The Best CoderPad Alternative

Woven is the CoderPad alternative for hiring experienced developers

Teams that struggle to get a strong signal on real-world skills with CoderPad love how Woven provides a detailed analysis of senior-level work from human scorers.

Software Companies That Need Experienced Engineers That Can ‘Hit The Ground Running’ Turn To Woven

“Woven allows our Hiring Managers and Interview Teams to have an early, consistent assessment of relevant data points of candidates across specific technical knowledge and written communication styles. It also provides all candidates with detailed feedback on the results of the assessments they have taken. It provides a lot of value in saving time early and providing useful insight to make decisions by both the hiring team and the candidates.”

– Mark S, Hiring Manager

Automated Code Screens Don't Work

CoderPad has two platforms to choose from, Screen and Interview.  We’ll spend most of our time comparing the Screen platform against Woven.

The Interview platform is a pair programming tool, which many customers use or opt for this free version

CoderPad’s Screen is narrowly focused on languages vs skills.  You can select from a variety of code quizzes to get automated scoring or upload your own take-home project.

The out of the box code quizzes may be good for early career developers, but experienced engineers will balk at them and they won’t tell you who is great (maybe only who is really bad).

If you choose to upload your take-home you are tasked with scoring and figuring out how to interpret the results.  This eliminates the benefit of saved time.

With Woven you get:

✅ Senior-level, real-world scenarios like Github Pull Request Review, systems design,  and programming within an existing codebase

Human-powered analysis and proctoring by Certified Woven Engineers

✅ A great candidate experience including time-boxed scenarios and feedback for every candidate


Verifies basic coding

CoderPad Screen is your standard automated code quiz platform.  It’s great if you only need to vet basic coding scores and get a quick score to see if they pass.

CoderPad Interview allows you to dive in deeper, but there is a risk candidates get through to the interview who won’t pass.


Predicts success for experienced developers

Experienced developers need to do more than implement specced-out functions, so Woven’s scenarios mirror that more-ambiguous work. See candidates review a Github PR, design a system, debug a production outage, and more.

“In my prior roles, 1 out of 3 hires didn’t perform.  With Woven, only 1 out of 11 hasn’t performed and that person had a noticeably lower Woven score.” 

– Woven Customer, VP of Engineering, Series B AI Company backed by Craft Ventures

Blackbox Scoring 

CoderPad Screen provides an instant automated score from their system.  It can tell you if the candidate passed unit tests and other basic programming skills, but will lack any detail.

The short code challenges don’t mimic real-world problems the developers will need to tackle every day.

The depth of Human-powered scoring

Woven provides hiring teams a score, detailed analysis, benchmarking for seniority and much more with a candidate result.

Each candidate’s submission is scored by TWO Certified Woven Engineers. Expedited results are turned around in less than 4 hours.

“I think what you [Woven] all have built is really cool… it’s close to real life work and captures the multifaceted nature of being an engineer.”

-Cyrus Karbassiyoon, VP of Engineering @ Scratchpad

Example Woven Scores & Analysis

Extremely Cheap Solution 

CoderPad can be a great choice for team’s with tight budgets.  Their pricing is among the lowest of all technical assessment platforms.

Pricing is based on the number of tests or interviews so costs could creep up.

Pay For Results

Woven is a premium solution for technical assessments, but you only pay for successful hires.

No worrying about number of users, limits to the assessment library or candidate invites.

Pick the plan that fits your hiring needs from small start up to growing enterprise.

Woven helps you identify the best candidates without wasting engineering time

Human-powered technical assessments that create a great candidate experience while saving your team from failed technical interviews so you can hire the best candidates faster.

Calibrate Your Assessments To The Role

Answer a few questions and find scenarios that match the seniority, role, and unique skills for the hire you want make.


Assess ‘More than Code”

Experienced engineers do more than just code and your tech assessments should too.  Evaluate skills like reviewing a PR, debugging an outage and handing off work to colleagues. 

Human-Powered, Detailed Analysis

Every assessment is scored by two Woven Certified Engineers and a detailed analysis of skills is provided for quick and easy decision making.

ChatGPT Detection

We love ChatGPT as much as you do, but you need to know your candidates can work along side it not use it to pass your assessments.

Every submission is proctored by Woven Certified Engineers for signs of external assistance with tools like ChatGPT.

Make Faster Hiring Decisions

Get your candidate results in ~6 hours to make quick decisions on the best candidates.

5-Star Candidate Experience

Woven is the top rated technical assessment on G2 for candidate experience.

They don’t just tolerate Woven, they enjoy it.

Top-Notch Customer Success

Woven is a partner in your hiring not just a tool to use.  The team is here to help with everything from calibrating your assessment, to analyzing your hiring funnel, to ATS integrations.

"I have noticed the caliber of candidates and the caliber of people that were hiring is so much stronger than it ever has been. And I think Woven is a big part of that."
Amanda Suter
Talent Acquisition Specialist @ 15Five

Awesome tool for folks with live coding anxiety! I like that there are breaks that are encouraged for folks to take in between challenges. I also like that it gives me more freedom without allowing me to procrastinate!

Joyce M., Woven Candidate
“It’s early, but I think what you all have built is really cool… it’s close to real life work and captures the multifaceted nature of being an engineer.”
Cyrus Karbassiyoon
VP of Engineering @ Scratchpad
We've been able to find and recruit more candidates in the past few weeks than the past few years. The amount of time it is taking us to find, vet and make a hiring decision has been reduced by no less than 80% per hire. Our recruiting costs have reduced by 65% on average per hire. These are some amazing outcomes and unprecedented improvement in our hiring metrics.
Richard Siebels
“I've been telling everyone about Woven, how interesting the problems were, and the detail and promptness of the feedback. I wish all tech companies approached their take-home assessments like this!
Woven Candidate
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