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Cogent Communications Interview Questions

Updated Jun 14, 2018
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cogent Communications.

    Interview

    -they go through your resume and ask about your past experiences
    -It's in a small fishbowl
    -there's a phone interview with the main recruiter then a face to face interview with your potential sales manager
    -then they will most likely offer you the job 2 hours later on the phone if you get the position

    Interview Questions

    • What were some of your successes and failures in your last position?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Irs Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (Herndon, VA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Easy pretty laid back ask general questions to make sure mu communication was good and asked about previous sales experience. then just sat there for about 30 mins just talking and learning about each other i'm assuming just to see if it was a good fit

    Interview Questions

    • why are you leaving current job?
      what do you know about Cogent?
      How long have you been in sales?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Global Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (Atlanta, GA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Very easy and non stressful.

    Interview Questions

    • There really weren't any difficult questions as I was a veteran to the industry.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy


  4. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was only able to speak with internal recruiter and unfortunately did not make it farther in the process. Seemed to have a good conversation but nothing ever really materialized. It was disappointing that no real follow up took place on where you stood in the process. Seemed like they had a candidate pegged for the position and were just interviewing to meet the hiring requirements for HR.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    IT Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (Herndon, VA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Was asked about my account manager /sales experience and how I got into it. Was asked what made me choose Cogent. Was then explained about about the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What made me choose Cogent?   1 Answer

  6.  

    RAM Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Standard interview. Phone screen, two interviews in the same day

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cogent Communications.

    Interview

    Recruiter who then decides wether you are an overall fit and then onto sales director or vp. Fast process. Recruiters are active but not directly in tandem with the sales managers so it can lead to misalignment of objectives and job descriptions. Refer to the hiring manager for the real job description in their given region.

    Interview Questions

    • There is no standard interview process, each does their own with no format or standards.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None - offer is standard depending on years of exp.

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    National Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (Sterling, VA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I'm overly qualified for what I do, so my resume and my experience are great. I interviewed with my sales manager, and our director (manager's boss). Pretty short duration, no real hard questions asked. Focused more on the role I'm applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • Job requires hunting skills, wanted to know if I had those skills.   Answer Question

  9.  

    National Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cogent Communications (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Long interview process. They try to sell you that they are looking for experienced telecom people that can sell both inside and outside. But once you come on board, emphasis is phone sales.

    Interview Questions

    • Expectations is for you to sell over the phone, so questions are geared as transactional sales   Answer Question

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Was referred by a friend. I was contacted a few days later and asked a few preliminary questions via phone. A few days later I went onsite and met with one manager and the sales director.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you keep yourself motivated when hearing rejection on a daily basis?   1 Answer

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