Compare ApplicantStack, BambooHR, and Paychex Flex

Pricing

 
RECRUIT Standalone
$95
/month
Essentials
$4.95
per employee / per month
Contact Vendor
Contact Vendor for Pricing
 
RECRUIT & ONBOARD Bundled (MOST POPULAR PLAN)
$135
/month
Advantage
$8.95
per employee / per month
 
ONBOARD Standalone
$95
/month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
ApplicantStack
RECRUIT Standalone
$95/month
RECRUIT & ONBOARD Bundled (MOST POPULAR PLAN)
$135/month
ONBOARD Standalone
$95/month
Free Trial
BambooHR
Essentials
$4.95per employee / per month
Advantage
$8.95per employee / per month
Free Trial
Paychex Flex
Contact Vendor
Contact Vendor for Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.8
8.7
8.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.8
9.1
8.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.4
8.7
8.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.8
9.0
8.2
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.7
8.4
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.1
8.8
8.3
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.6
8.2
7.2
Meets Requirements
ApplicantStack
8.8
BambooHR
8.7
Paychex Flex
8.5
Ease of Use
ApplicantStack
8.8
BambooHR
9.1
Paychex Flex
8.2
Ease of Setup
ApplicantStack
8.4
BambooHR
8.7
Paychex Flex
8.0
Ease of Admin
ApplicantStack
8.8
BambooHR
9.0
Paychex Flex
8.2
Quality of Support
ApplicantStack
8.7
BambooHR
8.4
Paychex Flex
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
ApplicantStack
9.1
BambooHR
8.8
Paychex Flex
8.3
Product Direction (% positive)
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
7.2

Features

Sourcing
Social Sourcing
ApplicantStack
8.3
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Job Posting
ApplicantStack
9.0
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Candidate Sourcing Metrics
ApplicantStack
8.3
BambooHR
7.9
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.0
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Career Page Configuration
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Pre-Hire
Forms Library
ApplicantStack
9.0
BambooHR
Not enough data available
Paychex Flex
8.3
E-Forms
ApplicantStack
9.0
BambooHR
9.1
Paychex Flex
8.1
E-Signature
ApplicantStack
9.1
BambooHR
9.0
Paychex Flex
7.9
Background Checks
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
Not enough data available
Paychex Flex
5.0
Offer Letter Approvals
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.8
Paychex Flex
6.0
Offer Letter Templates
ApplicantStack
Not enough data available
BambooHR
8.8
Paychex Flex
6.3
Candidate Management
Dashboards
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Workflow Building
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.4
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Hiring Processes Tracking
ApplicantStack
8.9
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Scheduling
ApplicantStack
8.2
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Applicant Data Management
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
8.4
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Candidate Evaluations
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.4
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Automated Resume Parsing
ApplicantStack
8.0
BambooHR
7.9
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Candidate-Facing Statuses
ApplicantStack
8.3
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Post-Hire
Self-Service Portal
ApplicantStack
8.7
BambooHR
9.0
Paychex Flex
8.6
Automated Team Introductions
ApplicantStack
8.7
BambooHR
8.9
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
Compliance Training
ApplicantStack
8.4
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
7.6
Automated Onboarding Workflows
ApplicantStack
8.7
BambooHR
8.9
Paychex Flex
7.0
Onboarding Notifications
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
8.9
Paychex Flex
7.5
Recruiting and Onboarding
Recruiting Marketing
ApplicantStack
8.3
BambooHR
8.4
Paychex Flex
6.9
Sourcing and Candidate Identification
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.3
Paychex Flex
7.1
Job Posting
ApplicantStack
8.9
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
8.5
Screening and Assessments
ApplicantStack
8.5
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
7.3
Interview and Offer Management
ApplicantStack
8.4
BambooHR
8.7
Paychex Flex
7.4
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.1
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
7.6
Onboarding
ApplicantStack
8.8
BambooHR
8.9
Paychex Flex
8.5
Reporting
Time-to-Productivity Reporting
ApplicantStack
8.3
BambooHR
7.8
Paychex Flex
8.6
Onboarding Process Reporting
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
8.5
Paychex Flex
7.9
Platform
Customization
ApplicantStack
8.2
BambooHR
8.4
Paychex Flex
6.8
Integration APIs
ApplicantStack
8.3
BambooHR
8.5
Paychex Flex
6.8
Internationalization
ApplicantStack
Not enough data available
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
Not enough data available
User, Role, and Access Management
ApplicantStack
8.6
BambooHR
8.9
Paychex Flex
7.9
Performance and Reliability
ApplicantStack
9.1
BambooHR
9.1
Paychex Flex
8.3
Mobile User Support
ApplicantStack
7.7
BambooHR
8.2
Paychex Flex
7.5
Reporting
ApplicantStack
8.0
BambooHR
8.5
Paychex Flex
8.2
Dashboards
ApplicantStack
8.4
BambooHR
8.6
Paychex Flex
8.2

