ZipRecruiter, found online at ZipRecruiter.com, is a job posting website designed for both companies looking for new employees and for job seekers who are hoping to find employment.
People who are currently in a job search just need to sign up in order to get access to daily job alert emails, and the website promises that receiving these emails is completely free. ZipRecruiter earns money through the companies that pay them to distribute their job postings.
The website claims to be the best way for a company to post jobs, and the fastest way to get your job across the web. Once you submit your job post it will be distributed to over 40 different job boards, like Indeed and SimplyHired. They will also submit your postings to Monster and CareerBuilder.com for an extra fee.
Submitting a job post just requires you to provide a job title, company name, location, job category, and job description and can be initially posted for free. In order to get all the benefits of ZipRecruiter, you’ll need to upgrade to one of their monthly paid memberships.
Their most basic plan is the Starter Plan, which gets you 3 active job slots and access to 50 resumes a month for $59/mo, and goes all the way up to the Big Hiring Plan gets you 50 active job slots and access to 1,000 resumes a month for $199/mo, with a range of plans in between.
They also have an Enterprise Plan which gives you unlimited job posting and access to 5000 resumes a month, but you must call them directly for pricing. For any plan that you are interested in, you can opt to have a 4 day free trial.
These plans will get you access to daily job alert emails so you can reach millions of active job seekers, allow you to save time by managing job candidates in one place, and reach job seekers through social networking platforms.
Companies who are unhappy with the service can request a refund of the last month's payment; members who have paid in advance for 6 and 12 month plans must cancel within 30 days of purchase for a refund.
If you have any experience with this job site, please leave your ZipRecruiter review below.
42 ‘ZipRecruiter’ Reviews
Got a reply to my resume through Zip to attend a Webinar the following Friday at 9CST. Gave the link and the password. Signed in early to the appointed spot and waited. THIRTEEN of us signed on and no host ever appeared. We all started chatting. Someone looked up their number and called, got Dani, who sent the Zip info. Apparently there was an EVITE sent out and we all were on the wrong call.
I looked for an EVITE, never was sent anything other than through Zip. Called Dani, I was polite, she was NOT. She couldn't get past herself fast enough to blame ALL of us for NOT following instructions on the evite I never received!!!! I was polite but determined. She repeated herself and then HUNG UP ON ME!
This is a 2 month old company, I wanted to get information and that is how I was treated.
I called every extension on Friday and they all rang off the hook except for Underwriting, VM said closed on Friday. Called today, Monday and went for sales extension. Asked for hiring manager, and of course Dani was the one who answered the phone. She repeated what she told me on Friday without listening again.
AMAZING, I am not sure if she isn't the only person who works there. It may be a great opportunity but based on what I experienced I would be worried about being paid!!!
Had a 4 week free trial. canceled about 2 weeks out because did not get any leads, or one that lives in Texas when we are located in Colorado. They charged us $249.99. When I called about this the guy said there was only a 4 day free trail. So they lie and cannot find people to work. I would have gladly used them if it worked because we cannot find any employees in our area. I will not use them again for any of our companies. Just thought people should know that they are sketchy. Thank you
It's a den of SCAMMERS!
I have an inherit distrust of online sites, so when I signed-up with ZR I only gave my name, home phone #, and a generic resume...ZR says my 'profile' is only 27% complete! Good.
The idea was to get emails of open positions, and then apply by going to the respective websites. I get emails allright, but those are pretty much useless. Most emails start with ads for Lyft, or some other trash. No, nobody needs ZR if they want to work for Lyft, Uber, etc!
Other job openings are for things which are outside my area of expertise.
I found out about ZipRecruited thru a radio show: Leo Laporte The Tech Guy. Given all the negative reviews here, I wonder why Leo would recommen this website(?)
Useless service full of duplicate, scam postings. Emails about new jobs take you to pages that don't exist (with no real resolution from Ziprecruiter when brought to their attention). Numerous notifications about your application and resume being viewed yet no response from any employers except for scam emails requesting interviews using Google Hangouts. What legitimate company is going to send an interview request from a personal Gmail account? On top of all this, the iOS App Store is littered with fake glowing reviews written by staff and other paid users using almost the same template. Do yourself a huge favor and do NOT download or give these scammers any information and use a legitimate service like Indeed.
Be careful! Once you put your information on ZipRecruiter.com it becomes open to the world! Meaning any scammer/spammer can claim to be a recruiter and gain valuable access to ALL YOUR INFORMATION!
Like most people, I wanted to apply for a specific job that I thought was on ZipRecruiter.com. But to find out, after signing up to apply, all it did was take me to a completely different job site. Not to mention all the multiple fake ZipRecruiter.com texts about a "NEW" job opportunity that when you click on it, it takes you to the same old list of jobs you've viewed.
In the end I did apply for the job and that was the only good part. What happened next was nothing more than a barrage of scammers and spammers sending me fake opportunity emails so they could phish for more information on me. And as an added bonus, my 12+ year old cell phone number, that I've managed to keep spam/scam free, is now receiving spam calls and texts every day! It's not easy changing a cell number that old that everyone has.
Bottom-line: Do yourself a favor and find that job that's supposedly on ZipRecruiter by doing a Google search of key phrases and find it on either the company website OR a more reputable recruiting website.
I haven't looked for a job in 10 years as I am a full time mother and I am not looking for a job now and haven't submitted a cv to any job sites, yet I receive daily job alert emails from this company. The jobs are nothing like what I did before and in an area of my country that could not be further away from my home if they tried. I'm worried that if I click unsubscribe in their emails I will be taken to a hacker site as they could be unauthorised spam, so therefore they still keep coming! I will contact them directly to double check, and try to block these emails for good. But please don't trust them or click on your emails.
ZipRecruiter, takes your uploaded resume and totally destroys it so I spent pretty much time cleaning it up and then come to find out it didn't save my hard worked changes. I just use them now to find companies and then go directly to their website to apply.