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Easiest Job offers ever! But what's the catch?! Wild times over here!

I just received 2 official offers, wildly fast. The base money is about the same: 65k They are both at start ups.


Here is where it gets different:

Company A: Series B start up, just raised 21M

Role SDR, and close small deals

Variable 10k Capped, they are vague about this

Experienced leaders who have built and sold a startup for 100Mil+

Solid product, huge potential money to be made


Company B

Pre-Seed funding, no stats public,

Role AE

Variable Uncapped, 10%-20% of deals, acv I was told is in the thousands

Newer leaders,


My take, company A is better, but it is not a step up role wise. Company B gets me AE experience, but less stable company, and less chance it takes off.


Should I be a an SDR at a better company? OR an AE at a newer company, with less structure or guidence, but uncapped comms and full closing experience?


Also I have been getting a steady stream of recruiter emails, just one from a big name HRMS company. AE 80k base. SO...this shit is wild. If you aren't looking now start taking calls if you are at all considering a move.


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The market for talent is super hot right now. Take advantage.

The second opportunity sounds better to me because I don't take roles with capped commission/earnings. Also, it's a promotion in title.
1nbatopshotfan
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Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Agreed. Don’t cap yourself.Β 
GrizzleMcThornBody
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EVP - RevOps
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Oden
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Account Executive
My regional dialect at times sounds like zoolander, I wish I could up vote this a few times.Β 
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FeelItInMyPlums
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Sales Account Executive
Yup its crazytown out there right now.Β  I was on a 75/70ish plan this January.Β  Left for a 110/110 one, and am leaving again for a 125/125 one.Β  I have 15 years of experience and am doing Enterprise sales, but there is more money than that out there.
AlwaysBeClosin
Account Executive
I'm experiencing a similar boost in pay and title. If you're even above average in your sales role, it is a VERY lucrative time to change jobs.
FeelItInMyPlums
Valued Contributor
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Sales Account Executive
Talk about imposter syndrome...I feel like I definitely don't deserve this level of money as an individual contributor.
Diablo
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AE
Do you want to take an AE role or SDR?Β  If AE and don't want to join the #2, and you're not desperate to leave your existing company, you can wait for more opportunities.

For me, I would always take an AE.
Od
Oden
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Account Executive
That is where I am leaning, company B just made their formal offer also, 10% on deals, starting. AVC is all over the place.Β 
250,000 shares of equity out of 10/mil total shares. Vested over 4 years.Β 
braintank
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Enterprise Account Executive
They're giving you 2.5% of the company buy paying you $65k? That sounds a bit off.
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TheOverTaker
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Account Executive
as the kids say....no cap
Mobi85
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Regional Sales Manager
Company B. No cap and get the experience in the AE title and use that to springboard to something better if company B doesn’t happen to work after a while.
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TheIncarceration
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SDR Manager
if you really believe in your abilities as a seller i wouldnt let someone put a cap on you!Β 
MediocreSalesGuy
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AE
Option B if you are insistent on making a change now. Variable 10k capped is terrible and you’re still stuck in an SDR role. I would see if you can grab one more offer to balance this out given the risk you referred to with Option B (although high risk can equal high reward in long run)
goose
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Sales Executive
"No one got rich selling a shitty product." - Bravado

Depends on what you are selling...
Flippinghubs
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Account Executive
got to take advantage of this offer bbΒ 
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