Career path or salary?

If you had to choose a company that offered you a career path/ladder and one that just offered you a good salary. Which would you choose?



Career path or salary?

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💰 Compensation
🚀 Career Goals
🏙 Corporate Experiences
39
CuriousFox
WR Officer
14
🦊
Money. They can weasel out too easily with empty promises.
JC10X
Politicker
5
Senior Sales Manager
Interesting - how can you secure that "money" at a different place/time?
cifu
Opinionated
3
SDR
so true
Mr.Pickles
Arsonist
7
Sr. Customer Success Manager
if they offer a solid in paper career path - down for it. 
cifu
Opinionated
2
SDR
not gonna happen
Mr.Pickles
Arsonist
1
Sr. Customer Success Manager
that's why haha - go for the money. Empty promises all the time
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
6
War Room Enthusiast
Career path for sure, money can come and go, but a career path is how you develop as a person. I'll take personal growth over cash any time, the first will earn the second, but the second can't but the first.
AlphaCharlie
Arsonist
3
Account executive
My thoughts exactly! 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
3
War Room Enthusiast
Looks like we are connected!
GlassSlinger
Opinionated
2
Carrier & Wholesale Development
Agreed but only if it's a legit company.  I worked for a mid size printer manufacturer.  The only thing you could trust is a paycheck.  Their words were all lies!!! Promises of mentoring, internal promotion and career growth were all BS.  When ever i see their "CFO", really accounting manager, I publicly shame her.  
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
0
War Room Enthusiast
Oh yeah, you have to make sure the career path really is there and you have the skills to grow professionally or achieve them there
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
5
Agency Recruiter
I would say it depends on your approach to your career, or how long you want to stay at each company.
CharmingSalesGal
Politicker
1
Account Executive
Also depends on where you're at in life- mentally, physically and financially!
MrPotter
Valued Contributor
4
Trainer
I think it depends on your current strategy. Me, I like my side hustles and flexibility, so a high paying job would be my personal way to go.
JC10X
Politicker
3
Senior Sales Manager
Makes sense!
FarmingU
Politicker
4
Account Manager
I´ve decided I dont want to be a manager, I want to be an IC for at least the next 5-10 years. So I prefer Salary to Career Path, but i dont think they have to go seperately
JC10X
Politicker
2
Senior Sales Manager
True that. They should not go separately.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
3
BDR LEAD
Career path, experience is far better than money.

Money will come and go.
JC10X
Politicker
5
Senior Sales Manager
Interesting!
Rallier
Politicker
5
SDR Manager and Consultant
I disagree with this. Experience doesn't pay my rent. I'm in sales for the money
Ryscott0317
Politicker
3
Cloud Specialist
Career path usually brings the salary and better works conditions
sugardaddy
Politicker
2
🍬
Career path!! It can also generate more money. 

Money otherwise can not generate a career path 😅
JC10X
Politicker
4
Senior Sales Manager
wise words!
sugardaddy
Politicker
2
🍬
But let’s be fair. We all want more money! 😂😂😂
braintank
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
Money can also generate career path. I was successful SDR (blew out quota) and got promoted to AE. I was a successful SMB AE and got promoted to Mid Market, then enterprise. 
Blackwargreymon
Politicker
2
MDR
if they offer a solid in paper career path - down for it. 
Feds_Watchin
Politicker
1
AE
Most company’s vision of a career path is utter bullshit. Just be vigilant, do your research, and trust your gut.
EltonJawn
Opinionated
1
Specialist, Key Partnerships
Just had to make this decision actually, chose the career path option. Put in my two weeks at my old job because a new opportunity came up that offered me experience in the direction I want to take my career, my now old company threw a title change and the opportunity to make probably double what I’ll be making for a while at my new company, but I decided the money I’ll be making now still covers the bills for me and the experience I couldn’t pass up and think it’ll lead me to more and better opportunities in the long run.
GDO
Politicker
1
BDM
Because I’m young, I still focus on career path
Trinity
WR Officer
1
BusDev
Definitely salary. Career path within a company is not guaranteed.
Patbate
Politicker
1
Product Advisor
The older I get the more I realize money isn’t everything, happiness is. If you’re happy, it doesn’t matter how much money you make. But money also makes me happy and I enjoy chasing it however, it can be temporary happiness.
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
100%
AnchorPoint
Politicker
1
Business Coach
Commissions
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
wow thats a new take!
Justatitle
Big Shot
1
Account Executive
Usually the career path and salary line up pretty well. I’m always wary of a high base salary indicative of it being tougher to hit the number or how long it takes to do so. 
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
thats true the higher the base the lower the coms..
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
1
Business Development Director
Basically this boils down to short term vs long term gratification... career path should always lead to a higher salary. That being said, no reason why that higher initial salary couldn't come with a promotion or two if you do a good job!
harebrained
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
Take the money and run.
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
hahah running!

slaydie
Big Shot
1
Account Executive
Depends on what you want as a career path and if you think this is the best way of achieving it.
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
true that!
KendallRoy
Politicker
1
AM
I turned down career path for salary once. If I had made a different choice, I likely would've been a SaaS AE 2-3 years earlier.
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
Interesting, so you'd pick career in a future opportunity?
recruitem
Opinionated
1
Partner
Career path comes with money. Whether you're at a good company or you jump ship for a promo and raise
JC10X
Politicker
1
Senior Sales Manager
true, but not all the time. Sometimes they pay you well enough to keep you in one spot.
recruitem
Opinionated
1
Partner
True but that's when I would leave and go somewhere else for a promo + raise
SaaSguy
Tycoon
1
Account Executive
I think it depends on the situation. In some cases id take the money in others I might be in it for the career building aspects.
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
what kind of situations?
Ozz
Politicker
1
Account Executive
Focus on the money. Startups are great if you can really execute and then create your own path. 
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
thats true!
MaximumRaizer
Politicker
1
Sales Manager
Career Path
Clashingsoulsspell
Politicker
1
ISR
Career path for sure, money can come and go, but a career path is how you develop as a person. I'll take personal growth over cash any time, the first will earn the second, but the second can't but the first.
MR.StretchISR
Politicker
1
ISR
Career path for sure, money can come and go, but a career path is how you develop as a person.
StringerB
Politicker
0
Senior Account Executive
I’ve been lied to too many times to take the career path seriously. Pay me
JC10X
Politicker
0
Senior Sales Manager
Acceptable for sure!
sales7
Politicker
0
Commercial Product Enablement
Both, get it all in writing
Mr.Floaty
Politicker
0
BDR
A few weeks ago I got a lead for "Happy Mann"
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