BambooHR Software


 

BambooHR is an online human resources (HR) software service for small and midsized businesses. BambooHR helps small and growing companies transition from spreadsheets to a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) that adapts to their changing needs. HR professionals can focus their time on meaningful work by using BambooHR’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and HRIS to manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle.

A winner of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, BambooHR serves tens of thousands of employees in 70 countries worldwide and in multiple currencies.

BambooHR gives executives visibility into strategic indicators like employee turnover and retention. BambooHR is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, so businesses only need to pay a low monthly subscription based on the number of employees and a one-time implementation fee. There’s no extra charge for customization, multiple administrators, enhanced features, support or inactive employees.

 

BambooHR - Customizable dashboard
 
  • BambooHR - Customizable dashboard
    Customizable dashboard
  • BambooHR - Self-service
    Self-service
  • BambooHR - Customers
    Customers
  • BambooHR - Tracking
    Tracking
  • BambooHR - Time-off tracking
    Time-off tracking
  • BambooHR - File organization
    File organization
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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from A-C Electric Company
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I enjoyed the custom reports I was able to run for Payroll. This is a great ATS for company sizes in the 50-100 range.

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Ease in reporting

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Mainly for small company solutions

 
 

from Performance Painting
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Bamboo HR has significantly helped our company get more organized and has streamlined our processes. The forms are easy to create, employees can manage their own information and time off requests aren't missed anymore.

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The option to create your own forms for New Hire Packets, Company forms, compliance forms, whatever you need.

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The system does not work well with apple products. Some things won't load, and you cannot draw your signature using mobile devices.

 
 

from Gosite
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I am the HR manager of a start-up with about 30 employees. We had data and paperwork stored in manila folders, excel spreadsheets, and various software. It was an inefficient system and process to onboard employees, store their data and track their time off. Then came BambooHR. They provided a demo and answered all of my questions. My rep was amazing, communicative, and easy to work with. Once we agreed on a price--which was very reasonable, implementation was simple. I rolled out BambooHR at the start of the new year and my employees are very happy!

Pros

Streamlined on-boarding process and e-signature for documents
Tracks PTO / sick time/birthdays/work anniversaries
Stores employee information
Easy to use

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Setting up the rules/policies/procedures were somewhat difficult to understand. It was helpful when the implementation specialist walked me through how to set up rules within the system but she only did this for PTO, not for other things such as what employees can access/ permission groups, etc.

 
 

from Nvoicepay
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Bamboo is very easy to use and provides terrific functionality. In addition, they have a great help system that walks you through questions and terrific follow-up. We are a small but growing company and Bamboo provides us with an essential service and lots of extras - and gives us the opportunity to grow.

Pros

Ease of use and learning
Functionality - ATS, HRIS, Benefits, Time off
Integrations (for us, timekeeping)

Cons

Quick implementation - would have liked more time to dig in and learn what else we needed to set up.

Advice to Others

If you are looking for a reasonably price, almost all in one system, Bamboo is great!

 
 

from Cingular Staffing
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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It has what I need to perform my job. Cost and service are important to my organization. I first notice how quickly you answer my questions and how you able to track my employee's benefits, training, and all of my information with a touch of a Botton I can have all my information.

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Cost and service When reviewing the system I notice its data friendly it allowed me to find employees quickly without going through too many portals. I am recommending the HRIS system to the executive team. We will be meeting on Friday so I can give them my recommendations. I feel this is a system that can grow with our organization in a way that will make us leaders of our employees by tracking training, benefits, and other key information that I need to perform my duties.

Cons

We have 5 different companies not sure if BanbooHR can handle this.

Advice to Others

Ask all the questions

 
 

from The Boiling Shrimp
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Easy to use!

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BambooHR is definitely one of the easier to use software systems out there! Their onboarding software has saved so much time and paperwork! Highly recommend if someone is looking to fully switch over their employee records to paperless.

Pros

Easy to customize and navigate through the web page

Cons

Offers a lot of functionality, better used for medium to large sized companies (offers too much for smaller businesses).

 
 

from Integrated Modern Engineering
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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BambooHR is very nice software to use. It does not require much training in understanding it and use it from the very first day of you

Pros

Ease of Use, Good Response from Broadcasting requirement on Few Job sites.

Cons

No Resume Parsing

Advice to Others

Good ATS for Companies who deal with General Requirements but not useful for Companied who deal with Clearance Candidates.

 
 

from Hiossen Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Fantastic Software for all sized companies

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Setting up my personal information was simple. I do like the approval-based functionality that restricts users (including myself) from saving personal information updates without admin approval. I have worked for companies in the past that did not require approval. Where accountability lacks, employees will always push the boundaries of what is exceptionable. I also like that this provides a platform where important documents can be distributed, signed, and stored. The tracking of signed paper forms is always a bit unnerving.

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Deciding whether or not to implement BambooHR is going to be a pure value-added evaluation. If you do not have very many employees, BambooHR may be a bit overkill. For small businesses, I would recommend researching simple HR practices. Manual processes will more than likely be adequate. However, as your business grows, those manual processes will prove to not be scalable. It all depends on the business owner, but when you feel you have reached the point where the manual processes are no longer sustainable, look into BambooHR. It is a great solution for keeping your business's HR practices legal and organized.

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While Bamboo is user-friendly, the look and feel of the interface could use improvement. I know this is a bit nitpicky, but the interface is pretty bland. Since the software is built to be accessed directly by employees to an extent, it would be nice if the interface was a bit more vibrant.

