Hire by Google Software

4.18 / 5 (110)

About Hire by Google


Google Hire is a cloud-based applicant tracking and recruitment solution designed to help businesses of all sizes and industries to organize and manage their hiring process. The solution integrates with other products of the G Suite family, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive and Google Meet.

Google Hire allows recruiters to post jobs on multiple job sites, and they can reach out to suitable candidates and ask for additional details. An applicant tracking module allows users to create customized hiring stages for different job openings and levels. It also provides custom-made candidate profiles to the hiring team for initial screening. Hire keeps track of candidate progress as they move through the hiring process and also stores all conversations and engagements with candidates in one place.

Services are available on a monthly basis and are priced based on the number of G Suite licenses the organization have. Support is offered via phone, email and web tutorials.



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Supported Operating System(s):

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

110 Reviews of Hire by Google

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.18 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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(43)

3 stars

(13)

2 stars

(7)

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October 2017

Scott from Predictable Hire

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2017

Great software if you use Gmail

We benefited from Google Hire as it became the book of truth for all of our candidates. An ATS is necessary, and yet we found ourselves struggling and disliking a lot of the alternatives out there. Google Hire is well designed, well integrated into Google products which we use, and for the most part gets the job done of helping us sort/contact/and find candidates.

Pros

I like the design and ease of use. For the most part, things just work and the software is a pleasure to use. There are some issues with bugs here and there, but generally speaking it's a good lite ATS that looks good and works really well.

I would also say that the thing I like the most is their customer service. You can immediately chat with a Google Hire support person, and they're all phenomenal. If they can't resolve my issue, they send it to engineers and get me a solution.

The price is also a huge benefit. 100/mo and we have a few users onboard. The fact that they price by org at such a low rate vs charging by seat is awesome.

The software itself works as you would generally expect a Google product to. It's good looking, easy to implement, and gives you some good options.

Cons

It definitely has some bugs, and what I like least is just that it doesn't have enough features. I really love the software, but there are little things here and there I wish I could change. There are no customizable fields, which seems silly given that every company will likely want to use it a little bit differently.

I also dislike that it is set up only for internal HR teams, but that's not their fault. That is their main target, and we signed up as a recruiting firm just because we love Google products and already use a bunch. Unfortunately there are some annoying difficulties as a result, but for the most part we work around it just fine.

Lastly, the only other con I can think of is that you have no idea what feature is coming down the pipeline at any given moment. If there are things happening, they seem to be slow. We have requested I would say a handful of features, and they always put you on an email list to be notified when it's completed. In the last few months, we haven't been notified of anything being implemented and as far as I can tell nothing in the software really has changed. I suppose it isn't as buggy as it was initially so that's a good thing.

To be fair, who knows! They might just do huge releases every six months or something, then working on fixing all bugs until next release.

December 2018

Lonnie from Framework Science

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

Next Generation of HIRING technology is here! Best HR product ROI in the market today

This AI tool that connects with G-SUITE apps which closes the gap between the hiring manager and on-target candidates. When applied to our Software Engineering company called Framework Science www.fwscience.com, it enabled us to hire 20 Sr Level Software Engineers in under 3 weeks with 0 candidate pipeline. The email templates and easy to use scheduling kept our hiring managers and potential candidates connected giving us more quality time with the candidate to gauge cultural fit.

Pros

Hiring speed, accuracy, and gauge of cultural fit within a unified enterprise platform vastly reducing hiring cost, human error and time to hireI've helped design and build Applicant Tracking Systems, Social Recruiting Modules and many other aspects of talent acquisition over the past 20 years. This AI tool that connects with G-SUITE apps which closes the gap between the hiring manager and on-target candidates. When applied to our Software Engineering company called Framework Science www.fwscience.com, it enabled us to hire 20 Sr Level Software Engineers in under 3 weeks with 0 candidate pipeline. The email templates and easy to use scheduling kept our hiring managers and potential candidates connected giving us more quality time with the candidate to gauge cultural fit. I highly recommend this technology if you are using Google apps like gmail and office apps with internal staff. The power of unified platform vastly reduces risks, task redundancies and eliminates candidates falling through the cracks. Minimum input with Maximum output

Cons

Linkedin candidate profile search accuracy needs improvement - and Job posting template needs custom banner space to better showcase company brand.

