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Fast-paced and challenging work environment with low pay
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 9, 2017
The culture is great, but you will put in a ton of hours for a much lower pay than is deserved. If you stick it out long enough, you can reach a point where you are making a comfortable salary. If culture is more important than a high salary, this may be a good fit. Otherwise, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
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Strong advice- do not take application support engineer or software support engineer role
Application Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAAugust 10, 2017
I was with cvent for more than 2 years in application support team. If you do not get a job anywhere then consider this position but start looking for better opportunities immediately after joining. The team is underrated within the company but the reality is extreme workloads and low pay. On average expect to work 9-10hrs per day with no appreciation or enough compensation. The manager(Eric) is a workaholic, does not have personal life and just expects everyone to work 10hrs with low pay. On top of that there is partiality within the team.

Other teams are far better within the technology department. So if you get an offer in any other team then you might be better off.
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OK place
Senior systems analyst (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 11, 2017
OK place. Depends on which group you work in.

Some groups are nastier than others.

Pay is OK. The starting salary is low, but the increases are good.
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Merger with Lanyon and Cvent make any critique meaningless
Associate Java Developer (Former Employee) –  Draper, UTMay 23, 2017
Vista bought Cvent and then merged Lanyon into Cvent.
Thus, Lanyon ceased to exist as a reviewable entity. Nevertheless I appreciated the opportunities Lanyon afforded me and appreciated the open environment where I think most employees felt comfortable and at ease with management and were able to freely vent concerns and complaints. Lanyon pushed for positive reinforcement and feedback between employees, which I didn't need, but appreciated.
Pros
Frequent free lunches and Management tries to be transparent
Cons
Layoffs seem to happen randomly and pay and benefits are slightly below market average
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Not the best
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  USAMay 14, 2017
They have a lot to work on with this company. Not many positives, and management doesn't seem to understand the product they are in charge of. Clients are highly unsatisfied due to unqualified individuals being hired for positions with no training.
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A great place to get started after college
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Tysons Corner, VAMarch 14, 2017
Cvent is a great place to start right after college, but slowly yet surely you will find that you will have a lot more opportunity for both growth and salary somewhere else. Put in your 18 months and then start looking elsewhere, but it will be hard to go as the people there are amazing.
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Productive, modern, low pay
NOC Engineer (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 7, 2016
Most Operations staff is overworked and underpaid.The compensation provided is horrible and the hours required to support the application are ridiculous.
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Stay Away from Finance / Accounting department
Finance Specialist (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAApril 18, 2016
This is a company that sucks the blood out of you and is thankless to your hard work. The managers are very well paid and overworked to keep the staff under control. The top tier management is not concerned about employee moral. The work however is good but the culture is not.
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Great environment, great people, great company!
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJanuary 24, 2016
A typical day always started with a team meeting and could lead to new feature development or issue fixes. I learned a ton about web design and just being a better programmer in general. The management was always very open, fair and understanding. I liked my coworkers and admired their obvious talent. The hardest part of the job was probably maintaining the oldest parts of the code base, but that goes with the territory. The most enjoyable parts of the job were always learning new technologies and applying them to our newest projects.
Pros
Great lunch options, Beautiful office, Convenient location
Cons
Long hours sometimes, Mammoth legacy code base
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Work Hard, Play Hard
Implementation Consultant (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAAugust 18, 2015
A typical day consisted of working with your clients to plan events and often times travel was involved with these events. Used the Cvent and Starite technologies to do my job.
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Young company still working a lot of kinks out.
Senior Sales Associate - Account Management (Current Employee) –  Washington DCMay 11, 2015
- 8:00 am - 6:00 am
- data driven
- team oriented
- open atmosphere
- hardest part of the job would be at times it can be a little administrative
- most enjoyable part of the job would be working with exclusive client pool
- l have learned a lot about the sales process
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Growing organization with a pluthera of career advancement opportunity
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 16, 2014
Cvent is a great place to for both entry level or advancing career professionals. The environment is extremely fast-paced, entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. The organization has a flat leadership hierarchy which makes the Executive Team not only approachable but they seek out employee feedback, ideas and guidance. Although the phrase "work hard/play hard" is overused, the Cvent team takes the concept to the next level by not only focusing business results but rewarding and recognizing employee contributions to success.
Pros
High growth, free soda, friendly and fun
Cons
Long hours but they go fast every day!
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It has become the best work place in DC metropolitan area for several time
NOC Supervisor (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 7, 2014
Cvent is a cool work place, with a very good culture. It is growing very fast and there is a opportunity almost for evryone to grow with the company.
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Good culture, subpar pay, inefficient management
Web Designer (Current Employee) –  Tysons Corner, VAJanuary 19, 2014
Confusing, misaligned management structure. I have serious doubts of anyone's actual experience in the industry. However, the culture is young and fun, so this is a great opportunity for those just out of college.

