Zenefits Software


 

Zenefits' human resources information system (HRIS) features an intuitive, thoughtfully designed interface. Since it’s Web-based, it is compatible with both Macs and iPads.

This solution has the price point for companies that are interested in utilizing Zenefits to manage their health insurance—zero. The health insurance carrier covers the cost of supporting, maintaining and developing the solution, and companies can choose from a comprehensive list of applications including Core HR, Benefits Administration, On-Boarding, Employee Scheduling and more. All are available for free.

When new employees are hired, human resources (HR) professionals using Zenefits only need to complete five online fields to begin their On-Boarding. Employees sign all agreements online, and Zenefits takes care of the rest. When employees leave, it takes a single click to remove them from payroll and benefits and initiate COBRA setup. Employees needing to update their benefits due to a life event can do it themselves through Zenefit’s user-friendly employee portal.

Implementing Zenefits is simple. Users can directly connect with current payroll, health insurance and other systems in seconds; they also can use Zenefits to set up new payroll, insurance, retirement plans and more. Zenefits has a development team that makes weekly changes based on user feedback. They also have a team of in-house HR, payroll and insurance specialists to answer questions via phone or email.

 

Zenefits - Online payroll, benefits, HR
 
  • Zenefits - Online payroll, benefits, HR
    Online payroll, benefits, HR
  • Zenefits - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Zenefits - Central employee directory
    Central employee directory
  • Zenefits - Employee file
    Employee file
  • Zenefits - Online employee onboarding
    Online employee onboarding
  • Zenefits - Online health insurance enrollment
    Online health insurance enrollment
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

78 Reviews of Zenefits

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from Fractl
Specialty: Advertising
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Zenefits has made a strong come back, still some minor tweaks

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The products goals is really to allow employees to handle all HR related decisions online so that HR reps don't need to handle. Employees can enroll and terminate benefits, address changes, vacation requests all from their computer or mobile device. Also all offer letters and signing of electronic documents goes directly through zenefits. This is especially helpful for automatically getting all employees to sign your policy book, non solicitation etc. without needing any paper copies or scanning into a company database.

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You will be assigned an Account Manager who is very responsive and good. However a lot of more technical questions, like why is there an issue with an employees benefits, need to be handled by specialists that can take a good few days or more to get an answer with. Items that need to be looked into deeper do take a bit of time

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For a small HR department this software is great, really makes benefits administration and vacation requests a breeze and takes off HR. We also use their payroll which is surprisingly easy and effective. I think it is as good as many versions of ADP I've used and is lower cost.

 

from CrossChx
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Zenefits is an easy platform but missing some functionality

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Easy to use, pretty intuitive product with a great support team that deals with all the issues that arise with insurance brokers. As a hiring manager, hiring and onboarding is extremely easy and makes it so I don't have to worry about anything except obtaining i-9 documents on day 1. Every tool they have offer is very user friendly. Also, its FREE.

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Limited relationships as far as insurance brokers go but we were able to find something that worked for our company. Adding new documents/offer letters during the hiring process takes a few days which can slow down the process. Mobile app has very limited functionality. Account Managers can be hard to get a hold of some times and its easy to just go to the Support Team with questions.

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Take into consideration that this is a free product when comparing it to other, usually expensive, HRIS platforms. If you want all the bells and whistles, you'll pay for it but our company has been overall very happy with Zenefits.

 

from CrossChx, Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Accounting Manager at Startup

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I like the interface and ease of use of the product. It is usually very easy to find the individuals and data that I need.

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I wish the product offered better reporting, especially change reporting, and was able to integrate with our payroll provider. Because we don't have either, we spend a lot of time making sure we are correctly transferring employee changes in the system to our payroll processor. Additionally, the email that comes with employee changes is often outdated - an employee changes his bank account for direct deposit but then we don't get the email until two weeks later, well after the payroll has run.

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Make sure you understand your needs and if they will be met. For a simple HR management tool, Zenefits is great. For anything beyond that, you might want to look into more sophisticated software options.

 

from The Telos Project
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

We use it for keeping our HR paperwork easily accessible.

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Everything is online, they offer templates for HR paperwork, drop down boxes, and you can even upload your own templates.

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The templates you upload require three days for processing, it is free, but still timely in case you are in a rush. Also if you do not like their templates you have to upload your own.

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Try to keep costs down and always ask the help line for help when you need it.

 

from CrossChx
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Free-mium Zenefits is a functional HR system, but not ideal

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This solution is cost effective and allows HR to have employee files, track PTO, push policy acknowledgements, etc. This is a very basic HR solution with minimal cost.

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There is little to no customer support, you will work with several individuals to resolve a single issue. High turnover in account managers or points of contact at Zenefits. The system has issues on both the HR user side and the employee side in terms of functionality. Reports and custom reports are hard to pull. Policies often lose their format when uploaded with a 72 hour upload time. Zenefits does not communicate with ADP. You cannot re-activate old hires or profiles in the system (interns, seasonal workers, etc). This has been a cost effective solution for us, but there have been may issues above.

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The cost (or lackthereof) is a huge benefit as a startup. If you have the budget to explore other options I would say definitely evaluate those.

 

from Google Search Tips
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Managing employee data is easier using Zenefits

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HR activity management is simplified using Zenefits Application. I worked on a number of HR apps but Zenefits specifically helps with managing employees data and related information. Zenefits could be called a CRM for employee information. It is easy to use and has simple UI.

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managing office resources will be helpful with Zenefits. Since we assign various resources (e.g. laptop, Phone etc.), so if we can keep this along with employee data within Zenefits, it will be best.

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Good software to use by HR people. Employee information can be managed well and used as needed.

 

from Gst Stairs
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Payroll management helps a lot

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This tool has a great interface for managing payroll. It helps the HR people with keeping all payroll info at one place. Since the system would already have the employee info so connecting payroll is easier. Once an employee leave the organization, it can be easily removed from payroll details.

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Helps with managing payment part. Initially i used quick-books as well but that is very costly. This system helps with managing it without any hassle.

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Good tool for people who manage company payroll. This tools helps managing it easily with a nice inbuilt interface. It’s cheap and gives excellent quality.

 

from ITHACA
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Manage all HR activities into a single system

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Zenefits brings everything together when it comes to HR information. It helps from onboarding of new employees and manage their intro training schedules.Managing HR plans including insurance terms is easier using this software.

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This system is completely web based. Having an Android app would help us a lot. Most activities are easier to manage from mobile apps so a mobile app would be best to have.

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Good system, helps with managing a number of HR tasks into a single system. Help with scheduling people interview and manage their insurance and other beneficiary plans.

 

from Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA)
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Great Comprehensive Option--Best Part: It's Free!

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Zenefits offers a very comprehensive HR option. Being a small nonprofit, it has really helped us to negotiate all the different aspects of HR, including health insurance. The best part: it's completely free!!!!

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Because it's new, there are occasional bugs, but nothing major. Also, we're still waiting for Zenefits to incorporate payroll into its offerings.

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Make sure to test out the product to see how it actually operates on a day to day basis. More options is not necessarily better, if the options are not done well.

 

from ITG
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Zenefits helps with Employee on-boarding

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Zenefits has options to manage required documents and features when a new employee joins the organisation. It keeps all the records and manage details really well. Zenefits further helps with keeping HR activities including saving proof, payroll management etc.

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I would like to see more features for application tacking as well. We have a number of people coming for interview and we need a good ATS system in place. So if this tool can help with ATS functionality, that would be really great!

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For keeping and managing employee records, zenefits works good. It has most common features which is needed by a HR department on a day to day basis.

 

from Riskalyze
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Makes HR a breeze

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Zenefits is you one stop shop for all HR needs. We use it for every step of our employee on boarding process. We have documents, track Options, track pay, track vacation time, run pay stubs, it's amazing. Zenefits is as necessary to HR as a Hammer is to a construction worker.

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I know there was some stuff in the news recently that I did not agree with, but the tool itself is amazing. Saves us literal hours of time ever week.

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I'm not even aware of alternatives, but make sure that Zenefits does everything you need. Speak with your team before purchasing, because this will be their new main interface.

 

from Riskalyze
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Clean UI with Great Functionality

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Zenefits is one of the cleanest HR tools I've ever experienced. It's quick, easy to understand, and efficient. The user experience is super friendly and just nice to use.

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No real qualms to be honest. The product works and there's nothing to really complain about!

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Zenefits provides the perfect experience for its users. I've never had an issue reporting vacation time or changing settings. Great application.

 

from Riskalyze
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Zenefits, the low-profile and easy-to-use HR management platform

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Its ridiculously easy to manage and view my requested time off and remind myself of vacations and other important company policies. The company phone book is also really nice to have for ICE type events. They also recently released an iPhone app which has come in handy on multiple occasions. I could quickly request a day off from home without needing to login to my desktop or wait til I came in to work the next day and do it. Generating pay statements is also a snap. since I have direct deposit set up, anytime I need to access and remind myself what I got paid and when, I can use Zenefits.

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I hate to leave off a downside, but I have not run into any issues using Zenefits. Yes, there are other services out there for this kind of thing, but Zenefits has just proven easy to use. I don't have to re-learn the UI or how to request time off (etc) everytime I log-in. Most everything else, for me, is not of much consequence.

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-Ease of UI. Zenefits UI is simplistic and easy to navigate. Its not bogged down with flashy or ostentatious links and everything is clearly labelled.

-Features. This one can be a mixed bag. What features do you REALLY need to have a successful HR sfotware? Managing time off? Accessing bank and tax info? Check and check.

 

from Modernize
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Good (and Free) HRIS for a Small Company

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Zenefits has a great UI, and is easy to navigate for employees and admins. Also, if you are lucky enough to get a good Account Manager that has a quick response rate to issues, everything is easier. The benefits team is amazing!

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Constant glitches in the system, random employees placed in your company for no reason, slow response rate from the Support Team, changes to the UI without a heads up, no integration with a viable 401(k) company. Also, most of their employees seem to be very green, and therefore you have to speak to a few before getting a solution to an issue.

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Zenefits is great for a small company, so I would recommend it for anyone with under 50 employees. If you are over 100 you need to watch out for possible glitches or compliance issues.

 

from TrueMotion
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

easy to use, sleezy sales people.

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It was a good idea, we used it at my last company (I was not in charge of picking it out).

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When I went to speak to Zenefits being a vendor at my new company the sales person was a bit sleezy. Just more salesy than we would have liked. This led us to stick with our broker and go with their SaaS solution-- which is not working out.

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Research, research research. There are a few others out there now that are doing similar things. I'd see what fits your needs best.

 

from Saving Promise
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Great tool for beginners

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It’s really easy to use and makes it easy to be organized with all of the on-boarding paperwork.

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It’s great overall, but it would be even better if it was integrated with E-verify to check employee eligibility.

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We were brand new to using an HR software and were so glad we chose Zenefits! Besides the perfect price (free), it has been really simple and efficient.

 

from EmeSec Incorporated
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Zenefits is AWESOME!

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features are user friendly and efficient, every function has been easy to use.

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Tax filing is not working properly, needs some attention.

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For the cost, Zenefits works wonders to get your HR department organized.

 

from Rover.com
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Zenefits: sleek and simple and everything you need

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I appreciate the simplicity of the homepage on Zenefits. Everything is clean and right where you expect it to be. While some programs similar to Zenefits place items in locations you would never think to look, the logic works really well here. It is also helpful how easily available the details of your paystub are. The customer support is also leaps and bounds ahead of their competition.

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The performance of the web pages sometimes lags a bit (e.g. buttons shifting around on the page a little while the page is loading).

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Note when using Zenefits that each of the several large choices on the main menu lead you to a different type of web page, from which it can be difficult to navigate to other parts of the site.

 

from A Place For Rover, Inc.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Great product and easy to use

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Easy to use and very detailed on the paystubs. The org chart is also great. Easy to move around on the site.

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The payroll cutoff times are quick so be sure it works for you.

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Definitely check on the payroll cutoff times to ensure it works for you.

 

from Venga
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Strong product for Non-HR intensive Orgs

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The product works for most of its modules, however due to ACA they were unable to support us moving forward on the health benefits side

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Local tax notifications are non-existent and they have made a few errors recently.

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If you need the bare minimum functionality, Zenefits is great. Advanced HR functionality is not supported here.

 
 
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