Bullhorn Aggregated Reviews
That’s my 2 cents. I’ve used Bullhorn, but that’s a CRM with ATS.
Bullhorn is well know and mostly preferred by large agencies. You can use it if you are running a small agency but it will too expensive for you. Bullhorn offers many features like resume parsing, reports, invoicing etc. Bullhorn being the leader has a good market share.
Bullhorn is a bit of a rubbish company and platform though, slow, looks awful and seems to lock you in through high costs and innovation out through marketplace overheads.
I’ve done recruiting without an ATS and I never will again. It’s possible, but it slows you down so much that in the end, the $100/mo or so that it costs per user is more than earned back. I use Bullhorn and if I worked in a company or with a partner who I trusted to be in the system, id happily give them my login to see what’s going on with candidates/jobs while I’m on vacation.
I’ll rank the systems I’ve used in order of my preference;
2: Profile CRM (Custom Build)
3: Bond Adapt (fuck this program to death and back)
I really liked bullhorn, especially after being forced to use Bond Adapt for 6 years it’s literally the most confusing pile of steaming dogshit that’s ever been coded.
This isn’t about your CRM this is about your parsing tool (e.g. Daxtra / Burning Glass). The parsing tool extracts the data from the CV and auto populates fields in your CRM. In terms of agency side CRMs however: Bullhorn are the biggest and truly global. I’d look at products with true LI integration. Different products for in-house though such as Workable, fall under ATS rather than CRM.
You get what you pay for – I’d say start with the top of the line now and you won’t regret it. If the new ATS can help you make just one extra placement over it’s free alternative, it will have paid for itself a few times over. I would check out Bullhorn – it’s easy to use, lots of automation, cloud-based, new functionality every month, and you can choose how many modules you want or don’t want to fit your needs
Bullhorn by far the easiest to use. Integrates to everything we use – job boards, texting, phone, social media, etc
Second this. Ive used a few different systems through my time, when it came to setting up my own firm, Bullhorn was the one that I really wanted. Yes – it costs more than a few of the others, but the integration and tools it offers is fantastic, I think. It makes life easier which is worth $$$ in itself… Especially with the GDPR boogie man a lurking.
I’ve used a few different platforms in my career and I can tell you Bullhorn is my favorite. Almost all of these comments are salesmen in this thread, I’m just a good ol’ end user. All of these smaller companies will never have the support and guarantee bullhorn does. If you are planning to stay in business long term, it just makes sense.
We were on bullhorn, but switched over to Vincere. It’s half the price of bullhorn, twice as fast, better ui and essentially all the features we need to automate our recruitment. So far so good.
CRMs are used for sourcing all the time (I see this more the in the HR/Recruiting space than this particular use case). Greenhouse the recruiting system just added CRM to do this. Bullhorn CRM has a recruiting piece. There are dozens of these I’ve seen people use.
My firm is 400+ users and as the one leading the procurement efforts of a new ATS I can confidently say Bullhorn is by far, if not the, top-tier option in the space amongst all verticals.
I work for a smaller firm as well (20 corporate employees) and we switched to Loxo after looking at a ton of different ones last year. There are some similarities to Crelate, which we demo’d. Loxo is a pure ATS/CRM, but lacks back end support you get with Bullhorn for billing, payroll, etc.
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