Pleasant, straightforward scheduler that saves time
February 04, 2019

Pleasant, straightforward scheduler that saves time

Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Calendly

I primarily use Calendly for my own personal scheduling for work. As a recruiter, a lot of my time is spent figuring out the best times to talk to a candidate to schedule an interview so Calendly greatly helps to cut that time down. Instead of going back and forth three or four times to figure out a time and then sending out a calendar invite, I just send out the Calendly link and the rest falls in place.
  • Calendly provides a lot of control over setting your event times and availability. Some other tools (mostly thinking about LinkedIn Scheduler) don't give you a lot of control over things like buffer time between meetings, maximum events per day, minimum scheduling notice and ability to customize questions on the booking page and things that display on your confirmation page.
  • By allowing us to create our own questions that are required to be answered, Calendly allows us to easily collect that info (i.e. phone number) and it includes that information in the invite that is sent out so it is easy to find.
  • Finding the button to share your link through their website is very easy and you can even customize your link so it's easy to remember.
  • They hide the calendar settings pretty deep on their website. Specifically, you have to go into each event type and then click 'advanced' just to get to the appropriate setting.
  • It allows me to book more interviews and speak with more people because I can handle the scheduling with less effort and time committed to it.
  • It allows me to focus more on important things rather than being distracted by following up with candidates to get interviews scheduled.
I've tried and LinkedIn Scheduler as alternatives. is very cool technology but I found it more awkward to explain to a client or candidate vs a straightforward scheduler like Calendly.

LinkedIn Scheduler is way more basic and doesn't give you control over your calendar availability as much.
It's well suited for any situation where you need to schedule a phone call or a coffee meeting - specifically events that happen often and usually have the same length.

It's not that helpful for on-the-fly meetings of varying lengths because you won't necessarily have an event type set up in advance. Also, it can be perceived as a little bit lazy on your end so for very important clients or meetings it's probably best to avoid it.