Greenhouse Review

Greenhouse Software
Greenhouse Software
New York, NY
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Greenhouse At A Glance

Good: Comprehensive reports for tracking each candidate's experience; highly configurable platform; structured hiring tools like interview plans, interview kits, and scorecards that empower hiring teams to work better together.
Bad: Candidate portal is not offered.
Bottom Line: A best-in-class ATS that is used by companies to make better hires faster, and retain them longer.

Product Overview

Greenhouse is recruiting software designed to help companies make better hiring decisions. It provides many benefits, such as:

  • Saving time and money in recruiting (i.e. less reliant on outside agencies)
  • Smoother hiring process for multiple job positions
  • More structured and streamlined interviewing process with an “interview master plan”
  • Companies get the full picture of each job candidate in one screen (i.e resume, application, any hiring tests taken, etc)

Greenhouse offers five different job board integrations that are powered by APIs and customized based on the company’s needs.

    1. Fully Hosted Job Board by Greenhouse
    2. Embedding Greenhouse Job Board onto the client’s site
    3. API-driven Job Board onto the client’s site with job applications hosted by Greenhouse
    4. API-driven Job Board with Greenhouse’s application form embedded onto the client’s site
    5. 100% API-driven job board for clients that want to build (and maintain) their own job application forms (Greenhouse provide client’s developers the tools to do so)

Each job board provides custom formatting options, customized application questions, the ability to auto-tag candidates, and the ability to send automatic responses to each candidate that applies for a position.


Greenhouse offers many different features with sourcing, interviewing, and hiring. Some of the features are:

  • Custom hiring criteria per job
  • Sourcing dashboards that lets users track candidates sent from different referrals (third-party agencies, job fair, etc)
  • Post and track job descriptions sent to social media sites (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Post job descriptions to many job boards, such as Glassdoor, Indeed, or Careers 2.0, to name a few
  • Interview kits that include candidate’s resume, sample interview questions, and other key executives within the company that candidates have interviewed with
  • Candidate management database, such as resume & text search, candidate search filtering options, ability to export data to Excel, and eliminating duplicate candidate profiles
  • Scoring candidates on a variety of attributes (i.e. personality, skills) with a thumbs-up/thumbs-down approach
  • Managing offer/hiring process by tracking status of offers, using Word templates of offer letters, and offer approvals
  • Control of user permissions: Greenhouse provides permissions by site admin, job admin, interviewer, basic user, and sensitive information. Each user has access to Greenhouse (even an employee not involved with the hiring process can access to Greenhouse to help a company get outside referrals for positions) but access can be restricted to specific features, based on permissions.
  • Comprehensive reports on sourcing, interview pipeline, time-to-hire, and performance management. Reports can be exported to Excel for more drill-down options. Greenhouse also works with Tableau to help companies use business intelligence in their recruiting/hiring.
  • Dedicated mobile app

  • Applicant Tracking?
  • Automated Reference Checks?
  • Onboarding?
  • Recruiting?
  • Social Integration?
  • Video Interviewing?

Target Market

Greenhouse targets different industries, such as tech, marketing/advertising, and media, and finance. We’ve listed ten of its customers below:

  • Airbnb
  • Red Ventures
  • HUGE
  • General Assembly
  • Course Hero
  • Oscar
  • Flatiron Health
  • Quirky
  • Squarespace
  • Pinterest

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The Greeenhouse solution is all-inclusive, meaning companies will pay for an enterprise-wide license, rather than by user. Companies will have a Greenhouse product expert facilitate the implementation process. Depending on the job board integration selected (refer to Product Details above), the implementation process could run between two and six weeks. Greenhouse also provides data migration and user training services.

Customer Service & Support

Greenhouse offers multiple support channels to its customers. Users can contact the Customer Support team via live chat and email as well as access the Greenhouse Knowledge Center, webinars, and training videos.  All Greenhouse customers also have access to Greenhouse’s Customer Community, and receive support from a dedicated Implementation Specialist at the time of joining. Ongoing services can also be provided through a dedicated Account Manager.


Greenhouse’s pricing is based on the number of employees a company has so its prices aren’t released publicly. Please contact them directly for a quote.


Greenhouse does not offer a dedicated candidate portal and has no plans to offer this feature at this time.


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Much more than an ATS, Greenhouse delivers the complete solution that makes hiring your competitive advantage. Greenhouse is the fastest-growing provider of enterprise talent acquisition software and thousands of the smartest and most successful companies like Cisco Meraki, Time Inc., and Airbnb use Greenhouse’s intelligent guidance to design and automate all aspects of hiring throughout their organizations, helping them compete for and win top talent.

Greenhouse has won numerous awards including #1 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor, and Forbes Cloud 100.

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