BambooHR Logo

BambooHR

check_circleVerified

star star star star_border star_border
13 User Reviews

6.1

Overall Score

LAST UPDATED: September 8th, 2021

Based in Lindon, UT, BambooHR has been providing businesses with HR solutions since 2008. In that time, the company has experienced triple-digit growth and is one of the foremost HR providers in the nation. BambooHR features a user-friendly interface and caters to all industries. 

BambooHR serves a number of well-known clients, including SoundCloud, Foursquare, Lyft, Shopify, and FreshBooks. Through its more than 25 software integrations, BambooHR provides its business clients with one of the most robustly integrated platforms in the human resources management software industry.

BambooHR strives to focus on the people behind the business. It keeps the "human" in human capital management while still diminishing the workload for the HR department. Its most prominent features reflect this goal. 

Top Ranked Companies

ADP Logo
#1 ADP chevron_right
8.2 Overall Score
3.5
star star star star_half star_border
(103)
Rain Logo
#4 Rain chevron_right
5.8 Overall Score
4.2
star star star star star_border
(18)
thumb_up

The Good

  • App Integrations
  • Comprehensive Packages
  • API Integrations
  • Additional Features

App Integrations

BambooHR has partnered with more than 25 applications to help streamline and optimize its HR platform. Consequently, BambooHR customers will gain access to a number of app integrations:

  • Google Single Sign‑On: allows employees to sign on through a Gmail account
  • RightSignature™: allows users to sign documents electronically
  • Small Improvements: allows users to deploy a custom feedback process for the organization
  • TRAXPayroll: automated payroll, tax filing, and direct deposit
  • GreenHouse: optimizes the recruiting and interviewing process
  • Maxwell Health: benefits management and enrollment software
  • SAML Single Sign‑On: a secure platform for authenticating authorizing data exchanges
  • PayScale: provides online payroll services, including salary, employee benefits, and compensation information
  • NimbleSchedule: offers scheduling, time tracking, and communication solutions
  • SwipeClock: scheduling, time off, PTO, and attendance software
  • OneLogin: provides sign-on and identity management for cloud-based services
  • Okta: identity management and application access software

Comprehensive Packages

The different features of BambooHR's two service plans can be compared side-by-side:

  • BambooHR Basic/Essentials
    • HR Management: benefit tracking, employee records, standard reporting, document storage, etc.
    • Employee Self-Service: self-service portal, time-off management, employee directory, company calendar, mobile app (for iOS and Android), role-based access, and single sign-on
    • Customer Support: email support and webinar library
  • BambooHR Professional/Advantage
    • Includes All Features of Basic Plan (listed above)
    • Telephone Customer Support
    • Hiring and Onboarding: applicant tracking system, onboarding, offboarding, electronic signature, and training tracking
    • Advanced Components: reporting, tailored workflows and approvals, custom access levels, custom email alerts, company branding, audit trail
    • Integrations/Data Sharing: BambooHR open API, BambooHR Marketplace
    • Employee Satisfaction (eNPS)

API Integrations

We like the custom API integrations available with BambooHR:

  • Single Dimensional Data: add multiple custom reports and fields to streamline your reporting
  • Field Types: add new field types to manage your data
  • Time Off: manage your employee requests and history
  • Last Change Additions: see when employees have been added, had their roles changed, or been terminated
  • Webhooks: monitor the changes that you implement into your BambooHR Open API

Additional Features

BambooHR offers employee profiles that integrate easily into your company's directory. Profiles include employee information like social media links (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter), contact information, job title, and a profile picture. BambooHR also allows you to program automated email alerts for benefit eligibility, employee birthdays, performance reviews, and licenses and insurance expirations-so you'll never miss an important date.

Additionally, BambooHR's platform features an employee calendar that lets you see when employees have taken time off, as well as other important events within the company. We also like the document storage available for BambooHR clients. BambooHR lets you store health forms, employee performance records, driver's licenses, and other certifications in one easy place without taking up space on your computer. Employees can then access handbooks and other resources with great ease.

thumb_down

The Bad

  • Document Storage Space
  • Must Contact for Pricing

Document Storage Space

Upon last review, BambooHR's document storage for its basic and professional plans was 50MB and 100MB respectively. Larger, high-quality PDFs might start taking up this document storage space very quickly.

Must Contact for Pricing

You must contact the company to obtain pricing information based on your business's specific needs, but plans start at $4.99 per employee per month. Prior to paying for a plan, you can try out the software with a free trial account. 

gavel

The Bottom Line

BambooHR provides online HR solutions to fit nearly any business in any industry, though it's ideal for small and medium businesses (approximately 50-1,000 employees). We are most impressed with the more than 25 third-party app integrations, ranging from application tracking that aids in the hiring process to payroll management.

We would like to see some project management tools built into the platform as well as clarification about its monthly prices, but overall, the functionality of this HR software package is one of the best in the industry.

HR Managers will like BambooHR's tools for people data and analytics, hiring and onboarding, compensation (payroll), and even company culture (performance management and employee satisfaction (eNPS).

For more information, see the BambooHR reviews below.

Was this content helpful?
thumb_up Yes thumb_down No

Star Rating

3.0

star star star star_border star_border

13 Reviews

Review Breakdown

5 grade

31%

4 grade

8%

3 grade

23%

2 grade

8%

1 grade

31%

Sentiment Criteria

Value

star star star star_half star_border

Quality

star star star star_half star_border

Service

star star star star_border star_border

Trustworthiness

star star star star_border star_border
cancel

Filter by:

arrow_drop_down

Sort by:

arrow_drop_down
info
check_circle

Review Source

star star star star star_border

KS Orem, UT

Overall it was nice when I started my new job but the website is confusing and hard to get into to.

3 months ago

We're on a mission to empower consumers to make the best decisions and connect confidently with companies that deserve their business.

© 2021 BestCompany.com LLC - All rights reserved Privacy Policy | Terms | Do Not Sell My Personal Information