Cvent Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
74% would recommend to a friend
(247 total reviews)
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- "Great culture for both HQ and remote" (in 174 reviews)
- "People are great and the experience you'll gain is great!" (in 127 reviews)
- "Good work culture and you will get so many opportunities." (in 92 reviews)
- "Good benefits and team environment" (in 57 reviews)
- "has a good work environment" (in 44 reviews)
- "No work/life balance Can be chaotic" (in 109 reviews)
- "Bad management to work with" (in 95 reviews)
- "Very low pay compared to industry standards" (in 84 reviews)
- "Most of the managers are good for nothing and wont be able to get a similar job outside" (in 58 reviews)
- "Salary less is less than market standards" (in 52 reviews)
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- 1.0Apr 22, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTysons Corner, VA
Good benefits package and bonus opportunities if you're able to stick around long enough. They have a pretty solid training team and training opportunities as well. (with a BIG asterick for client services and sales development folks - see below). They do a good job of pushing out a culture and values that are unique to Cvent and its history, but it isn't always applicable to the realities of the job. Ex. - they encourage you to be direct and straight forward, but if you question a business methodology or a management decision, you may earn a reputation as someone who isn't adopting the Cvent way.
Cvent is a war of attrition - if you suck it up and can be miserable for a few years before finally earning your tenured status, then you may make it and even earn a promotion because chances are after a year there, you'll be the only one standing from your new hire orientation class of 30 people. Work Life balance is very difficult and discouraged. Every position, regardless if you're hourly or in a management job, is expected to work a bare minimum of 9 to 10 hours per day. About 20% to 25% of the time, expect to work 12 hours or more and if you have to leave 'early' then you're considered lazy and not dedicated. I'd estimate around half of the company is under 30 so micromanagement is rampant under the guise of 'leadership development' and 'accountability' regardless of your experience or job level. Also warning to those that join a client services or sales development role - you will be expected to sign a 'retention bonus' which is not a bonus at all, but essentially a repayment agreement that once you sign your offer and start, if you quit or are fired in less than 2 years, you have to pay back Cvent anywhere from $4,500 to $7,000 for the cost of the 6-8 week training program they make you go through at the beginning. The company has a high burn out rate and much higher than industry average turnover rate . Human Resources is the worst I've seen in 20 years of job experience. Their leadership is condescending when talking to you and pretty much aloof to reality and turnover in HR seems to be extremely high. It seems there was a new HR partner every month for our team and the operations side of HR is staffed with kids just out of college or inexperienced people who really have no idea what to do or how to help if you have a problem.28
- 5.0Jan 28, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Limitless growth potential, smart and hard working team members, amazing culture, inspiring management, great office.
Hours and work life balance isn't ideal
- 4.0Jun 19, 2022Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsGurgaon, Haryana
Great work-life balance and good work
Too much work to do as compared to other companies
- 5.0Oct 18, 2022Lead Client Success AdvisorCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Incredible support system internally with a boss who cares and takes time to invest in my career. Firm work life balance beliefs and fully remote!
Internal cross team communication processes and efficient data access could be improved upon
- 5.0Mar 26, 2021Product DesignerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMcLean, VA
It was really great working at Cvent for my first year out of college as a part of the UX team. Initially, I started out in the office, but because of Covid, the whole team worked virtually. I worked on the Business Transient project which was definitely a challenge, but my team was really supportive. In my day-to-day, I worked with a really a great manager, really talented UX and visual designers, product managers, and engineers. I really enjoyed Cvent because I built good relationships with the people that were there. Work life balance on the UX team for a Product Designer 1 was pretty good. For the most part, I felt that I had a good amount of projects and I did not feel overwhelmed. There were some weeks that were a bit more busy because we were meeting a deadline or we needed to get research done, but it totally makes sense to work longer when a deadline is approaching. My manager often checked in to make sure that I was feeling good about my projects to gauge whether I could take on more tasks, or if I had enough. The company really values its culture and they often tried to put effort into happy hours and work activities. There was one individual on the UX team who really cared about the UX team, and they often threw a lot of events for the team. When we were in the office we had monthly office celebrations with food for everyone's birthday that month, but because of Covid, we have mostly been meeting over zoom for Birthdays. This past year, there were a few game nights and a halloween party, all of which were great ways to get to know the team! The UX team management really cares about their people. In my last few weeks at Cvent, a group of UX leaders had a meeting with a various designers where we got to give our input on how to improve the UX team's culture. I think the leadership is trying to put a lot of effort into improving the experience for UX designers. Another way that I thought leadership really cares is the VP of UX had weekly 1:1's with anyone who wanted to have them with her, which I thought was so nice. You could talk to her about anything- projects, frustrations, passions, pretty much anything you want. It showed that as a leader she really cared about the team!
I am blown that I did not get to go to the Christmas party! On boarding for me was difficult because I came into UX from a graphic design background. I think the training back then was more difficult to follow for a new designer, but I know now the UX leaders are working on a UX tool kit for on boarding new designers, which I think could make it easier for new designers to on board. For the most part, my team did not have a researcher for a long time so I had to take on that task, which was not necessarily a con because I got to learn about research, but it did require a lot more work. This was resolved towards the end of my time at Cvent because they hired a really awesome researcher for our team!8
- 4.0Mar 16, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsGurgaon, Haryana
1. Work Life balance is great & one of the best if you are in technology team. 2. No peer pressure. 3. You are given freedom to share new ideas and then implement them. 4. Employees are provided one of the best services to be comfortable while working. 5. Free meals are provided which is very crucial for most Cventers and have observed food quality always improving.
Project management can be pain sometimes. Salary may not be best in the market and an associate may be taking more salary than a senior associate hence salary may not justify your role.