Fountain Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Fountain

Hiring automation for companies that hire in volume.

4.73/5 (30 reviews)

Fountain overview

What is Fountain?

Fountain is a hiring automation platform for franchise operators and on-demand distributed workforces, which offers features including custom applicant workflows, a hiring dashboard, screening functionality, automated communications, a scheduling toolkit, video interviews, and more. The cloud-based tool is designed to help hiring teams in building their workforce through automated tasks and a mobile-first application.

Businesses can use Fountain for sourcing and hiring candidates and to aid with maximizing recruiting potential. Through automation of tasks such as sending SMS messages to candidates, performing screening functions, conducting background checks, and more, Fountain helps HR teams to focus on the more important tasks. Custom workflows can be generated to automate processes, with options to select minimum requirements for jobs, automatically post new job openings to job boards, and set up recurring tasks when certain action triggers are carried out. Candidate sourcing can be optimized using the Boost! Tool within Fountain, which allows businesses to enter their hiring goals and provides recommendations on budgets and methods of distribution. Boost! can automatically post to job boards based on this data, and all applicants can be tracked in one place.

Interviews can be scheduled within Fountain by sending candidates SMS or email invitations and providing them with the permissions to book a timeslot based on the invitees calendar. Fountain also facilitates video interviews for remote recruiting and pre-screening, with candidates able to record video answers to pre-defined interview questions. Fountain is designed to be mobile-first for applicants in order to allow candidates to apply for open positions and view their application status from anywhere, on any mobile device. The analytics dashboard within Fountain provides users with insight into their hiring funnel performance and number of conversions, as well as reporting on specific metrics such as interview attendance, team performance, hire rate, job post views, and more.
www.fountain.com

Pricing

Starting from
$6000
Pricing options
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Fountain reviews

Value for money
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Ease of use
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Holly Whited

Glamsquad and Fountain

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

We have used Fountain for 3+ years and have been thrilled with the improvements made over time. The Fountain team seems to truly value the feedback of their clients, and our CSR has been a great partner in ensuring we are taking full advantage of what Fountain can offer in order to meet our unique needs and business objectives.

Pros
Fountain made scaling and managing our applicant funnels possible. Various integrations with 3rd party systems such as document signing, BGC and LMS platforms have been invaluable to manage paperwork and monitor applicant progress through the onboarding process.

Cons
Limited tools/features that allow users to manage multiple funnels simultaneously, ie text/chat feature or opening view. I would also like to see posthire features improve to keep Fountain as an active tool beyond onboarding.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Cynthia Hernandez

Caters to you!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

The new and updated version of Fountain is wonderful. My company has been able to provide different services at the same time. The flexibility and communication has been great and they are able to provide the service and support in a timely manner.

Pros
What I like most about this software is that you are able to cater it to what your business needs. I know in my line of work things and processes are constantly changing, so having the flexibility and fast responses is great to make the necessary changes in a timely manner.

Cons
It's hard to pinpoint one thing as this is a great software. But there are rare times they have an outage and it is down for a tiny bit of time. But they are very transparent when that happens.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Marcus Turton

Fountain Review

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

It has been a good experience with a few hiccups along the way.

Pros
It is a good central location to keep all of your employee training and interviewing in one location so that you don't have to look all over.

Cons
The interface can be really messy/ugly and sometimes difficult to sync with google calendars and other softwares used during hiring process.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Constantly evolving to meet the needs of our fast-growing business.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We've used Fountain for ~2.5 years and have seen notable changes in the product. There's a ton of customizability and an open API lets us build the perfect system for our processes without much engineering required. Support has been great - both in general response time and willingness to address feature requests.

Cons
Fountain's focus is on functionality and obviously less so in the UI. There's limited design customization which makes it hard to utilize certain features. It serves as a strong backend system, but the applicant portal doesn't exactly meet our needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lars Speekenbrink

Fountain user for 3+ years.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-04
Review Source: Capterra

I've used Fountain within our company for processing ten thousands of applicants globally. The customer service has always been excellent and their ability to grow with the needs of their clients is worth mentioning.

Pros
The ability of this company to scale with the wishes of their clients. The features and flexibility you have in the product allow you to scale fast and optimise your flow for different sizes of volume and requirements.

Cons
A great + would be to not restrict applicants to follow the flow linearly but instead being able to switch between stages, even though the stages are not finished yet.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Fountain pricing

Starting from
$6000
Pricing options
Subscription

Fountain features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Reminders
Third Party Integration

Activity Tracking (261 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (311 other apps)
Customizable Branding (295 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (298 other apps)
Data Import/Export (286 other apps)
Employee Database (282 other apps)
Employee Management (348 other apps)
Employee Portal (251 other apps)
Employee Self Service (245 other apps)
Performance Management (240 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (256 other apps)
Recruitment Management (263 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (445 other apps)
Self Service Portal (318 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Fountain

Key features of Fountain

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Applications Management
  • Assessments
  • Boolean Searching
  • Built-in ATS
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Board Integration
  • Job Board Posting
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Performance Report
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receiving
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Recruiting
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Visual Analytics
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Benefits

Send SMS and email invitations to candidates in order to schedule an interview, and automate SMS communications with applicants to update them on their status throughout the process.

Schedule in-person interviews using the calendar tool, or carry out video interviews with candidates before the first face-to-face meeting. Candidates can answer questions by recording videos for assessment.

Perform screening functions on every candidate before scheduling interviews such as background checks. These can be carried out automatically within the Fountain app.

Build custom workflows with the ability to add or remove stages, define requirements, and more, in order to automate tasks and set up recurring tasks.

Integrate with third party applications and job boards such as Checkr, indeed, Zip Recruiter, Traitify, and more. Use Zapier to connect with a range of apps for background checks, learning management systems, signature capture, and more.