Indeed Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Indeed

Mobile applicant tracking, recruiting & job board

4.49/5 (4,754 reviews)

Indeed overview

What is Indeed?

Indeed is a recruitment advertising network that helps companies of all sizes to find the right fit for every hire. The platform acts as a source of candidates for a vast number of companies that helps drive millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field. Users are provided with a powerful applicant tracking system (ATS) for managing candidates and tracking results while on-the-go via mobile device.

The solution enables organizations to post job listings directly to Indeed, to be automatically included in relevant searches by millions of job seekers online. Users can add job details into simple fields via desktop or mobile app, preview listings to ensure accuracy, and publish within minutes. Users can also add screener questions to filter out any unqualified candidates.

Indeed enables users to manage all candidate communications in one place, including view their resumes, schedule interviews, and send messages. Users can set candidate statuses as reviewed, interviewed, rejected, or hired, and make applicant notes to record impressions. The solution also enables organizations to create and send rejection letters to dropped candidates.

Indeed lets users view their active budget, as well as track results to get insight into listing performance such as candidate count, and the number of views a job listing received. For improved results, organizations can choose to promote their listing as a ‘Sponsored’ job. Sponsored jobs are paid job postings that appear higher above free job postings in search results.
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United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
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Indeed user reviews

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Jeff Imrie

Great candidate search tool!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-14
Review Source: Capterra

Indeed has been amazing at saving me time in sorting through potential candidates and the functionality has allowed me to be very specific in searching for candidate skill sets.

Pros
My experience has been that I’m able to find a deep and varied talent pool from which to seek candidates. I suspect some of this is due to the name recognition and broad use.

Cons
Although not my own experience, I’ve heard other users complain that the free version has limited access to details.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Andrew Krystowiak

Quality Hands-On Recruiting Tool

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

If your company does not have a lot of job openings on a regular basis, Indeed can be a very cost effective recruiting tool in lieu of hiring a full time staff member. The more time and money you are willing to invest in the application, the more beneficial it can be for your recruiting efforts. It is definitely a solid platform for reaching a larger pool of applicants for your position opening.

Pros
When posting job openings, Indeed allows you to be very specific about your minimum criteria for the position. It then gives you a breakdown of how each candidate matches against the criteria, which can save you some time sorting through various resumes. Indeed also allows you to be very specific about your monthly spend, which is important as you are charged a base fee for each candidate who applies for the position. One you reach your maximum spend for the month, Indeed automatically pauses your posting so that you do not go over budget. Its email and scheduling capabilities make it easy to set up interviews with candidates you feel are qualified for your open position.

Cons
Indeed has a large variety of options and filters available when posting a new position, which means you will probably spend a lot of time both setting up and maintaining your job posting. If you choose not to thoroughly set up your posting, you will receive a lot of applicants who are not specifically qualified for your open position, which means additional time sorting through resumes and communicating with applicants. While many of the process are automated, Indeed still requires someone to invest a significant amount sorting through resumes and cover letters.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Tiffany Averitte

Different from the other big job boards

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, now that I have a solid foundation and recruiting process, I really like the candidate diversity it has provided.

Pros
Indeed is so different from any of the other big job boards out there in terms of candidate pool and sourcing experience, though the job posting / application review is pretty standard. Indeed used to offer a pay-per-view of contact information for $1 per view. However, they have moved to a subscription based system, which might be more challenging for individual recruiters, but as an agency recruiter I prefer it. The dashboard is not fancy or bright, it is bare and basic, which makes it more user friendly and readable for seasoned recruiters.

Cons
The basic nature of the dashboard is potential a con as well. New recruiters who rely on call-to-action buttons and ATS integration for candidate management might struggle at first, to my knowledge Indeed is not integrated into any of the ATS I've used, so remembering to search for a pre-existing candidate record and manual resume parsing is required. Indeed also provides an "@indeedmail" email address for every candidate, and tends to populate it's Indeed formatted resume over the candidate's original, so often times their direct email is not provided.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Paid Version is Pointless

