Great for creating a large resume pool, has some issues with filling roles too specific
Updated April 07, 2015

Great for creating a large resume pool, has some issues with filling roles too specific

Andrew Sterling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is one of our two primary job posting sites. It is used by the Talent Recruitment department to source candidates. It fairly successfully does this.
  • Volume of candidates
  • Usability and interface
  • Cost of service
  • Levels of customization
  • Improved resume searching
  • The resume viewing system is often buggy
  • Continual status updates
  • Faster sourcing and ability to self source via resume search
  • Broader pool of candidates to select from
  • Increased recruiting team efficiency thanks to improved tools
  • Glassdoor,LinkedIn
As compared to Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter certainly brings in a higher volume of candidates. However, Glassdoor on the other hand, brings in a much higher quality of candidate on average, even if there aren't nearly as many. LinkedIn does not even bring in the volume of candidates that Glassdoor does. However, LinkedIn is superb for sourcing candidates, something it does even better than ZipRecruiter. Additionally, both Glassdoor and LinkedIn are excellent at allowing companies to establish and develop their brand, which ZipRecruiter does not do nearly as effectively.
ZipRecruiter is excellent for your standard job board. It sources candidates from a wide area and can generally pull in the candidates from any field of interest. However, while it does general sourcing very well, it is not as optimal for finding specific types of candidates. A key question to ask when choosing ZipRecruiter is "how niche is the position I'm trying to fill?" If you're looking for something "out there" and specific, especially in the information technology field, ZipRecruiter may not be your best bet. Additionally, ZipRecruiter isn't as effective at sourcing C level executives.

Using ZipRecruiter

Despite the advantages Glassdoor and LinkedIn have over ZipRecruiter, it still fills a very powerful role. We have tested other software to fill this role, and no other service is as effective. Because of this, we have recently renewed our ZipRecruiter subscription for the next year, and encourage other small businesses to give it a try.