ApplicantStack

ApplicantStack

The affordable and easy-to-use applicant tracking system

4.4/5 (1004 reviews)

ApplicantStack Overview

ApplicantStack is a full-featured applicant tracking + onboarding system suitable for both small companies and medium enterprises. ApplicantStack is delivered through the cloud so it doesn't require any IT resources and can be used the same day as sign up. Users can choose their plan and upgrade/downgrade at any time, with no contract or commitment. FREE TRIAL available!

With ApplicantStack Recruit, start by posting a job online with free distribution to job sites like Indeed, JuJu, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Limited Postings, as well as social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Set up automatic screening and scoring of incoming applicants and configure a hiring workflow to automate processes. Request feedback from others and see everything in one central, searchable database. Ensure compliance at every step of the process. Run reports for management, including ad-hoc and custom reports.

Once a candidate has been selected to hire, ApplicantStack Onboard streamlines the new hire processes. Provide a personalized New Hire Portal providing all the information that new employees need and a tasks section listing what they need to complete. Collect all paperwork electronically and route for signature and action within the organization as needed. Quickly bring new employees up-to-speed so they can be productive from day one.

ApplicantStack has a 15-day free trial (no credit card required). One-on-one demos are also available. ApplicantStack also provides many value-added services such as customizing the job board to match the user's website and converting existing Employment Application to an online application form.

Pricing

Starting from
US$95,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

ApplicantStack Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
92% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Verified Reviewer

ApplicantStack Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, ApplicantStack has been extremely helpful with our hiring process. It has made our lives of sifting through 1000's of Resumes and Applications much easier and the hiring process more enjoyable. With this software, we have been able to find quality candidates and make sure nobody slips through the cracks!

Pros

This software is great for tracking candidates through the hiring process. It acts as a central hub for the entire hiring process. It allows you to track all of your current open positions, all of the actual job postings on the different platforms and job boards, the number of applicants for each job/position, indiviudal candidate information, candidate application status, interview stage, interviewer notes/comments/feedback, and candidate communication and history.

Cons

The only thing that I do not like about this software is it does not create one universal profile for candidates. Instead, the candidates profile is created based on a position. Meaning, this allows for duplicates of the candidates. So, if a candidate applies for multiple positions or has applied in the past, everything is on separate profiles. It will give you an icon by the candidates name notifying you there are duplicates, however you have to click on each individual duplicate to see the candidates history. It would be much more helpful if you could click on the history of the candidate and see all the positions they have applied for, the stage they're at in the hiring process for each position, any notes left from the recruiting team or HR team from past interviews or interactions and all communication with the candidate.

Response from ApplicantStack

Hi!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack.
I will forward your feedback to our development team. Most companies want to keep the history separate so the feedback and history of one job doesn't influence the chances of the other job. In most cases, the other job history can be hidden from the hiring manager.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Jacqueline E.

ApplicantStack Rocks

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

We save so much time and paper - everything is on this site, and stays there. We can go back and review applications from years ago to compare to a more recent application. Now I print the applications of only the qualified candidates - save reams of paper. All job details are saved also; just have to refresh when needed. Strongly recommend. Has streamlined our hiring process

Pros

What a helpful site!! We no longer accept paper applications - we list our jobs through ApplicantStack, which allows us to post our jobs on numerous job boards. The applications come right to us, and we can track the hiring process every step of the way through this site, including email the candidates, storing templates for standard replies (such a time saver!) and easily refreshing our job postings through the launch tab. We save time and paper - the site keeps all the info for us.

Cons

Have no major dislikes or problems at all. One little thing - the info on race/gender/etc does not show on the application but it does on the application on the site (just not the printed one) - we have stats we need to submit to DOL so we try to keep current on it. (Please note no one has to fill that info out; we gave them the option of Prefer Not To Answer) That is the only thing - pretty minor.

Response from ApplicantStack

Hi Jacqueline!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack.

I will make sure your comment gets submitted to our support team so they can walk you through the steps.
The EEOC information is typically hidden but you can run reports on the data which you can submit to the DOL. You have several options and our support team can go over those with you.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
David W.

ApplicantStack User Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall our experience is a positive one. It's quite cost-effective for what you get out of it. Other job boards and companies can be known to price gouge when it comes to postings, so a flat monthly rate is a nice change. The adoption of this sofware earlier this year (2018) brought us into the 21st Century (the world of everything online).

Pros

I like how well the software functions. I have not experienced any issues or glitches. Customer service is quick to respond and assist with anything you need. They don't look to screw you over - we requested a custom application and they opted to not charge us for creating it. The overall modern look of the site is a plus as well. The partnerships with online jobboards (mainly Indeed) is a major factor in applicant turnout, as that is where we receive the majority of ours from. Nearly every question you have can be answered with prewritten questions and responses for just about every aspect and function. Customization is a huge player in this software - you can order and lay out exactly how you want your data and information to be presented to you so you don't have anything that is unnecessary.

Cons

The formatting of certain aspects is sometimes a pain. When you are writing a job post, the window you type the text is set fairly short as far as how much vertical space it takes up on the page. It is not expandable like other text boxes can be, so it's a pain to see what you are working on sometimes if you have a lot of text.

Response from ApplicantStack

Hi David!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack. We greatly appreciate it and feel this will be extremely helpful for anyone looking at an ATS solution.

Regarding the job listing page: There is a maximize button in the tool bar that you can select to expand the window! The icon has four arrows pointing outwards.

Please contact support if you need further assistance. We are here to help!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Meagan A.

