Vocus

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Vocus Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
270 Reviews
3.2
270 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a work hard, play hard environment in addition to a work life balance approach (in 16 reviews)

  • Lots of young people and laid back work environment (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication from upper management need to come down the chain faster (in 16 reviews)

  • They finally started to improve the building after they hired twice the Sales reps (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Young office with cool perks, but poor management and high turnover.

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    Former Employee - Lead Generation in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Generation in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    They do have some cool perks at the HQ in Beltsville like an on site gym, lots of cool coffee machines, candy, and themed areas. The office also had a lot of young people.

    Cons

    Management was rigid in their thinking and unresponsive to the opinions of employees. The product was also lackluster. Despite the effort to cultivate an appealing office space, turnover was high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees and be willing to try new ideas. Plan for the long term, not just the quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vocus full-time

    Pros

    The main office is a nice facility with flexible environment and gym. Good compensation for the area. There are food trucks and other "start-up" perks

    Cons

    Well they just let go 200 plus personnel and maybe more to come. We are being merged with competitor and the future is not clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you act

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Vocus was a cool place to work, but incredibly unorganized.

    Former Employee - SMB Account Executive in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - SMB Account Executive in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people. Work hard, play hard environment. Rewarded for your work.

    Cons

    No one has a clue what is going on at the company right now and it showed.

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  5.  

    Great to start your career, but that's about it

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Beltsville, MD

    I worked at Vocus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -amenities, facilty
    -fun, young people to work with
    -casual environment
    -basketball court

    Cons

    -low pay
    -product did not work as advertised
    -very unstable, people lost their jobs constantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees, provide better compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted.

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Vocus

    Pros

    Lots of young people and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Employees are seen as just a number. Total lack of communication. I don't see the marketing suite side lasting much longer either. Things were very unstable when I left and productivity was at its lowest since I started working there. Not the old Vocus that we all knew. I would do some research before applying here once they start hiring again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To new management - value your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great While it Lasted.

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    Former Employee - SMB Sales Executive in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - SMB Sales Executive in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    If you are good at sales, ambitious and money motivated, then Vocus was an awesome place to get a start. Commission and bonus structure are solid, and the experience of being successful there looks great on a resume. Young group of employees, so it feels like college that you get paid for. As long as you are above your number, it is an extremely laid back and fun place to work and make a lot of quick cash.

    Cons

    Infrastructure between departments was nonexistent. Couldn't rely on deals being processed and successfully on-boarded once the sale was made. No accountability on the AE side for them to follow up with new business.

    And the marketing suite side of Vocus will probably be no more within 6 months, due to the acquisition by GTCR and their focus on the PR value of Vocus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non - Been bought out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    SMB Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun work culture, great training program, constructive oversight from management, productive weekly meetings and quarterly conferences, plenty of perks (access to gym, coffee shops, regular activities, etc.), great benefits packages as well.

    Cons

    Client load can sometimes be a bit daunting. Client retention is difficult, and incentives are focused more on up-selling rather than renewal. No face-to-face interaction with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize renewals as well as up-selling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good sales job with ups and downs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    I worked at Vocus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, great company perks (office, gym, food trucks, events), good office environment, decent training.

    Cons

    frequent changes, poor communication, relatively high turnover and lack of strategy for keeping up with the flux

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent Acquisition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vocus

    Pros

    Macro-Management, fun environment, great product, smart people.

    Cons

    Internal Communication - although it has been getting better.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vocus

    Pros

    Actually fun to go to work

    Cons

    Constant change, change of pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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