IBM

IBM Kenexa

4 / 5 88 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Kenexa serves solutions to a variety of industries and organization types.


Average Ratings

88 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5,000.00/month
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • IBM
  • www-01.ibm.com/software/smarterworkforce/recruitment-marketing/
  • United States

About IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa provides a portfolio of human resources solutions designed to help businesses acquire, train, and develop talent. Whether you are looking for a single or a broader end-to-end workforce solution, IBM Kenexa offers solutions for your specific needs, including talent acquisition, HR analytics, engagement surveys, collaboration, networking, & more.


IBM Kenexa Features

  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Time Off Management
  • Timesheets
  • Training Management
  • Course Management
  • E-Verify / I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Portal
  • File Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Orientation Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Forms
  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission & Payroll Management
  • CRM
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Job Description Management
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Training Management

IBM Kenexa Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Absolutely Awful

Oct 19, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It¿s the sort of system you would recommend to a competitor you really did not like.

Pros: The system seems to be able to cast a wide net across the internet, the response to most ads is generally good. Of course with the prevalence of aggregator websites most ATSs will provide a good ad response.

Cons: The system has become slow and clunky, a number of basic features do not work. Running any kind of search that involves more than one key word just does not work. Searches tend to turn up random results where the key word you search on are absent.

With the demand of finding the right talent Kenexa helps take out the guess work

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There are several pros to this product, for example, you can test your applicants and receive the results fairly quickly

Cons: You have to use Firefox to complete some of the testings you just can't use Google or explorer to complete all of the testings.

Needed pricing

Jul 07, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Not helpful at all.

Pros: Nothing positive to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: This site could and would not provide pricing. Not sure what the use of this site is if it cannot provide pricing.

Former Sr Project Manager for IBM Kenexa software

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to configure to customer's requirements that vary widely from customer to customer. Ease of use.

Cons: Doesn't integrate easily with other IBM talent suite modules or HR systems of record. Clunky interfaces.

Dated

Feb 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use web portal. From login to assignments to result reviews with ease. Choosing and sending assessments is very simple.

Cons: Dated product and spotty functionality at an end user level. Many reports of assessment crashing on candidates.

Matt Wolbrink Review

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User Friendly, Easy to Learn.

Cons: Can be overwhelming with multiple windows / pop ups for each click.

Overall: This is a great tool now that we have it implemented. The transitional period was seamless. And now that we are up and running the new HR System is amazing compared to our old home grown system.

Recommendations to other buyers: No, I have recommended this to some of my friends at other companies. Great tool!

To enhance my knowledge and capabilities by working in a dynamic organization that prid

Jan 28, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: YES I LIKE YOUR SOFTWARE

Cons: ASAD ALI

Overall: To enhance my knowledge and capabilities by working in a dynamic organization that prides itself in giving substantia responsibility to new talent

Recommendations to other buyers: NO

It's 2017 and time to move on

Jan 24, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Simply put, this LMS is outdated and far from user-friendly. I say this when I compare to the competing products as well as my own experiences being the administrator for our company. It took IBM over 2 weeks to even believe me when I was having an issue. It took another month for them to actually get it resolved, even though it was an escalated issue affecting out production environment. As a customer, I can't believe that it took them that long. I struggle to find much that is good about this LMS. It's restrictive and costs an exorbitant amount of money for the limited functionality that it provides. I believe this product could be something much more than it is. But, I don't think IBM sees it that way. I've looked at the changes from over the past year or two and... I'm very disappointed. They try and make a big deal out of the upgrades to new versions but... little changes are actually made. I feel like IBM is simply milking this for what they can. IBM either needs to step up their game and do a big re-vamp of this product or drop it. Either way, though, I'm confident that they only have customers at this point because they are stuck in the contracts.

Pros: They do offer, albeit limited, access to a REST API. You can customize some of the UI elements (looks and placement), though little documentation exists. That's about it...