June 2018

Andrew from T3

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

Better than any of the other ATS we've used or researched. Also impressed constant updates!

Pros

It does what we want it to do, with very little fuss. Our teams that rarely used an ATS in the past, are in this thing a lot thru the process and compliment it often (these are designers and UX people and other marketing folks who know a good user experience when they interact with one).

Cons

It's early on, and not everything is exactly the way we'd like it. For example, it would be nice to be able to share notes more privately and have more options for who sees your notes, but that's already seen an improvement recently to hide notes from anyone other than admins and hiring managers - we primarily use that function for private candidate info like salaries.

Would also be nice to be able to edit notes rather than having to add a new note and then delete an old note if the information is inaccurate or outdated. Searching and exploring candidates is getting easier, and we trust that'll be a strength of the platform, but it didn't exist at first and didn't work well when initially introduced as a beta.

July 2018

Elaine from Dandelion Chocolate

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2018

Seamless integration, easy collaboration across teams

Easy feedback collection, mobile offerings, GSuite integration, and seamless integration from our previous platform. Even with the still-developing features, it's ideal for organizations that are hiring more than 5 roles each month.

Pros

The integration from our previous platform was absolutely seamless. The candidate scoring is efficient and easy -- we're evaluating candidates faster than ever. Google's ability to search resumes helps us look for potential passive candidates. Finally, love that this integrates well with GSuite.

Cons

There are some features that would make this stronger -- such as configuring the 1-5 scale to accept non-whole numbers (1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, etc). It is also difficult for managers to quickly thumbs up/down resumes. We are still manually calculating how many resumes have gone through each stage for our weekly report. Ideally we'd be able to track the metrics for each stage (100 resumes received, 8 phone screens, 4 interviews, 2 simulations, 1 offer, etc).

July 2018

Jonathan from Agility Robotics

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2018

I was able to use the software right away, and it was a relief rather than a learning curve.

Immediately took my hiring from being unwieldy and almost unmanageable, to being reasonable and something I can keep track of.

Pros

The accessibility. I am familiar with Google apps, and had previously been tracking applications with a Google Spreadsheet and folders and Google docs. The Hire app makes it much easier to coordinate everything, and have all processes related to a particular candidate in one place.

Cons

I want to be able to take extensive notes during my conversations and interviews with the candidates, and have those notes be in the file. I cannot see a way to connect a Google Doc to the Hire app. Also, I would like to have other files (such as a video) connected to the candidate's profile. I imagine these features are either there and I have not found them, or will be there soon, as new features are gradually added.

November 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2017

Google Hire is an excellent ATS to help me and my team keep on top of open positions and candidates.

Pros

I absolutely love the ease of use. It completely makes sense how they built it and is such a nice experience for the user. Nothing about it is really complicated and it lives up to the high Google standards. Whether it's an open role, a new candidate or an existing candidate, email templates or other automated features - everything is easily accessible and beautiful to manage. It makes our daily work easier and everything is completely organized. Plus the automated features such as email templates to reject a candidate or scheduling an interview with a few clicks are incredible. We've tried other ATS's and this is a winner!

Cons

Unfortunately the feature where Google Hire posts out open positions to job boards has been limited as they no longer are able to automatically post it out on Indeed for recruiting firms. This is mostly to be blamed on Indeed, but it's still limiting our usage of this software. This feature would have helped us a lot, now we can no longer receive applicants from Indeed unless we pay Indeed directly.

