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I like that you can set you daily budget and run time. I like that the candidates seem to be better than from certain other sites.

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Indeed is a fair way of providing you with potential resumes for the job positions you are searching for. For the most part it does provide a fair amount of resumes for the cost.

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Hiring with Indeed is Fast and Effective

Reviewed 2 months ago

Indeed is really a perfect tool for recruiters or the small agencies who want to expand their team and hire amazing talent. I'm using for more than 3 years and I can say I've hired 50+ retaining candidates for some of my collaborations and the firm where I'm working. In the pool of Indeeds database you need a great eyes and abilities to review resume to hire a right talent.

Pros

Free job posting Job sponsoring option to boost reach Find right candidates and resume Contact candidates

Cons

I'm using it for more than 3 years to recruit and interview right candidates for different marketing positions and it is best and cost effective.

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Pretty expensive for what you get

Reviewed 2 months ago

We have not had any luck with this product and have spent $100's of dollars over the course of a month or so. We have had much better luck with Facebook and local, paper postings or word of mouth. It is very expensive for what we have gotten out of it.

Pros

It is easy to use. Gets good reach, just locally.

Cons

Most of the candidates we receive are from out of our area, sometimes even out of the country. Very expensive for the results we get.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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I used to love Indeed. They've made a lot of changes that I'm not thrilled with lately

Reviewed a month ago

Several years ago it was excellent. It was easy to use and I found several great candidates. Now their pricing model has changed considerably and I am not as happy with the program as I once was

Pros

This was by far my go-to for years. Recently I know its harder for everyone to find good help these days, so I haven't been as successful, but Indeed continues to change their platform and payment options and I feel with all of their changes, it is not as user friendly as it once was.

Cons

It is no longer as user friendly as it once was. Things are continuously changing.

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Hiring made easy using Indeed

Reviewed 9 months ago

My overall experience is excellent as an employer as well as a candidate. It has been saving me time in sorting through potential candidates. Indeed is the best platform for recruiters.

Pros

I got my second job after college placement through indeed. I have been using Indeed Hiring for years regularly. Indeed is the best platform to source the candidates as per the requirement. It has the largest talent pool. I was able to message job seekers who have opted to make their profiles public. If they meet the job requirement, then I can message them directly. Indeed is a well-known name for recruitment and is easy to navigate. Its UI is user-friendly. The job posting is effortless and free of cost. We can opt to sponsor our job as per the requirement. It has a wide variety of tools to screen the candidate. We can hire candidates of all backgrounds for all sorts of jobs, from technician to director levels. Indeed work on a pay-per-click model.

Cons

As we know, every technology has its pros and cons. I have been using Indeed for years. I have used Indeed as a candidate as well as an employer. As an employer, I am not a big fan of the pay-per-click model on which Indeed works. I have to pay for lots of clicks that are irrelevant. Most of the candidates are curious to know about the job rather than applying. It provides indeed mail rather than actual...

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Quality Hands-On Recruiting Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

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 recommend10/10

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Indeed, the main candidate source

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have been using indeed to gather candidates for the past 3+ years and we have had amazing results, we have experienced immense growth using the tools the indeed provides and have been able to painting our growth for the past 3 years.

Pros

The amount of prospective candidate is higher than any other source, and the response time for posted ads is immediate. Candidates are aligned to the requirement of the postings, and are actively looking for jobs, and updating their information often.

Cons

I don't see many cons, the only one I could mention is the steep price, it is way higher than any other provider, but it also provides the best results.

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Have used and referred others to this app/site since 2012, best job search app by far.

Reviewed 3 years ago

At the moment, none. I used Indeed briefly when I was managing a data collection call center but other than creating the initial posting I left most of this work to the HR department. We posted the exact same job description on Craigslist as well and I anylized the productivity numbers of the employees we found through Craigslist and Indeed and the employees we found from Indeed had a much higher...

Pros

I really like the ability to easily customize what you are searching for as far as employment opportunities go. Prior to starting my own e-commerce business/after my enlistment in the military I have used Indeed to find 3/5 of the jobs I've had during that period. The algorithms do an excellent job of providing relevant job opportunities based on data provided through the website and what I assume...

Cons

Unfortunately, although out of your control, it would be much more convenient if every job posting allowed for the quick apply feature, as mobile internet use is increasing year by year while desktop use is on a similar decline. It would also be nice if there were more options to customize the recommendations you receive. Although as I mentioned the Algorithms do a great job, it would be nice if...

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The Easiest Way to Hire EVER

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, my experience has been extremely positive with Indeed. My company and I receive nearly double the amount of applicants when we post a job on Indeed compared to a local company. The online portal is very helpful in the hiring process as it allows all candidates to be accessed in one place and can be easily managed. I love Indeed and will continue using it for all of my hiring needs.