Cons: Cost, in every facet. Difficult and Limited Reporting Slow turn response time from Support Limited SCORM Support (Supports up to 2004 3rd Edition, no xAPI support) Difficult to manage organizations and users (particularly in bulk) The interface out of the box looks like it's from the 90's (again, it's 2017) Did I mention the cost? Limited support for Online Training Tools (GoToTraining, Zoom, etc)

Recommendations to other buyers: Honestly, look around at other vendors. This cannot be something that's helpful to you. So many other vendors offer so much more for a much lower cost.

Kenexa Talent Suite

Jan 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 1. The IBM Kenexa Talent Suite is the first platform offered by IBM since it acquired Kenexa in late 2012. This platform not only benefits HR and managers but also appeals to C-level executives (such as a Chief Human Resource Officer) as Big Data and analytics are used to help in finding and attracting the best employees.
2. IBM Kenexa provides a comprehensive portfolio of human resources solutions designed to help businesses acquire, train, and develop their staff throughout the employee lifecycle. The product is a cloud-based solution and is compatible with Mac operating systems along with connected mobile devices.
3. Every vendor on the market likes to suggest that their product can be configured as much or as little as a client wants, but there are no other products on the market that offer the degree of pre- and post-implementation that BrassRing does. Through the deployment of user-generated objects like candidate forms, workflows, and automated rules I can use the BrassRing system to build a self-contained Executive Recruitment practice in a system that is otherwise configured to process 10,000+ hires in a year.

Great product

Jan 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For me it's the best one out there and I have used a couple other systems.

Cons: Comprehensive product with deep capabilities. Difficult to integrate with.

Overall: As a contract recruiter, I have had a chance to use several recruiting systems for varies size companies. IBM Kenexa products have always been easy to navigate with excellent customer support. Flexibility of configuring this product to meet our business needs has been the key and has won my votes as the end user.Good system to use and easy to configure.

Recommendations to other buyers: I did work with kenexa brassring. I would highly recommend it to clients.

Very good tool for Talent Management

Dec 21, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Being a Recruiter, I have had a chance to use several recruiting systems and IBM Kenexa products have always been easy to use. Good product for the recruitment industry.

Kenexa-Brassring

Nov 09, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Working with IBM as one of our top clients; it was simply one of the best tools to use that was already compatibility with the business model we had set up at the time. Kenexa makes it easy for us to track candidates with its ATS that was implemented. We made recruiting a success and alleviated the burden of tracking a large pool of candidates, that though they may not fit at the time, we would be able to utilize their skills in other available areas as they came about.

Pros: Applicant Tracking System included in it.

Cons: Reporting issues

Recommendations to other buyers: I certainly recommend the product! As mentioned the only con I could think of was the reporting issue, but we resolved that by implementing a different system to keep track of the same

Great system

Oct 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Kenexa is easy to use and learn. It is very good for beginners with HRIS software. I used SAP when I worked for an energy services company and would like to say it is a very large comprehensive system. I worked in both PR30 and PR40, 2 modules of this program that dealt with personnel records. It has many nuances that you will have to learn to work in it correctly. But it does not take too long to learn. You just need patience. SAP is a huge program and has many modules. Most likely you will not use all modules at work - depends on your job function. It has many nuances and takes time to learn.

Pros: It is easy to use

Cons: Sometimes it gets stuck and freezes when working

on the fence

Oct 24, 2016
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Kenexa Brassring has come a long way since we first started using it more than a handful of years ago. The creative team is thinking big-picture and hopefully involving the customer in product discussions and project direction conversations.

Pros: The enhanced site makes the site more user-friendly and my visually pleasing.

Cons: It seems that while IBM is pushing for new features and to fill in the many existing gaps, the quality of the products still suffer. Bugs are frequent, and resolution time is

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a solid product. There are frequent bugs, and resolution can take months if not span quarters. Workbench is a tedious tool that is more time killer than resource.

BrassRing

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have been using this product for three years and have been very happy with it.

IBM BR

Oct 20, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Overall the experience has been fair...IBM can make improvements to improve experience for Recruiter in mind...less clicks, consistent appearance regardless of browser.

Pros: IBM Global Support ctr has been stellar with many of our requests/issues wide array of features available...still unsurfacing them

Cons: temperamental per the browser in use - features can appear different depending on browser DIT can be improved with more accurate filters (ie: final status of Req)

Recommendations to other buyers: We implement this ATS at same time of bringing Recruiting in-house...this caused templates to be developed by the outsource agency, which we have are hard time undoing....so ensure any infrastructure and a clear road map is in place before implementing

IBM is a powerhouse.. time is on their side

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Talent Suite is changing rapidly and seems to getting to the point of making the experience Workday-esque Definitely still behind top ATS competition in terms of reporting interface, being able to click through actionable buttons from different places of the application

IBM Kenexa - Highly Configurable, Continuously Improving

Oct 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our organization first implemented the Kenexa product in 2011, starting with BrassRing and later adding Onboard and most recently Assess. As we are a large, global organization that spans multiple industries, we used a phased rollout approach, beginning in the US and gradually expanding across EMEA, LATAM, and APAC. As compared with our prior applicant tracking systems, Kenexa offers a much higher degree of configurability, enabling us to have a truly global enterprise solution for the first time. The relatively recent development of responsive user interfaces on the candidate and recruiter side, though a little late in coming, are also a tremendous leap forward for the ease of use and adoption of the system. Kenexa has certainly benefited from being brought into the IBM organization; as an example, they are now implementing cognitive capabilities across the various modules that are new but seem promising. The standard support model, which uses their Global Support Center, is adequate, but can be a source of frustration as agents are unfamiliar with your specific organization's configuration and have difficulty recognizing and resolving issues quickly. For this reason, Kenexa clients (including us) seem to be increasingly utilizing custom support options which provide more individualized support at a higher cost.

Pros: The BrassRing tool in particular is highly configurable, which was an essential feature for us given that we have a wide range of candidate workflows (executive, professional, mass volume, internships, etc.) and have to meet compliance regulations in the 40+ countries in which we recruit talent. By having the ability to quickly make configuration changes ourselves through the Workbench tool, we have been able to respond much more quickly to changing business needs and new legislation. BrassRing also offers a high level of automation, which has saved significant administrative labor. The Onboard module allows candidates to submit post-accept data and complete pre-employment documentation electronically, and on any device. This has made this process significantly faster, both for the internal HR Operations teams and the candidate; additionally, it has helped us ensure candidates are always completing the appropriate, most up-to-date documents for their position/location/business area, which was a major challenge when this process was being completed in paper. Lastly, the relatively new 'data mapping tool' for BrassRing has given users the ability to configure basic integrations themselves; this feature has saved us significant time and money as we adopted new systems for background checks, assessments, drug testing, housing, etc. Previously, a minor change to an integration would be at least a project, and required 6 months and project labor - now we can make changes, complete testing, and have it live in production within a week.

Cons: The Kenexa team is almost constantly updating the product and implementing new features - which is certainly a positive - but the down side seems to be the instability that is a byproduct of this cycle. It is unfortunately all too common that after each monthly release, items that previously worked suddenly are broken. Larger changes are often rolled out in multiple releases over time, which force us to determine our tolerance for adopting something that is promising but largely untested and/or incomplete.

Recommendations to other buyers: The biggest impact of using Kenexa has been in our mass volume recruitment areas, where automation and tools such as Event Manager (for interview scheduling) have enabled significant efficiencies and labor savings. Though less impactful from a professional recruitment standpoint (candidate search features are clunky, but slowly advancing), the ability to have a single enterprise system for all business areas has brought efficiency and a sense of unity to our overall Talent Acquisition organization.

Product flexibility allows you to meet business needs

Sep 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Talent Suite/New Experience has brought the product up to speed with other SaaS application UX. The new Responsive Recruiter, Search & Apply and Responsive Design enables each business to easily configure based on your business needs and enhance the candidate experience. IBM works with you to ensure increased ROI through feature and process review.

Pros: Complementary support augments the technical gaps from global support center.

Cons: Global product support and monthly releases with little advice notice and documentation prior to automatic implementation

Recommendations to other buyers: You will need an experienced administrator because GSC advice subpar or sometimes just incorrect. Your administrator needs to have the knowledge to determine if advice advantageous. Best advice is to build a network of peer administrators.

