What Is BambooHR?

BambooHR is an award-winning HR platform that helps your growing organizations automate, centralize, and connect your people data all in one place. It gives you a one-stop shop to: - Manage employee data - Find, hire, and onboard the best talent - Simplify payroll, track hours, and capture benefits - Measure the employee experience and performance - And connect your data to our expansive marketplace of pre-built integrations For more information, visit www.bamboohr.com.

Who Uses BambooHR?

Growing businesses that want to organize their HR data, track applicants, onboard effectively, run payroll, improve the employee experience and run reports all in one platform.

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Reviews of BambooHR

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jeremy
Jeremy
On Site Recruiter in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Human Resources, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

BambooHR Turns a Small Business into a Big Business

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a manager instead of a paper pusher.

Pros:

I personally like that BambooHR has different portals for its users. They've built a database that allows employees to: 1. Maintain their own records (whether the company sends or user uploaded); track time off earned, sick days used, and hours worked; while allowing the user to sign documents easily electronically; and 2. Makes being an HR manager, easy. What I mean is, creating records (employees or temps) and ensuring they have all the blocks checked (background ran, drug test paperwork properly filled out, and any other documentation needing signed) within the timeframe needed to start working - is tracked, maintained, and recorded for you... so all in all, eliminates the monotony of HR and time wasted on paperwork while assisting managers/employees in ensuring proper compliance.

Cons:

Well, I still had to scan any documents that weren't created or automated through the software and label them. For example, I work at a satellite location; the warehouse I staff for has a basketball court out back for employees to use on their break. I had to create a document that stated employees for my agency had to make sure they were clocked out, that they were responsible for any risk of injury and that the company and staffing agency would not be held liable for any resulting injury that may occur. The rest of the staffing agency didn't need this so I still had to print out 50 copies, have each employee sign one, upload it, file it in the employee file in the software, label it, then give the copy back to the employee. This really is not an issue unless if turnover is high, this could get annoying.

Víctor
Víctor
Customer success lead in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Human Resources, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

It is very popular among the startups but I prefer other solutions

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Using Bamboo at my previous company - It is just very basic comparing with other platforms

Pros:

It meet the basics. Employee profile, download some data, time management, holidays

Cons:

Performance review is a separate module and needs an additional payment (too expensive). Not good for Payroll in Spain

Ashwini
Associate Director - People Operations in India
Computer Software, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

BambooHR Review

3.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Customer Support is fabulous; always prompt on your queries.

Pros:

The market place for BambooHR to integrate across other products is wide and hugely helpful in organizations wherein there are other products, it is helpful. Implementation is super easy.

Cons:

The product features in comparison to global products is limited. As an organization, when you are scaling across other geographies, the features throw a challenge.

Sarah
Sarah
Senior Human Resources Representative in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

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5.0 4 months ago

Comments: I love Bamboo! Very happy with it, and excited to see what the future holds.

Pros:

The product is very easy to use. The customer support is incredible. The system is aesthetically pleasing. Bamboo listens to feedback and is always updating and releasing new features based on customer feedback.

Cons:

Some features are not the most robust. Time tracking and reporting specifically. Bamboo does not have built-in scheduling. The employee notes feature could be more like applicant notes (replies, attachments, email notifications).

Verified Reviewer
Executive Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Bamboo HR keeps me sane and in compliance.

5.0 last month New

Pros:

I am not an HR professional, I am a nonprofit executive Director and an organization that grew from one staff to 20 in about a year and a half. I don’t really know what I’m doing often. Human resources is one of those things that i could not justify hiring for. We have a board member who is an HR professional, and two lawyers on our board, so if things did get crazy, I knew I had people to keep me in compliance legally with the situation, but I needed some help with the day today. We have three physical locations and bamboo helps ensure that we don’t have important, confidential documents getting lost. Managers can update things in real time and it is amazing. We use the integrated payroll, pay traX, because honestly I’m lazy and why would I do more work when my time is valuable. I love being able to do the performance reviews and satisfaction surveys. I love the asset management feature so I can keep copies of peoples drivers licenses, even shirt sizes, and of course the training that they do.

Cons:

Bamboo is a little spendy, but honestly you can’t afford not to invest in it.