ZipRecruiter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

ZipRecruiter

Job posting & applicant tracking software

4.14/5 (7,265 reviews)

ZipRecruiter overview

What is ZipRecruiter?

ZipRecruiter enables companies to post to multiple free job boards with a single submission and vet all applicants through simple-to-setup online interviews. Designed for recruiting, hiring, job posting, candidate screening, and applicant tracking, ZipRecruiter allows businesses to post to multiple job boards with one submission, screen candidates with simple-to-set-up online interviews, toggle between answers and resumes, and more.

The application allows users to create custom branded job posts either by filling in a form or customizing a pre-built template, and facilitates multi-city job posting for the broadest possible job ad exposure. Multiple users can be added to an account to collaborate on rating and vetting candidates.
www.ziprecruiter.com

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United States, United Kingdom

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English
ZipRecruiter screenshot: Job seekers can search millions of jobs from around the web and get found by employers in their area ZipRecruiter Television Commercial 2017ZipRecruiter screenshot: The ZipRecruiter homepage where users can post to 30 million job seekers with one submissionZipRecruiter screenshot: Employers receive real-time notifications when new candidates applyZipRecruiter screenshot: Applicants can be viewed and rated based on their resumeZipRecruiter screenshot: Pre-screening questions can be setup to assess applicantsZipRecruiter screenshot: Applicant profiles are created from where employees can contact them

ZipRecruiter reviews

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Eddie Bonneau

ZipRecruiter is still going strong!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

ZipRecruiter is great for assisting our clients in smaller to mid-size markets where we don't have a large candidate flow already in place. ZipRecruiter lets us target candidates with greater detail than other services. Example: Targeting a specific suburb or zip code of Chicago instead of (LinkedIn) "The Greater Chicago Area" - This ability to dig into locations and source from the database is outstanding!

Pros
Overall ZipRecruiter seems to be experiencing a resurgence in attracting high caliber applicants within the service industry from what I've seen overall in the last year. The database is another great tool that gives us access to candidates that we wouldn't get on other platforms such as Indeed. Not only that, but I feel it's a higher level of professional candidates across the board. The user interface is very easy to learn and you can customize alerts to your liking.

Cons
I felt for a while the site was a little dated, but it appears that they've modernized their look, user interface and are still able to attract top-notch talent. I think the value for service is greater when you're able to buy in larger quantities than on an individual basis, but that's the nature of the business.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Eddie!

Thank you so much for providing your wonderful and extensive feedback with us! We're so glad you've found success within your hiring journey while utilizing ZipRecruiter.

Our product team is constantly making updates based on our customer's feedback! We encourage you to stay on the lookout for any upcoming advancements.

As always, our team is here to help. We're here 24/7, so please always feel welcome to contact us directly for assistance.

Happy Hiring!

Kind Regards,
Tier III Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jamie Patton

Quality vs. Quantity

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Searching for a qualified candidate for open jobs can be a hassle. It seems that writing a resume is becoming a dying art. Personally, I remember being taught how to properly write my resume in High School and know that there are many, many templates available with just a quick Google search. However, in the instances where I was in charge of recruitment, I was faced with a dearth of properly-written resumes. I know, you're probably thinking, "Please stop being such a pretentious git; resumes do not technically NEED to be one-page, in grammatically-correct bulleted format." But consider: I'm hiring for positions where the ideal candidate needs to actually use words (properly, no less!) and needs to present a professional front when dealing with our clients. I simply cannot put my backing to a candidate that can't spell, has no idea what proper grammar might even resemble, and can't follow a simple template to create a resume. That's the nice thing about Zip Recruiter. Unlike other free, online resume-housing platforms, I've found that the applicant using Zip Recruiter is far more likely to have a proper, real resume, and not a loose collection of words masquerading as employment history. Plus, it is extremely easy to post available jobs and their descriptions. I also very much enjoy that we as a company are able to tailor our package to our needs. Do we only need to keep a handful of jobs active at any given time? They have a package for that.

Cons
I'd like to actually continue my thought from the "pros" section because I ran out of space. I really love that they have a tailored package for every conceivable recruitment level. Part of what our FULL-SERVICE agency does for our clients is post job listings. Because we are able to tailor the level of available listing slots we have, it is very easy for us to keep our clients' available positions front and center. Additionally, it is super convenient to be able to assign the clients' email address(es) to individual listings. This means that I don't have to micromanage the incoming resumes; they are automatically sent to the proper person. When you are juggling many things at once, not having to do something as mundane as forwarding incoming resumes out to the proper recipient is refreshing.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Jamie!

Thank you so much for sharing your valuable feedback and wonderful experience with ZipRecruiter!

