HackerRank allows you to deeply understand the skill sets of potentially hired developers through coding challenges, peer-review style assessments, real-world projects, and more. You can even compare your candidates’ test scores against HackerRank’s entire community of over 18 million developers.
HackerRank is an online technical screening solution that helps fast-growing companies and enterprises identify the right developers based on performance, and nothing else. You can use it to create tests, invite candidates to take them, and review their scores from a single view.
Besides a typical test format, you can have candidates do code reviews, i.e. review existing code written by other team members and provide comments and recommendations just like a standard peer review. You can also assign candidates role-specific projects to assess how they’d perform if they were a part of the company, particularly in front-end, back-end, full-stack, data science, and DevOps positions.
Once candidates complete the assessments you’ve sent, you can review their scores, compare them to one another, and even benchmark their scores against HackerRank’s community of over 18 million developers.
To cut down on cheating and plagiarism, HackerRank uses Moss (Measure of Software Similarity), an algorithm that tokenizes code. The tokenized versions of all candidates' code are compared to find out if there are any similarities. The platform can also detect and alert you if a question has been shared on the internet to ensure a fair assessment for all candidates.
In addition to tests and projects, HackerRank has interviewing capabilities built-in; this allows you to connect with candidates via live chat, audio, or video conferencing to get more insights into what they can bring to the table.
HackerRank is a point solution designed for companies to assess the technical skills of prospective developers and engineers. If you’re not hiring for those roles, this solution simply isn’t for you.
HackerRank has over 2800 customers, including brands like Cisco, Twitter, Bloomberg, and VMware.
HackerRank currently integrates with Lever, Greenhouse, Oracle Recruiting Cloud, Jobvite, Jazz, Taleo, SmartRecruiters, iCIMS, Avature, Breezy, Workable, Workday, Zoho Recruit, Eightfold, BrassRing, and GoodTime.
Aside from their free trial, HackerRank has four plans. When billed annually, they cost as follows:
In their words, HackerRank is "enterprise-ready for effortless scaling". This means it's used both by fast-growing startups and large companies.
Implementing times for HackerRank will vary depending on the plan you choose. You can get a custom implementation plan if you're going with the higher-end pricing schemes, or start in minutes with the free trial.
All customers have access to HackerRank’s self-service resources including the product knowledge base, tutorial videos, regular live online training webinars, and more. Each customer can also submit a support request through HackerRank’s support portal and license a dedicated Customer Success Manager to help answer questions and provide best practices.
What is HackerRank used for?
HackerRank is a technical screening solution. Companies with a heavy need for developers and engineers use HackerRank to test the skills of potential hires before they join their teams.
Is HackerRank free or paid?
HackerRank is free of charge for developers that use it to practice coding and take tests. The platform charges companies that use it to conduct technical assessments and hire developers.