Indeed

Indeed

Mobile applicant tracking, recruiting & job board

4.5/5 (2927 reviews)

Indeed Overview

Indeed is a recruitment advertising network that helps companies of all sizes to find the right fit for every hire. The platform acts as a source of candidates for a vast number of companies that helps drive millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field. Users are provided with a powerful applicant tracking system (ATS) for managing candidates and tracking results while on-the-go via mobile device.

The solution enables organizations to post job listings directly to Indeed, to be automatically included in relevant searches by millions of job seekers online. Users can add job details into simple fields via desktop or mobile app, preview listings to ensure accuracy, and publish within minutes. Users can also add screener questions to filter out any unqualified candidates.

Indeed enables users to manage all candidate communications in one place, including view their resumes, schedule interviews, and send messages. Users can set candidate statuses as reviewed, interviewed, rejected, or hired, and make applicant notes to record impressions. The solution also enables organizations to create and send rejection letters to dropped candidates.

Indeed lets users view their active budget, as well as track results to get insight into listing performance such as candidate count, and the number of views a job listing received. For improved results, organizations can choose to promote their listing as a ‘Sponsored’ job. Sponsored jobs are paid job postings that appear higher above free job postings in search results.

Pricing

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Indeed Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
90% positive reviews
1683
Excellent
937
Very good
264
Average
32
Poor
11
Terrible
Andrew K.

Quality Hands-On Recruiting Tool

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Best of talent acquisition programs

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/31
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Indeed both as a job seeker as well as a person looking for talent to add to a team. I find that even with the tiny issues, it is a fantastic first stop for reaching out for most mid-level and entry level positions, technical programs, and service/retail jobs. The ability to mark corporations that peak an individual's interest for the future coupled with the conversation ability with the hiring team makes this the most obvious source for acquiring new employees or locating a new job.

Pros

This software has become the norm for most people in the vast majority of professional and technical fields, but also has branched out to the retail and service sectors. The ease of use for the person seeking employment and the ability of hiring personnel to navigate to those people who fit criteria for their openings is second to none. Indeed allows people who are unfamiliar with constructing a resume to create a basic format and also allows those with existing CV/resumes to upload them along with cover letters. Once uploaded, they can quickly be altered as time changes the information. Many companies allow a direct application via that uploaded information and the remaining companies direct the potential job candidate to the application on the website for the corporation. Indeed also allows individuals who are talent acquisition specialists to send messages to people who are on indeed to determine if a possible interest in a position might be possible.

Cons

Talent acquisition individuals can sometimes not recognize that they have already been directed to an individual and repeat an invitation to apply for a specific position. The only other issue I have found is that people without a resume who use the Indeed builder do not always recognize the need to update their information because they are not prompted.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
German H.

Indeed, the main candidate source

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/18
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Daniel R.

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

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

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 retention rate and on average outperformed the employees hired from Craigslist to an extent that justified the cost of continuing to use Indeed, which was quite low to begin with, but when you are already dealing with a high volume/low margin type of business every dollar counts. (Note: I did not "switch" from another product, but I have used many of Indeed's competitors and Indeed is the only one that I have recommended because it is miles ahead of the competitors)

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 is data collected on users via Google. The email recommendations are honest as well, using the data to quickly give those searching for jobs the ability to see how well any particular posting matches what they are looking for and updates very well over time (e.g. 3 years ago it recommended mid-level management positions for companies specializing in data collection, sales, and customer service - Now it recommends contractual/work from home/marketing management positions despite me not having given them any additional indications of life changes), this is the primary reason I will never unsubscribe from Indeed's email subscription. The ability to apply quickly when you are searching via a mobile device without having to copy your entire resume on an external website and ai filtering of potential employees for the employer are beneficial on both ends, saving time for both parties making the service desirable for both parties that are needed to maintain continued success in this industry.

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 I could input very specific criteria of job recommendations that are more applicable to those searching for contracted work. For example, I am looking for small to mid size businesses in a specific radius with a population around 600,000 who are looking to optimize their online marketing budget and/or altogether create an e-commerce/online marketing revenue stream. There may be ways to do this that I am unaware of, but if that's the case it should be easier to locate the page within the domain or application to set something like this up.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
William S.

