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Any company that needs to hire technical talent such as engineers, programmers, Linux admins, database analysts, mobile developers, and more.

Product Details

HackerRank's revolutionary tech recruiting platform gives tech recruiters and hiring managers the power to screen, interview, and hire the world's top developer talent.

Contact Details

HackerRank

http://www.hackerrank.com/work

Founded in 2012

Located in United States

CodeChallenges
CodeScreen
CodePair
Leaderboard
CodeChallenge Results

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Trial

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Online

HackerRank Features

Assessments
Background Screening
CRM
Interaction Tracking
Internal HR
Interview Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
Onboarding
Recruiting Firms
Reference Checking
Resume Parsing
Self Service Portal

HackerRank Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 19, 2018

“Great Filter before we talk with candidates !!”

OverallDefinitely in the right direction and one should always go for it without a second thought . A piece of advice - Do code on other platforms too as it will be wise not to invest all your eggs in one basket .
ProsThe coding tests in HackerRank are very difficult and have been the best way that we have found to screen the suitable candidates on deep technical skills, it helps to eliminate first couple of tech interviews. The tests are very similar to the type of thing that you will find in a coding competition. And these are real coding test in that they compile the code and evaluation the solution automatically. This make is very easy for a non-technical manager to evaluate a highly technical candidate. They also do have multiple choice questions, pared coding and other types of tests which we do not use but probably are useful for some situations. Really the reason we like it is that we have not found anything that is able to evaluate candidates on their ability to solve very hard technical problems.
ConsI would say that one of the issues is that to make it work effectively I think you need to either create your own coding tests or get them to create a custom test just for your company. Get a custom test developed by the HackerRank team, It costs something to do this. The tests that are public and available to everyone on the HackerRank site are probably searchable on Google which makes it a bit too easy.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 19, 2018
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Greg G.
Co-Founder and CTO
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 11, 2018

“Great way to learn coding basics and improve your reputability ”

OverallCoding reputability, practice, and a great coding community.
Pros- Free, fun way to learn a lot of different important coding concepts. - A great next step from Codeacademy. The challenges appeal to people of all skill levels, the lessons help beginners, and the forums are a great place to learn more. - Online code processing is fast, allows for own user input - To be honest, the design is also quite good. A lot of how a "challenge" goes is dependent on how the author writes it, but I find a lot of them to be designed well.
Cons- There is definitely a learning curve if you've never read from stdin. That isn't a big deal, but is definitely a weird concept to grasp if you've only done Codeacademy tutorials. - Certain algorithms are hard to figure out to the point that I stop learning and would prefer to view the answer (as to actually learn how it works). This is difficult at times - which is not always bad, but definitely has its downsides
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 11, 2018
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Corine T.
Student
E-Learning, Self-employed
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019

“Great for Practicing and Interview Prep”

OverallI think that overall I've had a really good experience with HackerRank. Preparing for interviews is extremely important for me. I like that HackerRank aims to do exactly that, and also helps when you don't know the answer to a question. HackerRank lets you see other people's solutions so that you can compare your own to see if you answered the question correctly.
ProsWhat I like most about this software is that it really puts in the effort to prepare users for the coding tests given at job interviews. There are so many questions from easy to hard so there's always something new to learn. I also like that companies use the software rather than make the interview tests themselves.
ConsWhat I least like about this software is that sometimes it will recognize small things as errors even though they are not really errors. Sometimes I felt like I was answering the question correctly, but the software was not acknowledging that because of a small detail that the software uses, whereas regular IDEs do not notice it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Automotive, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2019

“HackerRank Review from a Small Start Up”

ProsWe used HackerRank as a first step screening process for all the candidates that applied. As a small startup, we don't have the resources and bandwidth to give everyone a technical interview so we built unique tests on HackerRank that help test candidates on skills they would need to know to work here. When we get the results, it's easy to filter out the candidates we want to pursue. HackerRank has helped us narrow down 400 applicants to 30 qualified candidates.
ConsHackerRank is a bit on the pricey side. The only have two plans so the range between features in the two plans is very vast.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Internet, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 13, 2018

“Hackerrank review from a Recruiter POV”

OverallIt has been plesant and they have a great support team.
ProsI like how it is easy to use and navigate as well as to make edits.
ConsIt is a bit on the pricey side and does not have the ability to make an app test inside of hackerrank.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 13, 2018
Chirag J.
Developer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 30, 2018

