Octo ATS

RATING:

4.6

(11)

About Octo ATS

Octo ATS is an applicant tracking system that seamlessly integrates with multiple talent acquisition systems and a central and secure database to help teams streamline recruitment operations. Octo ATS allows organizations to source applicants from different sources and handle onboarding activities via a unified portal. The platform allows recruiters to search and compare candidates, automate tasks, manage applications, and get real-time updates on the entire hiring process. Pricing details are available on request and support is extended via phone, email and other online measures.

Octo ATS Pricing

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Octo ATS Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Octo ATS

1 - 5 of 11 Reviews

Clare

Civic & Social Organization, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2021

Adaptable ATS with first rate support

While using Octo we have effectively gained control of all recruitment within the business so can successfully manage the hierarchy. The compliance of our onboarding for regulated roles has significantly improved and is auditable. We can monitor and manage agency spend easily. This is all while having managers being the ones responsible for their own recruitment as the system is so intuitive. I would happily talk to potential new users about the full benefits of Octo ATS as there is not enough space to give full details on this page!

PROS

This ATS does everything you need from an ATS, from attraction / application to onboarding. However where it stands out is the service that supports it. I have always felt like a valued customer. We have been able to continually improve our recruitment processes and practices as we have control of the configuration. If we are seeking development in the functionality the support team is honest in the capability and the timing the developments may take. The reporting is good and constantly being improved with dashboards and visuals that allow us to measure how successful recruitment is. The integration into our job boards for auto postings also is a real bonus and saves the requirement for an additional job board aggregator. While we don't currently use the functionality to interface with Oracle, which is our HRIS, this is a feature that is available. This allows for a much more agile and cost effective ATS compared to the integrated systems of larger HRIS's.

CONS

I would like to be able to accept video applications rather than just CV's for a number of reasons and this is not currently available, but innovation and improvement is at the forefront of what the team at Octo do so I am confident this is a

Reason for choosing Octo ATS

Combination of Cost and adaptable to be a bespoke system that could continually develop.

Reasons for switching to Octo ATS

We wanted a more comprehensive ATS system that would support the whole way though recruitment not just being a portal for applicants on a job.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our Octo ATS.

Replied May 2021

Matthew

Building Materials, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2021

Changing how we recruit and attract candidates using Blue Octopus.

Greta service and support and the system is providing benefits to the suitableness in saving time for managers and paperwork to recruit, but also reducing the recruitment time.

PROS

The Business had no ATS system and it needed to move forward. Blue Octopus ATS provided us with the solution to support the HR Team and our managers, but also our perspective candidates. The system is easy to configure, introduce, administer and navigate around and is linked to the careers website and various job boards. Blue Octopus support is excellent and responsive. The system cuts down on recruitment time and administration and candidates now get a great experience from the business.

CONS

The user set it is time is consuming to set up and maintain and the authorisation and offer request are separate process.

Reason for choosing Octo ATS

Company reputation Functionality Flexibility of system Cost Company willing to work with us

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our Octo ATS.

Replied May 2021

Julia

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed April 2021

Feedback on Octo ATS from a Recruiter Perspective

It is a lot more simple that previous ATS systems that I have used in the past I did raise some concerns with our account manager and she did raise them with the IT team and some of the requests have been implemented which is great

PROS

It is simple to use I adapted easily to using it and it fits currently with the needs of the business as it it also easy for hiring managers to use

CONS

It can be clunky and some of the templates are not in the correct place for ease of use and flow sometimes

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our Octo ATS.

Replied May 2021

Adele

Human Resources, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed May 2021

Blue Octopus Review.

My experience has been great overall. I have learned how to use the system in different ways and this is all because I have been trained and assisted when needed. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is fantastic!!!!

PROS

Our account managers are so helpful and respond to queries instantly. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is on hand always and is always there to help us improve our knowledge of the system. Could not get a better service with this. The system's recent new lay out is great. Candidates are easy to find (the searches work well). Love the way it gives a summary page and really like the fact we can adapt the applications to suit us. The new automatic emailing for a new user set up is fantastic and saves us time.

CONS

I would really like the attachment limit to be increased currently at 2MG. We sometimes have large documents to upload. Also would love to be able to upload videos.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our Octo ATS.

Replied May 2021

Danielle

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2021

Octo has made our recruitment much easier.

Octo has made our recruitment a lot easier and has given us much more visibility of the vacancies we have across the business. A lot of our hiring managers are responsible for their own recruitment but with Octo we can still see how their vacancies are progressing. It's also allowed us to get more accurate reports and data.

PROS

We initially advertised on job boards directly but they're now all integrated into Octo and we're able to see a lot more detail on the progress of our vacancies across the business. Customer service is excellent, yet to find a problem or question that the team can't overcome! We received a full training video on how to use the system which has really helped us roll this out across the business.

CONS

It can take a bit of getting used to and took a while to get up and running, there was particular struggles around integrating our WordPress website but it was achieved in the end.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our Octo ATS.

Replied May 2021