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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

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is a great platform for entry/low-level positions as it's a very popular job board that can stretch to thousands of potential applicants. When it comes to more senior roles, because it's incredibly easy for anyone to apply, it's time-consuming and difficult to find a "needle in a haystack" for an open position
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

ZipRecruiter

  • They make the process of posting positions relatively easy. While there are plenty of details to help round out your job posting, the UI is simple and easy to use. Sharing to company social media is available as well.
  • Their dedicated account managers are extremely helpful and usually available to speak with you right away.
  • The pricing packages and flexibility of payment options make it an attractive option in this space.
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

ZipRecruiter

  • Quality of candidates - one of the reasons we stopped using this platform is the lack of quality/qualified candidates. ZipRecruiter has an option where candidates can one-click on a type of job and their resume is posted to a variety of roles. These tools tend to make recruiters cringe, as resumes are splattered across job postings that aren't truly related to their skills. More filters for job applicants would be incredibly helpful, especially as the platform grows!
  • Price - for smaller businesses that don't hire hundreds of people, the price seemed a bit high. It just wasn't worth it for us.
  • Overall, just more ways to filter criteria and candidates. I struggled with finding filters based on location and/or if candidates were willing to relocate. We had candidates applying from all over that had no intention of relocating.
Erin Holm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Monster

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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Results. The bottom line is the results we are getting. We are seeing not only quality applications, but quality hires that can directly be tied to our use of ZipRecruiter. The ROI is second to none - a simple and easy to use tool that is driving healthcare professionals to my various clients.
Daniel Reynolds, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Monster

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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter 8.0
Based on 2 answers
ZipRecruiter is very user-friendly and is extremely reliable when searching for new talent. There are numerous features to help you when you have questions about a posting or your profile. The filtering process is awesome and you have so many ways to find the right talent with the screening questions provided by ZipRecruiter.
Ashley Balsewicz | 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

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter 7.6
Based on 25 answers
Have not had to utilize support recently, but in past instances they have reached out within 12 hours to help rectify any problems or answer any questions about features and functionality. The only issue I ever had with them was trying to clarify, when they previously advertised that they posted on 200+ job boards, if that meant that your job would for sure be posted on each job board. Turns out, by the way, that they only guarantee distribution, not posting
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

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is great to use for job postings and searching candidates. However, you cannot upload and manage candidates in the same way as Microsoft Dynamics or Workable. As job board access, it is effective, but as an ATS, it is not as useful. I would recommend using it in tandem with another software
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

ZipRecruiter

  • When we first started, and didn't have an ATS Zip was our go-to tool. It keeps all the resumes there attached to each job if you choose that option. When we switched to using our own ATS, it allows us to post the URL in the job posting. This saved us a ton of time in both regards.
  • The basic use of Zip is very affordable compared to other older job sites (CareerBuilder and Monster), and it posts to multiple sites in one click. Huge time saver.
Kimberly Kenner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Monster

General

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

ZipRecruiter

General

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

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