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DO NOT USE INDEED.COM Most of their candidates do not qualify for the job position and they contacted me monthly to sign me up for paid ads.. I did one for a week and it continued to charge me indefinitely. It produced no better results than the free ads and sifting through resumes. I tried disputing the over $1,000 in charges to no avail!! They argued with me and my credit card company. They are awful STAY AWAY!!!!!
A mess of a website and a mess of a business model. Most positions I've seen on Indeed.com are old, sometimes more than a year old. I find a lot more valid and recent positions on other employment sites. And the web design is childish, unprofessional and unfinished. If you're looking for a real job, stay away from this site.
Tip for consumers: Use this site as an example of 1) how not to develop a website and 2) how not to do business.Ask Michael about Indeed
I have applied for many jobs on indeed and not one phone call back. I have actually gone out and contacted the companies via phone call (the old fashioned way) and received a job like that. The companies NEVER even looked at my app on indeed. The only companies that did were the commission only jobs.....! I wouldn't waste my time with this website EVER again.
Several times Indeed has sent my "new" job postings that don't even apply to my interests. I have received a few interviews through recruiters that have used Indeed but not from ANY job holder themselves. Oh, except 1 looking for a housekeeper?!!
I started calling the actual companies from a few I really hoped to hear from only to find that OFTEN the position was filled and that they had sent Indeed a request to remove the posting but they never did.
This is my second try at indeed.com and I am reminded of the saying: "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." In literally less than an hour, I lost $140 on totally sham and inappropriate responses. Stay away!!!!! I wish I had.
Tip for consumers: stay away!!!!Ask Robert about Indeed
Posting your resume or even applying for a job posted on Indeed is a waste of time. Have talked to 3 prospective employers and all three said they never received a resume but just a name from Indeed. My advice, look for work on Indeed but do not complete the process but rather submit your resume by other means either through another hiring agency or directly to the company. This is how I got my job and this is also how I learned of Indeed's incompetence.
I am a sole trader business customer, and after being offered 20-30 very unqualified candidates was charged over £600! At supposedly 25p per click, This is unacceptable and endangers my private affairs (rent payments etc)
VERY unhappy and wondering if I have a legal recourse to action.
Job hunting is sometimes stressful, but Indeed.com sometimes has a couple of potential jobs that I can apply for (but never get). It is very limited in the amount of "jobs" and recruits more for volunteerism or internships. Not at all what they state they are!
Indeed Job Search emailing .... no jobs .... just adverts for training/education......this is not helpful at all - will be unsubscribing.
This is my search ................ "university student" jobs in Perth WA
_______________________________________tthis is the sort of email I get....
3 new jobs found
Certificate IV in Academic Preparation Studies for University Entrance
Tuart College - West Perth WA
PREPARE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY STUDENT AT TUART COLLEGE. Pathways to University. Certificate IV in Academic Preparation Studies for University Entrance....
CareerOne 3:04 PM
Year 11 and Year 12 Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
Tuart College - West Perth WA
PREPARE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY STUDENT AT TUART COLLEGE. Pathways to University. Successful completion allows entry to University....
CareerOne 3:01 PM
English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses
Tuart College - West Perth WA
PREPARE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY STUDENT AT TUART COLLEGE. Pathways to University. WANT TO GO TO UNIVERSITY BUT DON’T HAVE THE BACKGROUND?...
CareerOne 3:05 PM
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I am a business employer. I used these guys for two months and I posted what I wanted for prospective candidates. I got nothing near what I asked for and ended up getting charged for every non-viable candidate. Now I am attempting to get my money back and they are playing around with me. I have asked all my associates not to use them either before they get ripped off as well. Don't waste your time.
I liked indeed because it told me who was hiring in the area and for what, but I applied to literally 200 jobs and I didn't hear from one. I got aggravated and just went basically knocking on doors and I got a job that very day. I start next week. I've also canceled their emails multiple times and I keep receiving emails... I'm not going to bash them but I did waste a whole month of my time and energy and now it's just aggravating. You could still apply on indeed.com but I would make a list of who I applied to and go meet them myself and shake a few hands. Let it be known you're a real person and you need employment. Otherwise, be prepared for the waiting game.
We were enticed into placing an ad for professional staff with the offer of $50 free advertising. Instead we ended up with over $900 in charges and NOT A SINGLE qualified applicant for either of our jobs. I was very specific about the required credentials in the ad and still received 'clicks' from people who met none of the requirements. There should be a way to challenge how their algorithms target recipients for click through ads as I clearly never reached any portion of our target audience. Worse, when the first full month bill of $503.08 arrived I went in and tried to pause/delete the ads. Apparently their system is not as user friendly as they state and we received another $350+ in charges. Needless to say we will not be using Indeed again and would not recommend it to any professional business. Buyer beware - and avoid.
