee Directory & Database
Has featureScheduling & Timesheets
Has featureReports & Analytics

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CakeHR Integrations

Slack, G Suite / Google Apps, MS Outlook, Gmail, iCal calendars

CakeHR Competitors


  • 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?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Monthly4.20per user, per month

No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required Subscribe annually for reduced pricing

CakeHR Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

CakeHR Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

CakeHR Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Samsung Knox
Supported Countries:Europe, Africa, the Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Oceania.
Supported Languages: English, Latvian, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Russian