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"ok company"

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Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Sterling, VA
Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Sterling, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cogent Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

base pay plus comission
full benifits

Cons

heavy politics
pretty heavy micromanegement

Advice to Management

stop micromanaging

Other Employee Reviews for Cogent Communications

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cogent is a call center"

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cogent Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay out of college, the way you are ramped up to your quota serves as a signing bonus which is nice

    Cons

    You are selling the internet making 60-80 cold calls a day. They monitor your talk time, call numbers, and the micromanaging is out of control.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more freedom in the workplace as far as working from home and flexible hours. The most important thing should be people's numbers and you shouldn't care how they get them


  2. "Get in what you put in"

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    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission is really great
    Good entry-level sales job
    Very easy to learn and understand products
    Don't need to work with support, provisioning, etc
    Ramp bonus is nice to get ready for commission

    Cons

    Management is more into activity count than actual sales qualities which can lead to wasted effort
    No real room for negotiation

    Advice to Management

    Really try to work and mentor the sales force; it will pay dividends

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