The War Room
Question
Post

Received an Offer from Datadog for an Enterprise AE - Any advice?

Hello Savages,

First off I'm hoping this doesn't break the 'No recruiting' rule.


Just looking for advice about Datadog from any current or former AE's who have experience there. I received an offer from them recently and am considering all possibilities. Any advice is appreciated - thank you!

πŸ‘₯ Hiring
4
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
Haven’t worked there but I played golf with an AE there by happenstance. He liked it and said that demand gen there is off the charts. They’re definitely a big player in the space, the space is super competitive as well FWIW.
sales101
WR Officer
+6
Senior Account Executive
Hope I'm not too late here, but definitely be prepared to do most of your own outbound lead generation and work. Also, if you're not coming from a technical background get a head start by looking through the AWS courses or anything on Cloud Academy!
Let me know if you have any more specific questions :)
kbites
Valued Contributor
+2
Account Executive
Totally agree! Quite a technical sales process.Β 
In terms of deals, expect 80% outbound and 20% partners, that's if you are lucky.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Never heard of em. Have you checked RepVue?
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Since I live in the same city as them, I've known lots of reps that have been there that have truly enjoyed their experience. I even interviewed to lead their CS function a while ago and was bummed to miss the cut.
2
Transitioning from BDR to AE - advice?
Question
7
11
Received an Offer from Okta for an Enterprise AE - Any advice?
Question
25
8
Negotiating base for junior AE role? Advice please!
Advice
10