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Score 8 out of 101
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Score 8.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ApplicantStack

Small to mid-size companies. Active ATS users to update candidate progress in real time. You have the option for candidates to apply through a URL, or to forward them/upload them into the ATS. Highly recommend for companies that need an ATS on a budget to manage candidates and move away from inbox management
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Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox is a great solution for small to medium sized organizations. It's flexible, easy to set up, and affordable. Compared to other tools (which includes the recruiting platform widgets offered by the job boards themselves), it made the most sense for us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
8.7
Recruiterbox
7.4
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
8.4
Recruiterbox
8.0
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
9.5
Recruiterbox
7.3
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
8.5
Recruiterbox
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
9.5
Recruiterbox
8.2
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
10.0
Recruiterbox
9.6
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
7.9
Recruiterbox
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
8.0
Recruiterbox
4.9
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
7.5
Recruiterbox
7.2
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.0
Recruiterbox
8.0
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
8.4
Recruiterbox
8.2
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
8.5
Recruiterbox
6.7
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
9.5
Recruiterbox
8.7
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
8.5
Recruiterbox
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
Recruiterbox
6.5
Reporting
ApplicantStack
8.9
Recruiterbox
5.2

Pros

ApplicantStack

  • Customized reporting
  • Customized workflow
  • Email triggers
  • Customized URLs apply links to track the source of candidates, with scraping capabilities for Indeed, LinkedIn and social platforms
  • Customized screening questions with scoring functionality
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Recruiterbox

  • Easy to use and customize: Recruiterbox takes little to no training to be able to use, and it's very easy to figure out how to add postings, add steps in the recruiting process, and process through applicants.
  • Great customer service: Recruiterbox always gets back to us quickly with helpful answers that solve our issues.
  • Easy to sync with our website: We worked with our developers to make sure that our application on our site would seamlessly flow into Recruiterbox.
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Cons

ApplicantStack

  • I believe this stems from integration with our website, but ever since our franchisor changed the layout of our application, we have had issues with people being able to complete our application. We very recently reduced our initial application to contact information only and have seen a twofold increase in the number of completed "applications". Technological ability is not a part of the job we mainly hire for, so this has worked better for us.
  • Setting up forms on the onboarding side can be arduous, but it is done so infrequently that it's not a deterrent for us. Once you have a setup that works, you're golden. You do have to use Internet Explorer when modifying forms to be able to save changes for some reason.
  • If you don't have someone tech savvy on staff, you will need to contact ApplicantStack staff to make changes to your application. They have been very helpful for me the couple times I have needed help.
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Recruiterbox

  • Filters on candidates and openings: Sometimes it can be confusing when filters are not turned on correctly (which is very easy to miss), which means that the wrong candidate or opening results will appear.
  • Search: Sometimes candidates won't show up in a search (based on what page you're on), but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when they do or don't show up.
  • Multiple applications (Recruiterbox calls these "copies"): While it's helpful that a little symbol will show up next to an applicant's name if they're in the system multiple times, I think there could be a better way from a UX perspective to integrate this feature, as sometimes it can be for the same position, sometimes it can be across multiple positions, and sometimes it can be over the course of a number of years.
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Likelihood to Renew

ApplicantStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not renewed our subscription for Recruiterbox. Although it is a great platform with great customer service, it does not have the functionality our company needs to be able to scale and there weren't plans to develop that functionality soon.
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Usability

ApplicantStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Recruiterbox is extremely easy to use and to learn. The only function that is difficult to use, even once you have the hang of the system, is reporting.
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Support

ApplicantStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer service has always been fantastic. We were always taken care of and no issue or problem went unsolved.
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Alternatives Considered

ApplicantStack

Customization of all aspects of the job board/posting that the candidate sees.
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Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox has a much nicer layout than ApplicantPro and is overall a more userfriendly product. However, Recruiterbox does not have a lot of the features that are popular among other ATS's that you see in ApplicantPro and Greenhouse (text-recruiting, background check integration, video interviewing, etc.). Greenhouse has far more features than Recruiterbox, however the pricing of Recruiterbox is hard to beat.
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Return on Investment

ApplicantStack

  • We want to see more applications. Most months, it would be impractical to have all those papers on our recruiter's desk. I cannot imagine going back to paper after using ApplicantStack.
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Recruiterbox

  • Increased efficiency. Huge timesaver (the organization's hiring managers were previously managing interviews mostly via email).
  • Positive and (slightly negative) culture shock. Slightly negative means there were just a couple of early hiccups before everyone understood how to use it. For example, having an internal discussion about the candidate was possible (there was an internal notes section in the web portal just for this purpose) but because of the very uniform appearance of the layout on the candidate page, if you're not paying attention, it can be easily confused with the candidate thread--and thus lead to a misfire. No bueno. The positive side of this is that it inspired greater adherence to process.
  • It boosted the quality of the candidate experience. It's certainly a credibility booster when you have (and use!) a tool that helps you to be more responsive and orderly in how you engage talent. It's important to honor the candidate's time as well.
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Pricing Details

ApplicantStack

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Recruiterbox

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

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