Greenhouse is an applicant tracking system and recruiting software designed to help businesses find suitable candidates, conduct focused interviews and optimize their recruiting process. Greenhouse is an integrated platform that streamlines various recruiting activities including planning hiring processes, sourcing job applications, managing interview rounds and organizing post-hiring activities.

Greenhouse's hiring process begins with finding the right candidates from a variety of sources, such as job boards, in-person events, external agencies or through in-house referrals. Recruiters can post job openings on popular job boards such as Glassdoor, SimplyHired and Indeed. They can also share job openings on leading social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The application review tool automatically accepts or rejects a candidate’s application based on the selection criteria defined by the recruiter.

Greenhouse calendar helps to schedule interviews and display available slots that can be booked for upcoming interviews. The calendar also integrates with other tools such as Outlook, Google Calendar and iCal to keep track of multiple meetings at a common place. The solution automatically sends reminders to recruiters, candidates and any other person involved in the interview meeting. The software offers complete visibility of the candidate pipeline and is suitable for growing and midsize companies.

Score candidates
Score candidates

Score candidates

Manage onboarding process

Manage onboarding process

Manage hiring pipeline

Manage hiring pipeline

Post job openings on social media platforms

Post job openings on social media platforms

Schedule interview rounds

Schedule interview rounds

Score candidates

Score candidates

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10



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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Good insights, but not fully intuitive

Overall, I am glad we use Greenhouse. It is not fully perfect as a software, but it is certainly helpful and has interesting bells and whistles.

Pros

Greenhouse is what we use to bring together our recruiting team and hiring managers when finding the perfect fit for our company. It's aesthetically pleasing, very helpful for creating a complete tracking system for candidates, and shines brightest as a space to collectively share our thoughts on candidates. We use greenhouse religiously at my company, and I like the transparency that the service provides.

Some additional helpful tools: Greenhouse allows you the ability to customize questions/fields for applicants, which helps us to identify the strongest candidates at the submitting stage. You can also track how well your posting is doing -- it tracks where applicants come in from, which is helpful for our hiring team.

Cons

As mentioned in the title, the software is not fully intuitive. I've spent more time than I like clicking around trying to find a candidates original resume and cover letter. It feels like some features are buried or hard to find -- Greenhouse could do some work to direct traffic a bit better.

Review Source: Capterra

Cortney from ZeroCater

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Greenhouse review

Pros

Greenhouse is super awesome. I love my specific dashboard that is updated and has lists of things I need to get done every day. Creating candidate profiles is easy, moving through the interview process is easy, and I love that I can tag the hiring manager in a profile to have them review.

Cons

I don't like how difficult it is to change interviewers after an interview is scheduled. It makes it challenging to send them new scorecards.

Review Source: Capterra

Kelly from Apache Logistics, Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Perfect for Onboarding

Pros

Greenhouse is an excellent tool for the onboarding process

Cons

There is not anything I don't love about this software

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Christine from Fitbit

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

Great product that can't be beat!

I love using it for recruiting metrics and allowing our team to see instant results.

Pros

It's so easy to use and intuitive to exactly what needs to be done! It's great for tracking candidates and knowing what needs to be done next.

Cons

I wish this integrated with other softwares, but other than that, no complaints!

Review Source: Capterra

Clifton from Foursquare

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Greenhouse Review from an Eng Recruiting Manager

My overall experience with Greenhouse is it has greatly increased my recruiting efficiency, allows me to pull reports and use recruiting data to help properly forumulate hiring goals and time.

Pros

The ability to pull reports and share in an easily viewable mode with hiring managers and executives is excellent. Also, it makes candidate maangement incrediblly simple and automated.

Cons

The one con of Greenhouse is the ability to search for jobs when they are multiple jobs of similiar names.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Make referrals, recruiting and hiring EASY!

Pros

Streamlines approvals and the posting of openings immensely! Very easy for all employees to add referrals.

Cons

Overall easy to use tool, but there are some UI experiences that could be improved. Once a candidates is posted, it's not intuitive to find and see their custom information, particularly if you've asked questions as part of a form.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Wonderful tool for recruitment

Pros

Greenhouse is a great online platform when it comes to hiring. Our recruitment head let me use this when we were looking for more team members and I absolutely love how minimal yet detailed the entire software is. The best thing I loved using is seeing what other company members think about potential hires, which makes it a lot easier to assess candidates. Absolute must for recruiters and HR professionals.

Cons

Based on using it, I don't remember anything that really made the experience unpleasant so no cons for now.

Review Source: GetApp

FC from takealot.com

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

The best way of creating a robust talent acquisition process in your company

As mentioned, we use this software exclusively to manage our hiring process and have found tremendous benefit in using it.

