Cogent Communications Photos
“It was a great experience for me. Mostly good people. I had a terrific manager who worked hard as I did for my success. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Cogent Communications full-time (more than an year)Pros
Lots of support and good new hire training. They really encourage you to lean on your manager which was helpful for me given I was new to the industry. Overall, really good sales training even for more seasoned professionals it can be helpful. Very sales driven. Meaning they understand sales bring in the money and everything is in place to make it happen.Cons
Tends to lean toward micromanaging, however I think it's understandable why. But there is a huge turn-over. It's not an easy gig and its prettt cut-throat. Sales staff pass leads to buddies. I think bc of the high turn-over its very "cliquey"..you tend to buddy with people you go through training with. Not a bad thing bc I am still friends with people from all over the country who I met at Cogent. But, basically by the end of the first year if you haven't hit your stride, you're out. So, those who stay make a lot of money and are given extra "considerations". Because the compensation plan is a good one, it's hyper-competitive...sneaky under-handed stuff from people who work in the next cube and smile to your face.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Acknowledge the reality of the dog eat dog culture during training. And especially how sales team members can help one another instead of killing each other for a lead. A pack of sharks is not a positive working environment when they are eating one another.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
I received a phone call from a recruiter who let me know that they found my resume online, one that I posted over three years ago and explained that they felt that I would be a good fit for a Regional Account Manager based on my experience.
I then was scheduled to attend a mixer to meet with the recruiters. There were about twenty other candidates present. We were invited into a room with light snacks and beverages and mingled with Management. After we sat through a 30 minute Q&A and from our the quality of our presentation invited for a panel interview.
After the third interview I received a call and was offered the jobInterview Questions
Negotiation DetailsNot very flexible in regards to SalaryAccepted Offer
- What are your weaknesses? Answer Question
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 offer...