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Score 6.8 out of 100

Greenhouse

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

CATS ATS

81%
8.0

Greenhouse

80%
CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 10/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
8.2
82%
93 Ratings

Company Website Posting

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
94 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
7.7
77%
84 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
8.1
81%
89 Ratings

Customized Application Form

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
8.3
83%
88 Ratings

Resume Management

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
8.1
81%
97 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
7.3
73%
84 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
19 Ratings
7.8
78%
83 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
9.0
90%
102 Ratings

Collaboration

8.5
85%
12 Ratings
8.2
82%
97 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

8.5
85%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
79 Ratings

Email Templates

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
8.4
84%
85 Ratings

User Permissions

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
7.8
78%
88 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
8.1
81%
100 Ratings

Reporting

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
7.2
72%
85 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CATS Applicant Tracking System is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Greenhouse is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CATS ATS

80%
28 Ratings
8.2

Greenhouse

82%
109 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

CATS ATS

84%
10 Ratings
9.0

Greenhouse

90%
4 Ratings

Usability

2.7

CATS ATS

27%
1 Rating
8.6

Greenhouse

86%
27 Ratings

Availability

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
4 Ratings

Greenhouse

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

5.9

CATS ATS

59%
4 Ratings

Greenhouse

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

4.5

CATS ATS

45%
2 Ratings
9.7

Greenhouse

97%
30 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
2 Ratings
6.0

Greenhouse

60%
2 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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse is extremely well suited for any team looking to make the hiring process as streamlined and centralized as possible. It also works great for Sales teams who need to house prospect data, run trials, and activate subscriptions. The organizations I've worked with where I have used the tool were both at around 1,000 employees, but I don't see why teams larger or smaller in scale would have any trouble adopting the tool.
Anonymous | 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

Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse is amazing for recruitment and the links can directly be posted from here to recruiting websites.
  • GREENHOUSE helps in taking interview notes while interviewing which help in subsequent interview stages by well documenting the negatives and positives of each candidate.
  • Background checks and offer letter approval is also something which greenhouse does very smoothly with readily available templates.
  • While decision making, it helps us give the exact reason for rejection and if selected we can directly choose the source from options so that the source can be incentivised accordingly.
Swati Rana | 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

Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse Security is simple, but not that granular. For example, everytime new recruiter joins, we have to give them access manually one by one. There is no one click or an easy way to auto assign security unlike other systems that we use such as Workday.
  • Greenhouse reporting is very lacking. Even though we are on the highest tier, we cannot extract data through this delivered feature. For example, scorecard custom questions. We have to do this through SQL.
  • Greenhouse Audit Log is also lacking. It is not useful at all. We cannot even see what job info changed and who changed it even though we are on the highest tier now.
Anonymous | 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

Greenhouse

General

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

Starting Price

Greenhouse Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
For more information about pricing, please visit www.greenhouse.io/pricing.

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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse 9.0
Based on 4 answers
we are gaining more by in from our hiring managers and candidates seem to like the ease of getting us interview times etc
Susie Rust | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse 8.6
Based on 27 answers
Once you get the hang of it it's great. But the learning curve is steep and not the most intuitive. Plus, one small command made somewhere deep in the settings can be a huge pain to go find if you want to update it.
Jeanne Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse 9.7
Based on 30 answers
I have never needed to call Greenhouse for support. I am not the primary account holder, nor do I use Greenhouse enough to merit calling support. I delegate that responsibility to the Recruiting team. They have never mentioned any experience with Greenhouse technical support, either bad or good. I would assume that they would tell me if the support was poor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse 6.0
Based on 2 answers
I think we could have used more delivered functionality and less customized which now results in more maintenance
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Greenhouse

Greenhouse has the following advantages over its competitors which led us to prefer Greenhouse over similar products: 1. User-friendly dashboard which requires the least amount of training and knowledge to operate it. 2. Easy uploading of content and resumes on the platform and referring process is also quite simple. 3. Resume management capabilities and informational source for employees.
Ankur Chauhan | 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

Greenhouse

  • Streamlines review process of candidate applications and resumes
  • Gives visibility into candidates that apply for different positions all at one time - quickly tells me without looking at their resume that likely they don't have the expertise I'm looking for
  • We have the ability to track employee referrals using special links for each job posting in email or our social networks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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