BambooHR vs Rippling

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Discover how the easy-to-use BambooHR platform outshines Rippling.

Superior Customer Support

Human-centric support and superior customer care

​​Engaged Employees

Employee experience tools to better support your people

Smooth Implementation

A simple implementation process to get you up and running smoothly

User Friendly

Easy for everyone to use

Save-as-you-grow pricing

The more you grow and hire, the more you save

How Do BambooHR & Rippling Compare?

Implementation & Customer Support

Get help right when you need it.

For new problems, your only option is to email Rippling and hope they respond quickly. Rippling customers complain of a lackluster implementation process with little communication or support.

BambooHR provides a human-centered approach to implementation and customer service. During implementation, you can choose to have a dedicated project manager guide you step by step. You also get prompt support via phone, email, or chat, and since our Support Heroes are trained across all parts of the product, any of them can help answer your questions.

Employee Experience

Build a great culture.

While Rippling offers a general survey tool, they don’t have ready-built employee satisfaction or engagement tools to measure employee experience. They also don’t offer performance management, so you’d have to use a third party app.

BambooHR makes it easy to measure and improve the employee experience with user-friendly, native features.

  • Performance Management: Conduct frequent and meaningful reviews and assessments.
  • Employee Satisfaction: Build a stronger workplace culture.
  • Employee Wellbeing: Spot problem areas, boost retention, and support your people.
User Experience

Simplify your HR processes.

Rippling focuses on both IT management and HR, so customers often feel that Rippling is too overwhelming and complicated for their small business needs. Even PCMag’s positive review of Rippling’s payroll warns that its overall “complexity may intimidate small business users.”

BambooHR is consistently rated as one of the easiest-to-use HR platforms because of its friendly, intuitive interface. Here are just some of the ways we make things easier and faster:

  • A single source of data for all your HR processes
  • Automated workflows, approvals, and notifications
  • Templated onboarding checklists and new hire packet
  • Mobile-ready with BambooHR® Hiring for recruiters and BambooHR® Mobile for employees and managers
  • And so much more!
Pricing & packaging

Build as you grow.

If you're looking to grow, you may end up paying higher fees with Rippling. They sell most of their features separately as modules, and some include a base monthly fee on top of the PEPM (Per Employee Per Month) price. Rippling also doesn’t offer a free trial.

BambooHR charges PEPM—no monthly base fee and no yearly contracts! We also offer a volume discount, so the more you hire, the more you save. Plus, you can try BambooHR with a free trial.

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Why Customers Love BambooHR


“I couldn’t even imagine what life would be like growing this quickly if we didn't have BambooHR. Having a system that we can use as our source of truth—where we can keep all of our employees’ information, all of the changes processing through this company, and keep track of everybody who is starting—is incredibly important to growing our business.”

Brittany Call, Senior Director of People Operations

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We Set You Free to Do Great Work

BambooHR helps you automate critical HR tasks, empowers you to become strategic with clean reporting and analytics, and gives you tools to boost engagement and retention. With our add-ons, integrations, and per-month, per-employee pricing, you choose (and pay for) only what you need. And with our award-winning implementation service and easy-to-love user experience, we get you up and running quickly so you can focus on peoplework instead of paperwork.

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