“A great platform to practice coding”

OverallThe platform has good variety and number of problems to practice which are at the same time very competetive
ProsThe HackerRank platform supports almost all the programming languages that you can imagine. The interface is really neat and code editor has basic features
ConsFormatting code in certain languages is a nightmare, especially in python if you have not setup the editor configuration correctly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 30, 2018
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Somnath R.
Secretary
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2017

“The best site to learn about data structures and algorithms”

ProsQuestions are present for all level of candidates. They are also sorted according to various categories for easy access. Also, the competitions are good way to get to know one's current skill level with respect to coders all over the world.
ConsSometimes, the editorials are not easy to understand. Other than that, the site is amazing and is of great help to students and job seekers, particularly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2017
Sarah S.
Director, Talent Acquisition Operations
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2017

“Great Way to Assess Tech Talent for Non-Technical Recruiters”

ProsHackerRank has a huge bank of pre-set questions (both multiple choice and coding) to choose from. We like this software because in addition to assessments, they also offer a sourcing platform and a live coding option. It's 3 different products in one to give you an advantage in a very competitive war for tech talent. The best part is that you don't need to know how to code to assess talent. You will, however, get your engineering employees involved and they will appreciate being part of the process.
ConsSome of the questions are worded confusingly but you can always edit any preset questions. Your success with the platform is only as good as how you select your assessments so involvement from your organization is important.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2017
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Neeraj B.
Software Developer
Retail, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 29, 2018

“Best platform to prepare and test your coding skills”

OverallIt's good and always fun to practise on HackerRank.
ProsIt has different sections, each section has many problems to solve which categorize according to the difficulty level. Rank and badge progress, it really encourages to open this platform and start coding. Each and every problem makes you read a concept (DS, Algo or core maths), but you are not solving a single problem, actually each roblem makes you read a single concept.
ConsOpportunities, the platform makes you able to compete for any hiring challenge but lacks to provide any. However one's profile page with good badges is able to tell any techie how good you are in coding and concepts.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 29, 2018
Anthony A.
Owner
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 18, 2019

“Great site to keep your skills up”

OverallI really enjoy HackerRank. I like how it's a go at your own pace learning tool with down negative side effects to use. I suggest you use it if you are looking to learn, get new ideas, or just keep up skills in languages you don't often use.
ProsI like that it is free of course, but also that you are able to keep your skills up on languages you do not use regularly, or give yourself new challenges and ideas. Also, in terms of ease of use, the site works great. It's easy to use, and easy to learn how to program in. Sometimes they'll even email you a challenge. Such a great site!
ConsI don't really see cons in this software. I haven't had anything go wrong with the site.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 18, 2019
Mohammed M.
Student
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 16, 2018

“It really helped me evolve as a programmer.”

ProsThe best user interface among all its competitors there is. Good set of questions properly seperated by tags.
ConsThe questions in the graph theory section are a little vague. I will struggle to find any other faults in this site as it is so much perfect.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 16, 2018
Arbaaz M.
Software Engineer
Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 25, 2019

“HackerRank Review”

ProsPractice for coding interviews. Take coding challenges on HackerRank. Competitions available. Simple to use interface.
ConsDoesn't have as many problems available as Leetcode for practicing for software interviews. Seems more geared towards competitive programming.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 25, 2019
Ishant R.
Student
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 18, 2018

“The best platform to code on. Helped me take my skills to the next level. ”

ProsThe coding tracks are of very high quality. The UI of the website is very nice and keeps me interested for long hours.
ConsPlease add more language tracks like java c# etc. Also server crashes when conducting private contests.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 18, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Program Development, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 18, 2019

“A platform for identifying skilled programmers”

ProsThis website makes beginners to enhance coding and problem solving skills. A good platform for employers to identify skilled rather than looking for people on resumes and interviews
ConsSome of the challesges are imperfect and test cases are not always completely well organised
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 18, 2019
Gareth N.
Web Developer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019

“A good tool to gauge your skill set”

OverallMy experience has been good. It serves multiple purposes and with some minor tweaks it could be even better.
ProsI liked the UI/UX of HackerRank. It's quite simple to use and it also has a wide variety of exercises. It's a good tool to use to practice for interviews as well as to test your knowledge and rehash topics that you struggle with.
ConsThe only downside to HackerRank is when it's used in the interview processes of companies. It tends to be like a badly setup exam, erratic in nature. It's also not that useful if used incorrectly. I'm not sure if they provide guides to companies that want to use it for interview related purposes but it would definitely provide a better experience if used correctly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019
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Artem V.
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 17, 2018

