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"It's an okay job, not easy, long hrs."

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Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Miami, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Almost guarantee work for the 1st 6 months, if you do your daily activities and stay out of trouble...

Cons

For the most part, It's repetitive work, depending on the market you are in... as a RAM, you'll do well if your immediate mgr knows what he/she's doing.

Advice to Management

Give promos more time to run.

Other Employee Reviews for Cogent Communications

  1. "Networking Bootcamp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With this being such a small organization we work on issues and equipment comparable positions at rival companies would never have access to. Its a great position and company to learn the ins and outs of edge networking.

    Cons

    The pace can be pretty brutal at times.

    Advice to Management

    Management overall is great. It would greatly assist workers to have a defined way to move around within the company. As it stands finding other intra-company positions can be pretty political.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Typical Churn and burn sales team model"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RAM I in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - RAM I in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    better than being on employment
    bridge job you essentially have 9 months to find a long term job
    2 free trips to DC for sales training and also sales kickoff

    Cons

    Completely out of touch with the Silicon Valley Culture
    Classic churn and burn sales job - with the excpetion of one person the entire sales team turned over in 9 months that I worked there
    Base and OTE is way too low for a tech sales position in the Silicon Valley
    sales office was a converted auto repair shop

    Advice to Management

    unorthodox business model creates a bad reputation with your competitors and adding that to the bad reputation your organization has as a place to be employed (advise everyone in sales to stay away from Cogent) may one day come back to bite you.


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