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We are a fast paced environment...

Your take on what is fast paced.


Just had this convo with my friends they all seemed to agree that it synonymous with toxic

Fast Paced means...
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
I think it generally means that you’ll likely be expected to work outside of the duties of your specific role and wear many hats.

Depending on your outlook, that could lend itself to toxicity but it depends.
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
I think this is a pretty accurate description.
Sales4what
Opinionated
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Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
I agree. To me it means it’s high growth and β€œsales” may not always mean β€œsales”. Back at LOQI I was in sales, ops, cs and moreΒ 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
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AM BDR
I thought to float the question here to be the devil's advocate in the conversation with my friends and definetly need insights from HR peeps
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
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AM BDR
Well I want to define what is toxic in order to know whether say doing things beyond your JD is toxic or not?
LoneMaverick
Opinionated
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Strategic Account Leader
I would use that to describe where I currently work, which I consider to be the best company of my career.

For us we are a pre-ipo unicorn and we have a great culture. Β But change is constant from process to product. Β You might be tapped on the shoulder for special projects your responsibilities might change a bit.

I think it can be a cover for toxic in certain circumstances. Β The same way Unlimited PTO can mean β€œhahaha you'll never have a day off.”
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Oh yea very good point unlimited PTO is the worst scam there is
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
It's such an overused word. In today's business environment, this is the norm.Β 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
That's a good point. Come to think of it, I can't recall a company that I've interviewed for that didn't describe themselves as 'fast paced'.
Trinity
WR Officer
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BusDev
I also find it funny when there's a job posting that requires knowledge in MS Office.
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NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
This totally depends...

It can mean all 3 answers...

It’s very situational. Keep digging.Β 

it’s like doing a discovery.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
How do you define fast paced? or toxic environment?Β 
Filth
Good Citizen
Director of Client Development
It probably means high turnover.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
so toxic?Β 
Filth
Good Citizen
Director of Client Development
Maybe, but to me, toxic implies that there is intended negativity when high turnover could just mean that they hire people straight out of college or have an old school mind set that doesn't sit well with everyone but others are able to find success by just grinding.

I think the term toxic gets thrown around too much now a days when it really just may imply fundamental difference in opinion, in this case, what is expected of someone at a sales role.Β 

Or just that they expect too much out of the people from the rip and don't offer enough support or training as people delve into the role.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
It really depends on the culture and "vibe" of the company. Fast-paced can mean sloppy..or it can mean that it's ambiguous of what your daily responsibility is, or it means you're rocketing so fast you can barely keep up...it could mean exciting. What "fast-paced" is, is an overused buzzword to make you feel excited about using a mouse and keyboard all day every day.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I agree I wanted to get input from hiring managers if they ever use this word.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I always ask the hiring manager to elaborate when I see this. Means different things at different organizations, but the answers for this thread seem spot on in most cases.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
More responsibilities could mean big career move in near future..depends on how we perceive and move with it
Hard to directly correlate to toxicity
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