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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CATS Applicant Tracking System and Hire by Google (discontinued) are tied in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

CATS ATS

81%
8.1

Hire by Google (discontinued)

81%
CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 12/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Customized Application Form

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Resume Management

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
19 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Collaboration

8.5
85%
12 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Creation and Delegation

8.5
85%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

User Permissions

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CATS Applicant Tracking System and Hire by Google (discontinued) are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CATS ATS

80%
28 Ratings
8.0

Hire by Google (discontinued)

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

CATS ATS

84%
10 Ratings

Hire by Google (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

2.7

CATS ATS

27%
1 Rating

Hire by Google (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
4 Ratings

Hire by Google (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

5.9

CATS ATS

59%
4 Ratings

Hire by Google (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

4.5

CATS ATS

45%
2 Ratings

Hire by Google (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
2 Ratings

Hire by Google (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS

It has a great parsing feature and the extension is very helpful. Many ATS systems do not support parsing within LinkedIn...this one does. I was sad to see this option go when we finally transitioned. I would almost keep CATS just for the LinkedIn parsing if I knew I could easily get the information OUT of the system once it was there. A good API/webhook would be great, but sadly the API connections don't work well. Our firm also works with companies with multiple sites all across the US. There was never a way to "nest" a location with a parent company. Because of this, being able to research or report on a true client relationship was not possible. It was a very manual process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

Google Hire is very good at doing the basics well. I believe for most internal HR departments at small companies, this is all you need. It also works well for small to medium-sized staffing companies that just want something reliable and easy to use.What Google Hire doesn't do very well is be flexible. They don't have custom options, they don't have a ton of settings, and their development cycle is slow. As a result, it's pretty much what you see is what you get.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CATS ATS

  • Simple to implement, SaaS based tool that needs no in-house IT support or resources
  • Customizable reports, labels, fields, applications
  • Affordable
  • No long term contract, month-to-month with ability to cancel anytime
  • Data backups are simple
  • Email directly from the candidate record with response coming into Outlook is easy to configure and creates record and updates status automatically
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

  • Google does search well so when I search through our database for candidates, I'm confident that I'm pulling up all the right people from what we have.
  • They have a modern and nice user interface - this is one of the biggest reasons to use it over other systems, as most ATS' are pretty ancient looking and not very pleasant to use.
  • Their support is very good at answering and addressing questions.
  • Their pricing is incredible. I'm sure at some point it will change, but for small companies paying 100+ per user for other ATS' - it's incredible to pay 100/month for the whole company.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CATS ATS

  • I would like to see either an integration with a robust reporting tool that would allow me to design my own custom reports with a data export or more built-in reporting options.
  • Mobile app is currently mostly just a look-up tool. I would like it to have the ability to do more - add tasks, update pipelines, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

  • Despite many many months of requests, Google still hasn't implemented ANY custom fields. This makes it tough for an external recruiting firm to track what they want (most importantly: desired salary).
  • The job board integration is not great for external recruiters, mostly at the fault of Indeed. Indeed flagged us as a recruiting firm and so none of our jobs actually go live. While I know this is an Indeed problem (we had the same problem when using Bullhorn), Breezy ATS never has that problem for us so I don't know what they're doing differently.
  • Their development cycles are quite frankly very slow. I've requested some features, and while support is great about telling me it's coming or in the pipeline, I honestly don't really see a difference in the product since we started using it. It's still great to use, and we still love the software, but there haven't been too many visible improvements that make any difference to our work.
  • Being Google, it can sometimes be frustrating that one arm doesn't talk to the other. For example, they announced a Gmail for Works App/Extension integration, but for some reason when they launched it, admins of a domain couldn't install it. Google Hire pointed to the Google for Works team, and it took literally months to fix. Not the end of the world, but just very silly considering they're the same company.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CATS ATS

General

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

Starting Price

$69 per month

CATS ATS Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly Pro Plan$991
Annual Pro Plan$691
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

Hire by Google (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

Hire by Google (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Our company has been using it and enjoying the benefits for a few years now. Its a perfect system for our end goal of finding the best candidate effectively and being able to track and write reports on our progress.
Caitlin Hostetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 2.7
Based on 1 answer
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 4.5
Based on 2 answers
I've had mixed results with asking for support. Sometimes they gave a quick answer and sometimes my emails were never responded to. Some responses were a single word.
Bill Branstetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
This is an incredibly easy system to implement. There is no hardware or software required, it's entirely SaaS based. Compared to other systems I've implemented, it's breathtaking. Customization can all be done directly in the tool, there is no need for any involvement of consultants and most of the information you cannot figure out intuitively is covered in the knowledge base
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CATS ATS

We used to use Sendouts (prior to it being acquired by Bullhorn) - and it wasn't browser based like CATS so instead of being able to access it from a home computer, laptop, mobile phone, etc. you could only use it on the computer with the software uploaded - which is a hindrance. It also wasn't as customizable as CATS. We picked CATS because it the price was right, it was browser-based, had email-integration, and integrates with social media and job posting services to share your jobs
with the public.
Megan Carty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

I picked Google Hire after spending about 3 months on Bullhorn. I found Bullhorn to be terrible. It's WAY more customizable and theoretically powerful, but it's also a pain to set up and maintain. Even just getting your job page set up on your own site required tech support. Getting it eventually to what you want could be a great benefit, but Google Hire does great right out of the box and is a lot cheaper.Breezy HR is a great system. It's a bit more expensive than Google Hire for multiple job postings, but their system is equally easy to use and straight forward. However, we are all in on Google Products, so it was just a no brainer to go with Hire for a better price and most likely a better search function.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CATS ATS

  • We went from Excel spreadsheets to using CATS so honestly anything would be an improvement. But CATS has saved tremendous time on an on-going basis in terms of managing the career portal automatically.
  • Being able to log email conversations with the click of a button from Outlook right into CATS has been a time-saver and also has helped numerous times in providing better follow-through to candidates and providing better tracking of candidate interactions and what they have previously said (or not).
Dave Murry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hire by Google (discontinued)

  • Google Hire makes, unfortunately, a very little impact on our ROI, but I think in the ATS world that's a good thing. It simply acts as a record that we can put everything in and easily reference, and the fact that it works overall makes it a positive software product in the long run.
  • While the search works great, I don't know that I've ever specifically found a candidate and placed them due to it. That could be a result of our job reqs though.
  • The biggest most obvious impact is really just the price. We needed a tool that does what Google Hire does, reliably. Most other companies charge at least 150 or so for 2 people, whereas Google Hire is 100/month for many users. It gives us flexibility for the future and helps minimize what could be a big expense. That definitely helps our bottom line.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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