Greenhouse vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Greenhouse
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Greenhouse delivers a solution to help companies hire for what's next. Their hiring platform has users at companies like DoorDash, Dropbox and Wayfair, who use Greenhouse's intelligent guidance to design and automate all aspects of hiring.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
GreenhousePaylocity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GreenhousePaylocity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GreenhousePaylocity
Considered Both Products
Greenhouse

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Paylocity
Chose Paylocity
It works more effectively for medium-to-large size companies.
Chose Paylocity
As a user, Paylocity has been my favorite platform to use just because of how user friendly and straightforward it is. A lot of these systems can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate, so it is refreshing to log in and not be overwhelmed. Paylocity really is a one stop shop …
Chose Paylocity
Namely looked aesthetically appealing, but they were not able to implement anything they said they could doing the sales pitch. It was all fluff and no substance.
Chose Paylocity
Paylocity is modern and all encompassing. The number of features is unmatched. Their system is mostly user-friendly and easy to work with.
Many other systems can either be one or the other but rarely are they both.
Chose Paylocity
Paylocity is the most basic but better than workday
Chose Paylocity
Paylocity was selected as our payroll vendor due to the tight-knit integration with our benefits admin tools and our HRIS/onboarding system. When compared to other ADPs, it is more modern and user-friendly. When compared to Dayforce and UKG it lags behind in power.
Chose Paylocity
Paylocity is easily the worst one. It's clunky and the modules do not talk to each other well. It requires a lot of manual work, the user interface is horrible, and the system is glitchy.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GreenhousePaylocity
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
7.9
136 Ratings
1% below category average
Paylocity
7.7
463 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.2120 Ratings7.8380 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.2120 Ratings8.1405 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5106 Ratings7.7312 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.1112 Ratings7.7380 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.6113 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.0126 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.7108 Ratings7.0318 Ratings
Candidate Search6.8110 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.6130 Ratings8.0425 Ratings
Collaboration7.8123 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.7101 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.0110 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.0126 Ratings7.9423 Ratings
Reporting7.4108 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
861 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5812 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2792 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8728 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6741 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1679 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8661 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5567 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
849 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6825 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3392 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5595 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.2566 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.9824 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2652 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.9405 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
712 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0633 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.4680 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4530 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
861 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5838 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6852 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0678 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3594 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3716 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
241 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.5241 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
787 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0753 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4766 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5461 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
732 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3728 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.0569 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
383 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4290 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.4354 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.3252 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4356 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
492 Ratings
7% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.2441 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2366 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.4453 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5455 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6372 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.1
227 Ratings
11% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.7149 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.1184 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4207 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.4166 Ratings
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User Ratings
GreenhousePaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(139 ratings)
7.7
(896 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.9
(86 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(57 ratings)
8.5
(60 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(16 ratings)
7.2
(81 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(35 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
GreenhousePaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
Greenhouse Software Inc.
Well suited for Big organizations where recruitment is a daily task. Understanding of Greenhouse workings is simple and it is not difficult to train people who use it for first time. Greenhouse is less appropriate if you are looking for sharing offer letters or doing employee onboarding. Did not had a great experience in doing that
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Paylocity
Paylocity works well for our organization. Ease of use for our managers and employees is very important. Makes it easier for us in HR to manage. Time and attendance works very well. Efficient and effective. Payroll runs very smoothly. We appreciate the performance and compensation module for tracking employees performance, journals and getting feedback and annual compensation.
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Pros
Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Customization of interview plans, questions, interviewer roles for multiple positions
  • Manages efficient and timely candidate, hiring manager, and interviewer communication
  • Integrates with other tools needed in the hiring process such as sourcing tools and onboarding systems
  • Provides analytics and reporting to allow for data insights and process improvements
  • Provides an Onboarding feature that makes the hiring cycle seamless from first interview to hire date
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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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • 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.
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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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
we are gaining more by in from our hiring managers and candidates seem to like the ease of getting us interview times etc
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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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
Greenhouse's user-friendly interface, efficient workflows, and integration capabilities with other HR tools make it a powerful tool for our company, helping us streamline our hiring and onboarding processes. With its customizable workflow and intuitive design, Greenhouse allows us to create a hiring process that suits their specific needs and requirements, without the need for extensive coding or technical expertise. Moreover, Greenhouse's integration capabilities with other HR tools enable us to centralise our hiring and onboarding data, making it easier to access and analyse applicant information, and reducing the risk of data loss or errors.
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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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
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.
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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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Online Training
Greenhouse Software Inc.
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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
I think we could have used more delivered functionality and less customized which now results in more maintenance
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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
Greenhouse Software Inc.
Tools appears very light to use. It does not take forever to load. the interface is very simple but capable, unlike many ATS's. The tools is Simple yet loaded with very useful functionalities that save a lot of time and expedites the processes. For different stakeholders, the tools works accordingly.
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Paylocity
We honestly had a program that only kept track of our Demographics, salaries, etc. then all of our Payroll was done on paper with paper leave slips etc. When I saw Paylocity, I was very excited about how easy it is/would be to use. [...] Our Paylocity rep that I spoke to was super GREAT in the explanation of Paylocity and I didn't even shop around much.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I wasn't involved in the sales process. I joined the organization after Paylocity was implemented.
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Scalability
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
You have an account manager assigned to you on a daily basis but that person is barely available to you
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Professional Services
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
Greenhouse Software Inc.
  • Streamlined the hiring process and new hire time to value
  • Increased satisfaction for hiring managers and sales account managers
  • Allowed us to gain access to a bigger and more targeted talent pool
  • Saved us time and helped us avoid things falling by the wayside by keeping things in one place and sending automated alerts
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Paylocity
  • Definitely more consistent processes. Everything is very user friendly and it reduces the amount of time it has taken us in the past before we started using Paylocity. Everything flows super smoothly.
  • We have an improved retention since we have used Paylocity. Before hand, many employees thought it was difficult to find anything like tax forms, pay stubs, benefit elections, etc. when we used other platforms before we implemented our data into Paylocity.
  • Costs have been reduced and the decision-making process has improved and got quicker. Before Paylocity, it would take at least a week to get a salary increase approved, or a job title change approved. Now, it take less than a day and is super easy.
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