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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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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Ed from RevZilla
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Strong ATS Platform

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Value for Money

Lever is the 7th ATS that I have used professionally and I have demoed many others, it is one of the best out there. We went through our selection process a year ago and ended up demoing 13 ATS providers and they were the best for our needs. We couldn't be happier with Lever and plan on being a long-time customer.

Pros

-Great UI/UX-very intuitive and easy to use
-Good tracking capabilities: Can create unique URLs, each employee has a unique social/employee referral link, you can drop a Google Analytics tag, and can embed tracking pixels
-Easy to get buy-in across the organization
-Adds efficiency to the recruiting team saving recruiters and coordinators time in our day to day. We had to do a ton of manual work with our last ATS.
-High engagement: Many of our team members weren't a big fan of our previous ATS and now they have turned into power users
-Chrome Extension and integrations with other sourcing tools to be able to easily import candidates into Lever to manage the pipeline
-Gmail and Google Calendar integration so you can do everything from one platform and not have to continually go back and forth when communicating and scheduling candidates
-They are continually upgrading their software as we have been a customer less than a year and have seen many new beneficial releases
-Have a CRM product(Lever Nurture)
-Great support from initial contact through implementation
-During the sales process, they really took the time to understand our business and recruiting processes
-Easy to create customized reports
-Tons of partner integrations
-Streamlined and easy implementation process

Cons

-Doesn't have automated social referral distribution. Employees can't schedule their job posts via social, they need to do it manually each time through Lever.
-They don't have Live Chat for customer service
-When setting up your job application, if you choose to have a resume as required then the 'Apply with LinkedIn' is pointless. If they 'Apply with LinkedIn' then they still need to upload a resume. Unfortunately, 'Apply with LinkedIn' doesn't cover the resume requirement.

 
 

Bob from Clarity Insights
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Good tool with excellent customer support

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Functionality

Product Quality

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Value for Money

Pros

Lever is a great tool that is allowing our company more flexability in their recruiting processes than ever before. Their customer support is outstanding. They work hard with you to understand your requirements and then implement what you asked for or explain why the software can't do it the way you would like.

Cons

Which brings me to the one flaw with the product - if you have requirements that are not in the current software capabilities, they must go through an evaluation by Lever to decide if they should be added to its implementation roadmap at some point down the line. So be careful during the selection process to make sure that everything that is a high priority requirement for you can be handled by the current version of the software.

 
 

Mark from CrowdRiff
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

A clean and easy way to track applicants

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Overall Lever is a great tool that is perfect for small to medium sized teams. It has enabled us to stay on top of key candidates and make our hiring process much more streamlined.

Pros

- Easy to use
- Simple collaboration with team members
- Nice UI/UX
- Templated options to save time and ensure consistency through the hiring process

Cons

- Analytics isn't completely intuitive
- Applicant duplication isn't easy to manage
- No ability to update candidate pipeline on your own

 
 

Nazli from Kiddom
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great customer service makes all the difference

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Value for Money

Customer rep is a rockstar

Pros

overall great way to keep track of candidates in your pipeline

Cons

better reporting needed - UI not the greatest when searching or customizing reports. Also, want more ease of importing candidates from frequently viewed sites i.e. linked in so candidate names are copied directly instead of being handwritten

 
 

Victoria from Prime 8 Consulting
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Neat features, too many functional flaws

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Too many functional flaws and not fixed when working with customer support

Pros

Great feature offering such as email integration, send on behalf of, reporting with click down features into number, and the chrome extension

Cons

The email integration does not work well... continually pulls in the wrong email threads into candidate profiles, and also uploads wrong contact info and even files!! The data changes and is not accurate, and we tested this a few times. To have key data changed, we have to contact support to have them change it. Very weak compatibility with Outlook/Windows and when calendar invitations are sent out, the wrong time continually presents itself on the invitations. Also, too many .png files are pulled into a candidate profile (a result of the email integration) which ends up crowding up the candidate profile and key files are hard to find as a result.

 
 

Phil from Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

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Pros

I really appreciate all of the help and support I (we) get from the Lever team. The trainings, resources and ticketing system has been extremely helpful. The system has provided us with a lot of functionality that we have never had before. We are able to track all of the activity on each candidate in one place, comments, notes, emails, feedback, and ratings. This has also allowed us to be truly compliant with our recruiting process.

Cons

One of the things I know is in production is an alert to the hiring manager when there has been a candidate that has applied.

 
 

Jessica from Lost My Name
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

The best ATS of my career!

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Value for Money

I love Lever and I have worked with it for over 4 years and 3 companies; I've seen it go from strength to strength.

