Greenhouse vs. Workday Human Capital Management

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
Workday HCM
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
GreenhouseWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GreenhouseWorkday HCM
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
GreenhouseWorkday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Greenhouse
Chose Greenhouse
Even though Zendesk and Workday is not applicant tracking platform, I would like to compare the security aspect of these platforms. Greenhouse in a way is similar to Zendesk. There are options that allow the admin to select. For example, allowing a user to create a job or …
Chose Greenhouse
I prefer Greenhouse to Workday's built-in talent tool as Greenhouse is significantly more intuitive and easier to use. Our whole recruiting team prefers Greenhouse.
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse has mastered the ATS tool and continuously improves features based on soliciting feedback from their customers. They do a great job at listening and adjusting based on the growing needs of their customers in the talent management space.
Chose Greenhouse
Well workday has its advantages but Greenhouse solves hiring team challenges.
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse has a very reasonable price for various organization sizes. It's intuitive to use and provides decent reporting. It's much better than Success Factors, Lever, or ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter is fine for very small businesses..but it doesn't allow organization or …
Chose Greenhouse
I can compare against Workday and Oracle. I like Greenhouse's ease of use and simplicity, but from an analytics, reporting and automation standpoint, Workday is far superior.
Chose Greenhouse
I don't have any other recruiting / ats products to compare to Greenhouse right now.
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse doesn't even compare to these other systems. I was a recruiter in a past life, and I can say that even as an end user of Greenhouse now (strictly for interviews)...it is far superior to the other comparable systems out there. Greenhouse is user friendly, the UI is …
Chose Greenhouse
Greenhouse is the best ATS I have used in my career. Particularly from a user interface, collaboration, and feature set standpoint. I highly recommend it for rapid growing companies.
Workday HCM
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday Human Capital Management is more than just an ATS, Greenhouse works as just an ATS. I think Workday Human Capital Management is great for the entire candidate lifecycle. From applicant to hire to onboarding.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
There are a lot of functions of Workday that we choose to manage over Confluence (our internal wiki). Not sure if this is better or worse but its a choice we've made. They both have not good search functionality so thats something could benefit from.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
We chose Workday HCM due to the innovative nature of the company and the clean and easy to use interface. It's really leaps and bounds ahead of Oracle -- the major other incumbent in the space. We are really please with Workday -- the only complaint being the price.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GreenhouseWorkday Human Capital Management
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
7.9
136 Ratings
1% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.2120 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.3120 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5106 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.1112 Ratings8.440 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.6113 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.0126 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.7108 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Candidate Search6.8110 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.6130 Ratings7.940 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 Ratings8.444 Ratings
Reporting7.4108 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
96 Ratings
3% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.588 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.887 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.759 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
80 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.743 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
74 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.492 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
25 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.525 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Greenhouse
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
40 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.837 Ratings
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User Ratings
GreenhouseWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(139 ratings)
8.8
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(57 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(16 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GreenhouseWorkday Human Capital Management
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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Workday
Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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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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Workday
  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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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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Workday
  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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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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Workday
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
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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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Workday
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
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Reliability and Availability
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Workday
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
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Performance
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Workday
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
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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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Workday
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
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In-Person Training
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Workday
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
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Online Training
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Workday
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
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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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Workday
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
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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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Workday
Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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Scalability
Greenhouse Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Workday
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system. Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
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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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Workday
  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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