Vonage Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
90 Reviews

3.1
90 Reviews
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Vonage CEO and Director Marc Lefar
Marc Lefar
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free lunch, good cafe, nice gym, fun special events (in 5 reviews)

  • Great pay, good people overall, nice tablet, upper management very good (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little room for advancement or career growth (in 5 reviews)

  • The call center is located here and it can attract a young less experienced crowd (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Holmdel, NJ
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Holmdel, NJ

    I have been working at Vonage full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible and Nice Poeple. Very large and clean campus.

    Cons

    Less Growth as the company is small and has less departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the Work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Supervisor review.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vonage full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Over all it was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Certain supervisors should not be working there, that is the only bad reason to not work there.
    They have no people skills, but for some reason upper management protects them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of supervisors that don't know the business or how to treat your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance in Holmdel, NJ

    I worked at Vonage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary or hourly wage. Overtime and personnel days.

    Cons

    Quotas, Not much upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Q&A among associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay If You Need Extra Cash

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Snellville, GA

    I have been working at Vonage part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Paid weekly
    - Builds confidence, since you're job is to walk up to random people and ask if they want to buy our product.

    Cons

    The hours are long, you work alone -- so everything falls back on you, and not much help from management, and I work in a store that has barely any foot traffic and will probably close down within the next two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the product so that we can compete better with our competitors, and help your sales people get sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What a bittersweet experience (more on the bitter side)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ

    I worked at Vonage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vonage Campus has been named Building of the Year( if that means anything to you), $100 monthly food credit (although the food is expensive and low quality), I have worked with some good agents in Inside Sales and the Customer Care Organization. Compensation package (Pay, benefits, and time off) is pretty fair.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Supervisor level and above do not have your back, you will be left out to dry. False promises in offering opportunities for advancement, no room to grow. Managements asks for ideas and ways to improve the work place, they require you to fill out an annual Great Place to Work Survey, but they take your ideas and basically trash them without reason. (Why ask?). Speaking of the survey, there is a supervisor there who basically threatens their agents to send in a good survey about them. I can go on and on but I'll leave it alone............

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would offer advice, but Management will not care about my opinion (SHAME)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Inside Walmart

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vonage part-time

    Pros

    Good job love interacting with different people, you learn so much from each customer you talk with. Hourly plus commission. Job is pretty smooth and you work inside a walmart so its great knowing different people.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to travel to a certain place. People don't have a credit or debit card so if they don't you can't sell them because the company does not accept pre paid cards. They also need to have internet, most of the people who go to walmart do not have any internet and do not want internet. It would make it easier if Vonage actually came up with internet plan aswell.

  8.  

    Micromanaged call center environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vonage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teammates were usually good, fun people.

    Cons

    Managers all seem to be young with no management training and cliquish, very micromanaged environment and difficult to move up or around in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take to heart employee feedback, and ask for or at least try to complete some sort of self study management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Some of the best people i have ever worked with i have met at Vonage

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    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Holmdel, NJ

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people i have ever worked with i have met at Vonage. The environment can be almost like a battleground and you can develop Fox hole type friendships. A extraordinary pool of talented people. The job Demands that you develop as a person. Upper management seems to care but does not know how to connect with the employee. Despite the stress of the job, can be a fun environment.

    Cons

    Middle Management seldom recognizes the talent pool. Middle management has a nazi type control over the employees, and tends to try and control what upper management sees or hears... Typical corp politics. Very Very high turnover rate.. of a group of 35 hired together, 3 yrs later 3 of us remained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen less to numbers and more to the people doing the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    VBS - Thoroughly un-professional- not colleagues - the senior management team. HR does not support employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The Technical team are the only asset Vonage Business Solutions has.

    Cons

    The upper management are struggling to keep their little kingdoms and suffer from inflated egos vis-a-vis hierarchies. They are not interested in improving the culture, which is non-existent in the first place. They care more about keeping the power within their kingdoms. The company is going through rapid changes: who you report to might change from week to week, and then no one will tell you WHEN the change is effective except to catch you 'off guard', especially if you are performing well and causing your boss feelings of insecurity. No communication and very rude 'put downs' from managers if you do not play the suck-up games or ask them questions thinking they know the answers, but turns out they don't either! HR function is a puppet show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. The senior managers, no matter how 'skilled' will eventually sink this ship if the crew hates and revolts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too short to truly judge

    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  West Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in West Freehold, NJ

    I worked at Vonage as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic cafeteria and Ops Center

    Cons

    Poor budgeting. Mismanagement. As a contractor you get treated like crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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