ADP Workforce Now vs. Greenhouse

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Workforce Now
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.N/A
Greenhouse
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Greenhouse delivers a solution to help companies hire for what's next. Their hiring platform has users at companies like DoorDash, Dropbox and Wayfair, who use Greenhouse's intelligent guidance to design and automate all aspects of hiring.N/A
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowGreenhouse
Editions & Modules
Essential
Contact sales team
Enhanced
Contact sales team
Complete
Contact sales team
HR Pro
Contact sales team
Payroll Essentials
Contact sales team
HR Plus
Contact sales team
Hiring Advantage
Contact sales team
Performance Plus
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Workforce NowGreenhouse
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional DetailsPlease contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowGreenhouse
Considered Both Products
ADP Workforce Now
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We selected ADP due to its value and included capabilities. I find it to be very similar to the majority of the major payroll providers and in hindsight [I] am not sure this is the route we [should] have gone. If you have a robust HR/Payroll team, I think the product is fine, …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
To be perfectly frank, the payroll side of this solution works and our payroll person is happy. I went back to ADP because of the pressure from our finance team and have regretted it everyday. It is horrible. I have used UltiPro and Paylocity and I recommend UltiProp all day, …
Greenhouse
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse is very intuitive and easy to use. Navigation is easy and it's a user friendly tool. Learning to use ADP Workforce is difficult. Navigation in ADP Workforce is complex.
Chose Greenhouse
I've actually used Greenhouse in tandem with BambooHR, which turned out to be the ideal setup, in my opinion - these tools work pretty seamlessly together. In terms of ADP and Hibob, I thought Greenhouse was much easier to use, and the overall interface was much more pleasing …
Chose Greenhouse
ICIMS is not as user friendly and does not offer as many reporting functions as Greenhouse. I also found that Greenhouse is more unique in that you can collaborate much more effectively than ICIMS. It is easy to tag your partners within Greenhouse in that it reflects in your …
Chose Greenhouse
ADP is pretty outdated, design and experience-wise, when it comes to Greenhouse. I've used both products before and find Greenhouse to be more simple, clean and easy for anyone to log on and access. There wasn't great support with ADP and Greenhouse is a solid enough product …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowGreenhouse
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
1021 Ratings
4% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.1901 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.2937 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9889 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4916 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.7641 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.5702 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.4648 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1033 Ratings
2% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.6994 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.2389 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.8293 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9796 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6982 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.7768 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.4467 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
843 Ratings
5% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Approval workflow7.8765 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.6798 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.5646 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1013 Ratings
3% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.2976 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.5967 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.1781 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0364 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
26% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
943 Ratings
9% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Report builder7.3926 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5922 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.1549 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
115 Ratings
14% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.4111 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.691 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
309 Ratings
5% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.9238 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.9289 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5236 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.9282 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
400 Ratings
9% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.3359 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2307 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5364 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.2377 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.2312 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
28% below category average
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.8
420 Ratings
14% below category average
Greenhouse
7.9
136 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.5365 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.1357 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.0286 Ratings7.5106 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.2320 Ratings8.1112 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.0361 Ratings8.6130 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.2382 Ratings8.0126 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.6113 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.0126 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings6.8110 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.8123 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.7101 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings8.0110 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings8.2112 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.4108 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowGreenhouse
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1088 ratings)
8.3
(139 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(82 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
5.3
(79 ratings)
8.5
(57 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(462 ratings)
10.0
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.8
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.3
(34 ratings)
6.1
(2 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.4
(750 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowGreenhouse
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
If you are looking to automate processes and have the system handle administrative, boring tasks this is the system for you. They are continuing to evolve and are coming out with improvements constantly. Have a suggestion on an improvement they will listen and consider implementing.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
Well suited for Big organizations where recruitment is a daily task. Understanding of Greenhouse workings is simple and it is not difficult to train people who use it for first time. Greenhouse is less appropriate if you are looking for sharing offer letters or doing employee onboarding. Did not had a great experience in doing that
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Pros
ADP
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Customization of interview plans, questions, interviewer roles for multiple positions
  • Manages efficient and timely candidate, hiring manager, and interviewer communication
  • Integrates with other tools needed in the hiring process such as sourcing tools and onboarding systems
  • Provides analytics and reporting to allow for data insights and process improvements
  • Provides an Onboarding feature that makes the hiring cycle seamless from first interview to hire date
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Cons
ADP
  • I would like it if better communication was sent out about new product updates. Sometimes, I go into a screen and things are different and I have to relearn it on the fly.
