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"A great out-of-college job"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Product Consultant in Washington, DC
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people are young, the environment is laid back (jeans, open floor plan, snack day) but you really will develop a strong work ethic. You can make this job your own. Flex hours allow you to come in between the hours of 8-10am as long as you stay the full 9 hours.

Cons

Long hours, bad traffic around HQ. If a loud, chaotic work environment where you can hear people laughing and swearing in the background sounds distracting, then this may not be the place for you.

Advice to Management

Streamline the training process. Have designated employees who have been trained as mentors act as new hire trainers. Though part of training could be throwing new hires in with the mix of experienced employees, it would be helpful to have the new hires working closely with someone who understands the psychology of teaching: the benefits of positive feedback, consistency, etc. This would avoid other employees getting frustrated with people shadowing them, and a smooth out the rough start for new hires as well.

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    "Cvent is a great place to learn and grow professionally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, early opportunities, professional development, and higher income are some of the many reasons Cvent is an excellent employer.

    Over several years with the company I was able to visit over 20 cities and a handful of countries. Within that time I was able to move up in the organization through promotions 3 times. I learned multiple aspects of business, including HR, finance, technology, and of course sales. Most companies only provide a specific field of knowledge for employees to focus on. By teaching all aspects of business Cvent management makes sure their people are given all the tools to succeed. Lastly, I was able to increase my income well past the average of those friends around me with similar experience. This is critical to developing well rounded employees.

    Cons

    Cvent must scale and grow with the speed of their products. Management must find ways to expand leadership positions for more employees. More middle management!


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    "Great place to gain experience to become a business professional, great potential to get promoted within the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After being with the company for 5 years, I've been promoted multiple times and have a team of people working under me (I've been in charge of a team after only 18 months at the company). I've gained great experience as to how to be an effective business professional, and I am constantly given feedback (and praise when it's earned) on a weekly basis. I have been traveling on business for the company on almost a monthly basis to visit cities all over the US. Management is open with employees about future plans for the company and the development of our software, and it is very easy to approach senior level management and even the executives (VPs, CEO, etc) to have meaningful conversations about your work. As long as an individual has a strong work ethic and the drive to get promoted, it is easy to excel at Cvent (as there are many opportunities for advancement, especially since the company is growing so fast - it had 300 employees in 2007, and has 900 currently, with plans to grow to 1,000 employees by the end of 2012 - so plenty of room to move up in the ranks) and increase their bonuses/compensation package. Work days are about 9 AM to 6 PM or so, so the hours are not even remotely grueling.

    From a social standpoint, the atmosphere is friendly and there are many company-sponsored Happy Hours and holiday parties at great locations (the 2011 Christmas party was at the National Museum of the American Indian (a Smithsonian Museum in DC) and the 2010 Christmas party was at the House of Sweden in DC, just as two examples).

    Cons

    It can sometimes be easy to potentially slack off with regards to your work schedule or daily performance, as there is no clocking in when you get to work or clocking out when you leave. You need to manage your schedule so that you do work the appropriate hours. People without self-discipline may find it easy to fall short of the expected work hours, and would thus find themselves at a disadvantage compared to those people who put in the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Some kind of 401k matching program would be great. That's one area I believe could be improved upon. I do realize, however, that our base salaries are higher than similar jobs earn at other companies, so it is a bit of a give and take situation. Perhaps more contests or incentive programs for the sales team (we do have a lot, but perhaps do a smaller monthly one as well).

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