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Likelihood to Recommend

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn is only appropriate for staffing/recruiting agencies, or internal corporate recruiters. It is made to track jobs, candidates, placements, and is not well suited for any other scenario. Bullhorn integrates with other, more robust software for sales and leads gen, but itself is not a sales or lead gen tool. Bullhorn works best when you integrate with the other services you're already using, like your background screening vendor, phone service, or other analytics tools.
Ingrid Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

I think OpenHire is best for a small company (max about 2500 employees). The more employees you have the more HR people you should have and this can get expensive. I know most larger companies are using more advanced systems as well (Workday). During the selection process be sure to determine how many OpenHire users you would need. Ask whether your managers will be willing to work in the system as well or whether HR would have to own the entire process. If you are EEOC compliant, make sure you ask about diversity posting, APP tracking of applicants, and reporting needs. If you require an onboarding tool, SilkRoad offers RedCarpet. I found it to be very complex and hiring managers refused to use it. If you require an onboarding tool, definitely look into it. The demo may look great but there were a lot of implementation steps done to make it work and it just didn't fit our company culture. So make sure it fits yours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.1
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Company Website Posting
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.8
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Job Search Site Posting
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Customized Application Form
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.5
Resume Management
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Candidate Search
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.9
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Collaboration
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Email Templates
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.0
User Permissions
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.8
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0
Notifications and Alerts
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.8
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0
Reporting
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0

Pros

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • Candidate Management- it is very easy to track and search your candidates. Candidates are the heart of your ATS in staffing and Bullhorn does a great job of making those candidates accessible.
  • Job Order Management-Being able to keep your job orders managed in a way that keeps you closest to money is a one of the best parts of the system. You can filter your lists, schedule your followups and keep on top of the orders that are the most urgent.
  • Configuration- the ability to configure the tool to the look and feel that matches your business.
  • Bullhorn CRM allows Account Managers to do their prospecting without cluttering the Company and Contact List with Company and Contacts that are not buyers or individuals that do not using staffing, not decision makers, etc. Leads allows AM's to pursue those individual within a different entity until they are vetted as buyers. The opportunities allow you to track those longer range opportunities versus storing them in a notebook or on an excel document. They become company IP for down the road.
  • Configuration of the CRM is huge asset. We have changed and configured our workflow several times over the past few years until we have decided on the workflow we want to move forward with. The tool allowed us to make these changes as we saw fit and without the time and cost of having to go through a PS channel.
  • The Lead and Opportunity dashboards help to keep you on track in a visual way so you can see the time cycle of your leads and opportunities.
Wendy Kennah | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

  • The ease of use when it comes to create requisitions from a hiring managers side of things is definitely a positive. It's very much user intuitive and the specifications can be completely customized as to what a company would like to appear within said requisition.
  • Candidate correspondence is an absolute breeze as you can custom load templates into the system that can be edited at any time through an administrator in your company instead of having to go through a technical support team on the other side of things.
  • Overall, it's a pretty no muss no fuss system to use as there's not a great layer of complication about it and like most things, spaced practice and consistent exposure to it tend to iron out those rough edges. From an administration standpoint, adding in locations and hiring managers is incredibly simplistic along with reporting functionality.
  • Candidate folders have come a long way in the system and are much more user friendly at this point than when I began using the system some four years ago. It's very easy to shift candidate profiles between folders and edit on the fly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • If there is a chain of commands that need signatures, it would be nice to be able to push the document through instead of a hard copy.
  • Sometimes the drop-down functions don't match exact scenarios, it would be nice to be able to edit OTHER with an explanation.
  • It would be nice to connect the Recruitment side, to match when a candidate is added to the database by another recruiter but is actually a skill match for a requirement that you have been assigned to as the primary recruiter.
  • Being able to assign who is the Primary Recruiter, especially if working on a team of Recruiters
Catherine Soto | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

