Indeed

Mobile applicant tracking, recruiting & job board

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Indeed Overview

What is Indeed?

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.

Indeed Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Build a talent brand for free with an Indeed company page
Post jobs directly on Indeed or through the company's career site or ATS
Manage all job listings via mobile device
Manage candidates and view their status, resume, and more
Send messages and manage all candidate communications in one place
Schedule interviews and include a message
Give jobs more visibility in search results as a 'Featured Employer'
Promote jobs as 'Sponsored' listings to attract more candidates
Indeed video Indeed screenshot: Build a talent brand for free with an Indeed company page Indeed screenshot: Post jobs directly on Indeed or through the company's career site or ATS Indeed screenshot: Manage all job listings via mobile device Indeed screenshot: Manage candidates and view their status, resume, and more Indeed screenshot: Send messages and manage all candidate communications in one place Indeed screenshot: Schedule interviews and include a message Indeed screenshot: Give jobs more visibility in search results as a 'Featured Employer' Indeed screenshot: Promote jobs as 'Sponsored' listings to attract more candidates

Indeed Reviews

Indeed Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
2766

Very good
1402

Average
373

Poor
46

Terrible
19

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,4
90% recommended this app
Jeff I.

Great candidate search tool!

Indeed has been amazing at saving me time in sorting through potential candidates and the functionality has allowed me to be very specific in searching for candidate skill sets.


Andrew K.

Quality Hands-On Recruiting Tool

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.


Sarah O.

Great for both Employees and Employers!

I have landed every job with Indeed and have hired many people through the website as well! It's my go-to software for both hiring and getting hired. In my experience, this is the platform with the biggest professional following.


Verified Reviewer

Paid Version is Pointless

In general, the free version is useful and should be an automatic posting option for any Recruiting/Talent Acquisition department if it isn't already cross-posted by your ATS automatically. In a free version, you can excuse how bad the software is, which is pretty bad. However, their freemium aggregate model of scraping jobs from thousands of other sites and making their website a one-stop shop for job searchers made them the #1 job posting site quickly. But the dirty little secret is that this model isn't sustainable, and like Monster and Amazon, their first goal was to grow their user base, and then try to force paid versions onto their user base. However, unlike Monster, their product is only good because it was unique and free. There are tons of other sites that now use the aggregate scraping model and are much better programs. In addition, Google-for-Jobs has pretty much made Indeed obsolete by offering the same ability, but using the vast superior searchability of Google with an already existing Millennial user-base. The software is better, and it already syncs with google search. Regarding the paid version of Indeed, it just isn't worth it unless you recruit in large cities, you may need to use the paid version in order to not be buried quickly in their ads, but even then, the effectiveness is debatable when you can update the ad or repost it every few days. Even in larger cities, I haven't seen any quantifiable benefit of using the paid version.


Gavin D.

The Easiest Way to Hire EVER

Overall, my experience has been extremely positive with Indeed. My company and I receive nearly double the amount of applicants when we post a job on Indeed compared to a local company. The online portal is very helpful in the hiring process as it allows all candidates to be accessed in one place and can be easily managed. I love Indeed and will continue using it for all of my hiring needs.


Jeff I.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great candidate search tool!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/14
Review Source: Capterra

Indeed has been amazing at saving me time in sorting through potential candidates and the functionality has allowed me to be very specific in searching for candidate skill sets.

Pros

My experience has been that I’m able to find a deep and varied talent pool from which to seek candidates. I suspect some of this is due to the name recognition and broad use.

Cons

Although not my own experience, I’ve heard other users complain that the free version has limited access to details.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Andrew K.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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

Sarah O.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great for both Employees and Employers!

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/13
Review Source: Capterra

I have landed every job with Indeed and have hired many people through the website as well! It's my go-to software for both hiring and getting hired. In my experience, this is the platform with the biggest professional following.