Very user friendly! I've worked in several different ATS and this has been the easiest one yet!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It's very easy to use and is step-by-step throughout the entire process. Their customer service is very helpful and accommodates most all requests we have asked for. I love the email templates with mail merge features, the flags we are able to customize, and that you can trigger automatic emails throughout the stages.

Cons

I wish it was easier to add pictures, embed videos, links, etc. It's also not user friendly on the reporting side. I'd like to be able to have more functionality to pull different reports. For example, I would like to have a report for jobs that we are still currently recruiting for (still actively trying to find a candidate). I don't necessarily want to see all "open" jobs because in ApplicantStack, they remain open until the job is "closed/filled". I do not want to see jobs that have a candidate that has already accepted an offer and is in the background or pending start stage. Unfortunately for now, it's a manual process of my recruiters reviewing over their "active recruiting" jobs and sending me weekly update reports by email. We are also still working out the ability to integrate with ADP (our HRIS system).

Response from ApplicantStack

Hi Meagan!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack.

I will forward your feedback to our development team. We take feedback very seriously.

Also, I would suggest contacting support on how you can add pictures, embed videos, and add links using our formatting tools.

Changing your filters to show inactive jobs might also help with your concern about seeing open vs. closed jobs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

An effective ATS and Recruiting Tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/19
Review Source: Capterra

An added resource/tool for our recruiting department. Great secondary ATS/TMS for applicant lifecycle. Straightforward features and easy to use, even for a novice user. Additionally, ApplicantStack is more cost effective than the competition and well worth the investment.

Pros

I like having the ability to post multiple job listings to a variety of job boards all at once. Also, the ability to manage your applications and candidate pipleline, create custom folders, and communicate with candidates directly through the application. Easy integration with email, creating personalized email templates, as well as creating applicant screening questions to filter out candidates that do not qualify for specific roles.

ApplicantStack is definitely worth the investment, but may take a back seat to some of the other products in this catergory.

Cons

Limited job boards that actually attract viable candidates. Although there are multiple job boards, there are only 1-2 that produce applicants and resumes. Job listings do not seem to post in "real time." Therefore, it may delay finding candidates for the more urgent openings.

Response from ApplicantStack

Hi!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack.
We love all of the Pros you listed!
Now to address the Cons. ApplicantStack provides the job feed to the third party job boards but unfortunately it is up to them once they receive the feed. All the job boards have a different process when they publish the jobs. Please contact support since we could reach out to the job boards on your behalf to see if there are any issues that we can address. I do want to point out that this is the first time I am hearing about a delay in the posting so I believe this can be resolved.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

ApplicantStack Pricing

Starting from
US$95,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Transparent Pricing. No Contract. 100% Affordable.

Our pricing packages start at $95/month for either ApplicantStack Recruit or ApplicantStack Onboard which includes 1 Administrator/Recruiter and up to 5 Hiring Managers. For both ApplicantStack Recruit and ApplicantStack Onboard, the package price starts at $135/month.

Users can upgrade/downgrade plans at any time.

ApplicantStack Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • 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

  • Activity Tracking

Additional information for ApplicantStack

Key features of ApplicantStack

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity audit
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Applicant tracking
  • Applicant workflow
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Boolean search
  • Collaboration management
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic submission
  • Email notifications
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Self Service
  • Forms management
  • HR management
  • Job tracking
  • Jobs board
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll integration
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social recruiting
  • Talent acquisition
  • Third Party Integration
  • Training Management
  • Web integration
  • With Spark Hire Integration

Benefits

* Create customized postings from scratch or use a template to create your own library. Post jobs to your company website via your public job board, branded by us to look like you.

* Share your job postings with a single click to social media and job boards, helping you reach the best talent.

* Collaborate with your hiring team to score individual candidates and automatically screen applications for keywords or qualifications.

* Keep all of your applications in one spot, assigning stages to each posting and candidate, and tasks to your team members, so you know exactly where you stand

* Keep top talent engaged with our custom email tools, so they always know where they are in the hiring process.

* All this means you get the best talent in the door, your organization runs smoother, you and your boss are both happier, and you can stop pushing paper for good.

ApplicantStack FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ApplicantStack.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ApplicantStack offer?

ApplicantStack offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$95,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Transparent Pricing. No Contract. 100% Affordable.

Our pricing packages start at $95/month for either ApplicantStack Recruit or ApplicantStack Onboard which includes 1 Administrator/Recruiter and up to 5 Hiring Managers. For both ApplicantStack Recruit and ApplicantStack Onboard, the package price starts at $135/month.

Users can upgrade/downgrade plans at any time.

Q. What are the main features of ApplicantStack?

ApplicantStack offers the following features:

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity audit
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Applicant tracking
  • Applicant workflow
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Boolean search
  • Collaboration management
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic submission
  • Email notifications
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Self Service
  • Forms management
  • HR management
  • Job tracking
  • Jobs board
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll integration
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social recruiting
  • Talent acquisition
  • Third Party Integration
  • Training Management
  • Web integration
  • With Spark Hire Integration

Q. Who are the typical users of ApplicantStack?

ApplicantStack has the following typical customers:

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

Q. What languages does ApplicantStack support?

ApplicantStack supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ApplicantStack offer?

ApplicantStack has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does ApplicantStack support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices ApplicantStack supports

Q. What other apps does ApplicantStack integrate with?

ApplicantStack integrates with the following applications:

AxisCare, Dropbox, G Suite, Google Analytics, Google Drive, LinkedIn, Office 365, Spark Hire, Twitter, ZipRecruiter

Q. What level of support does ApplicantStack offer?

ApplicantStack offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials