Outstanding UI and Flexibility from BambooHR!
Sonny Spencer, ACA | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 21, 2018

Outstanding UI and Flexibility from BambooHR!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BambooHR

BambooHR is a flexible HRMS that the business uses to manage employee on-boarding, off-boarding, PTO, etc.

Its excellent reporting module and great UI make for a great experience. Having never used BambooHR before and not receiving any official training, I found it very simple to use and navigate.
  • Intuitive and user friendly UI. They really did a great job with this.
  • Great reporting module. Good set of base reports and ability to easily customize and create your own.
  • Great on-boarding experience. Simplified our workflow and helped automate the process.
  • I found the playform not so intuitive when it came to customizing user role permissions. Again, I had no formal training, so I suspect this is more user inexperience vs a system issue.
  • Very minor, but to access the main company calendar you have to hover over a particular section of the homepage. Employees would often struggle to find this.
  • I honestly cannot think of anything else. It really is a well thought out and designed platform.
  • Flexibility is key for a small business and the SaaS offering made for a small investment/commitment. This, coupled with the flexibility and great orientation of the platform made for a great return on investment.
  • Efficiency saves time and therefore money. BambooHR’s dynamic workflows and approval routings saved many hours through automating of emails vs manual preparing and sending. It ensured consistency for our on-boarding process and fairness to all candidates for job openings by allowing tailored, yet consistent messaging to successful and unsuccessful candidates.
  • Transparency is important for a smaller business. The flexible role permissions allow the business to grant access to all areas of the system, as needed. It allows employees access to their own information that the company has stored on record and the ability to update, as necessary. This ability, again for a relativey small monthly fee, made for a great ROI for the business.
BambooHR is far more flexible, easier to navigate and has a far superior UI compared with Paylocity.
I would definitely recommend for smaller companies looking for a SaaS HRMS. It’s cost effective and flexible offering makes it ideal for smaller companies.

I would also recommend for larger companies too - role permissions, workflows, etc. can all be set and managed at a global level. Speaking of which, this system is also suitable for a global company as it allows for differentiation between locations for reporting, work calendars, on-boarding, etc.

BambooHR Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
10
Job profiles and administration
10
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organizational charting
10
Organization and location management
10
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
10
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
10
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
Annual carry-forward and encashment
10
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
10
View company policy documentation
10
Employee recognition
10
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
10
Pre-built reports
10
Ability to combine HR data with external data
10
Performance plans
10
Performance improvement plans
10
Review status tracking
10
Review reminders
10
Multiple review frequency
10
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
Candidate ranking
10
Candidate search
10
Candidate development
10
New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
10
Corporate goal setting
10
Individual goal setting
10
Line-of sight-visibility
10
Performance tracking
10
Job Requisition Management
10
Company Website Posting
10
Publish to Social Media
10
Job Search Site Posting
10
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
10
Notifications and Alerts
10