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What advice do you have for others considering Jobvite?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Jobvite, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

My advice to anyone considering Jobvite is to make sure you have a well-documented workflow process, make sure that you understand what you're going to ask Jobvite to do, make sure that you cover all those aspects of it, and make sure that you understand it. From the beginning - how you want the resumes to be routed, how you want interviews to happen, how you want job offers to happen, how you want to do evaluations, to make sure that you have your process done and documented in all of the different areas that you're going to have. Make sure you have that on the front end so that Java can be tailored to fit because if you don't have your process in place you will need to kind of retrofit it. Also, make sure you have redundant emails from outside the system just to make sure your message gets through. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Jobvite an eight. For it to be a ten, it would need a little more consistency with the messaging and to be a little easier on the interviewing side of it. The evaluation forms are okay but I'd love to see a little bit more of a robust evaluation form for putting in candidate evaluations. Those would be the things that can move it up to a ten out of ten.

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Top 10Real User

I'm not a big fan, and I don't find it especially valuable. There's a couple of the products that I've used that I would recommend over it, but it does the basics that you need from an applicant tracking system. I would advise potential Jobvite users to look at Greenhouse and Lever as well. Make sure that the people who are actually going to be using the system, particularly the people in the recruiting department, are really comfortable with the functionality and the user experience and the reporting. The challenging thing about many of these things is that they may look good on a demo, but the devil's definitely in the details. You need to work with it for a while to really find out how something works, and Jobvite can be quite frustrating. There are aspects of the functionality that are somewhat hidden. Sometimes it's possible to do something, but it's not obvious how. Sometimes it's just not possible to do the things you want to do. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Jobvite a four.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Based on prior experience with other ATS systems in my career, this solution is more requisition-focused and strictly for the recruiting process. I would rate Jobvite a nine out of ten.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

For external hires, we predominantly used this solution. We also do a lot of internal hires and because of the issue with the solution not allowing for confidentiality, it is pretty problematic when you are moving people around internally. In the future, I do not think we will use this solution again. I rate Jobvite a three out of ten.

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