CATS ATS Reviews

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Ashley Thompson profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • creating pipelines
  • tracking status of candidates
  • email and log emails directly to profiles from CATS ATS
  • Streamlining job advertisements and job postings
  • Removing candidates outside the country
  • Searching specific skills
  • Automatically completing candidates profiles from resumes being submitted
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March 16, 2016

Cats ATS Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • We find the add-ons very useful.
  • Customer support is always friendly and helpful.
  • E-mail integration and job postings save us a lot of time.
  • When forwarding resumes if there is a position listed in subject it automatically adds them to a job order. This has caused a lot of confusion for us.
  • E-mail integration is useful but doesn't always seem to work.
  • Sometimes the site is slow.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Simple to implement, SaaS based tool that needs no in-house IT support or resources
  • Customizable reports, labels, fields, applications
  • Affordable
  • No long term contract, month-to-month with ability to cancel anytime
  • Data backups are simple
  • Email directly from the candidate record with response coming into Outlook is easy to configure and creates record and updates status automatically
  • System isn't intuitive at all when it comes to combining things like Source when left free form - for example. Considers Indeed and indeed two different sources because one candidate capitalized and one didn't (these can be merged)
  • Resumes forwarded to resume inbox invariably capture source as senders email, even if source is clearly spelled out (can be edited later)
  • Importing resumes has some trouble with addresses and phone numbers with certain file types/configuration
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Favorite thing about CATS - it does not disrupt how you work. It is easy to use and simply enhances what you are doing and doesn't bog you down in the technology.
  • Love the one-click download of profiles from all sorts of sites, including LinkedIn.
  • Mass actions are pretty common in ATS systems, but as usual CATS does it very logically and easily. I use mass actions all the time, either sending a bunch of emails, changing candidate status, etc.
  • Reporting has improved over the years but could still be better. It is what I would call "semi-customizable" in terms of what I can generate a report on, but would like full customization capability.
  • Mobile access is OK but not slick. Usually I don't need mobile access but every once in a while I'm out somewhere, need to grab something out of CATS and I can get it but I think there's a good opportunity to make it better.
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May 27, 2015

Great ATS

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very easy to use from a work flow perspective in adding candidates linking them to jobs and following them through the process.
  • Great plugin for browsers, Outlook and Word to easily import resumes and candidate profiles.
  • They are regularly updating the systems so you get ongoing improvements.
  • The CRM capability for business development is just OK.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Provide its users with robust features that even surpasses many of the largest, most expensive recruitment solutions.
  • Provide a solutions that is highly customizable without having to purchase pricey add-ons. In fact, non-technical users are able to easily customize the solution.
  • It is extremely user friendly and is scalable to meet the needs of growing and shrinking organizations.
  • There is opportunity to continue to increase partnerships; especially with tools like TalentHook, and various resume databases.
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Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It's intuitive. You don't need an instruction manual or extensive training from an implementation team. There are weekly webinars and YouTube videos in case you need additional guidance on how to do something.
  • It has many of the bells and whistles of other, more expensive ATS's.
  • I've had several disappointing interactions with the product support team. Don't expect much from customer service.
  • It's unlikely you will pass an AAP/EEO audit with their limited reporting capability.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It was easy to track the particular applicant.
  • It was was easy to use it for performance appraisals.
  • It was easy to manage onboarding candidates.
  • Vendor could give us mass mailing tool.
  • Price should have been little less.
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Kyle McDowell profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows for customization of work flow and processes.
  • Simple, easy to use interface, means less training and directing users where to go or what to do to accomplish a task.
  • Very streamlined and clean. No clunkiness.
  • Allow for company branding (user facing).
  • More syndication avenues for jobs. Cast a wider net.
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February 04, 2015

CATS... It works!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • CATS is mobile enabled and lets me get candidate information when I'm on the go.
  • CATS also has a very strong support department. Anytime that we've had a problem a real live person has been able to help us resolve the problem and has done so quickly.
  • CATS is very intuitive and allows me to manage my candidates quickly.
  • The safeguard to protect your database from duplicates is absolute trash. It catches duplicates less than half of the time.
  • CATS could definitely do a better job at being able to be sorted by multiple features rather than just one column at a time
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Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Launches jobs to multiple sites
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • There is just one report, a job order report, which can have "quick notes, job location, recruiter name, etc. added to the reports. But we need basic reports on individual recruiter productivity, and CATS doesn't offer any. Its weird because we enter the data, but there's just no quick reports to pull the information we've entered and print a simple report on a recruiter's monthly/quarterly/yearly productivity such as placements, interviews, submittals, etc.
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Kelsey Hargreaves profile photo
November 18, 2014

