What does it mean to be anonymous on Indeed?

Indeed believes that our users have the right to speak openly and honestly about their current or former employers. Indeed works to enable its users to achieve this by allowing company reviews to be posted without identifying information. Additionally, if someone asks Indeed to reveal the identity of a user who wrote a company review, Indeed will likely object to the disclosure of such information to the extent permitted by law (exceptions may include receiving authorization from the user, an order from a court of law, or a valid and narrowly tailored request from law enforcement).

However, it is important to understand that while U.S. law offers some protection to anonymous speech, this protection is not absolute. If someone can show that your company review violated the legal rights of an individual (for example, if the review is defamatory), a court may require Indeed to reveal the identifying user information associated with your review, like your email or IP address.

Indeed may also need to disclose your information to the government or law enforcement in certain circumstances like an emergency; to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the use of Indeed; to meet national security requirements; or to protect the rights, reputation, property, or safety of Indeed or the public.

Keep in mind the following guidelines while writing your review:

  • Focus on the company and your individual experience while employed there
  • Provide your opinion about why you liked or disliked working at the company
  • Ensure any facts you include in your review are true and accurate
  • Avoid using obscenities, discriminatory language, or other offensive language
  • Do not identify particular individuals at your company
  • Do not include allegations of criminal activity
  • Avoid content that could be considered defamatory or exaggerated

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Company Review Content Guidelines available here.

And please remember, we at Indeed want to help you speak freely about your employment experiences. The best way for us to do this is for you to follow the guidelines referenced here, but when you’re writing your review, please always keep in mind that there are circumstances where we may be legally ordered to turn over your identity.