Darwinbox vs. Hire by Google (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Darwinbox headquartered in Hyderabad offers an end-to-end HRMS software provide core HR functionality (e.g. employee data management), support for recruitment and onboarding, payroll management, time & attendance tracking, as well as comprehensive talent management and employee engagement features.N/A
Hire by Google (discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Hire, by Google, was a recruiting app for G suite customers. The product includes functionality for applicant tracking, candidate relationship management, and candidate sourcing. Google sunsetted the product in late 2020.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.0
2 Ratings
12% below category average
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Ratings
Employee demographic data5.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.3
2 Ratings
3% above category average
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Pay calculation8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
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Approval workflow9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
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View and generate pay and benefit information8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.9
2 Ratings
1% above category average
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Tracking of all physical assets7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
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Report builder8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
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New hire portal8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.8
1 Ratings
5% below category average
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Corporate goal setting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.4
1 Ratings
8% below category average
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Performance plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.3
1 Ratings
8% below category average
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Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
6.9
1 Ratings
12% below category average
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8.1
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Recruit CRM
Recruit CRM
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.4 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.7 out of 10
Vibe HCM
Vibe HCM
Score 4.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Darwinbox
Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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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.
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Pros
Darwinbox
  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
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  • 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.
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Cons
Darwinbox
  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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  • 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.
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Alternatives Considered
Darwinbox
Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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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.
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Return on Investment
Darwinbox
  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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  • 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.
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