Solid ATS Solution With A Lot of Flexibility
January 27, 2014

Solid ATS Solution With A Lot of Flexibility

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction

The Resumator served as our global applicant tracking system. All positions, including consultant and volunteer positions, were posted and managed through the system. We moved to this solution from Monster's ATS because it allowed us more flexibility on the backend and was significantly less expensive. Rather that paying per license, we were able to pay per number of job postings. This ensured we weren't paying for licenses that weren't being used and that we could have more users working within the system. It was also significantly easier to use and less cluttered than our previous ATS.
  • Allows you to build custom workflows that suit the needs of your organization. Different positions required different workflows. The Resumator made this very easy.
  • Customer Support responds very quickly to requests, and they always provide an enjoyable experience. Any issue or question I had was solved within a couple hours. It was also nice to not have to go through layers of offshore support for basic problems.
  • Very user friendly interface/dashboard. Upon logging in, I immediately got a snapshot of where the organization was overall in it's recruiting efforts. This allowed me to easily prioritize and provide updates to management.
  • Very easy to scale up or scale down the number of available postings. Just a quick email to support did the trick and the price would adjust based on number of postings.
  • There's room for improvement with assigning candidates to specific reviewers. I had to create custom workflow steps that were the names of reviewers and then move candidates to that step/name for the reviewer to go in and sort for his or her name to find the candidates they needed to review. It'd be nice to just be able to assign to a reviewer rather than using the workflow to do this.
  • Batch downloads or emails of candidates for a reviewer. At the time I used this sytem, there was no way to send multiple candidates to a reviewer at once. It was either person by person, or the reviewer had to log-in. With staff members frequently traveling and not always having an internet connection, this definitely surfaced an area of improvement for the system.
  • Ease of use and the ability to have as many users as we wanted access the system allowed our global offices to be self-sufficient in their recruiting efforts. This saved me significant time, which allowed me to focus on other responsibilities.
  • Significantly reduced the time to post. With the past system, I was the only person that could post jobs. So if I was out of the office or bogged down on other projects, the position wouldn't get posted until I had time. With The Resumator, our offices were able to post positions without me having to get involved.
  • Reduced cost is an obvious win with the pay per number of postings approach vs. licenses.
  • Bamboo,Cornerstone OnDemand
Bamboo was our HRIS and we implemented Cornerstone OnDemand for performance management needs. Another good feature here with The Resumator is that hired candidates could be sent to BambooHR with the click of a button.
It worked well for the majority of our needs and is still in use even though I've left the company. The Resumator was an interim solution until we found a system that integrated with all our other internal systems. However, we ended up staying with it because of ease of use.
The only area where this system was not effective was for recruiting for our fellowship programs, which could bring in 1,000 applicants that would need to be reviewed by multiple people. We used a separate system for this because multiple people could be assigned to an applicant, and the ratings from the reviewers for that applicant would be averaged and automatically sorted so that the recruiting lead could immediately see who the top ranked candidates were. This was more cumbersome in The Resumator, since you had to name a workflow status according to the person that would be reviewing rather than just checking a box and bulk assigning outside of the workflow statuses. Because of this, we ended up having to create new workflows for every fellowship or internship program opening, which led to some workflows having a huge dropdown list.