Tie between my current company, and the time I worked for a State Farm agent.
Sr Sales Executive
So long ago it no longer exists.
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Too many to name. And honestly I wouldn’t name them here anyway. I like my anonymity.
Current role. Hands down.
Orange sprocket marketing platform company from city across the river from Boston. CEO nearly died in a snowmobile accident.
Dead CEOs of shit companies make good companies. I think.
If you want to stay anonymous just comment of what you heard off from friends
Payroll company, great ramp up comp plan everything else horrible
Senior Sales Executive
I really wish to say, however just cuz we're not allowed to use our companies names I guess I couldn't!
Enterprise Account Executive
Worked for an "internet marketing" agency that was part of a dying software development company. I would never go back to selling marketing services of any kind...
Director of Enterprise Sales
Last place I was at, was a real doozy. I was first real enterprise hire they had made in 15yr. Reneged on my ramp bonus half way through, comp plan was unachievable despite me closing $2m in 9mo (showed them how to fix it and they wouldn’t budge), built a revised comp/bonus plan that was equally unachievable, complete lack of training/systems/processes, CEO was totally aloof and CFO was a self-important misogynist. Reported to co-founder/CMO, he was a great guy, but was dealing with total chaos. Dealt with plenty of red flags until they refused to pay, I ain’t working for free.
Working for a supply chain company. Management is very nice but they’re too focused on short term. This will come back to bite them.
100%. They aren’t interested in hearing it. It’s all about hyper growth. 3x by EOY.
Except at the moment it’s been negative SQL/MQL growth this year.
Some are bankrupt :)
My first sales job out of college. Taught me a lot about not taking shit from people just because you have "V" in your title.
Several. But more the management teams than the company.
Division Sales Manager (North America)
RDM role for 4 months. I wrote the SOP's for travel planning, territory management meetings, post-trip reports, and trained the other RDM's who were all hired at the same time. Sales Director was one of the owners and treated us like property. Last day I was stranded on the highway during a snowstorm, went home to work remote for the day. He called me and said "if you're not in in 30mins I consider you quitting," and I live 40mins from the office. Got in, waited for him for 20 mins and he came out and fired me on the spot. I got a 4wk severance without him even knowing about it because the other owners were nice guys, but man that guy sucked.
Director of Sales, Americas
One company hired me as a VP of Sales with a solid base. They knew where I was located as it was positively discussed during the interview and they had no problem. Day 1 the CEO said, "I am paying you as if you lived in NYC. You need to move there or we are cutting your pay." I told him that doing that was unethical, he was aware of where I lived, he is paying me for my connections and experience (not geography) and if he ever tried that shit with me again he would be looking for a new sucker. I quit 9 months later because I saw even more crap as time went on.
Enterprise Business Development
Any expert network out there like Third Bridge, GLG, Guidepoint, etc. You're paid minimum wage because you're fresh out of college, you're made to do 100-200 cold outbounds a day on a big calling floor, and you're on 10-15 different projects at a time.
Once you hit your month quota, they keep pushing you even though it nets out to be ~$20 per close. Scam imo.