Great central HR system! Recommend for smaller/agile companies that don't have a dedicated HR person
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2018

Great central HR system! Recommend for smaller/agile companies that don't have a dedicated HR person

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BambooHR

We currently use BambooHR for all HR aspects of the business, including any leave (PTO, sick days etc), as well as the form/signature for all open enrollment/healthcare benefits. There are other aspects that work well for our company, including your favorite bagel!! BambooHR is synced with our calendars so we can see when people are out of office/offline, holidays and birthdays etc.
  • Communication of time off - BambooHR does a really great job of emailing the project management team as to who will be out a week in advance and then also syncs with our calendars. It enables us to manage resources well in advance and avoid any allocation risks.
  • Central system with all healthcare docs/submitting applications etc - Unlike a lot of systems, BambooHR's setup for open enrollment and finding medical docs is really easy. You can fill out/sign the forms without needing to print anything and easily find all the info you need. This also includes 401k and disability benefits as well.
  • Time-off calculator - The homepage nav features a calculator to see how much and what time off you have to use. It's front and center so a good reminder to use it! You can also see how much remaining PTO you have for the year.
  • User Experience - the user experience for personal assessments isn't easy to find. It's a little clunky to use, but still better than other companies (For specifics: All of those links should be featured in the top navigation so it's easy to get to. Otherwise I have to go My info -> performance)
  • Announcements - I receive the email, but have a hard time finding old announcements. E.g. company holidays are announced, but after a few weeks it disappears from the homepage.
  • Documents/Files - These are similar, but live in two entirely separate places, this also goes back to the user experience, but it can take a while to find the document I'm looking for.
  • It has enabled my company to accurately track employee time off and maintain a system.
  • We're a small company, so having a central tool has made it less of a burden on our managing partner.
  • Company employees are well informed and the tool provides a much better experience to find out info needed.
BambooHR is a great tool that I don't think we are using to its full advantage. I love that it's customized specifically for your company and provides a reliable central place for everything HR related. Would recommend for any small company that is looking to streamline their HR system. The platform includes anything from PTO requests to peer feedback and personal assessments. You can find colleague contact info, healthcare/401k docs etc.

The tool does however feel a little clunky and hard to find specific docs or where I need to go. I largely use my email to click out through that rather than go to the homepage.

BambooHR Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
8
Employment history
5
Job profiles and administration
8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
8
Organizational charting
8
Organization and location management
8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
8
Benefit plan administration
9
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
Annual carry-forward and encashment
10
View and generate pay and benefit information
7
Update personal information
10
View job history
10
View company policy documentation
10
Employee recognition
10
Tracking of all physical assets
10
Report builder
Not Rated
Pre-built reports
Not Rated
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
10
Performance improvement plans
10
Review status tracking
10
Review reminders
10
Multiple review frequency
10
Create succession plans/pools
10
Candidate ranking
Not Rated
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
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated