Lever Software


 

Lever is a best-of-breed applicant tracking system suitable for companies of all sizes. Web-based and available worldwide, Lever features the ability to customize a job site, one-click sourcing, referral links, two-way email sync and more to help streamline recruiting efforts.

The candidate pipeline is customizable and provides insight into where applicants are dropping off in the process, while Gmail and Outlook calendar integration allows for interview scheduling.

Lever also has robust employee referral functionality, including shareable job links for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and a Google Chrome extension that allows employees to put a referral in the company pipeline right from their browser.

Reporting and analytics are also available so recruiters can see the return on different source efforts, and Lever allows for customization to build custom reports. Various assignable access levels can ensure that every user only sees what they need to while keeping applicant data confidential.

 

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    Feedback form
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    Interview schedule
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    Reporting and metrics
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    Collaborative notes
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    Candidate pipeline
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Kiersten from Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great ATS!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

- User friendly/intuitive system
- Candidate focused - all communications with the recruiting team, hiring teams, scheduling interviews, and feedback are all automated through Lever. There are no manual processes!
- An adaptable system that you can make what you want/need out of it.

Cons

- Doesn't fully integrate with Outlook which has caused some minor inconveniences e.g. our outlook calendar invites that are sent from the system don't have reminders automatically set in them (15 minute warning prior to interview) and our interview team has to manually delete them off their calendars if an interview is cancelled.

 
 

Danny from Tile
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Lever took us to the next level

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Customer Support

Great product - have not regretted our move. We're hiring faster than ever, and the company seems much more aligned in hiring.

Pros

- From the very beginning, Lever was high-touch and hands on with their implementation. This made what I thought would be the hardest part of the process very easy.
- Great UI, very intuitive. Far easier to get hiring managers to use a product that operates so easily.
- Built for collaboration. The product makes gathering feedback very simple and with customized feedback forms, it saves a lot of time--no longer are we chasing people around to get feedback. Candidates are much more satisfied.
- Open to suggestions. We've had issues or requests with the product that Lever has been very receptive to. I love that we can look forward to a constantly improving product.

Cons

- Reporting can be a bit limiting, but that comes with the territory when you have a product that is this easy and intuitive.
- Scheduling through Google Calendars (as some competitors do) would be a really nice plus.

 
 

Chelsea from Clara
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Good product- bad data

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

We have had great customer service and we love nurture. All the other basic tools are there- candidate mgmt, interview scheduling, feedback etc. It also has a really nice UI and a pretty self explanatory UX.

Cons

The data seems very unreliable. We get different numbers for the pipeline. There is not enough granularity for our metrics, we have to do most reports for our exec team manually.

 
 

Mike from Home Depot QuoteCenter
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2017

April 2017

Lever ... the best ATS available

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Value for Money

I have 17 years recruiting experience and have founded two recruiting firms, consulted for 5 startups in building the recruiting function, and now manage a talent acquisition team for a startup within a Fortune 30 company. I have used most of the major (and some unknown) Applicant Track Systems (Bullhorn, Jobvite, Maxhire, PCRecruiter, SmartRecruiters, to name a few) and none of them help move the pipeline and surface old candidates as well as Lever. Excellent product!

Pros

The ease of use if off the charts. The pipeline-centric UI makes the product very usable with little or no training.

Cons

The user permissions are a bit more complex than they need to be. The job posting service is decent, but could be improved to bring more traffic.

 
 

Diana from indico data solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great value with amazing support

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Value for Money

We've been with Lever for two years and the platform has only gotten better. Lever has allowed us to streamline our hiring process and save me a significant amount of time. They also have fully featured reporting which allows for you to dig deep into what is working and what is not in your hiring process. The platform itself offers the perfect amount of customization for me and my team, we're able to configure it (with the help of our amazing integration specialist) in a way that works best for us.

 
 

Katie from Engagio
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

We love Lever!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The UI is super intuitive. The learning period for comfortably navigating the system and time to value was minimal. This has been a great tool for our team and even better for our hiring managers who are loving the new system.

Cons

The only con I can think of is the scheduling feature. You have the ability to check your employee's availability on their calendar and it is not the most intuitive. However, Lever recognizes this and is working to make it better.

 
 

Shaya from PlanGrid
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Best ATS I've Used

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Highly recommend

Pros

Clean UI, Google Calendar integration, easy reporting, very easy data migration, amazing customer support

Cons

There are features (permission levels, confidential jobs, etc) that are missing, but will come with time.

 
 

James from Docurated
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

RLL = Recruiters Love Lever

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Lever is a very intuitive product, and takes the recruiting efforts of any organization to the next level. The interface is extremely user friendly, and helps streamline candidate experience. Their Customer Success team is amazing, and they are always willing to go above and beyond for their clients.

