Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Rachel

This week’s Featured Employee is celebrating her 5 year anniversary with Vocus this month! Rachel started out as a Media Researcher while attending the University of Maryland. After being a Media Researcher for 3 years, Rachel was hired to be an intern in the Human Resources department. From there she worked her way up to become a Human Resources Administrator and then a Human Resources Generalist.

Rachel is a Maryland native. She grew up in Southern Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves exploring DC on the weekends!

If you want to learn more about Vocus, connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.

970948_10201198235343907_73019897_nQ: What is your favorite spot in Vocus Town?

A: The Think Room (Bean Bag Room).

Q: If you could pick anyone in the world to have lunch with, who would it be and why?

A: I would probably pick Kelly Cutrone. She is a go-getter in the fashion industry!image

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Seafood, especially scallops.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment at Vocus?

A: Having the opportunity to professionally grow within the company.

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: I was born and raised in Maryland. I can’t imagine living anywhere else!1618655_10203353873873523_1908306889_n

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: My photo albums. I love being able to reminisce on some of my favorite memories!

Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

10286518_503743806398287_604904960_oA: Vivacious!

Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: Come to work eager to exceed your personal and professional goals. 

Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Lynn

Happy Friday! This week’s Featured Employee is a Recruiter here at Vocus. Lynn is originally from Long Island, New York and played lacrosse at Monmouth University.  She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. When asked what her favorite part about being a Recruiter is, Lynn replied, “I really enjoy identifying top talent and matching them to the perfect job.” When Lynn is not at work she is most likely outside. She says, “Whether I am just hanging out with friends, enjoying the sun, or cooking some food on the BBQ – I love the fresh air!”

If you want to learn more about Vocus, connect with Lynn on LinkedIn.

photoQ: If you aren’t at your desk, where are you most likely? 

A: In the café, making myself a cup of coffee!

Q: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: Right now, I am obsessed with Shake it Off by Taylor Swift….that song is so catchy!

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Really anything, but I LOVE fresh mozzarella and tomato!

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?nicklynn

A:  Montauk, NY.  Although it gets chilly there in the winters, the summers are beautiful and I have so many childhood memories at the point.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A:  My watch.  It’s the perfect piece of jewelry and goes with everything I wear…it’s timeless ;)

Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A:  FUN!

girlsQ: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A:  Be a sponge.  Learn everything and anything you can.  Ask questions and work hard! 

Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Daniel

This week’s Featured Employee, Daniel, is on the Business Development team. He joined Vocus in April 2013. Daniel’s favorite part about working at Vocus is “the team dynamic that exists here, not just in your own department, but across other parts of the business as well.” If he is not at his desk, he is most likely in the Coffee Shop getting ready for a mid-afternoon caffeine rush! Outside of work, Daniel enjoys hanging out with his friends and exploring DC.

If you want to learn more about Vocus, connect with Daniel on LinkedIn.

Feature 1Q: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: Probably Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band.

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Chicken bacon ranch pizza…it’s amazing!

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: Probably Malta. I studied abroad there and it’s such a beautiful, fun place with great beaches and a great mix of cultures.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?Feature 3

A: I’d have to say my gold chain. My dad got it for me when I was a kid and I honestly don’t think I’ve taken it off since.

Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: Dedicated.

Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: You definitely have to work hard, but don’t forget to take a step back, get to know your coworkers and take advantage of all the fun things to do in Vocus Town.

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Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Angel

This week’s Featured Employee has been with Vocus since January 2012. Angel is  part of Vocus’ Mid-Market PR Sales Division. He is an all star when it comes to closing deals and is hoping to make the President’s Club for the 3rd year in a row! When asked what he loves about working at Vocus, Angel says, “There are so many things I like about working here, but what really keeps me motivated day in and day out is the culture and people I work with.” He goes on to say, “I’ve met some amazing people who have become some of my best friends, but I also love that even though we are good friends, we are competing with each other and pushing each other to continue crushing our goals!”

If you want to learn more about Vocus, connect with Angel on LinkedIn.

Me & Becs in PRQ: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: Any song by Circa Survive…my all-time favorite band.  If I’m working out…which happens like once a month… it’ll be a anything heavy rock with lots of screaming.

 Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Chick-Fil-A Spicy Sandwich or nuggets…I love it so much that I once at 78 nuggets in one sitting…yes…78…with sauce.  Honorable mention would be Fish Tacos.Just Me

 Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: That’s a tough one…I’ve never been to Australia, but any place that has Koala’s & Kangaroo’s has to be awesome.  As long as I’m near a beach, I’d be happy anywhere.

 Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: I don’t know if saying my wife Rebecca is a good or bad answer here…because I don’t think she’d appreciate being called a “possession”, but my wife is my best friend and I treasure her more than anything else in the world.

 Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: Likable.  For as long as I can remember people have always told me that I have a way about me that makes people feel at ease and comfortable around me very quickly. I’ve always been friends with all types of groups and personalities that are all very different and diverse.  Even my prospects say the same thing over the phone, and feel bad telling me no because they “like me” so much.

 Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?Becs & I - Fins Game

A: Talk to me of course….just kidding.  My first piece of advice would be to always stay positive.  Sales is very tough and there will be rough days, but the beautiful thing about it is the very next call you make or email you send can completely turn it around.  The other piece of advice would be to be open to criticism or ideas/advice from your peers. Even  though you can feel like an expert and get very strong at your craft, it’s extremely important to continue evolving; take advice/criticism from peers who are successful, and always stay hungry to improve.  

