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"Great place to start your sales experiences for the first time."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The management helps guide you in the right direction but doesn't hold your hand once you are on your feet.

Cons

Cold calling all day, finding prospects on your own.

Advice to Management

Take the time in the first 2 months to spend with the new hires so when they come to closing a deal they will be confident and want to continue the pursue.

Other Employee Reviews for Cogent Communications

  1. "Classic Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Young workforce and some cool people and if you're in NY theres a decent office vibe

    Cons

    Revolving Door and majority of decent accounts are owned by few....very specific product set to sell


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IF THEY CALL YOU FOR AN INTERVIEW- RUN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogent Communications full-time

    Pros

    Sign on bonus. Free sodas.

    Cons

    Management, Management, Management. All they do is babysit reps all day and micromanage them to the point you feel like you're handcuffed to the chair and just make dials liek you're a call center. You're hired as an "account manager" but it might as well be a preschool. You can sell a lot of units helping the manager's hit their numbers and they still treat you like crap. Turn over rate is probably 90%. Never seen so many people get fired, quitting, hired at any job. Management makes everyone miserable which makes people not want to sell anything for them. They don't tell you about the minimum number you have to hit in your first year. If you don't hit it you get canned. They have a strike system after your first year which they don't tell you either for a long long time.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE REALY MANAGERS. NOT REPS WHO SOLD YOU A LOT OF STUFF. JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN TALK AND SELL DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE FIT TO MANAGE ANYONE. STOP TREATING YOUR REPS LIKE DISPOSABLE CRAP. STOP FIRING GOOD REPS AND HIRING UNDER QUALIFIED PEOPLE.

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