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Lanyon Overview

Dallas, TX
501 to 1000 employees
1984
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Cvent, Nexus
Lanyon believes that when people come together amazing things happen, relationships are built and business gets done. This is why we have created the industry’s leading cloud-based software for managing corporate meetings, events and travel ... Read more

Lanyon Reviews

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    "Probably too challenging for most people"

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    I have been working at Lanyon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the record, this is not a fake review posted by someone in HR. I am a real employee, I've been here over two years, and I'd like to provide a reality check for anyone who's interested in this company, which is about to become Cvent. The Dallas office will remain largely intact.

    I started out at entry level and over the course of two years have worked my butt off and been promoted twice. I am now a "mid-level manager." So in response to the reviewers who complain that advancement is only achieved by taking on way more than what you were hired to do, and working extra hours, and taking on things other people have let slip through the cracks, you're right. Duh. That's how you advance your career anywhere. Prove that you can do the job at the next level, and position yourself to become indispensable, and you will be promoted. Wake up. That's how you get promoted in any company, and Lanyon is no exception. They don't hand out promotions based on tenure, so if that's what you're expecting here or anywhere, you'll be sorely disappointed. Lanyon rewards excellence, not average performance. And "average" at Lanyon is above average for the market, because it's tough to pass their assessment to even get an interview in the first place.

    As for the "Oz" culture, if you hate it, you don't belong here. Yes it's formulaic and awkward, but fundamentally it's designed to make sure that every employee understands what is valued in the company, which means that demonstrating those core values will lead to your success here. And one would hope that every company valued working together, being accountable, being aligned with company goals, driving continuous improvements, and developing yourself professionally. Yes a lot of money was invested in this program, which means a lot of money was invested in making sure that everyone here understands what to expect from their colleagues and what their colleagues and managers expect of them. The top priority is Organizational Health, and this program is just one way to get there. It's not perfect, but the fact that our executive leadership is dedicated to it (financially and personally) speaks volumes about where their priorities are. Not a lot of companies put their money where their mouth is when it comes to org health.

    Finally, in response to the complaints that leadership doesn't listen. They do. There are town halls. Feedback is welcomed. Suggestions are welcomed. People are recognized for strong performance based on input by everyone in the company. Everyone has an open-door policy. Management, especially our executive team, does listen. They do not, however, implement every suggestion that is offered. Nor can they respond to complaints that are given anonymously, otherwise they would. Just because an idea doesn't get acted on, that doesn't mean the input wasn't valued or welcomed. There's a difference.

    This company is full of very bright, very talented, very wonderful, very positive and motivated people at all levels. Yes some departments are happier than others, and I recommend finding people who work in the department you'd apply to to see how they feel about it. No company is perfect, but from what I can tell from the super negative reviews here, those people are people I wouldn't want to work with anyway. At some point, you've got to take responsibility for your own attitude, and if that sucks, it's not going to matter where you work, because you'll think everywhere sucks.

    And finally, salary. Every employee gets a bonus as part of their compensation, which is a huge plus, and a lot of the complaints on here are just looking at salary. Plus there's an additional, very generous bonus if your are a truly outstanding employee. And as I mentioned, if you are used to being at the top of your class, your career trajectory will be steep and you will quickly (1-3 years) outgrow a higher starting salary elsewhere, for a much greater long-term ROI.

    Cons

    The pay is not stellar, but it's at the market median for the vast majority of roles, so if money is more important to you than working for a healthy, fun company, that could be an issue.

    For a single person, healthcare is dead average for the marketplace and on par with AHA pricing. But bonuses for *everyone* do help defray the cost of the deductible.

    The matching on the 401K is 1% up to 4% of your salary, so that's extremely lean.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. If people don't like a culture that focuses on treating everyone with respect and holding one another accountable no matter what our titles are, or if they are unhappy because of their own bad attitude, so be it. It's their loss that they don't recognize how lucky we are to have a sane executive leadership team that is able to balance growing a business with providing a great place to work, great people to work with, and an employee-centered culture.

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Lanyon Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lanyon in March 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted after a week by a recruiter that sent mew two assessments. One was a personality assessment, the other was a quick thinking assessment. After finish with the process, the recruiter will contact you based off of how you placed for another interview to get more about you. Typical process from there. They are persistent about asking wage range.

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