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About ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is a website that helps job seekers to find open positions and lets hiring managers advertise and find quality candidates for their businesses. Job seekers can start an account, apply for jobs and manage their resume all from the website. Business accounts can search resumes, post listings and manage candidates. The company has multiple plan levels to fit different business sizes and needs. ZipRecruiter is free for job seekers.

Pros & Cons


  • Large database of resumes
  • Free for job seekers
  • High number of job postings


  • More expensive than competitors
  • Short trial period for businesses

Bottom Line

ZipRecruiter is a robust hiring tool for candidates and employers. It posts millions of jobs and maintains a database of resumes and salary insights. While its services are free for job seekers, businesses may see a higher cost.

ZipRecruiter jobs

ZipRecruiter is a useful resource for job seekers at every stage of their job search. If you’re simply browsing, you can search job postings in your area or view salary data to get insights into trends in your industry. Signing up is free, and you can apply for jobs in a single click once you build your profile and upload your resume.

After you apply for a position on ZipRecruiter, you receive updates on new messages, application views and other changes to your application status. There are millions of jobs posted on ZipRecruiter from businesses around the country, so it’s a good option for those who want to manage all their applications in one place.

ZipRecruiter for employers

Business owners and hiring managers use ZipRecruiter to increase the quality and quantity of the candidates they reach. The most useful plan for your business varies based on your company's size and the hiring features you’d like to use.

  • Standard: This starting tier is designed for smaller companies that are operating on a budget. With the Standard plan, your job posting is posted to more than 100 job hunting sites, which gives you high visibility without a hefty price tag.
  • Premium: The Premium plan is ideal for companies with up to 5,000 employees. It offers the same services as the Standard plan as well as placement in job alert emails and access to a database of active resumes.
  • Enterprise: This option is suitable for very large companies with more than 5,000 employees. The Enterprise plan expands the reach of your job postings and utilizes data gathered from dedicated specialists to guide your hiring process. Enterprise businesses also have access to ZipRecruiter’s AI tool that reaches out to qualified candidates and eliminates those that aren’t right for the position.

Using ZipRecruiter as a business is very straightforward. After you submit the job posting, you’re matched with qualified candidates whom you can invite to apply for the position. You can try out the Standard and Premium plans for free for a few days to see if ZipRecruiter’s services are right for your company.

ZipRecruiter price

ZipRecruiter is free for job seekers, but businesses can sign up for a monthly plan that boosts their posting visibility, offers access to a resume database and includes other useful features. These plans start at $249 per month and vary in cost based on features and services.

ZipRecruiter FAQ

Is ZipRecruiter really free?
ZipRecruiter’s services are always free for job seekers. However, businesses pay a monthly membership fee to list jobs with ZipRecruiter.
How much does ZipRecruiter cost per month?
The cost of ZipRecruiter for businesses varies depending on your plan. The company offers plans starting at $249 per month.
Can anyone see my ZipRecruiter website?
The only people who can see your ZipRecruiter profile and resume are the hiring managers of the jobs you apply to.
How does ZipRecruiter get paid?
ZipRecruiter is paid by membership fees of the businesses who post jobs on their platform.

Is ZipRecruiter legit?

ZipRecruiter is a legitimate, well-established hiring resource with millions of jobs posted across the country. The service is a useful tool for job seekers and businesses. Its site is streamlined and easy to use, and it offers helpful alerts to keep your job search on track. ZipRecruiter’s services are free for job seekers and moderately priced for businesses — plans start at $249 per month. We recommend ZipRecruiter for those looking for work and companies that would like to speed up or improve their hiring processes.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 11, 2023

Years ago, our company left ZipRecruiter due to lousy customer service, but we gave them another try today, in hopes they'd improved their processes and their people. But we were AGAIN sorely disappointed. After placing 2 of my 5 ads today, I was prompted to 'verify our company,' which I did with a phone call, as requested. But hours later, I received ANOTHER prompt to do it AGAIN. Already exasperated with having my time wasted, I was treated to an obnoxious, pompous twit named JAMES. FOUR times, he told me to 'refresh my screen,' as if I were an idiot or a feeble child. His condescending tone was beyond unprofessional, but he THEN became THREATENING when he told me that 'he could just CANCEL my account' if he wanted. (BIG TALK for a useless, customer service mouthpiece!) Of course, I told him to CANCEL IT.

