Workable

Workable

The leading Applicant Tracking System & Recruiting Software

4.4/5 (346 reviews)

Workable Overview

Workable’s recruiting software has helped 20,000 companies find, evaluate and hire over one million candidates. Building insights gathered from every hire back into its ATS, companies using Workable move from the requisition to offer stage faster.

Empowering customers—from fast-growth start-ups to global organizations—to hire the best, Workable’s hiring software finds more candidates than anyone else. It supports one-click job board advertising across all the best jobs boards, over 700 SEO-optimized job descriptions, and mobile-friendly career pages. With automated candidate sourcing technology built-in, it finds qualified passive candidates at scale too. Powered by AI and machine learning, Workable searches over 400 million online profiles, scans them to recommend best fit candidates and then targets those candidates on social media using automated, personalized outreach.

Workable’s talent acquisition software brings in-house recruiters and hiring teams together so teams can progress with pace to evaluate candidates as soon as they’ve found them. Trackable communication, real-time calendar sync and a top-rated mobile app streamline the process. While interview kits and scorecards make decision-making fairer and more accurate. Using bulk emails and templates, and by empowering candidates to schedule their own interviews at a time that suits, it’s easy to keep candidates informed and engaged. Once the perfect candidate’s been found, automated offer letters make it easy to move fast and make it official. And, after they’re hired, Workable’s applicant tracking system provides recruiting reports to review process and plan future strategy.

Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Workable Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
91% positive reviews
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Excellent
129
Very good
19
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Rose D.

JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR, AND MORE!!!!

Reviewed on 2015/05/29
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The software is well thought out, and by far the ONLY affordable option we found on the market. The fact that our employment ads, once on Workable, automatically go out to many FREE job sites without any further action on our part is a huge plus and has led to our being able to have more applications to review (and even more than we can handle sometimes -- but that's HARDLY a complaint!) Workable has been a blessing to our company. I know that sounds cliche', but it's definitely true. I personally spoke with various vendors and attended a few online demos of other options, but the pricing was way beyond what our company's budget could handle! The President of our Company would only support monthly fees that were next to nothing, and I did not believe that such a product existed -- we had also searched a year or so ago, to no avail due to pricing. (Unfortunately I did not come across Workable at that time, or we would be a year into using it by now! The vendor has a helpful, down-to-earth approach. I have received an email or two (often from more than one rep) AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK asking how we like the product and if there is anything Workable can do to further support us. Workable's reps understand the right balance of "helpful". To receive phone calls would be annoying because our office environment is hectic and it's much more efficient to be able to communiate via email. I like receiving their messages, because it provides a quick and easy avenue to address questions or concerns. Any time I have asked a question through email, I have received a response very quickly.

Cons

I do not have any significant complaints. The one thing that the Workable software does not include is a pre-made space for an applicant to input their middle name. In instances where an applicant has a very common first and last name, we WANT that middle name (call us crazy!?!). I approached a Workable rep about this (via trusty email!) and he said that they have found that, in the absence of a specific Middle Name block, applicants tend to put their first and middle name in the First Name block. This has not been our experience at all, and I found that answer a bit offputting -- but it's far from a major issue! The software allows for users to add fields beyond the generic, but I believe applicants would be more apt to fill in their middle name if the block was there, front and center. Some applicants just leave the name space we added blank since it's "after the fact". Again though, if this is our biggest problem, we will still prosper with the help of this software!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Diana H.

The Easiest Applicant Tracking Software to Figure Out

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/07/11
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We're a startup with less than 15 people trying to hire 4-5 more. We have two people in charge of recruiting.

After getting in touch with other ATS' (Lever, BreezyHR, Jobvite, HiringThing, the Applicant Stack), we went with Workable. This is possibly simply because most of those other softwares put me into a sales cycle queue, and I had to wait 3-4 days before I could talk to someone or see a demo. Meanwhile, Workable lets you sign up for a trial, and gets out of your way. I figured everything out on my own in 20 minutes. I think this is a testament to how well built their UI is-- you don't need a 30 minute handheld demo to figure it out, unlike other ATS (apparently).

