IBM Kenexa software


94 reviews(4.0/5)
94 reviews(4.0/5)

IBM Kenexa talent management system provides a comprehensive portfolio of human resources solutions designed to help businesses acquire, train, and develop their staff throughout the employee lifecycle. The cloud-based solution is compatible with Mac operating system and runs on any mobile device.

Within Kenexa’s Talent Acquisition suite, users gain access to an applicant tracking system that offers the ability to hire from virtually anywhere; identify candidates within a large pool of applicants; attract talent via social media, and maintain data privacy standards in multiple geographies worldwide. Kenexa’s HR analytics application, Talent Insights, allows users to type in questions and automatically receive insight into how various decisions could impact their organization. Additionally, the Learning Management portion of Kenexa allows companies to provide both formal and informal training on any mobile device and give users access to blogs, workgroups, and forums.

With every IBM Kenexa subscription, users get email and phone support along with wide knowledge base.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Nice software with many Bugs till date

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Uploading of the profiles is quite easy, with an ease of access.

    Cons

    Auto fetching of the details from the Resume is very very bad, also many times after uploading the profile from vendor portal and followed by completing the Application of the candidate , still it shows as Incomplete.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kat from Extension

    Specialty: Staffing Agency

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Easy to Use

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Very easy to use, you can create your own tests or batches of tests to send to candidates, doesn't require a lengthy log in process.

    Cons

    IBM Kinexa is pretty basic. There aren't a ton of offered customization options. Very simple platform.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Kevin from Harper Associates

    Specialty: Recruiting Agency

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Good tool for evaluating Microsoft Office skills

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    It's easy to use once you know the process. Gives you the option to test people for any version of office and typing speed. There are many other programs that this can test for as well, but we mainly use it for MS Office testing. Can administer from anywhere, and the person taking the test can do it from anywhere.

    Cons

    The user interface is not very intuitive. Once you get used to it, it's not so bad. Needs a refresh on the user experience.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Abby from Cory Companies

    Specialty: Transportation

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    June 2018

    Very Detailed Assessments

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Would be great if we can create a customized assessment, but I like it overall.

    Pros

    Most notable pros include:
    - Detailed assessments results (includes visual charts, follow up questions, expectations, and how to improve)
    - Ease of use to enroll test takers
    - 100+ assessments options
    - Customer service is helpful and prompt

    Cons

    I think the search function could be better. It would also be great if we can see a live view of our remaining balance/credits, instead of having to call customer service.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Malay from Factors Group

    Specialty: Pharmaceuticals

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

    May 2018

    Interesting ATS but needs lot of feature improvements

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Good but can be more effective

    Pros

    Is quite fast on data retrieval for candidate profiles, etc
    Good for high volume data
    Good options for customization

    Cons

    Customer support for custom feature is very slow
    The look and feel is not very user appealing
    Onboarding is in a mess !

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  • Betty from Edward Consulting

    Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2018

    Loved working with this software, it is easy to learn and get around

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The ease of use trying to run reports, it was easy to find the field you needed and you could pull in what you needed

    Cons

    Sometimes, you cannot be on the system when a colleague is on it. That was a problem at certain times of the day

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Steve from NCTC

    January 2018

    IBM Kanexa Talent Acquisition Suite review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    N/A
    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be any intelligence contributing to the output. As a hiring manager, I'd get resume's that met none of my criteria, but did contain certain keywords in a completely unrelated context

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Carl from AECOM

    Specialty: Energy

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    October 2017

    Absolutely Awful

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    It’s the sort of system you would recommend to a competitor you really did not like.

    Pros

    The system seems to be able to cast a wide net across the internet, the response to most ads is generally good. Of course with the prevalence of aggregator websites most ATSs will provide a good ad response.

    Cons

    The system has become slow and clunky, a number of basic features do not work. Running any kind of search that involves more than one key word just does not work. Searches tend to turn up random results where the key word you search on are absent.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Patricia from Sky Valley Resorts

    Specialty: Hospitality / Travel

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2017

    With the demand of finding the right talent Kenexa helps take out the guess work

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    There are several pros to this product, for example, you can test your applicants and receive the results fairly quickly

    Cons

    You have to use Firefox to complete some of the testings you just can't use Google or explorer to complete all of the testings.

  • Jeffrey from AECOM

    Specialty: Other

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

    July 2017

    Needed pricing

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    Not helpful at all.

    Pros

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    This site could and would not provide pricing. Not sure what the use of this site is if it cannot provide pricing.

  • John from AspireHR

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2017

    Former Sr Project Manager for IBM Kenexa software

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Ability to configure to customer's requirements that vary widely from customer to customer. Ease of use.

    Cons

    Doesn't integrate easily with other IBM talent suite modules or HR systems of record. Clunky interfaces.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steve from Sykes Assistance Services Corporation

    Specialty: Other Services

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2017

    Dated

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Easy to use web portal. From login to assignments to result reviews with ease. Choosing and sending assessments is very simple.

    Cons

    Dated product and spotty functionality at an end user level. Many reports of assessment crashing on candidates.

