Bullhorn began life in in 1999 as an online marketplace connecting creative workers like designers and copywriters to employees searching for contract workers. This initial approach failed and it was not until 2008 that the company found its niche as a provider of recruiting software. The company raised $26 million in that year and grew revenue to $40m by 2012. In 2013, Bullhorn was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for over $100m. Shortly after that, the firm made two acquisitions: MaxHire Solutions and Sendouts, both of which provide some new technology like integrated prospect data from Data.com and Hoover's, and integration with vendor management systems (VMS). The company also acquired The Code Works in 2014, which provides technology that will make it easier to pull external data into the Bullhorn database.
|Revenue Growth 2013-2014:||50%*|
|Customers:||10,000 (across all products)*|
|Rating Attribute||Bullhorn ATS Rating||# of Reviewers Contributing to Rating Average||Recruiting / ATS Average Rating|
|Likelihood to recommend||7.0||9||7.5|
|Likelihood to renew||7.2||5||7.6|
|Bullhorn ATS Pros||Bullhorn ATS Cons|
Candidate profiles are very complete. The system captures a comprehensive set of all data that might be relevant.
Many users mention that they system has frequent slowdowns and sometimes freezes completely. Unscheduled downtime is a recurring theme.
Very easy to send mass emails to candidates. Built-in emailing capability is very useful and easy to use. Integration to MS Office is also useful.
Searching the candidate database is not as easy as it should be. Results are not organized in an easy to understand way.
|Integration with MS Office
All email communications are tracked in the system obviating the need to cross-reference systems.
The parsing engine updates the candidate record with relevant data.
|Integration with job boards
Sister product, Bullhorn Reach, provides good integration to many job boards.