What do you like best?
I've been using Bamboo for nearly a year. My company isn't using every single feature that Bamboo offers, but the features that our company uses now are great.
For me, a simple user interface is the most important aspect of any platform and Bamboo delivers that. I was actually out of the office during our internal Bamboo training sessions, but I was able to figure out the platform myself.
We also use Bamboo for new hire onboarding and Bamboo has automated triggers that are delivered in the form of an email to all the process stakeholders. We were previously sending emails manually prior to using this feature, and as you can imagine, things always slipped through the cracks.
Bamboo absolutely nailed basic features like requesting/approving time off, seeing who's out of office and employee work anniversaries. I also like the performance review, hiring, and company directory pieces of this software. Again, easy to use and has all the features you would expect from a world class HRIS. Bamboo can also be deployed internationally which our previous HRIS, Paycom, couldn't do.
What do you dislike?
Honestly, at this point I haven't found anything I don't like. I have used Workday and various other HR systems in my career and Bamboo is my favorite. Workday was very a comprehensive platform, but the UI wasn't as intuitive (granted this was 3 years ago and they may have improved this since). We were using Paycom prior to Bamboo and I can definitely say that Bamboo is LIGHT YEARS beyond Paycom.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
There are 3 main areas that we are now accomplishing tasks better and faster since switching from Paycom to Bamboo.
1. Hiring - Communicating with candidates and sharing candidate profiles with hiring managers is seamless.
2. Performance Reviews - Prior to Bamboo, we were delivering performance reviews manually with Word docs and tracking this process in Excel. Bamboo has automated reminders that help a lot!
3. Company Directory - We didn't have a directory prior to Bamboo. Bamboo executes this feature flawlessly.