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Vocus United States Employee Reviews

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Great Experience...Great place to work!
Enterprise Business Development Rep (Current Employee), Beltsville, MDJanuary 26, 2015
-60-80 Cold Calls per day to new Enterprise accounts (Above 500M in annual revenue)

-Setting 2-3 web demonstrations per day with new accounts

-Prospecting using social media and crm (salesforce)

-Working 1-on-1 with enterprise sales director to close large deals (between 20-200k)

-Pros: The people, the gym/basketball court, opportunity for growth
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Productive fun place to work
Business Development Associate (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDOctober 30, 2014
Pros: culture
Cons: security
Great company and culture. Easy product to sell and had great managers. However through an acquisition my department was eliminated.
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Great at first, then not so much
Senior Marketing Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDJuly 18, 2014
Pros: gym, bball court, food trucks
Cons: high pressure environment, very very high turnover
You can make a lot of money here if you put in the effort. Managers can be great, or they can be awful, its really a toss up.
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Great place to be if you want to feel like your in college
Marketing and Sales Executive (Former Employee), Herndon, VAJuly 16, 2014
It all depends on your manager. If you have a good one, who puts in the effort to train and help you improve - and you work hard you may make it. Otherwise, RUN!
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Typical day at work
Senior Software Sales Representative III (Current Employee), Herndon, VAJuly 2, 2014
I manage accounts through the entire sales cycle starting with a mix of prospecting, working warm leads and running sales demonstrations. Pipeline management is also part of my daily routine and I document everything in Salesforce. I am also responsible for building contracts, executing sales orders and offering immediate post-sales support.
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Sadly, it went from good to terrible
Mid- Market Sales Executive (Current Employee), Beltsville, MDJune 30, 2014
Really enjoyed working here when I first started. If I knew that it would turn into a place where the sales reps were more like telemarketers, call time monitored, lack of scheduled meetings that were promised, and looked at negatively for leaving your desk between 8:30am -5:30pm ; I never would have started.

I love the management team that was in place but due to company direction the job turned the wrong direction.
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Very laid back work environment
Inside Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Beltsville MDJune 25, 2014
Pros: great product
Cons: lousy pay
Calling to set appointments for inside sales reps to sale software via a live in house webinar. I learned all about Public Relations, and how a software makes a PR or Marketing agent job so much easier. Management are laid back but micro managing from a systems stand point. The hardest part about this job is getting a certain volume of potential clients to agree to a webinar. The most enjoyable part is the laid back atmosphere and kind people
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DO NOT APPLY, unless you're just desperate for a job
Product Expert (Former Employee), Morrisville, NCJune 13, 2014
Pros: ..........????
Cons: micro managed, tight schedule, little pay, nonchalant attitude from managers, shall i continue???
Upper management seems to have little concern for their employees. They have a very high turn over rate, and it's because they seem to fire people just because they don't like him/her. You have to be an a** kisser to advance in this company.
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Mid Market Sales Executive (Former Employee), Herndon, VAJune 12, 2014
Pros: good compensation
Company that has gone down hill. Not what it use to be. Recently acquired. Upper management not good at communicaton.
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Sharp people, little chance for advancement
Systems Engineer (Current Employee), BeltsvilleJune 11, 2014
The teams at Vocus are generally friendly and easy to work with. Unfortunately there is much room for advancement as many of the managerial positions are filled by long time employees.
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Productive Workplace and good introduction to Media Research
Media Research Associate (Current Employee), College Park, MDApril 29, 2014
Vocus is a good place to work. The hours could be better but if your in college or looking to do something media related, Vocus is a good place to start.
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Vocus is...
Manager of Deliverability (Current Employee), Morrisville, NCFebruary 28, 2014
Pros: free starbucks coffee, free soda, monthly manager lunches
Generally Vocus is a good place to work. In 2012 Vocus acquired Durham based email service provider iContact, of which I had been apart of for 5 years. Vocus' headquarters is in Beltsville Maryland.
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Great Envoronment and great poeple plus a ping pong table!
North Social Support Specialist (Current Employee), Morrisville, NCFebruary 19, 2014
Vocus is a great place to work. The people are very friendly and willing to work hard and help clients and customers to the best of their ability. The atmosphere has always been really nice and this is definitely a great place to build a career.
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Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDFebruary 11, 2014
Typical Day at Work/What I have Learned:
Scheduled qualified product demonstrations meetings for Sales Representatives.
Prospected new business opportunities and prioritized accounts within a defined territory.
Utilized Salesforce.com to prepare target lists for cold calling, maintaining prospected data and prioritized daily activity.
Established and maintained positive customer relations.
Utilized various communication devices (i.e., e-mail, phone calls, webinars, and traditional meetings.)

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Management and co-workers were easy going and very approachable.
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A fun place to work
Lead Generation/Business Development (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDFebruary 4, 2014
I enjoyed working for the company. They have a great training program and office. The work life balance is good. They offer fitness classes to help you stay in shape.
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Needs Improvement
Mid-Market Sales Executive (Former Employee), Herndon, VAFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: young, motivated work force
Cons: limited training and support at managerial level
They are making necessary changes that should've been implemented a long time ago by the executive level. As an organization, out of touch with the very industry it seeks to do business within. Credibility is lacking as they are only recently beginning to incorporate some of the same practices they sell to clients.
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Great Place to work..but watch out
sales executive (Former Employee), herndon,vaJanuary 28, 2014
I worked here for about 10 months. Great place to work, however, you have to make sure that you hit your designated numbers. Although a fun and casual workplace, it is constantly changing with new policies and techniques, so adapting to change is something that would be a large part of the job. One of the hardest parts of the job I'd also mention is the cold-calling and closing aspects of the transactions. Its great to have good conversations with business owners, however if you can't close the deal, then it's pretty much all for nothing.
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its a strange place
Account Manager (Current Employee), Beltsville, MDJanuary 13, 2014
not much value is placed on the human element of our business. more and more people are currently being let go and it appears that the people firing them are unsure of the direction of the company themselves.
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Great Environment with energetic coworkers
Sales Executive (Current Employee), Morrisville, NCOctober 29, 2013
Work hard play hard environment. 40 hour work weeks with gym on site and ping pong table. Management is hands on and wants to see you succeed
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work ahrd play hard
Market Sales Associate (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDOctober 16, 2013
Pros: free drinks, basketball court, weight room, candy, ping pong
Cons: job security, pay, cold calling all day
great entry level company to start for. cold call accounts all day to set up web demostrations for mid market sales execs.