  • OpenHire's user roles can create issues depending on how your company's hiring process flows. For example, at one company, the hiring managers were extremely involved in screening candidates yet the system seems very geared towards use of centralized recruiters who distribute candidates. The lack of ability to customize roles and security to match our managers' needs created additional burden on HR as well as frustration from hiring managers.
  • I experienced several problems uploading documents to accompany a candidate's offer. There was a limit on the number, size and type of attachments that could be included, and there was no alternative (as vetted with OpenHire) besides sending a separate correspondence to the candidate. I found this to appear unprofessional to the candidate as well as creating an extra step in the process for HR/recruiting.
  • The requisition process had a few issues which created inefficiencies in the process. Firstly, for times when you need to post a role confidentially outside of your standard process, there was no way to designate the req as 'confidential'. Instead, you had to use the 'executive' status which created issues (ie: inaccurate data in reporting). Secondly, OpenHire was unable to upload the company directory of emails in the requisition approver fields so rather than being able to select from a drop-down or using a 'smart' field, you had to type each approver's email out manually thus increasing the potential for error and delay in the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 10.0
Based on 12 answers
We have about 2 years left on our current contract; It would take a major change in the ATS marketplace for us to strongly consider opting out of renewal given the time and effort we have dedicated to building our our Bullhorn system. I will take the time to revisit with some of the competition down the road, but Bullhorn acquired our runner up, MaxHire, about a year back and continues to offer a solid product suite for our current and future needs.
Paul Sabatino | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 5.0
Based on 12 answers
It was a great solution for the company in all aspects, especially the cost. The company was not in a position to afford a solution such as Oracle PeopleSoft. The only reason we did not renew OpenHire was we got acquired by a much larger organization and started utilizing the tools that the parent company had available
Oksana Lukash, PHR, CCP (ksusha45@yahoo.com) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 6.7
Based on 6 answers
It isn't the best ATS out there. It lacks on both the recruitment and sales side. There is no way to differentiate between prospects, candidates, and clients. There isn't a way to merge accounts and names, so there are many duplicates. Too may paid add ons. I had a much longer review written up and the page just deleted it, but I wouldn't recommend Bullhorn first or even third. It feels like it hasn't been fully realized yet. There are certainly some good things about the product, but more areas where they can improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 6.0
Based on 3 answers
It's not a bad system to use, there just seems to be so much click through to get one task achieved. Once you know all the little routes and pieces it gets easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 4.7
Based on 14 answers
It's been a nightmare experience. The initial sales team were brilliant, and the customer service is great from the tech team - they get in touch with you quickly. However; I was often finding workarounds myself, or being advised workarounds instead of having issues resolved (example - The DPA/Non DPA issue - an Excel spreadsheet can do this, yet a CRM cannot?).I was debited on the incorrect date & then when I requested they refund until the due date, I was re-debited again on the correct date. The communication was poor - their billing team are based in the US and there was no acknowledgement of the mistake. My initial consultant chased them down for me, and advised me of their error. Lucky. The product was oversold. For example; I was advised their 'merge docs' feature would allow me to pull data directly from the 'Overview,' 'Work Histories' which later proved to be false. Finally, when I requested to end my contract & transfer my data (I advised a specific date I needed it, when my CRM would be ready) they advised it would take 15 business days & I was to put no further data in my system during that 15 days, and then gave me my data after 3. I now have no CRM for 4 weeks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 5.0
Based on 2 answers
The support for Silkroad is awful. I know they are working on it and it seems to be slightly better but it's still not great. I have had multiple cases I have never heard from them on, others I have had to follow-up multiple times and one that took a year
Erin Seay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn has a complete integrated feature where it speaks with Outlook; makes parsing candidates who submit their data and resume simple. This is effective when you are running a 360 desk as it saves time and helps you focus on prospecting for clients and candidates. Often times when the software is hard to navigate through or requires many steps to complete one entry, it becomes discouraging and you're less eager to enter the data properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

NeoGov is a more simple system but just being able to require specific documents has been a huge time saver for us. Other elements in NeoGov aren't as robust but still it saves me a lot of time compared to OpenHire.
Diaman Amsler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • We have realized a clear, positive benefit from Bullhorn's ability to integrate with other software. We have our background check vendor integrated within our CRM platform and by doing so have saved a great deal of time and money as a result.
Richard Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Recruiting

  • The cost was very high
  • It made managers more involved in the process
  • It got managers involved earlier than they had been in the past
  • It forced managers to stay involved in their recruiting and not just wait for HR to hire someone
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

SilkRoad Recruiting

Pricing Details

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

General

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.1
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
10.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0

Usability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
SilkRoad Recruiting
9.0

Support Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
4.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0

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