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"Good place to start your career....."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good product, price points, small enough where they can make quick decisions and changes.

Cons

Again almost too quick to make decisions, change the products/pay plans on the reps almost every few months. Not sure of who will be there at the beginning of each month, as there will be terminations every 1st of the month without fail. Lots of favoritism, similar to a high school and who your "friends" with.

Advice to Management

Restructure some of the management team, where they were promoted due to growth, not performance or who they know not what they did.

Other Employee Reviews for Cogent Communications

  1. Helpful (2)

    "The depths of hell"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SENIOR NOC in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - SENIOR NOC in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can stand the horrible working conditions, you may be able to learn a bit. Other than that, you can learn everything there from a book.

    Cons

    The teams work horribly together. You are treated like crap. The knowledge is kept within a close circle and is not released unless you show initiative. Management is a joke from the low level to the top. EVERYONE smokes weed while at work on work premises. The facilities have boogers on the wall. The facilities are gross and were broken for sometime before it was even fixed. People get yelled at in front of everyone. The pay is equivalent with a sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    More like a message for management - SUCK IT!


  2. "Nice Entry Level Job but Not for Seasoned Sales Professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent comp plan
    - Cheap Products
    - Free Drinks

    Cons

    - Be prepared to be micromanaged
    - Very narrow product set will exclude you from companies looking for total solution
    - Roll Call every day at 8:30 and you're logged if you're even 1 minute late
    - Commoditzed product that is all about price at the end of the day
    - Unrealistic Quotas
    - 7% monthly turnover
    - Be prepared to be forced to work through lunch and work late every last day of the month

    Advice to Management

    Treat the service like its a utility and not a solution sell. Stop treating professionals like children, and have some faith in your hiring process. If you're going to treat it like an entry level job, paint the picture that way initially and don't fool seasoned sales reps into sitting next to recent college graduates. If you're a recent graduate and you want to get into Sales, this would be a great fit. Otherwise, if you've got more than 2 years experience, don't waste your time.

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