At BambooHR, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 147 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.77. It was published on Jul 21, 2016. 6487 Visitors

What Employees Say

You can count on people to cooperate.
99%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
98%
 
People care about each other here.
98%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
98%
 
There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.
98%
 

What They Do

We asked BambooHR to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Our purpose is to set HR free to do great work. We do that by creating delightful software that automates operational tasks—like time-off requests, employee-data tracking, and reporting—and enabling HR to focus on strategic initiatives—like increasing engagement, retention, and productivity.

About this Company

Website: bamboohr.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Lindon, Utah US Sites: 1
US Employees: 224 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2008

BambooHR has been awarded:

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 77)


We're careful about who we hire so we can maintain our enjoyable culture.

Perks and Programs

We asked BambooHR to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Paid Paid Vacation: Because we want employees to be able to have enriching experiences with family and friends, we give each full-time employee $2000 per year to spend on vacation expenses. Bambooligans have been everywhere from Disneyland to Thailand on Paid Paid Vacation, and we love seeing their pictures and hearing about their adventures when they get back.
  • 40-Hour Workweek: We believe that work should support personal life, not the other way around. So we don’t stick around the office for 50 hours a week. We don’t answer phone calls at all hours of the night. And we definitely don’t keep one eye on the inbox while we’re on vacation. Instead, we focus intensely while we’re working (with occasional breaks to have a little fun), and then we leave it at the door when we clock out. By doing that, we get done in 40 hours per week what employees at many companies do in 50 or more hours.
  • Flexibility: We provide quite a bit of flexibility for our team members. Many Bambooligans choose to work from home at times—sometimes as part of a set schedule and other times just as the need arises. (In fact, some teams work almost exclusively from home.) We understand that school programs, sick pets, dentist appointments, and other life events happen, and we support employees when they need to work irregular hours to accommodate those things.
  • Financial Education: We care a lot about helping employees succeed—professionally, personally, and even financially. To help with that, we provide a couple different benefits for increasing financial savvy. First, we have a financial consultant who employees can meet with to discuss their 401k investments, investment strategy, and financial goals. Second, if employees attend Financial Peace University, we pay the class fee and give employees a $100 bonus. Following principles learned in the class, Bambooligans have paid off and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • All-Hands Meetings: In May and November each year, all Bambooligans meet off-location for a day full of inspiration, celebration, and team building. These meetings help us stay transparent with everything going on at the company, connect with coworkers who we don’t get to work with on a daily basis, and rejuvenate ourselves so we can continue doing great work. One of the best parts of our November meeting are the hours we dedicate to giving back. Last year, we worked with Feed My Starving Children to create 100,000 meals to feed impoverished children all over the world.
  • Company Values: We know our culture is the secret sauce to our success. And the recipe for that secret sauce is our company values: 1-Enjoy quality of life. 2-Grow from good to great. 3-Be open. 4-Assume the best. 5-Do the right thing. 6-Lead from where you are. We hire people who exhibit those values. Every person—CEO to intern—is expected to live those values everyday. And they create a company culture that’s enjoyable and innovative.
  • Monthly Company Updates: Transparency is an important part of our culture, and monthly updates help us stay consistently transparent. Each month, we gather for a couple hours of updates. We hear from different departments, employees give shoutouts to coworkers, we talk about what’s going on internally (everything from our upcoming building move to service projects), and we cap it off with lunch. It’s fun, and it helps us all stay on the same page.
  • Informal Camaraderie: Although it isn’t necessarily a company program, the natural camaraderie that exists among Bambooligans definitely starts with and adds to our culture. Departments get together at cabins for potluck dinners often—just because they like being together. Coworkers have met up to help an employee put a new roof on his house. Teams play ultimate frisbee and board games during lunch. Mountain bikers meet before work to hit a trail or two. We genuinely love being around each other—so much so that we choose to do it outside of work hours, too.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

3% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary83% Company-paid health coverage for employees (applies to all)
83% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (applies to all)

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account
Bamboo is committed to continually learning and growing.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (60% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

120 days Job-protected maternity leave5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Elder care resources
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun together—nothing like a little human foosball in the mountains.

Demographics

 
Bamboo's founders began with one goal in mind: create a great place to work. They figured if they could do that, great work would take place. (Turns out, they were right.)

How to Get Hired

We asked BambooHR for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

One interesting commonality in candidates our hiring managers love is someone who started working at a young age—everything from flipping burgers to mowing lawns to washing windows through his or her teen years. These candidates often have a strong work ethic and appreciate the outcomes of great, high-quality work. We look for candidates who share our company values. We love people who take the initiative to develop themselves and who are naturally driven to be better every day. We hire people who adapt well to change—which happens often in a company growing so quickly. Finally, we hire people who are genuine and authentic.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Getting good attention from us is pretty simple: be genuine in your resume and make sure it accurately reflects your skills and how you’ve used those skills in context. Then trust that we will recognize those skills. We read every single resume. (So, don’t worry about making it too flashy—we’ll look either way.)

Also, pay close attention to your personal brand. We’re extremely careful about our brand and appreciate employees who are very deliberate in their personal brand as well. The brand we portray externally (thoughtful, high quality, genuine), is also what we want internally.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We will be hiring for every single department this year. We’re growing incredibly fast (but at a deliberate, strategic pace) and are constantly looking for people who can help us. We don’t put a cap on awesomeness, so even if you don’t see the specific role you’re looking for, send us your resume anyway. (Chances are, we’ll be hiring for your role soon. Sometimes we even create roles specifically for people with incredible talent.)

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Want to join us? Check out bamboohr.com/jobs for the nitty gritty details and a list of open positions. Also, see what real-life Bambooligans say about us on Glassdoor and follow us on LinkedIn for updates.

hiring Outlook

82 Job openings forecast for coming year 55% Job Growth
39 Average applicants per opening 4,283 Applications received
99 Positions filled in past year 58% New hires by employee referrals
18 New positions created 11 Jobs filled by current employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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