Cogent Communications
2.8 of 5 73 reviews
www.cogentco.com Washington, DC 500 to 999 Employees

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Typical Churn and burn sales team model

Ram I (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Cogent Communications full-time for less than a year

Prosbetter than being on employment
bridge job you essentially have 9 months to find a long term job
2 free trips to DC for sales training and also sales kickoff

ConsCompletely out of touch with the Silicon Valley Culture
Classic churn and burn sales job - with the excpetion of one person the entire sales team turned over in 9 months that I worked there
Base and OTE is way too low for a tech sales position in the Silicon Valley
sales office was a converted auto repair shop

Advice to Senior Managementunorthodox business model creates a bad reputation with your competitors and adding that to the bad reputation your organization has as a place to be employed (advise everyone in sales to stay away from Cogent) may one day come back to bite you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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NOT for Experienced Sales Professionals

Regional Account Manager (Current Employee)
Culver City, CA

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


Pros: * Good first sales job for someone out of college * Free Soda * 6 months to ramp up * Two free trips to D.C. for… Cons: * Not for Experienced Sales Professionals - do not get fooled, if you have any type of sales skills pass on this job, * Micro… Advice to Senior Management: Raise the base pay to start at 50k for major cities were cost… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Overly ambitious expansion less than likely success, and less than competitive pay.

Regional Account Manager I (Current Employee)
Mar Vista, CA

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


Pros: Great team atmosphere. Polite and Knowledgable Managers Cons: Poor Pay Lack of products to sell. Legacy account manager have all… Advice to Senior Management: Expand your product set and limit the number of accounts… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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