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Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Gilford

Happy Friday everyone! This week’s Featured Employee joined Vocus in October 2012. Gilford is a Junior Systems Administrator in Vocus’ IT Department. He is originally from Ghana; his Mom brought him to the United States in 2004.  Gilford loves the “culture and atmosphere of Vocus”. Outside of work, he enjoys drawing and playing soccer and basketball. He believes he can’t be beat at ping pong so reach out and challenge him to a game! You can usually find him walking around Vocus Town, helping his fellow employees with any IT troubles they might have. If you want to learn more about Vocus be sure to connect with Gilford on LinkedIn!

Q: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?photo 3 (1)

A: Girlie O by Pato Ranking.

 Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Lamb Jollof Rice with Salad and Avocado.photo 5 (1)

 Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: Dubai or Brazil, because why not?

 Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: A picture of my Mom!

 Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: People might not guess it, but I’m very observant.

 photo 2 (1)Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: Learn to be good at what you do and to be resourceful.

 

 

Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Eric

TGIF! This week’s Featured Employee is Eric, a Marketing Consultant in Client Services! Eric joined Vocus in January 2013. When asked what he loves most about working at Vocus, Eric says, “the facilities are a major plus, but I just enjoy helping companies reach their goals. Marketing is constantly changing and I love learning and teaching new Marketing tips and trends to clients.”  If he is not at his desk, he is most likely playing HORSE/Vocus at the basketball court. Eric claims he is the “resident ‘Granny Shot’ specialist” on the court!

If you want to learn more about Vocus, connect with Eric on LinkedIn.

1374838_10153368303325245_1100445525_nQ: What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

A: I would say it is more of an addiction, but my wife and I picked up golf earlier this year.

Q: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: Craig Morgan – This Ole Boy.

 Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: I’ll take a cheeseburger. I’m easy to please.

 Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?10458016_10152207954043358_8273863420260637351_n

A: Somewhere with a view and a lot of land, I’d rather have grass and trees than cement and parking garages.

 Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: Probably my wedding ring just for what it symbolizes.

 Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: Peculiar. 

10475605_10152267005813358_4622951184702708588_nQ: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: Don’t limit your learning to your own department, try to learn as much as your can about Sales, account management, client services, and product. It helps a lot to know what other people do all day at the company

Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Adrienne

Happy Friday! This week’s Featured Employee is the “voice of Vocus on social media.” Adrienne joined the Vocus family in September 2013. Her favorite part of being Vocus’ Social PR Manager is “getting to travel and meet leaders in the public relations and marketing industry at events.” If she is not at her desk, you can most likely find her in the bean bag room. Outside of work, Adrienne spends her free time playing in her kickball and flag football leagues! If you want to learn more about Vocus be sure to connect with Adrienne on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Adrienne SunglassesQ: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: I don’t have one particular song. I have a 90′s playlist that’s always going. If I’m taking a break from 90′s, I’m probably listening to Beyoncé.

 Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Chicken enchiladas with verde sauce.

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: I would live in Spain because I could easily travel to other countries and take a nap during the day.

 Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: A bracelet my mother gave me. I rarely leave home without it.pic

 Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: Determined.

 Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: Be sure to socialize with people outside of your department. They can often teach you invaluable lessons and help you when you run into roadblocks. 

Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Robert

This week’s featured employee is celebrating his one year anniversary this month!  Robert is one of Vocus’ Marketing Sales Consultants. His favorite part about Vocus is the “freedom each employee is given to run their own business.”  He loves how he has the chance to figure out what works and what doesn’t work to achieve his goals and is able to plan his own day and implement it in his own way.  Robert enjoys the fact that “success at Vocus is very self-driven,” the company allows employees to learn and grow every day.  If you’re interested in learning more about Vocus, connect with Robert on LinkedIn. 

1798965_10200656087003902_657661754_oQ: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: Beachin’ By Jake Owen.

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Maryland Blue crabs.

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: Anywhere in southern Florida. My favorite activities are golfing and boating; you can pretty much do that every day of the year there.

1459655_10101971226847665_1573326508_nQ: What is your most treasured possession?

A:  My Family. You can replace almost anything in life, besides the ones who made you who you are today.

Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: Consistent.

Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: Be consistent and never give up – The day you stop learning is the day you start falling behind – You can always do better, be better, and make more.

 

Vocus Featured Employee | Meet Melissa

This week’s Featured Employee comes from our Professional Services Consultant team.  Melissa joined Vocus in October 2013.  Her favorite part about Vocus is “how social everyone is.  It’s easy to talk to employees about work and other hobbies.”  Another perk she enjoys is the casual work environment that really helps to keep people like her upbeat and energized.  Melissa’s favorite place in HQ is Sundogs because it is a great place to relax and read during lunch and to take a quick break.

If you want to learn more about Vocus be sure to connect with Melissa on LinkedIn.

Melissa KatskiQ: What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?

A: Up on Cripple Creek by The Band, always puts me in a good mood

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Any and all seafood – Crabs, lobster, scallops, oysters, fish… Cadbury cream eggs are a close second.

10419639_10102313090215719_2934743905371817987_nQ: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: Somewhere with great weather and open space so I could be doing things outside all of the time, like New Zealand or Costa Rica 

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: My running shoes – without them I would go insane!

Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?

A: Loyal

Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?

A: Build relationships with your coworkers. Nothing gets you through a tough day at work better than being able to laugh with your coworkers! And you can learn something new from every person here.

 

Be sure to check back next week to read about the next Featured Employee!