One of the Best Job Search Services Available

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/16
Review Source: Capterra

In a word, Exceptional! Easy to use and effective. Nothing more to say.

Pros

Indeed is one of the leading job search and career advancement tools available. The web site is well organized and easy to navigate. You can search for jobs based on the title or description and narrow the search to specific geography. Once the job lists come up, you can extend the search to related positions using the titles in the jobs which are presented.

Applying to jobs listed on Indeed is easy because links are provided with each job post which enables you to apply directly via Indeed, or direct you to the employer's careers page on their website.

In addition to job postings, Indeed has a large portfolio of career-related resources which help you to prepare for and execute your job search. There are helpful articles about resumes, cover letters, interviewing and other job search topics.

Another key element of the service Indeed provides is for employers. Indeed makes it easy to post an open position and provides employers with guidance on how to create effective job postings. The information employers receive about online applicants enables employers to quickly screen candidates and narrow their search to the best qualified.

Our organization has used Indeed on many occasions and defer to it for our hiring and recruitment requirements.

Cons

I can't think of anything I don't like about Indeed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Indeed Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Post jobs for free.

Sponsor jobs from $5 per day. Users pay only when people click on jobs.

Design a hiring campaign: contact Indeed

Indeed Features

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Recruiting Management

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Indeed

Key features of Indeed

  • Add company logo, photos, and more
  • Add screener questions to filter out unqualified candidates
  • Application management
  • Built-in ATS (applicant tracking system)
  • Employer accounts
  • Every industry and location
  • Featured employer option
  • Include posts in relevant searches
  • Indeed company page
  • Job description
  • Make applicant notes
  • Manage all candidate communications
  • Manage candidates
  • Matching engine
  • Mobile recruiting
  • On desktop and mobile
  • Post jobs online
  • Preview listings before posting
  • Promote postings as 'sponsored jobs'
  • Resume posting
  • Review applications
  • Schedule interviews
  • See candidate count
  • See the number of views a job received
  • Send messages
  • Set and send simple form rejection letters
  • Set candidate statuses
  • Talent database
  • Track results
  • View active budget
  • View resumes

Benefits

  • Indeed is visited by over 200 million people every month, giving organizations access to a vast number of talent in every field.

  • Users can post job listings for free online from both mobile and desktop devices, or via Indeed's native mobile app for Android and iOS.

  • Companies can get data on views and applicants that can help improve listing performance and budgeting.

  • Organizations can attract more qualified local applicants to open positions by including job details and location information to the job posting.

  • Users get access to a talent database of more than 70 million resumes to find the best candidates across every industry and location.

  • Indeed FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Indeed.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Indeed offer?

    Indeed offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Post jobs for free.

    Sponsor jobs from $5 per day. Users pay only when people click on jobs.

    Design a hiring campaign: contact Indeed

    Q. What are the main features of Indeed?

    Indeed offers the following features:

    • Add company logo, photos, and more
    • Add screener questions to filter out unqualified candidates
    • Application management
    • Built-in ATS (applicant tracking system)
    • Employer accounts
    • Every industry and location
    • Featured employer option
    • Include posts in relevant searches
    • Indeed company page
    • Job description
    • Make applicant notes
    • Manage all candidate communications
    • Manage candidates
    • Matching engine
    • Mobile recruiting
    • On desktop and mobile
    • Post jobs online
    • Preview listings before posting
    • Promote postings as 'sponsored jobs'
    • Resume posting
    • Review applications
    • Schedule interviews
    • See candidate count
    • See the number of views a job received
    • Send messages
    • Set and send simple form rejection letters
    • Set candidate statuses
    • Talent database
    • Track results
    • View active budget
    • View resumes

    Q. Who are the typical users of Indeed?

    Indeed has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Indeed support?

    Indeed supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Indeed offer?

    Indeed has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Indeed support mobile devices?

    Indeed supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Indeed integrate with?

    Indeed integrates with the following applications:

    ApplicantStack, EPAY HCM, JazzHR, Loxo, Newton, PeopleStreme Performance Management, Recruitee, Recruiterflow, VidCruiter VidInterviewing, WorkConnect

    Q. What level of support does Indeed offer?

    Indeed offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support