About BambooHR

BambooHR is the number one HR software for small and medium sized businesses. BambooHR’s cloud-based system has beautifully designed, intuitive features including an applicant tracking system (ATS), onboarding with electronic signatures, automated time-off tracking, and innovative performance management. This gives HR managers more time for meaningful work, executives get accurate, timely reports, and employees can self-service their time off using a convenient mobile app.

Employees can be given self-service access to BambooHR letting them view and update their information whenever they wish. With custom permissions you can define which users have access to which information. Employees can also use the app to request time off, see what days off they are entitled to, and when other members of staff have booked time off. Managers can add time off policies and set accrual levels, approve time-off requests, and generate custom time off reports.

Aside from time off reports, BambooHR offers a range of other custom reports with the ability to filter, group and sort any of data in the system. The software also comes with a selection of pre-built reports such as salary history, age and gender data, turnover rate and more. Data can be pulled from your other 3rd party apps with BambooHR’s API and its integrations with a number of 3rd party benefit enrolment, payroll, and performance reviews software.

BambooHR also comes with an integrated application tracking system (ATS) module. The module can be used to create and publish job openings and record, review and track the status of incoming applications. There are further advanced features of the ATS module available that cover resume commenting, candidate ratings, job postings on social media and more.

BambooHR’s Time-Tracking component makes the time entry experience simple and accurate for employees and managers alike. Have access to built in reports to understand how many hours are being worked, what projects are being worked on and by whom. Employees can track hours worked on the web or in the mobile app for quick and accurate time entry and management can see and have access at any time.

BambooHR helps you keep track of all human resources activity not only through reporting, but also through email alerts. You can set up alerts to go to anyone about anything, from birthdays, to performance reviews, to insurance expirations. BambooHR also 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.

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

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
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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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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, pt-br

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 125

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Assessment Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Benchmarking
    • Benefits Management
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contractor Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • FMLA Administration
    • Feedback Management
    • File Sharing
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mass Notifications
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Country
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Organizational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Project Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resume Storage
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Talent Management
    • Task Management
    • Tax Compliance
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Trend Analysis
    • Turnover Tracking
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Workflow Management
    • Workstation Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (1 346)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,5/5

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    Jeremy S.
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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 2020/03/02

    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.

    Teresa R.
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    • Industry: Computer & Network Security
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    BambooHR and TRAX review

    Reviewed on 2021/12/21

    HR Management, Payroll, Recruiting, Termination, On Boarding, Record Retention

    HR Management, Payroll, Recruiting, Termination, On Boarding, Record Retention

    Pros

    The software is secure, easy to use, and supports the functions of a small business without the corporate challenges of working with a larger HR services and payroll firm. The price is right, the support team is responsive, timely and professional. We were able to customize our instance of the software to the business needs.

    Cons

    The software is evolving and grows to meet client needs. When we began using this in 2016, there were areas which we needed that came online and now we use fully.

    Kieran T.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Does the job

    Reviewed on 2021/12/12

    Pros

    Nice layout
    Global Calendars
    Team Structures
    Hiring permissions

    Cons

    Lack of hiring analytics
    Calendar sync
    Customizable Your Circle

    Kyra C.
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    • Industry: Wholesale
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Still Enjoying Bamboo after one year of use

    Reviewed on 2021/12/30

    Our experience has been really good. We have had very few issues and onboarding was handled very...

    Our experience has been really good. We have had very few issues and onboarding was handled very efficiently and I felt well trained when we went live. I am glad we chose bamboohr

    Pros

    Love having one place to store all my employee documents. Also love sending out forms I need signed and completed. It is so easy to see who has completed the forms and who needs reminding. Keeps me from having to keep track and from chasing people down.

    Cons

    Trax payroll seems a bit clunky. It is completely functional but is not as intuitive as it should be and the interface/look is out dated.

    Alternatives Considered

    Patriot Payroll, Rippling, UZIO, Zenefits and Gusto

    Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

    ADP was expensive and their customer service was horrific. Hours upon hours spent on hold trying to remedy errors they had made.

    Switched From

    RUN Powered by ADP

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Best fit for our needs/size of business/cost
    Brittany D.
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    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    We love BambooHR!

    Reviewed on 2021/12/21

    We absolutely love BambooHR and how it has helped us be more efficient. It allows us to keep up...

    We absolutely love BambooHR and how it has helped us be more efficient. It allows us to keep up with processes you would find in a larger company without hiring people that we can't afford as a small business.

    Pros

    We love the ease of it from both the admin side and the user side. It makes payroll painless and all of our lives easier when it comes to tracking hiring and onboarding.

    Cons

    So far, I have no complaints or ways it can improve

    Alternatives Considered

    Paychex Flex

    Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

    We had terrible customer service and the user interface was too hard/complicated for our employees

    Switched From

    ADP Workforce Now
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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    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:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, pt-br

    BambooHR supports the following devices:

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

    BambooHR integrates with the following applications:

    15Five, Ability Network, 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, JazzHR, JobScore, Jobma, Jobvite, Justworks Hours, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Lucidchart, MakeShift, Mavenlink, Maxwell Health, Motivosity, NetSuite, NetSuite CRM, Newton, Northpass, Officevibe, Okta, OneLogin, OrgChart, Paycor Talent Development, Performance Pro, PlanSource, Primalogik, Reward Gateway, SAP Litmos, Small Improvements, SmartRecruiters, SocialChorus, TalentLMS, TimeRewards, TimeWorksPlus, TravelPerk, Travitor, TriNet Hire, Workable, Workday Peakon Employee Voice, Zapier, iMocha

    BambooHR offers the following support options:

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

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