Someone needs to clue James into the fact that it's solid companies like ours that PAY HIS PAYCHECK. Frankly, we've been in business MUCH longer than ZipRecruiter, and it is not by accident. WE ACTUALLY HAVE STANDARDS, TRAIN OUR PEOPLE, & OUR CUSTOMERS COME FIRST. If ZipRecruiter hires ignoramuses like James, it is inconceivable that such a company can help OUR 35-year company to hire ANYONE. ZipRecruiter has extremely LOW STANDARDS for their own employees. Don't bother with ZipRecruiter. There are plenty of other PROFESSIONAL options out there!

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 8, 2023

    So I signed up for Zip Recruiter and used their free trial which from my experience went well so I continued to use them. I posted a couple more job postings that were 3 day post for $11 each day which I paid for. I go back onto my account and they charge me $525 for those post even though I chose the 3-day option so they closed my account because I did not pay for that $525 and was unable to close the jobs because of it. I go back to try to pay that $525, they charged me another $560 for the same post that I couldn't close because my account was suspended! I call customer service and they said they will keep charging me until I pay for those invoices of $1,085 total and it was nothing but 10 candidates through 3 job post on top of that. I'm filing a lawsuit asap, please email me at ** if you would like to help make this case stronger against them.

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 7, 2022

    During the "trial" period, which is not free, we received zero candidate referrals. Dissatisfied with the service we decided to cancel. We were charged $504 for the renewal month, one week before the end of the trial period. It took hours trying to get through to customer service only to be informed that we cannot get a refund. This charge will be disputed as a fraudulent charge.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 30, 2022

    Zip Recruiter is ridiculously expensive, a lot of the time sending you candidates that are nowhere near qualified for the job but of course you get billed for them.

    I had a posting looking for a construction manager, most people were nowhere near qualified and a few of them currently working at McDonald’s as a fry cook but saying they’re qualified for the position. And of course we got billed for this.

    Additionally, during this time my card was hacked. So of course they could not bill me, I received three nasty emails from them with red lettering telling me I better pay or else. Will not use again. RIPOFF.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 26, 2022

    If you forget the password and the system lock you out you have to wait 24 hour to resolve so you waste all that time and money because you paid for this day but you won't have the chance to responded to your candidates fast enough ..

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 19, 2022

    Very deceiving and deceptive billing. I too have had a very bad experience with Zip Recruiter. Their billings practice is very deceiving and deceptive. They have this box that you have to accept "daily subscription" that you think is for the ad you are running. Then the candidates that they send you don't meet the criteria that you asked for. You get frustrated and pull the plug on the ad. But then you realize after you keep getting billed for $504 that they deceived you and you are still getting billed even though you no longer have an ad listed. Warning do not sign with zip recruiter

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Nov. 17, 2022

    TL;dr: ZipRecruiter = Junk Engine. This is simply not a good service; poor candidate filtering; expensive. Don't setup autopay with these trolls.

    I just joined a company to turnaround accounting. Gotta hand it to Zip, they're crushing the subscription-as-** model. They hope that consumers don't like the service, place one's account on pause, and then sneak in an autopay indefinitely. Caught them after 24+ months of bogus subscription charges. Here's how the call went:

    Me: "ya'll are charging us for nothing, I'd like $$ back."

    Zen customer service: "lol nah we have a ridiculous market multiple to uphold."

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Nov. 17, 2022

    I went to their site because I needed to hire an assistant. So I started their trial for $40. I posted an ad, however I ended up promoting a current employee to the position. What they don't make very clear is that you are charged $35 per day your ad runs. I was sick of all the emails so I pulled the ad 30 days later. Wow to my surprise they charged my card $1,000. Called to complain and they could care less. Run don't walk from these scammers.

    5 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 3, 2022

    As an employer, I found ZipRecruiter to be nothing by a nightmare. I would get babysitters applying for my restaurant manager position. Years later after losing the restaurant to the COVID1984 scamdemic, I'm seeking employment myself. Each and every link I choose with zip added to it just takes me to ads or errors. Now it all makes sense. Your odds of finding someone qualified through Zip are nearly 0. Anyone not mentally handicapped will have moved on, on day 1 of trying to use Zip.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 3, 2022

    They offer a 4 day trial but after I cancelled my subscription, they did not cancel the job posting. They continued to charge my card daily. I only received 5 resumes, 3 were international. Charged $250USD.

    3 people found this review helpful
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