I worked at Cogent Communications (Less than a year)
- Work starts at 8:30am
- Convenient location; right in the loop next to the bridge
- Quota doesn't go up an extra thousand each month
- None of the departments communicate with each other. I left this job because my manager hindered me from pursuing any of the businesses I was trying to sell to. It's sales. When you prohibit your sales team to sell to several businesses, most of which make more money than all of us in that office combined, who are you really selling to? It's ironic because during training in the first month, we have orientation twice and each time we are told to sell to every single business there is possible. Start up companies were included in this list. My boss thought I was an idiot for trying to sell to start ups and then told me to find something I was "passionate" about and try selling there. I found lawyers and doctors to try selling to, and then he said "try again, those people won't budge worth your time". Then I tried contractors and architects, he still said no. When I finally quit, I told the training manager why, and I told her it was because everything I learned from her during training was thrown out the window when I was in the office and it made no sense why. She finally admitted that "it's been an ongoing problem that our two departments don't communicate well with each other. Thank you for giving me your honest opinion and good luck."
Advice to Management
Throw out the whole "do as I say not as I do" philosophy and learn to communicate across departments throughout your company. Learn to be consistent with what we're being taught instead of what you think "feels right" about a certain company we prospect.
I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Cogent Communications in January 2017.
1. Speak to Company Recruiter
2. Go in for in person interview
3. Either come in for a 2nd interview, offered a position, or politely told you are not a fit for the company.
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