SmartRecruiters is excellent for small companies!
Updated April 16, 2021

SmartRecruiters is excellent for small companies!

Alissa Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Overall Satisfaction with SmartRecruiters

use the free version of SmartRecruiters for my applicant tracking system. They, in turn, post our positions on Indeed, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder,
Monster, Glassdoor, SimplyHired, and other various industry related job boards.
SmartRecruiters has the option of adding paid advertising as well. SR organizes my applicants and makes it easy for me to stay on track with my communications with applicants during the recruiting process.
  • SmartRecruiters makes it very easy to post and update our job openings to multiple sites all at once: Indeed, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, Career Builder, Glassdoor, Monster, and various others.
  • I appreciate how useful the free version of SmartRecruiters is; it helps me source candidates with a limited budget.
  • I like being able to message groups of candidates all at once.
  • Searching for candidates who have applied is very simple and easy to do.
  • I'm not able to set up templates with the free version.
  • The resumes that candidates create through the SmartRecruiter system are too basic. If they upload their own; it's much better.
  • Over the past 6 years I have sourced 75% of my candidates through SmartRecruiters.
  • SmartRecruiters helps us get our business name out there on multiple job boards.

Do you think SmartRecruiters delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with SmartRecruiters's feature set?


Did SmartRecruiters live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SmartRecruiters go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy SmartRecruiters again?


SmartRecruiters is simple and easy to use. It makes my job easier.
I haven't needed to use support.
SmartRecruiters is well suited for a small company that doesn't have a big recruiting budget. It helps keep me organized and on top of applicants. I am an HR department of one and I also handle payroll and safety so I'm always busy. We typically have less than 10 open positions so it is ideal. Bigger companies wouldn't find value in the free version.

SmartRecruiters Feature Ratings

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

Integrating SmartRecruiters

No, we use SmartRecruiters as a standalone recruiting solution.

Using SmartRecruiters

1 - I am an HR/Payroll/Safety department of one for a small, growing company.
I am the only one who uses it.
  • Getting our company name out there.
  • Linking the job postings to our career page.
  • Linking it to ADP WFN would be helpful.
I use the free version.

Using SmartRecruiters

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel nervous using