PCRecruiter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


The flexible, affordable, web-based solution for recruiting and sourcing.

4.27/5 (223 reviews)

PCRecruiter overview

With over a decade of experience in the recruiting and staffing industries, and tens of thousands of end-users in roughly seventy countries, PCRecruiter is one of the most popular sourcing and applicant tracking solutions available.

PCRecruiter offers a robust suite of applicant tracking tools, including configurable interview process pipelines, built-in job board posting, an integrated email client as well as an innovative Microsoft Outlook™ embedded option, activity tracking and scheduling, custom reporting, form letters, and enterprise-class search capabilities.

Also available are the Resume Inhaler to automatically turn inboxes full of resumes into complete database records, an Android and iOS app for on-the-go access to your recruitment contacts, and the PCR Capture plugin for adding and updating candidates from websites.

PCRecruiter scales to any organization size and is used by single-users and Fortune 500s. Easily configured screens give administrators full control of data flow and terminology. Contact one of our consultants today for a complete demonstration.


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One time license
Value for money
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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish
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PCRecruiter reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Scott Bradford

Overall solid ATS with straightforward UI and plenty of customization options for better efficiency

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

-Ability to customize name, company, and position record layouts to optimize work flow -Ability to show/hide all menu options and arrange as needed -Built in email client (PCRMail) integrates directly with database, so all correspondence is recorded automatically under the record's activities. Can easily move from email to client's record in database -Can configure multiple email aliases for each user and assign custom SMTP settings to each respective alias (useful for dividing marketing and transactional emails between separate ESP's) -Live Chat support allows for much quicker response times to issues and support staff is great to work with

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Scott Rivers

The Alternative Solution That Provides Amazing Flexibility At A Great Price

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

I have used PCRecruiter for over 10 years now. The product takes some time to learn, but once you invest the time to learn it's functions, it provides an amazing solution for the recruiting function. I have used this product in three different companies and implemented it with two clients at the corporate HR level. Because of its flexibility, PCRecruiter can be just about anything you need it to be... and MORE. The training department and technical support have always been able to get me and my team back on track when we have had issues. Up time is extremely important to us and our clients, and PCRecruiter has never failed us. I can think of only one time in the past 10 years where we have had a system failure that lasted about two hours. The product is very reliable. You need to spend the time necessary to learn the product. It's not necessarily a con, but more an investment. You will get as much out of this product as you put in. Spend the time with the training department and implementation team to explain exactly what you are trying to do and they can make it happen. Another option is to ask them for best practices... either way, if you are willing to learn how to use the product, it will pay off tremendously. Pros: Flexibility, East of Use, Cost, reliability, up-time, customer support, technical support, innovation, connectivity Cons: None as long as you are willing to learn the products capabilities and spend the time necessary to set it up correct the first time. Pros: Flexibility, East of Use, Cost, reliability, up-time, customer support, technical support, innovation, connectivity

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Don Graves

An Essential Workforce/Recruiting Software Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

Our agency has been working with the PCRecruiter software since 2011 when we adapted it to our use for job placement services in the public workforce system. We started our on a totally paper-driven filing system. With our focus of helping prepare job seekers for the interview process and recruiting for employers to fill their job orders, we needed a software tool that could provide the recruiting tools but also an electronic file management system to track data on the job seekers and their activity. PCRecruiter provided all of that and then some with a little help from the MainSequence software development team. Since our use extended beyond the basic focus of the system it took a fair amount of customizing profiles, activities, reports, and related to get it right to where we needed the software to be. Fortunately PCR allows for this. You can customize a large portion of the software to meet your individual needs. The support techs were very helpful in creating our first evolution and we have continued to refine our database since that time. I think I've only stumped the techs once or twice but they eventually uncovered the solution to my issue/question. Once we pioneered the system for our workforce needs, several other partner agencies and employers also picked up on this great tool and began using it when they saw how effective it was with data management. The speed at which we can pull demographic data and get a snapshot of current recruiting patterns is great. Yes, the costs associated can be tough depending on your number of users but this is true for any of the top recruiting/electronic file management systems. It takes a little getting used to at first, especially some of the Admin functions, but once you have the basics down the software becomes very intuitive. Rarely have we found something that we could not get the software to do. Overall, an essential workforce/recruiting software tool to help efficiently maintain information.Flexible and can be customized to fit user needs. Many options. Internet based so can be accessed from anywhere.

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John Harris

My best and most critical resource for recruiting success!