Pros

Ease of use
Integrations (Docusign, LinkedIn, Slack, so many more!)
Reporting +++
Sourcing and workflow creation

Cons

Very little, to be honest, the system really does have few flaws... but my main gripe:
Scheduling in interview view

 
 

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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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

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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!

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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.

 
 
 
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Edyta from IDH Media
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

It helped me to speed up the recruitment process a lot.

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Reporting is very helpful to manage hiring manager expectations and manage team responsibilities to see how well we are doing and where are backlogs who needs help etc.

Cons

I get the feedback that it is not as intuitive as expected, plus no mobile app, this is highly wanted.

Source: Capterra
 

Timothy from Sticker Mule

June 2017

June 2017

Easy and efficient.

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Lever has helped significantly to streamline our applicant review, interview, and hiring processes. The UI and pipelines are intuitive. The reporting is extensive and easy to read.

Cons

We would like to see more customization options on the frontend. A calendar where users can schedule interviews would also be great. I believe this feature is in the works.

Source: Capterra
 

Bilal from Appuri, Inc.

June 2017

June 2017

Very positive - would recommend highly

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We wanted something that could be implemented quickly and easily, it was also important that the price made sense for the value. We¿ve found that the system is intuitive and allows us to keep track of candidates in an organized way. Lever has provided all of this.

The UI is 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

Some of the UI decisions are odd. It took me a long time to figure out how to set up default feedback forms, for example.

Source: Capterra
 

james from Stealth AI company
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Lever is excellent software

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spending less time on tracking candidates... less falling through cracks

Pros

Super easy to learn and use. Makes quick, efficient applicant tracking super easy. The @ messaging is very useful. All around great UI

Cons

Small thing... the way we setup running projects (part of our interview project) could be a little better... basically it is setup as though project completion is an interview... this gives a deadline and starts prompting the engineer to provide feedback, but it would be better if you could see "Project start date" Project End Date" and duration of project

Source: Capterra
 

doreen from VOYAGE AUTO, INC.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Cannot return to life recruiting before Lever

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Integrated place where my colleagues and I can keep track of candidates. Also love form emails! Sign up process was amazing as they tutor you as well as customizing the software. Have saved many hours because of Lever!

Cons

Have to pay substantial premium for certain integrations. However, basic Lever is great and sufficient for most uses.

Source: Capterra
 

Kate from CloudHealth Technologies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

You CANNOT find a better ATS

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EVERYTHING about leading a talent function is easier with Lever.

Pros

The ability to easily implement and adopt this software was critical and a major reason we decided on Lever. Given company wide adoption was necessary for our new ATS, ensuring we found something that everyone from Talent to Engineering, and everything in between would be comfortable with was key. Lever makes it easy for everyone, at all different levels, to get value from the platform. Since adoption, the participation around recruitment activity such as referrals and interview feedback has dramatically increased.

Cons

It honestly becomes a bit difficult for me to think of a true "con" to this software. Anytime there has been an update or new feature that i thought wasn't the right way to go, I've been completely wrong. The Lever team listens to their customers, understands our needs, and delivers on it before we even have a chance to know it was something that needed to be fixed. If I REALLY had to think of something, it would be that I can't group my users by team in administrative settings. It would be great to search by team/group vs. name.

Source: Capterra
 

Shane from 15Five

May 2017

May 2017

Can't imagine living without Lever now that I have it

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Simple, intuitive and easy to setup. We went from managing all our candidates in our inboxes, which inevitably meant we dropped some balls and didn't create the best experience for people that wished to work with us. Lever was setup in short order and immediately brought organization to a chaotic and overwhelming process. A couple of months in and I'm still really enjoying how it's streamlined our recruiting and hiring process.

Cons

Would love to see a bit more color in the app - sometimes all the greyscale feels a bit dry and lifeless. Great UI and UX but would love some more color!

Source: Capterra
 

Tory from Prime 8 Consulting

May 2017

May 2017

Lever offers neat features, but...

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Unfortunately the frustrations outweigh benefits with Lever. Too many functinoal and data flaws.

Pros

Features that get folks excited like the chrome extension, email integration (files from emails are auto uploaded with this integration).

Cons

Too many functional flaws. Wrong emails and contact information are pulled into the wrong candidate profiles. The data is not trustworthy and very concerning. Compatibility with Windows is very weak/poor. Very difficult to build candidate pipelines, and not much capabiility to customize.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Cogo Labs
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Intuitive & flexible software that has really energized and enabled a collaborative hiring process

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Very collaborative, great reporting, offers my execs & staff a very transparent look into our pipeline.

