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"NOT for Experienced Sales Professionals"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Culver City, CA
Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Culver City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

* Good first sales job for someone out of college
* Free Soda
* 6 months to ramp up
* Two free trips to D.C. for training
* Annual Kick Off trip for sales team; to places like Las Vegas, Miami
* 8:30 to 5:30 - no pressure to work longer hours

Cons

* Not for Experienced Sales Professionals - do not get fooled, if you have any type of sales skills pass on this job,
* Micro Management City - it doesn't get worse than this.
* Most managers are sub-par when it comes to closing skills and telecom knowledge.
* The sales team is messing around on youtube 50% of the time
* Most of the deals come in from inbound leads or telecom connections, hard work does not pay off as much as it should.
* Stuck at a desk 40 hours a week

Advice to Management

Raise the base pay to start at 50k for major cities were cost of living cost more, this will allow you to hire better quality employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Cogent Communications

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overly ambitious expansion less than likely success, and less than competitive pay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager I in Mar Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager I in Mar Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere.
    Polite and Knowledgable Managers

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    Lack of products to sell.
    Legacy account manager have all onnet accounts. Meaning you are left selling un-competitive offnet products.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your product set and limit the number of accounts each rep can have in your onnet facilities.


  2. "ok company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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