Vocus Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great While it Lasted.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Non - Been bought out.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Dropped for no reason.

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

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

    Pros

    Great intoduction to sales. Managers will coach you.

    Cons

    Directors have no idea who works for them.

    Advice to Management

    Does not matter they were all fired

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good sales job with ups and downs

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    So much room for opportunity

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Headquarters 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!

    Cons

    The office is open on Christmas Eve.

  6. Not now

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

    Cool Campus. Great PR tool and horrible Marketing tool

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    The software doesn't work for every industry so find it's market and grow from there.

    Definitely needs an outside sales team.

  7. Micro-management at its finest

    Former Employee - Software Sales Executive - Small Business in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Software Sales Executive - Small Business in Beltsville, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Food trucks, nice building, good co-workers

    Cons

    micro-management, unrealistic goals, poor low level management

  8. Helpful (4)

    And the hits just keep on coming...

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 Management

    I hope you know what you're doing. AT least for the sake of those left standing.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized

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

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

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

    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 Management

    time to revamp sales/marketing structure with business development

  10. Helpful (2)

    Small Business Sales Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Started as Business Development and quickly worked my way up to Small Business sales Executive

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Vocus revolves around the "work hard, play hard" saying. If you come in, work hard and are successful, they reward you gratefully. Whether its trips, cash, sporting events, etc. It makes work fun and always gives you motivation to do better.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly so going through a lot of growing pains. There are a lot of changes which are sometimes hard to keep up with and adapt to. Although, all of the changes being made are leading us in a positive direction in the long run.

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