To compare, BreezyHR was also fairly intuitive, but we liked the feel of Workable better. Lever is also VERY beautiful software, but we got quoted around 6k/year (no monthly option). Meanwhile, Workable, is 200/mo for 4 jobs (monthly, not annual contract), and has 98% of the same functionality. Lever, based on the demo I got from their very nice saleslady, seems better if you're a big company where you need help streamlining communication quickly between departments, or want help auto-nurturing your recruited candidates. That just wasn't us, we're smaller and only hiring 4-5 people right now.

Workable was easy to figure out, responsive, customizable, and I liked the monthly pay option. I would recommend it to any startup or small company, without any hesitation.

Also, if you're recruiting...the real Workable seller is the People Search function. I almost don't want to talk about it, because I don't want other people to know about it.

Pros

-Incredibly intuitive interface
-Upfront pricing that's easy to understand and reasonable (not great, but reasonable)
-Customizable pipeline
-People Search Chrome extension is INCREDIBLE and no one else has it.
-Easy, one step posting to multiple job sites (free and premium)
-Custom links so applicants can apply from anywhere and still end up in your pipeline.
-On/Off mode: You can pay monthly when you're hiring, and stop when you have no active jobs. You won't lose your data.

Cons

-A few bugs (software doesn't always fetch a photo when you put in an email, even if it finds multiple social profiles)
-Customer Support isn't immediate (you have to email, but they usually respond in <6 hours)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Victoria H.

Excellent Service and Job Posting Portal

Reviewed on 2015/04/02
Review Source: Capterra

Working with Workable is great! The system is very intuitive and straight forward; it is easy to use, understand, customize, and looks neat and professional. Categories for candidates are well organized and it is easy to manage candidates who were not selected versus those we would like to see continue through the interviewing and hiring process. We have received many hits on our postings and have quality candidates applying for each position we post.

I love how un-cluttered Workable is. Workable has everything we need to successfully fill our positions, and has nothing that we don't need. Our company "careers" page looks very professional, modern, and we love that it can be used on its own as a link from our company page, or embedded via code into our page directly.

I also enjoy the fact that if we're not reaching a good audience using the standard free listings, we have the option for a small fee to make our job posting premier or sponsored on the site of our choice for greater visibility. Haven't had to use this yet though as we're happy with the candidates currently coming in.

It's really easy to add users, hiring managers, and external recruiters to Workable and assign job openings to them. We hire for a lot of different locations and it is great to have a manager 3000 miles away be able to manage their candidates on their own with ease.

Resume upload and parsing is great and helped us from the transition from an old job posting portal to Workable. I uploaded hundreds of resumes from active jobs we had open with the old system into the new posts we made with Workable, and the process took all of 10 minutes with no data entry involved on my end. All our candidates are saved and attached to their proper jobs, and nothing was lost in the transition.

Workable customer service is very prompt and polite, and always resolve our questions and inquiries quickly and with great advice and support. Workable shows that they value their customers and will work with us to train us in their system, help with setup and any issues we may encounter. To be honest we don't really have a lot of issues with Workable to begin with, but the few we had (getting them set up as a vendor because they are not based in the US and basics of learning ins and outs of the system) have been resolved to our expectations.

A+ service at an A+ value.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Katy I.

An ATS that works

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

works for me

Pros

-easy to find candidates by name
-easy to edit job descriptions

Cons

-no custom sharing links
-would like to be able to tailor messages to candidates more
-would like to be able to filter candidates based on certain criteria
-would like to be able to search for candidates by last 4 digits of phone number

Response from Workable Software

Thanks for your feedback - we're glad you enjoy using Workable! Your account manager and our support team are always here to help come up with solutions to any problems you encounter.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Caleb W.

Easy to Use and Cost Effective

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/17
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

It's a good company and a good platform that is easy to use. If you are looking for a more cost effective option and are okay with losing some of the features you would get with a bigger ATS, Workable is a good choice. They do focus on rolling out new features and I am excited to see what happens next with them.

