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.
33 ‘ZipRecruiter’ Reviews
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
You don't need ZipRecruiter to work for Lyft...
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.
Not signed up with them or looking for work, but get daily email alerts!!!
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.
Scams and Constant Calls
I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW FRUSTRATED I AM WITH ZIP RECRUITER. DO NOT USE THEM.
I posted my resume for a job, and a day later I got 15 emails from the same scam company. Then a few hours after that I started getting calls. They asked over and over for my social security number. Never told me where the job was, didn't even know who these "other recruiting" agencies were. I almost fell for it. Until the social security thing came about. I told them to stop calling. Stop emailing. Two weeks later I'm still getting calls for scam jobs still getting emails. I must have gotten 7 calls today from different scams. AND THEY CALL AT ALL HOURS!
On top of that, I was getting job offers in industries I don't work in and for jobs I would HATE to do. No I'm sorry I will not be a credit card sales person. No I will not receive unknown packages at my home to send them elsewhere. What the hell.
So eventually I called Zip and they said that they just pass out your resume like its confetti. Anyone that has access to the site can find you. When I told them to shut it down and get rid of every existence of my resume they said I couldn't do that unless I email chat a tech representative or searched my account for the "QUIT" button. (Which doesn't exist. Its buried deep in the "help" FAQs.) I assume since my resume has such high positions at big companies, these people must have thought oh, this girl has got some $$$$$ lets target her.
So far I have blocked up to 20 numbers. Have over 50 emails in my junk folder just from scam recruiters. DO NOT MAKE AN ACCOUNT WITH ZIP.
Since I started applying on ziprecruiter.com, I've received a texts from people claiming to be with a companies I've never even applied for. What's worse, is half the time they text me from phone numbers with area codes that are no where near where I live, but also don't match the area where the company they claim to be from is even located. Just today I got one from a guy with a 469 area code (Dallas, TX) claiming to be from Mologen AG which is a company that's not even based in America! It's German pharmaceutical company based out of Berlin. When I first looked up the company on Google, it pulls up a website that's only in German. Don't bother with Zip Recruiter. It's literally just a den for scammers to try and take advantage of people who are desperately seeking jobs. Like many reviews before mine, I have also NEVER been contacted by any employer I've applied with on Zip Recruiter. It's an utter waste of time and really disheartening for people who really are trying hard to find a job.