July 2018

Tenzin from ProTech Security Services, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2018

Ads do not get any traction and pulls no candidates to the portal.

Being able to track progress of applicants in the hiring pipeline.

Pros

The features to track progress of each candidate is good. Ability to create your own custom stages of hiring process is also very good so other team members can see where each candidate is and what phase of hiring process they are on.

Cons

- Can only be used on Crome browser. And i dislike Crome.
- Ads on Hire does not get any traction. It advertises that it posts the jobs on different like Glassdoor and Indeed but ads placed directly on Indeed gets almost 800% more traction. I talked with tech support and they told me that if ads are placed on both Hire and Indeed, the ads on Indeed will supersede the ads on Hire. I told them that ads on Hire was published 2 weeks prior to me placing ads on Indeed and the ads were not duplicate. The reason why i placed the ads directly on Indeed was because i only received 3 applicants in 2 weeks. The ads i placed 2 weeks later had approximately 83 applicants within 3 days. When i informed the tech support regarding this, they brushed me off and continued saying the ads were duplicates and if posted around the same time, Indeed ads will supersede the ads on Hire. They later went on saying that my ads in Indeed must be sponsored and i informed them that no they weren't. After few days they got back me after doing their "Investigation" and they said pull all ads from Indeed and see if i get any traction on Hire. I told them that that's what we did for the 1st two weeks and i cannot afford to not have any applicants and they said well you might want to contact Indeed directly and ask them about this situation. Wow!!!!!

I will not be recommending Hire to anyone! The product does have potential but it is new and it is not without problems.

March 2019

Ed from DialogTech

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2019

Google Hire Review

We had issues with the reporting function of the ATS, and they have since fixed most of the issues. Overall I would put my experience at "Neutral", some good perks and others aren't so great. Seeing that Google is the #1 search engine in the world, I'm interested to see how the ATS is able to take the next step in progressing as a product.

Pros

It's fairly easy to navigate. I also like the rating system, typically the ATS' I've used in the past have not incorporated feedback in the way Google Hire does. Over time, the reporting feature has improved tremendously. It allows you to categorically sort metrics in ways that give you fast and easy results. Lastly, the different stages in the interview process for candidates makes it very easy to summarize the pipeline for a specific role.

Cons

Although the navigation is easy, I do believe that they could make the UI more interactive. I understand that this ATS is new and it's working through a lot of bugs, but it has regular issues when it comes to the timeline and "Updates" section. The boolean searches of qualified candidates needs a complete overhaul. Typically, Recruiters would like to use their ATS to perform boolean searches and not rely solely on other platforms.

July 2018

Marian from Digital Scientists

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Google Hire exceeded our expectations. This is an easily customizable ATS that meets all our needs!

Pros

One of my favorite features about this software is the ability to customize application questions for each job posting. Some questions are deliverables to choose from, but we can easily create our own questions to include Yes/No, Multiple Choice, or free form type of answers. Another favorite is the simplicity of setting up job descriptions and publishing the job postings, as well as the ease of reviewing candidates and using easily customizable email templates. And the best part of all is being able schedule interviews with hiring managers directly into their google calendars. User friendly for Hiring Managers who find it easy to review candidates and submit interview feedback.

Cons

Although Google Hire applications include a field that automatically fills with each candidate's LinkedIn (or GitHub, Dribbble, etc) URL, it often does not actually match the candidate correctly.

January 2018

Kelsi from T3

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

Google Hire is great for streamlining our interview process!

Best tool we've found to date to meet our needs for an ATS!

Pros

-Easily integrates with company email, calendars, and helps to streamline communication.
-Helps getting feedback from hiring managers and interviews much easier!
-Great for tracking progress on candidates.

Cons

Wish there was a way to set permissions within the comments section to change who has access to see them so that we can add in more sensitive info (salary, etc.) that not all people associated with the opening (interviewers, etc.) had access to see, but that the need-to-know folks could have access to.

April 2018