Cogent Communications

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Great place to start your sales experiences for the first time.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager

I have been working at Cogent Communications full-time (less than a year)

Pros

The management helps guide you in the right direction but doesn't hold your hand once you are on your feet.

Cons

Cold calling all day, finding prospects on your own.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the time in the first 2 months to spend with the new hires so when they come to closing a deal they will be confident and want to continue the pursue.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    High Turnover, comfortable work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager

    I have been working at Cogent Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Free beverages
    Free lunch on the last day of the month
    Great commission rate
    Very good training at the beginning

    Cons

    Can be extremely hard to complete sales, especially to new customers
    Can be up to 6-8 months to receive pay after closing sale, minumum is 1 1/2 months.
    Sales cycle can last beyond 6 months
    Turnover rate is too high. Just 3 of the 12 people I trained with are still with the company 1 year later, and my office has 100% turnover rate in under 2 years.
    On-going training is weak, depending almost entirely on the office manager.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Classic Corporate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cogent Communications

    Pros

    Young workforce and some cool people and if you're in NY theres a decent office vibe

    Cons

    Revolving Door and majority of decent accounts are owned by few....very specific product set to sell

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