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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    40%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.57
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Vocus, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.57 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 16.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Prior to going public it was a place focused on the employee. It was a place like no other i had worked. After going public and especially after merger with Cision it became more and more like a scene from the movie Brazil

Support from management

See above

Teamwork

We were always a good team no matter how dysfunctional the culture got

Freedom to work independently

We had a lot of discretion in how to approach our work

Internal Communication

Grading on a scale over my 13 years there. For most of that time i would give a 4. Quarterly meetings and approachable executives. By the end it was a 1 with managers and execs bold face lying and hiding from employees

Attitude towards older colleagues

I was the one of theoldest in company and it was never a factor

Career Development

None to speak of. No track for advancement

Work-Life Balance

Really good to begin with and never got that bad. Very rare occurence to have to work late or come in on weekends or holidays

Job Security

I was there for 13 years and left on my terms. But for many on my team after i left it was a muxj different experience. Original employees were largely purged in favor of the Cision team mbers

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

Company Culture

In its prime, the company was home as well as work, in a good way. The CEO had the right feelers out there to guide the social avenues correctly.

Support from management

In general, management was proactive and long viewed in approach. Some departments, not so much.

Freedom to work independently

Not a negative, just not generally part of the culture. More team focused.

Career Development

Management was the only real route for progression.

Job Security

None now. The company has merged with rival after rival, and is a ghost of its former self.

Suggestions for improvement

  • You erred terribly in putting Cision on top, and refused to listen when we said so. Build better, not expediently.

What I like about the company

In its heyday, it was inspiring. Very community focused, family friendly.

What I dislike about the company

With all the mergers, its soul is gone, replaced with other corporate visions every six to twelve months.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    PR/communication

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 28.Jun 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Learn how to run a business as a honorable human being.

What I like about the company

the facility was beautiful

What I dislike about the company

The CEO lied about not selling the company and said we had job security

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    40%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.57
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Vocus, Inc.
3.57
5 reviews

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3.70
157,974 reviews

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3.30
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