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What are the pros/cons of moving upmarket?

I've been an SMB/MM AE for the past 2.5 years and am exploring moving to more of an Enterprise role. I'm familiar with the longer sales cycle, etc. but would love to hear your experiences/pros/cons on the move.

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MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
Pros:
-Higher OTE/More income potential
-Bigger deals = greater glory landing needle movers for the company
-Advancing your career path
-Greater networking within Fortune 500 accounts

Cons:
-Higher quota
-Bigger deals = more riding on them, individually and for the company
-Greater scrutiny from leadershipΒ 
-Higher stress
-Longer and more complex sales cyclesΒ 

I say go for it.Β 
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Great list here. I'd also add as a con that you're probably going to notice how much more difficult prospecting becomes. It takes longer, it's harder to identify the decision makers, relationships matter way more, etc. It's absolutely worth making the move.
MMMGood
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Agreed. Org charts are much more complicated, and many times fluid.Β 
Savagedoge
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I’m all hears on the answers here tooπŸ‘‚
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
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Look at the manager of the enterprise team. Are they supportive and nurturing? Will they coach you on deal strategy? If so, do it, in the long run the highest earners in our space are enterprise. If the manager of that team is no good, be patient until they either have someone who is or you get head hunted. One thing I look for at enterprise; is the Enterprise leader the lowest earner on their team? If they are, you are in good hands. All the enterprise reps should be out earning their manager.Β 
CuriousFox
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Senior Account Executive
So there's more scrutiny, red tape, and legal involved in Enterprise deals. The cycles run long, and the internal processes feel like they hold you back.Β 

But once you get that commish check... 😏
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