I first came across Lever when I was leading recruiting efforts at a startup called Bluecore. I was all but settled on selecting Greenhouse as our ATS, not because I thought it was better than Lever, but simply because Greenhouse was the ATS that I heard the most buzz about. Before pulling the trigger, though, I decided it would be a good idea to see what else was out there, and at least take a look at another option or two. I reached out to my Recruiter network, and my buddy at Foursquare mentioned to me that they were using Lever, and that he really liked it. I set up a demo, and the rest is history. Lever knocked the demo out of the park, and I have had an amazing relationship with the company since.

When I eventually left Bluecore to become the Director of Talent at Docurated, I made sure during the interview process that I would be able to bring Lever with me. The product is continuously improving, and I look forward to being a part of the ride.

Cons

I don't really have anything negative to say about Lever, as I am a big proponent of all of it's functionalities. If I had to pick something, I would suggest that Lever start working with more job posting sites to enhance it's capabilities on the frontend. Blasting out job postings to Indeed and other top job sites, besides for just Glassdoor and LinkedIn (I think you can only do this if you purchase job posting slots from these sites), would be awesome. Right now I am using Built In NYC in additional to Lever to ensure I get the most bang for my buck in regards to driving inbound candidate flow.

 
 

Carrie from Just In Time Staffing
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Lever.co, an applicant tracking system

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been extremely satisfied with Lever as a way to manage the hundreds of resumes we receive each month for our various open positions at our staffing agency.

Pros

Syncs with Gmail, very intuitive and user-friendly.

Cons

It does not post to job boards.

 
 

Caitlin from TicketCity
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great value

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Our whole team really like Lever. It has made our hiring process much more organized and has increased communication between our team and the candidates. Overall we are pleased with our choice! Their sourcing data and reporting could be improved in functionality and ease of use, but it has been a definite improvement.

Pros

User friendly, great for standardizing process and has improved communication between candidates, recruiters, hiring managers, etc.

Cons

Mass uploading all of our candidates on implementation affected our reporting results. Reporting is not as user friendly as the rest of the program. Lacks social recruiting options that other ATS software offers.

Advice to Others

Great value

 
 

Donovan from BCG Digital Ventures
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Good, Simple ATS with a few limitations

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I've been using Lever for over 6 months now and I'm happy for the most part. It's great if you need a simple candidate pipeline tool and highly value LinkedIn integration. The job posting page looks good, but the editing options are limited and it forces you into a few things I don't like (all caps section titles for ex.)

Pros

Ease of use, very fast, minimal clicks, great LinkedIn integration

Cons

their "Candidate Based" flow is intuitive and great for internal hiring. This product would be a poor choice for an agency for several reasons. There's nowhere for you to put notes in about the jobs postings, you have to keep this information somewhere else. Hard to search for previous job postings. It's really designed for an internal company that wants to hire multiples of the same profile.

Advice to Others

Test this thoroughly to make sure it will work for you. If it meets your needs it's great, if it feels like it falls short in critical areas, look to other products like Greenhouse.

 
 

Jeremy from Unata
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2016

September 2016

Strong product, one of the best out there!

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Likes Best

Product was very, very intuitive - a little bit more than others, actually. Easy to set up and great functionality (like many others, with integrations, email syncs, and critical sharing features to keep hiring managers engaged in the process).

Likes Least

Sales rep tried to go over the buyer's head, trying to circumvent the process - really rubbed leadership the wrong way. No way we were going to buy the product after a poorly-calculated decision like that... Very similar offering to others, but costing was higher and there would be rate increases after first year (whereas others, like Jazz, hold them constant).

Recommendations

Check out integrations - very powerful, but also be aware of the requirements for same before signing. Be wary of price increases after first term!

 
 

Karen from Lighthouse Software Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2016

September 2016

Easy Use - Short Learning Curve!

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Value for Money

Likes Best

We are a smaller company with just a couple of people doing recruiting. We wanted something that could be implemented quickly and with ease, was financially valuable and not over-priced, was easy to use, and would allow us to keep track of candidates that prefer to work on contract - so knowing when a candidate's existing contract was up was important. Lever provides all of this.

Likes Least

Using gmail to send multiple resumes to lever that will automatically upload with candidate data. Using the snooze feature, the scheduling feature is very easy to use and when scheduling multiple people, it's even easier.

Recommendations

Walk through your current process and see if the software would enhance your current process to make it faster and easier. Having an easier way to keep track of consultants, and with our recruiting staff being in different states, we wanted to make sure these issues were seamless.

 
 

Cat from Tune
Specialty: Software / Technology

April 2016

April 2016

Lever is #crushingit

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Likes Best

As a former user of Jobvite and most recently ICIMS. My outlook on ATSs before was that they all were the lesser of evils. Most solutions solve a few pain points but leaves you wanting so much more. From Day 1 Lever has changed that POV for me.

