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User Review: "Lever from the POV of an interviewer"
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October 05, 2017

User Review: "Lever from the POV of an interviewer"

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Lever

We use Lever as our recruiting CRM. All departments use it in some way or another. From the sales side, I specifically used Lever to input referral candidates and enter all candidate feedback after interviews. It provided a central system for feedback to avoid email feedback and help maintain consistency across interviewers.
  • Centralized system for all aspects of recruiting that can be used across the company, meaning as sales managers we used it to avoid duplicate work.
  • Simple. After interviewing a candidate, I had to just click on one link where I would input all of my feedback, enter my hiring score, hit submit and I was done. I didn't have unnecessary screens to work through.
  • Referring candidates was extremely easy with the Chrome extension. You just put in a linkedin profile URL and it was done. No worrying about emails getting to the right place.
  • Very easy to go back and see feedback on past candidates.
  • At least the way we had it set up, the feedback system was a little clunky. It was all free-form and didn't really address ensuring consistency across interviewers.
  • From a sales management standpoint, the ROI is time and organization. I had one central place to go to find candidate info, feedback submission, and recall for debriefs
  • The UI was clean, but I have used better ones in the past from an interviewer perspective.
From an interviewer perspective, both are similar in that they provide easy feedback inputs and organization. Overall I liked Greenhouse better in my previous role because it seemed to have more customization around quantitative evaluation. You could break down more skills with scores along with customizing overall ratings a little better. Outside of that, the value of having everything in one place instead of verbal or email feedback, which I've done in the past, is huge regardless of the platform.
For growing companies that need to move from manual candidate tracking or provide a way to get feedback from interviewers in a central location, this is a good potential solution. If you are looking for something that takes a more quantitative approach to recruiting, the way we were set up wouldn't work very well. It seems to be a strictly qualitative evaluation based solution.

Lever Feature Ratings

Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Customized Application Form
Not Rated
Resume Management
9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Candidate Search
9
Applicant Tracking
8
Collaboration
8
Task Creation and Delegation
Not Rated
Email Templates
Not Rated
User Permissions
9
Notifications and Alerts
8
Reporting
Not Rated