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How competitive is your sales org?

I'm an SDR at a medium sized company with 800 people. There's about 20 people on our SDR team and I would say it's slightly competitive here. It will get more competitive after promoted into an AE role. I am competitive and I do best in competitive environments.

How competitive is your sales org?
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I can't speak for biz dev, but I can tell you the AEs here truly help each other out. Yes we are competitive, but mostly with ourselves.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's awesome!
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Other similar companies in other major cities has a sales count of 10+ we are 4 here, and compete with the others. 2nd largest in volume due to covid now. Champs!
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
Champs!
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Not cutthroat at all. No one is trying go poach other peoples accounts/ops. But everyone wants to be on top and they run spiffs for the first couple people that hit 125% to plan on the year.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's a great spiff. Can you hint at who the company is? :-)
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
A security company with around 1000 employees. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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StringerBell
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I help my colleagues and am happy for them to do well. I just want to do better thatโ€™s all.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
I love that approach. I feel the same way because when they do better and are higher on the dashboard it makes me do better.ย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Hypercompetitive in a healthy way. We all want to be top of the leaderboard, but celebrate each other's successes and give credit when it's due.
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's great. I'd prefer to be in a hypercompetitive environment. Can you hint at the sales org? :-)
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
We actually get comped as a collective (small team, team's known each other for years and actually requested it) so it's the most collaborative environment possible.

In the past, it's been a mixed bag. I think quite a few of the best AEs help other AEs. People who don't help others also don't get helped and don't get the idea diffusion.
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's pretty awesome. I definitely feel inclined to help reps and new reps, because more tenured reps took the time to help me. That's pretty special to be with a group that's known each other for years! I haven't known my team for that long of a time, but I feel close with them because we all go to battle with each other everyday.ย 
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Our group is small, especially for the quota we carry collectively. Because of that the team has self selected into specialities and leads to strong collaboration. Itโ€™s the best sales org Iโ€™ve been a part of. ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's pretty awesome to hear. Can you hint at the org's name? :-)
Allisce
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
one of the things I love about my company is that we are genuinely hoary for each other when we close big deals. we've expanded a lot since I started so I don[t know as many people and feel that camaraderie like I do with some, but it is definitely not cut throat. I want everyone to succeed just me to a little more than others.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Ours is Definitely competitive and ambitious
That being said, people help each other. Coach and support and train new joiners with not much of an ego or insecurity
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I find being competitive can be a fine line to toe so you don't burn out
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TheDeplorable , ย  Nairobi , ย  sales7 ย  and 20 people voted