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Highlights

Jobvite and SmartRecruiters are both applicant tracking systems and talent acquisition platforms. They have users across business sizes but specialize in distinct company size segments. 

Jobvite is more targeted toward the “midmarket”, or midsize and large companies. It emphasizes robust customizability and analytics. In contrast, SmartRecruiters is more focused on enterprise recruiting, with an easy to use interface and add-on capabilities designed for scalability. 

Features

Both Jobvite and SmartRecruiters have robust strengths tailored to their customer bases. 

Jobvite focuses on its customizable workflows and analytics to streamline recruiting processes. Reviewers highlight how the flexible workflows and processes enable a higher level of recruiter collaboration that is tailored to each company’s processes. Jobvite’s analytics and reporting also give recruiters additional visibility into their recruiting processes. 

SmartRecruiters is also recognized for its collaborative capabilities. It also places significant emphasis on its scalability and support for high-growth companies. With this audience in mind, SmartRecruiters offers an easy to use interface designed for templatization and scalability. 

Limitations

While Jobvite and SmartRecruiters both have strong features, there are also some limitations worth considering.

Jobvite is primarily criticized for its user management and orientation around applications. The user management capabilities are limited, as administrators lack control over recruiters’ visibility and access to candidate information. The platform is also application-centric, which can make it difficult to get a view of what a particular candidate has applied for across various positions on Jobvite. This can make sourcing candidates across roles difficult. 

On the other hand, SmartRecruiters is criticized for its pricing and performance under certain conditions. Since it focuses on enterprises, its pricing model is structured for those organizations, which can be a higher financial burden on smaller organizations. Some reviewers also report performance issues, especially when many users are on the platform simultaneously or are performing high-volume tasks. 

Pricing

Jovite is priced by quote from the vendor. It offers distinct modules for Hiring (the ATS), Engaging (sourcing talent), Onboarding, Career Sites, Mobile applications, and other capabilities. 

SmartRecruiters is also priced by quote from the vendor, depending on the requested add-ons and the number of employees a company has. On top of the core platform, buyers can add on SmartCRM, SmartAssistant (an AI tool), SmartGlobal tailored to international recruiting, and Onboarding. Additionally, if a company is hiring for 10 roles or fewer, there is a basic package called SmartStart available for free. 

Likelihood to Recommend

Jobvite

Jobvite was very useful when used to onboard our new hires. Being a Human capital management company, we hire many individuals on a weekly basis so it helps us keep all of the paperwork organized and prevent any accidents when managing all of the data. Sometimes it does pose a problem for those who are not technologically savvy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

I highly recommend SmartRecruiters for all organizations to make job searches and applications smoother and easier. This application is currently well suited for this. I find it easy to search and review the job posting, job description, and criteria. It even shows the direct hiring manager and hiring recruiter. This allows me to send a separate email to either one if I had questions that were not answered directly on the posting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Jobvite
8.1
SmartRecruiters
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Jobvite
8.7
SmartRecruiters
8.5
Company Website Posting
Jobvite
8.0
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Jobvite
8.3
SmartRecruiters
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
Jobvite
8.3
SmartRecruiters
7.7
Customized Application Form
Jobvite
8.3
SmartRecruiters
8.1
Resume Management
Jobvite
8.6
SmartRecruiters
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Jobvite
8.6
SmartRecruiters
6.0
Candidate Search
Jobvite
8.3
SmartRecruiters
7.9
Applicant Tracking
Jobvite
8.0
SmartRecruiters
8.7
Collaboration
Jobvite
8.0
SmartRecruiters
9.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Jobvite
7.9
SmartRecruiters
7.5
Email Templates
Jobvite
8.1
SmartRecruiters
7.7
User Permissions
Jobvite
7.4
SmartRecruiters
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Jobvite
7.5
SmartRecruiters
8.2
Reporting
Jobvite
7.9
SmartRecruiters
6.9

Pros

Jobvite

  • Workflow- I love that you can immediately see where in the process a candidate is.
  • Dashboard- The customization and overall feel of the site.
  • Feed- The fact that you can see the feed from the candidates other applications is a plus.
Gracie Cruz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • Organization - SmartRecruiters is not so busy that I cannot easily tell what I am looking at. Everything is easy to navigate and follow intuitively.
  • Workflow - SmartRecruiters allows me to set up logical connections to automate subsequent fields in job creation. This aids in accuracy of job creation to match our payroll system, plus makes the process of creating a new requisition/ad faster.
  • Approvals - Approvals of job requisitions and offers could not be simpler.
  • Customization - There is very little that cannot be customized and/or branded to fit my organization's needs, including connecting to my other business platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Jobvite