Pros

Posting a job is incredibly easy on Indeed, but the real value of the software comes from the online portal. With the ability to quickly identify qualified candidates, send them a relevant assessment, and then contact them directly on the platform, it's the best hiring tool I have ever used. We've hired our last 5 employees from Indeed.

Cons

A few things could be improved, including the following: being able to download Resumes from Word Documents as PDFs instead of .docx. This would make it a lot faster to print and send to others, without having to open Word and convert to PDF. Additionally, I think that the Messages UI could be improved to be more intuitive. Sometimes it's confusing to quickly glance and see who sent what message.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Platform for Low Cost Recruiting

Reviewed 2 years ago

We've been using Indeed for recruitment (across many different types of positions) for five years now. I have nothing but good things to say about Indeed and my account rep.

Pros

I've been using Indeed as my primary source of recruitment for the past five years. It is a low cost recruiting platform. They have also added quite a few features over the past few years. Indeed allows end users to post their jobs for free or to set a specific budget for their job (based on cost per click). My case may be different as I've used it for so long, but I believe you are assigned a dedicated account rep to help you along the way and provide support should you have questions.

Cons

While very low cost, the cost per click method does charge you if someone clicks on your ad, whether they apply or not. This can sometimes result in maxing out your specific budget while receiving few candidates. However, from my experience, this is not typically the norm.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Indeed for Nonprofit hiring

Reviewed 7 months ago

In my opinion they are the best job search and posting website, but they charge more than some nonprofits like us can afford. It's easy to use and yields results, but very expensive. However, our best new employees have come from Indeed, because people who use Indeed know what they want in a career and are ready to get to work.

Pros

We had the best applicants from Indeed. If someone is serious and dedicated to finding the right job and career, they will spend the time and money to apply and post resumes. This weeds out applicants who are not very serious or professional. The specificity of profiles and areas of interest helps us find candidates with the right credentials and experience.

Cons

It is extremely costly, especially to a startup business. As a nonprofit working to end homelessness for adults living with severe mental illnesses, I thought that a giant corporation like Indeed would be interested in helping with taxes or offering a little support.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Indeed: Pretty Good , Indeed

Reviewed 8 months ago

Overall pretty good. I think it's a good resource for someone actively looking at pursuing a new job that does not have as many networking tools. If you are disciplined and you take the time to be consistent and aggressively pursue roles that interest you it can be a great tool

Pros

I think Indeed has a solid platform and that for job search for finding good job opportunities. I think it's mostly focused around entry level to higher entry level roles it can be a huge help. You have to really commit and build out your profile and pair that with an updated professional resume and you'll be ready to snag interviews. I think a lot of companies do not have time or resources to recruit, so for them it's a big value add as well.

Cons

I think sometimes the app brings you opportunities that do not necessarily relate to your specific job hunt or your skills and that can be annoying

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Being Recruiter

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall experience with Indeed was awesome. As I have used it in my last organisation thoroughly and in present one a bit. But the most helpful thing was it's job posting. You just need to post a job with your unique job description along with the location and specification, then put your email id and boom you will start getting the applications on your email once your job gets published. It may sound like very general as we are having other tools for the same. But trust me the job applications from Indeed is far more better.

Pros

Indeed is a one of the best job board I came across for finding the relevant resumes. I am a US Recruiter but sometimes I also need to recruit for my internal hiring. I found the Indeed to be the best way of finding the profiles of the candidates, who were really interested in the job openings. Indeed provides a great platform for the one who are looking for jobs and also for them who are looking for consultants. It has many features and options to refine your search of applications and make your search more powerful. One who is looking for job can also, post their resumes and can modify their profile according to their need and requirement. It has too many options that you will definitely love. More over the Job Positing in Indeed is the best.

Cons

The only thing I would write here is, that it is bit expensive. But this is only for the employers, applicants can access their indeed profile for free of cost. There are some bugs which needs to fixed. That is it.

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Lots of Features at a Reasonable Price Point

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, we were very pleased with our experience hiring on Indeed. There are many features available that are found in much more expensive software solutions and it beats trying to track candidates in a spreadsheet!

Pros

Indeed makes it simple for employers to post a position - you can simply follow the prompts and your job post is live in minutes! You can choose to post the position for free or you can sponsor the posting to increase its visibility. Indeed will give you a guesstimate of the amount you should spend sponsoring the job posting to get the best results. You are able to track the status of applications right in the candidate's profile. Since you can add multiple members of the hiring team to the employer's account, they can review candidates, request interviews and add interview notes right to the candidate account. You can create email templates for efficiency. This is a great place to keep unified records of the recruiting and interviewing process!

Cons

I would love to see a notification/indication if a candidate has previously applied for the same role or another role within the company. I would also like to be able to assign different posts to specific team members - for example, we had some hiring managers that did not log in regularly (or had to be prompted to do so) - but if we could assign 'Review' tasks to specific members they could potentially...

