Vocus Employee Reviews in United States

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Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Beltsville, MDOctober 9, 2015
This is a great place to gain experience in sales. A typical day includes a sales meeting followed by sales calls and product demonstrations
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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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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
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
Pros
great product
Cons
lousy pay
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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.)

Management/Co-Workers:
Management and co-workers were easy going and very approachable.
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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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Call center Fire without notice
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAFebruary 26, 2013
A typical day is calling about 100 companies that have no idea what you are talking about and do not buy. Managers get pressure from the top and always say "prices are changing" and that you should make them buy it. When they cannot afford it.

If someone gives this company a good rating on here its because they are a recruiter and they need you to sign your life away at vocus.

Dont fall for it. Get out while you can. TRUST ME ITS NOT WORTH IT. I would rather be at Best Buy working the cash register. At least he/she would have more job security than me.
Pros
free soda
Cons
everything
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Fun Work Place but...
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJanuary 23, 2013
Vocus is a great place work if you are right out of college and just need something to do until you land where you want to be.

If in the sales department be warned that marketing constantly interfers with your leads and will cost you deals.

This place changes monthly so if you are looking for consistency this is not the place for you.

Don't worry about making friends because turnover is very high.
Pros
free food sometimes.
Cons
limited opportunity for advancement unless you want to work in beltsville, md location.
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Needs Improvement
Mid-Market Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAFebruary 4, 2014
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.
Pros
young, motivated work force
Cons
limited training and support at managerial level
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DO NOT APPLY, unless you're just desperate for a job
Product Expert (Former Employee) –  Morrisville, NCJune 13, 2014
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.
Pros
..........????
Cons
micro managed, tight schedule, little pay, nonchalant attitude from managers, shall i continue???
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constant change
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VASeptember 16, 2014
It started out as a very fun place, but the company eventually started targeting the wrong audience for their products. They have since been bought and I hope the organization will refocus itself to the proper market for their products as they did have a good solution for the right clients.
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Fun workplace but no senior management communications
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAJuly 31, 2012
Call center set up. Must like to cold call all day. Has a good set of products but the management would rather you make 100 calls to companies not interested whatsoever than making smart educated calls to companies who would have a need for their services.
Pros
young environment
Cons
no career path
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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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Fun work environment
Large Market Lead Generation Executive (Current Employee) –  Beltsville, MDFebruary 23, 2013
Great place to work if you like a competitive fast pace environment. If you are looking to become a sales person there is room for advancement. If you don't like high pressure, I do not recommend this job.
Pros
free coffee, candy, and gym
Cons
you sit in front of a computer all day
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Vocus is...
Manager of Deliverability (Current Employee) –  Morrisville, NCFebruary 28, 2014
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.
Pros
free starbucks coffee, free soda, monthly manager lunches
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Great at first, then not so much
Senior Marketing Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Beltsville, MDJuly 18, 2014
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.
Pros
gym, bball court, food trucks
Cons
high pressure environment, very very high turnover
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Productive fun place to work
Business Development Associate (Former Employee) –  Beltsville, MDOctober 30, 2014
Great company and culture. Easy product to sell and had great managers. However through an acquisition my department was eliminated.
Pros
culture
Cons
security
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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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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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work ahrd play hard
Market Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Beltsville, MDOctober 16, 2013
great entry level company to start for. cold call accounts all day to set up web demostrations for mid market sales execs.
Pros
free drinks, basketball court, weight room, candy, ping pong
Cons
job security, pay, cold calling all day
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