Vocus Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    And the hits just keep on coming...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (2)

    Small Business Sales Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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
    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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great place to work so far...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SBE Sales in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - SBE Sales in Herndon, VA

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    highly disappointed

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

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

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

    Pros

    great people, atmosphere and facilities

    Cons

    false hope, constant changes and no room for growth


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good starting sales company, poor management.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More interaction with employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Don't be fooled

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

    I worked 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 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 Management

    Get it together.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great Advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    COMMUNICATE


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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

    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 Management

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



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