Pros

I have used Indeed as both an Employee and Employer. As an Employee, it's super easy and fast to apply to multiple jobs in your industry at once, and search and find jobs in your area. As an Employer, I love how all of the candidates are organized for review in one spot, making it easy to sort through many applicants. Reaching out to applicants is easy too through the messaging system.

Cons

It can be a little difficult to use the Indeed mobile app as an applicant. First, it makes it confusing to apply to jobs since the app recommends other positions in the middle of your application, so you have to make sure you follow all the way through to the "Apply" button. Then, after you apply, your search resets and it takes you back to the beginning of your search results. It's definitely not as seamless or user friendly as some other mobile apps like ZipRecruiter.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Paid Version is Pointless

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

In general, the free version is useful and should be an automatic posting option for any Recruiting/Talent Acquisition department if it isn't already cross-posted by your ATS automatically. In a free version, you can excuse how bad the software is, which is pretty bad. However, their freemium aggregate model of scraping jobs from thousands of other sites and making their website a one-stop shop for job searchers made them the #1 job posting site quickly. But the dirty little secret is that this model isn't sustainable, and like Monster and Amazon, their first goal was to grow their user base, and then try to force paid versions onto their user base. However, unlike Monster, their product is only good because it was unique and free. There are tons of other sites that now use the aggregate scraping model and are much better programs. In addition, Google-for-Jobs has pretty much made Indeed obsolete by offering the same ability, but using the vast superior searchability of Google with an already existing Millennial user-base. The software is better, and it already syncs with google search. Regarding the paid version of Indeed, it just isn't worth it unless you recruit in large cities, you may need to use the paid version in order to not be buried quickly in their ads, but even then, the effectiveness is debatable when you can update the ad or repost it every few days. Even in larger cities, I haven't seen any quantifiable benefit of using the paid version.

Pros

As an aggregate job posting site, it is a must have for any recruiting department to use on a daily basis.
The free hosting feature is automatically done on most ATS programs.
Because they scrape from so many websites, job postings with them will reach even tough markets like Physicians, whereas Careerbuilder, Zip, Monster, etc. do NOT reach these.

Cons

Google-for-Jobs has made Indeed all but obsolete.
Their "paid" version is pointless compared to the free version. We have tested several times and have seen hardly any, if any, quantifiable difference for the huge cost, regardless of what the sales team says.
Their resume database is horrible in search function and results, although, useful in that you can pay per resume pull.
They are aesthetically the Craigslist of job search websites. The site is ugly (relative), hard to become a power user on (like Linkedin), and is only successful because of their Freemium aggregate model.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Gavin D.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The Easiest Way to Hire EVER

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, my experience has been extremely positive with Indeed. My company and I receive nearly double the amount of applicants when we post a job on Indeed compared to a local company. The online portal is very helpful in the hiring process as it allows all candidates to be accessed in one place and can be easily managed. I love Indeed and will continue using it for all of my hiring needs.

Pros

Posting a job is incredibly easy on Indeed, but the real value of the software comes from the online portal. With the ability to quickly identify qualified candidates, send them a relevant assessment, and then contact them directly on the platform, it's the best hiring tool I have ever used. We've hired our last 5 employees from Indeed.

Cons

A few things could be improved, including the following: being able to download Resumes from Word Documents as PDFs instead of .docx. This would make it a lot faster to print and send to others, without having to open Word and convert to PDF. Additionally, I think that the Messages UI could be improved to be more intuitive. Sometimes it's confusing to quickly glance and see who sent what message.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
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Indeed Pricing

Indeed Pricing

Starting from
N/A
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

Post jobs for free.

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

Design a hiring campaign: contact Indeed

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 4 606 user ratings
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Indeed Features

Indeed Features

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

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

    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:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size 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, CVMinder ATS, EPAY HCM, JazzHR, Loxo, PeopleStreme Performance Management, Recruitee, Recruiterflow, VidCruiter, WorkConnect

    Q. What level of support does Indeed offer?

    Indeed offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs