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BrightMove Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.2

/5

274

Total features

29

3 categories

BrightMove features

Applicant Tracking
Assessment Management
Background Screening
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Candidate Management
Candidate Tracking
Collaboration Tools

Common features of Recruiting software

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Applicant Tracking
Assessment Management
Background Screening
Billing & Invoicing

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7.50

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Per Feature

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Functionality

4.2

/5

274

Price starts from

7.50

Per month

Total Features

29

Unique features

  • Lead Management

  • Recruiting Firms

  • Job Requisition

  • Reference Checking

Functionality

4.8

/5

3K

Price starts from

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Total Features

195

Features in Common

20

Unique features

  • Task Management

  • Course Tracking

  • Offboarding

  • Ad hoc Reporting

Functionality

4.4

/5

7.3K

Price starts from

150

/user

Per month

Total Features

31

Features in Common

17

Unique features

  • Matching Engine

  • Resume Posting

  • Candidate Profiles

  • Live Video Interview

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Insurance, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Easy to navigate, source candidates, great feed to recruiting sites with no additional fees.

Reviewed 6 years ago

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Pros

The feature I like the most is the feed to additional sites with no additional charges. Brightmove posts positions to Indeed, Simply Hired, Glassdoor and Zip Recruiter. Very easy to look for candidates if someone calls, provides space to write screen notes, can source candidates within data base with key words. Also, I like to export reports into excel from this application.

Cons

Not really sure if there is a feature that I do not like. The customer support has been very good as well. Not any negatives from my point of view.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate all of the positive comments.

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Management Consulting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best customer service of any SaaS platform I've used for business, most robust ATS for the money.

Reviewed 6 years ago

There are a few fields that can't be customized. The comments field is required which means you have to type a character in to save your activity. Only one sales person can be assigned to a job which is difficult when you have 2+ people working on an opportunity.

Pros

Brightmove is intuitive enough that it allows new employees to get up to speed quickly without hours of training and is customizable so that we can use it in a way that meets our needs.

Cons

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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. There is now a company preference to make the comments field optional.

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Domini C.

Human Resources, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Good product, great service, functionality could be better

Reviewed 8 years ago

I would love to see things added in like integration with Gmail, the ability to set up client interviews with candidates inside the system and sourcing folders attached to each position so you can see the sourcing activity for each role. It would be much easier to track the number of candidates and their stage in the process flow like this: project ownership, days live, how many ads run, sourced...

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I've given a great deal of information in my review.

Cons

I've given a great deal of information in my review.

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Stefan L.

Insurance, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good stuff. Great support. Kind and responsive and patient. Regular enhancements. Fast.

Reviewed 6 years ago

reach a lot of people .

Pros

Mass mail allows me to reach out to a lot of people. Search engine is quick. When I call with a problem they respond and help me. Learning tools are available.

Cons

it is better than my IT skills . I get frustrated wishing I could know more do more . I wish I could email my entire data base not just 500 at a time. that would be very nice.

Vendor response

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying our product. Thank you for being a loyal customer.

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Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Easy to use and has a great customer support team. Ideal for smaller recruiting companies.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The ATS is very user friendly and easy to learn. The customer service is also better than most and they truly are there for you. Any questions or issues that we have, someone is available to help us out right away. They have also been able to customize some features just because it would benefit our company.

Cons

The reporting feature does not always seem like it is accurate. It would make things much easier to have one solid report to be able to pull all accurate numbers from. I have noticed that the application process has glitches every now and then. However, they do a good job jumping on the issue right away to try and fix it.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to ensure a great user experience and we are glad to hear that you found our support team to be above-par. If you would like to have our support team look into your concerns regarding reports please email them at support@brightmove.com

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11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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I've used a few recruiting tools, and Brightmove just keeps getting better.

Reviewed 6 years ago

easy to track info and fill more jobs, there are some features tat I don't need, but they don't get in the way.

Pros

the customer service is excellent and very responsive. even though I don't need it very frequently, they are great to work with

Cons

I can't really think of anything. it is really easy to get new candidates in, update, find and contact. I enjoy it.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad that you find our product enhancements to be beneficial.

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Gabriela J.

Used daily for 6-12 months

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This is a really user friendly tool, it has or you may add what you need for your company

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

It is really useful that you can easily access what you recently saw, either recent positions, managers, candidates. The option to parse the resumes is also a great pro for BrightMove, if you have to manually add a candidate, the system would do it for you by just attaching it. Also you can modify your Dashboard to show only what you really need and want to see, for example your open jobs, so you won't miss any.

Cons

Something I could say can be better about BrightMove, is the Power Search tool, I have to say this one works, I just think it can be refined a little bit. The filters could be better, they could be more specific so the search would be more accurate and would show only the information requested to the system.

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51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very easy to use with excellent customer support!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy to use and great customer service

Pros

Easy to use, quick to launch, receptive to ideas and suggestions, great customer service, great value

Cons

There are search capabilities that I would like to see enhanced. It would be great to search jobs and candidates in conjunction.

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Insurance, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best value and services/ Definitely recommend!

Reviewed 6 years ago

ease of use, lots of candidates, intuitive upgrades, friendly service.

Pros

Brightmove is quite intuitive and easy to use. The cost is unbeatable and they are constantly adding new enhancements. My favorite aspect as an HR Director is that the jobs automatically push out to relevant job boards which saves time and draws in quality candidates!

Cons

n/a. Truly love this product. I wish it integrated with Paycom so the employee information could be uploaded, but this is not a show stopper.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying the features and enhancements.

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LAUREN S.

Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Brightmove is efficient and user friendly.

Reviewed 7 years ago

efficiency, accuracy, and transparency

Pros

The transparency and efficiency BM provides. I am able to accurately do my job thanks to this system.

Cons

I feel it could be upgraded in terms of alerts, new candidates dashboard is not always accurate. I believe BM could be even better!

Vendor response

Thank you, Lauren! I'm sharing your recommendations with the team. Also, if you haven't tried it yet, you can suggest and vote on features through the application under the help menu. The suggestions that receive the most votes go into development. Thanks again!

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Tracy W.

Used daily for 2+ years

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Love it

Reviewed 6 years ago

User Friendly!

Pros

Easy to use - I find it easy to train someone on this software as well - I have also gotten a hold of my best friend who owns a staffing company to take a look at your software -

Cons

Not colorful enough - I don't like the fact you can't print resumes from the review screen, you actually have to go to the attachment it self -

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad you find it easy to train others to use the software.

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Megan H.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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We can attribute so much of our recruiting success to BrightMove

Reviewed 8 years ago

I have been using BrightMove for over a year now and I love how easy it is to use and to customize. I love that each recruiter can use BrightMove in different ways in order to benefit their different needs.

Pros

I love how responsive their Help Desk team is whenever I have a problem or question that I need assistance with. They are always so quick to respond and work hard to solve my issues.

Cons

I dislike that the graphs on the dashboard page are not dynamic

Vendor response

Thank you, Megan! We don't have a release date for the graphs just yet, but it is on the development calendar.

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Stan B.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I have use since 2011

Reviewed 6 years ago

The price. Organized. Time saver

Pros

I have been recruiting for over 20 years and found that BrightMove save time and keeps me organized. Always updating to be better.

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Thank you for taking the time to provide a feedback and for being a loyal customer.

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Kelly W.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Fantastic overall experience.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Value for the money . The best customer service - fast and knowledgeable! Always improving and coming out with new features.

Cons

They made improvements to reporting, but it still needs more work. Pay per user is tough for some clients.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Our support team has won two awards in 2018 so we are happy to hear that you find them to be helpful when you need them.

