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Fantastic company to start a career!

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

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

Pros

Cvent boasts a great training program, which is all true, but the real fun begins once you're up and running. 2 years out of college and I'm already doing what most 28-32 year olds are vying for. Cvent gives you the tools to succeed - and lets you grow at your own pace. If you master something, they let you take the next step. If something doesn't click for you, say the word and you'll get the extra help and training you need. For those who want to learn a lot and grow quickly, Cvent is the way to go!

Outside of career stepping stones, Cvent is also a fun, supportive, energetic environment. I'm continuously impressed, challenged and encouraged by all of my peers. It's tough to make competition truly friendly, but Cvent achieves that balance flawlessly.

Cons

Cvent's not right in the heart of the city, but there are plenty of fun and affordable housing options nearby. If you choose to live further out there will be a commute, but it's worth every minute.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 18 people found this helpful  

    Cvent exemplifies everything that is wrong with corporate America, and profits from it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    You get paid at the end of the month.

    Cons

    Before you join, this company looks so attractive. Recruiters/Managers are nice, offices are well maintained, and a Google search will tell you how good this org is doing financially.
    But be warned - that's the screensaver.

    Legally conned
    From the vendors to employees to clients, everyone is tied to this company by contractual obligations over and above the ones you usually expect from a client, employer or vendor.
    These are all one sided- meaning that, for example if the employee wishes to leave the company within 2 years, he/she has to pay a significant amount of money for so called 'training' which is no different from what you get at any other organization.
    In cases of client/vendor contracts, there is a fine print which says that if after 1 year the client does not cancel the contract will be auto -renewed. I have seen several cases in which clients have openly condemned this practice, but by then, they have already been duped. They have to pay 50% of the contractual amount if they don't want to get sued.

    Sweatshop
    Work life balance - Doesn't exist in Cvent dictionary. 60 hour weeks are a rule, 40 hrs an exception.

    Reasoning with management - Think WWII, German dictator. Actually there is no management. Everyone carries out orders, the decisions, even the trivial ones, are made by 2-3 people at the top (think VP and above) and others just copy it. Decision making is highly centralized, just as in a dictatorial regime.

    'Competitive' pay - don't know with whom the competition is. Probably some sweatshop in India.

    Career Growth - 'Flat structure' = Everyone will be promoted=No one will be promoted. Half the employees get promoted in January, the other half in July. The best part - promotions don't affect salaries. Also you do exactly the same thing after promotion as you did before.

    Hypocrisy runs deep in the organizational fiber. Everyone behaves and talks as if they are very satisfied, as anything else can cause raised eyebrows. Management always talks about the great Cvent culture and DNA, and sends incessant mails on how well they are doing, how many awards they won and what a growth this company is seeing even in such depressing times.

    Finally, the churning.
    I am surprised no one wrote about this in any of the reviews. When an employee is with the organization for a long time, has received several appraisals and pretty much peaked in terms of performance, there is always a trade off that is calculated. Does it make more sense economically to hire a new person, at a much lower salary or keep the current person, with no hope of additional revenues but keep losing money in terms of increased pay each year?
    The answer is obvious. Simple maths but ethically wrong.
    So what does the management executioners do in this case. They try to find flaws with his performance or behavior or anything else they can use to pave the way for the execution. The replacements are hired, trained and ready to go before the employee in question is fired.
    On the day of the final act, the employee is suddenly made aware that he has to be let go. The choices he has are:
    i> He can resign on his own , that day being his last, without any expectation of severance pay
    ii> In case he does not comply to the above, his services will be terminated and he will receive 1 month pay, but no relieving letter

    Would you like to work for such a company?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Below VP level - get a life, find another job. Aren't you tired of being treated like robots? Are you not tired of abusing and exploiting your subordinates for a paycheck?

    VP and above - Heil Reggie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from here college grads!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in McLean, VA

    I worked at Cvent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Garage parking, Youthful environment, Nice office

    Cons

    Everything Else:
    Poor Management - expecially in the web survey division
    Less than industry standard pay
    Poor benefits - they are paid for, but not very good (HMO)
    Sweat shop - be prepared to work 50-60 hours with no OT compensation.
    Poor commission structure
    2 year BOND!!! and non-compete.
    If there is snow or a weather emergency, they will call your personal cell phone at 4am and tell you to come to work asap.
    Prepare for 100+_calls a day or your preformance will be frowned upon.
    Most of the employees are on Adderall.
    This is a telemarketing company, not a software company -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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