Cogent Communications

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Networking Bootcamp

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Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Washington, DC

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

Pros

With this being such a small organization we work on issues and equipment comparable positions at rival companies would never have access to. Its a great position and company to learn the ins and outs of edge networking.

Cons

The pace can be pretty brutal at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management overall is great. It would greatly assist workers to have a defined way to move around within the company. As it stands finding other intra-company positions can be pretty political.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A mid-sized company, that is nimble to changing to market needs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Cogent Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is large enough for stability, but small enough that employees at any level can affect change. The company is technology focused. I always had a sense of excitement of the network we built and supported and at the point in my career I worked for Cogent, it was my dream job.

    Cons

    Focus on the bottom dollar can sometimes result in losing sight of the human element of employees. At times, employees can be spread at a bit thin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Typical Churn and burn sales team model

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    Former Employee - RAM I in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - RAM I in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Cogent Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    better 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

    Cons

    Completely 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 ManagementAdvice

    unorthodox 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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