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.

Pricing starting from:

US$250.00/month

  • 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

    Countries available

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others

    Supported Languages

    Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German and 2 others

    Pricing starting from:

    US$250.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 147

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Archiving & Retention
    • 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
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Disability Insurance Administration
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Benefits Administration
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • File Sharing
    • GPS
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting/Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • HSA/FSA Administration
    • Health Insurance Administration
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Jobs Board
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Learning & Development
    • Leave Tracking
    • Life Insurance Administration
    • Mass Notifications
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • OSHA Compliance
    • Onboarding
    • Ongoing Performance Tracking
    • Online Benefits Enrollment
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Organisational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Pipeline Management
    • Policy Management
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Question Library
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-Time Analytics
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resume Database
    • Resume Search
    • Resume Storage
    • Retirement Plan Management
    • 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
    • Skills Tracking
    • 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
    • Visual Analytics
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Workflow Management
    • Workstation Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (2,779)
    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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    Jackie
    Jackie
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Effective, time saving, keeps you organized!

    Reviewed on 01/12/2022

    I am really happy that we chose BambooHR, it keeps me organized, it takes care of reminders, which...

    I am really happy that we chose BambooHR, it keeps me organized, it takes care of reminders, which it was a huge problem that I had before, having to remember each employee dates of hire, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, etc. I also like that all our locations are under the same platform, so it is really easy to find employee's information. You can also have all the documents signed electronically, which saves time, paper & trees! I definitely recommend it.

    Pros

    I like the fact that reminds you about everything! we were able to set up reminders for employee eligibility for benefits, for employee discounts, for evaluations and much more! I love that I can have the employee's information in one platform, including the staff in Madrid. We are able to communicate with everyone at the same time. I also like that the employee onboarding makes them part of the team immediately!

    Cons

    Sometimes is confusing where to find things. The implementation was a little rushed. We weren't able to go back and review items when we had doubts, it seems to be that the trainer has a schedule that they can't miss, even if you have questions.

    Alternatives Considered

    WorkBright

    Reasons for Switching to BambooHR

    Didn't have as many features as BambooHR and it was not user friendly
    Jeff
    Jeff
    Overall rating
    • 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.
    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 20/02/2024

    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.

    Aisha
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good product

    Reviewed on 12/09/2023

    Like the product for starting companies, but as your processes and strategy become more detailed, I...

    Like the product for starting companies, but as your processes and strategy become more detailed, I am not sure if Bamboohr can manage properly as a stand-alone platform. Like the HRIS, the rest of the features are not robust

    Pros

    Love the simplicity of the HRIS system to allow for tracking personnel

    Cons

    The payroll system and time management are not as robust as it needs to be. Unlike optional features such as performance or applicant tracking that are not critical to risk management, the payroll and time management must be up to par to ensure customers are compliant with state regulations, able to identify and correct discrepancies quickly, and able to customize reporting to identify labor cost trends. Unfortunately, the payroll and time tracking doesn't relate.1 Example: We cannot track if meals are being taken or the system does not alert us when someone does not take their required lunch breaks. Depending on state, there are penalties associated with this2 Example: If an employee is scheduled to be terminated on a specific day, they are automatically taken out of the system before ensuring they were paid their last check. States have many different regulations around when a former employee must be paid their final check. We would have to alter the person's last day and final pay date in order to process their last check, which can cause incorrect records if we forget to switch the dates back to correct separation date. If we schedule termination ahead of time, we have no way of tracking who is up for termination soon or no notice that the person was removed from payroll ensuring timely payment. 3 Example: Timetracking is more than just about having the ability to clock in and out with approval. There is very limited reporting that can be pulled to track labor cost

    Anna
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Game Changer

    Reviewed on 31/01/2024

    BambooHR has been a game changer for us. We have seen an increase in applicants and we save time on...

    BambooHR has been a game changer for us. We have seen an increase in applicants and we save time on a daily basis through the use of the product.

    Pros

    BambooHR made our application process smooth for both administrative users and applicants. We are able to track someone from first application to hiring and then easily transfer over to the onboarding process.

    Cons

    Our only negative was that it did not integrate well with our payroll system that we were already utilizing, but even then I think we could work around this if we had the skillset to develop.

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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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