How do I know when it's time to start looking around or hunting for another job?
Here's the deal - I like my company a lot, and I like the product. I'm well versed in the space, I've been here for 3 years, been promoted a couple times already, and I love my manager.
The problem is with quota attainment. Times are tough, and not a ton of deals are being closed. This is across all AEs, not just myself. And in terms of both AEs and SDRs, achieving quota for the month (and quarter) is more of a rare occurrence, and nobody is ever consistent with achieving it.
Obviously this impacts my pay and commission. But, like I said, I like the role, company, team, and management. It's also a great place for my professional development in the long-term I think (learning how to sell in a tougher environment, learning to power through ups and downs, etc.). Of course, I can't help but look at the grass is always greener situation with a place with the majority of the team hitting targets.
I'm newish to the AE role, so I'm thinking of waiting until I've been an AE for one year (maybe a year and a half to reflect being ramped for one year) and then re-assessing the situation.
But, off the top of your head, what are your thoughts for those of you who have been around for awhile and maybe have seen or lived this before?