Newton Applicant Tracking Software


Newton's applicant tracking system is a cloud-based recruiting solution designed by recruiters to help recruiting professionals manage workflows in all stages of recruiting. Newton is fully mobile and can be accessed on any device. The solution enables HR professionals to view the entire recruiting pipeline through a recruiting dashboard.

Newton Applicant Tracking offers various features such as pre-employment assessments, job postings to major job boards, interview scheduling, email templates, online applications, hiring manager feedback requests and reminders, offer letters, recruiting analytics, employee referrals and background checks. The solution enables recruiters to post job applications in English and Spanish. Users can also confirm, schedule or reschedule interviews by checking the availability of the team and the candidate.

Newton Applicant Tracking helps recruiters create referral programs to reward employees for sharing jobs and allows employers to export reports to manage referral awards. The solution ensures compliance with AA, EEO and OFCCP guidelines. The platform is also able to integrate with other third-party applications for HRIS, payroll, background checks and job advertising.



90 Reviews of Newton Applicant Tracking

Overall rating

4.46 / 5 stars

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April 2018

Keith from University Research Co., LLC (URC) & Center for Human Services (CHS)

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

We are a 1,200 person company with many global offices. Newton was a perfect fit for our needs.

Recruiters now have more time to seek optimal candidates as they need less time in the platform to post jobs, schedule interviews, interact with hiring managers, etc. Newton does a great job in blasting out our job postings to the various job boards and tracks where our leads are coming from. Our job seekers have a much easier time with applying for jobs and since our business hires at over 40 locations internationally, having a simple job application process is key for getting applicants who do not speak English as a first language. The job listing integrates seamlessly into our company web site. All good!

Pros

Our previous job posting and applicant tracking system was quite old and the user experience for both recruiters and applicants was far from ideal. Newton greatly simplified the job posting process by integrating with Outlook for interview scheduling, allowing mobile feedback from hiring managers (so that they did not need to enter the platform if they did not want to), and having dashboards which quickly showed status of jobs for the recruiters. The application process for job seekers was fast and easy, resulting in our receiving far more applicants per job than the previous tool. Overall, Newton was a perfect fit for our needs as it allowed our recruiters to focus more on seeking candidates (since entering jobs was much easier) and we are getting more/better candidates given the expanded reach and ease of use that Newton provides our job seekers.

Cons

The main thing that we did not like was that the analytics dashboards and tracking were all Flash-based, but that was updated in the most recent platform update, so now our recruiters do not have to worry about Flash plug-in issues. Otherwise, we are quite happy with Newton.

August 2018

Ken from Agape Home Healthcare

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Newton Applicant Tracking System has it all

Newton is feature rich. After six months of using the product, I've still only scratched the surface of what it can do.

Pros

The program allows the user to create a job posting from scratch or to modify existing ones. There are numerous templates for job posts or emails that can be used out of the box or can be modified and personalized. Newton has agreements with Indeed, LinkedIn and Glassdoor and job postings can be automatically posted to these sites for free. It also allows for posting directly to the company's employment web site as well as the company's Facebook page. The system allows the poster to create knock-out questions so that interested applicants who don't meet minimum qualifications are automatically excluded and the receive a message instantly why they are not eligible. Another vital function is that, once an applicant shows interest, they can be followed in the system every step along the way. You can track them through phone interviews, face to face interviews, email correspondence, and hire, involving other employees who may need to be involved along the way. One final key point is that, if the company is a customer of Paycor Payroll and HR systems, Newton interacts with those seamlessly and a prospect who is hired in Newton will automatically be transferred to Paycor with all of their information.

Cons

While the system is rich in features, the menus are not intuitive. There can be multiple menus on a page and it can be difficult to navigate to a feature you are looking for. I find myself spending a significant amount of time in the 'Help' section.

July 2018

Whitney from Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Newton Fan Forever

I love Newton and am in the process of proposing that we bring it to my new employer (which has never had an ATS and desperately needs one).

Pros

Newton is very user friendly and flexible enough for people who are not tech savvy. As a recruiter working with multiple project managers, I loved working with a system that allowed me to seamlessly move through workflows independently or alongside hiring managers. Newton is always updating its features and thinking about new things to add to the platform. I also love that it works well with your organization's career page, and may also sync with an HRIS. The Gravity App was great feature to use as well at my former organization (lots of fun-loving, competitive staff).

Cons

I didn't experience many challenges with Newton. Occasionally, emails we sent from Newton wouldn't reach candidates (they would end up in spam). To troubleshoot, we just sent things directly from Outlook. We alerted Newton and the problem was fixed pretty quickly.

December 2018

Cedric from quasar energy group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Best ATS for the money

Newton has made filling positions in my niche (Renewable Energy) industry a lot easier.

Pros

Newton was designed by recruiters so their team understands what is important for people who need to decrease their time to fill open positions. I'm really goal oriented to Newton's analytics are a huge win. I also like the automatic [free] posts to LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Indeed.
Its also competitively priced and integrates with a lot of other systems.

Cons

It doesn't make sense to me that the automatic post sites are not the same sites you can sponsor from your account. The minimum sponsorship in Newton is also higher than what it is to sponsor directly on the job board itself. Not a big deal but I'd like to see that change.

October 2018

Daniel from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Excellent applicant tracking solution

Managing hundreds/thousands of job seekers is simplified with Newton. All applicants filter through to one space, and can be seamlessly moved through the next steps with custom email templates, background screen capability (compatible when paired with Sterling). Also can use the unique tracking links to track which job ad sources (ie Facebook, Indeed) are yielding the best results.

Pros

The centralization of all job seekers to one landing place and ease of moving candidates through the hiring process. Unique custom tracking links are a great feature to track analytics.

Cons

I haven't been exposed to any poor experiences using the software

February 2018

Dennis from Cleaver-Brooks

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

One of the best ATS systems on the market

Time savings, efficiency, better applicant experience, the list goes on and on. All, for a very reasonable fee.

Pros

When we first implemented Newton the user adoption was amazing. The interface is so user friendly that hiring managers were able to begin using the system within minutes.

Cons

There is very little that I do not like about the Newton system. One of the only shortcomings, which is already being addressed, is integration with other systems; background providers, HRIS systems, etc.

April 2018

Sherm from Campbell Scientific

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

The best with a software and service provider.

Accurate, efficient recruiting , hiring, and onboarding of new employee for a very reasonable cost. Particularly important for smaller employers.

Pros

This is the easiest software product I have every used or seen for applicant tracking, reporting, etc. Service is punctualy, courteous, and accurate.

Cons

Two-click sign off? (such a minor thing). I can't think of anything negative about the product, service, cost of use. They always seem to be anticipating, and leading customer/client needs.

April 2018

Christine from Haag-Streit USA / Reliance Medical Products

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Used Newton for 3 years, easy to use helps me manage our applicant flow and candidate progress

confidence that compliance is taken care of, never lose a canddiate's file, easy to post jobs on external sites.

Pros

I like the Visibility of candidates that are in progress on a job. I can easily see how many candidates we have for a position, who has been reviewed/phone interviewed or interviewed. Also the reports make pulling AAP reports easy as long as you keep on top of dispositioning candidates as you review them. Also I can easily share resumes with the hiring managers.

Cons

Would be nice to be able to download an open jobs report with candidates in progress so I can use it for other reports.

August 2016

Chris from ContactUS, LLC


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2016

Nothing Better Than Newton!

Pros

Simplicity at its best! Visually appealing to both the candidate and the administrators. Easy to communicate throughout the entire process with hiring managers. Also, customer service is seriously mind blowing. Fast responses, sharing of tools and resources and they don't always just give you the answer, they help discuss issues or concerns until you find the best possible solution. I'll call out Brian Fader - he helps me out almost on a weekly basis. Brian, along with Newton make my life so much easier.

Cons

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Newton literally makes my job easier.

March 2018

Kathleen from Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

This is a very easy tool to use and track all the information on our applicants.

Pros

It is very easy to use and the customer service during implementation and since has been great. It is very good that you continue to have new releases and upgrades.

Cons

Some of the documents that get uploaded do not print correctly unless you download them first. There is no way to move from one No Thank you letter to the next unless they are within the same job posting.

February 2019

Ryan from AvantGuard Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

February 2019

A very inexpensive ATS system

If you hire not a frequent basis this software would be great, but if you hire more than 5 candidates a month I would pick something else.

Pros

Newton is great for companies that are very small and have a very simple hiring process. The cost of Newton is very inexpensive for smaller companies. They do webinar every single week you can sign up for to teach new admin.

Cons

I dislike most everything about this software. There is no sourcing tool that is available. They do have a lot of feature updates, but you do have to code it in yourself. We have had Newton for a couple of years and not once has a Newton rep reached out to us about new features or continuing our contract. You can't switch a candidate and put them in a different job, you have to create a candidate instead of moving their whole profile. The candidate duplication is horrible, people can use a different email and get pass the detection 100% of the time. Being able to integrate our HRIS system (ADP) doesn't save us time at all we still have to fill our most of the new candidate drop down boxes. You can't text a candidate or email a candidate without your developers doing the coding for it.

June 2018

Sarah from Boland

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Use this to track candidates, review their information, and track where candidates are in process

Pros

I like how easy the system is to use to track candidates, interviews, offers, etc. I also like that I can send rejection emails and reminders to complete assessments

Cons

I don't like that the system is not transferable to our EHX and ISolved account. Also I don't like that to have managers in the account they need to be trained, and get access to all candidates.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Well worth the investment

Ease of use, and helped organize my applicants way better than the Indeed portal or other applicant tracking systems do out there.

Pros

It connects to our payroll, it provides a quick snapshot of our hiring practices and it maintains historical records of our applicants. We've had some apply multiple times and we now have a better way of maintaining documentation. I can keep reminders and options up-to-date so we dont forget deadlines and its a great portal for working with our applicants.

Cons

There has been a bit of a learning curve in a few areas. We utilize the system a little differently so I had to figure out how to use Newton in a way that worked for us *it wasn't hard*

October 2016

Ian from luckett & farley

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2016

Newton is Solid

Having been an internal recruiter for a variety of technical companies (Enterprise, Consumer Software, Games), I have run across plenty of poorly conceived ATS platforms. Usually they work like dinosaurs and everyone hates to use them. Newton is the exact opposite. I've been using it for two years now, have recommended it to all the clients where I have been onsite, and we all love it. It's obvious that Newton is designed by people that actually worked in the recruiting industry as recruiters. Top attributes: easy to set up, easy to use, and the front page gives you a great snapshot of all your jobs/candidates. Newton is a great collaboration tool to use with hiring managers and is the only system that I have used that doesn't require me to train hiring managers. Literally they just have to push ONE button to provide feedback. Executive team members and my clients that use Newton love the dashboards that provide them with easy to read, graphical, real-time performance metrics. (I like the dashboards because I don't have to spend all my time generating a bunch of status reports every week). Nice! Simply put, the guys at Newton get it. They've always been helpful. You can call their offices and actually talk to a live person and the best part is they keep making improvements to the product.

March 2018

Lauren from Cardinal Group Management

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Love it.

Helps our recruiting process be that much simpler / easier.

Pros

User friendly, simple format, keeps us all on the same page. We are located across the country, so having everyone who is involved in recruiting in the system is helpful.

Cons

Has recently been very glitchy; integration with WonScore has not been as fluid as we thought it would be.

March 2018

Kimberly from Inspirato

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

I am over the moon for Newton! They are responsive and the system is very intuitive.

Pros

I love the ease of its use. the customer service is top notch and responds timely. They are always implementing awesome new features.

Cons

the data could look a little more appealing and also just to be able to break it down more. The internal applicant component will not integrate with our system which is a bummer.

April 2018

Linda from Fontbonne University

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Very easy and offers a lot especially given the low cost.

Pros

It is very easy to use. Have not had anyone really complain about using it, and minimal training is required for other users. Like that new features are always being added.

Cons

Emails going to Inbox instead of into program (candidate responds to an email generated in system but it goes back via my Inbox)

April 2018

Rita from BioScrip, Inc.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

ATS is easy to use.

Pros

Simplicity, easy to use. Customer Service is outstanding. Love the new agency management feature - I've been wanting it since I started using Newton in 2013.

Cons

Wish more reporting options and different dashboard reporting options was offered. Wish we could integrate our satisfaction surveys.

April 2018

Stephanie from DK Security, Inc.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Easy! Quick! Enjoyable!

Pros

Newton is very user friendly and easy to learn/teach new users. The customer support is always helpful and prompt!

Cons

I wish it would integrate with our HRIS system. I wish it was easier to email candidates in bulk. Sometimes there are glitches due to it being a web-based software.

January 2017

Amy from National Louis University

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2017

Excellent metrics tracking and straight forward applicant process

This is definitely one of the most forward thinking applicant tracking systems. It's truly designed to put the power back in the hands of the recruiter. With automated systems and easy to use processes, Newton is a no-brainer. Once you see how easy the site is to track candidates, upload new connections and leads and tag them with keywords, you'll be hard pressed to find another site that equals it. Hiring Managers can also respond to automated emails from the system with a list of hashtag words to move candidates or approve new requisitions. This improves response times since they don't even have to log into the site! The metrics are simply amazing as well. You can see more accurate detail about your candidates in the process, your sources and your time to fill, which gives you the power to improve the gaps in your system with real-time data.

Pros

Awesome metrics
Customizable workflows
Ease of applicant tracking, sourcing, and contacting
Automated posts to external sites
Fantastic customer service.

Cons

Almost too much information in the metrics almost.