The UI is so intuitive. Wherever your brain thinks that a button should be or the next step in a process should be, it is there. The ramp up time for comfortably navigating the product was minimal. This has been great for our recruiting team and even better for our hiring mgrs who are loving working in the new system. It really helps to create a single information hub for all of our hiring.

It has the features I have always wanted from an ATS but never found in 1 solution. Deep reporting that is already built out, customization of templates, integration with LinkedIn to name a few. The Lever team is great about keeping us update on changes coming and listening to our input on features when it comes to product road map.

Likes Least

Their built in reporting is great but it would be great to be able to visualize this information within the platform. Right now you can export data and further visualize beyond just data tables in excel. If there was a future integration with a platform like Tableau, that could offer so really beautiful ways to look at data in a different form than tables.

Recommendations

The best ATS solution is all about understanding what your goals are as a recruiting org. If in-depth reporting, a super intuitive and easy to interact with system for recruiters and hiring mgrs, reasonable pricing & super responsive and personable support are on your list. This is the ATS for you.

 
 

Betsy from Framebridge
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Human Resources Manager

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Likes Best

It is easy to use. It tracks the information and makes the candidate and user experience easy.

Likes Least

I wish that background checks were integrated with the software. I wish it had the ability to have a candidate consent to a background check and interface to submit one as well.

Recommendations

It's easy to use and eliminates a lot of unnecessary steps often involved in the applicant experience.

 
 

Katrina from Datanyze
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Optimizing our hiring practices with the best ATS!

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Likes Best

As a Recruiter, I have seen my fair share of recruiting tools, and none has been able to "wow" me like Lever has! It has truly changed the way I reach out and follow up with candidates. We have been able to respond in a timely manner and move candidates through the pipelines at unprecedented rate hitting hiring goals for the team!

Not only is the team satisfied with the rate of hire and candidate pipeline, but we have had great feedback from applicants who felt the interview process had gone quickly and smoothly and we can attest that Lever really set us up to succeed in that aspect. From the automated template responses to the easy scheduling processes, Lever has truly transformed the way we hire!

Likes Least

Updates still to be made in mobile - but our Customer Success Rep always keeps us in the loop with feature progress!

Would also like to see a more visually friendly 'view all' calendar when scheduling.

Recommendations

Be sure to utilize the knowledge of your Customer Success Rep - It really helped us launch the platform for the office in a much more effective way.

 
 

Ali from TUNE
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Lever is GREAT!

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Likes Best

First off, the customer support is fantastic -- if I send an email, I know I'll get a helpful response within a timely manner. The UI is very user friendly, all features and buttons are where you expect them to be. Very straight forward, easy to use and simply the best!

Likes Least

There is still a bit of work that needs to be done on the job side. Currently, there is not a job approval workflow, but they mentioned it's in their roadmap.

Recommendations

Try it out - it's great and I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

 
 

Sabrina from TUNE
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Lever is the way to go for an ATS!

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Likes Best

Our team recently switched from a stagnant ATS to Lever and can't say enough positive things. A Recruiter on our team said, "Lever just does everything that your brain think it would do" ...which is why we love it. It's incredibly intuitive, modern, and it's reporting is fantastic. We are able to assess where bottlenecks are happening and it's added a standardization into our interview feedback process like none before. We are all very happy with Lever and continue to share with others how it's made our lives easier.

Likes Least

I can't think of anything. Perhaps having a deeper DocuSign integration, allowing for signatures but nothing major.

Recommendations

Do not be swayed by Greenhouse. We evaluated both and unanimously our team liked Lever more.

 
 

Rachael from RII
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Our engineers love Lever

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Likes Best

Software is excellent and support team has been responsive. The main differentiators for me are the excellent integration with Google Apps and the fact that the back-end db is configured to be candidate-centric rather than job req specific, meaning that candidates can be associated with multiple reqs and can be opened up again if they are a good fit down the road.

Our engineers love the system because it is easy to use and because you can give feedback directly from an email.

Likes Least

Few integrations with HR software (so far). An easier way for recruiting agencies to send candidates into the system.

Recommendations

Get demos from lots of places and ask for trial periods to kick the tires.

 
 

Tammy from Lumo Bodytech
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

BEST ATS system I've ever used!

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Likes Best

It's ease of use, the integration with Zenefits, DocuSign, Google calendar and many other things. The customer support is awesome and responds quickly and always follows up. I can customized my workflow with regard to recruiting.

Likes Least

Nothing that I can think of. Overall, it's just an AWESOME product!

Recommendations

You get a lot for the price and it's definitely worth every penny. Our company is involved in interviewing as a team and to be able to track comments, notes, feedback and emails and documents makes recruiting fun for everyone. No complaints at all!

Lever is able to make changes to workflow very quickly and provide great suggestions to customize.