Find out which HR solution is best for your business, Zenefits or BambooHR

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Zenefits vs BambooHR

Zenefits owns all aspects of our HR platform. Bamboo resells other services under their brand name.

Pricing

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Zenefits takes a no-surprises approach to pricing, with a simple, subscription based pricing structure that protects you from hidden charges.
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Bamboo is less of an HR platform and more of a matchmaker connecting you to 3rd party partners. This structure results in a complex pricing system with multiple subscriptions from different vendors, each with their own relationship and sales contracts to manage.

Employee experience

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Zenefits gives your employees control over their HR experience. Our intuitive, award-winning mobile app allows your employees to clock in, request PTO, access insurance cards, update benefits and even check the status of performance reviews. It’s all in one easy-to-use app.
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Bamboo takes a patchwork approach to mobile access, requiring employees to use multiple apps for basic tasks like scheduling, time tracking, benefits and payroll.

Product

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With its simple, robust mobile app, Zenefits was built for the modern working world. No work arounds, no bridges, just a comprehensive, native HR, payroll, benefits and compliance system, all with a single login that eliminates the need for cumbersome file imports and exports.

Zenefits’ award-winning onboarding syncs automatically with other essential business applications, including Gmail, Salesforce and Slack.
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Bamboo’s 3rd-party partnership model pushes more work onto program administrators. Multiple disconnected apps for HR basics like payroll, benefits, scheduling, time and attendance create headaches for employees and administrators alike.

Technology

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Zenefits is mobile from the ground up, with an all-in-one system that simplifies HR, payroll, benefits and compliance—including time and attendance, scheduling, performance and supplementary benefits. Zenefits gives employees maximum control over their own HR and makes it easy for administrators to do the rest.
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Bamboo’s multiple 3rd party applications are a technology headache for employees and administrators alike. Their multiple logins for HR basics result in additional overhead, including payroll (Execupay), benefits (MaxwellHealth) and time and attendance.

Service

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Contact our support team —by phone, email or chat—whenever you need help. We’re ready to help you solve the problem and get things moving again. Of course, the best thing is a system that just works, and our top priority is solving problems before they even get to you.
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Bamboo’s core products, like payroll, are actually white-labeled solutions from other vendors. Good luck navigating tax or compliance nuances.

Mobile

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With a simple, powerful mobile app, Zenefits lets your team access everything they need, everywhere they go.
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Bamboo’s mobile functions are limited in key areas, and users cannot administer payroll, benefits and scheduling.

Compliance

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With intelligent deadline tracking from Zenefits Compliance Assistant, tax and COBRA support, and a fully integrated platform to reduce errors, Zenefits is built for compliance.
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Bamboo’s multiple apps and platforms raise the risk of data errors.
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Here’s what our customers say about us
Internet Archive
Industry Non-profit
Location San Francisco
Customer since 2016
Employees 150
Paychex' process was weird, expensive and I couldn't run the reports we needed. By contrast, I felt so comfortable with the Zenefits process.
BZ Petroff
Head of HR and Administration
Paychex' process was weird, expensive and I couldn't run the reports we needed. By contrast, I felt so comfortable with the Zenefits process.
BZ Petroff
Head of HR and Administration
Internet Archive
Industry Non-profit
Location San Francisco
Customer since 2016
Employees 150
Internet Archive
Industry Non-profit
Location San Francisco
Customer since 2016
Employees 150
Paychex' process was weird, expensive and I couldn't run the reports we needed. By contrast, I felt so comfortable with the Zenefits process.
BZ Petroff
Head of HR and Administration
ThickStat
Industry Technology
Location Indiana
Customer since 2018
Employees 5
We switched from a big, known player to Zenefits after six months. We saved four times the cost.
Ganesan Gandhieswaran
Fireclay Tile
Industry Tile Manufacturing
Location San Francisco
Customer since 2015
Employees 150
Historically, we've had ADP managing our payroll and Zenefits managing our people. Now Zenefits Payroll can fulfill all our needs, we're happy to have everything all in one place.
Eric Edelson
CEO