Pros

Very well structured and allows you to track progress of hiring candidates very well. Publishing vacancies to online job boards are so easy.

Cons

Not really a problem, but I've found sometimes that the pre-set questions for interviews sometimes stifle you if you're not careful. The reminder to fill in scorecards are also a bit of a pain, but in a good way since it forces you to formalise your thoughts.

Review Source: Capterra

Jessica from Foursquare

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

The best ATS on the market

Great experience -I've recommended it to at least 3-4 other tech companies and have completed user research studies and given product feedback to help enhance the product experience. Greenhouse really listens to their customers' wants and needs and tries their best to build it into the product roadmap for you, and most times they do.

Pros

I've been a greenhouse user across 2 different tech/startup companies and it is the ONLY ATS that I would trust to handle and manage all of our candidate processes. The UI/UX is seamless and easy to use, and the reporting/metrics are very user-friendly for pulling. Greenhouse is the modern recruiter's best tool to keep things organized and flowing nicely, ensuring that no candidate slips through the cracks and by providing visibility to hiring managers and teams.

Cons

Greenhouse is a pricey software, so be aware that it is an investment, but one that will help streamline any recruiting process. Greenhouse is constantly updating/changing the interface (usually to improve the experience), so don't be surprised if you log in one day and all the sudden can't find something where it used to be. But their customer service is really good if you do happen to run into any questions/concerns.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

I used Greenhouse to provide candidate feedback in a centralized place.

Pros

It was easy to record my feedback and I had a simple template to fill out when I finished my interview.

Cons

I am not sure how effectively the feedback was used in the final selection process.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

I use it monthly as an interviewer

Pros

I really like that it's easy to see the tool kit. I know exactly where their resume is, the job description and the questions I will be asking for that specific interview.

Cons

Nothing huge, but sometimes it's hard to go back and find the score card you gave. I usually have to find the link to the original candidate and back my way into it.

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Jessica from LATCH

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Best ATS I have used

Pros

Greenhouse is user friendly, very intuitive, and keeps our whole team organized.

Cons

Some of the integrations are not seamless. I will say that every time I have reached out, Greenhouse has fixed the problems I have had.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

Excellent Applicant Tracking Software System for internal clients

I've used this software on multiple contract recruiting jobs. It's simple to add new candidates, track them in the interview process, collect feedback and set up interviews. It's also easy to save resumes and search through the database.

Pros

The ability to quickly share interview feedback across the team

Cons

Perhaps the cost, but really like the software and don't have any specific cons

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

Excellent recruitment software on both sides of the conversation!

Pros

Having used Greenhouse both as a hiring manager and a candidate, it is far and away the best tool in its category in my opinion.

Cons

On the hiring side, the software could benefit from some UI/UX refinement.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Greenhouse

Pros

Easy to learn and use. Each update has brought great new features.

Cons

I do not have any cons to list at this time.

Review Source: Capterra

Tiffany from Clutter

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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October 2018

Great Product

Pros

- Lots of different integrations with other software
- Easy pipeline management

Cons

- not great scheduling tool.
- wish i could customize some of the reports a little bit more.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Easy to use with all the functionality you need

Pros

Super easy to use once you learn all the tricks. Great one stop shop for all hiring needs.

Cons

Difficult to get onboarded if you haven't used Greenhouse before. There's a lot of steps and things to learn before navigating the platform becomes second nature.

Review Source: Capterra

Paul John from Pru Life UK

Industry:  Insurance

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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October 2018

Greenhouse is a Powerful recruiting software to increase productivity!

It's a high-end software that has everything you need in the recruitment process and more. Reporting and collaborating has never been easier through with this app.

Pros

It provides profound automated application review for faster applicant selection. The option to share job posts to other social networks allows wider reach of applicants.

Cons

Actually, this software might have been perfect if not for the scorecards that are sometimes a bit off and needs to be manually adjusted.

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Robert from Reward Gateway

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

In 2015 it was amazing - needs a refresh

It is very good and always works Team are helpful Put it on your shortlist

Pros

Quite easy to use - as a manager I can see stuff
Some of the reporting is decent
Integrates well
Up time

Cons

The scorecards are a pain, and need to be manually cranked
I think some of the functionality on an older installed product needs a refresh

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Greenhouse is AMAZING!

Greenhouse is a tool that is looking to make the hiring experience the best one possible. The tool is intuitive and makes interview confirmations a dream.

Pros

Intuitive
Easy to create a hiring experience from start to finish.
Makes sending interview confirmations easy.

Cons

Reporting is not as easy as it is in Lever.

Review Source: Capterra

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