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Current Employee - Product Management in Beltsville, MD
Current Employee - Product Management in Beltsville, MD

I have been working at Vocus full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity
Strong amenities
Balanced worklife
Advancement and growth opportunity
Good product offering
Growing market

Cons

Support and infrastructure not up to par yet
Behaves too much like a startup given its evolution
There is a sink or swim culture that puts off some and is invigorating to others

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop infrastructure

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vocus full-time

    Pros

    Great work - life balance. Young energized environment. Good place to make a living. Ability to move up and/or move into a new position.

    Cons

    Growing quickly - R & D focused on small business tools at the moment. Low base salaries. Need better training and insight into the competitive market place, especially with the new Marketing Suite products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    -the other reps on the floor
    -free soda

    Cons

    -This is now a call center. I have been working with the company over a year and its been nothing but changes since I arrived. The office goes through about 2 mass firings a year right around January and In may.
    - Management is always hiring people. It never stops aka The turn over rate is so high you can even make friends with someone in the office because in 3 months they will be gone.
    -College kids everywhere. No experienced professionals in the office.
    - A lot of outside hires for managers. In which the reps know more about the product than the managers and it loses management creditability.
    - Your leads they promise you are terrible. They hand you a phone book with 400 numbers for you to pull sales from.
    - Stock price keeps dropping + Constantly changing business plan + no experience on the floor = Titanic
    - No real leadership in the office. You are put into teams but its pretty much every man and woman for themselves
    - Sweatshop atmosphere. Your manager will stand behind you during your calls and make sure you are doing what is "good for the company."
    - No room for growth. The mid market and large markets are all full and there are over 150 reps that are trying to get into them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its simple. People will work harder for you if you trust them. Managers need to have faith that their reps are doing everything they can to pull in deals. Second, just because you did great on the sales floor does not mean you are ready to manage a team. Take the time to investigate a new manager. See how he or she interacts and how they can motivate them without happy hours or free lunches.

    This company was founded on the idea of "fun" and "excitement" and now its fallen off the path and got lost in the bushes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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