Our goal is to bring job seekers and employers, together. Our cutting edge technology is designed to make the hiring process as seamless as possible for our users.

Additionally, our customer care team is dedicated and ready to assist at any time! The team is available 24/7, so please always feel welcome to contact us for questions or concerns.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your hiring journey!

Best,
TC
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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Easiest Job Application site I've come across

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall this software is a 10/10. I have never had any problems locating employment since I have begun my search using ZipRecruiter. I use this software to locate potential jobs I may be interested in to review requirements and jobs I want to apply to right away.

Pros
ZipRecruiter interface is super easy to use. From personal experience I can say ziprecruiter is reliable and a very legit job search engine. Compared to the other sites on the market, I have gotten more responses from submitted applications here than anywhere else. I like how applying is as easy as 1-2-3. ZipRecruiter has an amazing one-click apply function on the website which submits your resume automatically, saving you the headache of retyping or refilling out applications with the same information provided in your resume. The trending searches is also a favorite of mine because I can easily find jobs in seconds.

Cons
Honestly I feel if any changes are made to this software it would be more of a downgrade than anything. I absolutely have no complaints in regards to ZipRecruiter. I rave to all of my family and friends about the successes I have made since using this software.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Your insight is so very important to us! Thank you for sharing, and we wish you the very best of luck with your job search always! Please feel free to reach out to us for help at any time, at support@ziprecruiter.com. --TC

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Danielle Atwood, MBA

Frustrating implementation and account setup for Greenhouse ATS users

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-04-16
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience with the system was extremely disappointing. I was unable to determine the effectiveness of the product due to all of the issues we encountered along the way.

Pros
I really enjoyed the resume search database. This was the only feature I was able to use without any problem. Unfortunately to due to the issues we encountered during account setup, we were not able to determine the actual effectiveness of this product as a recruiting tool.

Cons
My experience with the initial setup of our account and integration of ZipRecruiter with our ATS, Greenhouse, was extremely frustrating. We went through 3 different Account Managers in a 60 day period with 0 consistency of information with each new person. There were various issues we encountered with account setup and their ability to correctly scrape our jobs from our ATS. After starting this process in early May of 2019 we decided to part ways in mid to late August due to lagging issues with our account we just could not seem to receive a reasonable resolution for. Unfortunately due to all of the issues, we were never able to determine the effectiveness of the actual product. The platform has an algorithm that fine tunes its targeting of the "ideal" applicant based off your rating of applicants that apply. The more time you spend rating applicants the better targeting capabilities it supposedly has. The concept is great, however, for companies with a large hiring volume it becomes a time consuming feature to have to manage applicants in both an ATS and in ZipRecruiter.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback with us, Danielle! If you ever need any further assistance with the ZipRecruiter platform or your ATS integration, please feel welcome to contact our dedicated customer care team directly. Best! --TC

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Anonymous

Great tool for job posters, for job seekers, not ideal

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

Great as a business, so-so as a job seeker. Would recommend overall to businesses.

Pros
I loved it as a job poster - my boss had me utilize this to aid in sourcing candidates for the startup I was working for at the time. You got a ton of leads, they were very accurate, and the site itself was user friendly - you also were notified promptly and nothing went to Spam (I think there was a good value for the money versus LinkedIn Recruiter).

Cons
As a job seeker, you get a ton of irrelevant and automated postings. I know you can turn these off but they're very annoying, especially when they're totally off-base or below your requirements. It feels like you're being spammed.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi there,

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review of ZipRecruiter!

We do aim to provide the most relevant job suggestions possible. These are curated based on profile activity as well as keyword selections. Our dedicated customer care team would be happy to help you modify these at any time! Please feel welcome to reach out to us directly.

Best of luck!

TC
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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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ZipRecruiter pricing

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A 4-day free trial is available, after which ZipRecruiter offer month-to-month subscription pricing.

Fees vary based on what features are needed and the number of jobs available.

ZipRecruiter features

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding

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Additional information for ZipRecruiter

Key features of ZipRecruiter

  • Job posting
  • Candidate screening
  • Candidate matching
  • Applications management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Jobs board
  • Pre-screening
  • Quality control
  • Real time notifications
  • Resume database
  • Activity dashboard
  • Advertising management
  • Resume search
  • Social advertising
  • Social recruiting
  • Applicant tracking
  • Job application management
  • Resume management
  • Multi-channel distribution
  • Geotargeting
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Benefits

Save time posting to job boards as postings are sent to over 100 job sites with just one click.

Centrally manage responses to ads across all job boards and identify the best candidates.

Get instantly matched with candidates automatically and receive notifications as new matches are made.

Review candidates based on their resume or setup pre-screening questions.

Benefit from social network posting to Facebook and Twitter to reach a wider audience.