Kenexa is a decent product

Aug 31, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2.5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was a great product that allows you to search different positions and run your own compensation analysis.

Cons: It was a little tricky to use on searches. the searches were categorized by states.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to align job descriptions with the the correct positions. could make a big difference. also understand that some of the salaries listed will vary because it is searched by state and not by area.

Great product, great service!

Jul 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Vendor is passionate about product and very open to working with customers to make it better. A great team to work with. The product itself is very flexible and adaptable to any business need and allows customization when needed. A very versatile tool.

Cons: Testing does not always seem inclusive of all possible options (e.g. not testing new functionality on Chrome, only IE). Need to better understand impact of changes/additions to functionality and how could impact customers and systems.

Recommendations to other buyers: More time and attention to the RFE process and requests. Great ideas on there, but takes a lot of time from concept to discussion to development to production.

Flexible product for small to large companies around the globe

Jul 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software is incredibly flexible. Configuration is intuitive and easy to maintain. Highly scalable solution (both locally and globally). Supports multi-company functionality. Great customer support.

Cons: Product enhancements are pushed out on a quarterly basis, but are highly influenced by largest clients/accounts. Sometimes these are value add to smaller clients such as our firm, but many times they aren't as relevant as other updates we'd prefer to see.

Recommendations to other buyers: Document your requirements before beginning a vendor selection Carefully review and test reporting functionality

Kenexa BrassRing

Jul 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a leader in ATS and the Kenexans are great people to work with.

Cons: Since the IBM acquisition the coziness of the conferences and relationship has declined.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask the community. Networking provides the best evaluation.

Great technology and support - commitment to customers' needs

Jul 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is very configurable and can meet the needs of any customer, large to small, domestic to international, compliance heavy to flexible. Over the years I have worked with this tool in global setting and high volume and have seen a commitment to staying on top of inductry trends and more recently, seen a renewed focus on being cutting edge and captializing on the industry expertise of IBM. They have done so while continuing the relationship focus that made Kenexa a desired partner. They are able to effectively support the compexities of our high volume environment through user access customization, robust system automation capabilities (specifically RAM), and highly customizabable forms, workflows and candidate gateways. They are very responsive to customer needs and intentional about gathering and applying feedback. They are committed to being a partner to our business, not simply a vendor. With IBM Kenexa we also benefit from a Client Success Manager who works with us post launch to help us use our system effectively, is a technical resource when we are attempting to conficure the system to solve business problems, make sure we understand improvements coming to the system, help communicate our needs to the development and engineering teams and truely behaves as a member of our team. Our CSMs have been a differentiator and add value we have not seen when using competing products.

Cons: When implementing, the vendor is a very skilled partner, but need to be more clear with clients about the skills and knowledge required of their team to have a successful launch. A team without experience with the product would likely see a poor implementation, due to the flexibility of the system it can be overcomplicated by inexperienced users. When they launch new functionality, it is often "buggy" at launch and does not seem to have been fully tested before roll out. However, generally will operate as intended shortly after launch. It is important that, as a client, you share these concerns early and in detail.

Recommendations to other buyers: Configurability is key. This product can be tweaked from the workflows to nearly every block of text in the system. The Rules Automation Manager (RAM) fuctionality offers automation capabilities not offered by other products in this space. To have a successful experience with a tool that is this flexible, it is important to truely understand what your business process is before moving forward. Companies should not focus on the technology processes, but the business activities that take place. This system is capable of automating many business activities and has flexibility that other similar tools do not have, but too often companies try to make it work the same way as their former system, rather than building it to support their business process, optmizing the opportunities the tool offers.

IBM Kenexa

Jul 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to report data is great within the DIT. Few outages as well.

Cons: I do not like the forced view of panels, I prefer to maintain a listed view of all of my open reqs and click on the R folder to work within the candidate pool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Price comparisons and compliance needs. The price could be more competitive for us but the tool is helpful for domestic or international.

Kenexa Brass Ring Review

Aug 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
We have high volumes of candidates, so it is easy to go through resumes quickly.

