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  • Regional Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Sterling, VA

    I worked at Cogent Communications (Less than a year)

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    Great Pay and great entry level position. Even if you're bad you have job security for the first 6 months to a year.


    The only really Con would be that it is a hard job. If you're not willing to come in and work hard you will not succeed at Cogent.

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    Regional Account Manager Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cogent Communications (New York, NY) in July 2015.


    Several phone interviews with their head recruiter in DC/Maryland and then met with a gentleman in their New York City branch office, located on Broadway in Bowling Green. Interview wasn't tough, actually WAY TOO easy. He mostly spoke about himself and his experience with the company. Worked their 5 years, recently became a manager (after 2 had left). They are in a nice area, right next to the 4,5 express lines which is great but as professional as they push, they were dressed pretty casual. The place was not kept up. Don't really know if it was really worth it. Got the interview from an internal referral. Unfortunately, I knew a job there was going to be short-lived. This isn't a career job.

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Cogent Communications Awards & Accolades

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Best in Class Data Value , Atlantic ACM, 2012
Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD (Challenge Tier) , Vertical Systems Group, 2012

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (CCOI)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five Internet backbone networks in the world. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport and colocation services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network provides services in over 180 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to ... More

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