Lever vs. Greenhouse: Which ATS Fits Your Needs?

If you're company is starting to hire, you might be put into the daunting position of finding an ATS (Application Tracking System).


Not every ATS will fit your company's needs. For example, you might be a part of growing startup who plans to begin hiring for the first time.


Two of the most popular ATS softwares you can find today are Lever and Greenhouse. Let's look at what makes these two ATS different from each other, and what ATS is more fit to solve your needs.

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Lever's pricing model favors small businesses while Greenhouse's pricing model favors enterprises. Lever charges per employee, so your spendings can vary depending on your size.

Greenhouse has a minimum spending requirement of around $6k per year, so if you're a smaller business with not a lot of cash, you don't have much of a choice.



With Greenhouse's higher price point comes a broader set of features. Greenhouse offers solutions for onbaording, as well as over 300+ integrations with other platforms such as LinkedIn and BambooHR.

While Lever does have all the necessary tools for a full recruitment cycle, it lacks the onboarding support that Greenhouse offers. However, if your business is small, you might be able to be more hands on in your onboarding.



Security is a top concern for anyone who is going to be handling a large amount of personal information. If that information is compromised, the results could be disastrous.

Luckily, both Lever and Greenhouse are partnered with AWS, one of the most trusted providers when it comes to digital information.



In conclusion, both Lever and Greenhouse are strong, reputable ATS. But, Lever is going to fit better in the hands of a small business, while Greenhouse is going to give more value to bigger businesses who need it.