Departments vary a lot in culture, management, pay structure, etc... but I have a feeling most employees are underpaid, have poor mid-to-upper management, and everything feels just a bit disorganized.

Lots of opportunity to rise in the company since it is so young.
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My most recent experience
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  McLean, VANovember 5, 2013
Cvent is a great company for many people, and there is a reason they mostly hire from within. Coming into that company with experience is a much different ballgame. My actual day was something that was not described during my interview process. The day to day operations, the management, and requirements were something entirely different than what I had been told before coming in.
It was a very young company, with high energy. It was a cold calling business. They hammer out calls all day long, and on a typical day, the average person would make roughly 70 calls.
The hardest part of the job was finding my place in the company. I learned how to work with much younger professionals, and how to manage individuals right out of college.
Pros
Ambitious young individuals
Cons
No training or ramp up for individuals coming in with experiencce
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Don't expect to have a career here
Marketing Team (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 18, 2013
The best thing about working at Cvent is the people you work with. Mostly young, energetic people that are eager to learn. Too bad all Cvent teaches you is about selling Cvent products. Company has no vision, reason and innovation. People with different ideas are shot down by management that has mentality stuck in 1999 business model. Talented people are afraid of Cvent because of their draconian 2-year bond, that is not even legal. However, Cvent will do everything it can do get those $6K out of 20-plus year old.

Very few stay here more than 4 years. Company has no interest in advancing and training people in their fields, you're required to stay as long as it takes to get things "fixed."

Etc. It might be a good first job out of college, but not a career.

Pros:
-good health benefits
-location
-compensation is "ok" depending on department
-growing company

Cons:
-you're stuck at Cvent for 2 years, no questions asked
-no 401k matching
-frequent over-time/weekend expectations with no reward
-poor work/life balance
-poor management
-asking for tools you need is like pulling teeth
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Soul-sucking work environment
Product Consultant at Cvent (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAMarch 12, 2013
I was really miserable when I worked at this company. They offer poor work-life balance and micromanage their employees. They make you sign a contract upon being hired, and if you try to quit before your contract is up you have to pay the company an exorbitant amount of money (something they consider a "training fee" but honestly just doesn't feel ethical). The average age of the company must be 27, everyone is young and thus there is a lot of inter-office gossip and water cooler talk. Compensation is lousy, but other benefits are okay (no premium medical, at least when I worked there, but no company 401k match).
Pros
no premium health insurance, company happy hours and holiday party are nice
Cons
competitive sales-focused culture, bad management, makes you pay if you try to quit before your contract is up
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Sr. Implementation at Cvent
Senior Implementation Consultant (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 8, 2012
Leading Strategic Meeting Management (SMM) technology company - adding my experience of 6 years in the event and conference management field.
Working remotely from Lincoln, CA, I work from 7am to 5pm daily and make myself available for emergency client issues over the weekend.
Recording all aspects of implementation within SharePoint and SalesForce.com, client-specific needs are configured and representatives from the client are trained to their process with Cvent technology enabling the entire SMM process.
Pros
innovative technology and collaborative team.
Cons
some days there is more time spent documenting vs configuring and training.
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