Pros

Very easy to use system, and the interfaces are intuitive for admins, users, and applicants. Each job goes out to 12 free job boards and candidates find it very easy to apply. Also allows candidates to apply with LinkedIn. Tracking of candidates through each job process is very easy with the "Bins" that peoples can flow through. Email templates, interview templates help keep the process simple and effective. Workable allows for each integration with HRIS, screening tools, and other interfaces.

Cons

Not much customization available depending on the price point you are willing to pay. More of an out-of-box software and does not allow the flexibility you would see with some other bigger ATS's. Some features you

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Workable Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Workable’s pricing is simple: What you pay is based on how many people you plan to hire.

Hire as needed - Access essential recruiting features, only when you need them. Billed monthly, it’s a flexible option priced perfectly for those with short-term or occasional hiring needs.

Hire at scale - Access our full suite of talent acquisition and applicant tracking features, including premium add-ons, to find and hire the people you need to grow, all year long.

Workable Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Portal
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Third Party Integration

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Workable

Key features of Workable

  • API
  • E-mail candidates, including mass mailing and mail templates
  • Easily import your existing resume database
  • Email & phone support
  • Fully-customizable questions and requirements for applicants
  • Google Chrome Extension for one-click candidate sourcing
  • Hiring & applicant tracking workflow
  • Hiring tasks arranged as a straightforward to-do list
  • Hosted, mobile optimized, branded career pages
  • Interview kits and scorecards
  • Lightning-fast resume parsing
  • Offer letters & approvals
  • Post to popular job boards without paying a fortune
  • Recruiting and sourcing reports
  • Seamless integration with Gmail and Google Calendar
  • Social media recruitment
  • iOS and Android app

Benefits

  • Target hard-to-find, qualified talent with built-in, AI-powered sourcing technology which scans 400 million online profiles then reaches out to best-fit candidates.

  • Find more candidates per job using SEO-optimized job descriptions and one-click advertising across all the best jobs boards.

  • Build a complete hiring toolkit from a suite of over 40 integrations—from HRISs to productivity software.

  • Centralize all requisitions, budgets and approvals and engage all stakeholders with real-time reporting.

  • Take the effort out of compliance with automated tools for GDPR and EEOC.

  • Implement in under 2 weeks with a dedicated account manager and support received within 25 minutes, if you need it (85% of our customers don’t).

  • Workable FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Workable.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Workable offer?

    Workable offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$99,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Workable’s pricing is simple: What you pay is based on how many people you plan to hire.

    Hire as needed - Access essential recruiting features, only when you need them. Billed monthly, it’s a flexible option priced perfectly for those with short-term or occasional hiring needs.

    Hire at scale - Access our full suite of talent acquisition and applicant tracking features, including premium add-ons, to find and hire the people you need to grow, all year long.

    Q. What are the main features of Workable?

    Workable offers the following features:

    • API
    • E-mail candidates, including mass mailing and mail templates
    • Easily import your existing resume database
    • Email & phone support
    • Fully-customizable questions and requirements for applicants
    • Google Chrome Extension for one-click candidate sourcing
    • Hiring & applicant tracking workflow
    • Hiring tasks arranged as a straightforward to-do list
    • Hosted, mobile optimized, branded career pages
    • Interview kits and scorecards
    • Lightning-fast resume parsing
    • Offer letters & approvals
    • Post to popular job boards without paying a fortune
    • Recruiting and sourcing reports
    • Seamless integration with Gmail and Google Calendar
    • Social media recruitment
    • iOS and Android app

    Q. Who are the typical users of Workable?

    Workable has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Workable support?

    Workable supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Workable offer?

    Workable has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Workable support mobile devices?

    Workable supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Workable integrate with?

    Workable integrates with the following applications:

    APIANT, Bitium, Cyfe, HireSelect, Namely, ProjectManager.com, Tableau, Tazio, Workato, bob

    Q. What level of support does Workable offer?

    Workable offers the following support options:

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