9/22/15 Update - After I posed this review Dorit from Indeed did contact me and verify that my account showed our attempt to pause/delete our ad and that I had not been back on site until the next bill came. She did give us a partial refund and offer us future credit to give them another chance. Haven't determined if we are going to do that or not but although their initial customer services was unresponsive I will say that she was helpful and reasonable to work with. So we did get closure.
Just like several other users on Indeed.com I received an email from a scammer and she changes her name every time she emails someone new. And after doing research and finding various indeed.com reviews I saw the exact same email messages I received by the same scammer but with another name.
*THE FIRST ALERT TO YOU SHOULD BE WHEN YOU RECEIVE AND EMAIL THROUGH INDEED FROM A RANDOM EMPLOYER. *SECOND ALERT SHOULD BE ANY MISSPELLED WORDS IN THE EMAIL!
*EMAIL IS BELOW:
How are you? I hope all is going on fine over there.
I didn't get to email you as fast as i was suppose to e-mail you.
I'm *THIRD ALERT: RANDOM NAME YOU CANT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON, my husband is late,he passe-d some few years ago, and I have a son and a daughter,my son is 10 years old of age,while my daughter is 7 years old of age,they are friendly kid,seriously they won't give you any problem,they both stays in Turkey with my parent.... I came to United State 2 years ago,i came to work on contract basis with United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work,now am relocating from New Mexico(US) because i was just transfer from New Mexico ..I just got a new apartment there,which i included below in this email,i heard that my son is sick in Turkey,am planning on going to Turkey to take care of my son and then bring them along back to United State,so i will be staying in my new apartment with my family(my son and my daughter)....Here is the apartment address below: * FOURTH ALERT: THIS WILL BE A PERSONALIZED ADDRESSED CLOSE TO YOU OPEN FOR RENT. SHE WILL TAKE THE TIME TO RESEARCH RENTAL HOMES OR APARTMENTS CLOSE TO YOU.
So i need someone who could help me take care of my house by doing some light cleaning and taking care of my children while am off to work just a little babysitting and I believe you are fit for this position inasmuch you will prove yourself to be a reliable and hard working person,(Monday-Friday) no weekend for now,we can talk on that later,am paying $20/hr,and we need you to be working 6 hrs daily, your work schedule is from 8 am-2 pm Mon-Fri... We are going to arrive by the Mid of Next month,You will start working on same day we will be arriving.You will help us to arrange and clean the apartment in the morning of our arrival date,I can tell the estate agent to mail the keys to the apartment to you so that you can be able to clean it on the day before we arrive. I want to know if there's any equipment that you will need me to provide, if there's any let me know how much it will cost. I know you will be committed to the work,you will also have a nice period of working with us and you are welcome to our family.e-mail me and let me know if you are interested.
*SECOND EMAIL AFTER I RESPONDED LIKE AN IDIOT
How are you? I hope all is going on fine over there,and thanks for emailing me back....
like i told you earlier, am planning on going to Turkey very soon to take care of my son and then bring them back with me..I will let the house agent mail the key to my apartment to you,so its nice to meet you,and to have you for the job..
So i like to secure your service before going,i will like to pay the first week payment before our arrival,i will like to send you the deposit in form of Cashier's check to you before i go to Indian,i hope you are okay with that....More So,I will need you to give me the following information below
Your full name(that will be on check)
Full mailing address(including city,state and zip code)
Do you accept our offer?
Welcome to our family
I hope to read from you.
I NOW HATE INDEED!!!!
Tip for consumers: DONT USE THIS STUPID SITE. IF YOUR JOB OFFER SEEMS TO GOOD OR CONVENIENT TO BE TRUE, IT MOST LIKELY IS!Ask Alysia about Indeed
As a recruiter, I have been using Indeed.com to post open positions. They have now flagged my account as fraudulent so I can longer post using their free services. If I want to post, I still can (even though I am apparently fraudulent) as long as I pay. If I am a fraudulent account, I should not be allowed on their site. Instead, they just want more money.
I have used indeed many times and I love that it helps me keep track of jobs that I have posted to already. Granted many of the postings for my industry are for recruiters but many of these recruiters have gotten me interviews. Right now I am doing generally 2 interviews a day for the past 2 weeks and it is not letting up.
But you have to be smart about it.
1) If you get a call from someone who barely speaks English, then do you want this person talking to a company for you.
2) Apply to jobs that you may not seem 100% qualified for by the description. Many of these are written by HR and do not really reflect the need.
