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 Version
  • 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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    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

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 143

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

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (2,117)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.5/5

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    Kylie
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Loving BambooHR

    Reviewed on 12/7/2022

    With the use of BambooHR, we're reducing paper-based documents and uploading it only. This is good...

    With the use of BambooHR, we're reducing paper-based documents and uploading it only. This is good because it can be accessed at any time and it is easier to keep track of documents rather than filing them. I am also able to run reports and customize it based on the information that I am looking for.

    Pros

    BambooHR is very user-friendly. It has a clean layout and can be customized based on the needs of the organization. The overall site is easy to navigate and has the tabs that I need to manage employee data. I like that the HRIS acts as an internal intranet site for employees.

    Cons

    Training tab - employees are not able to upload their own certificates. For example, if there are 6 mandatory training modules and I have 6 new hires, I would need to upload 36 files into their training tab. It's tedious and time consuming for the admin.Templates - while this is a smart feature, I think it should be broken down into two. One is for an actual template that applies to all staff (primarily forms). For contracts that require signature, it is not necessary to upload the contract as a template (since it's only used once) and request for the signature. With this, we usually use an external party to get the signatures from both parties and upload it into documents. It would be nice if this can be integrated in BambooHR so everything is in one place. Also, if the "contract" specified to an individual becomes a template, there is a risk of uploading/ sharing it by error to another employee.Cost - I wish there was an option for non-profit to save money on the software especially we're a smaller company. The cost increased a lot from July and it is also in USD which impacts the overall fee since we're a Canadian organization.

    Mikayla
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I Love BambooHR

    Reviewed on 12/6/2022

    Overall, I love BambooHR and would recommend it to any small to medium-sized company that is...

    Overall, I love BambooHR and would recommend it to any small to medium-sized company that is looking for a simple solution to connecting and managing their workforce.

    Pros

    The best thing about BambooHR is how user-friendly it is for all of our employees. The interface is so efficient which limits the amount of time we spend training new employees on the software. I also love the level of support we receive from BambooHR when we need it. Their customer service is top-tier!

    Cons

    Although we have seen Bamboo grow and adapt in many ways over the years, there are still features that we'd love to see come to life. I appreciate the ability to suggest new product developments, but I sometimes feel limited when it comes to exit interviews and report customization.

    Alternatives Considered

    PowerSchool and Paycor

    Switched From

    Paycom
    Italia
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    BambooHR makes our work easier!

    Reviewed on 12/1/2022

    I overall loved the whole experience, from the introduction, sales/acquisition of the software, to...

    I overall loved the whole experience, from the introduction, sales/acquisition of the software, to the onboarding and data transfer. The Salesperson and Project Manager of our account made us feel decided about Bamboo from the very first approach. We feel candidate onboarding and administration of our personnel in the Company has become much more manageable.

    Pros

    What I like the most about Bamboo is that tracking PTO, benefits, and celebrations is much easier compared to other software we've used before. This unique "social network" design has made it user-friendly for our employees regardless of their age.

    Cons

    What I didn't love is that we couldn't find integration with LinkedIn for job postings. We had to use LinkedIn externally for recruiting.

    Alternatives Considered

    Lattice

    Reasons for Choosing BambooHR

    We needed a more accurate / visible PTO tracking.

    Switched From

    Zenefits

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Price, features
    Anna
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Amazing Customer Service, Always Looking to Improve

    Reviewed on 12/1/2022

    Overall we have really benefitted from Bamboo. I think the next big thing for Bamboo would be to...

    Overall we have really benefitted from Bamboo. I think the next big thing for Bamboo would be to offer a scheduling tool within the software. They partner with another company in this as an alternative, but I believe Bamboo could utilize their amazing innovation and forwarding thinking capabilities to create a great scheduling tool.

    Pros

    We love the customer service Bamboo provides. 90% of the time I have someone helping me within 2 minutes. And they always know the answer. If what I am wanting to do is not an option, they push it up the line and a group reviews these requests constantly. Bamboo is always looking to improve their product, which I appreciate and I want to be a part of a company that is always looking forward to the future's possibilities.

    Cons

    Our main issue is with payroll. We would love to utilize it, but you can only have one tax ID. We have multiple tax IDs for multiple locations and employees cross over between them constantly. The work around was for us to have multiple Bamboo accounts to accommodate for the multiple tax IDs. But this is not cost efficient for us.

    Jade
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    BambooHR literally has everything our company requires.

    Reviewed on 9/19/2022

    Overall, it was a fantastic experience; hiring and tracking new employees was a breeze. We use...

    Overall, it was a fantastic experience; hiring and tracking new employees was a breeze. We use Learning Management System (LMS) and integrating the two is straightforward. The app is useful for tracking time and work hours, especially since most of us work abroad. And security is top notch. We store people's information here, and we like how BambooHR performs security checks and locks on its own when you are not in front of your computer.

    Pros

    We previously used Time Doctor to track our time and for payroll. However, as the company expanded. We want a system that allows us to track all employees from their assessment/ job application to their onboarding. We can even send new hire packets to get them prepared for the job.
    This includes what they needed to do on their first day, what documents they needed to submit, and who they should contact. It's also easy to track time off request and UPTOs. BambooHR can also be integrated with LMS tools such as TalentLMS.
    As a user, the app is very useful; seeing your timesheet hours and pay period, as well as the payroll reminder, is a great feature.

    Cons

    The training section of BambooHR is a little complicated, and adding new training and categories is done alphabetically. As a result, having your own training roadmap and guidelines causes everything to become jumbled. When we asked their support team for help in resolving the issue, they were able to help us by manually assigning a number to each category. Another thing is, marking each training category as complete must be done one at a time. It takes a lot of effort, but it works.

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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, Kantata, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Lucidchart, MakeShift, 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 Software, Phone Support, Chat

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