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
  • Subscription

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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    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premises

    Markets

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

    Supported Languages

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

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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
    • Customisable 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

    4.6 /5
    (1,826)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.5/5

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    Sarah
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
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    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to Use HRIS

    Reviewed on 04/08/2022

    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.
    Ryan
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great HRIS For Start-ups!

    Reviewed on 14/07/2022

    I haven't had any negative remarks from employees or managers about BambooHR; I think it excels in...

    I haven't had any negative remarks from employees or managers about BambooHR; I think it excels in almost every category for an HRIS.

    Pros

    BambooHR has a great user interface, robust integrations, a wonderfully designed time tracking tool, and their payroll is reliable and easy to work with!

    Cons

    I think BambooHR falls short with some of their HR compliance stuff, which has recently become more complex.

    Alternatives Considered

    Gusto and ADP Workforce Now

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    At the time, we were looking for something that was not only cost effective, but easy to use and familiar with employees to decrease implementation time.
    Melissa
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Easy HRIS Tool for Small-Mid Size Companies

    Reviewed on 28/06/2022

    Pros

    This software is very easy to customize to your organization's individual needs - especially if you are a start-up or small scale-up business. BambooHR also integrates with a lot of tools making the value skyrocket. It's also visually extremely easy to use and set up, and running reports is simple and fast.

    Cons

    We're moving into being a bigger size company which is complicated our workflow and the number of tools/integrations that we have set up with it. We're having to do a lot of different customization which means it's adding a layer of complication to our daily jobs.

    We now need something a little bit more robust. It would also be ideal to have different access level permissions as different people in the HR Team need to have specific access to data and information, while others don't.

    Heidi
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • 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

    Free up your HR Department to do their best work

    Reviewed on 23/05/2022

    Due to implementing BambooHR, we moved from having 8-10 spreadsheets that required daily maintenance...

    Due to implementing BambooHR, we moved from having 8-10 spreadsheets that required daily maintenance to being able to have one system of record. This has allowed us to onboard employees more seamlessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from PDF time off request forms and a Google Out of the Office calendar that we had to manually maintain to using time off in BambooHR and implementing the iCal feeds so everyone knows who is out of the office at a glance.

    Pros

    Getting employee buy in and adoption is easy due to how intuitive the end-user experience is with BambooHR, especially with Google Single Sign On. As the administrator, I have the ability to make changes and implement things quickly on the backend without having to make a request and wait for someone else to make the changes for me. Having a streamlined and consistent onboarding and offboarding process ensures that new hires are set up for success and offboarding employees accounts and data are turned off in a timely manner.

    Cons

    BambooHR may not have as many robust features as some of the other HRIS out there, but they are always adding new features and making improvements, which is good to see. You may have to add some app integrations in areas like recruiting and benefits administration, if you want all the bells and whistles.

    Parvez
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    When HR goes green

    Reviewed on 15/06/2022

    We have offices in 3 countries and each unit was trying to follow same process. In fact, everybody...

    We have offices in 3 countries and each unit was trying to follow same process. In fact, everybody was working in their own way and it is very difficult to get everything arranged properly. With BambooHR, the process is same for everyone, with the possibility to make exceptions when needed

    Pros

    The interface is so well designed and intuitive, that it makes the adoption of this software instantaneous even for them more skeptical employees

    Cons

    BambooHR lacks the functionality for resource scheduling which would have made it a complete all in one software

    Alternatives Considered

    Zoho CRM

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Functionality and ease of use along with the price
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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:

    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, 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, 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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