Hi guys, I am looking for some wisdom from the masses. ATM, I have received an offer from Gartner to join their MSE team as an Account Exec and am in a dilemma as to whether I should make the leap or not. The following summarize my considerations:
1) Current Company (currently here for 2 years): Sales Exec for a FinTech, covering Southeast Asia.
Pros: Good support from Sales Director (am in the good books), opportunity to manage the entire territory on my own, good pipeline, lots of opportunity to connect with key industry prospects.
Cons: Product is pretty much in a shit-state - we're getting battered by competitors, overpriced. Our core product can't be sold temporarily because of a security breach. Lacklustre communication from upper management, entire company lacks a proper structure in terms of knowing how to utilize BD/Marketing. They seem to acknowledge our ridiculous pricing structure but haven't received any insight into how they are going to address this. Universally, my colleagues all agree the product management team are pretty useless. I'm also somewhat overworked, having to pull long hours some days up till pretty late in the night. The reason why is I am now managing the entire region after one dude got fired for being complete trash (100% justified) and another resigned.
Pros: This is from an outsider's perspective - lots of opportunities internally to progress/grow/learn. Gartner has been consistently growing the last few quarters, the MSE space which I'm offered is high-growth as well. Better work/life balance (from some people I've spoke).
Cons: Really, the only con right now, is that a) The base salary is about 400 bucks/month lower than what I'm currently making. b) I don't know if my future manager will ever be as good as my current. My manager right now heavily supports me and speaks well of my performance. Hence, I would feel abit guilty leaving him when he told me I'm primed to succeed.
Personally, I am a little burnt out/jaded? by my company as I have very little faith in the product.
Should I make the leap to Gartner? I really need your wisdom. Thank you all!