Vocus Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
255 Reviews
3.4
255 Reviews
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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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    Career Changer

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    Current Employee - Mid Market Sales Executive  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Mid Market Sales Executive in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -personal growth
    -high earning potential
    -opportunities for advancement
    -great people (if you take the time to get to know your peers)

    Cons

    The constant change is frustrating. The inside joke is Vocus is "the world's largest start-up"...And often these changes & initiatives aren't seen through to completion, they're just tested for a period of time and more often than not they're ultimately discarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love Vocus, I have been here over 2 years now and have no regrets!

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment, managers, and people. Great growth opportunities.

    Cons

    The base salary is a little low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vocus is absolutely awesome, if you're in the right department.

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    Current Employee - Mid Market Account Executive  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Mid Market Account Executive in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, fast paced and challenging environment, open communication is welcomed between lower level management and employees.

    Cons

    Not enough communication between management levels.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much room for opportunity

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    Headquarters are awesome- bootcamp, yoga, delicious coffee, young atmosphere.

    So much room for opportunity. The digital marketing industry has seen significant change the past couple year. With that, a company has to change as well. If you can't adapt to change and go with the flow, Vocus isn't the place for you. If you aren't afraid of working hard, going the extra mile, and staying positive, then you will love it here!

    Cons

    The office is open on Christmas Eve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work so far...

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    Current Employee - SBE Sales  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - SBE Sales in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They restructured the comp for SBE and MMSE Sales... much more compelling than before
    Change in leadership- the environment feels much more team focused... our executives make a point of congratulating us and knowing our names!
    Product is awesome- its fun to sell- and not very technical
    Free Candy and Drinks- Food trucks come to MD-- not Herndon...
    Quotas are not unrealistic if you do work

    Cons

    No food trucks at the Herndon Office
    We definitely went through some growing pains and alot of things changed quickly but it seems like it was all for the better
    I would love the ability to bring my dog to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales reps like to be recognized, continue to come to the Herndon office so we can see more leadership!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Vocus are great and digital marketing is an exciting industry. I love the culture and work environment. My manager is helpful and supports me and the work is exciting. I made a great choice.

    Cons

    I would like my manager to show me the way to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like the communications from the exec team and would like more of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Alot of HUGE and positive changes....

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    Current Employee - Marketing Sales Consultant  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Sales Consultant in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Made massive changes to the salesforce- increased salaries - changed commissions
    re structured sales under new leadership
    great opportunity to make alot of money now
    new chief revenue officer
    havent made layoffs recently-- people are performing

    Cons

    vocus went through growing pains last year- based on the new leadership changes I do not think that will be the case anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with employees, grow slowly, extra money is a very good thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing my career at Vocus

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Outstanding perks
    Ability to expand your skills
    Grow your career
    C-level exposure

    Cons

    Around the clock working hours some days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    good

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    Current Employee - BDA  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - BDA in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    a lot of incentive great place to work, very young work force

    Cons

    territory management, a lot of pressure be ready to do the job when you get in

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vocus has the best work environment I have ever experienced

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    There is a great work-life balance here. The facilities are amazing with a large gym, basketball court and fitness classes daily like boot camp and yoga.

    Cons

    Some turnover but this is to be expected from a sales heavy organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in top talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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