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Construction, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Brightmove ATS

Reviewed 6 years ago

I love the ease of use with this product

Pros

This is a great ATS and the IT suppport has been phenomenal.

Cons

Some reports can be tricky to pull if you aren’t well versed in the backend setup.

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Carrie H.

Real Estate, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Amazing Value for 1-Person Recruiting Dept

Reviewed 6 years ago

Ability to organize mass amount of recruiting data contained in excel spreadsheet and tabs

Pros

Customer service, ease of use, cost effectiveness, wiki page is pretty helpful although needed help finding the specific topics. I sent several questions a week through the Help feature and they are ALWAYS responded to quickly. Major tech glitches were resolved within 24 hours. Ability to create my own career portal and get it up and running almost completely by myself (with some guidance from Customer Service).

Cons

Candidate and job profile pages are pretty busy and am unable to remove a lot of the fields I don't need; would like photos to display if candidate's LinkedIn profile is linked

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying our Essential Metered Billing plan for small companies.

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Staffing and Recruiting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Don't waste your Time with Brightmove

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very bad. I have been paying [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] a month for the past twenty years. Today they emailed me and told me they are going to charge me $625 a month starting tomorrow or turn off my ATS access. Asked to speak to the [SENSITIVE CONTENT] told me I could 'vent' with him instead.

Pros

I have used this software for twenty years as it evolved to Brightmove. Customer service has gone downhill big time.

Cons

I used to be able to post jobs on the website and attract job seekers. This function no longer works. I have been trying to resolve with customer service for a month and they say nothing is wrong. I fixed the jobs as per their recommendation and still no candidates. I post the jobs on other job boards and receive multiple candidates.

Vendor response

Deb Sanderson - It is unfortunate you were unable to attract more candidates to your jobs. As we shared with you many times, your jobs were "spammy" (using ALL CAPS), they were duplicates of the direct employer who also had the jobs listed, and finally, they linked to a job application page that exhibited zero company presence or credibility. Our other 1000+ customers do not have these issues. ...

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Linda H.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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With them since their beginning in 2005! Awesome customer service and yearly new product launches!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Very easy to use

Pros

BrightMove continues to add new functionality to their software each year and has kept our firm first and forefront by maximizing the social media aspects of our job posts (compatibility with LinkedIn, Indeed, Twitter, FaceBook, Zip Recruiter and more). Their customer service is not only excellent, but readily available when needed, as well as responsive (which is why we selected BrightMove all...

Cons

Searching by job experience level is difficult unless candidate has year placed after their degree (the year it was issued). Auto texting to candidates is currently not available and candidate auto ping to email when new jobs are open need to be added (to the best of my knowledge not available yet).

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Sarah D.

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Okay product, crappy customer service

Reviewed 9 years ago

Pros - Easy to use, more additional functions (although most don't work very well) and cheaper than other options Cons - If you are operating in Canada many features are not yet functional; its annoying to use their LinkedIn integration, the resume formatting is so bad we often have to ask candidates to resubmit resumes directly to our e-mail; some issues with the interface/workflow; customization...

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Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and concerns. While we certainly regret not being able to resolve the integration issue with Monster in a more timely manner, I assure you that we were working diligently behind the scenes to correct the problem. Unfortunately, we are sometimes constrained in integration situations, based on the flexibility, and responsiveness of the companies we integrate with. On a positive note, we were able to resolve the integration issue. We have additionally worked to improve on support communication during the resolution process. Thank you again for your comments.

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Scott M.

Staffing and Recruiting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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I love using BrightMove

Reviewed 6 years ago

The only reason I rate BrightMove as 4 Stars instead of 5 Stars (and 9 instead of a 10) is because I don't believe there is a perfect system for everyone.

Pros

Having worked in Recruiting / Hiring since 1993, I have used lots of systems over the years and can confidently say BrightMove is my favorite system. I think it is very intuitive and easy-to-navigate. And if-when I am ever not sure how to do something, I can find an answer to my question fairly easily on my own or by contacting a Customer Support person in the U.S. who is easy to understand (instead of someone overseas who has a thick accent and makes me repeat everthing multiple times).

