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

202 Reviews of BambooHR

 
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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

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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

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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

Cons

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.

Pros

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

 
 

from AppFolio
Specialty: Property Management
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Bamboo has never failed me. The only reason this it doesn't get 5 stars is because I have struggled a few times in the past to find particular items and functions in the software, but overall the interface is very intuitive. It's very quick to load the info you need and it has everything HR related all in one solution. I am overall very happy with Bamboo!

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Easy to use, intuitive layout, quick to load, no surprises.

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Would like better searchability of features and items in the software.

Advice to Others

Take a couple minutes to get comfortable with it and you will love it!

 
 

from Phia Concepts
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Our office was filled with files and human resources documents. Our hiring process at the time was long due to all of the information that needed to be sent out and recorded. We would lose applicants in the piles of resumes.

Bamboo HR not only saved us time and money, but saved our sanity. Recruiting is a breeze since everything is now digital. Human resources information is easily recorded and captured in the digital employee files. PTO and time off takes less time than I ever thought possible.

Bamboo HR did a great job working with us to customize their software for our company!!

 
 

from Smart Financial Tax Services
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I was very impressed with the overall amount of features this software included. Although it was a bit difficult to fully grasp the ins and outs of this software I was very happy with the amount things we were able to do with this.

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Features on top of Features.

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It was a bit difficult to fully understand and operate.

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This is probably one of the premiere software on the market for HR but take your time to fully understand it.

 
 

from Arcane
Specialty: Advertising
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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The basic user functionality is an "A" and the reporting is great for generating business insights.

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Layout and user friendly

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On-site support and training

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Great for small to mid size companies

 
 

from Artech Information Systems, LLC
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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This is by far, one of the best HRIS I have had thew opportunity to use while employed at a recruiting agency. Bamboo HR was used for all aspects of the company's needs, from the recruiting/hiring/retaining phase, benefits, payroll and the management of our records. Like all other softwares, it all boils down to, how effective is the software in relations to the business model we have in place. It depends on your needs and how compatible the software is to your system. BambooHR is very efficient in covering all aspects.

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I highly recommend BambooHR!! Great system!

 
 

from Tiefenthaler Quality Meats
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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This service is very easy to use. It has many useful functions that makes it easy to maneuver.

 
 

from Teifenthaler quality meats
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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i found it simple to use and navigate through. I liked the overall format and set upas well.

 
 

from TQ Meats
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great website and phone app.

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The company I work for just started using the bambooHR. I enjoy what the website has on in and also the app for my phone. I can look before I go to work to see who will be gone for the work day. The website and app are both very easy to use and understand.

 
 

from Tiefenthaler Quality Meats
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I really enjoy it! It's really easy to use and I can do it anywhere with my phone which is really nice that there is an app

 
 

from Tiefenthaler's Quality Meats
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I am a new user of BambooHR and I'm very happy to be using it. The ease of communication between colleagues makes it a welcome addition to my desktop.

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I like the ability to see, at a glance, the staffing of our business. Communicating with the front office has never been easier at my company. No more notes stuck to the office door. Very efficient in today's world where time is always money.

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I wish the mobile application included more abilities to update information, but I had to really think to find a downside.

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I believe that this software is valuable and time-saving in today's business world. Try it!