About BambooHR

With BambooHR, you can be confident that everything works together to give you an all-in-one experience that removes inefficiencies. Automate key functions, tasks, and integrations all with a single source of data. Collect and track signatures electronically to streamline your people operations in a fast, organized, environmentally conscious, and painless way for everyone involved. BambooHR helps you tap into workflows at every stage of the employee lifecycle to keep your organization running smoothly.

BambooHR has a free mobile app for iPhone and Android that syncs in real-time with your Bamboo account.


Key benefits of BambooHR

  • Employee Profiles: Managers can keep track of all employee history and recent information. Employees can update their own data. Co-workers can search the directory and discover each other's profiles.

  • BambooHR makes running payroll easy, quick, and stress-free by offering a single source of data, comprehensive payroll reporting, superior customer support, and full-service tax filing.

  • Applicant Tracking: Create job posts and track applications as they come in. Share and comment on resumes and add star ratings to candidates’ applications.

  • Time-off Management: Employees can request time off, view the company calendar and track their holiday/ sick days. Managers can approve time off and see time off reports.

  • HR Reports: Access pre-built reports or create custom reports on all kinds of data, from EEO-1 reports to age and gender profiles. Export reports to Excel, PDF & CSV.

  • Alerts: Set up email notifications to go to any member of staff to remind them of birthdays, benefit eligibility, license expirations and upcoming reviews.

  • Custom Permissions: Decide who has access to what within the system by giving specific access permissions to managers, admins and employees.

  • Globally Compatible: BambooHR supports payroll data in multiple currencies and six different languages.

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    Jeremy
    Jeremy
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    BambooHR Turns a Small Business into a Big Business

    Reviewed on 2/03/2020

    I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a...

    I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a manager instead of a paper pusher.

    Pros

    I personally like that BambooHR has different portals for its users. They've built a database that allows employees to: 1. Maintain their own records (whether the company sends or user uploaded); track time off earned, sick days used, and hours worked; while allowing the user to sign documents easily electronically; and 2. Makes being an HR manager, easy. What I mean is, creating records (employees or temps) and ensuring they have all the blocks checked (background ran, drug test paperwork properly filled out, and any other documentation needing signed) within the timeframe needed to start working - is tracked, maintained, and recorded for you... so all in all, eliminates the monotony of HR and time wasted on paperwork while assisting managers/employees in ensuring proper compliance.

    Cons

    Well, I still had to scan any documents that weren't created or automated through the software and label them. For example, I work at a satellite location; the warehouse I staff for has a basketball court out back for employees to use on their break. I had to create a document that stated employees for my agency had to make sure they were clocked out, that they were responsible for any risk of injury and that the company and staffing agency would not be held liable for any resulting injury that may occur. The rest of the staffing agency didn't need this so I still had to print out 50 copies, have each employee sign one, upload it, file it in the employee file in the software, label it, then give the copy back to the employee. This really is not an issue unless if turnover is high, this could get annoying.

    Jeff
    Jeff
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Bamboo HR, a slick but severely limited recruiting software

    Reviewed on 28/07/2020

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for...

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for those businesses that are only using the job boards to get applicants. Just don't expect much more after that.

    Pros

    The look an feel of BambooHR (BHR) is amazing! Its almost like Facebook for recruiting. It is very intuitive for what it does and offers to the administrator and end user. The applicant tracking system is very easy to use and goes the extra mile with automation and thoughtfulness concerning on-boarding and then " flowing" into the core HRIS. The BHR system was chosen by a previous HR professional that clearly had a recruiting bias. Although important, more vetting should have been done to make a sound choice for long term success regarding the needs of a small to mid-size business.

    Cons

    Beyond what I described above there is limited functionality without also purchasing and integrating other systems through a "bolt-on" approach. By "Bolt-on" I mean that BHR will not automate between the core HR system of BHR and a timekeeping system, a payroll system, benefits administration system, leave administration system. The ability to have a robust system is possible but is not practical or cost effective with BambooHR. In order to get a full platform, covering the full life cycle of and employee, through BHR, a business would have to pay upwards of 30-40 dollars per employee per month. Simply put other options are available and far more robust with better long term results for less money- See my review of APS Payroll for an example.