 
 

from hotel california by the sea
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Love BambooHR

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This system has lots of great features that help out tons with tracking. It turns a 5 man job into a 1 man job.

Pros

Tracking abilities

Cons

Needs to integrate with more systems

 
 

from Hospice of Dayton
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Works good but a lot of options in this arena

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We used it primarily on the payroll side. However I will say that I can't think of anything that puts it abover other HR/payroll software. What I do know is we had a total loss of data and the tech help was AMAZING, it was not lost and they had us back up and runni g in no time.

 
 

from Samsara
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Love working with Bamboo! They make HR management extremely easy to clear for all of our employees. I would highly recommend this produce to companies large and small.

 
 

from CounterPath
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Love it! High quality, HR centric, and great support

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I'm a huge fan of BamboorHR. It was designed with real HR needs in mind. It's people centric, data driven, and highly (highly!!) customizable. You can track anything you want - it's a dream! I found it was the co-captain in driving many people strategies. It helped me stay on top of what was happening with all of our people and deliver a best in class on-boarding experience.

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Do the demo and see for yourself.

 
 

from The CORE Group, Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

Great HR Software... No more Spreadsheets or printed New Hire Packets.

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The implementation process was quick and easy. We went from manually sending out new hire paperwork to using BambooHR virtually overnight. We no longer have to have a checklist of our 900 employees for handbooks, policy changes, agreements, etc.

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Streamlined Onboarding and Offboarding. Ability to create custom tables with Bamboo support.

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We have had a few hiccups along the way with signed documents not saving properly but Bamboo Support is always quick to fix the problem.

 
 

from AAA Pool Services
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

AMAZING!

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After vast research we went with Bamboo HR. We are a seasonal employer and go from 4 year round employees to over 200 for less than 4 months of the year. Having a company that was willing to work with us regarding pricing structure and implementation was vital to our business as a small locally owned "mom and pop" type of company.

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employees can see their information online without us having to send copies of paperwork on a weekly basis
employees get notifications when certifications will expire
access to files outside of the office, via app or computer made questions easy to answer in the field
the employee file is saved so you can deactivate and reactivate on a seasonal basis

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employees that have been deactivated cannot access certifications (important for us in that we rehire the vast majority of our employees but cannot pay for their files year round)

 
 

from FG Professional Staffing Group
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Intuitive, Smart, and Effective

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We evaluated 6+ HRIS systems and BambooHR was my top choice. Besides being really pretty and intuitive to use, all the features worked they way you'd expect them to work. We just finished rolling Zenefits which was a nightmare and their support team is seriously lacking. BambooHR experience so far has been stellar. We will be rolling it out early next year.

Pros

ATS Onboarding module Easy to implement Intuitive work flow Great customer support Visually appealing and makes sense Runs reports effortlessly and can export all to Excel Employee Self-Service

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No performance management module (has vendors it partners with) Doesn't synch with our payroll system (PayChex)

 
 

from Detroit Area Agency on Aging
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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This software is very easy to use. The implementation representative assigned was excellent.

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Can be accessed on mobile devices; easy to use; cost efficient

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Some reports aren't able to be customized

 
 

from Shoreline Sightseeing
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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The company I work for signed us up for BambooHR this year and what a treat! Before we were using all this paper for so many people and now we can access their files from anywhere. We have a lot of employees so it is great to have all everything in one place.

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The BambooHR app is great, nice being able to have all the info you need at your fingertips. Fairly easy to navigate.

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None at this time.

 
 

from Echo Energy
Specialty: Energy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We've been using it for a few months now, and I've noticed most people only log on when needing to update their PTO. We just turned on the performance review module and will begin using that in early 2017. The one big thing I think is missing is a more interactive newsfeed... employee recognition would be a nice module to add.

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Easy administration and very customizable

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After a few phone calls to set it up I felt really on my own after that, but they do provide videos and PDF's. Customer support takes 24-48 hours to answer an email.

 
 

from Shoreline Sightseeing
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Great way to organize

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Use as a manager within a company. HR has set up to easily track employees updated contact info and requests.

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The phone app makes it so easy to text and call employees with ease. Integrated well into iOS 10, so that if I search spotlight for an employee whose contact info is not in my phone Bamboo offers up a quick link to their contact right away.

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Sometimes the option to text or call is not readily available on the contact screen. Android coworkers trying to use this function seem to have the most difficulty.

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Great for basic tracking of employees. Worth it for that alone! Still haven't ventured into other features myself but if they are just as simple, I look forward to doing so.

 
 

from Wellspring Counseling Services, Inc
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Bamboo HR is a full featured HR program that automates everything from onboarding, offboarding, performance evaluations, keeping track of time-off and a host of other features. I really like all of the information that it contains such as training history, documents, disciplinary records, company announcement boards, files, etc. I also like the ability to create job openings and post seamlessly to Indeed.com, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedn and the ease of creating new employees. I'm super excited about the new feature of payroll in which our company will be one of the first to go through implementation.

Pros

This service is great for small businesses, saves time with the hiring and terminating employees. Ease of integration of other software such as Gusto, Nimblescheduler, OrgChart Now, and 26 other software applications.

Cons

Difficulty in finding a phone number to get help, however, they will respond to email quickly. BambooHR is a bit pricey.

Advice to Others

When we started BambooHR gave us a free trial period which aided us in making the decision to go with them. Try it out