  • Matt from Uline

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

    February 2017

    Matt Wolbrink Review

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    This is a great tool now that we have it implemented. The transitional period was seamless. And now that we are up and running the new HR System is amazing compared to our old home grown system.

    Pros

    User Friendly, Easy to Learn.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming with multiple windows / pop ups for each click.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • ASAD from ASAD ALI

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    January 2017

    To enhance my knowledge and capabilities by working in a dynamic organization that prid

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    To enhance my knowledge and capabilities by working in a dynamic organization that prides itself in giving substantia responsibility to new talent

    Pros

    YES I LIKE YOUR SOFTWARE

    Cons

    ASAD ALI

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Arden from MEDHOST

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    January 2017

    It's 2017 and time to move on

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Simply put, this LMS is outdated and far from user-friendly. I say this when I compare to the competing products as well as my own experiences being the administrator for our company. It took IBM over 2 weeks to even believe me when I was having an issue. It took another month for them to actually get it resolved, even though it was an escalated issue affecting out production environment. As a customer, I can't believe that it took them that long. I struggle to find much that is good about this LMS. It's restrictive and costs an exorbitant amount of money for the limited functionality that it provides. I believe this product could be something much more than it is. But, I don't think IBM sees it that way. I've looked at the changes from over the past year or two and... I'm very disappointed. They try and make a big deal out of the upgrades to new versions but... little changes are actually made. I feel like IBM is simply milking this for what they can. IBM either needs to step up their game and do a big re-vamp of this product or drop it. Either way, though, I'm confident that they only have customers at this point because they are stuck in the contracts.

    Pros

    They do offer, albeit limited, access to a REST API.
    You can customize some of the UI elements (looks and placement), though little documentation exists.
    That's about it...

    Cons

    Cost, in every facet.
    Difficult and Limited Reporting
    Slow turn response time from Support
    Limited SCORM Support (Supports up to 2004 3rd Edition, no xAPI support)
    Difficult to manage organizations and users (particularly in bulk)
    The interface out of the box looks like it's from the 90's (again, it's 2017)
    Did I mention the cost?
    Limited support for Online Training Tools (GoToTraining, Zoom, etc)

    Review Source: GetApp
  • rose from Capgemini

    January 2017

    Kenexa Talent Suite

    Ease-of-use
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    1. The IBM Kenexa Talent Suite is the first platform offered by IBM since it acquired Kenexa in late 2012. This platform not only benefits HR and managers but also appeals to C-level executives (such as a Chief Human Resource Officer) as Big Data and analytics are used to help in finding and attracting the best employees. 2. IBM Kenexa provides a comprehensive portfolio of human resources solutions designed to help businesses acquire, train, and develop their staff throughout the employee lifecycle. The product is a cloud-based solution and is compatible with Mac operating systems along with connected mobile devices. 3. Every vendor on the market likes to suggest that their product can be configured as much or as little as a client wants, but there are no other products on the market that offer the degree of pre- and post-implementation that BrassRing does. Through the deployment of user-generated objects like candidate forms, workflows, and automated rules I can use the BrassRing system to build a self-contained Executive Recruitment practice in a system that is otherwise configured to process 10,000+ hires in a year.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nithin from Antal International

    December 2016

    Very good tool for Talent Management

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Being a Recruiter, I have had a chance to use several recruiting systems and IBM Kenexa products have always been easy to use. Good product for the recruitment industry.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Emmanuel from Artech Information Systems, LLC

    Specialty: Recruiting Agency

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    November 2016

    Kenexa-Brassring

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Working with IBM as one of our top clients; it was simply one of the best tools to use that was already compatibility with the business model we had set up at the time. Kenexa makes it easy for us to track candidates with its ATS that was implemented. We made recruiting a success and alleviated the burden of tracking a large pool of candidates, that though they may not fit at the time, we would be able to utilize their skills in other available areas as they came about.

    Pros

    Applicant Tracking System included in it.

    Cons

    Reporting issues

  • Betty from Smithfield

    Specialty: Food / Beverage

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

    October 2016

    Great system

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    Kenexa is easy to use and learn. It is very good for beginners with HRIS software. I used SAP when I worked for an energy services company and would like to say it is a very large comprehensive system. I worked in both PR30 and PR40, 2 modules of this program that dealt with personnel records. It has many nuances that you will have to learn to work in it correctly. But it does not take too long to learn. You just need patience. SAP is a huge program and has many modules. Most likely you will not use all modules at work - depends on your job function. It has many nuances and takes time to learn.

    Pros

    It is easy to use

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets stuck and freezes when working

  • Julia from Deluxe Corporation

    Specialty: Other Services

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

    October 2016

    on the fence

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Kenexa Brassring has come a long way since we first started using it more than a handful of years ago. The creative team is thinking big-picture and hopefully involving the customer in product discussions and project direction conversations.

    Pros

    The enhanced site makes the site more user-friendly and my visually pleasing.

    Cons

    It seems that while IBM is pushing for new features and to fill in the many existing gaps, the quality of the products still suffer. Bugs are frequent, and resolution time is

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