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Best site available

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have hired many administrative employees as well as licensed professionals using indeed. Their applicant pool is the largest I've used and provided us with the most success. The cost is competitive.

Pros

The resume pool is extremely large for basic position as well as specific licensed and certified positions. I also like that I can made my add have as much or as little detail as I would like, I can have the applicants answer certain qualifying questions.

Cons

I don't like that I have to pay per click on my add which means unqualified people can click and we are charged, but they do a very good job making that not be a constant issue.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Indeed is a good option

Reviewed 6 months ago

My experience with Indeed is mixed. In the past year, half of my new hires were through Indeed and half were through other methods. You can place a free job posting, but there are limitations and your post falls further down the search results with each passing day after your first day. I use Indeed paid postings if I think I will struggle to find candidates through other methods. Their pricing model is hard to understand, although late in the process an Indeed representative did reach out to me to suggest ways I might have saved money. Despite the less than perfect experience, I find Indeed to be more affordable than other job posting sites and I have had some success. I will continue to use it as part of my employee recruiting process in the future.

Pros

Indeed probably reaches the widest pool of candidates of any of the job sites. It is easy for candidates to search and respond, and Indeed makes it easy to track candidates and email back and forth with them. Indeed includes some basic screening questions you may require candidates to answer, and Indeed can pass or fail them based on criteria you set. For example, "are you legally allowed to work in the US?" or "What is the highest academic degree you have?" or "Do you have a license for doing blah blah blah?". This helps you to ignore candidates who do not meet minimum qualifications.

Cons

The flip side of reaching a wide pool of candidates is that you may have to sort through MANY unqualified candidates to find those who might be qualified. Indeed's job matching feature that has their software "read" your job post and suggest candidates from their resume database did a very poor job of identifying good matching candidates, although I will give them some forgiveness because I generally am looking to hire candidates who have uncommon skill sets. Not every person in their resume database is actively searching for a job, so if you find a resume you like, you are responsible for reaching out to the candidate and persuading the candidate that it they should consider your job post.

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Excellent Recruiting Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

My Account Rep is super easy to get a hold of and her team works quickly to resolve any issue we have. She has helped tailor our budget based upon our company needs. It's not the least expensive recruiting tool, but it works for our company if a budget is set and kept.

Pros

We are able to set up our monthly budget to recruit for personnel and promote our company culture. The resume database is super easy to use to look for and contact potential candidates.

Cons

The crazy algorithm used to set the pricing for clicks - based on 'demand' - am not sure what that number is as it varies all the time. Our positions typically run high for price per click because many companies are looking for the same types of people we are.

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An easy way to recruit and to find a job

Reviewed a year ago

My experience with Indeed has been really good, we have been able to successfully source good talent. I recommend other employers to give it a go, irrespective of company size!

Pros

I have used indeed on both ends of the spectrum, as a recruiter and as an applicant. I first encountered it as an applicant. I found it relatively easy to put an application through. I did not need to create an account and fill in a lot of information, this way I was able to focus on the job I was applying for and getting all the right documents ready instead of the admin of filling in a long application. As...

Cons

When recruiting because of how easy it is to apply you also get low-quality submissions but adding a criterion and using the available filter options helps. When coming to recruitment management, the option to message candidates could be improved to add more color or graphics, I found the response emails to be a bit bare? As a job seeker, I do not have many grievances other than the "Easily apply to this job" arrow was initially not being clear that it's for jobs that I could apply directly with Indeed to, and the other ones are hosted on external job boards.

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Very Helpful and Affordable Tool for Hiring Employees

Reviewed a year ago

It has saved me time when hiring and has helped me to find a several good employees over the last couple of years. It has expanded the range of people I can reach with hiring ads to include potential hires I would not find with local ads.

Pros

I can post jobs for free and then choose my budget if I decide I need better results. I can see how my ad is doing and easily make edits as needed. I like the feature where I can message potential employees directly on thier website and all the messages are saved. Because of this feature I was able to follow up with a previous applicant who had taken a temporary job and hire them when they became available again. They are now a very valuable employee in my restaurant! It is also very helpful that the job posts are extremely customizable. I can let the applicants know all the critcal information and include automated screenings to help me determine which applicants are the most qualified even before scheduling interviews. This is definitely a time saver.

Cons

It can get quite expensive when hiring for multiple positions. The only other con may not really be the fault of the software developers- I have just had a lot of people applying for a job that clearly stated specific experience was required and their job history did not include any of that experience. I am not sure if they could have a more detailed screening process for applicants so it would notify them that they didn't have the qualifications that the job required. It is frustrating to pay for an ad when all my applicants are unqualified.

