ZipRecruiter vs LinkedIn Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Yasmeen Dahiya

Helpful but not my favorite

2019-04-07

It was helpful but I prefer other platforms.

Pros

It helped me in recruiting for my company and finding eligible candidates.

Cons

It's not as good as LinkedIn or networking.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from ZipRecruiter


Hello Yasmeen,

Thank you for submitting this review, as your feedback is very important to us!

We know how important it is for you to make those hires quickly and efficiently and we are sorry to hear that you feel as though you did not get the best visibility among the right kind of candidates.We do have filters that you can apply to your job ads to help screen candidates and I would be more than happy to personally walk you through those the next time you have hiring needs! We always recommend using the deal breaker screening questions and the rating tool to help improve our algorithm.

We are available here at Customer Success at 877-252-1062 (24/7) to answer any questions you may have! We hope you make those hires soon!

Best,

Sarah, Tier II Support

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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 201-500 employees)

Great tool when looking for a job

2019-03-21

However, I ended up using Linkedin more

Pros

The UI for looking for a job is clean and straight to the point

Cons

That the app wasn't as effective to use compared to the desktop version

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 51-200 employees)

Hoops and hurdles make for a bad candidate experience and low candidate quality

2018-11-27

Pros

Very affordable compared with costly alternatives like Indeed and LinkedIn

Cons

The candidate experience is geared towards getting as much data as possible for ZipRecruiter which leads to dropped applications and an influx of absolutely garbage candidates. Often candidates would come through with no basic address information or even a resume.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hello,

Thank you for your review as we appreciate your feedback! We know how important it is for you to make those hires and we are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the candidates you received! There are several tools that we encourage all customers to take advantage of to help better their chances of finding the right candidate and we provide you with filters based specifically on included resumes. We also always recommend using screening questions and the QuickRate tool to improve the results of our algorithm.

If you do decide to use us again you can contact us by calling 877-252-1062 (24/7) and I can make sure you are set up for success.

We hope you make those hires!

Tier II Support

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Chakradhar Ch

Not worth your time and money

2018-07-06

very poor integration tools and service , i would never recommend to anyone ,LinkedIn has better solution

Pros

Just another Human resource management tools, nothing specific about the feature , its a niche tool which falls same genre

Cons

very poor integration of service and not efficient of segmenting right candidate, i have incident where Zip Recruiter discarded a candidate and turns out to be that candidate was the best

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Chakradhar,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter, your feedback is very important to us! I'm here to assist and provide clarification.

Although our system does work to identify the best-matched candidates for your job, there are several other tools that we encourage all customers to take advantage of to help better their chances of finding the right candidate and filtering out those who are not a good fit.

If we ever have the pleasure of assisting you with your hiring needs in the future, we would be happy to walk you through those additional features.

If you need further assistance feel free to contact our Customer Success Team by calling 1877-252-1062 (24/7).

Kind Regards,
Stacia - Tier II

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Anonymous
(Market Research company, 501-1000 employees)

Zip Recruiter Keeps it Simple

2019-02-05

I enjoy it, but prefer other major recruiting sites liked LinkedIn for finding better quality jobs.

Pros

I enjoy how easy it is to apply to several different companies, quickly.

Cons

Lacks the ability to save my responses so I end up repeating myself over and over again.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi There,

Thank you for your review as we greatly appreciate your valuable feedback. We're happy to hear you've enjoyed ZipRecruiter's user-friendly platform to search and apply for jobs of interest.

Our customer care team is happy to assist you with your profile at any time, and provide some troubleshooting tips depending on what you're experiencing.

Please feel welcome to email us directly at support@ziprecruiter.com. We wish you the best of luck on your job search!

Kind Regards,
Tier III Support

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Tara Hansen

Great Resource, but Just Another Outlet

2019-02-27

Pros

ZipRecruiter makes it easy to request references and showcase them on your profile. It is easy to search and save job postings. You can also message people directly from the platform.

Cons

You can easily do the same thing on LinkedIn. The only difference is that this website is specific to job search while LinkedIn is overall career based.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandy Shope

Easier for recruiters then job seekers

2018-12-05

Pros

I like that postings from Indeed, LinkedIn, monster are rolled up into one email.

Cons

That it doesn’t automatically give you analytics on your search like indeed.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Cosmetics company, 201-500 employees)

Not for Me

2019-01-03

At least with LinkedIn I've had a few interviews.

