Vocus

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Vocus Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
254 Reviews

3.4
254 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of young people and laid back work environment (in 27 reviews)

  • There is a great work-life balance here (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication from upper management need to come down the chain faster (in 15 reviews)

  • They finally started to improve the building after they hired twice the Sales reps (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, but company could not handle its rapid growth

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    Former Employee - Small Business Account Executive  in  Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Small Business Account Executive in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    The atmosphere here is great and so are your coworkers. I enjoyed coming to work everyday because of the people there; I made some great friends.

    Cons

    Vocus grew rapidly and didn't handle it well. Communication to the clients and to employees was horrible and I think it contributed to the decline in sales and turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great While it Lasted.

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    Former Employee - SMB Sales Executive  in  Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - SMB Sales Executive in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    If you are good at sales, ambitious and money motivated, then Vocus was an awesome place to get a start. Commission and bonus structure are solid, and the experience of being successful there looks great on a resume. Young group of employees, so it feels like college that you get paid for. As long as you are above your number, it is an extremely laid back and fun place to work and make a lot of quick cash.

    Cons

    Infrastructure between departments was nonexistent. Couldn't rely on deals being processed and successfully on-boarded once the sale was made. No accountability on the AE side for them to follow up with new business.

    And the marketing suite side of Vocus will probably be no more within 6 months, due to the acquisition by GTCR and their focus on the PR value of Vocus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non - Been bought out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good sales job with ups and downs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Great company culture, great company perks (office, gym, food trucks, events), good office environment, decent training.

    Cons

    frequent changes, poor communication, relatively high turnover and lack of strategy for keeping up with the flux

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Started as Business Development and quickly worked my way up to Small Business sales Executive

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    Current Employee - Small Business Sales Representative  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Small Business Sales Representative in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Vocus revolves around the "work hard, play hard" saying. If you come in, work hard and are successful, they reward you gratefully. Whether its trips, cash, sporting events, etc. It makes work fun and always gives you motivation to do better.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly so going through a lot of growing pains. There are a lot of changes which are sometimes hard to keep up with and adapt to. Although, all of the changes being made are leading us in a positive direction in the long run.

    Recommends
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Advancement

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Hardworking individuals, fun co-workers, managers are very assessable at least in sales.

    Cons

    The communication at Vocus is terrible---Executives, communicate with your employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good starting sales company, poor management.

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    Current Employee - Lead Generation Representative  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Representative in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Pros:
    required to make 50 calls and 20 emails per day
    basketball court and gym
    great sales training throughout 3 weeks
    young and motivated coworkers
    Given large amount of responsibility quickly
    strong promotion ladder (schedule 150 product demonstrations and up for promotion)

    Cons

    poor management
    high turnover
    must have a ambitious personality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Introduction into a growing industry

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    Former Employee - Software Sales Executive - Small Business  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Sales Executive - Small Business in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    I took this job with limited B2B sales experience and was quickly educated on the cloud marketing space. There is a casual work environment that gives a lot on the job perks and company outings.

    Cons

    The Salesforce is HUGE!!! So quality leads are sparse and hard to come by which leads to higher turnover than what there should be. Too many middles managers that have small teams. If you have a bad manager then they can make your life miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Sales force small

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fun and, at times, challenging--presents a lot of opportunity for personal growth.

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Fun colleagues and work environment; Flexible work hours and telecommuting policies; Great fitness facilities onsite and lots of free fitness classes throughout the week;

    Cons

    Open, shared workspace is overdone; Management plans, policies and leadership roles are sometimes confusing or ambiguous to non-management; Lighting in most main areas produces too much glare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Vocus has been great, my managers and coworkers are great to work with.

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    Current Employee - Business Associate  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Business Associate in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Increased salary, excellent workspace, down-to-earth co-workers

    Cons

    Long waits at the microwave at lunch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Beltsville, MD

    Pros

    Team work emphasis, Managers care about making you better at sales, Co-workers are smart and young, great benefits package

    Cons

    Unattainable goals, Turn-over rate is insane

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you put the time in to train people, don't be so quick to let them go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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