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

In general, the free version is useful and should be an automatic posting option for any Recruiting/Talent Acquisition department if it isn't already cross-posted by your ATS automatically. In a free version, you can excuse how bad the software is, which is pretty bad. However, their freemium aggregate model of scraping jobs from thousands of other sites and making their website a one-stop shop for job searchers made them the #1 job posting site quickly. But the dirty little secret is that this model isn't sustainable, and like Monster and Amazon, their first goal was to grow their user base, and then try to force paid versions onto their user base. However, unlike Monster, their product is only good because it was unique and free. There are tons of other sites that now use the aggregate scraping model and are much better programs. In addition, Google-for-Jobs has pretty much made Indeed obsolete by offering the same ability, but using the vast superior searchability of Google with an already existing Millennial user-base. The software is better, and it already syncs with google search. Regarding the paid version of Indeed, it just isn't worth it unless you recruit in large cities, you may need to use the paid version in order to not be buried quickly in their ads, but even then, the effectiveness is debatable when you can update the ad or repost it every few days. Even in larger cities, I haven't seen any quantifiable benefit of using the paid version.

Pros
As an aggregate job posting site, it is a must have for any recruiting department to use on a daily basis. The free hosting feature is automatically done on most ATS programs. Because they scrape from so many websites, job postings with them will reach even tough markets like Physicians, whereas Careerbuilder, Zip, Monster, etc. do NOT reach these.

Cons
Google-for-Jobs has made Indeed all but obsolete. Their "paid" version is pointless compared to the free version. We have tested several times and have seen hardly any, if any, quantifiable difference for the huge cost, regardless of what the sales team says. Their resume database is horrible in search function and results, although, useful in that you can pay per resume pull. They are aesthetically the Craigslist of job search websites. The site is ugly (relative), hard to become a power user on (like Linkedin), and is only successful because of their Freemium aggregate model.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Sarah Ottino

Great for both Employees and Employers!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

I have landed every job with Indeed and have hired many people through the website as well! It's my go-to software for both hiring and getting hired. In my experience, this is the platform with the biggest professional following.

Pros
I have used Indeed as both an Employee and Employer. As an Employee, it's super easy and fast to apply to multiple jobs in your industry at once, and search and find jobs in your area. As an Employer, I love how all of the candidates are organized for review in one spot, making it easy to sort through many applicants. Reaching out to applicants is easy too through the messaging system.

Cons
It can be a little difficult to use the Indeed mobile app as an applicant. First, it makes it confusing to apply to jobs since the app recommends other positions in the middle of your application, so you have to make sure you follow all the way through to the "Apply" button. Then, after you apply, your search resets and it takes you back to the beginning of your search results. It's definitely not as seamless or user friendly as some other mobile apps like ZipRecruiter.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Indeed pricing

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Sponsor jobs from $5 per day. Users pay only when people click on jobs.

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Indeed features

Applicant Tracking
Recruitment Management

API (563 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (503 other apps)
Activity Tracking (286 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (414 other apps)
Customizable Branding (325 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (313 other apps)
Data Import/Export (318 other apps)
Employee Database (315 other apps)
Employee Management (366 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (262 other apps)
Employee Portal (270 other apps)
Employee Self Service (263 other apps)
Performance Management (258 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (278 other apps)
Reminders (277 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (513 other apps)
Self Service Portal (368 other apps)
Third Party Integration (398 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Indeed

Key features of Indeed

  • Employer accounts
  • Application management
  • Matching engine
  • Resume posting
  • Built-in ATS (applicant tracking system)
  • Post jobs online
  • Include posts in relevant searches
  • Preview listings before posting
  • Add screener questions to filter out unqualified candidates
  • Manage candidates
  • View resumes
  • Schedule interviews
  • Send messages
  • Manage all candidate communications
  • Set candidate statuses
  • Make applicant notes
  • Set and send simple form rejection letters
  • Track results
  • View active budget
  • See candidate count
  • See the number of views a job received
  • On desktop and mobile
  • Job description
  • Review applications
  • Promote postings as 'sponsored jobs'
  • Talent database
  • Every industry and location
  • Indeed company page
  • Mobile recruiting
  • Featured employer option
  • Add company logo, photos, and more
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Benefits

Indeed is visited by over 200 million people every month, giving organizations access to a vast number of talent in every field.

Users can post job listings for free online from both mobile and desktop devices, or via Indeed's native mobile app for Android and iOS.

Companies can get data on views and applicants that can help improve listing performance and budgeting.

Organizations can attract more qualified local applicants to open positions by including job details and location information to the job posting.

Users get access to a talent database of more than 70 million resumes to find the best candidates across every industry and location.