Pros

Set up just works. Integration with email & calendar & Slack are as simple as one click. The UI is very intuitive and easy to navigate. Very easy to find what you want and understand your next steps. Clearly built from the ground up with collaboration in mind- very easy to chat with coworkers and hiring managers and share thoughts on candidates. And all backed by a world class customer support & success teams. One of the best onboarding experiences I've never had.

Cons

The color scheme is almost too minimalist- a few more pops of color here and there might not go amiss. That's about it. I've been through 3 ATS implementations in the past 5 years and this is the only system I want to use for the rest of my career. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Source: Capterra
 

Ashley from Simpli.fi

May 2017

May 2017

Vast improvement in the automation of our young, growing tech company's hiring process

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I love its seamless integration with the tools we most use--Gmail, Google Calendar, Slack, Abacus, and Docusign. It has made our entire hiring process more seamless as a result.

For applicants, it provides a more professional, personalized (if templated!) experience than what our young company had previously afforded.

For our People Operations department (of one) it has vastly improved our organization of resumes. Previously, I received from multiple sources (hand-delivered resumes, forwarded emails of resumes, dozens of job boards) often receiving resumes from people who were not directly involved with the hiring process. Lever has helped keep the channels of communication open between varying levels of involvement, equipping team members to track at the distance that makes the most sense for them.

Furthermore, it has renewed energy throughout the company regarding our democratic hiring process. It is helpful that all team members can refer candidates more easily to the wider team, and that they can see all of their feedback forms/interviews in once place. The Slack reminders regarding feedback prove helpful since so much of our work is carried out via Slack.

I also very much enjoyed the implementation process with Phil. He made clear that there is no dumb question. He was consistently friendly, and empathetic when there were obstacles in the implementation. He had a great way of allowing me to train by doing instead of training by sight.

Cons

I look forward to the tool having more options in terms of auto-text/mail-merge. For example, it would be great if email templates had some options for dates and times. I also wish that it were possible to add multiple locations to a particular posting. I created a location called "Multiple Locations," but it'd be nice to have more specific cities listed. Perhaps I'm missing something though and this is an option. I'm still very young in my use of this tool.

I also wish that the workflow process could be manipulated by super admins. If ever we need to make an edit to the workflows, we will need to contact Lever's support team. I have no doubt they will be responsive. I simply wish we were empowered to customize this ourselves as needs change. It'd be great if each department could customize their own flow for their different hiring processes.

Also, the cost was nearly prohibitive for our small company. I was glad that the team worked with us on this. I trust that if we can expand its use across departments (instead of the initially approved Client Success team), the company will see its full value. Right now it's a bit costly for our 1-person People Ops 'team' in its primary focus on Client Success hires. I think to get full use out of this platform, we would need a full-time recruiter--possibly using the Teamable and LinkedIn Recruiter integrations that Lever affords.

Source: Capterra
 

Sam from eShares

April 2017

April 2017

Flexible ATS for a growing company!

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Lever is a great, flexible ATS. It's a candidate centric software, meaning it focuses on candidate first over individual jobs. You can add the same candidate to multiple roles and compare them across multiple roles. This is what I like most about Lever.

In addition many features are very intuitive - for example I like that drop down menus also become type-able so you don't have to scroll through a lot of option.

Little details like this make Lever a joy to use! It's great for growing organizations with 5-55 roles open! :)

Source: Capterra
 

Olivia from Project Management Advisors, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Intuitive and Great Customer Support

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We had spreadsheets and emails before Lever. As our company continues to grow, we recognized that we needed a solution. TGI Lever! The platform is super intuitive and has made a vast improvement in our organizational abilities.

Plus, their customer service throughout the implementation process was above and beyond expectations. Extremely impressed! Shout out to Elisa who answered literally every question I had.

Pros

intuitive, clean, connects seamlessly to Outlook, feedback prompts via email

Cons

email feed is not always in chronological order, difficult to work with recruiter who doesn't have company email address

Source: Capterra
 

Louis from Sketchfab

April 2017

April 2017

Lever empowers our team, without a needing a full-time recruiter

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We grow fast, so we needed to tool us to manage this growth. Lever has been super helpful, and now empowers our team so that everyone can review applications, interview people and hire talents without a daily and close intervention of a recruiting manager. The platform is clean and super easy to use, and their customer service is super dedicated. The value for money is clear. It really helped our team bring our hiring process from zero to one.

Pros

- UX/UI
- Integrations
- Customer service

Source: Capterra
 

Jing Pei from ServisHero
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Top-notch ATS

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I have ~10 years of recruiting experience, Lever is by far the best ATS in my opinion. The pipeline-centric product was very intuitive, came with great functionality, including Google/ Slack/ DocuSign integration. Love the UI, easy to follow/ track our job postings and candidates. The UI was excellent, most of my team took very little time to get comfortable with this platform - a big boost for employee participation in recruitment. We have a very small recruiting team, Lever really made a huge difference to the way we manage the candidate journey. Bonus: Excellent sales and customer support team, it's always a joy to work with them!