  • Custom fields--custom fields do not follow the candidate from hire to onboarding. This is problematic because we then have to recreate on the onboarding side to then import into our HRIS.
  • Onboarding picklists are time-consuming to populate. We have to enter options one at a time, rather than being able to do an import. Also, field mapping on Hire is a lot easier than having to set up tags on option sets in onboarding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • Not having feature of referral data, who has referred
  • Another problem is that in [the] emails section it shows 'company name' field will show as Smartrecruiters vs. the name of our agency that will make confuse to [candidates]
  • Major problem of this is that it does not support api in the free version
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.9
Based on 22 answers
If I were to become an internal recruiter again, I would almost definitely use Jobvite. I liked the fact that we could set up any job application link on our company web site to connect directly to Jobvite. I also liked that Jobvite made employee referral easy to submit, as employee referrals tend to be the highest quality candidates. Jobvite really has all the tools a recruiter needs to get a candidate through a recruiting process quickly without anything slipping through the cracks. Even though there are a lot of features I feel can be greatly improved, I don't think there is anything on the market today that is better than Jobvite
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 14 answers
Our team is currently on a free tier as we only hire a handful of people per year. With that said, I would not switch if the low usage tier was paid. We have several years of data and candidates in the system and they have continued to make the product better. I discovered SR years ago from their community management and customer services efforts, which were outstanding. They care about their users, and they're passionate about making them successful. They've definitely evolved to become more enterprise focused, but the free SmartStart versions still blows away competitors. Plus, they've got some kickass t-shirts
Josh Krakauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.6
Based on 10 answers
After using varios ATS's in the past, I have found most comfort and ease using jobvite. This tool has made the hiring process so easy to manage and just the fact that it is not complicated to use, makes it even better
Avni Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 13 answers
SmartRecruiters is an intuitive tool that our HR recruiters can use without a lot of prior training. It is easy to post jobs to targeted audiences; create advertisements to attract attention; and then keep track of candidates for follow-ups, etc. Overall I would saw SmartRecruiters is very easy to use.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Jobvite

Jobvite 10.0
Based on 4 answers
No issues (especially compared to ADP).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Jobvite

Jobvite 9.0
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.6
Based on 58 answers
Support used to be better. In the last few years, though, I feel like there has been significantly less investment in customer service. We used to have account managers who were very visible and always checking in. Also, there used to be a phone number to get around-the-clock support. I am not sure that that exists at the quality it used to
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 8.7
Based on 13 answers
I would give this rating as it is the best platform for HR to solve their recruitment problems along with their team. As it has got multiple features to exposure. It has made my communication with hiring managers much easier, I don't need to write emails, neither they do. They like it very much. The rating card of the candidates after the Interview is the very best feature of it. Would love to use it again in Future
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Jobvite

No answers on this topic

SmartRecruiters

Quick and easy to learn.
Aaron Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Had phone training. Lots of webinars. Generally pretty good. Not enough time to learn. User community exists, but haven’t used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Jobvite

No score
No answers yet
It forces you to evaluate your own business process.

The software lets you re-engineer things
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Jobvite

Before implementing Jobvite, we had iCIMS and Kronos Workforce Ready. Neither of these products got us where we wanted to be with metrics, candidate experience, or technology. I'm sure since we left them they have updated, but we are much happier with Jobvite than others. In the process of searching for a new ATS, we attended demonstrations of 9 other applicant tracking systems and were most impressed with Jobvite.
Madison Osoba | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
Michelle Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Jobvite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No explanation really, just a great product.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Jobvite

  • Reporting - we had none before other than manually tracking things in excel documents, now we have a full suite of reports and dashboards we can customize.
  • Interview Scheduling - With the candidate self-scheduling feature, we can now schedule interviews in a matter of seconds while also automating the candidate confirmation email and the calendar invites.
  • More detailed source tracking than I have seen in any other product allowing full visibility on who we hire, where they came from and we can now analyze our sources.
Ryan Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • In terms of ROI, SR helped our business greatly in returning precious time to my productivity in business management, as well as my team's, so that we could get back to the main work we were hired for. The SR process did most of the heavy lifting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Jobvite

General

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

Starting Price

$500 per month

Jobvite Editions & Modules

Edition
<100 Employees$500.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

SmartRecruiters

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$1,000

Starting Price

$0 per month

SmartRecruiters Editions & Modules

Edition
CorporateVaries, per FTE1
GlobalVaries, per FTE1
SmartStartFree2
  1. Billed annually
  2. up to 10 active job postings
Additional Pricing Details
The software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Jobvite
8.5
SmartRecruiters
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Jobvite
8.9
SmartRecruiters
10.0

Usability

Jobvite
8.6
SmartRecruiters
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Jobvite
10.0
SmartRecruiters
9.0

Performance

Jobvite
9.0
SmartRecruiters
10.0

Support Rating

Jobvite
8.6
SmartRecruiters
8.7

Online Training

Jobvite
8.0
SmartRecruiters

Implementation Rating

Jobvite
SmartRecruiters
9.1

Scalability

Jobvite
SmartRecruiters
9.0

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