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Updated Feb 14, 2020

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Cvent Founder & CEO Reggie Aggarwal
Reggie Aggarwal
642 Ratings
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  1. "Great Culture & Bright Future"

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

    I worked at Cvent full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - The people who work at Cvent are the "secret sauce" that helps the company succeed and make it so much fun to work there. You'll really enjoy your colleagues - Senior Leadership is pretty brilliant & knows exactly how to make Cvent continue to succeed/grow - Sales leadership, structure, & resources are top-notch. Their Solutions are also really strong & well-respected in the space - They have a pretty wide US/International presence, so there is a strong chance you'll have an office near you or can work remote

    Cons

    - I loved working at Cvent - but they're pretty cheap when it comes to Salary. Benefits are solid, but their Sales salaries are below what other SaaS companies offer - Cvent has lost some of its start-up "ethos" as it's grown to 4,000+ employees and has become much more a "corporate machine." If that's your sort of thing, then you'll enjoy the stability. The trade-off is that you're dealing with a lot more process, restrictions, and capped career/pay ceiling - You're expected to work really hard. While I never saw that as a negative, be sure you're setting proper expectations going into this job. Work/life balance has always been something that Cvent's sales team has struggled with managing over the years

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    Cvent2020-02-14
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Starting Job, Limited Upward Movement"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cvent is a great company to start at right out of college because you are able to work with a lot of very large tech companies. You also get to travel to some great cities and build your network.

    Cons

    Pay is significantly lower than industry standards. Cvent is owned by the private equity company "Vista Equity Partners", who seeks to find high performers right out of school that they can underpay but remain eager to work hard and earn their stripes in the corporate world. Lots of concern about the overall direction of the company as many in upper management have stated they are trying to "lean down the financials" in an attempt to sell the company. In my time there, most employees did not stay longer than a couple of years before finding much better opportunities elsewhere in the industry. Work/life balance is also not great, averaged about 60 hours/week while i was there.

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    Cvent2020-01-10
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    "Exciting & Challenging"

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

    I worked at Cvent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are 50/month for single plans (US) Values ethics and open door policy. No “me to” concerns. Annual salary increases and bonus payouts are basically guaranteed. Work from home up to once a week 15-20 days PTO, 8 holidays + 2 misc, 3 sick days which cannot be scheduled in advance. 401k match, although it's very complicated. 3% match with a $3,500 cap. 5-YEAR vesting schedule. Must be employed at the end of the year to receive the match. Promotion opportunities, but it does not come with pay increase. Clear expectations of my role before joining. Lots of stretch projects and areas for growth. Trust from managers to do my job. Great team and coworkers Cvent has self awareness of their areas of improvement and works hard to improve. Larger issues linger because it can be difficult to convince management/CEO of a real solution.

    Cons

    Vista and the mandated test with no visibility of your own score. Repayment agreement of $7,000 if you leave before 18 months. Work life balance, 50+ hour work week. It feels normal that everyone around you is constantly overworked and overwhelmed. Manual processes which largely contribute to the work life balance issue. Leadership: disorganized project management, lack of direction. Many initiatives are executed poorly as a result. Efforts feel wasted. Occasionally promotes based on tenure and the negative effects show Performance rating is skewed. “No one” can earn the highest rating and your score can be lowered for no reason.

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    Cvent2019-12-10
  4. "Great Team, Fun Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at Cvent full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work Travel the worold fun team

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult

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    Cvent2019-11-13
  5. "Great culture for intrapreuner"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer II in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Expected to give 45-50 hours a week, with great flexibility around where and when those hours occur

    Cons

    Lots of small companies combined into one, leads to unclear processes in some situations

    Cvent2019-08-23
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Stayed longer than I should have"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - They are hiring bright and talented candidates - Multiple job openings

    Cons

    - Apathetic trainers and hastily organized on boarding program - Distrust and suspicion evident, i.e., "big-brother" type of working culture - No work-life balance (they say 9 hour work days, but what it turns into is more like 9-11 hrs per day) - They tout that they thrive on chaos, but in actuality, the chaos is a result of their inability to scale, so why not embrace it, right? - Poor Management - because of their growth, many are being put into management positions (with no prior experience managing teams) as a result and necessity due to volatile growth - Overall vibe of the culture to be oppressive and derisive, varied by department (some are better than others)

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    Cvent2019-02-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "International Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Cvent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, good people, stunning events and interesting field to work with.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, monotonous work profile.

    Cvent2019-01-03
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Find the right manager to work with"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cvent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a lot of fun and experience a lot of growth during my time at Cvent Very fun and lively environment Constant growth has allowed for many opportunities for work that expands Happy hours, holiday party and other non-work events Most of management is approachable

    Cons

    Benefits are OK, not competitive but not bad either During the end of my time there, some questionable hiring decisions were made (to fill seats instead of seeking talent) Management allows certain employees to get away with behavior that is damaging to the team and the company At times, work/life balance can get bad - this tends to depend on the manager's personality Performance reviews were inconsistently handled When people left the company, they were treated poorly from the moment they put in their notice. Afterwards, nothing positive could be said about them. It was scary to see the switch in people's views. No introspection was taken by senior individuals or management to understand the deeper issues that led to a person or people leaving.

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    Cvent2018-11-06
  9. "good place"

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    I have been working at Cvent

    Pros

    good work life balance and good pay

    Cons

    structured management, not alot of flexibility and hard clients

    Cvent2018-10-10
  10. Helpful (24)

    "Read this first before accepting any position here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cvent full-time for 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.

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    Cvent2018-10-12

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