“If you wish to learn a new skill then "HackerRank"”

OverallAs a software engineer I have to keep my self updated with new programming language with trend and I can simply learn it from HackerRank also it's coding challenge is useful as well.
ProsHackerRank has large number of tutorials available for different languages and technologies. Also it has a good number of challenging questions set to test our skill. I have learnt many things from HackerRank.
ConsThe only thing I dislike about HackerRank is it's online compiler for some languages it is outdated because during one competition I wasted some time to learn that the compiler has no library file which I was trying to use. Though I got support and resolved my problem.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 17, 2018
Aleksandr T.
CTO
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017

“Very useful tool for training programmers skills”

OverallI train my programming skills in free time, because my current work is about management not coding.
Pros1. Hard but interesting challenges for training skills. 2. Contests, where you can see your real level of knowledge. 3. Good gamification - scoring,ranking and leaderbords. And, sure, opportunity to find a job of your dreams!
ConsAs for me, there are too low pushing level. I'm very busy man, but sometimes have a lot of free time which I can spend for training my skills. But often I forget about this. So more agressive pushing would not be superfluous
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017
Sabhya K.
Assistant Consultant
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2015

“Kudos to the Developers!”

OverallI have been a user of the developer edition of the HackerRank product for about a couple of months now, and I have to say that there is something about this platform which sets it apart from its major market competitors. Keep up the good work, and if I had to point towards one con, which is not a con per se, it would be this: The progress graph of a developer should be updated after every challenge she/ he completes, not just after she/ he participates in a competition. Regards, Sabhya Kaushal
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2015
Vallinayagam T.
Student
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2015

“Very exciting and superb experience”

OverallI am a new comer to this software. I don't know what exactly are the pros and cons of this software. But at the first sight, I got a feeling that I have reached the correct platform to express my coding skills and also to develop my coding skills.
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2015
Verified Reviewer
Wholesale, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2019

“Straight forward interviews with minimal setup”

ProsProvided a straight forward way to set up interviews without much hassle
ConsThe play back feature was not as refined as some of the other interview administering software's I have used + this is a feature I use very often.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2019
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Ilay E.
NOC Engineer
Computer Software, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2018

“Helped alot preparing to interviews”

ProsLarge amount of exercises and code feedbacks. Gamification environment, earning points and leveling up.
ConsToo many notifications regarding every single update and new challenge uploaded. The review after submitting a challenge lacks information and assistance.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2018
Alex B.
Recruiter
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
January 11, 2016

“Where has this been all my life?”

OverallIve been looking for this my entire career, no more resumes.....no more time wasted, and candidates love it. If you don't already HackerRank, you're missing out!
Source: Capterra
January 11, 2016
Verified Reviewer
Program Development, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2019

“Rank and learn”

ProsIf you are learning programming or want to be better developer start using hackerrank and solve it's quizes.
ConsI would like to see a whole categories about Kotlin, because there are only a few common languages.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2019
Yashasvi K.
Software Engineer
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2015

“Thanks for such a great product.”

OverallI just learned about your tool. It is miraculous and transparent. It really solves the problem. Thanks for such innovation.
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2015
Tooba I.
UnderGraduate Student
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2015

“It's pretty amazing!”

OverallI'm new to using HackerRank, and my experience so far has been pretty good. I'm looking forward to using it more often.
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2015
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Jenna K.
Software Engineer
Computer Software, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 29, 2018

“Evocative coding challenges”

ProsThe coding challenges provided on hackerrank test a broad range of skills out of the candidates you are interviewing.
ConsNo major cons to report; sometimes though, the Codepair software can be a bit glitchy.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 29, 2018
Christopher G.
Owner/Operator
Computer Software, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
Likelihood to Recommend
1/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 1, 2019

“Inaccurate coding exercises and unstable connection during interviews”

OverallUsing HR was a struggle although the layout and content are well curated the execution of the technology missed the mark.
ProsLayout and UI are slick and make using the site intuitive
ConsInaccurate coding exercises, code not compiling correctly in IDE, Audio loss during interviews
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 1, 2019
Lorena S.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
February 13, 2017

“Good way to test engineering skills”

OverallThis tool is pretty simple to use and works great for remote interviews as well as prescreening engineers.
Source: Capterra
February 13, 2017