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“Clunky”

“Horrible”

“I hardly use it.”

“Never seen one I like.”

“Ugh. Kill me.”

We hear comments like this all the time from startup recruiters like you when we ask you about your applicant tracking system. The next thing we usually hear?

“We’re looking for a new applicant tracking system.”

If you’re starting an ATS evaluation at your startup, there are lots of reviews and guides available to help you make your decision. For example:

What ATS vendors typically won’t have – and what could be equally important in your eval process – is a breakdown of the other applicant tracking systems that are in use at successful startups.

If you had this data you could:

  1. Narrow down a huge list of applicant tracking system vendors to a short list that are popular with your startup peers.
  2. Identify back channel references about a particular applicant tracking system you’re evaluating.

Assuming you’re interested in those two things, we have the perfect infographic for you.

In the infographic we are using the Wealthfront 100 group of companies as a proxy for the startup market in general. Actually it works out to be 103 companies. But who’s counting? 😉

If you’re interested in seeing the data that made up the totals displayed in the infographic we’ve also attached the source Google Spreadsheet below.

(BTW, did you know it’s really easy (and costs less than a cup of Starbucks coffee) to build infographics like this for your job ads and Careers website? Click here to learn how.)

Last, I included below Twitter testimonials from some happy ATS customers

If you represent a vendor listed in the infographic and there’s no testimonial below, @ us on Twitter with the info (i.e. link to third party Tweet) and we’d be happy to add it.

Greenhouse

JobScore

Newton Software

Lever

Ultimate Software