ZipRecruiter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Job posting & applicant tracking software

4.09/5 (2,796 reviews)

ZipRecruiter overview

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.


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Free trial
Open source
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Business size



United States, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

For me, ZipRecruiter features stand out and rise above the rest.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-02
Review Source: Capterra

I am still evaluating the benefits, however, based on the features I have seen so far, and the ease of use - compared to the rest, it is currently the goto job search/employment application.Like most job search sites, ZipRecruiter has the expected features for filling out a profile and uploading a resume. It does, however, have some really great standout features. The tailored suggested job notifications seem to really be in line with the types of positions that are appropriate based on recent searches or key-words. Far too often job alerts from other job search sites are a bit or way off-base from what the intended search goal is. The feature I like best is the notifications that alert you if your resume has been viewed, or if a viewer has given a thumbs up. Additionally, the metrics offered when a resume is viewed multiple times is great. For example, an alert may say "Your resume was viewed a second time - only 25% of applicants have a second view." I think this helps applicants keep a positive outlook and return to using the product. With other job search sites, after sending a resume, you are left in the dark. To top it off, this information is available whether you use the website or the ZipRecruiter mobile app. I use the Android version of the app, and the ZipRecruiter notifications are notifications I look forward to.

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Amanda Sentell

Not as helpful as I thought

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

While zip recruiter did help me find many job postings, the postings that came up in my searches did not always apply to the position that I was looking for nor did they necessarily apply to the search dates and I was therefor often shown postings for jobs that were more than a month old and would likely not even be available anymore. The site was not nearly as helpful in finding a job as I thought it would be.ZipRecruiter is easy to use and it does provide a decent amount of employment opportunity postings.

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Lindsey Harris

Not a Great Return of Investment

Used other for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I wasn't happy with the process or the lavishness of ZipRecruiter and didn't feel I got any kind of return on the investment I made with them. Granted, the position we were trying to fill is very specialized, but I have had better luck with other sites that weren't as expensive. As a company, we needed to hire employees who had experience in our industry and we needed to hire quickly. I turned to ZipRecruiter for assisstance. At first, it was great. Customer service walked me through everything, made suggestions, helped to edit our ad and make it available to relevant areas and varying states. We were given several options as far as cost and we felt confident on the prospective employees we were hoping to recruit. At first glance, ZipRecruiter seemed to be a good route for finding employees.

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Sherry Fox

Good, but could be better!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

I like this software, but it could be and needs to be so much better. I get prospective job listings, but then those same jobs are also listed on all the other job boards too.The 1-click apply is a nice feature. I love that there is an app for the phone available. ZipRecruiter has teamed up with Google and ADP to allow the best possible results for job seekers and those needed to hire.

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Dina Mouris

ZipRecruiter Platform

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

ZipRecruiter will provide you with jobs and employment options based on your career preferences. Having the ability to input information and have a software generate potential job matches for you is a great resource to have and makes the process more friendly and efficient. The live notifications about when your resume or application is being reviewed by a recruiter or a hiring manager is functional and helps you put your mind at ease! ZipRecruiter is one of the easiest platforms to use to help you browse and post employment opportunities. The design of the landing page is easy to navigate, making the process smooth. It also allows you to chat with a recruiter, which is an awesome perk to have as a job seeker. Many career websites do not have this option. Another great option that is accurate based on the information inputted by a job seeker is the customized jobs tab-specific to each person's skills and career interests. Overall, this is an awesome platform!

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ZipRecruiter pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
Open source
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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

API (329 other apps)
Activity Tracking (158 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (174 other apps)
Compliance Management (145 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (195 other apps)
Data Import/Export (190 other apps)
Employee Management (231 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (144 other apps)
Employee Portal (162 other apps)
Employee Self Service (177 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (156 other apps)
Recruiting Management (166 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (241 other apps)
Third Party Integration (196 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (155 other apps)
Time Off Requests (142 other apps)

Additional information for ZipRecruiter

Key features of ZipRecruiter

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