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Updated February 24, 2018
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Cvent Founder & CEO Reggie Aggarwal
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  • Hours and work life balance isn't ideal (in 55 reviews)

  • re expected to work long hours for below market pay, all the while being measured to death by ridiculously aggressive KPIs (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Growth potentials, cutting edge technology and rewarding culture, really hard to beat"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Cvent for few years now and I can honestly say it has played out as I envisioned it would. The growth opportunities are there if you earn them, the pay is competitive if you are really committed, senior management have a vision for where they want to take the company and are transparent about it and are executing it. A fast pace culture with fun and welcoming people.

    Cons

    If you are just looking for a job, this is not a place for you. If you are looking to grow and love challenges and can strive in a fast pace environment, give it a shot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, the company is growing fast and you are doing a great job keeping pace with the growth and the challenges.


  2. "Cutting Edge Technology"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - As a developer I would find it very difficult to justify leaving Cvent at this time. The technologies being used and expertise in technology are a rare find.

    - Cvent uses a lot of great technologies some being React with Redux, ES6, Docker, Webpack, Babel, Java, .Net, Postgres, AWS

    - There are always new technology to learn so you'll never feel complacent.

    - Management values those who are serious about technology and own the products they work on.

    - Good benefits.

    - The pay is competitive.

    - Work from home days

    - Very diverse and multi cultural workforce

    - Subscriptions to various of technology training sites like plural sight and safari books

    - The culture is your typical tech company beer, foosball, ping pong, arcade games, and whatever other fun stuff someone thinks of.

    Cons

    - The tech divisions weekly hour expectations are 45 hours a week. Not sure how much of a con this is given that most developers are working more than 40 hours a week anyways.

    - Sometimes trying to stay on top of all the technologies can be overwhelming as there is a lot to learn and you have to be able to pick them up quickly to meet sprint commitments.

    - Remote offices can sometimes feel out of the loop from HQ

    - This is a fast paced organization, if you're not serious about technology and aren't able to pick things up quickly you could fall behind.

  3. "Meetings are fun!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, industry titan. Fun place

    Cons

    Salary and work/life balance are seriously lacking

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, its extremely structured but what can you do


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid this and all other vista-owned companies."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer II
    Current Employee - Software Developer II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They aren't doing anything illegal (that I know of). Frequent happy hours and corporate parties, and occasional catering.

    Cons

    Their idea of job security is working you through so many hours of the day that you won't have time to look for a new job. You will be overworked and overpaid. Their legacy is that of gasslighting their employees. At one point they performed an income audit with the stated purpose of bringing employees up to competitive wage levels for their office area. After the audit was performed, however, employees were only selectively given raises based on merit (which is a distorted concept in the company) and even the lucky people to receive raises were still well-below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    You'll keep making money on your current course because you're the largest company in the space, but you'll burn bridges with more and more talent.


  5. "Don’t believe the hype (or the other reviews!)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security. The company is growing, so unlike other companies, there are no layoffs here and to my knowledge there has never been any, unless you count the very early years and the acquisitions.

    Cons

    So many. Trust me I was there for several years (4+) so I’ve seen it all. The micromanagement there is terrible. Big Brother is everywhere. For example, they run reports of when employees swipe in and out of the parking lot to see how many hours you’re on premises. The assumption is that if you’re not in the office and they can’t actually see you working, then you’re not actually working. Zero trust and respect for employees in that regard. Second, the pay is miserable, way below market. Don’t believe otherwise. Third, 9.5 to 12 hour days are the norm there. You’re nothing but a widget there and you’re expected to work long hours for below market pay, all the while being measured to death by ridiculously aggressive KPIs. Fourth, the company has a plus 20% annual attrition rate due to all of these reasons. Look and see all the open positions on the Web site. They like to attribute it to growth, but the fact is that it’s mostly backfill slots. They try to indoctrinate the young employees right out of college into thinking all of this is ok because they get experience, happy hours, free food etc., basically a corporate extension of fraternity life. “Bleed Blue” is their Fascist mantra. But most kids wake up and smell the stale, burning coffee after a couple of years, hence the attrition rate. So if you enjoy working in a sweatshop, Cvent has a spot for you! #cventsweatshopnation #dontbelievethecventhype

    Advice to Management

    You’re not going to get to $1 billion in bookings by continuing to take advantage of your employees.


  6. "Truly a Best Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for several “best places to work” and this is the only company that I actually agree with that claim. You work HARD, but it is DOABLE, your goals are attainable, managers are almost always promoted from within, so they literally used to have your exact job. You have a flexible schedule and a beautiful and enormous office space.
     Tons of free food, snacks, and events going on, from club sports teams to volunteering, to grabbing Happy Hour/playing games at the Tysons Biergarten next door. Some cool and unique perks: chair massages a few times a quarter, restaurant in-week every Tuesday and Thursday where a place from the DC area will set up lunch for a reduced price and serve from noon-3pm, team wine tours, breweries, bowling, top golf etc.

    Cons

    a bit hectic and go-go-go ....but it does make the day go by fast!


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    young, vibrant, fun, and exciting for the first yr or 2, then depressing and stressful thereafter unless the powers that be decide that they like you

    Cons

    terrible leadership in some departments, fantastic leadership in others

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving free reign to these people to do as they please.

  8. "Great Culture,"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Tech in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to get involved in areas of interest. Good culture and communication.

    Cons

    Strange travel policy, sharing rooms with random co-workers for onsite visits is awkward


  9. "Great place to work and grow in a technology role, fast growth leads to long hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Limitless growth potential, smart and hard working team members, amazing culture, inspiring management, great office.

    Cons

    Hours and work life balance isn't ideal


  10. "Software Enigneer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very nice, working environment is very comfortable

    Cons

    Salary is not very much compare to similar companies.


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