Disclaimer that I copied this from a reddit post I made, because I didn't want to type it twice - but would appreciate any advice you have to give..
I've spent the last 3 years in Enterprise hardware sales. Datacenter infrastructure - Compute, Storage, Network, Licensing. This was my first sales gig and I've learned SO much. From the theory behind selling to how to drive a sale and create urgency.
Recently I've been noticing that I'm not a big fan of the way we're managed. They claim autonomy but micromanage based on some horrible KPIs. That said I do have A LOT of autonomy.., Add to that, that I feel like Hardware is (maybe not) dying, or at least coming to a crawl, I think it might be time to move? My base is pretty low for the Seattle Metro area (40-45) but my commission is uncapped. so there is POTENTIAL to earn a LOT. I've seen them cut a $130k commission check for a month. but i get maybe one meaningful interaction for every ~200 calls.
I don't necessarily want to step backward into an SDR role because I own the whole cycle as it stand, but I feel at the very least I would be better spent putting my time in something with a livable base that I can save on and start to build a career... I'm having a hard time even picking up the phone as of late because I know the answer is no. Any advice appreciate