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Best Bang for our buck

Reviewed 6 months ago

We use 3 other sources for recruiting, and this one definitely has gets us the highest volume of qualified candidates

Pros

We generally get the most amount of hires from Indeed than any other source, which means we are getting more qualified candidates who are genuinely looking for a job. It's a little more expensive than some other sources, but in the end, it ends up paying for itself.

Cons

Sometimes, there are reps who are not very well trained in Job posting strategy, and that can be frustrating.

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Get it right the first time

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I would say the experience is positive. I still rely on Indeed for my job postings and have had quality candidates come through

Pros

As a recruiter, I have used Indeed for the most part of my career. It is the #1 website or tool almost everyone goes to when trying to find a job. I love that they have a resume search database. With unemployment being at an all time low, active applicants have dwindled down. I also like that we can incorporate our own screener questions in the application page before the candidate can submit their resume.

Cons

Once, in my early career with a different company, I made a mistake with a job posting - instead of specifying a job as full time, I had mistakenly chosen commission. I thought that I had unchecked that box but looks like I didn't. Indeed supposedly doesn't support commission only jobs (although I have seen countless posts). So they took my posting down and my account was "blocked" from future postings. Although they said a representative will reach out to me to solve the issue, they never did. It took me more than 2 weeks to finally get the problem sorted out. But that was a while ago and I have had no problem since then.

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Indeed is necesary for new hires!

Reviewed 5 months ago

We use Indeed almost daily. I save applicant information on the portal and correspond with applications through the site. This is a super user-friendly system. We have tried other companies but don't get the same return as we do with using Indeed.

Pros

I really enjoy indeed since I can turn the ad on and off as needed. I can monitor the daily costs and keep up with resumes through the portal

Cons

You have to be super careful how you set up the ad. If you don't leave your cost per click low, you can rack up charges with no results.

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The help of Indeed

Reviewed 3 years ago

Highly recommend using Indeed because it includes all the information that a person needs to have in order to apply for their jobs. It also excludes all the options that you choose to not to apply for them. It frequently sends announcements about jobs that fit with our positions and abilities. Indeed is an amazing application that everyone should have to find a job.

Pros

I am an international student. I started to study in Canada six years ago. To support my finance, I need to look for jobs, but it is really hard to find one because I do not know well in Canada. Indeed is a free application that I can rely on to look for a job that fits with my abilities and resume. At this time, I found many jobs that suite me. Indeed helped me have a job and support my finance. It reduces my stress a lot about the cost of living, tuition fee, and books expenses.

Cons

Although the sample of the resume includes all important information of the applier, it is not impressive to the recruiter. Also, it does not suggest any idea on how to improve the appliers' resume. If they have this feature, it would be perfect for the application to support people can receive jobs better and sooner.

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One of the best ways to track job applicants

Reviewed 9 months ago

I have filtered out a lot of talent and helped find employees that are the right fit for our organization

Pros

How it reaches out to a wide variety of job applicants and filters them out based on qualifications and past job experience.

Cons

Sometimes it can be a little expensive compared to other competitors like ZipRecruiter and CareerBuilder.

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Cost Effective and Efficient

Reviewed 2 years ago

We've made the majority of our hires through Indeed - they offer great candidates. We can quickly look at resumes and determine if they'd be a great fit for our fast paced medical office or not. The reps that are assigned to us give us the freedom to adjust our profiles and have even helped to retrieve job descriptions from our other Indeed profiles. They don't aggressively push us to one direction and we appreciate that.

Pros

When comparing Indeed to other hiring websites, Indeed is one of the more cost effective sites with increased traffic. We used two hiring sites concurrently and ended up making a hire through Indeed. I like the messaging option as well - I use the default templates in addition to the ones I have created specifically for our practice. I also appreciate the feature that notes if the candidate has applied before. We are constantly opening and closing positions. so having this information helps drive our decisions much quicker.

Cons

The overall look of the website is a bit outdated. I would appreciate a streamlined looking dashboard. Right now, it's too simple.

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A big step up from Craigslist without the bloat of LinkedIn, Workopolis

Reviewed 3 years ago

You don't need fancy advertisements or podcast endorsements like the big brand name players. Indeed gets the job done by helping you find the right job quickly while allowing employers to effectively use their money to access a large pool of job-seekers.

Pros

I found that the most important factor in using a job ad platform is the users. And Indeed is where people are gravitating to. It's where companies are posting to. Sort of like the chicken and the egg issue. If nobody is posting jobs then people aren't visiting the site. If not one is visiting the site then nobody is posting jobs. Indeed has been able to get their food in the door and find the momentum...

Cons

Though I enjoy the simple design, I sometimes miss some more precise search functions found on other sites. But I guess you can't have it both ways. The regular reminders to pay for the promoted listings can get annoying but I don't find them as offensive as other junk mail reminders.