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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis

In working with Ascentis in payroll, the program makes my job so much easier. I am new to this position and the learning process has been so much easier with this product than those in the past. I appreciate the patience I am given when I call in for assistance as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

Career Builder is good for high-level industrial candidates, or professional roles. We utilize Career Builder mostly for professional roles, and that is when candidates will have resumes posted. In our industry, we look for a lot of candidates for industrial positions, or light industrial, warehouse, etc, and many people who look for these types of roles do not have a resume or know enough to be on career builder. I recommend CB for professional roles and high-level industrial positions like supervisors, managers, engineers, etc.
Kristyn Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.5
CareerSiteBuilder
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
CareerSiteBuilder
Employment history
Ascentis
7.9
CareerSiteBuilder
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
7.3
CareerSiteBuilder
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.5
CareerSiteBuilder
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.6
CareerSiteBuilder
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder

Payroll Management

Ascentis
8.3
CareerSiteBuilder
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.5
CareerSiteBuilder
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ascentis
8.3
CareerSiteBuilder
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
9.0
CareerSiteBuilder
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
8.1
CareerSiteBuilder
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
8.4
CareerSiteBuilder

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
8.0
CareerSiteBuilder
Approval workflow
Ascentis
8.4
CareerSiteBuilder
Balance details
Ascentis
7.9
CareerSiteBuilder
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
8.2
CareerSiteBuilder
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.2
CareerSiteBuilder
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.6
CareerSiteBuilder
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder
Employee recognition
Ascentis
7.7
CareerSiteBuilder
View job history
Ascentis
8.6
CareerSiteBuilder

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
CareerSiteBuilder
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
CareerSiteBuilder

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.5
CareerSiteBuilder
Report builder
Ascentis
6.2
CareerSiteBuilder
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
7.0
CareerSiteBuilder
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
6.4
CareerSiteBuilder

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
CareerSiteBuilder
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
CareerSiteBuilder
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
CareerSiteBuilder

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
CareerSiteBuilder
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
CareerSiteBuilder
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
CareerSiteBuilder
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
CareerSiteBuilder
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
CareerSiteBuilder

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
CareerSiteBuilder
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
CareerSiteBuilder
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
CareerSiteBuilder
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
CareerSiteBuilder
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
CareerSiteBuilder
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
CareerSiteBuilder

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
CareerSiteBuilder
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
CareerSiteBuilder
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
CareerSiteBuilder
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
CareerSiteBuilder
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
CareerSiteBuilder

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.7
CareerSiteBuilder
6.1
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
CareerSiteBuilder
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
CareerSiteBuilder
9.0
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Resume Management
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
8.0
Candidate Search
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
9.0
Collaboration
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0
Email Templates
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
7.0
User Permissions
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
3.0
Reporting
Ascentis
CareerSiteBuilder
5.0

Pros

Ascentis

  • Easy to use software. I have had several new HR employees comment on how easy the system is to learn!
  • Problem Solving- Ascentis is always problem solving! When we were in the process of selecting a new payroll company, we needed unemployment claims management assistance for our locations, something Ascentis did not currently offer. The sales rep went out of his way to find a unemployment claims management company that would work with Ascentis and us. That company has helped us keep an 80% win rate for our claims!
  • User conference- Engage is an awesome way to learn more about the products Ascentis has available as well and meet up with the staff you work with every day!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

  • Easy to use website with support if there are any questions regarding training and understanding.
  • Job posting and sourcing works well with the millions of candidates available to use within the system.
  • CB Support is always helpful and reliable when you need them.
Logan Feldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ascentis

  • Updating the system so it is one platform and not two.
  • Create changes to the benefit enrollment process and upgrade the system so hire dates do not need to be changed to trigger benefits for status changes.
  • Focus updates on HR Admin, mobile application, ATS and transitioning to one platform. Larger areas of focus have been on the payroll portion of the system with a few updates to other areas.
  • When something is broken, quicker turn time on fixing the issue.
  • System needs updates to support AAP reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

  • Licensing can be an issue with our thousands of users.
  • Not sure if candidates are actively looking for roles, as they don't constantly update their career builder account.
  • Mass emailing: zcandidates don't usually respond.
Kristyn Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.3
Based on 13 answers
This rating would be a 10 if it were not for some issues we have been having recently with the benefit carrier connections. The carrier connections are critical for us so how these issues are resolved will be key in our renewal decision.
Kelly C. Neill, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.5
Based on 45 answers
I'd give it a 7.5. If the modules were easier to access and not so buried (or placed in left field to find), I would give it a higher rating. As I said, as the potential to be great if ACCESS to other modules was easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.3
Based on 5 answers
They normally give you notice when an update will affect the use of the system. Otherwise, when we have an error , we send a message to the support team. Sometimes someone will get right back with you and sometimes it takes a while.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Yes, this pages do load pretty good but there are times when things are slow and I believe that's because they are sometimes trying to do updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 157 answers
Support is attentive and quick to answer the call and get the answer for you. If they for any reason cannot answer right then, they are back to you within a day and always seem to have a sense of urgency. You truly get the impression that they are aiming to make you happy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 6 answers
It was very easy to implement, but the customization pieces should really be fleshed out in order to determine the full need of an organization at the time of implementation. I believe if a little more time was spent on the requirements, the recruiting module would not have to be customized again at a cost at a later date.
Mary Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ascentis

Ascentis has far better customer service and the implementation experience was also better. The ability to do a lot of customization is also easier with Ascentis as it's smaller organization. The payroll has positive and negatives compared to ADP but the accuracy is the same in both. Ascentis just started their community site which doesn't have a lot of traffic but hopefully can become more like ADP's community site, which was extremely helpful to me as an administrator.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

We use all of these products. Indeed is more expensive and LinkedIn licenses are not given to everyone in our company. Indeed is probably our favorite, as it has the most brand recognition, so most people use Indeed to view jobs and apply, and when they get an email from Indeed they seem to know they probably applied for a job there, so they will open the email. Bullhorn is easiest for our company to post our jobs from as it is more internal.
Kristyn Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Large acquisition would be very complicated, seems more appropriate for companies under 100
Christina Miyamoto, PHR® | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Ascentis

  • HR DPT. is much more effective, as we can assess any employee information no matter where we are, etc. This helps to provide information immediately when requested!
  • Employees have access to Ascentis, and therefore to their timecard, open enrollment, etc., from anywhere at any time!
  • Time, PTO requests, employee goals, and evaluations can be approved from anywhere at any time!
  • Recruiting can be accessed any where at any time, and this helps with hiring, internal communication, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CareerSiteBuilder

  • It has been helpful in finding candidates to fill client requirements.
  • It does not always have the correct contact information when searching resumes.
  • Overall it has been helpful but recruiters have to stay on top of it or else it will not work well.
Logan Feldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ascentis

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CareerSiteBuilder

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
CareerSiteBuilder
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
CareerSiteBuilder

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
CareerSiteBuilder

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
CareerSiteBuilder

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
CareerSiteBuilder

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
CareerSiteBuilder

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
CareerSiteBuilder

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
CareerSiteBuilder

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
CareerSiteBuilder

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
CareerSiteBuilder

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