Cogent Communications Reviews

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Cogent Communications Chairman and CEO Dave Schaeffer
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  • Great Place to Work - If You're Not Overly Concerned with Top Compensation

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Washington, DC
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    I worked at Cogent Communications full-time (More than 8 years)


    Financially stable, consistently growing company. Most of the senior management team is fantastic, and they give credit where credit is due. The employees at this company are what make it great. Opportunity to do more than most companies as people transition away from the company. A culture of absorb and reallocate when it comes to those leaving.


    Definitely not top-notch compensation. Opportunities for advancement, outside of the sales organization, are hard to come by. A lot of oversight from the senior leadership on minor details can get irritating, but if you do your job people respect that and leave you to it for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and stock awards for the long-time employees that have helped to build this company, and not only at the VP level. I would have stayed much longer (and I was there for nearly 9 years) if my compensation came along with my responsibilities.

Cogent Communications Interviews

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    Regional Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed 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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    • Tell me how you got here? (Meaning in-front of the manager)   Answer Question

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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