Pros

I get updates for new jobs at least a couple of times a day via text. Interface is clean and everything you're looking for tends to be where your eyes to catch the information needed without too much searching. They tend to be on top of the type of job you're seeking

Cons

No cons other than I still have yet to get an interview through Zip!

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi There,

Thank you for the time you've taken to provide us with your valuable feedback! We're sorry to hear that you have not yet gained employment or an interview yet, but we encourage you to keep applying! Your time is soon!

We do take pride in our user-friendly platform for job seekers, so we're very happy to hear that you've enjoyed us.

Our dedicated customer care team would be happy to assist you with your profile at any time. Please feel welcome to email us directly at support@ziprecruiter.com.

We wish you the best of luck on your job search!

Kind Regards,
Tier III Support

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Tina Sivilli

Good tool, depending on types of candidates you are interested in hiring.

2018-09-19

Good tool, as long as there is some thought as to when you use this tool vs. Linkedin and other job boards.

Pros

Easy distribution to a number of sites, with less data entry required. Also, allows you to see all of the areas that your position goes to, and the possible audience your position is distributed to. Produces alot of applicant traffic.

Cons

I have found this is a better tool for entry level positions. When using this tool for some harder to fill positions, I found I had good applicant flow, but not qualified applicants.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 10001+ employees)

Finding great talent? Try ZipRecruiter

2018-09-10

ZipRecruiter is one of the best addition into making a great tandem with LinkedIn in finishing a recruitment task - easy and fast!

Pros

ZipRecruiter helps us find great talents which are not on LinkedIn. Not all professionals have LinkedIn account, and it is such a waste not to find the best fit because of that.

Cons

I really don't have anything that I don't like on ZipRecruiter. It is easy to use, and once you post a job, you're gonna get immediately a lot of applicants. Maybe the best thing that ZipRecruiter can do is to have like a predictive next steps more like a predictive text. For example, I am posting for a Programmer post, and by the language of what I am typing, I hope the system can provide suggestions as to what other skills I will require etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Utilities company, myself only employees)

My ZipRecruiter Review

2018-10-28

Overall it is very easy to use.

Pros

Easy apply is best feature I feel, you can apply by just one click.

Cons

Positions are not much and as good as other job portals like LinkedIn or Indeed

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Real Estate company, myself only employees)

Too many irrelevant emails

2018-08-07

Pros

Helped me find a job when I was looking for one (though I eventually got one through linkedin)

Cons

Too many emails which weren't tailored to me at all. And it was hard to make them stop. No

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Aliyah Brack

A little. Spammy

2018-12-05

I would do LinkedIn or Indeed.

Pros

It’s easy to apply for jobs. Having recruiters reach out to you is cool and you can make connections.

Cons

Some posts are scammy and It is hard to tell what jobs are real and which jobs are fake. I think we that zip recruiter should ween out those type of jobs and get reviews and feedback from former employees.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Aliyah,

Thank you for your review as we greatly appreciate your feedback.

We're sorry to hear of any less than pleasant experience while utilizing ZipRecruiter for your job search.

We do take the safety and security of our job seekers very seriously. Please report any suspicious activity that you have witnessed to our dedicated Trust and Safety team here: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/trust. They will be sure to contact you regarding these matters.

We wish you the best of luck on your job search!

Kind Regards,
Tier III Support

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Christopher Havens

It wouldnt be my first choice

2019-01-20

Pros

It served it's purpose at the time but generally speaking, these days Linkedin is my only choice for finding qualified people.

Cons

The affordability factor. In some cases a lot of these services can even be free in some cases these days.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hello Christopher,

Thank you for submitting this review, as your feedback is very important to us! We are sorry to hear that you did not have the best experience with us most recently. We want to provide employers with an exceptional experience and if we ever have the pleasure of assisting you with your hiring needs in the future, I would love to personally walk you through some of our free features to help you attract the right kind of candidates! We now also work with LinkedIn to provide better visibility for employers and you can email me here at support@ziprecruiter.com titling the email "Tier III Katie" so I can make sure you are set up for success.

We are available here at Customer Success at 877-252-1062 (24/7) to answer any questions you may have!

We hope you are able to make those hires soon, Christopher!

Tier III Support

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KRISSY SUTTON

Too pricy

2018-09-10

Costs too much. Did not get a response from any employers and there was no easily apply like Indeed has

Pros

Had good job listings but took forever to fill out ease of use not good.

