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What Is PCRecruiter?

PCRecruiter by Main Sequence Technology is a powerful web-based solution for recruitment, sourcing, RPO and staffing. Featuring Outlook & Gmail plugins, mobile access, job posting, Sequencing, candidate screening, virtually unlimited storage, automated resume import, full text searching, VOIP integration, import/export from major 3rd parties, and completely configurable data views. The Main Sequence team has 25 years of service to the recruitment industry and thousands of customers worldwide.

Who Uses PCRecruiter?

PCRecruiter serves recruiting, staffing and HR sourcing professionals in organizations of all types. The client base includes single-recruiter firms, non-profits, and Fortune 500 corporations alike.

PCRecruiter Software - The PCRecruiter mobile app gives you on-the-go access to candidate and client info.
PCRecruiter Software - Recruitment Automation with Sequencing turns your custom workflow into an easily-executed series of tasks. Onboard new users faster!
PCRecruiter Software - PCR Analytics gives you a graphical representation of your KPIs and team metrics.
PCRecruiter Software - The heart of the recruitment ATS is the Pipeline, where you'll move candidates through your selected workflow from online apply to placement.
PCRecruiter Software - Create automations to notify users of key events, add and remove records from lists, and more.

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Reviews of PCRecruiter

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Traci
Traci
Business development director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

PCrecruiter

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: This is the second software of this type we have utilized at our company. Previously, we used ziprecruiter. By comparison, we have found this software to be much more user friendly and easier to put into active use.

Pros:

The job posting feature is the most important and most often utilized future offered by the software during t our company's staffing activities.

Cons:

We haven't found any negative attributes to the software in our usage so far.

Main Sequence Technology Response

2 years ago

Thanks so much for the review! We appreciate your business!

Danielle
CRM Administrator in US
Staffing & Recruiting, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Amazing one system for all our needs - ATS/Recruiting and Marketing/Candidate Relationship Manager

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: It is wonderful to have everything in one place and to not be working from spreadsheets.

Pros:

One of the best things is how customizable the system is. We can run reports from any of the screens or fields. In addition, the Analytics that it provides is helpful. Before deciding on PCRecruiter, we looked at and did demonstrations with many other companies. It was very time-consuming, and we were starting to think we couldn't find anything that would work. Then I, by luck, stumbled across PCRecruiter. Our sales rep was very accommodating, answered all our questions, and took the time to hear what we were looking for. It will be one year in November since we started working with PCRecruiter. It is simple to work with. It also allows you to set specific views of fields on the screen based on the person's job title. So that people only see the fields that are important to them. You can also make fields show for people as a read-only so they can see the response in that field, but it will not allow them to fill it in or change it. It has been one of the best decisions we could have made to switch to PCRecruiter. Their support staff has been fabulous whenever we have any problems or questions. They always respond with an immediate answer or can fix whatever the issue is. Everyone should switch to using PCRecruiter.

Cons:

There isn't anything that we don't like about PCRecruiter. On the contrary, we are thrilled with it.

Main Sequence Technology Response

2 years ago

Thank you, Danielle! This is the sort of review that any vendor loves to read! We are proud to be part of your success and we look forward to sharing all sorts of great improvements with you in the future!

Meredith
President in US
Biotechnology, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Overall a good product for a small business.

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall it is a nice system. Not the easiest to use but it is a nice price point and is workable for a small business.
I have worked with several systems in the past with more powerful capabilities but PCR is not bad for the price. But I think I should have talked to some other users first about their experience porting over their data.

Pros:

A good value for a small company that is on a tight budget.

Cons:

-Transporting my data over tp PCR from my old system was time consuming and cumbersome. A lot of the data ported over awkwardly and has required a lot of cleanup on my part. -I feel like the strength of the system lies in the back-end capability as opposed to the front end. Boolean searches are not easy to run to find candidates that already exist in the database. (Example: You cannot use the * (wildcard) in PCR like you can in a true Boolean search). -Follow-up activities are very hard to find and awkward to manipulate from their "Activities" tab. -You cannot easily find previous placements when viewing a candidate profile. -You cannot save the parameters you use most often when running reports on your open positions. (They call "Job Orders" positions in their system). You have to re-enter everything from scratch every time.

Olivia
Operations Associate in US
Staffing & Recruiting, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

PCR Strengths and Work-Ons

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: PCRecruiter has allowed our firm to track complex data and manage a LARGE amount of data. The support from PCRecruiter's consultants is amazing! [SENSITIVE CONTENT] has helped our firm so many times.

Pros:

Our team loves the in-depth search function that it allows. You can find a lot of information in the system. We love the keyword function - User Defined Codes that are searchable allowing people to be categorized. We use mass importing all the time. PCR capture is great when it works. We love how customizable the database is. Specifically that you can configure rollup screens, search results, candidate cards, etc.

Cons:

-There is no duplicate check for Mass Importing that can catch all duplicates in the database. The "skip if duplicate found" function is not thorough enough. We need to be able to check name record imports against first and last name, all phone fields and all email fields. -PCR capture tool turns itself off automatically all the time while team members are trying to use. Talking like multiple times in an hour. -PCR capture tool doesnt integrate with ZoomInfo talent os. Making it hard to pull data. -When you are on the notes section of a record and you right click to delete, edit, etc. that popup stays up when you leave that screen. It is really annoying because you have to position your right click so you can work around it. -When you are in a pipeline and you right click on a name to edit details, the pop up stays up even when you leave that screen. -When name records on your mass import are connected to a company in PCR, the company keywords don't get copied to the records. - When mass importing the number of characters of keywords you can map maxes out at a certain number. - Mass texting is not available directly out of PCR.

Main Sequence Technology Response

2 years ago

Thank you for the review, Olivia! We'll pass along your feedback to the development team for consideration.

Vince
Sr Director in US
Staffing & Recruiting, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

PCR over the years

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: The biggest value beyond the capturing of information in an easy to get to fashion. Over the last 10 years (since the initial release of the Portal) the product has been much easier to get new people using. Having it be "in the cloud" makes it simple to get to regardless of where you are at. The nature of our business is not everything happens when you are sitting in your office. Literally you can be anywhere in the world (even in Afghanistan) and have access to your desk.

Pros:

The fact that the software flows the same way our business does. Unlike generic CRM products or worse ATS products "for recruiters," PCR enables a headhunter a way to easily track the relationships that you build over the years. Our business is selling. It could be opportunities to people or taking a high-performance candidate out to companies and managing the process. In recent years the update roadmap has been far better than it was in the past as well as the quality of those updates. The combination of the Outlook Portal, Capture and Version 9 also make it easy for new people to get started using it Profiles are a great way to capture the data you need and to have the candidate or client do it in their own words for you. ALso love the new mobile app.

Cons:

It's TOO flexible. The ability to customize screen layouts makes training multiple locations a challenge. Also, the custom report writing tool is a bit arcane

Main Sequence Technology Response

5 years ago

Thank you for the review, Vince! We appreciate your business.