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Likelihood to Recommend

Monster

Well suited scenarios:
As I have mentioned before, Monster is a very good job portal when you are searching for software related candidates. A classic example of that would be a Java developer. You can use the correct keywords and you will definitely find the right candidate. If you need further help, then you can use the filters that are provided on the main page. This will help you to narrow down the search results.
Less appropriate scenarios:
Monster is not a very great place to search for non-technical or non-software requirements. Another issue with the search options that I have in Monster is that I would like to get candidates based on work authorizations. For certain clients, I have certain work authorizations required and there is no filter that is present in Monster for that. Some candidates do not put in their phone number while some others provide the email address of their vendors which is not very accurate information when you are recruiting somebody for a specific job. Expect to find a lot of resumes in image format which will make it tough for you to download and convert it into PDF and Word in the long run.
John Kurian | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimplyHired

SimplyHired is an excellent solution for any business! It could be used as a single ATS system for small companies, and it could also be used for large companies in conjunction with their in hour ATS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Monster

  • Monster makes it easy for us to post jobs on their platform.
  • Working with Monster does an excellent job of providing alerts when applicants submit for open positions.
  • Our applications that we get from Monster applicants are easy for us to segment out for faster sorting and selections.
Art Stiefel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimplyHired

  • The post-to-hire time is significantly lower, which augurs well with our organizational requirements.
  • It's very easy to navigate, quite user friendly screen and options makes it easier for posting and searching jobs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Monster

  • Monster.com can improve on its data redundancy aspect. It frustrates the users to look at or access the same sets of results or the same applications again and again.
  • It can also look into the spam feature. There are ways one can spam it by taking out information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimplyHired

  • Although the sorting process is easy through SimplyHired when you check candidates to send a message, it un-checks them after the message is sent, so you have to go back through and re-check all applicants to move them. I'd like to have the candidates remain checked and highlighted after I send them a message.
  • It would be great to have messages sent out automatically once we move them into new categories.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Monster

Monster 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Monster is a job portal with rich features and a great depth of database in candidates. They also have a good search option that is able to display the right candidates when you search for them. The only gripe that I have about Monster is that they need to improve their database of candidates when it comes to blue-collar jobs or non-software jobs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimplyHired

SimplyHired 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am a big fan of the services provided in SimplyHired. I have no reservations recommending this product to any HR department that is looking for new avenues to explore in attracting candidates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Monster

Monster is a very different database when you compare it with the others that I have used till now. For example, CareerBuilder is very much better than Monster when you are sourcing for non-technical candidates such as drivers or technicians. Dice is very good in terms of the database when you are looking for ERP for SAP candidates. So when you're working on implementation partner projects dies will give you good results. ZipRecruiter is balanced in almost all ways but the quality of candidates is less. Indeed does not have active sourcing available which means that I have to wait until the candidate gets back to me.
The reason I came to use monster is because the database of overall candidates is good and I mostly work with general software related positions
John Kurian | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimplyHired

SimplyHired is almost neck in neck with ZipRecruiter, but overall it stands out in the number of applicants it obtains. I do think that trends come and go, and there could come a time when ZipRecruiter is the best place for applicants, but until we see a decline on SimplyHired, we don't plan to invest elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Monster

  • Using Monster.com gives us a sense of confidence in a time-tested platform.
  • We know that using Monster.com will be a better use of our time and resources.
  • By knowing we are working with a jobs posting partner like Monster.com we know that we will get to the positive, timely, qualified applicants we're looking for.
  • Time is money and Monster.com helps us save a lot of both.
Art Stiefel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimplyHired

  • The job post-to-hire time is quite less which helps in effective time management and filling up the position in a timely manner.
  • The candidate search options, almost always gives us the best fit for the open position. Thus, we do not have to spend more time filling up the position. This eventually helps in significant cost savings as one need not have to pay anything to any consultant to hire resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Monster

General

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

SimplyHired

General

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

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