Cons

I would rather use Indeed for free or Careerbuilder Monster Dice and LinkedIn.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Krissy,

Thank you for your review as we greatly appreciate your valuable feedback.

We are very sorry to hear of any less than pleasant experience while utilizing ZipRecruiter for your job search.

ZipRecruiter job seeker accounts are entirely free, and we do not collect payment for any reason. Our dedicated customer care team would be happy to provide some further clarification on our service for both job seekers and employers, as well as the application process and how to utilize our quick and easy 1-click apply feature.

Should we have the pleasure to assist you again in the future, please do not hesitate to email us at support@ziprecruiter.com with the subject line, "Tier Help" so one of our senior representatives receive your inquiry directly.

Thank you again, and we wish you the very best of luck on your job search!

Kind Regards,
Tier III Support

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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 51-200 employees)

Basic Job Search Platform

2018-09-06

Pros

ZipRecruiter has a long list of available jobs and was relatively easy to navigate.

Cons

In my opinion, LinkedIn Jobs is has a better interface and fosters networking connections that are not available through ZipRecruiter.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Kimberly Saied

Great to use for candidate applications

2019-03-12

I do like the ability to ask very personalized questions, have a dedicated representative and the new ability to integrate with an ATS.

Pros

It populates to many different job boards, even LinkedIn, so you are paying for hundreds of places and yielding high results of applicants.

Cons

The resume are not always complete. Searching has to be paid for separately for a number of candidates which is not uncommon.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cody Morgan

Best job search option on the market

2019-02-12

Pros

Easily links with LinkedIn and allows quick resume uploads.

Cons

Duplicate job postings continue to provide alerts.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 10001+ employees)

ZipRecruiter Review

2019-01-07

Pros

-Excellent product for individuals looking for employment opportunities -Great alternative to other well known sites such as LinkedIn -Plenty of postings are visible

Cons

-Depending on what industry you are attempting to work in, it may be difficult to find jobs to your liking, but I did not have this issue.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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anil doobagunta

Best job search platform

2019-02-24

Pros

ZipRecruiter is a popular job posting website when I say popular most employers post their open jobs on this website. I have the flexibility to search jobs on skillset and on zip code. And this job portal allows me to apply for jobs on one click. The best part of it is you can set alerts, you will be notified when an interesting job is posted. and also you can able to see all the jobs posted by a recruiter.

Cons

I can say LinkedIn better than this as it provides a way to contact the recruiter directly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 11-50 employees)

It's alright, but far behind LinkedIn & Indeed.

2018-08-28

Not a website to find tech candidates, that's for sure! Not enough filters!

Pros

It helps to promote opportunities that my company posts. Our applicant tracking system JazzHR posts to ZipRecruiter for free. It does generate some candidates. ZipRecruiter does promote itself a lot so it may become better known. Helps to bring something fresh if you are relying on other sources and running dry for candidates.

Cons

It falls behind LinkedIn & Indeed for sure.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Alberto Domingo

ZipRecruiter Review

2019-01-08

However, based on the features I have discovered this still seems like a decent application to experiment with, you never know who can look at your resume and offer you a job, so might as well put your resume out there.

Pros

Similarly, ZipRecruiter is just like any other job search site, you can fill out a profile and upload a resume. You can sort by the type of positions you want . They also have a feature where the user can get job alerts. And a feature I really like is that it also alerts you when your resume has been viewed. Essentially, knowing my resume is being viewed keeps me motivated that I can land a job.

Cons

ZipRecruiter offers a lot of features, but I still feel like they do not have enough jaw dropping features to attract people that mostly use LinkedIn.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Rogers

Easy to use and find openings

2018-06-18

Pros

This application is easy to use and find openings based on your job preferences. It gives openings based on your needs which is useful.

Cons

It wont ever be as big as LinkedIn or Handshake so it is not my first site to go to when wanting to look for openings

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Ziprecruiter is a very respected and useful job applicant software

2018-04-04

Pros

zip recruiter's interface is a little more modern and pleasing visually compared to other major competitors like indeed or linkedin. This design advantage will lead to increased usage over time.

Cons

It is not THE go-to job board. So applicants and hiring managers may miss their perfect fit due to it being an underdog in the job applicant software market.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

Great tool for recruitment, mobile apps are really nice!

2019-01-01

Pros

I like how it's such a strong job listing network. Unique in its way!

Cons

Like showing the hiring manager or company employees, as there are no company reviews or LinkedIn profiles to display.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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