Vocus Reviews

Updated July 24, 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

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    • 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. Sales rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Beltsville, MD

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

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

    Pros

    The pros are slowly dwindling. The office used to be fun and exciting to be in. Now most everyone is gone and it's become a very depressing place to be. It's like a graveyard.

    Cons

    The new management doesn't give a crap about the staff. They are probably trying to get to the exit strategy where they will collect their pay days and move on. There is no direction, no leadership and certainly not clear plan. All of the talent is leaving from both companies. The leader of sales at the moment doesn't know what she is doing and it is clear that she lacks experience to lead a sales organization to success. The rules constantly change and at times make no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams and do what is right. Create an environment that people want to be at. Stop buying and start building. You have great resources and don't know how to structure them for success. Find people who know how to run successful sales organizations and trust them to right the ship otherwise people will continue to leave because it seems like a bottomless pit.


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Merged with Cision but slowly coming back

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    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. Sales Director

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    • 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


  7. 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.


  8. 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


  9. Great company to work for.

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    • 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.


  10. 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.


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

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    • 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



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