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
18.1%
28.3%
71.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
72.6%
66.6%
25.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
9.3%
5.1%
2.4%
ApplicantStack
Small-Business
18.1%
Mid-Market
72.6%
Enterprise
9.3%
BambooHR
Small-Business
28.3%
Mid-Market
66.6%
Enterprise
5.1%
Paychex Flex
Small-Business
71.8%
Mid-Market
25.8%
Enterprise
2.4%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Hospital & Health Care
19.2%
Computer Software
18.4%
Construction
6.3%
 
Individual & Family Services
12.1%
Information Technology and Services
11.9%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
Internet
10.3%
Medical Practice
4.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
5.4%
Marketing and Advertising
4.5%
Accounting
4.1%
 
Health, Wellness and Fitness
4.7%
Hospital & Health Care
3.3%
Information Technology and Services
3.8%
 
Other
52.4%
Other
51.6%
Other
74.7%
ApplicantStack
Hospital & Health Care
19.2%
Individual & Family Services
12.1%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
Information Technology and Services
5.4%
Health, Wellness and Fitness
4.7%
Other
52.4%
BambooHR
Computer Software
18.4%
Information Technology and Services
11.9%
Internet
10.3%
Marketing and Advertising
4.5%
Hospital & Health Care
3.3%
Other
51.6%
Paychex Flex
Construction
6.3%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
Medical Practice
4.8%
Accounting
4.1%
Information Technology and Services
3.8%
Other
74.7%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Debbi P.
User in Construction

The software itself is great, very flexible and customizable, and easy to use. It packs a punch with minimal cost to our HR budget. My favorite thing about ApplicantStack is their customer service. If I ever need a change done to a template, they are...

Leslie C.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

I like the usability of Bamboo, and the simple design that makes ESS so simple for our employees. I also LOVE the simplicity of the app. there's an app for everything these days, and so often they are not useful. Our employees are always using their phones,...

Jeff L.
Executive Sponsor in Utilities

We have been very happy with the level of service and expertise of the Paychex staff. The web site is easy to navigate and submit payroll information. Keeps things simple.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sara V.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

the amount of hiring manager access. loses the connection between recruiter and candidates (could be a configuration fix)

Ryan V.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

The Payroll system(powered by Execupay) is absolutely terrible. BambooHR & Bamboo Payroll don't sync updates properly, and has cost our company tens of thousands of dollars. It's a constant mess, with no end in sight. We are constanlty auditing, finding...

G2 Crowd User in Non-Profit Organization Management

Paychex Preview cannot handle cross period reporting so if you have a fiscal calendar you are in for a world of hurt. Paychex has an integrated system and their component systems, Preview, HR Online and Time & Labor Online do not talk to each other...

 
ApplicantStack
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Debbi P.
User in Construction

The software itself is great, very flexible and customizable, and easy to use. It packs a punch with minimal cost to our HR budget. My favorite thing about ApplicantStack is their customer service. If I ever need a change done to a template, they are...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sara V.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

the amount of hiring manager access. loses the connection between recruiter and candidates (could be a configuration fix)

BambooHR
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Leslie C.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

I like the usability of Bamboo, and the simple design that makes ESS so simple for our employees. I also LOVE the simplicity of the app. there's an app for everything these days, and so often they are not useful. Our employees are always using their phones,...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Ryan V.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

The Payroll system(powered by Execupay) is absolutely terrible. BambooHR & Bamboo Payroll don't sync updates properly, and has cost our company tens of thousands of dollars. It's a constant mess, with no end in sight. We are constanlty auditing, finding...

Paychex Flex
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jeff L.
Executive Sponsor in Utilities

We have been very happy with the level of service and expertise of the Paychex staff. The web site is easy to navigate and submit payroll information. Keeps things simple.

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Non-Profit Organization Management

Paychex Preview cannot handle cross period reporting so if you have a fiscal calendar you are in for a world of hurt. Paychex has an integrated system and their component systems, Preview, HR Online and Time & Labor Online do not talk to each other...

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