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Cvent Reviews

Updated October 22, 2018
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Cvent Founder & CEO Reggie Aggarwal
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  • "Work Life Balance can be better" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Low pay, long hours, and they are very watch dog - they track everything from your productivity to when you take your lunch" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Quality Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Very smooth interview process
    Ppl are nice to you
    Some good technical questions

    Cons

    Too many rounds
    Some questions are often repeated
    Some challenging coding questions would be nice


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities.
    Work on a wide range of technology stack.
    Strong team bonding - the team goes out for a long lunch once every two weeks.
    Managers co-operate and lay down your career path.

    Cons

    Overtime does not give you an additional bonus or profit sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly allow junior level employees to visit remote offices for a better understanding of the company culture and gain a sense of responsibility.

  3. "Great company just be ready"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here. Things changed after merger but cvent is a large company that offers a lot of opportunities and invests in their staff. You feel valued there.

    Cons

    Slow HR department if concerns are raised.


  4. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work life balance and good pay

    Cons

    structured management, not alot of flexibility and hard clients


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company culture, but they will work you around the clock"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young culture, high energy, really fun environment and industry, travel.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, and they are very watch dog - they track everything from your productivity to when you take your lunch. Management is grown in house so they dont have external leadership experience. Very high school click-ish.


  6. "Good working at Cvent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning new technologies. Fast growing.
    Nice place to work

    Cons

    Long hours. Not flexible work hours.


  7. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Organized, well funded. They take care of employees.

    Cons

    Green management and disparate practices.

  8. "Review for Entry Level Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, work was interesting, decent 401k

    Cons

    Could pay higher compared to other software engineering jobs in the area


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Client success Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Consultant
    Current Employee - Client Success Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many job/growth opportunities
    Cvent really tries to make it the best place to work. They have won many awards for it
    Work perks aren’t bad
    Professional staff

    Cons

    The client services department is understaffed, causing insane work loads on everyone. There is no way to do all of the work you’re expected to. You are grossly underpaid for the work that you do.
    The only people that are happy in this department are the people in management.

    Advice to Management

    You’re supposed to be an advocate for your employees, not the clients.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Read this first before accepting any position here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    First of all, beware of the HR reviews claiming to be in a technical position - these are for misleading prospective employees wanting to join the company and an attempt to offset the negative reviews. As a software developer you can usually tell the difference between something written by HR and some in development.

    1) Work life balance is non existent. 40 hour weeks are generally frowned up even if you meet all your deadlines, etc. If you take the job, be prepared for 50-60+ hrs per week.

    2) Regardless of what office you work in, you will constantly hear from upper mgmt things like “where’s the energy?” and “you guys need to talk more”. Not sure if they realize this, but writing code, debugging/troubleshooting takes concentration. It’s just another level on which mgmt attempts to manage each employee. This gives a whole new meaning to Service with a Smile.

    3) Architecture is a joke. For a company that has more architects per capita then you would think that the applications would be architected in a way that makes sense and really helps the company achieve true SOA in their applications. All there is here is a bunch junk spewed out by people who rose to the level of architect simply by staying at the company for several years. The approved technologies by the architects is a joke. If you are involved in a new project, you may have to look outside the “approved toys” section in order to build the application efficiently, securely, etc.

    4) Access controls for systems/tools makes no sense. Admins in charge seem to want to make things as difficult as possible for development to get things done in a timely manner. My advice is to push your way through those roadblocks and be persistent. Never be afraid to question what you think is not right or doesn’t make sense to you.

    5) Everything is monitored by Big Brother (Cvent). Be careful about what you say/do while your in the office/on the network.

    6) Many managers here like to play favorites. Regardless of your productivity, if you are not liked ( you question things, have an opinion, disagree with other members), then you will be put on the s-list. Normally, this would be an amusing thing but since your life could be made a living hell, most opt for just going along with the flow - being truly subservient, which is kind of frieghtening to witness.

    7) If you have any ambition at all of climbing the ladder based on performance alone, then this is not the place for you. You will definitely have to play the office politics game.

    Advice to Management

    I would give some advice but it will not be taken. The best thing they could do with these reviews is to make the organization a better place. Some place where advancement potential is fair and opinions from everyone matter. There should be two goal here and that is customer satisfaction to help maintain job security and better yourself in your career. Instead what will happen is HR will post a rebuttal from someone posing as IT/tech/development saying how great this place is. Cvent - always on the defensive.


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