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What Is Personio?

Personio is Europe's leading HR software for SMEs. People Workflow Automation, the recently launched category of HR software, is part of Personio’s mission to help companies remove delays and realize opportunities with optimized people processes. Personio covers all core HR tasks, like personnel administration, recruiting, and payroll, in one software and ensures cross-departmental, automated processes, seamless integrations, and customizable HR reports.

Who Uses Personio?

Personio is specialised for small and medium-sized companies with 10 to 2000 employees.

Personio Software - Employee List 

The employee list allows to quickly edit employees' personnel information.
Personio Software - Reporting & Analytics

Track headcount, salary data, absenteeism, and sickness rates, create customized reports tailored to your unique requirements, and acquire the insights essential for making data-informed HR choices.
Personio Software - Personio Whistleblowing

A dedicated, anonymous reporting channel for your employees. The EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers is now in effect.
Personio Software - Compensation Management

Create fair and easy compensation reviews. Enjoy less stress thanks to easy approvals, access controls and notifications. Make fairer decisions with visible performance data, salary bands and built-in guidelines.
Personio Software - Personio Surveys

Set up and run surveys with ease. Connect your real-time and centralised employee data to quickly create and run targeted surveys with our prebuilt templates to speed up the time to capture valuable insights.

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Reviews of Personio

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Dónall
Dónall
HR Administrator in Ireland
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Streamlined our entire HR systems

5.0 last year

Pros:

What I love about Personio is that it is the one stop shop for all our HR information. As an SME we had been relying on SharePoint to store all our HR information and this was cumbersome and admin heavy, with Personio we can store all the relevant information in one location with no trouble accessing for individual employees. It is an easy to use platform and any new issuer will have no difficulty getting used to the using the system. My favourite feature is the ORG chart provided for all the employees in the organisation so you can know who's who.

Cons:

I have no major dislikes for the Platform - its a new platform, things take time. If you have an idea that would improve the system you are able to post in their Ideation forum to drive change. While Personio offers reporting features, the range of available reports is somewhat limited. This can make it difficult for companies that require more in-depth reporting and analysis for example companies with 100+ employees.

Kia
People Operations Partner in Finland
Computer Hardware, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Personio is an efficient and user-friendly HR software that streamlines administrative tasks--an excellent solution for small to med-sized businesses

4.0 last month New

Comments: My overall experience with Personio has been positive. The platform's all-in-one HR management capabilities have streamlined our processes and improved efficiency. Despite minor performance issues during peak times, its user-friendly interface and robust feature set make it a valuable tool for managing our HR needs effectively.

Pros:

What I liked most about Personio is its intuitive interface and comprehensive features, which seamlessly integrate recruitment, onboarding, payroll, and performance management into one platform, significantly improving efficiency and organization within our HR department.

Cons:

Limitation on accurately adapting to local absence policies on some countries

Sebastian
Geschäftsführer in Germany
Hospital & Health Care, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Glorified database

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: This software was bought to help with payroll.
In the end, it just became a database to store employee information.
Payroll is much to susceptible to errors to be relied on. My pet peeve is that when one of many critical fields is not filled in, the employee is simply left out of the payroll without comment.

Pros:

-pretty design -comprehensive onboarding -friendly support team

Cons:

-missing sanity checks -convoluted layout -not customisable enough

Javier
People Operations Specialist in Spain
Information Technology & Services, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Very user friendly and flexible HR Saas

4.0 4 months ago

Comments: We have been using Personio for almost 3 years, and it is the only HR data source (very reliable) and core tool for daily purposes. We have been able to develop and automate/scale many processes.
It has been developing in many ways although it exists better specific alternatives in certain aspects such as T&D, and payroll.
Finally, it has an excellent customer service, always supporting us solving queries and requests

Pros:

The tool is very user friendly and easy to configure, it covers pre-payroll, onboarding, documents management, employees data, offboarding. In addition, it has an extensive marketplace to connect with different apps and softwares via API

Cons:

Lack of expense management, full payroll engine, historical data not very visual, T&D tab need more development.

Thomas
Thomas
Director HR in Germany
Verified LinkedIn User
Legal Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

A very good decision I am still proud of

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Difficult. I like it! Had some experience with Workdays in the company before and was at the beginning a kind of sad that little business has not the budget for such software.
But now I am even happier because Personio not only is quiete as good - it is even better for small business purpose because it's less complex and allowes to stremline processes better for our needs.

Pros:

It's HR Software with service for every employee, managers etc. - and so what I like most is, that nearly everybody likes to use it though we did not have much training effort. Big benefit (usualy) is as well, that Personio has an ongoing development nad gets even better every month.

Cons:

Some "improvements" - especially in design - are not really steps forward but seem to complicate work - but usually respective suggestions are heared and drawn into account.