Cons

I wish there was a Auto-Login feature or a "Keep Me Logged In" feature so I wouldn't need to put in my Username and Password every single time I want to use BrightMove.

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51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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I have used BrightMove for almost four years and it has been a pleasant experience.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The customer service is excellent the software is very user friendly.

Pros

The software is very easy to use and to navigate around. The reporting is easy to read and very useful when we have to present data to our clients. The customer service is excellent and they are always willing to listen to our concerns.

Cons

The application process for our candidates have not been the best. They system is not compatible for all users and candidates have had trouble trying to apply using their phones at times. There seems to be glitches every now and then in the application process.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying the product. We do want to let you know that the application can be customized to provide a better candidate experience. If you need help customizing it, please reach out to our support team at support@brightmove.com.

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Sarah P.

Management Consulting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Very useful tool if populated and maintained properly.

Reviewed 6 years ago

There are several features that I really appreciate: 1. The ability to source candidates through searching their whole profile, not just their resumes. 2. The ability to connect candidates to opportunities that they have been submitted to and track all communications and submission workflow 3. That applicants have self serve ability to apply to roles, update availability and resume, etc.

Pros

It's very user-friendly and you can ask for support and get real-time support without calling. I also LOVE the resume parsing feature and the fact that you can request additional features/functionality.

Cons

This is more of a suggestion for improvement but it would be better if the search results field were fully customisable. i.e., if you want to see `Title, Location, Rate' it would be better. Currently, it's fixed with Applicant Name, Current Title, Current Company, Status, Placement, Available Date, Update Date, Update user, Email, Score.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We're glad you enjoy the resume parsing feature.

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Sheena H.

Staffing and Recruiting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent recruiting database to organize recruiting process for both small & large staffing teams

Reviewed 6 years ago

My company needed an easy to use software that would provide us with the functions needed to make the staffing process run smoothly and kept track of each step of the hiring process well documented and professional. This software is definitely that and more.

Pros

It's easy to use and navigate through. My company doesn't use it for near as many functions as it has which is great if we ever need to expand our use for it.

Cons

It's not really the software that's an issue but the customer support option. I would rather speak to someone directly regarding an issue then go back and forth explaining what's going on. Can be very tedious and time consuming at times.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Did you know that you can call our support team any time that you would like to talk rather than email? It may be easier for you. You can reach them at 904.861.2396 ext. 2.

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Marlayna M.

Staffing and Recruiting,

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Brightmove is great for startups.

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

The vendor has excellent customer service. The product provided is decent for the price you pay. The functionality makes it easy to train new employees on. Searches are easy to maneuver and the customization for this system is very flexible. I would recommend this to a start up company.

Cons

I least like the following: Implementation is lacking: While there are tools in place to teach you how to put triggers into place unless you understand technology on what I'd describe as an intermediate level they may not function the way you'd like them to. The owner of our company stated that when they purchased the system for use any customization beyond the standard template software had to...

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Lisa L.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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We use this software daily to manage applicants and record activities

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

You can easily parse resumes and create profiles. We have a chrome extension added to this site (Text Recruit) that allows us to text from Brightmove and stores the conversation history that is super helpful. It would be great if Brightmove had similar built in features without having to manage a separate software.

Cons

Refreshing the jobs is cumbersome. The website is less user friendly with too many options that we don't use. The reporting is less useful...if I want to pull all candidates in submitted status I just want to click a button and not run a full report. Better yet, I would like that report to have hyperlinks to the candidate's profile or job so I can work off of the report.

Vendor response

Lisa, Thank you for the review. Regarding reports - we are enhancing this module with custom report building very soon. Target release time is less than 6 weeks. It's going to be a huge improvement.