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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    Sarah
    Sarah
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to Use HRIS

    Reviewed on 2022/08/04

    I love Bamboo! Very happy with it, and excited to see what the future holds.

    I love Bamboo! Very happy with it, and excited to see what the future holds.

    Pros

    The product is very easy to use. The customer support is incredible. The system is aesthetically pleasing. Bamboo listens to feedback and is always updating and releasing new features based on customer feedback.

    Cons

    Some features are not the most robust. Time tracking and reporting specifically. Bamboo does not have built-in scheduling. The employee notes feature could be more like applicant notes (replies, attachments, email notifications).

    Alternatives Considered

    Humanity and Deputy

    Switched From

    UKG Ready

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Ease of use, better customer support, better features.
    Sara
    Sara
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    BambooHr is the most intuitive HR software available

    Reviewed on 2023/07/27

    My company had a lot of manual processes before we started using Bamboo. Bamboo simplified these...

    My company had a lot of manual processes before we started using Bamboo. Bamboo simplified these procedures and freed up time that I could put toward other responsibilities. A certification tracking system was recently implemented. It wasn't as easy to set up as I'd hoped, but with the help of customer service, we're all set up and everyone (including managers) is getting reminders about upcoming courses and certifications.

    Pros

    As an HR manager, BambooHR equips me with resources to improve workers' lives on the job. In times of need, I receive prompt assistance from BambooHR. Simply put, Bamboo HR is a joy to work with. It's user-friendly enough for small businesses without a human resources department to implement and utilize with no training.

    Cons

    If we had a little more leeway, we could replace the generic performance assessment questions with ones specific to our company.

    Lauren
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Good value for small companies

    Reviewed on 2024/02/20

    Overall, BambooHR is a good quality solution at an affordable price. Just know going into it that...

    Overall, BambooHR is a good quality solution at an affordable price. Just know going into it that you're not getting the top of the line system with all of the customizations and bells and whistles of other software. They're rolling out updates all the time so I'm hopeful that it will continue to improve over time.

    Pros

    BambooHR is relatively easy to implement - not overly complicated. Some HRIS companies spend 12 weeks on implementation but BambooHR's implementation process is based around 5 or 6 one hour phone calls and their implementation specialists do a nice job of walking you through everything. The system is simple and intuitive for our blue collar employees. It's an affordable HRIS solution for small to medium businesses who don't need a super robust platform.

    Cons

    It's not as customizable as they make it seem. There have been quite a few functions that I expected that it would have the capabilities to do and I just get told "no, the system can't do that". They have good customer service response time but you're routed to anyone in the queue so there's no consistency of an Account Manager or dedicated support person. And their benefits administration solution is not nearly developed enough yet, in my opinion. If you're currently using a separate benadmin solution, leave it where it is until Bamboo has made some major improvements on their version.

    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 2020/01/22

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    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.
    Dianne
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Promising Upgrades

    Reviewed on 2023/12/18

    BHR is great for smaller business needs. The functionality of the program for smaller HR/Payroll...

    BHR is great for smaller business needs. The functionality of the program for smaller HR/Payroll teams is great. For larger employee count that does multiple bonus and other unique payroll needs are a bit more manual in getting the system to work the way needed.

    Pros

    Integration of Trax payroll to BHR. Eliminating Remote Link and allowing more direct integration from HR to Payroll has been a great upgrade. Payroll processing is smoother and faster.

    Cons

    Need to see more Payroll reports in BHR and allow for custom report writing of Payroll data.

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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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