What is BambooHR?

BambooHR looks to be the champion of HR, leadership teams, and employees to create a quality employee and employer experience. BambooHR removes HR complexities with automation and simplified workflows. The tools and analytics let HR professionals stay ahead of every aspect of building culture while curating diverse and demanding workforces. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR platform designed for growing organizations looking to get the most out of their people data and build an exceptional culture.

Who Uses BambooHR?

Growing businesses that want to organize their HR data, track applicants, onboard effectively, and utilize reporting for strategic decision-making. BambooHR is an all-in-one HR software solution.

Where can BambooHR be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others


Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese and 2 others

BambooHR pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

BambooHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • BambooHR
  • Located in Lindon, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France and 9 others


Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese and 2 others

BambooHR videos and images

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Features of BambooHR

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benchmarking
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Dashboard
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mass Notifications
  • Mobile Access
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Storage
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of BambooHR

Average score

Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value for Money

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Angelique K.
Angelique K.
HR & Operations in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

One stop HR & Performance Management Solution

5 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall this product really is a one stop HR shop - it will easily minimize your HR time spent each week with the features it contains and give you an incredible level of feedback through the reporting the system offers.


When I first trialled the system I immediately saw how easy it was to use and how customizable it was but with very easy implementation. My favourite features were the onboarding, performance management and reporting as well as how well laid out everything was and clean smart design that was user friendly.


The only thing I didn’t like about the system was the price - it was very expensive - not unreasonably for what you get but for smaller companies it is quite expensive.

David B.
HR Generalist in US
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great overall product, but missing more complex layers that are needed

5 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall, this is exceeding the need that we have and we will continue to use BambooHR and lean on it's features for our employees for their entire lifecycle.


For the price, this product has much to offer for a variety of areas of HR. The user interface is elegant and simple to use and understand. The customer support team is extremely responsive and supportive, even if the product can't do what I am asking.


Features, such as performance management, is overly simplified and could use a bit more to flesh it out a bit. The payroll system, which they acquired, isn't nearly as elegant, but is functional. The implementation process, while overall great, presented some challenges related to the first payroll run and the setup of benefits.

Alternatives Considered: Paycor

Switched From: Microsoft SharePoint, Calamari and RUN Powered by ADP

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: Simple UI that employees would be able to navigate and buy into.

Christina A.
Accounting & HR in
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Middle of the road software that needs improvement

3 5 years ago

Comments: We are currently researching other HR software. I'm not sure which is better, software that contains the modules needed with obvious and crippling flaws or software that is easy to use both by admin and employees with limited modules.


The idea of on-boarding a new employee electronically is a huge plus. It engages employees before they start and makes it so that they come in with paperwork already filled out and spend their first day doing more than just paperwork. Most of the framework is in place, but EACH area needs improvement, both in the functionality for administration and the ease of use for employees. The sections offered are vital, but aren't complete.


The benefits area is lacking a lot of common sense tools - like the ability to attach plan documents to an insurance plan (only a link can be used), display plan cost information to an employee BEFORE they sign up (the pricing is only available AFTER they sign up and become eligible). Many things like this create double the amount of work for the administrator. The actual on-boarding process was a struggle because even though the forms were done properly by the employees (I sat with a few and watched them), it didn't save all information in completed fields. Employees were frustrated when they had to fill out forms multiple times because you cannot edit once saved. I love that employees can e-sign documents, but preparing the forms is cumbersome and they can't be customized easily. For instance, if you need to update a form because something has changed or didn't save properly, you have to delete the task and resend to any employees who need an updated form. When I discussed a few very basic items with support, they just offered a work around that many clients use. These are obvious flaws in the system that need to be addressed, but aren't necessarily a priority. Bamboo HR seems to focus more on flashy design than actual content. It makes them seem like a leader in the industry, but as soon as you dig in, the flaws are obvious. For the price, there needs to be more development in the software.

Jenna M.
Executive Administrator in US
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Bamboo for Childcare Business

5 3 months ago

Comments: We have noticed such a huge difference in our management of HR since implementing this system. There are tons of things that we are doing now that we would have never thought possible before using Bamboo.


Our business truly benefits from being able to track due dates for trainings and documents. Because we are education, there are a ton of clearances, health forms, and professional development that must be completed. Keeping this all up to date has been done in the past on spreadsheets and not available to everyone to see. Now we can access this as admins and be able to verify things are being done when they are needed. We have also really enjoyed the integration of time tracking, to timesheets, to payroll. It has made our managers lives easier and saved a ton of time for them. it has also made everything seemless for me to run payroll and process benefits without thinking about it too much or taking multiple days to get it done.


I feel like we would really benefit from a follow up training or someone to talk to. Kind of like implementation where someone would just check in to see if you could be using things better or differently to be more effective. We do reach out to support a ton and they are great!!

Alternatives Considered: ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Choosing BambooHR: Cost, customer service, ease of use

Reasons for Switching to BambooHR: Bamboo seemed much more user friendly. We really wanted the system not to be scary to our staff and managers.

Verified Reviewer
Security Engineer in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

BambooHR - the best employee management system

4 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Great all round HR application, very easy to manage and pull reports.


Great and very easy to use for employee management, employee goal settings and tracking, leave management and employee directory system.


Not so easily customizable, Especially creating features not already existing. Customer service could be a pain sometimes.

Alternatives Considered: SolarWinds Service Desk, Sage HR, Workday HCM and Reviewsnap