Best sales jobs that people ACTUALLY enjoy?

I've looked at RepVue and GlassDoor but curious if anyone here actually enjoys the company they work for? I obviously want to make as much money as possible so comp is definitely a top priority, but I'm also now in a place where culture, development, and trust in leadership is just as critical as making top dollar.


Current company is in shambles: second round of layoffs since pandemic started, unsafe environment to share constructive feedback (then, by default, leadership doesn't listen or take sellers' POVs into GTM strategy), comp structure changes mid-year for the worse (easier for clients to buy, worse for sellers to sell), overall shitty culture, questionable product market positioning.. I could go on.


I know that there's good/bad/ugly in every company so I'm not really a believer in "grass is greener on the other side," but I am curious to see if there truly are highly rated companies out there that you all support or back.


LMK!

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CuriousFox
WR Officer
9
Senior Account Executive
When you find one lmk ๐Ÿ˜Ž
sillyseller
Valued Contributor
2
Sr. AE
Been seeing BigPanda pop up quite a bit. Looking into that one as we speak!
anothersalesgiy
Good Citizen
0
Enterprise Account Executive
Looking into that one myself too. Iโ€™m taking into account leadership, quality of product/market fit, and obv comp right now too. Want to brainstorm on this together?
jefe
Arsonist
7
Head of Sales
I quite like my job. Itโ€™s a smaller startup Iโ€™m tasked with growing. Fully remote. Our founder is extremely intelligent, the farthest thing from a micromanager, and empowers me to make decisions.
TennisandSales
Politicker
5
Enterprise Account Executive
this is super hard because i think it can come down to the manager you have.

10 ppl could all work at salesforce, all have different mangers, and have totally different experiences.

I think your doing the right thing by looking at repvue.

once you nail down some companies you think are solid, try to talk to current AND former employees to get the real deal.
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
4
Rolling 20's all day
Definitely. Manager can make or break it.
But I'd also say any place that you're selling something that is actually helpful and you can feel good about selling.
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
yep! ive made the mistake of joining a company that sells a product noone really cares about and it was the WORST!
sooo unfulfilling and 0 opportunity to make money.
sillyseller
Valued Contributor
3
Sr. AE
This really resonates. There are concerns with our manager to the point that some of us question why he's not been reviewed by the leadership team. Granted - he has a ton on his plate and is juggling seemingly many fires that leadership is putting on him, but part of the job is to filter out non-essential problems and protect sellers so they can effectively do their jobs.

Nonetheless, great advice on seeking out current and past employees, once I can actually nail down companies worth considering making the jump to!
Sunbunny31
Politicker
5
Sr Sales Executive
I love where I work - sorry, we aren't currently hiring reps - but it's mostly about the manager and the execs. It's a smaller company, so we're not as removed from execs as we'd be in a larger org.

Tennis has it right about companies like Salesforce - I worked for a large tech company for years, and was fortunate to mostly have good (and a couple great) managers, and only 1 or 2 regrettable ones. However, good managers can only do so much when the company spikes the GTM plan for your division.

It's going to be very hard to find that balance, but you're most likely to find consistency with a smaller company where you're not as likely to have manager roulette every FY as you might at a bigger company (like Salesforce). Once you have found that manager and up to SVP you like, join. There are no guarantees, but you could have a good few years of being in a great place.
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
4
Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
shit you'll never hear a salesperson say - "I LOVE MY JOB"
BourbonKing
Valued Contributor
4
VP of Sales
Great sales jobs are out there. Agree with you that money/pay is only one component...culture, people, leadership, trust are all extremely important. And, as others have stated, your immediate boss and teammates maybe have the greatest impact on your day-to-day happiness. A shitty manager at a great company is almost always a bad situation. But a great manager at a shitty company can be an ok situation.
ThatNewAE
Politicker
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Account Executive - SMB
I love my job - if that's the question. But I also sometimes worry about losing my job, underperforming or not earning enough $$. It's a mixed bag.
IYNFYL
Politicker
3
Enterprise SaaS AE
Go into an Org who understands their Value Prop and is an actual need in the market
Pachacuti
Politicker
2
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
People are happy when they are making money and can at least tolerate the people they work with. Violate either of those and people wonโ€™t like their job.
Diablo
Politicker
2
Sr. AE
I do like my current company, the work I do and the flexibility I get. There are many things I donโ€™t like but nothing is perfect
JDialz
Politicker
2
COO
The Mormons who walk around our neighborhood every once in a while seem quit happy with their sales job!
Lioness
Good Citizen
2
Sr Field Enterprise Account Executive
Repvue isn't always accurate. I found my current position using the site and it indicated that the average deal size is $100K. Imagine my surprise then when I got into the company and saw that anything north of $12K is considered a "key deal" in the enterprise space.

I've come to the conclusion that every company is crappy and horrible in some way and we have to be able to answer this question for ourselves, "if the rest of the company was an absolute dumpster fire, what 1-2 things (only) would I absolutely still need?" For me it's a problem I care about and a solution I would buy if I was on the other side of the table.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
1
Blow it up
I think my job is pretty cool: https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/peaked

Not hitting a mill in earnings like some of those top SaaS dogs, but I gotta leave something to strive for.
LifeLearnerCanada
Personal Narrative
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Founder of Non Profit: Life-Learners Canada
I've seen accident/sickness companies list themselves as a top company to work for only to find a lot of negative reviews. My experience is typically companies that advertise how great it is with bonuses and incentives worry more about company image than the client or customer.
Arzola
Valued Contributor
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Business administration
Normally he does not share the golden goose, but I have a friend who sells payment platforms and he tells me that he is very happy, maybe you can check that way
BlueJays2591
Politicker
0
Business Development Manager
I'm in the midwest and agricultural salespeople always seem to enjoy their jobs here
activity
Valued Contributor
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VP, Business Development
Interested to see what everyone has to say on this. It's something a lot of sales people have difficulty finding.
IYNFYL
Politicker
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Enterprise SaaS AE
I am currently trying to get into partner sales within an org because itโ€™s faster pace. I will say SMB space is also fun because itโ€™s usually more transactional, however when you run out of clients to sell to it gets tough fast