CATS is for YOU

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows you to keep lists of companies or individuals.
  • Stores thousands of databases, lists, candidates and job orders.
  • Quick and thorough responses from Support and eager to help.
  • I would like for old lists to be accessible, I'm unable to see all lists.
  • When uploading names, not all duplicates are found, therefore, CATS can improve on eliminating duplication.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Email integration and tracking
  • Customizable contact, candidate and job order fields
  • Activity tracking and status development
  • I haven't had any issues or problems. They are constantly listening to their customers and creating new updates and improvements.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Clean, modern, easy to use, quick to learn
  • Seamlessly integrates with social media and job posting services to share your jobs with the public
  • Being able to customize fields, workflows, and the job portal is the absolute best part of CATS!
  • Missing functionality includes ability to organize and label documents within a candidate's profile - we host technical assessments, resumes, addt'l documents - yet they are almost always marked by CATS as resumes and thus show up in the resume preview window
  • The reporting #s and activity reports have some weird quirks that need to be worked out so we can get accurate #s/reports
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Taken new employees through trainings on how to use the system
  • Calling their technical support and always receiving help on any discrepancies happening in the system
  • Run full reports on all applicants by whatever details you need
  • Search using specific filters to define the appropriate candidates for the position
  • When the developers change an aspect to the system, they should double check on little glitches on the clients end. I have had a few instances where things were not displaying properly but as soon as I call technical support they fix the problem.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent trigger email solutions. Customizable and easy to configure.
  • High-End presence and able to customize for specific client's needs. Client doesn't need to fit our flow, we customize for them with CATS flexibility.
  • Friendly and helpful customer service team.
  • More International free job site integrations.
  • Integrated candidate references.
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April 27, 2016

East to use ATS

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy candidate data entry
  • Easy tracking of candidates against requisitions.
  • Good search functions to find prospective candidates in the ATS
  • Reporting function is lacking. Few canned reports that are of any value.
  • CATS should improve the ability to generate ad hoc reports.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Custom fields for all entities of any data type let's you track what you care about. Also customizable workflow with triggers can save a ton of time in automating processes and also ensuring steps aren't missed/established processes and protocols are adhered to.
  • Support is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and committed to resolving any issue.
  • Integrations with LinkedIn, job boards etc. is a big time saver and helps bring it all to one place.
  • I would like to see either an integration with a robust reporting tool that would allow me to design my own custom reports with a data export or more built-in reporting options.
  • Mobile app is currently mostly just a look-up tool. I would like it to have the ability to do more - add tasks, update pipelines, etc.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The system streamlines the hiring/approval process by automatically generating emails and tasks for the necessary persons involved.
  • Customer Service is quite prompt and responsive.
  • CATS may be inadequate for all of our needs, but they are making major improvements.
  • The system's user interface is clumsy and not organized very well.
  • CATS is not mobile-friendly.
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May 27, 2015

Easy to Use

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Software is easy to use
  • Fast technical support
  • Comprehensive support website
  • Greater reporting functionality
  • The location of some of the features is not intuitive (you have to hunt around for it).
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Job Requisition Management (16)
8.0
Company Website Posting (16)
8.0
Publish to Social Media (16)
10.0
Job Search Site Posting (17)
10.0
Customized Application Form (17)
10.0
Resume Management (18)
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (16)
7.5
Candidate Search (18)
8.0
Applicant Tracking (18)
8.0
Collaboration (10)
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation (14)
10.0
Email Templates (18)
10.0
User Permissions (16)
7.0
Notifications and Alerts (16)
4.0
Reporting (17)
7.0

About CATS ATS

CATS is a full-featured, web-based recruiting software that is designed to make it easy to track and hire talent. Accessible from any browser or mobile device, users can manage the entire recruiting process from creating custom job applications to posting jobs to leading job sites to generating customized reports. Users can also create highly customizable hosted career portals, keyword search inside resumes, source candidates using the CATS browser extension, and design custom workflows to match their recruiting process.
Categories:  Applicant Tracking

CATS ATS Features

Recruiting / ATS Features
Has featureJob Requisition Management
Has featureCompany Website Posting
Has featurePublish to Social Media
Has featureJob Search Site Posting
Has featureCustomized Application Form
Has featureResume Management
Has featureDuplicate Candidate Prevention
Has featureCandidate Search
Has featureApplicant Tracking
Has featureCollaboration
Has featureTask Creation and Delegation
Has featureEmail Templates
Has featureUser Permissions
Has featureNotifications and Alerts
Has featureReporting

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CATS ATS Integrations

BambooHR, Constant Contact, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Slack, DaXtra Parser, ZipRecruiter, Gmail, Berke Assessments, Employeereferrals.com, PreciseHire, Webhooks, Checkr

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Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Pro Plan$89per user, per month
Premium Plan$119per user, per month

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CATS ATS Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, German, French, Lithuanian, Arabic, Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Hebrew, Finnish