Cons:
Hard to tell when a candidate has applied to multiple positions.

Used kenexa recruiter as a applicant and hiring manager

Aug 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: it's very easy to use but changes on software won't come easily and changes are costly

we r global but its working so far

Aug 20, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I work in a company that uses kenexa as a global partner so although we can not change many things to customize things it is good . We work with limited functions in the system and I know it can do more but I we love it !

I use it as the Sys Admin

Aug 19, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's a good hr system.. I love using it

Great product

Aug 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Really enjoy using this product.

Very good

Jul 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It has been a great experience since the first company I used it. It is user friendly and fast, and it works perfectly well with our internal ats.

Current ATS

Jul 21, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: csc is helpful
Engineers are international based so tickets to be resolved is too long. Turn around time can take 2 weeks or longer

Current ATS

Jul 21, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: csc is helpful
Engineers are international based so tickets to be resolved is too long. Turn around time can take 2 weeks or longer

Very Happy with IBM Kenexa

Jul 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been working with IBM Kenexa for 4 years with their Comp Analyst tool and have been happy with the ease of use and interface. They have an extensive compensation market data catalogue. We're hoping to purchase more modules in the future.

Global Contract- Local Needs

Jul 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like using Kenexa because it is user friendly and provides me with all of the information I need in a customization format. Since my employer has a global contract there are some things we don't get to use. The US and Europe are so different in hiring - turnover -and candidate care measurements but Kenexa helps us find a comfortable middle ground and has been a good solution for us for many years.

Used product for applicant tracking

Jul 02, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used Applicant Management system i.e. Gateway for applying jobs and to refer my friends , its smooth flow i.e. searching jobs , creating profile, applying and referring candidates. But compare to Taleo , Kenexa product lacks user friendlyness and GUI appeal.

Global product

Jun 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used IBM Kenexa as the Director of Recruiting at Novo Nordisk. It is a reliable product for any global company. We were very happy about capabilities of the system and the customer service came with it. the regular version upgrades ensured that the software stayed competitive in the market.

Implementation

Jun 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: In the process of going live, customer service has been great with our reps always available for questions. Seems like it will be much easier to use than our previous system.

Great Product

Jun 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a contract recruiter, I have had a chance to use several recruiting systems for varies size companies. IBM Kenexa products have always been easy to navigate with excellent customer support. Flexibility of configuring this product to meet our business needs has been the key and has won my votes as the end user.

Excellent

Jun 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Kenexa IBM has been the top provider in the global market. Very configurable technology and solid customer support.

Kenexa for recruiting

Jun 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Has been an excellent product in all companies I used it and has helped me and my team achieve great results for our recruiting efforts.

Very customizable and a great software.

Jun 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like how customizable the software is. Great product.

Good

Jun 22, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Software is great but could be better.

Reliable Product

Jun 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As an Implementation manager, I've had a chance to implement several different IBM Kenexa products. Kenexa has been always the most flexible one to integrate with other systems and most advanced when it comes to click intensity. Less clicks are the better for hands on users.
The reporting side of it needs improvement; but overall it serves the purpose by giving the data needed for important analysis.

Great solution

Jun 05, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: enjoy how easily candidates can find correct job listings

Great HCM a product

Jun 05, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: ease of use and maintenance

Use of CompAnalyst module

Jun 05, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Over the last 3 years, the CompAnalyst module has been helpful for us in conducting Compensation analysis for our company. The user interface is easy to use and the reporting capabilities helps us in our analysis.

Good

Jun 05, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used Kenexa as an HR analyst at Novo Nordisk. Ovaerall it allowed the team to manage requisitions and candidates. I wish the reporting side of it was a bit stronger... We had to pull the raw data out of Brassring and use excel formulas to make it presentable.

IBM Kenexa

Jun 01, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: For the time I used the software I had no problems at all. It is user friendly, interactive and very easy to use.

Nice

May 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Cool cool cool cool

Easy to use.

May 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Good system to use and easy to configure.

