What Is Namely?

Running HR isn't for the faint of heart. Namely gives you the resources to make your life easier and your employees happier.

With modern, intuitive technology and a world-class team of HR experts, Namely empowers and supports people teams with an all-in-one HR solution designed for mid-sized businesses (25-1000 employees). Whether you’re transitioning from a PEO or switching to new HCM software, Namely has the technology and people to support your company every step of the way.

Who Uses Namely?

Small to medium sized businesses (25 to 1,000 employees) who are looking for a cloud based, user-friendly solution for their HR, payroll, benefits, and talent management needs.

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Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4
Features
4
Value for Money
4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Sanskriti G.
Sanskriti G.
Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2020

"Namely keeps us connected and focused at work."

Comments: Namely has helped us to manage the workforce, employee retention, understand data and insights within our organization, and keeping us connected in a single package, and we are able to benchmark our productivity, accountability, and credibility in terms of HR. We are able to set time cards, clock-in features at work, as a result, we are able to get optimum results. Managing time-off requests, sick leave(vacation) for employees has been a lot easier, and also the reporting and analytic feature of Namely has helped to keep track of every record at work. Overall, Namely has helped our organization in managing the workforce, employee engagement along with payroll, benefits, and talent management.

Pros: Namely is simply a great platform for HR, Payroll, and benefits management within the organizational framework, as it helps to create better workplaces with varying functionality to adapt in small to mid-size businesses and comply with different regulations at work.

Cons: No particular downsides of the software. Sometimes, I got a problem syncing employee's data to Namely. The API call is not worth handled by the application and keeps me disconnected. Hope this would be solved in the next update.

Vendor Response

by Namely on 30/11/2020

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that Namely helps you manage your workforce, keep employees engaged, and build a better workplace.

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  • Reviewed on 10/10/2020
Asher P.
HR Director
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2021

"Great All in One System for SMBs!"

Comments: Friendly support staff, easy to get set-up, many self-service tools and customizations and always improving. I am very happy with Namely.

Pros: Easy to use, modern interface with many customizations. Excellent Onboarding tools with e-signatures that create a great first impression with new hires. Integrates with our ATS

Cons: Some features could be a little more polished, but none of it critical.

Vendor Response

by Namely on 23/02/2021

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to continue enhancing our platform to continue giving you the functions and flexibility that fit your company needs.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2021
Mitchell L.
Product Marketing Manager
Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
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  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/09/2021

"Great for keeping up"

Comments: Overall, highly positive.

Pros: Namely allows me to see company updates, but also to manage my resources that the company offers me. This includes PTO and crucial documents and tax info that helps on a yearly basis.

Cons: It could be a little more seamless on the UI side. With web 3.0, Namely is still a little clunky.

Vendor Response

by Namely on 24/09/2021

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that our platform helps you manage your resources and keep up with company updates.

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  • Reviewed on 19/09/2021
Verified Reviewer
Director, People
Internet, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/12/2018

"Avoid at all costs"

Comments: Terrible - service reps do not know the system, standard payroll practice, let alone any questions. Service tickets get lost, takes months for resolution of more complex tasks and extreme micromanagement

Pros: It's pretty. There is really no other pro.

Cons: HRIS:
No proper Leave tracking for maternity/paternity, jury duty, bereavement leave ETC
There's no way to see a PTO accrual history
Employees are not alerted when their address format is invalid
Only one set of holidays - UK sees all US Holidays
When reporting structure changes you have to make MANUAL changes in Namely Payroll IN ADDITION to doing a mass upload in the HRIS
Doesn't auto track history of Job titles
Need to manually assign PTO to employees not automatic
Leave approval amends, not sent
Lack of point in time reporting
Does not auto assign pay group based on the type of pay entered
Payroll:
You can't retract partial payments
Had to print W2s and sort through employees that electronically consented and send out those that did not
"We have to do all of the calculations manually when there is a comp change in the middle of a pay period "
Invalid addresses prevent us from proceeding with payroll
We are unable to easily add "time and a half" for employees who work on holidays
Takes weeks to add a new department code
Tax withholdings do not flow seamlessly from HRIS to Payroll
If we need to Mark an employee as FICA tax exempt we need have to reach out to Namely as only they can do this
Employee ID do not flow over to HRIS
Manually have to add holiday pay for employees does not flow into payroll
You have to manually exclude employees from payroll once terminated
Time and attendance:
Time card entry is tedious
PTO doesn't communicate to Payroll
You have to man

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/12/2018
Joseph R.
Director of HR
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
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  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/08/2021

"Namely is a great option for a mid sized company"

Pros: The software flows very well and links everything so it's easy to onboard and offboard employees. The profiles store employee data efficiently and the reporting and analytics is very useful.

Cons: There are many inconsistencies or illogical set ups that make the software wonky at times. For example, titles are considered an "object" rather than text. So you have to add every title manually in the backend. THEN, only on the onboarding form can you search titles. Everywhere else you must search the alphabetized list manually for your title. This is just a minor inconvenience. A more major one is how salaries are handled. When inputting a salary for payroll you have to calculate out how much each check should be and input that in addition to listing the annual salary. This might be fine if every other form or field didn't calculate it automatically for you. This seems like a major oversight and really puts into perspective how this software was developed. And that is, many teams working on their own parts without any formal cohesion of functionality. Honestly, it feels like an intern built the whole onboarding piece (which is the function you will use the most).

Vendor Response

by Namely on 16/08/2021

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that our platform has simplified your onboarding and offboarding processes. As for your pain point about salaries, we apologize for your negative experience. Fixing that process is currently on our product roadmap and we look forward to making your experience as seamless as possible.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/08/2021