- Former Employee★★★★★
CmehFeb 2, 2023 - UX DesignerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Friendly people. Most people are easy to work with in Tech Dept. Low stress usually, but this can depend on your team and projects. Company is basically unchallenged in the event management space and grew nonstop for years.
UX within products was neglected for a long time. Products do actually work but are hard to use for the average person. Extensive training is required. Eventually senior management realized they needed to focus on UX. Sadly the UX leaders they brought in are mostly faking it. These people must think they hit the jackpot to come to Cvent just to BS in meetings all day without presenting a new vision or really any tangible expertise. The user research team jumped ship after a researcher was scapegoated and fired. The content team has a reputation for not understanding what they’re working on and needing their hands held. The design team is by far the biggest team in UX. Some designers are good, some are not, but this may or may not be reflected in their titles. If you don’t know your worth, you will be underpaid. They generally target recent college grads who don’t know what’s fair or normal. As with any company, Cvent is not a family, no matter what they tell you.Continue reading
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Reassuring to work at an established software companyNov 16, 2022 - Sales Executive in Tysons Corner, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
This company bends over backwards to keep you armed and focused to do what they hired you to do -- SELL!! It's a breath of fresh air to be able to use Cvent's thorough sales enablement resources to help you close business. Benefits are really good as well
Don't think of this as software like the silicon valley ones. This is more of a traditional corporation regarding culture, strategy. But if that's your thing, you'll love it!Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Easy work, supportive peers, messy infrastructureJan 9, 2023 - Content Designer II in Tysons Corner, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people are above and beyond the best reason to work here. The UX team is supportive, fun, and very kind. I have yet to meet or work with anyone that I wouldn't consider a friend within the UX team. There also isn't an emphasis on deadlines, which means that there's a great flexibility with work/ life balance if something comes up.
Each team in technology is siloed from each other -- UX, dev, product management. UX is siloed from CS and sales, unless you really go out of your way to connect. The lack of clear deadlines and work expectations means that for people who prefer more structure, working here can be a bit of a challenge to stay motivated and focused. There's a lot of turnover and a lot of change to teams, which makes it hard to build relationships and get to know the product well enough to contribute meaningfully to it. Content Design in particular is still overlooked, despite years of effort. It's a tiny team within a much larger UX team, and leadership doesn't prioritize hiring senior members for the Content team. This makes it hard to grow a career here.Continue reading