ApplicantStack Software


 

ApplicantStack, is a web-based applicant tracking and onboarding solution specifically designed to suit the needs of small and mid-sized organizations.

Applicant Stack offers tools to help companies generate online employment applications, create and post new open positions, share positions on social media, and build screening questionnaires to accompany online applications. As a part of the onboarding module, users can manage new hire paperwork, communications, tasks, and employee information in a single place. 

The software is hosted, so there is no need to invest in IT infrastructure or support. Most of their customers have reported implementing the software in a couple of weeks. 

ApplicantStack comes standard with customer service and support, both over the phone and via email, at no additional cost; since 2007, they have worked with companies across all vertical markets. No long-term commitment or contract is required, and a free 15-day trial is available. 

 

ApplicantStack - New job entry
 
  • ApplicantStack - New job entry
    New job entry
  • ApplicantStack - Screening questions creation
    Screening questions creation
  • ApplicantStack - Screening questions scoring
    Screening questions scoring
  • ApplicantStack - View candidate record
    View candidate record
  • ApplicantStack - Browse candidate database
    Browse candidate database
  • ApplicantStack - Voluntary self-identification form
    Voluntary self-identification form
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Wendy from Clear Resolution Consulting
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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user friendly, easy to get up and running, good technical support, they are adding more features regularly, some customization available, speeds up the job posting process, makes reporting easy, webinars are very helpful,

Cons

The system needs custom reporting options. The standard options do not always fit our needs. But this has been only a minor issue for us.

 
 

Nicole from ITHACA
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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Managing candidate information is important for us. Sometimes we call candidate in the future when we have a need for their skills. Applicant stack helps us managing and keeping the candidate data in various stages. We can easily define which candidate needs to be contacted in the future and can manage their information accordingly. it helps with backing up the information as well.

Advice to Others

Candidate management is easy using this app. Information is kept in a secure way. All information is easily accessible as needed.

 
 

Matt from IdealU
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Reporting on hiring process helps management

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We use applicant stack for our HR operations. We manage hiring, evaluations, skill training etc. using this app. We also get great reporting out of applicant stack. We show the summary of hiring process to our management team regularly. It includes how many people applied, how many interviews help and how many people got hired. So we get a detailed summary report.

Advice to Others

Good app for managing to report for hiring needs. Detailed reporting can be extracted out of this software to present to your management team.

 
 

Steve from IT Hands Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Resume parsing helps a lot

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This is a great software for managing candidate information. One of the great things is resume parsing. It can parse specific elements from the resume which helps our HR and data processing team a lot. Helps with a number of Reports for the status of hiring.

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Good software for companies who get a lot of resume every day. You can parse resume for specific keywords which helps to find the details easily from the resumes.

 
 

Alan from Ftech int.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

HR process got improved!

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I have seen significant improvement with HR process using this application. Not only the hiring process, but another HR process including training etc can be managed within this application. Reporting module helps a lot for weekly and monthly data reports. Good App for management.

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Helpful application for HR department. Can manage a number of tasks on the daily basis. Helps primarily with hiring and other HR needs as well.

 
 

Jeremy from gst stairs
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Applicant Stack helps with posting jobs online

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We are able to post the jobs online. Applicant stack helps us create a form and provides embedded code to integrated with our website. It helps people to apply for a job from our website only.

Advice to Others

For managing basic hiring process, this is a helpful app. Can work for ATS management and help with basic HR needs.

 
 

Danielle from SCSI LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

HR Generalist

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Before we looked into getting a different applicant tracking system I found applicant stack to be intuitive and easy to use. Once we started looking into other systems I found applicant stack to be a little behind in terms of capability and functionality. There is similar software that has more capability for a fraction of the cost of applicant stack.

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Great system very easy to use

Cons

Cost in comparison to some of the newer software providers

 
 

Nahomie from Assisting Hands
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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ApplicantStack is easy to use and very organized. I like how you can contact people directly from there to set up interviews or just to email new applicants. I also like the way it can export applications to another software that we use.

Advice to Others

This software is very good for hiring managers and any human resource person.

 
 

Rebecca from Supply Chain Services International
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

ApplicantStack /How it

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I had no experience with ApplicantStack until my current job in which that was the ATS system used. It was relatively easy to understand and use, however extremely complex to pull data from. There was the normal mass of canned reports and fields for customization, but many times you had to pull separate reports to get the needed information and then manually merge them. They have ways to go to catch up to the competition.

Pros

Easy to use on daily basis
Customer support was relatively responsive.

Cons

Data export/customized reports difficult and cumbersome
Minimal technology advancements.

Advice to Others

If you are on a strict budget it's definitely a workable no frills option.

 
 

Melissa from CRC
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great product, especially for the price!

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We've been using ApplicantStack for about 6 months now, and we really love it! We're a very small company with a small budget, but have a lot of recruiting needs. Similar products we looked at charged 10 times as much, but ApplicantStack is affordable and is really a substantial product. On the recruiting side, it's very simple to post jobs, track candidates through the workflow stages, and automatically email/disposition candidates as needed. And the onboarding portal is fantastic; all of our new employees say it's the easiest onboarding process they've been through. It works just about "out of the box", but you can customize it to fit your specific needs, and they have a great help team (located in the US) that is very responsive when help is needed.

 
 

Kurt from UW Oshkosh Business Success Center
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great Software for the price

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You can't beat the price for ApplicantStack! They are just as powerful as the other applicant tracking systems, but without the high price tag. Despite the cons I would highly recommend them to anyone!

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They really get to know you, and your business and the needs associated with you and your business. Prompt with email help, they replied within about two hours.

