Vocus
3.4 of 5 236 reviews
www.vocus.com Beltsville, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Vocus Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Peter Granat

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

    SMB Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

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

    ConsNo one has a clue what is going on at the company right now and it showed.

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    Short Lived. Hired, finished training, then laid-off without a chance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    ProsThe building, the gym, work-life balance, work individually within a team atmosphere, great co-workers, overall positive people

    Consexecutive leadership, lack of communication, company direction, GTCR, new owners, lack of cohesiveness between departments, not a lot of company events outside the office

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of hiding from the employees, you should listen to their honest feedback and ideas. Former CEO wasn't fit to run the company at that level, but at least he valued the staff and the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    And the hits just keep on coming...

    Sales Director (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    ProsThe amenities........ That's it....really it is

    ConsI can't believe they're rolling even more people out of there. It seems as though every month a former colleague is reaching out for work. What is going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope you know what you're doing. AT least for the sake of those left standing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized

    Sales Executive (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    Prosoffice culture--relaxed, great direct sales managers

    Conscant say the same for upper management. zero organization internally. sales/marketing structure and business development support was brutal

    Advice to Senior Managementtime to revamp sales/marketing structure with business development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great While it Lasted.

    SMB Sales Executive (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsInfrastructure 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 Senior ManagementNon - Been bought out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not now

    Mid Market Sales Executive (Current Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    ProsCool Campus. Great PR tool and horrible Marketing tool

    ConsThis is not the time to join. They are merging with their #1 competitor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe software doesn't work for every industry so find it's market and grow from there.

    Definitely needs an outside sales team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Micro-management at its finest

    Software Sales Executive - Small Business (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    ProsFood trucks, nice building, good co-workers

    Consmicro-management, unrealistic goals, poor low level management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good sales job with ups and downs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    highly disappointed

    Business Development Associate (Current Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    Prosgreat people, atmosphere and facilities

    Consfalse hope, constant changes and no room for growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So much room for opportunity

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Beltsville, MD

    ProsHeadquarters are awesome- bootcamp, yoga, delicious coffee, young atmosphere.

    So much room for opportunity. The digital marketing industry has seen significant change the past couple year. With that, a company has to change as well. If you can't adapt to change and go with the flow, Vocus isn't the place for you. If you aren't afraid of working hard, going the extra mile, and staying positive, then you will love it here!

    ConsThe office is open on Christmas Eve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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