Honest and Straightfoward
Updated July 29, 2016

Honest and Straightfoward

Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Kenexa

  • It allow you to track the progress of a potenital candidate from start to finish
  • You can set up email templates that you can send and label for each part of the process
  • You can pull resumes fron different sources by using keyword searches for the type of employees you are looking to hire
  • You can track communications to each candidate to see when you email or last contact the candidate
  • Send emails after using the search Function to find the candidate
  • The number of clicks to move a candidate from start to finish
  • Not having to reclick after changing Multiple status for candidates after reviewing
  • If you search for a candidate and find them in the search, you can't send emails to them even if they are in your req. Must go in req to send emails for template.
  • We have a large number of candidates to choose from that are sourced from Career Builder and Monster.
  • It allows for better follow up and better service to the candidate that we are trying to reach.
  • Increased tracking of employees.
  • Better time management for employees.
I would tell a colleague to make sure you what you are trying to get out of the system. Are you mass recruiting or are you trying to fill a position every once in a while in your company? Make sure you understand the search function as well as how you can get the folders and the files built the way you need it. I am not sure they are tools that would help with mass recruiting. I think removing some of the tools would make it easier to get to resumes and not to have some many clicks with each candidate.

Using Kenexa

I think Kenexa is a very usable system. I think it would be very good for a company that is smaller than what we are here at Farmers. The system does a very good job in tracking and email templates and having better follow up with candidates. The issue that I have with the system is that Farmers is trying to track over 1000 resumes per recruiter and system seems not to be able to hold the load of what Farmers wants to get out it. But I will say this, it has helped me greatly in terms of organization as well as time management. I like Kenexa, but it has flaws like every other system but it does the job to help Farmers grow here on the East Coast.

Kenexa Implementation

Using Kenexa

I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Slow to learn
  • Email Function
  • Status Function
  • Search Function
  • Tracking
  • Too Many Clicks
  • Uploading PDF Files

Kenexa Reliability

Just slow for what we are doing here