    Alternatives Considered

    APS Payroll, Paycom, ADP Workforce Now, Namely and Paycor

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Price and lack of proper education as to the actual functionality and potential cost of the system beyond on-boarding.
    Kim
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    • Industry: Insurance
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best decision we made as an organization!

    Reviewed on 2/02/2024

    I have been very happy with my overall experience and enjoy the consistency it has brought to my...

    I have been very happy with my overall experience and enjoy the consistency it has brought to my department and the company as a whole.

    Pros

    I came on board with all employee and contractor files in paper form and it was hard to stay consistent in knowing what everyone had at every location. This enables me to clear up missing documentation and provide important documents to everyone in a consistent and timely manner.

    Cons

    All the features we use at this time are beneficial. I would like to have an easier option to pull reports without having to create a report every time I want to view or pull information quickly.

    Chris
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Worst HR Company Provider EVER!

    Reviewed on 22/01/2020

    Since moving to their new Payroll service (Trax Payroll) BambooHR has been in the business of...

    Since moving to their new Payroll service (Trax Payroll) BambooHR has been in the business of keeping us from HR compliance and has made processing payroll much more time consuming and frustrating. All with a lack of professional and effective customer support. They have mishandled payroll taxes, W-2's and account access once we notified them of changing to a better HR management solution. This has truly been a nightmare that won't end.

    Pros

    The software does have some nice features like Performance Management.

    Cons

    The worst payroll software in history! Sold me a bill of goods that everything was integrated, however, they use a remote link which is clunky and extremely frustrating to use unless everything is "just right". Do your research - there is better out there along with excellent customer support. I had to manually add employee PTO each pay period as their system was not integrated with their Payroll software.

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    Gusto, QuickBooks Time and TriNet Zenefits

    Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

    Was moving from three HR systems into one, although in actuality, it was really moving into two systems - BambooHR and Trax.

    Switched From

    Gusto

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    We didn't consider other alternatives as we were already using BambooHR for everything except Time Tracking and Payroll. This was a HUGE mistake on our part. We have now completed a change away from BambooHR after doing a complete review of alternative products. Much happier without the frustration of using their antiquated payroll system.
    Grace
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I miss BambooHR

    Reviewed on 2/12/2023

    Loved the tool, our company just outgrew it

    Loved the tool, our company just outgrew it

    Pros

    The tool is great for smaller and growing companies. The functionality left little to be desired

    Cons

    The lack of customizability under certain groups of data, like onboarding and employee data

    Alternatives Considered

    Workday HCM

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    We weren't big enough to justify workday or the implementation
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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$250.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Pricing is based on number of employees, with volume discounts as the employee count rises. There are two features packages to choose from: Essentials or Advantage.

    BambooHR has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000

    BambooHR supports the following languages:

    Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

    BambooHR supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    BambooHR integrates with the following applications:

    15Five, Absorb LMS, Applauz Recognition, ApplicantPRO, BambooHR, Beekeeper, Bitium, Bonusly, Breezy, CATS, Carta, Carta by Archon Systems, Comeet, Cornerstone HR, Deputy, Engagedly, GoodHire, Google Calendar, Greenhouse, Grovo, Humanity, Indeed, Inovalon Provider Cloud, JazzHR, JobScore, Jobma, Jobvite, Justworks Hours, Kantata, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Litmos, Lucidchart, MakeShift, Maxwell Health, Motivosity, NetSuite, NetSuite CRM, Newton, Northpass, Officevibe, Okta, OneLogin, OrgChart, Paycor Talent Development, Performance Pro, PlanSource, Primalogik, Reward Gateway, Small Improvements, SmartRecruiters, SocialChorus, TalentLMS, TimeRewards, TravelPerk, Travitor, TriNet Hire, Workable, Workday Peakon Employee Voice, WorkforceHub Time & Attendance, Zapier, iMocha

    BambooHR offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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