3) Apply apply apply... As of right now I have sent out 231 resumes in 3 weeks using indeed. It really is not that difficult to apply to positions if you organize everything to be able to be cut and pasted. Sometimes its a pain in the butt but once you take care of the backlog from starting then all you have to do is post for new jobs as they pop up.
4) Try not to be desperate. When I started looking I was running low on money so it was important that I get into something soon. It was a mess. After two months I got a few contract gigs and since my lease was up I moved in with family. This was a strategic maneuver not everyone can do but it really changed the playing field. The jobs I am interviewing for now pay twice what those did for better companies. I also have the freedom to say "not interested." which I have done to some jobs that I can already tell from the interview are going to be unpleasant.
5) Watch out for depression. Many job seekers will go through a severe depression. Some may even need to be hospitalized. Don't freak out this is totally normal. Medication is great these days and can really help. Some is actually very affordable. And when you do get a job and are back on your feet you can stop taking it.
6) Do not isolate.
Remember its just a game. Indeed.com is just a space on the board you can move your piece into to help find more options.
tried lots of times to delete my account and cv it will not delete horrified that all my personal details are for public viewing
I wouldn't be surprised if the resumes that they send you are just fake resumes that the company drafts on their own. They charge your card without your authorization and they continue to do say for months and months. Their customer service is HORRIBLE. Just stay away. Use craigslist.
This site seems to be nothing but a data mining site that likely sell your information. I never received any replies to any jobs I applied for and I am very qualified and have a good resume. The jobs are either old or bogus. The only replies I ever got were from jobs found through other sources. My advice is to not waste your time in Indeed.com or indeed.ca
I tried indeed for a while then I got wise when I got no responses...I doubled back on their new listings, checking with the actual company websites for the companies they claimed were hiring. Turned out most WERE NOT HIRING, positions listed were not open. Old listings and listings pulled from other websites.
There is big $$$ in sites selling your email addresses and phone numbers and that is what most of these job search sites are!!!
Used Indeed dot com for over one month for sending resumes to prospective employers. A total of 40 + resumes sent to so called employers looking for help but not one single reply...from any of them. I should have read the reviews first and taken some time to investigate this crummy site.
It looks legit from a distance but as time went by it was clear that not any of my resumes made it to the employer. I switched from this cheesy site to a more respectable one and had instant results.
Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this fraudulent site. It will just waste your precious time.
As an employer who posted a position on the site I was totally dissatisfied. We received no candidate that even remotely matched the job description listed. When I asked to have the account deleted, I was told they will only "deactivate" the account, which essentially continues to store my company information and our credit card details. When I requested to escalate the complaint I was told told to have my lawyer write a letter and was given an address in Austin to do so.
Stay away, there is no integrity here.
I received this email in my inbox (not my spam folder) from someone named Jason Whitman at employers-no firstname.lastname@example.org:
"Subject line: please review your Indeed account contact information.
Our team is here to help you hire and we want to be able to reach you by phone when necessary. A recent ruling by the FCC requires us to re-verify your phone information and re-confirm your consent to be called if the number you previously provided is a cell phone number. We will not be able to reach you at that number until you complete the following steps:
Please log in to your employer account.
Review the contact information you previously provided.
Review the statement of consent and if you’re okay with being contacted by Indeed at the phone number listed on your account, select “Yes” when prompted to do so.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Jason Whitman SVP of Client Services"
I have no idea who this is or why they contacted me, so I can only assume it's Spam and should've shown up in the spam folder.
Clicked on the unsubscribe button. Opted out of the email. Also left a note in the notes field never to contact me again, and that if they did, Federal authorities will be contacted.
Also reported the email as spam through my provider.
I do not now, nor have I ever had, any account with Indeed. I have never contacted this organization and have no idea how they got my email address. This email from them is unsolicited and I regard it as a scam.
I am a patient guy. I moved to a new town and have been searching for a job since November (at this point it is very late June) I have put in over 60+ places here in this town through this site. I kept telling myself that maybe the economy was really that bad, and that there were no jobs or that there was so many people that were looking that they don't need me. I have called some of these place on Indeed that I have applied for and they tell me "No we aren't hiring, nor are we looking." Thinking that I was not talking to someone that knew what they were talking about I asked if i could get the name of the hiring manager so I could contact them on my own time and see if it was true. Well.. it turns out that they were the hiring manger and that they really weren't looking. So I started to wonder about the other 59 jobs that I had applied for through indeed. I called a few of them and not a one of them was hiring. Indeed has essentially wasted 7-8 months of my life.. I really have nothing to say to these guys other then please take stuff down if they aren't real. Do a good job of keeping thing up to date or just hire me and i will do it. But until that happens i really really strongly suggest that people don't use it. I went through monster and the first 3 jobs i applied for i got calls back the next day. 3 jobs in 7-8 months and none of them were from indeed. I strongly suggest that people don't use it.
