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Updated July 20, 2017
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Cvent Founder & CEO Reggie Aggarwal
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Pros
  • Senior Management results oriented (in 35 reviews)

  • Vibrant culture, Open door policy, Collaborative environment are only a few pros (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough but Cvent doesn't try to mislead people about what the company values (in 49 reviews)

  • Expect to work long hours, especially if you are in Sales (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Senior sales executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cvent (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the work culture
    Really advanced training program

    Cons

    9.5 hour work culture gets bit too much

    Advice to Management

    If the hours get better (standard 8 hours), one can balance the work and life better


  2. "Review of DBA/ Bi team (formerly a Lanyon team)"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to learn caused by lack of experience in most DBA/Bi areas.
    - Good starting location for fresh out of college as the work is relatively easy
    - Most people are nice
    - Downtown is nice for those that like to ride the train into Dallas.
    - CEO seems cool.

    Cons

    - Favoritism on team. Have mercy on you if you are critical of someone that the boss likes.
    - They promote once a year. If you are new (Associate) don't get your hopes up for the first 1.5 years. If you are intermediate, don't get your hopes up until 4-5 years of total experience until you can START having those conversations.
    - Lack of experience / willingness to learn what the industry is moving towards. (People pretended to learn but mostly would read an article and think they were subject matter experts)
    - Not uncommon for specific members to overstep their bounds to get ahead
    - Specific members work time: 90% facebook / youtube, 8% pretending to work, 2% actual work
    - Most bottlenecks was the team itself
    - 0 accountability.
    - No in office authority for the team
    - Inability to move on from consistently under performing team members but will jump on the opportunity to let go of those that disagree with a particular direction.
    - Belief the team should be completely self managed with little boss interaction (because that person isn't in office)
    - "Welcome to the team where the roles are made up and the titles don't matter"
    - Under paid. Left for lower position but got a 25%+ pay bump. "We pay the average" - False statement

    Should say enough by now.

    Advice to Management

    Might I suggest - "Management 101: From hiring and firing to imparting new skills, an essential guide to management strategies" by Stephen Soudering. Given its only $15 might even be able to expense it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, don't invest in their employees, high turnover rate, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun company to work for, like minded peers. They have a lot of company events and happy hours. Pay is pretty good as well

    Cons

    They don't invest in their employees and thus have a high turnover rate. Churn and burn type company. Hours can be long.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ability to grow and gain experience, lots of responsibility early in your career, strong training programs, transparent senior level executives, travel opportunities

    Cons

    micromanagement, very underpaid for quality of work, you have to get reimbursed for company expenses when or if you travel, poor middle management, very long hours, poor work life balance, high stress job

    Advice to Management

    Retain your current employees, pay what they are worth per market value.


  5. "Working at Cvent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small group of dedicated people. Fairly low turnover.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are OK but not great.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people more and not process. Allow more autonomy.


  6. "Cvent is Good"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cvent is full of talented, driven employees committed to delivering industry leading products. High achievers can advances rapidly. Management is approachable and open.

    Cons

    Processes that made sense five years ago don't always scale to what Cvent has come. In some cases, improving or replacing them has been a struggle.

    The office chairs aren't very comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Focus even more on unleashing your top performers.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, strong sales & marketing force. The company is a leader in the industry. Fair compensation for fairly good quality of life.

    Cons

    As the company grows it's getting more corporate. KPI culture. Squeeze out a little more productivity at what cost? Turnover a concern?

    Advice to Management

    Get back in touch with start-up culture

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Build your career here, but not great if you have experience already"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -modern office with metro stop
    -group outings & office catering frequently
    -worthwhile product (hospitality cloud sales)
    -great for those just out of college, many entry level college grads are promoted multiple times within 2 years

    Cons

    -too much micromanagement, they don't trust their employees
    -lots of middle management have no idea what they are doing, generally because they have only worked at Cvent
    -below market rates for salary; cheap; room share on business trips is not a comfortable situation
    -way to much focus on process than production rather than accepting different styles of salespeople and being flexible with how to sell
    -definitely frowned upon to work less than 9 hours a day on a consistent basis
    -very few women in executive level positions
    -many, many, many irrelevant meetings that should have been an email

    Advice to Management

    -trust your employees more
    -pay better for those with experience
    -the Cvent way is not the only way


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company. Looking to see what the future holds"

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    Current Employee - Client Services in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Client Services in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and culture. The product is the best out there and the tech team keeps working to improve it. Overall great management and peers.

    Cons

    Feel the pay could be more competitive for mid level-experienced positions. Based on my research, my position is worth more than what I'm getting paid at Cvent today.
    Uncertain future. With the merger, the company has a plan to move forward but I'm just a little skeptical on the outcome. The jury is still out on this decision. We'll know in about a year or so.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Advanced My Career, But Got Burned Out"

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

    I worked at Cvent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    (Applies to headquarters, was there for 2 years...)

    - I learned a lot technically. Kinda felt like cramming for a final the entire time.. in a good way.
    - Forward-thinking technology goals
    - Beautiful and new office space -- good view, lots of natural light, nice cafe area
    - Very young company -- fresh ideas, attractive women, lots of hipsters, etc.
    - Lots of fun stuff to do in the area, either during lunch and after work
    - DC metro system recently finished metro line with a stop right at office

    Overall, I would recommend *IF AND ONLY IF* you are a new developer looking to advance your technical skillset, love the DC area, and are satisfied with the pay

    Cons

    - They burn you out like crazy. "Did a good job on that new feature last week? Good! Here's 3 features to do in half a week." Level of attrition proves this.
    - Most of codebase is total mess, and there is zero intervention/concern from upper management or upper tech people
    - Had some bad experiences interacting with the outsourced tech people
    - Still pretty old school when it comes to flexible work hours, remote work, manner of review/promotion systems, etc.
    - Commute/traffic


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