Cons

Not integrated yet with Shibboleth yet, and when you call for phone support you never get anyone, you only get voicemails which is kinda frustrating sometimes.

Advice to Others

They are great for small to large businesses with their powerful tools.

 
 

Scott from Hospice of Dayton
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Love ease of use

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Great software, easy to set up and implement. Only took a week to set up and used to this day! Staff id friendly and helpful. Love how you can choose what job boards to post to.

 
 

Trish from OnTrack Mgmt Group
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

ApplicantStack for small company

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I work with clients to help them with recruiting and other HR needs, and have worked within ApplicantStack through one of my clients. ApplicantStack is a good, simple solution for small businesses.

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I like the ability to create custom work flows as well as candidate scoring and Boolean search options. This system is very efficient for the cost in comparison to other ATS's I've interacted with. I also like that it is easy to show history and communicate through this system.

Cons

As far as I can tell, complete OFCCP compliance either isn't available or is only available with a larger plan. With the smaller plan you only get 1 admin and up to 5 hiring managers, but many small companies can make due with that since you can switch the users as needed.

Advice to Others

When considering ATS's in general, I would always make sure the system has the reporting you may need for compliance. Also, being able to communicate with hiring managers and candidates through the system is very helpful because it keeps all of the documentation in one easy-to-access place.

 
 

Chris from MSB Consulting
Specialty: Consulting

September 2016

September 2016

Top-quality product

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ApplicantStack's customer service is fast and friendly. We've contacted them numerous times about questions and job portal formatting changes, and they've helped us every step of the way.

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The interface of ApplicantStack has a learning curve and is somewhat tricky. However, after the initial setup growing pains, the system offers a lot of options and control.

Recommendations

I highly recommend trying demos for as many Applicant Tracking Systems as possible. That's how we decided to use ApplicantStack. The different software products handle slightly differently, and so what is best for one company/HR department may not be the best for others.

 
 

Erin Mary from Connelly Partners
Specialty: Advertising

September 2016

September 2016

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The User Interface, that's right, the design of the pages themselves is what keeps bringing me back to ApplicantStack

The information architecture and logically placed buttons make for a well done UX

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The sales team is very hard to get in touch with; when I was looking to purchase, I had to jump through hoops to find them.

Recommendations

play around with lots of ATS offerings before you choose, but remember you'll live in this application 2080 hours a year if you area busy recruiter

 
 

Laura from Fusion Logistics
Specialty: Transportation

September 2016

September 2016

Outstanding Flexible Onboarding Software

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Terrific software that is more flexible than most of what we looked at, so it works well for our very unique hiring needs. Vendor support is very responsive and has made a lot of custom enhancements for us at no or very reasonable cost. Software is continually improving with new releases.

Likes Least

We would prefer to have an option to easily capture actual written signatures electronically vs electronic signatures.

Recommendations

Find out if other companies doing the same type of work are using it. Onboarding needs can vary dramatically, and some software packages have strengths and weaknesses by industry.

 
 

Aaron from Child Care Staffing Inc.
Specialty: Education

September 2016

September 2016

Great Product for Streamlined operations.

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Autotriggers and stage changes. Also the onboarding feature that's being built

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reports and customizations aren't flexible. They don't help setting up metrics either

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Its great for simple pipeline use, not complex pipelines

 
 

Christy from MSB Consulting
Specialty: Consulting

September 2016

September 2016

Awesome & comprehensive ATS with great tech support services

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We evaluated several ATSs and ApplicantStack was the only ATS we found that was budget-friendly yet offered all of the functionality that we required (which was a lot). You get way more than what you pay for, and our experience with the vendor in terms of tech support and sales has been nothing short of stellar. We utilized ApplicantStack's integration services and customization options which were both very cost-effective for what we wanted and the amount of work that we requested. Everyone was amazing to work with!

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The user interface isn't as "sexy" or sleek as some other budget ATSs out there, but for us function far outweighed form so we selected ApplicantStack as our ATS. It doesn't incorporate some of the newer functionality that other ATSs offer such as tagging candidates (e.g., "#salescandidate"), but we have found other work-arounds for being able to effectively manage a "future candidate" pool. Lastly, it does take a while to get up and running but this period of time may not be significant if your company is very small and you don't need a lot of frills with your candidate communications documents, job application, or pre-screening questionnaires. We thought long and hard about our entire recruitment process as we are building up our recruitment processes, so it took longer as ApplicantStack doesn't offer consultants to walk you through every phase of the process like you may have with a larger ATS roll-out. This is to be expected, however, with an ATS of this quality and low cost.

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Do not discount ApplicantStack just because they don't have a big name like Taleo. They offer an amazing product for the budget-conscious company, and I hate to even associate the word "budget" with this tool as it is so functionally comprehensive that the term "budget" seems to downplay its utility. Perhaps a better word is value. Definitely recommend for consideration.

 
 

Neha from Themis Medicare
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals

September 2016

September 2016

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Managing candidate information is important for us. Sometime we call candidate in the future when we have a need for their skills. Applicant stack helps us managing and keeping the candidate data in various stages. We can easily define which candidate needs to be contacted in the future and can manage their information accordingly. it helps with backing up the information as well.

Likes Least

Sometimes we want to schedule meetings with the candidates for their interview. if this tool can help sending candidate a calendar invitation for the meeting time, that will be best.

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Candidate management is easy using this app. Information is kept in a secure way. All information is easily accessible as needed.

 
 

Laura from CentraCare
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

September 2016

September 2016

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Easy to use this product. Getting started and setting up is easy. Love the onboarding feature

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So far nothing I don't like. Everything is easy to use. Customer support is quick and friendly.

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Great value for the cost. I research other with all the options and this was the best value.

 
 
 
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