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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

iCIMS

96 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.

iCIMS

iCIMS is a powerful ATS which I think would work well for organizations of any size without multiple business verticals. Having multiple entities under one umbrella (or multiple umbrellas!) creates complexity in processes and requirements which can be difficult to reconcile in any system, particularly one without robust conditional logic. I wouldn't recommend iCIMS for a complex organization but I would advise that they make the initial discovery and design of their platform a high priority and take the opportunity to align processes as much as possible ahead of implementation. For a relatively straight-forward organization, it's a no-brainer - iCIMS all the way.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
iCIMS

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.8
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.0
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
9.0
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
9.3
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
9.4
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.8
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
5.7
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.5
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.0
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
6.7
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
6.2
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.7
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
9.4
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
6.4
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.5

Pros

  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Team Building
  • Acknowledgement of weaknesses
  • Easy to review and rate incoming applications/resumes; especially since iCims upgraded their interface to reduce the number of clicks to accomplish this.
  • Easy to get our job postings out to social media via the iCIMS "advertise" feature.
  • Fairly easy to email past candidates to keep in touch and develop a talent source from a growing pool.
  • Easy to post our jobs.

Cons

  • It took us a little while to figure out how to set up a 360 (we didn't watch the demo videos until later), but once we did, it was very easy to use.
  • At the time I was using iCIMs, I wish there was a functionality to sync iCIMs with a calendar (e.g. Outlook) to setup interviews. Everything was done separately so each recruiter had to have their own system in tracking when interviews were when, when to schedule follow ups, etc.
  • iCIMS could have a better user interface and overall, user experience. It's a big clunky and old-school in the way that it looks.
  • You have to click through a lot of different options to accomplish a small task. There isn't that intuitive-ness that you find prevalent in, for example, the current ATS I'm using, Greenhouse. If this was fixed, it would save a lot of time on the recruiter's part to recruit vs manage and work through this system.
  • It would be ideal if iCIMs was able to track interviewers and their feedback after interviewing candidates.

Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
iCIMS8.0
Based on 26 answers
I would say that we are very likely to renew with iCIMS. They seem to continuously be improving their product based on the feedback from their clients. In addition, the thought have having to go through another implementation of this level is daunting and as long as the software continues to meet the business needs of the company and provides the appropriate level of support we will most likely stay. Costs regarding future renewals will also impact this decision and if necessary we will go to market to evaluate other options.

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS7.2
Based on 6 answers
I don't use every function so I don't know what I don't know. Perhaps, the fact that I don't use every function is a veiled way of saying that it seems a bit overwhelming to master.

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS9.1
Based on 5 answers
Recent problems with system availbility.

Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
iCIMS8.2
Based on 3 answers
We can think of no dissatisfaction with our daily use of iCims, involving its response time to commands or incompatibility with any other software we presently use.

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS8.4
Based on 3 answers
Recent issues with responding to request. Lack of resolution in the first contact.

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS7.9
Based on 3 answers
iCims has always been available and helpful with much live and online training offered.

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS5.3
Based on 3 answers
Things went smoothly

Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
iCIMs is better in terms of reporting and tracking data. They also have great built-in reports that you can use to track progress. However, Greenhouse excels in every other way: better user experience, integrates with calendar invites for interviews, tracks feedback for every interview that goes down. There are also interview templates you can bake into the role. I also love that you can add prospects to a job for people you meet that are great but aren't the right fit at the moment. Greenhouse has fantastic tools you can integrate with e.g. coderpad where engineers can tech out other engineers in interviews.

Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS7.8
Based on 2 answers
iCims is currently pretty good and the best TAS for us at our stage of growth - but further improvement and enhancements will only help make it even better.

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • Because we did not have an existing ATS, iCIMs had a wonderful and positive impact on our business objectives. We had a sense of where the organization stood from a recruitment standpoint. It gave us a view of the high performers, low performers. It outlined positive incomes that were achieved in terms of hiring/headcount. It also gave hiring managers a view of their pipeline and process.
  • The only negative would be that the system was cumbersome to recruiters who didn't want to spend a lot of time managing their roles. It did create work in that you had to do a lot of clicking to get a single task accomplished. You couldn't have several windows open to do different things. In that way, it was tedious work so the data was not always accurate.
  • iCIMs did a great job of tracking our referral program. Everything before was done manually before so we did a better job of paying people out on a timely, consistent basis. This led to more employees making referrals.

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Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

iCIMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details