Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) reviews from startup founders

85 reviews by founders
Sept. 24, 2016

Gusto is a fine payroll product,--nice and simple. It has grown in being able to serve several states, which is nice.

Matt Miller

Founder & CEO - Embroker

Sept. 9, 2016

These guys nailed it with their product. We don’t use Gusto anymore because we are on Mattel’s payroll system.

Chris Bruce

Founder & CEO - Sproutling

Aug. 29, 2016

As far as I know, we haven’t run into any issues with Gusto.

Marco Peluso

Founder & CEO - Qardio

Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) - Best Payroll Tools for Startups

ZenPayroll is one of the few tools that excludes other human resources tasks in order to focus specifically on payroll. It excels in that category, with features that span automatic tax filing, employee self-onboarding, a wide variety of integrations and the ability to manage charitable donations from the software itself. Founders also trumpet its clean interface, ease of use and customer service. When used together with Zenefits, you can easily manage the entire spectrum of HR needs. It should be noted, however, ZenPayroll is lacking some of the more complex payroll features offered by larger HR administration platforms like TriNet and ADP. For instance, ZenPayroll can withhold 401K funds from paychecks, but employees would have to manually send the withheld money to their investors.

How startups use Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)?

Seed-stage and Series A startups find the software nearly irresistible in light of the low price point. They also trumpet its clean interface, ease of use and customer service.

How much does Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) cost?

ZenPayroll charges $25 per month as a base price, and adds an additional $4 per month per employee. The first two months are free.

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