Vocus Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Peter Granat
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Pros
  • There is a great work-life balance here (in 16 reviews)

  • There is a casual work environment that gives a lot on the job perks and company outings (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • cant say the same for upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • Less than 10% of sales reps actually hit quota although they will stress every single day that you need to be hitting quota (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Rolling with the punches

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite recent M&A activities, the company continues to maintain it's work hard/play hard mentality

    Cons

    Lots of dust still flying

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for integration


  2. Bad wrap for a reason

    Former Employee - Senior Sales Mid-Market
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Mid-Market

    I worked at Vocus full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun office environment. Good people, base salary, no micromanaging

    Cons

    Poorly run and managed. Executives were far removed from reality. No organization of territories


  3. Sales Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    I worked at Vocus full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, fun environment

    Cons

    Very unorganized, no process, lacks training and education


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  5. Merged with Cision but slowly coming back

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocus

    Pros

    It was exciting to be at a growing company.

    Cons

    Company was purchased and merged with Cision. There's not much of a culture or staff left in the Maryland location. But, they are growing again. So, it may not stay negative for long.


  6. Media Researcher

    Former Employee - Media Researcher
    Former Employee - Media Researcher

    I worked at Vocus

    Pros

    Great place to work before it merged with Cision.

    Cons

    I was there during the merge so there was a bit of confusion, but it got all settled in the end.


  7. Short and BitterSweet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocus full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good CEO / CMO
    Good Marketing Team
    Great Management

    Cons

    Lacking in Sales Management
    Still putting things together


  8. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Researcher in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Media Researcher in College Park, MD

    I worked at Vocus part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My position was part-time and worked while taking full-time college classes. They were very flexible with my hours and accommodating. Allowed us to work at our own daily pace.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion to full-time positions. Most positions had people that were in them for years. Hard for part-time workers to get noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote a great work/life balance and allow an open environment in the offices. Organize little meet and greets for the part-time employees so they can get to know one another.


  9. Pretty Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting office space, decent benifits

    Cons

    Sold to holding company, future uncertain

    Advice to Management

    Protect your employees in hard times.


  10. Great job out of college, other than that there are much better jobs out there who will treat you better and pay more.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Beltsville, MD

    I worked at Vocus full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, young crowd, the headquarters is decked out and awesome, free soda candy and coffee

    Cons

    tedious job. Call call call all day long. That's about it

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. They paint a pretty picture, but t's far from the truth....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Market Sales Associate in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Mid Market Sales Associate in Beltsville, MD

    I worked at Vocus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Cool atmosphere with all the amenities they have
    - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - High Turnover
    - Always changing expectations
    - Upper management wasn't ever transparent
    - Lied about the room for growth, keep pushing back promotions
    - You are literally just another butt in a seat to them if you work sales
    - After merger, more than half of Vocus employees were let go

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with you employees



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