  • Editing the mobile app - I would like it if what is shown on the desktop version was automatically on the app. WAY more of my employees use the app, but I put the most important information on the desktop version because it is easier to update.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Greenhouse Security is simple, but not that granular. For example, everytime new recruiter joins, we have to give them access manually one by one. There is no one click or an easy way to auto assign security unlike other systems that we use such as Workday.
  • Greenhouse reporting is very lacking. Even though we are on the highest tier, we cannot extract data through this delivered feature. For example, scorecard custom questions. We have to do this through SQL.
  • Greenhouse Audit Log is also lacking. It is not useful at all. We cannot even see what job info changed and who changed it even though we are on the highest tier now.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Due to the lack of support from the sales and service center we are looking at other options outside of ADP. Again it is a good system, it just lacks the support it deserves from the company employees. It is just unimaginable that you will need to reach out to a service provider several times for the same issue and not get it resolved.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
we are gaining more by in from our hiring managers and candidates seem to like the ease of getting us interview times etc
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Usability
ADP
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
Greenhouse's user-friendly interface, efficient workflows, and integration capabilities with other HR tools make it a powerful tool for our company, helping us streamline our hiring and onboarding processes. With its customizable workflow and intuitive design, Greenhouse allows us to create a hiring process that suits their specific needs and requirements, without the need for extensive coding or technical expertise. Moreover, Greenhouse's integration capabilities with other HR tools enable us to centralise our hiring and onboarding data, making it easier to access and analyse applicant information, and reducing the risk of data loss or errors.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
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Performance
ADP
Overall, I think the functionality of the program works pretty well. Sometimes, certain browsers do not work well for the policy function of ADP, but that is the only issue thus far
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ADP
I have contacted support multiple times and have always been happy with the results. ADP's support staff is always helpful and makes easy work of solving problems. I love my Payroll Account Manager, as well as my Enhanced Time Account Manager.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
I have never needed to call Greenhouse for support. I am not the primary account holder, nor do I use Greenhouse enough to merit calling support. I delegate that responsibility to the Recruiting team. They have never mentioned any experience with Greenhouse technical support, either bad or good. I would assume that they would tell me if the support was poor.
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In-Person Training
ADP
In-person training was pretty good - I think this significantly depends on the trainer. Our trainer was really good and showed what ADP can do - but I know that all trainers are not the same - and this truly makes such as difference. Overall, our training went pretty well.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Online Training
ADP
At the time training was not as expansive as it is now. If it could go wrong it did for me so the process was difficult and lengthy. I needed to have more in person walkthroughs of things to ensure the transition was done correctly. Not sure what else I can say, we were part of the initial move to Workforce Now when it was introduced.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
ADP
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
I think we could have used more delivered functionality and less customized which now results in more maintenance
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
Although this SAS takes longer to perform the everyday functions related to payroll and HR data input, the difference in this software and our previous software is like night and day. We were on a very old server platform and had too many issues with continuous need for backup.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
Tools appears very light to use. It does not take forever to load. the interface is very simple but capable, unlike many ATS's. The tools is Simple yet loaded with very useful functionalities that save a lot of time and expedites the processes. For different stakeholders, the tools works accordingly.
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Scalability
ADP
We have been able to grow with ADP from just a few hundred employees to over 10,000 so it's actually very scalable for payroll usage. We do not use the benefits and onboarding offerings for most of our employees but they are built to scale easily enough for when our corporate team has over 1,000 FTE.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP WorkforceNow has provided a positive ROI for our company. It has saved me countless hours in the time I used to spend preparing reports, managing benefits, and annual enrollment, recruitment tracking, and much more.
  • The integration with Payscale has allowed our company to take every position in our organization and benchmark it to industries and job titles. This has allowed us to be more competitive on recruitment and retention.
  • We have used the new DE&I dashboard to provide valuable information on the landscape of our workforce, as well as areas of our organization that may not be as diverse.
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Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Streamlined the hiring process and new hire time to value
  • Increased satisfaction for hiring managers and sales account managers
  • Allowed us to gain access to a bigger and more targeted talent pool
  • Saved us time and helped us avoid things falling by the wayside by keeping things in one place and sending automated alerts
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