Compas and Gmail are friends and we like that
February 21, 2015

Compas and Gmail are friends and we like that

Josephine Law | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Compas

Compas is being used as our ATS at Rdio. HR and hiring managers are the only people who have access to the system. Compass helps us organize and track our applications so we can attract top talent and grow our company.
  • Integration with Gmail really helps us track messages between candidates and keep tabs of all our pipelines.
  • The resume parsing feature is really great and does a pretty accurate job of pulling the data from candidate resumes so that uploading new applicants is quick and easy.
  • The offer letter approval process feature that is built in is a great way for us to systemize the approval of offers and make sure it funnels into the appropriate channels.
  • If candidates submit a cover letter, it is only accessible through the "docs" tab. Or if they are nominated to the Hiring Manager and then the attachments come through. Other than that, there is no easy way to tell if a candidate has submitted a cover letter other than manually opening each candidate profile up. It would be nice if Hiring Managers could see if there is a cover letter attachment in the pipeline overview.
  • Emails aren't syncing properly from Gmail. I wish that once we sent a candidate a Gmail from Compass that all subsequent threads/ replies would be tracked in Compass so it would be all in on place.. easy to reference.
  • You can't move applicants from pipeline to the nominated status. It would be nice if there was most flexibility between moving candidates from pipeline to pipeline and to the nominated status.
  • Doubled company size in a year (less than a year using compass). 50+ new hires globally.
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Compas has a cleaner interface than the other ATSs . It doesn't look clunky. That being said system is that not intuitive. But once you learn it, it works pretty well. We picked Compas because of the Gmail integration. Gmail/Google is a big part of the system we run on and having Compass feed into that [is as well].
Compas is more appropriate for internal recruiting teams than outside agencies. It has an easy way to share applicants with hiring managers. The internal offer letter approval feature is helpful in pushing an offer through the appropriate channels.

Compas Feature Ratings

Job Requisition Management
8
Company Website Posting
9
Publish to Social Media
9
Job Search Site Posting
5
Customized Application Form
9
Resume Management
9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
9
Candidate Search
8
Applicant Tracking
7
Collaboration
8
Task Creation and Delegation
8
Email Templates
6
User Permissions
6
Notifications and Alerts
6
Reporting
7