Solid product

May 29, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used/ maintained Kenexa brassring as an HR analyst. Kenexa has not been the best product comparing it with Taleo or Successfacfors. It locks in reporting and resume database areas. However Kenexa provides exceptional client service!
Hope this helps,

Great customer service

May 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: They are the best to work with. They are extremely customer focused.

I have come into interaction with this tool amongst other companies I've worked with/evaluations.

May 25, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: mature system with lots of functionality and thought put into it compared to other systems.

Cons: unintuitive, requires lots of training, etc.

Great customer service

May 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The customer service is very good. The employees are proactive and are ready to help anytime.

Top applicant tracking system

May 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have implemented some projects to my clients and they are very happy with the look and feel of the talent system

Best user friendly tool!

May 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This applicant tracking system is so user friendly

Great flexi suite!

May 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great software for new cutting edge technology

Continued Success utilizing IBM Kenexa/BrassRing

May 22, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The system is easy to use, customize and navigate. It does not allow for as many customizations that would potentially increase userability when candidates visit a careers page, either via computer or mobile device.

Human Capital for the Modern Digital Enterprise simplified

May 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The world is shifting from inefficient business frameworks tied to arcane software applications to systems that are malleable, relevant and secure. We are entering a new age of Human-to-Human interaction and economies of scale are fragmenting at breakneck speeds.

The complexity in building and/or maintaining a company relevant to day is far greater and in some cases with even greater risk. This is the reason Kenexa began tackling the onslaught of change early on by designing solutions that turn complexity into simplified formats that maximize output.

IBM Kenexa is melding technology and human capital management to empower modern organizations to build and deliver greater value to their clients.

Straighforward, Easy to Use

May 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used several applicant tracking systems and I find this one straight forward and easy to use.

Human Capital for the Modern Digital Enterprise simplified

May 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The world is shifting from inefficient business frameworks tied to arcane software applications to systems that are malleable, relevant and secure. We are entering a new age of Human-to-Human interaction and economies of scale are fragmenting at breakneck speeds.

The complexity in building and/or maintaining a company relevant to day is far greater and in some cases with even greater risk. This is the reason Kenexa began tackling the onslaught of change early on by designing solutions that turn complexity into simplified formats that maximize output.

IBM Kenexa is melding technology and human capital management to empower modern organizations to build and deliver greater value to their clients.

Some experience as a user.

May 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Good product for the recruitment industry. May not work for all industries but worth a shot.

IBM Comp Analyst a useful tool for benchmarking

May 19, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used IBM Kenexa's Comp Analyst software for benchmarking jobs in my position as Compensation Advisor for a large public transportation company. I found it was very helpful in benchmarking our corporate jobs, including finance and HR roles. It enabled us to benchmark at the national level (Canada) and city level. Although there wasn't a lot of Canadian data, it was sufficient for our purposes, and we used this data in helping to identify some positions which were not aligned with the market. The interface is easy to use and enabled us to print off PDF reports on the market data for a benchmarked role.

Solid B+

May 18, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Kenexa IBM is one of the biggest competitors in the market. To create a stronger name comes with including hris/payroll solutions along with recruiting.

Sufficient for needs but focus/results are dependent on process flow/recruiting process.

May 18, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The system is definitely one of the more mature systems out there, and has great functionality/thought put into it. However, the UI is not as intuitive, and user-friendly.

Inovative in Recruiting Marketing

May 18, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: IBM Kenexa provides a good global level ATS solution. The area where it exceeds its competition is the recruiting marketing: attracting & sourcing potential candidates!

Reliable global product

May 18, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: IBM Kenexa is an avarage global applicant tracking system that provides what is expected from a basic applicant tracking system for global companies. It would have been great if the product will also include compatible HRIS, Compansation, Performance management related products that are as good as the ATS. The new trend is to implement one product that covers all vs. dealing with integrations... The biggest name in the industry, nowadays, is Workday.

Perfect talent management tool

May 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I did work with kenexa brassring. I would highly recommend it to clients.

Average

May 16, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As the implementation consultant for HR technologies, i have implemeted IBM Kenexa products along with others.
Overall this product includes the basic features expected from a recruiting product. Implementations with other HR systems could be better, which will allow systems to speak to each other.

