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PCRecruiter

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42 Ratings

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4 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 101

PCRecruiter

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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ApplicantStack

For small/medium companies looking to simplify and track the hiring process, Applicantstack is a well priced and feature packed alternative. Its onboarding capabilities are fantastic, in its price range it has no equal.
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PCRecruiter

I can say that from a recruiting perspective it is the best solution we have seen. We evaluate new / different packages each year and PCRecruiter is still the best we have seen. The product is very robust and may be a bit too complex for some applications.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
6.8
PCRecruiter
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
3.0
PCRecruiter
7.0
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
7.0
PCRecruiter
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
7.0
PCRecruiter
8.0
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
9.0
PCRecruiter
7.0
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
6.0
PCRecruiter
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
8.0
PCRecruiter
7.4
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
9.0
PCRecruiter
8.5
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
8.0
PCRecruiter
9.0
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
4.0
PCRecruiter
8.7
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
8.0
PCRecruiter
7.1
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
8.0
PCRecruiter
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
PCRecruiter
6.2
Reporting
ApplicantStack
3.0
PCRecruiter
6.1
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
PCRecruiter
8.5
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
PCRecruiter
8.7

Pros

  • Their support is top notch.
  • Their interface is clean and easy to understand for the people in our HR department.
  • Configuration was simple enough that IT has been able to step back and let our HR team manage changes and updates to the system.
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  • All client and candidate activities are tracked and documented in one place. This makes it very easy for our team to work collaboratively. For example all email correspondence is written to client or candidate record, sales calls, follow-up, etc. are all contained in one place.
  • We like the ability to customize fields and the work flow. We have created specific data field that are relevant to some of the niche markets we work. This has allowed us to quickly slice and dice our data for marketing and recruiting campaigns.
  • The Bulk email feature is very easy to use and we incorporate it into most of our marketing and recruiting campaigns and since it is fully integrated we see all of the activity associated with the client or candidate.
  • The RSS feed of jobs has allowed us to easily integrate with social media. when a position is posted into PCR it is automatically fed to multiple social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and twitter.
  • We use the calendar and Rollup list function to organize all of our recruiting and marketing campaigns. Rollups simplify the planning part of our business.
  • The metrics reporting is great. We are in a metrics driven business and with PCR we have automated most of the reporting such as interviews/hires, attempts/presentations, presentations/ interviews, etc.
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Cons

  • Report customization needs work, it's tough to export the data I want in a format that doesn't require extra work after an export.
  • Support is fantastic, but hard to get a hold of. Often you need to leave a message on a voicemail and get a call back.
  • There is a strong learning curve to the interface, however once you become comfortable with it.. it's very powerful.
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  • Although PCRecruiter offers API's we would like to see a more Mobile friendly version. Especially for candidates when applying for a position.
  • Some of the administrative function still require writing a SQL query. For example there is no easy way to clear out a large number of old form letters and merging large numbers of duplicate records.
  • The basic web extension for clients is very limited. For example the position screen only shows the position title which if you have five positions with the title of "Sales Rep" in five different cities you can not to tell them apart.
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Likelihood to Renew

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PCRecruiter8.9
Based on 8 answers
Sales Consultants of dallas has and I forsee will continue to use PCRecruiter due to the flexability and how core it has become to their business.
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Usability

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PCRecruiter8.5
Based on 3 answers
I think there is a lot of room to improve, but it's great...
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Reliability and Availability

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PCRecruiter9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have had little to no downtime with PC Recruiter (except for planned maintenance). Whether I am using it on my laptop or the mobile versions (iPad and Android based phone), I am able to get to my information quickly and easily
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Performance

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PCRecruiter9.6
Based on 2 answers
Except for an occassional "bug" in the software the system works very well and has for many years and thru sevewral upgrades.
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Support

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PCRecruiter9.1
Based on 2 answers
The technical support team is awesome. Very knowledgeable and if it is something out of the ordinary they will quickly find the answer or someone that has the expertise to help. I have never had a bad experience with PCR technical support services. They are first class.
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Alternatives Considered

Applicantstack offered a high level of customization for us, at a price point their competitors couldn't touch. While it's got some room for improvement in reporting, we've been able to fill every gap with custom programming at an incredibly reasonable rate.
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Why PCRecruiter? Value for money. No hidden costs. Functionality and customisation. Honesty in sales process. Full (not partial or limited) Outlook integration
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Return on Investment

  • Applicantstack has decreased our man hours spent on the hiring process.
  • As it manages our whole on boarding process, it's eliminated lost documents and filing mistakes.
  • It's opened us up to the world of social networking based recruitment.
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  • Increased employee efficiency and tracking of candidates.
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Pricing Details

ApplicantStack

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
ApplicantStack Editions & Modules
ApplicantStack
Additional Pricing Details

PCRecruiter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
PCRecruiter Editions & Modules
PCRecruiter
Edition
Basic 2-Year Contract
$851
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available based on number of users, affiliations, length of contract, and other needs.