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FAANG Business Development/ Account Strategist: Opinions

What do you think?


Do you think FAANG companies are a good place to kick off your career in sales? Or is it better to join a smaller company/ other industry?


Not gonna add much to this post, just curious to hear some good insights.

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ARRisLife
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Account Executive
This is all about personal preference... so no offense to anyone who's there, but fuuuuuuck that. Zero interest in working for such a massive conglomerate. If you're chasing big logos to 'build cred' there's other places to go, I would also argue you'll learn way more at a smaller company where you'll have more responsibility and upward mobility. The alternative is being a cog in the machine at one of those places.ย 

I'm sure other people have had good experiences, I just personally don't see the draw.ย 

My 2cents, Good luck!ย 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Didn't corp have a video on this... "Eq-ui-ty"
deep.f.value
Contributor
+2
Business Development Graduate
The one that followed with: "Pay is $38K"
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MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
Underrated part of your comment is that you will learn much more at a company where you are more "valuable". At the FAANGs, if you suck, there are 100 others waiting to take your place. Hiring is not difficult for them. Well run, smaller companies invest more time in their new employees, give them more responsibility, and allow them to get more creative.ย 
KnightKingORL
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
As long as you get it started there's no matter in the how. Get the ball rolling and soon you'll know what you like and don't like.
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DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
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Account Executive
Yeah not for me, but you do you! Good companies with stellar pay/benefits I'm assuming. Looks pretty good on a resume too.
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Don't want to burst the bubble, but FAANG companies likely won't hire any green sales people. If you can get in, amazing.
MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
Not true at all. They all have Business Development roles open for new grads.ย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Hours at Amazon are insane. Google is largely known for not actually caring about its salespeople.

There are are better places to start your career. There are a number of orgs that promote their salespeople from the BDR/SDR role and take pride in having those people eventually assume leadership positions. I'd look for that.
Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
I think this is a mixture of one's interests and the personal situation they're in. I personally know some people who just do sales in startups and jump ship as soon as the startup starts scaling up simply because their niche is a particular stage and they helped the startup with that phase
deep.f.value
Contributor
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Business Development Graduate
That's actually a good call. Some of my college friends got to managerial positions early because they started very early on a startup.
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