Reviewed 2015-07-28
Review Source: Software Advice

PC Recruiter is, hands down, the best recruiting CRM software I have found on the market. Its functionality is way beyond any of its competitors. As a CRM consultant, I have high expectations for CRM software, and this program has exceeded them. In fact, I found that there were a whole lot more resources than I had anticipated: easy-to-use plugins for Outlook and Chrome, extensive options to communicate with clients and candidates, and a robust database that is able to take all the information I need, put it where it is easily accessible, and then be able to get a comprehensive "picture" of what I need to know. I have used other programs and the general attitude of the other vendors is something like this: "Here's what it is . . . here's how it works . . . it's up to you to figure out how you can make this work for your business." Using spreadsheets and Outlook was more efficient than what they offered - which is what I had to use in the past with certain software programs. When it comes to PCRecruiter, it's as if they asked me what I needed and then built a great program . . . and then asked me what my "dream" software would include . . . and then they met and exceeded my expectations. The salesperson asked me a lot of questions and then made sure the software and my eventual training addressed my needs, rather than talking at me about its capabilities. After trying the "best" programs and, frankly, finding no comparison to PCRecruiter, I don't want any of my competition to use it - I like having a clear advantage.

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Mark Nadel

Highly Functional, very adaptable and great customer support.

Reviewed 2016-04-08
Review Source: Software Advice

I am the IT and Business Consultant to a medium sized Recruiter / Placement Business that specializes in a niche market across USA. We have used the web based version of PCRecruiter for 8 years since 2008. As a medium sized business we did not want to fund a custom built program but needed the flexibility to be able to adapt the system in a similar fashion to having our own purpose built system and internal developers. I first evaluated PCRecruiter (PCR) against several competing products in mid 2008 and found it to be the most versatile for our purpose. The only program of it's type that delivered everything we needed, plus expansion possibilities, was PCRecruiter. Periodically I conduct a similar review for the business and have yet to find a system that offers an advantage over PCRecruiter. In the 8 years since we started using PCRecruiter we have expanded the system with several customized modules which have been possible within the system due to it's flexible architecture. Finally I would like to make special mention of the customer support which has proven to be second to none.

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PCRecruiter pricing

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Pricing options
One time license
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Pricing is based on number of users, product options, and support/setup requirements. General user licensing for ASP hosting starts at just $85 per month. Licenses for self-installation available - ask our consultants for a quote.

PCRecruiter features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Real Time Reporting
Recruiting Management
Third Party Integration

Automatic Reminders (173 other apps)
Compliance Management (144 other apps)
Customizable Branding (194 other apps)
Employee Management (231 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (143 other apps)
Employee Portal (161 other apps)
Employee Self Service (176 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (239 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (155 other apps)
Time Off Requests (142 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Category Leaders ranking


#12 in Applicant Tracking (ATS)

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Additional information for PCRecruiter

Key features of PCRecruiter

  • Configurable applicant pipeline.
  • Change layouts and fields on the fly.
  • Full-text searchable resume storage.
  • Job feed support for Indeed, Glassdoor, etc.
  • Submit and approve contract placement timesheets.
  • From 1-user to 1000-users.
  • Integrated with RingCentral for SMS and VOIP.
  • Accounts can be enabled same-day if needed.
  • iOS and Android mobile app.
  • Automatic and custom activity logs
  • SaaS for secure and reliable hosting and backup.
  • IMAP connections and optional MS Outlook Embedding
  • Complete text searching of resumes and other items.
  • All activity is logged and tracked.
  • Complete schedule calendar built in.
  • Create virtually unlimited custom forms for skills and more.
  • Global and per-record file attachments.
  • Fully customizable pipeline for managing applicant flow.
  • Full process tracking for positions.
  • Completely customizable job records.
  • Application forms can be created and searched.
  • Interview scheduling and feedback tracking.
  • Google Calendar Sync and Contact Sync
  • Edit your fields, forms, and results to suit.
  • Full Boolean searching of resumes.
  • Contact info parsing and on-the-fly breakdown.
  • PCR Portal allows you to work completely in Outlook.
  • PCR Portal allows you to work completely in Outlook.
  • SSL secured and regularly audited by 3rd-party security team
  • Custom reporting and analytics
  • Public API for Third-Party Development
  • KPI Analytics
  • Create virtually unlimited custom forms for skills and more.
  • Built-in timesheet tracking and approval.
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- Blended support model
- Competitively priced data conversion from your existing software
- Regular updates at no extra charge for hosted clients
- Quick startup with user training