CareerPlug vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CareerPlug
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
CareerPlug is a software company that helps companies across the U.S. and Canada to attract and hire the right people. Their hiring software works for non-HR people so every owner, operator, and hiring manager can make the right hires for their team. Headquartered in Austin, CareerPlug provides a playbook on How to Hire, making it easier to access best practices, and automating the process so users can focus on making the right hire.N/A
Paylocity
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
CareerPlugPaylocity
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CareerPlugPaylocity
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
CareerPlugPaylocity
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
8.1
7 Ratings
2% above category average
Paylocity
7.8
472 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.57 Ratings7.9388 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.97 Ratings8.1412 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.37 Ratings7.7317 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.57 Ratings7.7387 Ratings
Customized Application Form7.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search8.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.27 Ratings8.1433 Ratings
Collaboration8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.27 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions7.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.27 Ratings7.9432 Ratings
Reporting8.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.0325 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
876 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5826 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2806 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8742 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6755 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1692 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8674 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5577 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
862 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6838 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3396 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5606 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3574 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0836 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2662 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0412 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
724 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0644 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5692 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4541 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
875 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5851 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6866 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1687 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3604 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3729 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
245 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.6245 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
798 Ratings
9% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0763 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4777 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.6469 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
743 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3739 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.1576 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
387 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4293 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.4357 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4360 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
499 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3447 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2372 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5460 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5462 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6378 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.2
232 Ratings
9% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.8152 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.1188 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4212 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.5169 Ratings
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User Ratings
CareerPlugPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(7 ratings)
7.7
(911 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(91 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(62 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(84 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(37 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
CareerPlugPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
CareerPlug
If you're looking to hire but don't want to have it be an all consuming portion of your job, CareerPlug is great! The automation behind it has been so helpful to us
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Paylocity
I have consistently recommended Paylocity to many. I have found if you are under 5 employees, it may be too expensive. So, my rating is 9, it is best for most, not everyone. The tax preparation is extremely valuable to all. Time and labor with timekeeping saves us many hours, but if the machine fails, it can set you back. They can only respond so quickly
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Pros
CareerPlug
  • Posting jobs to multiple job boards
  • Sending candidate communications through the interviewing/hiring process
  • Saving and managing job templates
  • Customizing the interview/hiring process
  • Providing reporting and data
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Paylocity
  • Customer Service is always helpful with little wait time.
  • Always improving; for example, the recent change to processing payroll. So much easier.
  • Onboarding makes it simple and the fact that the company can personalize the messaging to new hires allows us to make it more personalized.
  • Having an assigned account manager regardless of company size is definitely a plus.
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Cons
CareerPlug
  • CareerPlug should have a training manual.
  • There should be an easier way to add leaves and incentives
  • Interface should be more precise.
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Paylocity
  • Recruiting piece/ATS could be improved.
  • A candidate being able to save progress on their application is really a must as they can't leave and come back to their application without having to restart, i.e. if they need to get a phone number for a reference for example.
  • Could use more room in entering the job for internal notes.
  • Quirky when doing cut and paste of job details that leaves spaces that aren't in the document being pasted.
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Likelihood to Renew
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Overall, in my experience, Paylocity has been easy to use for both staff and administrators. First, the staff has an application and inputting Paid Time Off is easy to do. I then get an alert on my app and I am able to approve it on the spot from my app that gives me access as an employee and an administrator without having to use multiple apps or logins. As an administrator I think the portal is easy to use, Paylocity did a great job showing me tools and rolling out training classes before rollout.
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Reliability and Availability
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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Support Rating
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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In-Person Training
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well. My in-person training was conducted y one of our employees who was involved in the initial set-up and training of all employees. She was excellent.
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Online Training
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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Implementation Rating
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
CareerPlug
CareerPlug is cost efficient as compared to the other HR software. its easy to use and it can handle a lot more then other referred software.
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Paylocity
Paylocity just works better and was a better fit. Paylocity is more streamlined and although the reporting needs work, it also has better reporting. Paycor was very limited and very tedious. You have to click nineteen different sections to get to where you need to be. With Paylocity, 4 or less clicks and you're there!
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We started with approximately 100 employees and have grown to over 500. Paylocity is able to handle an organization's growth in terms of headcount as well as level of benefits offered.
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Professional Services
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
CareerPlug
  • Increased quality candidates by 100%
  • Reduced monthly recruiting cost by 75%
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Paylocity
  • We love the time of request process, although editing a request should be easier than deleting it.
  • The expense report side has helped with our paperless process and tracking mileage.
  • On-boarding has helped with making sure we comply with our new hire checklist process.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Additional Job SharingScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Job DistributionScreenshot of Job IndexScreenshot of Job PostingScreenshot of Text Messaging