I have had no positive outcome from this site. My mom made me use it versus Craig's list claiming it was "safer", but I actually could have gone to jail over it! I was contacted by a lady, supposedly employed by the EPA (environmental protection agency), needing a full time nanny right down the road from me & gave me this long story of how her son was sick in India, that she was going there from her job in New Mexico to pick him and his little sister up and my first day was when they arrived. This all escalated into her "leaving her belongings & vehicle with a moving company and it was to be shipped to me, and she was giving me my first weeks check ($600) and including $2450 for the movers fee" which then went on to "a problem with the moving company and I needed to western union the fee to her in India because she needed to auto pay it". After reading online I shouldve known it was fake and not even cashed the check but I fell for it! Thank god the teller called in the check because I was told it was fraudulent-I wonder why she needed me to send it back so quick!
This woman went on for over a month, took her sweet time in the process (which I understood because I thought she had a sick son to take care of), and they even took several days to respond at times. She wasn't persistent at all. Be careful of these scammers! I hope nobody else has to go through this like I did!
She used the name F3licia Tayl0r
(I used the numbers so the scammer does not find this name in a Google search & change his alias)
My company tried on a few different occasions to advertise Physician jobs on indeed. It procures 100% bogus, totally unqualified applicants. If you like wasting your time reviewing resumes from fast food workers then have at it. Indeed's response is to raise you ppc so we did. Within 20 minutes we received 3 more bogus applications and 300 visitors which caused them to go over our daily budget by 1200%. The resolutions from our account rep is completely unacceptable. This is by far the worst job search engine on the planet. WHY DO PEOPLE USE THIS CRAP?
Indeed.com used to be ok but became a search engine returning only junks, scams and fake job ads.
I have been using this website for a while in my job search because other websites like monster.com are just a big piece of garbage with 90% outdated or false job ads.
Indeed.com used to be ok, but since few years it became exactly the same: a useless job search engine returning mainly scams, junks, false and fraudulent job offers.
How did they end up like that, I don't know.
I won't name names but most adverts on indeed.com come from the same firms and "recruitment agencies", just a tip, often the fake job ads link to website like jobvite.com (well known unsafe data collector and cheap recruitment system), taleo and the like.
This website is FRAUD and they SCAM you. You call to set up an ad for your office and they let you know all about there 'deals and credits' but they do not tell you to NOT be charged YOU have to close the account yourself. We were told we were getting a free week trial since we were a new user so that would be a $50 credit. We were not told that after this week the ad would keep running and we would be charged $10/day. This is highly disappointing. We called the discuss this with the company and of course they were beyond unhelpful and would not credit our company back anything. We will be sure to send out letter to all of our Virginia and DC referrals to NEVER use this site and to always just use the FREE and SAFE and non SCAM Craigslist.
I was playing around one day. Got a link to indeed.com and decided to just play around. I am a convicted felon and had yet to find a job. As I got on the site, it persuaded me to write a resume. Which was so easy!! Needless to say I posted my resume on a Tuesday and got a job on Wednesday! No exaggerating.. I literally got offered a job the same night and got hired the next morning! Felony and all.. Thank you indeed.com I will recommend you to everyone I know !!
Tip for consumers: Just go for it !!Ask sheana about Indeed
Indeed is mostly aggregate job listings that are old by the time indeed web crawler brings it to the board. Even if the job listing is valid, it's unlikely any one in busy a HR will even care to see an email from indeed with a resume attached. Has any one really looked at some of the resumes? Many are just plain bad.
Of course HR can post openings directly to job board, but why put out the effort? Employers tend to fill openings from within. It's more comfortable even if it breeds cronyism. I also doubt any employer really trolls through indeed resumes in search of a candidate. It's an employers market, resumes are pouring in so much a cv scanner does all the work of sifting through applicants. The scanner is set to disqualify almost everything to eliminate traffic and discrimination liability.
I'm afraid the only way to land a job is have a connection on the inside or walk in and get lucky. Passive job search is unlikely to develop any thing but black hole efforts.
Try looking for jobs in your city, indeed will right off the bat show postings for jobs everywhere BUT your city. Why bother even typing in jobs in (insert city here) ? What a joke. I have over a decade of experience in my fields and I have NEVER received ANY interviews/job offers from indeed. Every site.
I have used Indeed to search for jobs and like being able to type in a specific talent and see what jobs relate to that talent. It is very helpful for brainstorming potential jobs.
