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Love it!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It has a Good base, an awesome commission structure, and the manager is extremely supportive and understands how to keep a work life balance for his employees

Cons

Can't say that I have a whole lot of negative things to say about working here, others than having to sit at a desk for the majority of the day

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work, all I know is that everyone in our office is extremely happy each and every day

Other Employee Reviews for Cogent Communications

  1. It's good for what it is.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Relaxed dress code - Unlimited soda, coffee, juice, tea, etc. - Can be left to work to yourself

    Cons

    - Company philosophy hold that anything that doesn't have a 100% ROI, isn't worth investing in, so that means you are given the cheapest: * Equipment * Benefits * Access to HR * Delay in commission payments - At the end of the month you are expected to stay late, which is normal for sales, but they more or less lock you in the building, feed you, and never tell you what time you're leaving. Sometimes you are there for an extra 3+ hours even if you have nothing else left to close.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your Sales Reps. Invest in *some* cosmetic and office upgrades, even if it isn't a profitable venture. Working in a warehouse with equipment from the 1980's is no good.


  2. My experience was very bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RAM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RAM in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay a relatively high base salary.

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement. Abusive and unprofessional sales management. The business model was completely unworkable. All sales people were fighting each other for sales in the same lit buildings. The sales force was constantly being threatened with being fired by the managers. Anyone who complained about all the abuse to HR was labeled a "disgruntled employee" and fired immediately. They use a software system called Seibel to track every phone call and e-mail you send out. People were constantly leaving because of all the micromanagement and abuse. There was a 150% turnover rate! About 50% quit and the other 50% were fired. No one stays there longer than 6 months. The high salary is only used to lure you into the company. You won';t last there a year to collect it. The company was too cheap to pay for electronic access control on the doors. One employee who was fired came back drunk and got into a brawl in the middle of the office with six other employees and managers. This company has developed such a reputation for bad management that managers at Cogent can't get management jobs with other telecom companies. This company could best be described as having a dysfunctional "psycotic company culture". Stay away from this company, everyone i know who worked for Cogent has such a low opinion of this company that they don't want to put it on their resume.

    Advice to Management

    Leave before its too late.


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