President's club trips

Anyone working at a co doing special trips for their top salespeople? have you ever been to one in your career?

Not that I have one coming up for me but I'm curious how common is this in SaaS
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Sunbunny31
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It's common. AKA President's Club, or Executive Club.

Some companies are straightforward as to how you qualify (eg, 100% of quota and you're in) and others have other criteria as well, so it ends up a mystery if you'll get selected or not.

If you're in one of the latter companies and you crushed your quota but still didn't get the invite: go on a nice vacation with your family and realize you can choose your destination and who you spend your time off with.

If you do earn the Club trip, have a great time, don't drink so much you blurt stupid stuff out in front of your CEO, and make sure you're on target to do it again.
lemonard
Catalyst
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AE
Cool - currently working for a SaaS with a really small sales team so not sure we'll have something like that soon - nice to hear this is quite common!

I assume you're referring to US companies? Anyone from EMEA with a similar experience?
Sunbunny31
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I was referring to US based companies, yes. I'm not sure about EMEA. Will be interesting to know.

For reference, big club trips are often with bigger companies. The start up at which I worked had an annual ski trip to an exec's (very nice) cabin at a mountain resort, so maybe scale your expectations.

You could also ask a colleague or your manager if such a thing exists.
jefe
Arsonist
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I've been on them before. I know that COVID put a stop to them though - not sure if they've started up again.

I've always had a blast.

Also, I can't see any comments in any post - refresh doesn't help. @lisa!?
Sunbunny31
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Sr Sales Executive ๐Ÿฐ
We went this year after two years of nope.
CuriousFox
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How long have you been in sales?
lemonard
Catalyst
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AE
8 years, been through telco, microsoft resellers, CAD resellers and now last 2 years im in SaaS. Small co, 60 people, 4 people in sales + VP. I'm the only AE working EMEA for now but that will change.

I've been to SaaStr (both europe & US) and was wondering are there some sales retreats, parties and such and saw someone suggest 30 minutes to PC pod here and googled Presidents club so now I'm curious ๐Ÿ˜„
CuriousFox
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Gotcha. We haven't had one the past few years bc of the pandemic, but they are normally at an all inclusive beach resort.
Filth
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Live Filthy or Die Clean
Love the inclusive beach resort trips especially when they were Thur-Sun so I got 2 free PTO days on top of the vacay as a whole.
Pachacuti
Politicker
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
trips for PC are a dying breed.
Kosta_Konfucius
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Sales Rep
A lot of them stopped due to covid, I would say majority are bringing them back. Usually going to Mexico, Miami, or Bahamas
HappyGilmore
Politicker
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Account Executive - SMB
Our company restarted this but they've been MIA in scheduling it. It's fairly common in SaaS, was lucky enough to go with my fiancรฉ as a plus one this past year.
UserNotFound
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Account Executive
Qualified my first full year in the biz- trip happened the following summer, left a couple months after and have been at companies that donโ€™t offer it until now. Current company requires a 3yr consecutive run of being in the top 10% of the company to qualify. Seems kinda impossible but we do have several that consistently go soโ€ฆ maybe itโ€™s not as bad as it sounds?
antiASKHOLE
Tycoon
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Bravado's Resident Asshole
Haven't had a chance to go on one due to the pandemic and whatnot.
Gasty
Notable Contributor
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War Room Community Manager
Our President's Club happens on GMeet @lemonard
GDO
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BDM
Used to. Never went ๐Ÿ˜ž
Coffeesforclosers
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Director Sales and Market Development
Have gone to a few in my career, awesome time and lots of $$$ spent, they are great locations and not something i would do myself as i tend more to the frugal side. You do have to hang with a bunch of company peeps but its actually cool depending on who wins and goes.

They are very common in SaaS co's
TennisandSales
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Head Of Sales
never been. the years i qualified, covid killed any hope of a trip.
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