I did experience the fact that many of the jobs were recycled and did not actually exist when I followed up from an application. Without calling the employer to follow up, I would be living with a lot of false hope. As it is, I had wasted a lot of time going through the application process.
I decided to use Indeed as an employer to advertise. They share that to list a posting is free, but ask for your account info for incidentals and other items. I was charged $147 within 15 days. When I called to ask what those charges were for, they just kept saying, "Well you gave us your card you must have known what those charges were". Really?!?! Three candidate resumes were sent to me, none of them even read the job listing so they weren't valid.
I cancelled the job listing and told them to delete my account. They claim they did, but true to form charges are still being taken from my debit account. What a rip off! I heard from a retired person at SCORE that Indeed had never stopped contacting her and she has been ten years in retirement. I see that the same thing will happen to me. My "cancelled" posting is still out there. EMPLOYERS DO NOT USE INDEED!!!!
Mediocre site to find candidates and very high fee. Billing is open ended so you may forget you have an ad and you end up with a large bill. Use another service.
I sent my resume but receive no calls. Search for reviews. Found comments like "this company is rubbish".
One more thing, they sold my email, phone number to other entities.......
THey recycle the same jobs over and over, they scrape jobs from other websites and then turn around to charge employers for jobs you would have seen and applied to for free on their sites in the first place. Never got a job offer or consulting engagement from this site. Utter rubbish!!!! Why do sites like these even stay around?! There should be a mechanism to democratize the internet and we can all vote down useless sites like these!!
Tip for consumers: Don't waste your time on it....seriously!!! Do NOT waste your time on this site!!Ask Alan about Indeed
I have been using indeed for a while now and I have noticed that I never get a call back for any of the positions that I have applied for. Now, I do realize at one point it was kind of difficult to find employment however, I do think things have turned around. I have 17 years experience , great work ethic, have never quit a job, no need to keep going but using this site is a waste of time. If your looking to gain employment stay away from indeed.com, Indeed!!!!
I would b surprised if any of these jobs r flreap...haven't heard back from any of them after several applications...they must have sold my phone # to a phoney gov. Grant company in India b.c I have got tons of calls regarding free grants...DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THIS!!! If u haven't applied for a grant then the gov. Isn't gonna give u this even if u were "randomly selected"... The gov. Will also NOT ask u for a processing fee
I am a small business owner, looking to only hire 5-10 people for service-related positions. Very entry-level, no specialized skill set. I have spent hundreds of dollars on promoting my job posting on Indeed, with little success. While some of the actual applicants have been good and somewhat qualified, the amount I am charged for impressions is ludicrous.
I literally set a budget of $100 at 10pm and had $0 by morning, because I received hundreds of impressions, no applications, overnight. Yea, right. This feels scammy. This is just one example, I have thrown tons of cash at the post with little to no luck.
Don't waste your money.
These employer review sites are a great idea. Obviously, the managers bad-mouthing them don’t agree, since it hinders their ability to get off on harassing and abusing their workers. They feel any worker who refuses to be a doormat is a disgruntled worker. Foxnews even put out an article trying to get candidates to not use these sites to weed out bad employers, which shows they fear it will threaten the ability of management to lure in new victims to be abused. If such a pro-management network so strongly opposes it, then it must be good for workers.
Modern corporate mangers have become sadistic bullies who get a perverse pleasure out of harassing and threatening innocent working people who are struggling to make a living and support their families. They abuse ‘performance reviews’ as an excuse to harass, bad-mouth and even slander their people. After the employee leaves, they use the ‘reference’ system to continue harassing and slandering their ex-employees.
Management whines that employer review sites turn the tables and give innocent workers a chance to weed out bad and abusive employers. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out.
Companies say only disgruntled employees complain when their boss abuses them. Get used to it, employer review sites are here to stay. A good employer treats its people right with fairness and honesty so they don’t become disgruntled. Complaints from disgruntled employees show that the employer is at fault, not the employees. If you don’t want workers calling you a bad boss, then don’t be a bad boss.
The only problem with indeed is that you have to hunt some to get to the employer review. Ideally, the average rating of the employer would show up at the top of the page showing the job offer. It's not that hard to find the review, but it still could be easier. Some people using the site might not even realize that a rating of the employer is even available on indeed.
Tip for consumers: If you want to make sure you don't wind up with an abusive boss use this site. When you look at a job opening you will see a link on the right side that says the company name underneath "about this company". These give ratings of the company by actual employees. If a lot of the reviews are negative, then it's a good sign that company has a lot of bully managers and you probably won't be happy there.Ask Rb about Indeed
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