Spent 3 years as a Project Manager implementing IBM Kenexa BrassRing, Onboard, and TalentSuite.

May 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Comprehensive product with deep capabilities. Difficult to integrate with.

Reliable

May 09, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Good reliable software with a solid customer support. Agency portal was better than Other leading global products, such as Taleo.

Great software

May 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use Kenexa to recruit for my store. It is extremely used friendly and keeps all the information organized. It is easy to post job postings, review applicants and sort out paperwork! I have never experienced an issue with Kenexa.

ATS Review

May 06, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to configure
Integrate with SAP and other HR Systems

Cons
No auto purge feature
server issues
product management and new design request process needs to be tigther.

Basic user at previous company

May 06, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pretty easy to use and the view is simple to navigate through. Has some issues from time to time but i'm sure that is being worked out. I would only recommend to certain companies depending upon the structure and industry.

This is our corporate recruiting system. Internal and external also

May 02, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
Ease of use

Cons:
Very basic interface
Reporting is not so good. Do not seem to have the flexibility

Former Kenexa Emplyee

May 01, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros - continual updates and work in progress

Cons - Not as user friendly as other products in the market. Slow system, only good for Recruitment industries and not really compatible for others.

I used Kenexa to apply for a job and create a profile.

Apr 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very user friendly when searching for open positions and easy to apply format. Great email communication throughout the application. And hiring process.

Good overall

Apr 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: At times i think we may not be a top priority but overall its a sold product.

Average

Apr 26, 2015
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As an ATS implementation consultant I have used many products. User level configuration options and reporting needs inprovement.

I like it!!

Apr 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Its made our lives allot easier

Taleo

Apr 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using taleo for over 10 years. I love this ats. For me it's the best one out there and I have used a couple other systems.

Reputable IBM Company for Recruitment Management Solutions

Apr 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Comments: Reputable IBM Company for Recruitment Management Solutions

Pros: It's IBM affiliation reassures of the premium quality and seamless integration for reliable recruitment management solutions.

Cons: Risks involved with utilizing an unfamiliar company but for its recognizable affiliation with IBM.

Recommendations to other buyers: Always seek out the most innovative software for recruitment management solutions and general workflow practices.

Power Of Social

Apr 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Comments: Power Of Social

Pros: IBM provides an easy shrink wrap tool to track social technologies. Real people to speak to when a problem would arise. Easy to tailor for our needs.

Cons: Forced to use IBM products and not able to use 3rd party technologies with this product.

Recommendations to other buyers: To look at all products available from reliable companies. You may find two products to complete what this product can do standalone.

Kenexa Brass ring

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: Kenexa Brass ring

Pros: So far it is working good and has been easy to learn.

Cons: Found nothing yet as I have just started using it but so far it has been working fine.

Recommendations to other buyers: That it is easy to use and user friendly. Not sure what it costs so check first?

HUMAN RESOURCES

Apr 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Comments: HUMAN RESOURCES

Pros: I track applicants and set up interview dates and times using one system. I can keep notes on each candidate. I can use the system to track the progress of the candidate.

Cons: When you have an issue with the system, the company is slow to correct that issue.

Recommendations to other buyers: This system interfaces well with Microsoft products. This is a fully functional system.

Simple ATS to use

Aug 13, 2014
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: I've used Kenexa, and I liked it's simplicity. It was fairly easy to use. The communication email template in Kenexa could be sent to multiple candidates, which was great. It was also good to stay on track with the candidate pool. I would recommend Kenexa to midsize corporations as it is a decent Applicant tracking system.

Cons: Slow processing is quite common with Kenexa. There were multiple times where I was logged off and had to sign in again.

Recommendations to other buyers: In my opinion, Kenexa does not have too many dynamic features. It would help if there was a scheduling tool inside the ATS itself.

Great but could be better!

Aug 13, 2014
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It has all the bases covered, from detailed search to pipelining. I like how it starts up fast and and can pull reports.

Cons: Its clunky and slow. It takes lots of clicks! Other than that, it's a great system

Recommendations to other buyers: Try this software. It gets the job done, makes minimal mistakes, and never crashes.