Cvent

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Cvent Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
232 Reviews
3.8
232 Reviews
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Cvent Founder & CEO Reggie Aggarwal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The senior management is very approachable (including the CEO) and transparent (in 23 reviews)

  • I've been able to travel to our India office multiple times to train and mentor my colleagues (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is tilted heavily towards 'work' for most of the developers (in 20 reviews)

  • Tight deadlines which leads to periods of long hours and stress (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to build a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Cvent full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You might find another company with creative, whip-smart employees who are friendly and considerate to each other, but it won't be easy--and it still probably won't be as good asCvent! Cvent has truly cultivated a unique and enjoyable office culture that's conducive to putting out great work and growing professionally.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a little lopsided right now. The hours are long compared to the same type of positions at other companies. Add in a typical commute (taking into account the bad traffic in the DC metro area)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cvent Software Engineering Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cvent

    Pros

    Manager was involved in helping the interns learn while providing real work for them to perform
    Possibility to work in teams
    Flexible projects to fit the desires of the interns

    Cons

    HR was a bit slow in getting back to me

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great products, friendly coworkers and room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Accounts Team
    Current Employee - Strategic Accounts Team

    I have been working at Cvent

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and helpful, office space in HQ is great (lots of free coffee and soda) and open concept, product is excellent and well respected in the industry

    Cons

    Training is intense and not for the faint of heart. The products are highly technical and requires either willingness to learn or some background.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Only work here if you need experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Cvent

    Pros

    Fun culture Events Fast advancement great training

    Cons

    Very long hours (they say 9-6:30, but it's more)
    Low pay
    Bad management
    Unreasonable expectations
    Change your compensation plan in the middle of the month/quarter
    Don't give you your outlined comp plan until you've already started the quarter/month....in some cases longer
    If you are a top performer, they raise your quota until it's almost unattainable
    Expect you to work from home on days with inclement weather, but don't provide laptops or phones to employees
    Make you sign a contract when you start the job saying that you will stay 2 years or owe them 7K if you leave earlier
    Your bonus is included in your On Target Earnings and they often try to get out of paying you what you are owed
    Ask employees to write positive Glassdoor reviews for them
    When you are promoted, it's almost entirely a change in title and very little change in compensation
    Often go against or retract what they initially say
    They openly explain that they hire talented recent college grads so that they can pay them lower than what they're worth and what their job entails

    I would say, work here if you need experience and want fast career advancement on your resume, otherwise, go somewhere where you will be appropriately compensated for the hard work that you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your pay
    Use a better screening process for your managers
    Value the talented people that you have in your company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cvent review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cvent

    Pros

    Fun place to work
    Good Sales Training

    Cons

    long, long work hours.
    Success is measured by how many calls you make, not the business you bring in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your metrics to reflect actual success.

  7.  

    Fun for college grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cvent

    Pros

    Great environment for recently graduated college students
    Great sales training program
    Good introduction into the industry and access to high-level prospects

    Cons

    Salary
    Low base pay, with low commissions
    Work-life balance is horrible - Days average 10 hours
    Very "metric" driven - sales reps are based on how many calls they can make in a day, not how successful they are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cvent 1 year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Cvent full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cvent is a real software shop in a place that doesnt have that exposure. Coding is one thing but they follow the rules of a publicly traded IT company.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast and there are challenges that come with sudden bursts. They make good hiring decisions but they may need more scrutiny in the near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the innovators run the overall direction until they can't keep up with the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Cvent full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, empowerment to do what need to be done. Cutting edge technology for new work. Ability to impact. Opportunities everywhere. Relatively easy to move around the company. Improving process.

    Cons

    Some older systems are a challenge to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits packages for people with families. Add 401k match. Vacation time (allow more rollover, increase amount on annual basis, rather than having to wait 5 years to get an extra week). Perhaps separate vacation and sick time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cvent is truly one of the best places to work in DC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Cvent is growing fast and that means lots of opportunities. Any one who puts their time in and works reasonably hard will get the opportunity to grow - I tell my friends that 99% of the companies can not offer the same type of opportunity to advance in your career. Cvent has created a real entrepreneurial culture. Cvent also invests more money in their new recruits that anyone in the area. If you are a recent college graduate, you go through cvent university (a 6-8 weeks training course before you actually start talking to customers). The company has literally sent 25% of its US staff that have been with the company for more than a few years to our office in Delhi - talk about a great opportunity to get international exposure. Most importantly, the company really cares for its people and tries very hard to create a great environment - for example, we just moved into some unbelievable office next to the Tyson's metro. Our management is very open and accessible and they really welcome feedback. the last thing I like most is they give stock to all their US employees so you feel like you are an owner.

    Cons

    The pace at the company is so fast that sometimes many of the employees do not get the overall strategy and direction of the company. We need to get 401k match - although I would not give up my stock options for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, I am very happy at the company, but some improvements include; we have grown so much that it is tougher to get management's attention and we need more communication on what is going around the company. Overall I am a very happy employee - I have referred 4 friends and 3 of them are with the company and they say it the best company they have ever worked at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company with great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cvent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, interactive, young work environment and yet one where you are constantly learning and taking on major responsibilities too. Training for new positions runs for several weeks and makes sure you're starting on the right foot. Employees are friendly and they are happy to answer questions and collaborate on projects. If you're committed to the company, then you typically have the opportunity to take on new leadership responsibilities (or even shift into new departments) and grow your career quickly.

    Cons

    Wish we could get 401K matching and a few additional days of time off each year (although they seem to be consistent with comparable companies in the area). Traffic in the area makes for a tough driving commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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