The Best HackerRank Alternative

Woven is the HackerRank alternative for hiring experienced developers

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

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

I have noticed that the caliber of candidates and the caliber of people we were hiring is so much stronger than it has ever been. And I think Woven is a big part of that.”

– Amanda Suter, Talent Acquisition Specialist @ 15Five

Experienced Engineers Do More Than FizzBuzz

HackerRank can filter the ‘obviously bad’ candidates but doesn’t get signal on senior-level skills.

This can lead to more technical interviews, wasted time, and risk of bad hires.

With Woven you get:

✅ Senior-level 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

We don’t leverage Hackerrank as heavily for our experienced hire program as we find that candidates like to code in an environment/IDE they are comfortable in.” 

-Certified G2 Review


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

Automated scoring from unit tests

HackerRank’s scores told us if someone was ‘obviously bad’ but it didn’t tell us who was great. That required a lot of effort from our team to review and score the work and ultimately resulted in more interview time” 

-HackerRank Customer

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

Cheapest Solution 

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

However, you are paying per candidate so with higher volumes the rates could spike quickly.

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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