Pros

The product was very intuitive, and came with great functionality, including Google/ Slack/ DocuSign integration. Love the pipeline design, easy to follow/ track our job postings and candidates. The UI was excellent, most of my team took very little time to get comfortable with this platform - a big boost for employee participation in recruitment. We have a very small recruiting team, Lever really made a huge difference to the way we manage the candidate journey. Bonus: Excellent sales and customer support team, it's always a joy to work with them!

Cons

I really don't have anything negative to say about Lever.

Advice to Others

We hope to see more advanced Slack and DocuSign integration (e.g. initials on each page of contract/ form field setting)

Source: Capterra
 

David from BioBus Inc.

April 2017

April 2017

Game Changer for Our Organization

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We're mid-sized non-profit organization that entered a growth phase that required lots of hiring. Our system for tracking applicants was spread across multiple Google docs that worked when we were just starting out but quickly became inadequate to manage our growth needs.
I'm so thankful to have found Lever. Their customer service is beyond anything I've experienced before. They took our google docs and imported it all into Lever's system, making the transition seamless. It quickly became apparent that more of our staff could get involved in the hiring process and it thankfully didn't require laborious training sessions. Staff simply logged on and figured it out - it's that easy. What's more, we started using Lever for our intern recruitment and hiring, something I hadn't even thought about when choosing Lever. It's utility has surpassed my expectations.
I really don't like to give perfect scores when rating, but I struggle to think of a way that Lever could be improved. When I do, I'm sure I could give Lever that feedback and the improvement would be made.
Thanks Lever! It reinforces that I made the right decision when my staff come to me and say Thanks goodness for Lever!

Pros

It's comprehensive in its functionality. Every need I have for managing the hiring process is met. Furthermore, its super easy to learn, which has mean that I haven't needed to train my staff on its use - a huge time save for me.

Cons

The only thing I would like is to be able to have a custom pipeline for each position for which I'm hiring.

Source: Capterra
 

Brian Everett from LotLinx, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great product and excited to start using it to the fullest!

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Lever is a very easy to use product with tons of benefits. It has helped me streamline so many steps in the talent acquisition process and is very user friendly. The software allows everyone to collaborate with each other and the customer support/set up team was awesome. They were highly engaged and were always on hand to assist me. There is a wealth of resources available to you as a user and the service is very response.

Loved the customer support and sales team from the first day I contacted them to the end of the set up process. They were very friendly and helpful. Lever truly wants you to succeed and offers many tools to support you. The software program also integrates with many other systems to help streamline the hiring process.

I would highly recommend this recruiting tool to anyone out there. Our dedicated Implementation Specialist was a tremendous help and always available to answer my questions. The customer representative who showed me the demo and helped "seal the deal" was super informative and ensured I was comfortable with each step of the process.

Great product, great support, and great team to work with. I am super excited to continue partnering with Lever!

Thank you for all your help.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Design dashboard is dull. Could be more vibrant or colorful but this issue is minimal in the bigger scheme of things.

Advice to Others

No

Source: Capterra
 

Brian from HopeLab
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

helped streamline and centralize our process

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Lever offers a huge improvement over our previous method of tracking and communicating with applicants. I appreciate how it keeps us organized, allows my recruiter and I to be on the same page about where we are in the process, and keeps all interviewer feedback in one easy to reference place.

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from FiscalNote
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Good applicant tracking system

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As an interviewer using Lever, it is fairly easy to use and seems flexible. Overall, it streamlines the hiring process and makes it easy to track and rate applicants effectively.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

It's flexible, but there are ways that it could be made more easily customizable

Source: Capterra
 

Darya from Distil Networks
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2016

May 2016

Awesome platform!

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We've been using Lever at Distil for a little over a year and I cannot imagine ever transitioning to another ATS. Lever is very easy to use, it's intuitive and sleek. Best thing is - even our hiring managers and tech guys love using it! The only advise I would give them is keep doing what you are doing!

Pros

Ease of use, intuitive UI, great integrations, fantastic customer support.

Cons

reporting could be a little better

Source: GetApp
 


May 2016

May 2016

Lever hiring manager

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I like lever as a way to quickly review candidates when they apply for the job and then let the HR staff know my initial impressions. It's generally a good way to collect feedback for the interview process, but the calendar integrations are a little flakey--especially when we try to combine it with reserving a conference room.

Pros

- easy to use
- simple to collect reviews from interviewers

Cons

- calendar integration is flakey sometimes

Source: GetApp