Indeed.com is an online database where job seekers can search for jobs and where employers can post jobs and search resumes. This site has large database of job opportunities because they pull job openings from other websites, job boards, newspapers, associations and company career webpages.
Not only is the site free for job seekers but the site is extremely user friendly and has a very clean layout. Job seekers can create an account profile where they may save their resumes, type notes, and set up automatic searches. Job alert settings enable users to receive new listings directly through their email. With the number of listings to browse, filtering out job openings by title, salary, company, location, and job type makes the search a lot quicker.
Indeed.com for employers is an easy way to find applicants for free. Hiring managers can screen resumes based on search filters that include distance, education, years of experience, job title, company, and location. There are fees for job postings; these fees are based on a pay-per-click basis. Employers choose how much they want to pay for a click. Add funds to your online account and each time an interested applicant clicks on your posting, the money is deducted from the budget. This means, that unlike other sites, there is no expiration date for your posting, it is dependent on the amount of available funds.
Job seekers only had a couple complaints about Indeed.com. Complaints were mainly regarding the job postings, some of which seemed rather suspicious. Job seekers did find some scam job postings, there were ones directing them to other sites, others which were not in fact available positions and some were even posted multiple times displaying different salaries.
There is a continuous dissatisfaction with the customer support available and the email contact response time. A possible contributing factor to this issue may stem from the method Indeed.com uses to gather job openings. Because some listings are obtained from other sites they may not always have the information or answers to respond with.
Those who are looking for a job can save valuable time by searching for a job on Indeed’s website, rather than searching through numerous career sites, one at a time. Just be cautious and be keen to postings that redirect you to a third party site. Other red flags are postings that ask for money and require registration.
Employers will also be able to save time and money by using Indeed.com. As more people become familiar with their database of jobs pulled from different sites it will make this one more desirable for those looking for a job. Traffic will continuously increase and opportunities to find candidates will grow as the site continues to gain popularity among job seekers.
5 ‘Indeed.com’ Reviews
They are all about money and I've been trying to post for 2 years and have not been able to find an intern who is willing to work for class credit. They have sent the nastiest emails to me and I'm so sick of it. Indeed. Go away.
When I tried to post a job with indeed it took more than an hour to get to the point where they said it would cost $13 each time someone looked at my free posting. It would be worth it if I paid for qualified applicants, but that $13 was every time someone even looked at my job. so I said no thanks because I have used this type of service before and was not happy with want it cost. Now they won't stop calling and emailing me. Many times on the phone and replying to emails I have said leave me alone. and the emails and phone calls just keep coming. About the 10th time I told them I would start leaving reviews each time they contact me and I am running out of places to leave reviews. They might be good for some people but I can't get them to stop contacting me. They keep saying I can post for free, but when they called me the first and second time there was no mention of a free listing and they assured me it was worth the $13 per click and it would only cost me about $400 for the first 2 weeks and I could stop any time.
You are better off with Craigslist if you aren't looking for a Professional position and just need a part time or temporary job. If you have experience and looking for advancement opportunities stay away from this site, especially their so called assessments whose results will be used over and over to any and all employers you apply to with no chance to redo. I was busy with a child when taking an assessment and it timed out making me look like I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to IT, now I can't retake it and when I apply for a job guess what, it uses the Same results. Ridiculous, wasting people's time And Employers money.
Indeed supplies resumes for Employers but have no control over applicants applying over and over for jobs they aren't even qualified for...costing Employers big $$. In addition, once an applicant has been hire, they continue to vet them by asking them to update their resume putting them back into their open pool. This is like headhunting from the staff Employers already paid for!
When an applicant is rejected for any reason, they still apply over and over again costing Employers $$. This is a scam! Employers are held hostage. I have had several conversations about my complaints but why would you listen to the person paying you?
And their assessments are a joke! The applicant doesn't have to complete to submit their resume even if you've ticked the box!
There are so many issues with Indeed that are a scam its outrageous! Will report to authorities!
I've tried ever since sometime last year to find a job through indeed, and I've had interviews, but everything I've tried has ended up with one bleeping job loss after another. It consumes my time and my energy, not to mention the fact that I've had hopes all this time for all the jobs I've applied for, and yet these hopes have been nothing but fake. Thanks A LOT INDEED FOR MAKING MY LIFE MISERABLE!!!!!!!