Vocus Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
255 Reviews

3.4
255 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • There is a great work-life balance here (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication from upper management need to come down the chain faster (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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

    I worked at Vocus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    office culture--relaxed, great direct sales managers

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time to revamp sales/marketing structure with business development

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

    Small Business Sales Executive

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

    I worked at Vocus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The actual office has many perks and has a cool tech office vibe. Free coffee and soda. Nice perks for top salespeople

    Cons

    This place is a meat grinder. Success means cranking out call after call, which would be fine if the compensation was better. Leads were near non existent. Management changes their minds every 3-4 months on pricing and strategy

    This is very much a sink or swim company. Not for people who won't put in the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best people faster. There is little incentive for people to stay otherwise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    highly disappointed

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    Current Employee - Business Development Associate  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people, atmosphere and facilities

    Cons

    false hope, constant changes and no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work so far...

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    Current Employee - SBE Sales  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - SBE Sales in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They restructured the comp for SBE and MMSE Sales... much more compelling than before
    Change in leadership- the environment feels much more team focused... our executives make a point of congratulating us and knowing our names!
    Product is awesome- its fun to sell- and not very technical
    Free Candy and Drinks- Food trucks come to MD-- not Herndon...
    Quotas are not unrealistic if you do work

    Cons

    No food trucks at the Herndon Office
    We definitely went through some growing pains and alot of things changed quickly but it seems like it was all for the better
    I would love the ability to bring my dog to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales reps like to be recognized, continue to come to the Herndon office so we can see more leadership!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good starting sales company, poor management.

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    Current Employee - Lead Generation Representative  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Representative in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros:
    required to make 50 calls and 20 emails per day
    basketball court and gym
    great sales training throughout 3 weeks
    young and motivated coworkers
    Given large amount of responsibility quickly
    strong promotion ladder (schedule 150 product demonstrations and up for promotion)

    Cons

    poor management
    high turnover
    must have a ambitious personality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Advancement

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hardworking individuals, fun co-workers, managers are very assessable at least in sales.

    Cons

    The communication at Vocus is terrible---Executives, communicate with your employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't be fooled

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Vocus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The money. But no stability. Beware

    Cons

    Massive firing every quarter. Employees are forced to write positive evaluation. Upper management speak poorly of thier employees.
    “Beware recent college
    - New college grads get herded to this place with lots of false promises, I always felt bad for them.
    Do your research prior to working for this company. Wouldn't recommend this job to anyone not even someone I hated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Alot of HUGE and positive changes....

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    Current Employee - Marketing Sales Consultant  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Sales Consultant in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made massive changes to the salesforce- increased salaries - changed commissions
    re structured sales under new leadership
    great opportunity to make alot of money now
    new chief revenue officer
    havent made layoffs recently-- people are performing

    Cons

    vocus went through growing pains last year- based on the new leadership changes I do not think that will be the case anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with employees, grow slowly, extra money is a very good thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people at Vocus are great and digital marketing is an exciting industry. I love the culture and work environment. My manager is helpful and supports me and the work is exciting. I made a great choice.

    Cons

    I would like my manager to show me the way to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like the communications from the exec team and would like more of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing my career at Vocus

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Vocus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Outstanding perks
    Ability to expand your skills
    Grow your career
    C-level exposure

    Cons

    Around the clock working hours some days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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