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SDR TO AE TO SDR again?

I have been with my company for about 14 months as a BDR and have been promoted to a regional sales rep which I believe is the same as an AE????


Anyway, going to that role seemed more of a lateral move in terms of pay, when I was a BDR I was in marketing and now I am in sales as a regional sales rep. Actually, my base pay went down a few grand.


Doesnt seems I am set up for success and I want to jump ship, problem is I feel like I would have to start over as a SDR.


Would you stick it out and gain more experience or jump ship to a SDR role at a new company and use that time to becoming an AE?

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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I'd try to stick it out for maybe a few months, and then look for AE roles. No need to go back to being an SDR
Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
Might have to do that. Thanks!!
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
you should never take a pay cut moving from BDR to AE. that's not right at all. hate when companies just don't get how to properly operate. get your experience there and move into another AE role elsewhere. you shouldn't start over. We have BDRs that get AE offers from other companies all the time, so you should be able to get an AE offer somewhere. best of luck to you and keep us posted. hope it works out.
Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
Yea not sure if BDR being in marketing has anything to do with it. They claim its a lateral move, but in the sales world, its a promotion.ย 

Thanks and I will keep you all updated!
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
There's companies that look for Junior AE's all the time as well as SMB AE's. honestly have the confidence to get the AE role and apply to those to take the role and don't accept someone telling you you're not qualified for it...
Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
I dont see many Junior AE role and if they were they arent remote.ย 

Ill have to keep looking around. Thanks!!
braintank
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+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Just hang on and go find another AE gig. Absolutely do not start over.ย 
Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
I was thinking some companies like to hire within unless I am wrong about that. Your role is my goal ha!
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